Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press

Sarah El Deeb

The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Sarah:

'The mouth of a bear': Ukrainian refugees sent to Russia

NARVA, Estonia (AP) — For weeks Natalya Zadoyanova had lost contact with her younger brother Dmitriy, who was trapped in the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. → Read More

Ignoring the richest of Russia’s rich: Biden’s sanctions exclude Putin’s oligarchs

An estimated $800 billion is held overseas by wealthy Russians, some of it invested in everything from Facebook (Alisher Usmanov) to English soccer teams (Roman Abramovich) → Read More

US sanctions on Russian oligarchs miss richest of rich

Experts say the sanctions on oligarchs announced by President Joe Biden this week in response to the invasion of Ukraine may do little to dim the jet-setting lifestyles of Russia’s ultra-rich — much less force a withdrawal of tanks and troops → Read More

US sanctions on Russian oligarchs miss richest of rich

WASHINGTON (AP) — The term Russian oligarch conjures images of posh London mansions, gold-plated Bentleys and sleek superyachts in the Mediterranean, their decks draped with partiers dripping in jewels. → Read More

After week-long battle, US-backed Kurdish group recaptures Syria prison from IS

Syrian Democratic Forces say Islamic State fighters used children as human shields in bold attack at Gweiran complex; almost 200 said killed → Read More

Lebanon inks deals to receive electricity from Jordan via Syria

Agreements expected to bring crisis-ridden nation up to 250 megawatts daily within two months, enough for about two hours of power a day; World Bank to finance arrangement → Read More

Syrian Kurdish forces say they have freed hostages in Islamic State prison attack

Injured Australian teen inside Gweiran prison in northeastern Syria describes non-stop shooting, says many children killed; Kurds say 550 inmates have surrendered → Read More

Syria Kurdish forces close in on IS-controlled prison wing

Forces were deploying within the prison facility and taking over buildings near its northern wing. → Read More

IS using hundreds of minors as human shields as Syrian prison standoff continues

Faceoff follows bold assault by the extremists that breached the premises of Gweiran Prison, allowing an unknown number of militants to escape → Read More

IS jailbreak, attacks in Syria, Iraq raise alarm; scores die

The separate attacks are believed to be some of the largest since IS lost the final sliver of territory it held nearly three years ago. → Read More

IS jailbreak, attacks in Syria, Iraq raise alarm; scores die

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group unleashed its biggest attack in Syria since the fall of its “caliphate” three years ago. More than 100 militants assaulted the main prison h… → Read More

IS jailbreak, attacks in Syria, Iraq raise alarm; scores die

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group unleashed its biggest attack in Syria since the fall of its “caliphate” three years ago. More than 100 militants assaulted the main prison holding suspected extremists, sparking a battle with U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that continued 24 hours later and left dozens dead on Friday. → Read More

Tens of thousands of Lebanese left without internet amid fuel crisis

One provider only remains online, after a resident donates diesel; nation continues to collapse within throes of worst financial and economic crisis in its history → Read More

Lebanese Christian leader: Our alliance with Hezbollah no longer working

Televised speech by Free Patriotic Movement head Bassil signals unprecedented level of frustration with group, suggests 2006 alliance credited with maintaining peace in jeopardy → Read More

4 Syrians die after burning coal for heat in south Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian mother and her three children died in their sleep after inhaling toxic fumes from burning coal to heat their room in a village in southern → Read More

4 Syrian refugees die after burning coal for heat in southern Lebanon

Mother and three young children declared dead of asphyxiation in the southern village of Kharayab → Read More

Fire contained after reported Israeli attack on Syrian port

BEIRUT (AP) — Firefighters contained a blaze that raged for hours in Syria's port of Latakia on Tuesday, officials said, hours after Israel launched missiles from the Mediterranean Sea, igniting → Read More

New Syrian migrants seek Europe, driven by post-war misery

Though horrors of war have abated, many have lost hope in a future at home amid poverty and corruption, while some still fear for their personal safety → Read More

Lebanese minister who criticized Saudi war in Yemen resigns in gesture to Riyadh

George Kordahi expresses hope much-anticipated move will open way for easing unprecedented diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab countries → Read More

Families of Beirut blast victims rally for probe to resume

Families of the victims of last year’s explosion in Beirut’s port have rallied outside Lebanon’s top court to denounce what they say are intentional obstructions in the probe of the devastating blast → Read More