- The Latest: UN aid chief describes 'carnage' in Aleppo
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):
- Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported Wednesday.
- Some 59,000 Syrians, a new high, stranded on Jordan border
HADALAT, Jordan (AP) — The number of Syrian refugees gathered in remote desert areas on the Jordanian border and waiting to enter the kingdom has risen to a new high of 59,000, the commander of Jordan's Border Guard Forces said Wednesday.
- Egypt extends suspension of capital gains tax
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has extended the suspension of a capital gains tax on the stock market until May 2017.
Latest Mideast News