AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:45:08 -0400 Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:27:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/ML--Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-50d JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly." Israel: 12-hour Gaza cease-fire to start Saturday Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:53:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/UN-United-Nations-Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_UN-United-Nations-Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7bcd JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning. Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:45:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/26/MD-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_MD-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7ba5 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning. Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:45:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/26/MD-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_MD-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7ba4 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning. AP ANALYSIS: Old story, new twists in Gaza war Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:55:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/ML--Gaza.Then.And.Now/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Gaza.Then.And.Now c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7ca9 CAIRO (AP) — The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault. Yemen's Shiite rebels pull out of northern city Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:53:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/ML-Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7d02 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels battling their conservative Sunni rivals from one of the country's largest tribes have pulled out of a northern city they captured earlier this month, the rebels' spokesman said Friday. Gunmen kill 2 senior officers in Egypt's Sinai Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:43:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/ML--Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-3d0 EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed two senior Egyptian officers in the country's volatile Sinai Peninsula where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants, a security official said. Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:32:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/ML-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-490 AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military official said. Eyewitnesses said the object was a drone. Hezbollah leader vows to support Gazans Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:22:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/ML-Gaza-Hezbollah/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Gaza-Hezbollah c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7ddc BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group vowed on Friday to support Palestinian militants battling Israeli troops in Gaza, even as his own fighters are bogged down in the war in neighboring Syria. In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:05:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/ML-Palestinians-Youngest-Victims-Photo-Essay/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Palestinians-Youngest-Victims-Photo-Essay c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7df0 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting. Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:10:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/ML-Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-465 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric made a thinly veiled appeal to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, calling upon political leaders Friday not to "cling" to their posts at the expense of political stability as lawmakers struggle to form a new government that can tackle rising violence in the country. A prominent Libyan activist abducted amid clashes Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:56:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/ML-Libya/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Libya c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-3cf CAIRO (AP) — Father of well-known Libyan activist says armed men abducted his son in the capital Tripoli, which is witnessing ongoing battles between heavily armed militias. Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:26:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/ML-United-States-Mideast/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-United-States-Mideast c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-44e CAIRO (AP) — Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants. Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:55:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/ML--Iraq-Sunni.Militia.Troubles/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq-Sunni.Militia.Troubles c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-486 BAGHDAD (AP) — Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer. Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:22:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/25/ML--Israel-Palestinians-Tunnel.Threat/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Palestinians-Tunnel.Threat c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-4e7 JERUSALEM (AP) — A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:08:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/24/ML-Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-bae GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard. In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:56:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/24/ML-Egypt-Gaza/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Egypt-Gaza c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-75a CAIRO (AP) — In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at. The militant group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its border with the tiny, blockaded strip of territory. Burkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing air Algerie flight found in Mali Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:55:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/24/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-759 OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing air Algerie flight found in Mali . Burkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing air Algerie flight found in Mali Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:55:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/24/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-758 OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing air Algerie flight found in Mali . Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:31:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/07/24/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-b56 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed dozens of people and Islamic militants destroyed a Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah, underscoring the overwhelming challenges facing the divided nation.