AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:04:15 -0400 Iran Guard rejects inspection of military sites Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:02:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/19/ML--Iran-Nuclear/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iran-Nuclear c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-296 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers. Yemen militia says it is besieging rebels at strategic base Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:31:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/18/ML-Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-680 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Militiamen loyal to Yemen's exiled president besieged an air base Saturday once crucial to the U.S. drone program targeting al-Qaida militants in the country, trying to dislodge the Shiite rebels holding the complex, a spokesman said. Sudan newspaper quotes governor as saying rebels kill 136 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:02:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/18/ML--Sudan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Sudan c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-5fa KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese newspapers are quoting a governor as saying that rebels have killed 136 civilians in attacks during the presidential election that ended last week. After Israeli elections, US Zionists cast votes of their own Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:28:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/18/US-Zionist-Elections/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_US-Zionist-Elections c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-610 NEW YORK (AP) — Call it the other Israel election. Iraqi soldiers enter refinery amid Islamic State attacks Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:25:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/18/ML-Islamic-State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Islamic-State c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-690 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers surrounded and entered the country's biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior official said. Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:58:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/18/ML--Egypt-Running.Cairo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt-Running.Cairo c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-6b8 CAIRO (AP) — Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long runs through one of the world's most crowded and chaotic cities. Israel, Palestinians agree on tax revenue transfer Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:00:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/18/ML-Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-678 RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he has reached an agreement with Israel in which essential tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians will be transferred following a four-month freeze. Rouhani says Saudis will harvest hatred in Yemen Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:25:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/18/ML--Iran-Saudi/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iran-Saudi c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-6fa TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized Saudi Arabia Saturday, warning that the Saudi royal family in Riyadh will harvest the hatred it is sowing in Yemen through its airstrike campaign. Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:59:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/17/ML--Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-d2c BAGHDAD (AP) — He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Al-Qaida in Yemen takes massive weapons depot from army Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:32:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/17/ML-Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-cbb SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's Yemen branch routed government forces from a large weapons depot in the country's east on Friday, seizing dozens of tanks, Katyusha rocket launchers and small arms, security officials said, as airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition intensified in the capital, Sanaa, and also in Yemen's second-largest city. Hezbollah blames Saudi Arabia for spread of extremism Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:07:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/17/ML-Lebanon-Hezbollah-Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Lebanon-Hezbollah-Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-b69 BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched his harshest criticism yet of Saudi Arabia on Friday, blaming the kingdom for the spread of extremist ideology in the Muslim world and the killing of civilians in Yemen. After Alps crash, Turkish Air CEO urges pilots to marry Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:20:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/17/EU--Turkey-Turkish.Airlines/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_EU--Turkey-Turkish.Airlines c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-d36 ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish Airlines' CEO has one possible solution to avoid another case like last month's Germanwings crash: have pilots get married. Wave of bombings kills 40 people in Iraqi capital Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:50:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/17/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-bc1 BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings ripped through Baghdad on Friday, mainly targeting public places and killing at least 40 people, Iraqi officials said. Car bomb explodes outside US Consulate in northern Iraqi city of Irbil Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:19:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/17/ML--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-be4 IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Car bomb explodes outside US Consulate in northern Iraqi city of Irbil. Syrian president blames Turkey for loss of northwestern city Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:56:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/17/ML--Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-cd7 BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad blamed Turkey in remarks published Friday for the fall last month of Syria's northwestern city of Idlib to Islamic fighters, saying Ankara provided "huge support" — logistic and military — that played the key role in the defeat of his forces. Algeria sees leadership vacuum in face of oil challenges Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:14:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/17/ML--Algeria-Leadership.Vacuum/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Algeria-Leadership.Vacuum c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-cea ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — When Abdelaziz Bouteflika ran for a fourth term as Algeria's president a year ago, the opposition cautioned that he would be too sick to govern. Bahrain criticizes report on ongoing rights violations Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:38:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/17/ML--Bahrain/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Bahrain c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-d94 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain is hitting back at an Amnesty International report alleging that government reforms have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the Gulf country four years after it was rocked by widespread anti-government protests. Amid chaos, Al-Qaida consolidates hold of Yemen province Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:13:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/16/ML-Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-1350 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country's largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airport, an oil terminal and the area's main military base, and striking an alliance with local tribal leaders to administer the region. Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:16:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/16/ML-Islamic-State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Islamic-State c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-131b BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, as the Islamic State group closed in on the capital of western Anbar province, clashing with Iraqi troops and turning it into a ghost town. Polls close in Sudan's presidential, legislative elections Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:16:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/04/16/ML-Sudan-Election/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Sudan-Election c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-1184 KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Polls have closed in Sudan's presidential and legislative elections, with President Omar al-Bashir expected to extend his 25-year rule following an opposition boycott of the vote.