AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:15:12 -0400 Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/17/ML-Iran-Forgiven-Killer/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Iran-Forgiven-Killer c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2ac4 The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian media. Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:28:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/17/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2833 BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said. UN envoy urges Syria's warring sides to save Homs Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:10:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/17/ML--Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2997 BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Syria says the besieged central city of Homs has become a "theater of death and destruction," urging both sides in the country's civil war to return to negotiations. Algerians trickle to polls in presidential vote Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:08:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/17/ML-Algeria-Presidential-Elections/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Algeria-Presidential-Elections c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2834 ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians trickled into voting booths on a sunshine-drenched Thursday to elect the president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election dominated by the ailing incumbent running for a fourth term. Mubadala posts strong profits for Abu Dhabi Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:29:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/17/ML--Abu.Dhabi-Earns-Mubadala/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Abu.Dhabi-Earns-Mubadala c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2961 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi's Mubadala state investment company says profits last year tripled to roughly $395 million on the back of a strong performance from international investments. Israel arrests Arab journalist over Lebanon visit Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:53:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/17/ML--Israel-Lebanon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Lebanon c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2878 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service said on Thursday that it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country. Key things to know as Algeria votes for president Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:00:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/17/ML-Algeria-Election-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Algeria-Election-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2843 ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians went to the polls Thursday to elect the president of their oil-rich country, a key U.S. ally in the fight against terror and a major natural gas provider to Europe. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to win, despite suffering a stroke that left him unable to campaign for a fourth term in office. Iraqi officials: Gunmen attack military base in the country's north, kill at least 10 soldiers Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:37:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/17/ML--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2835 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: Gunmen attack military base in the country's north, kill at least 10 soldiers. Jordanian fighter jet crashes; pilot killed Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:24:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/17/ML-Jordan-Military-Plane-Crash-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Jordan-Military-Plane-Crash- c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2827 AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian military official says one of its fighter jets has crashed during a training flight, killing the pilot. Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:55:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/17/ML--Israel-Visiting.Palestine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Visiting.Palestine c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:27b0 RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world. Moderate earthquake jolts southern Iran Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:35:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/17/ML--Iran-Earthquake/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iran-Earthquake c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:276c TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district in the south of the country. The quake was moderate and no injuries were reported. Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/16/ML-Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:20b6 BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable. Egypt Islamist sentenced to 7 years for forgery Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:21:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/16/ML--Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2130 CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court convicted an ultraconservative Islamist and ally of ousted President Mohammed Morsi of forging official documents to conceal that his mother was a U.S. citizen, and sentenced him Wednesday to seven years in prison. Algerian election faces disaffected populace Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:12:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/16/ML--Algeria-Dysfunctional.Elections/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Algeria-Dysfunctional.Elections c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:20a2 ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians. Prominent human rights lawyer detained in Saudi Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:35:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/16/ML--Saudi-Human.Rights/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Saudi-Human.Rights c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:228c DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi activists say authorities have detained a prominent human rights lawyer in the capital. Detained Berlusconi ally taken ill in Lebanon Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:17:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/16/ML--Lebanon-Italy-Mafia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Lebanon-Italy-Mafia c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2270 BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security official says a longtime ally of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi detained in Lebanon has been moved to a Beirut hospital after falling ill. Watchdog: Rise in targeted media killings in Syria Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:13:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/16/ML--Syria-Journalists/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Syria-Journalists c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2243 BEIRUT (AP) — A spike in targeted murders of journalists in Syria landed the war-shattered country for the first time on the Committee to Protect Journalists' annual Impunity Index, joining a list of countries where journalists' killings are most likely to go unpunished, the international watchdog said Wednesday. Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:44:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/16/ML-Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:203c JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said. Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:37:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/16/ML-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2078 AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesday, in an unusual move at a time of tensions between the desert kingdom and Damascus. Session to elect Lebanon president on April 23 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:12:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/04/16/ML--Lebanon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Lebanon c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:20b7 BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's parliament speaker on Wednesday called for a meeting to elect a new president on April 23, kicking off what is expected to be a lengthy and fiercely contested vote for the country's top Christian post amid regional unrest.