AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:46:36 -0400 Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:31:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML--Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1d1a SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran, Saudi Arabia fighting bloody proxy wars across region Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:26:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML--Mideast-Proxy.Wars/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Mideast-Proxy.Wars c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1a08 BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes on Sanaa herald Yemen's emergence as the latest theater for the proxy war between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite-dominated Iran. UN sounds positive note as Libya deal remains elusive Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:25:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML-Libya-Peace-Talks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Libya-Peace-Talks c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1aa0 SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Libya's peace talks sounded a positive note Thursday as negotiations between the rival governments took another break with a deal remaining elusive. Moroccan police block burial of prominent Islamist's widow Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:22:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML--Morocco-Islamist.Funeral/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Morocco-Islamist.Funeral c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1a9f RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Thousands of Islamists were in an hours-long standoff in Morocco's capital with hundreds of riot police when they were prevented from burying the widow of their spiritual leader. Syrian government shells kill 18 in south, activists say Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:56:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1c89 BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes and shelling in the country's south killed at least 18 people on Thursday, including three children, opposition activists said. After US airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:51:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML--Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1c52 TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city. Saudi state TV: Yemeni President Hadi has arrived in Saudi capital, a day after fleeing Aden Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:31:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1b5c CAIRO (AP) — Saudi state TV: Yemeni President Hadi has arrived in Saudi capital, a day after fleeing Aden. WHY IT MATTERS: The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:26:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML-Yemen-Why-It-Matters/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Yemen-Why-It-Matters c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1b5b Airstrikes by Saudi Arabia against Iran-backed Shiite rebels in turbulent Yemen have added a regional dimension to the conflict in the Arab world's poorest country. Five reasons why the world should care about what is happening there: Kuwaiti royal apologizes for raising case of alleged coup Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:41:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML-Kuwait/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Kuwait c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1bb0 KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwaiti member of the royal family has apologized for raising a case against former senior officials whom he accused of plotting a coup. Gulf equities slide as Saudi launches airstrikes on Yemen Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:15:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML--Gulf-Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Gulf-Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1c25 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stock markets across the Gulf Arab region and other parts of the Middle East closed slightly lower on Thursday, an expected tumble after Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes overnight on neighboring Yemen. Tunisians assure Star Wars sets safe from Islamic State Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:58:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML--Tunisia-Star.Wars/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Tunisia-Star.Wars c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1c3a TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian officials have sought to dampen down on worries that the sets from the iconic Star Wars movies are under threat from Islamic State militants. Tunisia: 23 arrested in connection with deadly museum attack Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:32:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML--Tunisia-Attacks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Tunisia-Attacks c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1c81 TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia police have arrested 23 people so far from the group behind the attack on the museum that killed 21, but Moroccan and Algerian suspects are still at large, said the country's top security official Thursday. Iraqi official: Security forces launch final phase of Tikrit ground assault after airstrikes Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:53:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1c5c TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi official: Security forces launch final phase of Tikrit ground assault after airstrikes. Amnesty says Gazan militants committed war crimes Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:24:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML--Palestinians-Gaza.War/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Palestinians-Gaza.War c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1f1f JERUSALEM (AP) — The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report Thursday that Palestinian militants committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza conflict by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate projectiles. Iran Foreign Ministry: airstrikes in Yemen a 'dangerous step' that will worsen crisis Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:37:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1ca8 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran Foreign Ministry: airstrikes in Yemen a 'dangerous step' that will worsen crisis. Yemen's conflict fuels calls for southern independence Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:13:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/26/ML--Yemen-Southern.Dream/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Yemen-Southern.Dream c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1cfc ADEN, Yemen (AP) — The flag of once-independent South Yemen is visible everywhere around this port city, once the country's capital. The banner — red, white, black and blue with a red star — is painted on walls, flown from homes, and flutters from the vehicles and checkpoints of militiamen in the streets. President of Yemen flees by sea; Saudis begin airstrikes Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:40:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/25/ML--Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-2431 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Yemen by sea Wednesday as Shiite rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south, captured its airport and put a bounty on his head, officials said. Hours later, Saudi Arabia announced it had begun airstrikes against the Houthi rebels. Yehuda Avner, Israeli diplomat and prime minister aide, dies Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:25:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/25/ML--Israel-Obit-Avner/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Obit-Avner c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-21d3 JERUSALEM (AP) — Yehuda Avner, a former Israeli diplomat and aide to a string of prime ministers who turned his insider stories about the country's leaders into a best-selling memoir, has died. Israel's Netanyahu takes conciliatory tone Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:24:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/25/ML-Israel-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Israel-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-219a JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, struck a conciliatory tone on Wednesday as he was formally tapped to form a new government, vowing to heal rifts in Israeli society and fix ties with the United States following an acrimonious election campaign. Saudis, Egypt consider intervention in Yemen, likely by air Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:15:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/03/25/ML--Yemen-Intervention/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Yemen-Intervention c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-2100 CAIRO (AP) — With Yemen's president swept out of power by Shiite rebels, neighboring Saudi Arabia and allies such as Egypt are considering whether and how to intervene to stop a takeover of the country by rebels they believe are backed by Shiite Iran.