AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:25:09 -0400 Renewed Yemen clashes kill 4 civilians Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:18:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/20/ML--Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3745 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A third day of fighting in Yemen's capital pitting Shiite rebels against Sunni militiamen and army units killed at least four civilians and three fighters on Saturday, security and health officials said. Kurds head to Syria from Turkey to fight militants Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:11:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/20/ML--Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-373f BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters have crossed from Turkey into neighboring Syria to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants, activists said Saturday. Fighting there led another prominent Kurdish official to appeal for international assistance in their battle against the extremists. Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostage Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:52:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/20/ML--Islamic.State-British.Hostage/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Islamic.State-British.Hostage c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3790 CAIRO (AP) — A renowned jihadi ideologue on Saturday urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies. AP NewsAlert Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:14:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/20/APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3823 ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed. Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:02:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/19/ML-Syria-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Syria- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3d30 BEIRUT (AP) — Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours. Bahrain: Protesters dismiss government plans Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:14:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/19/ML-Bahrain/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Bahrain c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3c5a MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the tiny island nation of Bahrain on Friday to protest a proposal by the country's leadership for legislative, security and judicial reforms. Bomb attacks kill at least 31 people in Iraq Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:08:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/19/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3dc9 BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country. Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:38:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/19/ML--Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3e58 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in Sanaa for a second day Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people and have shaken the Yemeni capital with thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged into the sort of sectarian conflicts that have plagued other nations in the region. Bomb kills 2 Lebanese soldiers near Syria border Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:20:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/19/ML--Lebanon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Lebanon c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3da3 BEIRUT (AP) — Attackers detonated a roadside bomb against a passing army truck near the Syrian border Friday, killing two soldiers and wounding three in the latest spillover from the civil war next door. Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:19:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/19/ML--Iran-Arrests-Happy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iran-Arrests-Happy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3d52 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A defense lawyer in Iran says six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes. Morocco expands laws against jihad seekers Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:34:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/19/ML-Morocco-Terrorism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Morocco-Terrorism c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3da4 RABAT, Morocco (AP) — With hundreds of Moroccans heading to Syria and Iraq to fight with extremists groups, Morocco has presented a new law criminalizing training with extremists or attempting to reach their camps. Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:14:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/19/ML--Iraq-Threatened.Antiquities/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq-Threatened.Antiquities c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-3e57 BAGHDAD (AP) — For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria. Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:51:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/18/ML--Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-44ef BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militiamen backed by tanks defiantly advanced Thursday in Syria, capturing more than 20 Kurdish villages as the international community strains to assemble a coalition that might destroy them. Yemen's Shiite rebels attack state TV building Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:17:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/18/ML--Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-44e0 Sanaa, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's state television said on Thursday that its headquarters in a northwestern suburb of the capital Sanaa has come under attack by Shiite rebels. British hostage appears in new video Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:04:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/18/ML--Syria-Islamic.State-British.Hostage/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Syria-Islamic.State-British.Hostage c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4379 BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists. Series of attacks kills at least 36 in Iraq Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:49:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/18/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4475 BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bomb and mortar shell attacks in and around Baghdad killed at least 36 people, Iraqi officials said Thursday, in an assault that underscored the threat posed to the Iraqi capital by marauding Islamic militants that have seized large parts of country. Israeli museum unveils ancient Jewish prayer book Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:59:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/18/ML--Israel-Ancient.Prayer.Book/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Ancient.Prayer.Book c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4359 JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli museum on Thursday unveiled what it says in the oldest known Jewish prayer book in the world, dating back to the 9th century A.D. Iraqi officials say suicide bombing, mortar fire kill 15 people in Baghdad Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:43:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/18/ML--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-427a BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say suicide bombing, mortar fire kill 15 people in Baghdad. Leading Bahrain activist released from jail Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:12:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/18/ML--Bahrain/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Bahrain c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-43aa MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahraini authorities on Thursday released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, who was being held for questioning after her arrest on arrival in the Gulf Arab country last month. AP Interview: Hamas No. 2 says war a lesser option Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:04:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/18/ML--Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-43be GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas does not want another war with Israel, the Islamic militant group's No. 2 leader said in an interview Thursday, but he suggested more fighting is inevitable unless a deal is reached on ending seven years of Israeli-Egyptian border closures of Hamas-ruled Gaza.