AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:52:57 -0500 Israel FM supports paying Arabs to leave Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:33:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/28/ML--Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-634c JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country. Leading Lebanese poet Saeed Akl dies at 102 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:54:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/28/ML-Lebanon-Obit-Akl/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Lebanon-Obit-Akl c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-634d BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state-run news agency says Saeed Akl, Lebanon's leading poet whose fame once spread throughout the Arab world, has died. He was 102. Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:14:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/28/ML-Lebanon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Lebanon c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-638b BEIRUT (AP) — Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital. Attacks kill 9 people in Iraq Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:42:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/28/ML-Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6369 BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say bombings and a shooting have killed nine people around the capital, Baghdad. 2 officers killed, 107 Islamists arrested in Egypt Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:18:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/28/ML--Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-63a6 CAIRO (AP) — Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed early Friday morning as security forces arrested more than 100 Islamists ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations. Rebels push forward in southern Syria Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:00:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/28/ML--Syria-Southern.Front/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Syria-Southern.Front c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-63cf BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of power Egypt braces for new Islamist protest Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:46:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/27/ML-Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-671d CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest Friday by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government and the defense of their religion, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force." Peres criticizes Israel's 'Jewish state' bill Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:31:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/27/ML-Israel-Jewish-State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Israel-Jewish-State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-66b6 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former president has come out against a bill floated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would define Israel as "the Jewish state." Pope condemns Islamic State violence Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:28:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/27/ML--Israel-Pope-Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Pope-Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-66f4 JERUSALEM (AP) — On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists. Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:39:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/27/ML--Egypt-Mubarak/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt-Mubarak c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-671c CAIRO (AP) — Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice. Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:06:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/27/ML--Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6812 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem. Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:43:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/27/ML-Islamic-State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Islamic-State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6799 BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday. Iran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:56:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/27/-Iran-Nuclear/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_-Iran-Nuclear c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-67cb TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a "fair" agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States. Syrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:12:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/27/ML--Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6821 DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus where troops and allied gunmen have been on the offensive for weeks, activists and state media said Thursday. With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:01:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/27/ML--Islamic.State-The.Tribes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Islamic.State-The.Tribes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6897 BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts — everything from cars to feed for their animals — while brutally suppressing those that resist with mass killings. American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:11:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/26/ML--Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-7003 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni official said Wednesday that it did not liberate five others, including an American journalist and a Briton who were moved elsewhere by their al-Qaida captors days before the raid. Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:35:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/26/ML--Israel-Spy.Balloons/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Spy.Balloons c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6e2d JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city's worst wave of violence in nearly a decade. Israeli leader seeks to revoke rights of inciters Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:59:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/26/ML--Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6de5 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he will work to revoke residency rights and social benefits of people who commit politically motivated violence and those who support them. Egypt court sentences 78 minors over protests Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:23:19 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/26/ML--Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6e94 CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judicial official says a court has sentenced 78 minors to up to five years in prison over their participation in Islamist demonstrations. AP Interview: Jordan prince calls for tolerance Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:30:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/11/26/ML--Jordan-Extremism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Jordan-Extremism c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6f78 AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Moderate Muslims must take a stand against religious extremists who violate the core values of Islam, a brother of Jordan's king said Wednesday.