AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:44:21 -0500 Egypt's IS affiliate claims Sinai attacks that killed 26 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:38:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/30/ML-Egypt-Sinai/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Egypt-Sinai c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-bab EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26 security officers. Simultaneous attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 26 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:25:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML-Egypt-Sinai/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Egypt-Sinai c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-10ca EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least 26 security officers. New Saudi king reshuffles cabinet Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:44:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML--Saudi.Arabia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Saudi.Arabia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-fc0 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's official news agency says King Salman has reshuffled the cabinet after assuming the throne last week. Egypt state TV: Toll rises to 20 killed, 36 wounded in simultaneous Sinai attacks Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:18:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1022 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt state TV: Toll rises to 20 killed, 36 wounded in simultaneous Sinai attacks. Attacks kill 19 people in Iraq Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:23:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML-Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-126f BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings and a shooting killed at least 19 people around the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday, including soldiers and Shiite militiamen, officials said. Egypt state TV says 6 killed, 18 wounded in Sinai attacks Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:02:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-10a1 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt state TV says 6 killed, 18 wounded in Sinai attacks. Islamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:03:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML-Japan-Islamic-State-Thumbnails/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Japan-Islamic-State-Thumbnails c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1283 AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group. Egyptian women rally to denounce killing of female protester Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:27:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML--Egypt-Killed.Protester/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt-Killed.Protester c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-120e CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Egyptian women rallied Thursday to protest the killing of a female protester during a peaceful protest last week, accusing the police of shooting her and demanding her killers be brought to justice. Yemen rebels seize military base outside capital Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:19:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML-Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1254 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels took over a key military base south of Sanaa where U.S. advisers had previously trained counter-terrorism forces, officials said Thursday. Syria government airstrikes kill at least 8 in IS-held city Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:41:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-11c1 BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say government airstrikes have killed at least eight people in a northern town held by the Islamic State. Netanyahu blasts Iran for Hezbollah attack on Lebanon border Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:36:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML--Israel-Lebanon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Lebanon c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1325 SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday blamed Iran for a deadly flare-up along the Lebanese border, the deadliest escalation on the disputed frontier since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel. Rights group blasts IS for atrocities Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:07:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML--Islamic.State-Human.Rights/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Islamic.State-Human.Rights c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-12c5 BEIRUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday blasted Islamic State militants over their atrocities, but also criticized the "sectarian and abusive" policies of the Syrian and Iraqi governments, saying they fuel extremism. Failed Iraqi bomber at center of international hostage drama Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:42:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML--Islamic.State-Jailed.Bomber/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Islamic.State-Jailed.Bomber c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-120f BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt. Jordan says al-Qaida prisoner still in country, raises doubt about meeting IS release deadline Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:02:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-123d AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan says al-Qaida prisoner still in country, raises doubt about meeting IS release deadline. As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:59:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML--Iraq-Road.to.Mosul/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq-Road.to.Mosul c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-136b ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag — a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove by, a similar white banner flying from their windows. Kuwaiti gets 5 years in jail for Twitter posts Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:27:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML--Kuwait/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Kuwait c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1265 KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwaiti defense lawyer says an appeals court has upheld a ruling against a Twitter user and ordered him jailed for five years over comments he posted online deemed insulting to the ruler of the Gulf nation. Israeli center-left alliance looks to unseat Netanyahu Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:40:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/29/ML-Israel-Alternative-Alliance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Israel-Alternative-Alliance c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-137c JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared almost certain to be returned once more to office. But a new center-left alliance has surged past his Likud party in the polls, turning the March 17 contest into a toss-up. Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:59:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/28/ML--Israel-Lebanon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Lebanon c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1a4d SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly clashes that marked the most serious escalation since the sides' 2006 war. Yemen rebels beat, detain demonstrators in capital Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:03:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/28/ML-Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1934 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Rebels who control the Yemeni capital beat back dozens of people marching in protest against them on Wednesday, firing automatic rifles in the air and striking protesters with batons and knives. Libya hotel attack signals growing reach of Islamic State Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:50:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/01/28/ML-Libya/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Libya c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1a74 TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Militants loyal to the Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly and complex attack on a hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli, signaling an expansion of the jihadi group's reach in the chaotic North African state while raising questions about the extent of coordination with leaders in Syria and Iraq.