AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:45:07 -0400 Poll says Palestinian support for Hamas rises Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:29:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/02/ML-Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:54e4 JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian opinion poll suggests Hamas' popularity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has risen dramatically following its war against Israel. Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:59:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/02/ML-Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:546e BAGHDAD (AP) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes. Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:40:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/02/ML-Iran/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Iran c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:546f TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:18:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/02/ML--Libya/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Libya c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:543d CAIRO (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday. Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:00:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/02/Syria-Peacekeepers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Syria-Peacekeepers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:54a1 BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday. Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:22:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/02/ML--Tunisia-Assassination.Attempt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Tunisia-Assassination.Attempt c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:544c TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A secular Tunisian parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by six masked gunmen who surrounded his home early Tuesday in a city near the Algerian border, the Interior Ministry said. Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:51:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/01/ML-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4fed BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:44:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/01/ML-Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:503b BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town. Rights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:13:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/01/ML-Egypt-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Egypt- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:50d7 CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, calling for his release. Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:49:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/01/ML--Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:5128 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni presidential envoy traveled Monday to the northern stronghold of powerful Shiite rebels for a last-minute effort to end a standoff with the government, an official and a rebel representative said. Body of slain soldier returned to Lebanese army Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:58:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/01/ML-Lebanon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Lebanon c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:5098 BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's military received the remains of a soldier Monday who was held by Islamic militants, the state-run news agency said. The soldier, Sgt. Ali Sayid, was believed decapitated. Libya parliament asks ex-premier to form Cabinet Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:03:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/01/ML-Libya-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Libya- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:505d CAIRO (AP) — Libya's elected parliament tasked Monday the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government as the outgoing Cabinet acknowledged it had lost control of the capital to Islamist-allied militias. Report: Former Iran vice president convicted Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:36:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/01/ML--Iran-Corruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iran-Corruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:505e TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former vice president has been convicted of a charge that includes a prison term and a cash fine, a spokesman for the Islamic Republic's judiciary said Monday, though details about the case were not announced. Israeli children return to school after Gaza war Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:01:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/01/ML--Israel-Back.to.School/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Back.to.School c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:504e KIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel (AP) — Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while schools in Gaza remained shuttered as the territory recovered from the fighting. Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:57:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/09/01/ML-Iran-Internet/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Iran-Internet c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4fee TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president Monday urged the country's clerics to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:58:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/08/31/ML--Libya/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Libya c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4c5c TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:18:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/08/31/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4c03 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said. Egypt delays deadline for criticized NGO registry Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:15:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/08/31/ML-Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4cca CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities pushed back Sunday a deadline for local and international non-government organizations to register under a restrictive law or risk being shut down, a decision that was criticized as a way to silence critics of the government, a government official said. Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:48:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/08/31/ML--Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4c04 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and several Arab countries should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip while disarming Hamas militants who rule the territory, Israel's finance minister said Sunday. Islamist militia group says it has 'secured' a US Embassy compound in Libya's capital Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:28:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2014/08/31/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4c5d TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Islamist militia group says it has 'secured' a US Embassy compound in Libya's capital.