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Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left mo... Full Story

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  • Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites
    Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances earlier in the day deepened a sense of uncertaity in the country.

  • Bombings, mortar fire kill 13 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombs and mortar fire killed 13 people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.

  • Syria blasts coalition against Islamic State

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's parliament speaker said Sunday that the U.S. should work with Damascus to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations which he accused of supporting terrorism.

  • UN General Assembly to focus on war on extremists
    UN General Assembly to focus on war on extremists

    NEW YORK (AP) — A brutal terrorist organization that calls itself a state but lacks recognition from any government will take center stage when more than 140 heads of state and government convene for the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly this week.

  • Arab states lag in media war against extremists
    Arab states lag in media war against extremists

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab govenments to stem its appeal.

  • Yemen state news agency says prime minister has resigned

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen state news agency says prime minister has resigned.

  • Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen in Egypt's capital
    Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen in Egypt's capital

    CAIRO (AP) — A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Nile-side Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

  • Egypt to host post-Gaza war talks this week

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Egypt will host a brief round of indirect talks this week between Israelis and Palestinians on a sustained Gaza cease-fire deal, as well as negotiations between Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah on who should run the territory, a Palestinian official said Sunday.

  • Chinese destroyer docks in Iran, first such visit

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Chinese destroyer has docked in a southern Iranian port in the first such visit to the country by the Chinese navy, Iran's state television reported on Sunday.

  • AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
    AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

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