PM denies Islamic State group presence in Algeria
IN GUEZZAM, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's prime minister insists the radical Islamic State group has no presence in Algeria, despite the recent kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker.
Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 10 Houthi rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide car bomb on Monday targeted a house used by Shiite Houthi rebels in a town south of Sanaa, killing at least 10 and injuring 15, security officials said, in an attack that bore all the hallmarks of al-Qaida.
Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and calling on Palestinians to defend a contested Jerusalem holy site "by any means."
Iran military ready to ship equipment to Lebanon
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister said his country is ready to ship defensive materials to Lebanon to aid its army in the fight against Sunni extremists on Monday, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported.
Turkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into Kobani
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — In a significant shift, Turkey's top diplomat announced on Monday that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to "give support" to fellow Kurds defending the border town of Kobani from Islamic State militants.
Final ruling set for US couple convicted in Qatar
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — An American couple convicted in Qatar of child endangerment will receive a final verdict on their appeal on November 30, a Qatari judge announced on Monday.
Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 43
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Monday gave his support to the new government battling the Islamic State group as militants unleashed a wave of deadly attacks on the country's majority Shiite community, killing at least 43 people.
Death toll hits 65 in Libya's eastern strife
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official says fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militias and pro-government fighters has left 65 people dead as fierce battles continued for a sixth day.
Iran arrest 4 over acid attack
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women, according to a report by the official IRNA news agency.
Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) — Residents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two buildings in the area before dawn Monday — a step likely to raise already heightened tensions in the disputed neighborhood.
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