AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:30:15 -0400 The Latest: Bahrain's foreign minister tweets Peres tribute Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:28:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/29/ML--Israel-Shimon.Peres-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Shimon.Peres-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:1400 JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local): Israel's leaders lay wreaths beside casket of Shimon Peres Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:03:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/29/ML--Israel-Shimon.Peres/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Shimon.Peres c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:1364 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin put down wreaths beside the casket of Israel's ninth President Shimon Peres on Thursday morning, as preparations for his funeral were underway. The Latest: Obama orders flags at half-staff for Peres Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:06:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML--Israel-Obit-Peres-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Obit-Peres-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:c8d JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local): World figures to attend funeral of Israel's Shimon Peres Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:00:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/Shimon-Peres-Funeral-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Shimon-Peres-Funeral-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:dc8 JERUSALEM (AP) — The following world figures have confirmed attendance at Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday: Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:56:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML--Obit-Shimon.Peres-A.Life/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Obit-Shimon.Peres-A.Life c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:cb0 JERUSALEM (AP) — At every corner of Israel's tumultuous history, Shimon Peres was there. World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:55:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/Obit-Shimon.Peres-World/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Obit-Shimon.Peres-World c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:d38 LONDON (AP) — Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres on Wednesday, praising him as a visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East. Reaction to the death of Israel's Shimon Peres Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:52:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/Shimon.Peres-Quotebox/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Shimon.Peres-Quotebox c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:dac Quotes from around the world after the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and elder statesman of Israeli politics, at age 93. Arabs greet Peres death with silence and animosity Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:39:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML--Peres-Arabs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Peres-Arabs c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:108a JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shimon Peres was widely admired around the world as a peacemaker and visionary, but the view in the Arab world was more complex: Memories linger of another Peres, who built up Israel's military might, waged war in Lebanon and promoted policies seen as harmful to the Palestinians. The Latest: France working on UN resolution for Syria truce Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:28:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/Syria-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Syria-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:ebf BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local): Syrian government attacks 2 hospitals, bread line in Aleppo Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:21:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:e0c BEIRUT (AP) — Government shelling and airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo landed near a bread distribution center and two hospitals Wednesday, killing seven people and putting at least one of the medical facilities completely out of service, activists and medics said. Aid group: Coalition bombed Yemen hospital to hit vehicle Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:02:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML-Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:f9f CAIRO (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says an internal investigation into the bombing of a hospital in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition shows that the airstrike was aimed at a vehicle carrying people wounded from a previous attack. Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:42:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML--Israel-Obit-Peres/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Obit-Peres c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:c41 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together world leaders and dignitaries. Egypt sentences 40 suspected IS members to life in prison Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:08:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML-Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:e93 CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 40 people to life in prison over alleged ties to the Islamic State group and for helping recruit youth to join the extremists in Syria and Iraq. Qatar Airways, BA parent IAG set up revenue-sharing deal Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:01:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML-Qatar-Britain-Airlines/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Qatar-Britain-Airlines c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:e62 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways and the parent of British Airways are setting up a revenue-sharing business partnership. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas extends 'sorrow and sympathy' over Peres' death, praises him for pursuing peace Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:17:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:e48 RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas extends 'sorrow and sympathy' over Peres' death, praises him for pursuing peace. US rights group says abuse rife in notorious Egypt prison Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:43:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML--Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:e30 CAIRO (AP) — Authorities at a maximum-security prison in the Egyptian capital routinely abuse political prisoners by cramming them into packed cells, cutting off access to families and lawyers, and blocking medical treatment, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Etihad flight to Sydney turns back after engine fails Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:44:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML--Emirates-Emergency.Landing/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Emirates-Emergency.Landing c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:df5 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' national airline says one of its flights made an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi after an engine failed shortly after takeoff. Suspected IS militants kill 3 police, 1 civilian in Egypt Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:39:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML--Egypt-Sinai/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt-Sinai c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:df6 EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian police statement says three policemen and a civilian have been shot dead by suspected Islamic State group militants who ambushed their taxi in the coastal city of el-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula. Drone fly-by closes Dubai's busy airport for a half hour Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:34:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML--Dubai.Airport-Drone/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Dubai.Airport-Drone c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:dc7 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Officials say Dubai International Airport closed for a half hour after a drone flew by its airspace. Israeli Foreign Ministry: Obama, Clintons, pope and Prince Charles to attend Shimon Peres' funeral. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:04:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/09/28/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:dae JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Foreign Ministry: Obama, Clintons, pope and Prince Charles to attend Shimon Peres' funeral.