AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:38:54 -0400 Turkey, Syrian Kurds on track for conflict in Northern Syria Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:28:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/23/Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:16a5 ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey signaled Tuesday it would step up its engagement in the Syrian war, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels massed along the border to assault one of the last frontier towns held by Islamic State militants. The Latest: UN says 65,000 fled fighting in Syria's Hasakeh Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:05:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/23/Syria-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Syria-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1754 BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local): Iraqi forces surround oil refinery south of Mosul Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:49:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/23/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1830 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces say they have surrounded an oil refinery after launching a push to retake the Islamic State-held town of Qayara, south of Mosul. Thousands of Yemenis stranded after Saudis close airport Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:15:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/23/ML--Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:180f SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Transportation Ministry says 7,600 Yemenis are unable to return home after a Saudi-led military coalition ordered the closure of the international airport amid stepped-up airstrikes against Shiite Houthi rebels. Iran parliament pushes back on military for Russian base use Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:30:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/23/ML--Iran/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iran c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:164a TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament on Tuesday pushed back against the military after it appeared to dismiss civilian oversight following Russia's use of an Iranian air base to launch airstrikes on Syria. Rights group: Bahrain systematically targets Shiite clerics Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:30:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/23/ML--Bahrain/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Bahrain c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:176b DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Human Rights Watch says Bahraini authorities are systematically targeting Shiite clerics and violating their rights to freedom of assembly following a decision to strip the country's top Shiite cleric of his nationality. British-Australian man gets bail in Dubai for charity charge Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:18:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/23/ML--Dubai-Charity.Arrest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Dubai-Charity.Arrest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:176c DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Supporters say a British-Australian man held in Dubai over a charge related to his charity advocacy has been freed on bail. Saudi court sends Egyptian to jail for espionage, sorcery Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:45:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/23/ML--Saudi.Arabia-Espionage/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Saudi.Arabia-Espionage c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1740 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi newspaper is reporting that an Egyptian man has been sentenced to six years in prison on charges of attempting to disturb public order, violating the kingdom's labor laws and communicating with a sorcerer to bewitch his employer. Israel uncovers illegal Palestinian weapons-making network Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:20:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/23/ML--Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:16f5 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has uncovered an illegal Palestinian weapons manufacturing network in the West Bank in one of its largest raids during a months-long crackdown on illicit arms, the military said Tuesday. Tehran renames street near Saudi Embassy for executed cleric Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:39:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/23/ML--Iran-Saudi.Arabia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iran-Saudi.Arabia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:16f6 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that Tehran's City Council has voted to rename a street near the Saudi Embassy for a Shiite cleric executed by the Sunni-ruled kingdom in January. Palestinians probe police's role in death of suspect Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:19:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/23/ML--Palestinians-Police.Probe/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Palestinians-Police.Probe c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:16ec RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian authorities say they have launched an investigation into the alleged beating death by West Bank police of a Palestinian man accused of killing two officers. IS struggles to retain grip as it loses ground in Iraq Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:10:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/23/ML--Iraq-Faltering.Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq-Faltering.Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1631 DIBAGA CAMP, Iraq (AP) — As the Islamic State group loses ground in Iraq, the militants are showing strains in their rule over areas they still control, growing more brutal, killing deserters and relying on younger and younger recruits, according to residents who fled battleground territories. Iran: Russia has stopped using Iran base for Syria strikes Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:40:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/22/Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1173 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Russia has stopped using an Iranian air base for launching airstrikes on Syria for the time being, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday, just hours after the Iranian defense minister criticized Moscow for having "kind of show-off and ungentlemanly" attitude by publicizing their actions. The Latest: Reports: Turkey strikes Kurds, IS in Syria Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:44:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/22/Syria-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Syria-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:11be BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Syrian war (all times local): Israel takes steps toward new settlement in volatile city Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:44:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/22/ML--Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1195 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Monday confirmed that they have begun the process of expanding an Israeli settlement in Hebron, a West Bank city that has been the focus of nearly a year of violence. Juvenile suicide bomber foiled in Kirkuk Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:16:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/22/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:11d0 IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A juvenile would-be suicide bomber was apprehended in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk before he was able to detonate his explosive belt, Iraqi police said Monday. Libya parliament votes no confidence in UN-backed government Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:15:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/22/ML-Libya/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Libya c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1256 BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's parliament voted "no confidence" in a U.N.-backed government on Monday in a major blow to international efforts to bring unity to the deeply divided North African country. Spokesman: Libya's parliament passes 'no confidence' vote in UN-backed government in blow to efforts to unite country Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:32:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/22/ML--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:123d BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Spokesman: Libya's parliament passes 'no confidence' vote in UN-backed government in blow to efforts to unite country. Jordan gets $100 million for education of Syrian refugees Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:12:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/22/ML--Jordan-Syrian.Refugees/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Jordan-Syrian.Refugees c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1207 AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Donor countries have pledged close to $100 million to help Jordan enroll all Syrian refugee children in the kingdom in schools next month. Iran's foreign ministry spokesman says Russia will stop using Iranian air base for Syria airstrikes for the time being Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/08/22/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:11b8 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign ministry spokesman says Russia will stop using Iranian air base for Syria airstrikes for the time being.