AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:30:08 -0400 The Latest: Russian envoy attacks UN official over Aleppo Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:26:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/26/Syria-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Syria-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6076 BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in the civil war in Syria (all times local): IS driving hundreds into Mosul, using them as human shields Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:45:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/26/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-60f0 QAYARA, Iraq (AP) — Islamic State militants have been going door to door in villages south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint on a mileslong trek into the city and using them as human shields as the extremists prepare to defend it from Iraqi forces, according to residents swept up in the forced evacuations. Mosul Today: Civilians on the move as Mosul fight progresses Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:43:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/26/ML--Iraq-The.Mosul.Offensive.Today/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq-The.Mosul.Offensive.Today c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-5ee5 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces moved more than 1,000 people out of villages near Mosul that were recently retaken from the Islamic State group for their safety, officials said Wednesday, as witnesses and Iraqi commanders said the militants have driven hundreds of civilians into the city, using them as human shields. Israel charges 13 seen in extremist wedding video Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:38:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/26/ML-Israel-Radical-Wedding/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Israel-Radical-Wedding c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-5fb0 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has charged 13 people in connection with a video from a Jewish wedding party showing a frenzied crowd brandishing military-issued rifles and stabbing a photo of a Palestinian toddler killed in an arson attack. Israeli military says soldier wounded by fire from Lebanon Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:34:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/26/ML-Israel-Lebanon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Israel-Lebanon c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6093 JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded by fire from Lebanon on Wednesday, the military said, in a rare flare-up along a border that has remained largely calm for the past decade. Syria airstrikes kill 22, mostly children, outside school Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:03:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/26/Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6100 BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in Syria killed up to 22 people, mostly children, on Wednesday when warplanes struck a residential area housing a school complex in the northern rebel-held province of Idlib, activists and rescue workers said. Egypt upheld life sentence for Muslim Brotherhood leader Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:47:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/26/ML--Egypt-Muslim.Brotherhood/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt-Muslim.Brotherhood c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6034 CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has upheld life sentences against the top leader of the country's now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group and 36 others, including former ministers, in murder and violence charges, and upheld death sentences against 10 others tried in absentia. Group: IS land mines killed, wounded dozens in Syrian town Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:35:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/26/ML--Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-60b3 BEIRUT (AP) — Improvised land mines planted by the Islamic State group have killed and wounded hundreds of civilians, including dozens of children, in a town recently freed of the militants in northern Syria, a leading human rights group said Wednesday. Syrian activists: Airstrikes outside a school in Idlib province in northern Syria kill at least 17, mostly children Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:28:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/26/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6082 BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists: Airstrikes outside a school in Idlib province in northern Syria kill at least 17, mostly children. AP PHOTOS: Egyptian fishing town hosts wall art festival Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:03:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/26/ML--Egypt-Wall.Art.Festival-Photo.Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt-Wall.Art.Festival-Photo.Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-60a4 BURULLUS, Egypt (AP) — For the third successive year, an Egyptian fishing town has hosted a unique art festival that attracts participants from home and abroad. Iran Revolutionary Guard unveils maritime 'suicide' drone Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:41:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/26/ML--Iran-Suicide.Drone/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iran-Suicide.Drone c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-60aa TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has unveiled a new drone for use by its naval units, suggesting it could be a "suicide drone" that would crash into ships. With every turn of a wrench, Jordanian woman breaks barriers Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:48:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/25/ML--Veiled.Ambition-Jordan-Pipe.Dream.Turned.Real/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Veiled.Ambition-Jordan-Pipe.Dream.Turned.Real c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-678c ZARQA, Jordan (AP) — It is graduation day, and Maryam Mutlaq is celebrating her transformation from stay-at-home mom to licensed plumber. Iraq battles IS in western town, far from Mosul Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:57:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/25/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6730 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for a third day in a remote western town far from Mosul on Tuesday, but the U.S.-led coalition insisted the latest in a series of "spoiler attacks" had not forced it to divert resources from the fight to retake Iraq's second-largest city. Mosul Today: Iraq battles IS far from Mosul front lines Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:56:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/25/ML--Iraq-The.Mosul.Offensive.Today/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq-The.Mosul.Offensive.Today c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6493 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town far from the Mosul offensive, but the U.S.-led coalition said the militants have not succeeded in diverting resources from the fight to retake Iraq's second largest city. Report: Iranian-American held in Iran gets 18-year sentence Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:59:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/25/ML--Iran-American.Detained/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iran-American.Detained c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-677b DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American held in Tehran has reportedly been sentenced to 18 years in prison for "collaboration with a hostile government," another dual national convicted in a secret trial since Iran's nuclear deal with world powers. Israeli killed by gunfire from Egypt on border Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:49:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/25/ML-Israel-Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Israel-Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-663c JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli was shot and killed near a border fence with Egypt on Tuesday, Israel said, in an incident that an Egyptian official said occurred when an Egyptian soldier mistook him for an illegal migrant and opened fire. Russia: Halt of airstrikes on Aleppo to continue Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:25:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/25/Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-66d5 BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military said Tuesday the halt of Russian and Syrian air strikes, now in its seventh day, on besieged eastern parts of the city of Aleppo will continue and humanitarian corridors will remain open even as the Syrian army has unleashed a new offensive on the rebel-held neighborhoods. With every turn of a wrench, Jordanian woman breaks barriers Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:00:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/25/ML-Veiled-Ambition-Jordan-Pipe-Dream-Turned-Real-ABRIDGED/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Veiled-Ambition-Jordan-Pipe-Dream-Turned-Real-ABRIDGED c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-678d ZARQA, Jordan (AP) — It is graduation day, and Maryam Mutlaq is celebrating her transformation from stay-at-home mom to licensed plumber. Arafat museum recovers Nobel prize from Hamas Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:45:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/25/ML--Palestinians-Arafat/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Palestinians-Arafat c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6598 RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A new museum dedicated to the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will display his 1994 Nobel Peace Prize — now that the Hamas militant group has returned the medal to the rival Palestinian government in the West Bank. The Latest: France says Mosul operation Mosul will be won Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:32:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2016/10/25/ML--Iraq-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-66b6 BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Iraq where an operation by Iraqi forces and their allies to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants is no in its second week (all times local):