AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:59:37 -0500 The Latest: Syrian opposition hints govt behind Homs attack Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:56:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/25/ML--Syria-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Syria-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-41b BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria and at peace talks in Geneva (all times local): In a blow, twin attacks on Syrian security kill at least 32 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:36:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/25/ML-Syria-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Syria- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-5ba BEIRUT (AP) — In synchronized attacks, insurgents stormed into heavily guarded security offices in Syria's central Homs city, clashed with troops and then blew themselves up, killing a senior officer and at least 31 others, state media and officials reported. The Latest: IS fighters in Syria's Homs target gas pipeline Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:15:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/24/ML-Syria-The-Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Syria-The-Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-aae BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian conflict (all times local): Conditions deteriorate in west Mosul as Iraqi advances slow Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:27:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/25/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-58a MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi advance into Mosul's western half slowed Saturday as combat turned to urban warfare and Iraqi forces met stiff resistance from the Islamic State group. Hundreds of civilians poured out of Mosul on foot following the advances, but the vast majority of 750,000 estimated to still be in the city's west remain trapped, and describe deteriorating humanitarian and security conditions. The Latest: UN's Syria ambassador expected talk 'spoilers' Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:59:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/25/ML--Syria-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Syria-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-551 BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria and at peace talks in Geneva (all times local): Syria opposition on same tack as US on terrorism, Iran Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:03:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/25/ML--Syria-Opposition.Leader/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Syria-Opposition.Leader c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-4f3 GENEVA (AP) — A top Syrian opposition leader hopes to persuade the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump that rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad share the same priorities with Washington when it comes to fighting the Islamic State group and containing Iran. Israel military fire tear gas to disperse Lebanese protest Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:48:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/25/ML-Lebanon-Israel-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Lebanon-Israel- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-548 BEIRUT (AP) — Israel's military fired tear gas across the border into Lebanon on Saturday, breaking up a small Lebanese protest against cameras installed there, Lebanon's National News agency reported. Kurdish journalist killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:18:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/25/ML--Iraq-Mosul.Kurdish.Journalist/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq-Mosul.Kurdish.Journalist c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-529 IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A local Kurdish news organization says one of their presenters was killed covering the Mosul operation and another of their journalists was wounded.  Inside the fight against IS sleeper cells in liberated Mosul Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:49:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/25/ML-Iraq-Mosul-Raids/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Iraq-Mosul-Raids c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-590 MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Two crudely armored pickup trucks cruised along an eastern Mosul highway. A masked Iraqi officer riding shotgun yelled "Go! Go! Go!" and switched the radio from Iraqi folk music to fast, patriotic battle hymns as the vehicles sped up and weaved through the busy afternoon traffic. Homs provincial governor: Multiple explosions strike a security building in Syrian city of Homs, killing more than 20 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:51:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/25/APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-5b9 BEIRUT (AP) — Homs provincial governor: Multiple explosions strike a security building in Syrian city of Homs, killing more than 20. Palestinians: 3 dead in Gaza-Egypt smuggling tunnel Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:18:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/25/ML--Palestinians-Gaza/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Palestinians-Gaza c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-5f2 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian authorities say three workers have died after inhaling toxic gas in a smuggling tunnel beneath Gaza's border with Egypt. Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside Syria Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:24:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/24/ML--Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-c24 MOSUL AIRPORT, Iraq (AP) — As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country's air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants. Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 60 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:24:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/24/ML-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-baf BEIRUT (AP) — At least two attacks Friday near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed more than 60, mostly civilians and including two Turkish soldiers, as the group retreats from one of its last remaining strongholds in northern Syria, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said. Christians flee Egypt's Sinai after militant killings Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:07:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/24/ML-Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-c07 EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Christian man inside his home in northern Sinai, officials and a priest said Friday, the latest in a string of sectarian killings there that has sent hundreds of Christians fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the community. Egypt more than doubles foreign visitors' visa costs Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:10:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/24/ML--Egypt-Foreign.Visitors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt-Foreign.Visitors c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-9fc CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian airport officials say that authorities are more than doubling the cost of entry visas for foreign visitors starting next week. Iranian director to send prominent proxies to Oscars Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:40:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/24/BC.ML--Iran-Oscars/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_BC.ML--Iran-Oscars c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-a5a TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Oscar-nominated Iranian director has announced two prominent Iranian Americans will be representing him and his film "The Salesman" at the upcoming Oscars ceremony, because of a currently-suspended travel ban issued by President Donald Trump. Rights group urges US to probe civilian deaths in Yemen raid Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:39:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/24/ML-Yemen-US-Raid/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Yemen-US-Raid c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-a59 CAIRO (AP) — A prominent international human rights organization has urged the U.S. government to open an investigation into the deaths of civilians, including children, in a U.S. assault in Yemen. Website: A Jordanian F-16 jet crashed in Saudi Arabia Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:21:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/24/ML-Saudi-Jordan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Saudi-Jordan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-a6b CAIRO (AP) — A news portal linked to the Jordanian military says an F-16 fighter jet has crashed in Saudi Arabia, and the pilot has survived. Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:58:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/24/ML--Egypt-Economy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt-Economy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-c66 CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are bearing down under their worst inflation in a decade, cutting spending as much as possible as prices surge on basic food items, transport, housing, and even some essential medicines. Syria activists say 2nd car bomb has exploded near Syrian town captured from IS, killing at least 8 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:52:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2017/02/24/APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-abc BEIRUT (AP) — Syria activists say 2nd car bomb has exploded near Syrian town captured from IS, killing at least 8.