AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.middle.east News Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:27:14 -0400 Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure Turkish attacks Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:06:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/ML--The.Kurds-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--The.Kurds-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:3101 BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. and Turkish plans to create an "Islamic State-free zone" in Syria along the Turkish border could escalate the conflict between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:02:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/-Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_-Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2f6e ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts. Reports: Israeli drone attack kills 3 in southern Syria Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:14:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/ML--Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:304d BEIRUT (AP) — An Israeli drone attack in southern Syria on Wednesday killed at least three pro-government gunmen, an activist group and a Lebanese TV station reported. Suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near Ramadi Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:48:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/ML-Iraq/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Iraq c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:3087 BAGHDAD (AP) — Back-to-back suicide attacks targeting Iraqi security forces near the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi on Wednesday killed at least 12 troops, officials said, as the government pressed on with efforts to reclaim territory under the extremists' control. Iran, France talk of 'new era' in ties after nuclear deal Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:30:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/ML--Iran-France/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iran-France c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2f68 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — France sought Wednesday to relaunch diplomatic ties with Iran in the hope of boosting business in the country, following a key nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers reached earlier this month. Amnesty accuses Israel of possible war crimes Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:27:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/ML--Israel-Gaza.War/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Gaza.War c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:303d JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog said Wednesday that the Israeli military may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last summer's Gaza war when it carried out four days of intense bombardment in retaliation for an attack by Hamas militants in which an Israeli soldier was captured. Iraqi officials: 2 suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near IS-held city of Ramadi Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:48:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/ML-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:305c BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: 2 suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near IS-held city of Ramadi. Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:32:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/ML-Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2f5a JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem. Israel pushing for Pollard to come to Israel after release Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:09:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/ML--Israel-Pollard-Spy.Release/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Pollard-Spy.Release c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2fc1 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's deputy foreign minister says Israel is making "very great efforts" to lobby for spy Jonathan Pollard to be granted permission to travel to Israel after his upcoming release in November. Saudi police officer shot dead in the east of the kingdom Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:37:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/ML--Saudi.Arabia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Saudi.Arabia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2fa4 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia say a police officer has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the east of the kingdom. Bahrain makes multiple arrests in wake of deadly bombing Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:28:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/ML--Bahrain/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Bahrain c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2fa5 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahraini authorities have arrested several suspects in the wake of a deadly bombing targeting police in the strategically important island kingdom. Iraqi government declares 4-day holiday over severe heatwave Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:55:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/ML-Iraq-Weather/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Iraq-Weather c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2f89 BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Council of Ministers has declared a four-day mandatory holiday beginning Thursday as temperatures are set to soar above 50 degrees Celsius (123 degrees Fahrenheit). Overnight shooting at Niger Embassy in Egypt kills 1 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:52:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/29/ML--Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2f2b CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities say gunmen opened fire overnight outside of the Niger Embassy, killing a police conscript and wounding three. Shooting in Lebanon refugee camp leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:24:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/28/ML--Lebanon-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Lebanon-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:2b32 BEIRUT (AP) — Palestinian officials say a shooting in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon has killed two people and wounded three. Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:32:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/28/ML--Libya/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Libya c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:280c TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising. Fire at furniture factory in Egypt kills 25 people Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:09:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/28/ML-Egypt-Factory-Fire/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Egypt-Factory-Fire c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:28da CAIRO (AP) — A fire that erupted at a furniture factory east of Cairo on Tuesday killed 25 people and injured 22, Egypt's Health Ministry said. In Bahrain, 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bombing Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:59:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/28/ML-Bahrain/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Bahrain c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:27ee DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Bahraini policemen were killed and six were wounded in a bomb attack south of the island kingdom's capital on Tuesday, according to authorities. Israeli military takes over contested West Bank complex Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:55:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/28/ML--Israel-Settlements/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Israel-Settlements c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:27b7 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops moved on Tuesday into a contested West Bank settlement housing complex ahead of its scheduled demolition, the military said. Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:40:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/28/ML--Iraq-Shiite.Militia.Children/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML--Iraq-Shiite.Militia.Children c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:29f6 BAGHDAD (AP) — In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group. Syrian militants, rebels capture key hills, power station Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:33:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/middleeast/2015/07/28/ML-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_middleeast_ML-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:297b BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian militants and other rebels captured strategic hills and a power station in the northwest on Tuesday, a push that brings them closer to several President Bashar Assad's strongholds, activists said.