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2 hrs ago | BBC News

Yemen identifying dead 'militants'

Yemeni officials are working to identify some of the dozens of suspected militants killed in a series of air strikes in recent days.


Related Topix: World News, Yemen, Terrorism

6 hrs ago |

Palestinians' Abbas warns against failure of talks

Abbas told a group of visiting Israeli reporters that their country's policies have left his West Bank government powerless and that if it continues its path he will "let it come and run this authority."


Related Topix: Palestinian Territories, Israel

10 hrs ago | ABC News

Govt Must Turn Over Info on CIA Prisons to Defense

A military judge on Tuesday ordered prosecutors to turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest on in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.


Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, World News, Yemen

11 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Israeli army 'invites' Arab Christians to enlist

The minority historically views itself as part of the Palestinian people and considers service in the army as taboo.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Religion, Orthodox Church

15 hrs ago |

Korean ferry accident toll rises to 104

The vessel sank last Wednesday on a routine trip from the port of Incheon to the holiday island of Jeju A crew member of the ferry has said the crew tried to launch lifeboats, but could not get near because of the tilt of the ship.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Israel, Palestinian Territories

19 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Gunmen kill 4 senior security officials in Yemen

Yemeni officials say gunmen have killed four senior security officers in the past 24 hours in a string of attacks.


Related Topix: Yemen, World News

21 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10

A senior Iraqi police officer says militants attacked a balloting center in a remote area in the country's north and killed 10 guards.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

22 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

This file photo released on June 5, 2013, by the anti-government activist group Lens Young Homsi, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows damaged buildings are seen in the Jouret al-Chiyah neighborhood, Homs province, Syria.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Lebanon, IN

Mon Apr 21, 2014

International Business Times

Saudi Arabia Replaces Health Minister Amid MERS Virus Fears

Saudi Arabian King Abdullah removed Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabeeah from his post on Monday as the kingdom grapples with a worrying surge of new cases of the SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome .


Related Topix: Saudi Arabia, World News, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Health


US investigating Syrian use of chlorine in attacks

The United States has indications a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the US State Department said on Monday.


Related Topix: Syria, World News

Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

Confronting an issue fraught with Middle East politics, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear for the second time a passport dispute centering on whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, George Bush, W., Tel Aviv, Israel Travel

Iraq attacks kill 14 as bomber hits university

An Iraqi policeman inspects the site of a suicide bombing at the Imam Kadhim University in the capital Baghdad BAGHDAD: Attacks in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least 14 people on Sunday, security and medical officials said.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News,

The Times of Israel

Palestinians to meet in Gaza for reconciliation talks

A senior Hamas leader based in Egypt is in Gaza for talks aimed at reaching a reconciliation agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah.


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Israel


Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus

Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.


Related Topix: World News, Saudi Arabia

WTOP-FM Washington

Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he appears poised to contest.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Lebanon, IN, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Sun Apr 20, 2014

'Massive' attack targets al Qaeda in Yemen

An operation targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is under way in Abyan and Shabwa, Yemen, a high-level Yemeni government official who is being briefed on the strikes told CNN on Monday.


Related Topix: Yemen, World News, Terrorism, Opinion

The China Post

Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city

Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" - by using their shells to heat a new eco-city.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News

The Times of Israel

In West Bank, teen rock-throwers face different fates

The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence.


Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Israel, US Military Prisons, Prison

Lexington Herald-Leader

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

In this February 18, 2014 photo, a construction worker is carried in a basket by a crane, as he works on a luxury tower, in Beirut, Lebanon.


Related Topix: World News, Lebanon, Lebanon, IN

ABC News

Emirati Firm Promises to Send Citizen Into Space

One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.


Related Topix: United Arab Emirates, World News