Stories tagged: Middle East
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 3:03 P.M.
Airstrikes hit “hundreds of millions” in ISIS cash, U.S. says
A series of U.S. airstrikes in recent months have destroyed “hundreds of millions” of dollars in Islamic State cash as part of a broader campaign aimed at squeezing the extremist …
THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016, 9:26 P.M.
Syrian peace talks slated to begin; expectations low
The long-anticipated Intra-Syrian Talks are slated to begin Friday in Geneva.
THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016, 9:22 P.M.
Pick to lead Afghanistan forces says situation is worsening
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Thursday the security situation in the war-torn country is deteriorating and assured senators he will …
TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2016, 9:55 A.M.
What Xi’s Iran trip tells us about China’s Middle East plans
HONG KONG – Chinese President Xi Jinping covered a lot of ground in his first swing through the Middle East, announcing $55 billion in aid and giving a speech to …
SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2015, 2:59 P.M.
Paris attacks may lead to U.S. military anti-IS escalation
The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. But that probably will not mean dramatic …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2014, 7:38 A.M.
Obama calls for dismantling IS ’network of death’
UNITED NATIONS — Declaring the world at a “crossroads between war and peace,” President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group’s “network …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2013, 6:36 P.M.
Obama: US limited in ability, can save Syrian kids
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the United States cannot be the world’s policeman, but he adds that the nation can save Syrian children from being gassed to death.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 8:46 A.M.
Latest developments on anti-Islam film protests
Here’s a look at protests and reaction across the Middle East and elsewhere today over an anti-Muslim film produced in the U.S. ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad. ——— PAKISTAN Hundreds of …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012, 7:34 A.M.
Protests against film spread in Mideast; 1 killed
CAIRO — Angry demonstrations against an anti-Islam film spread to their widest extent yet around the Middle East and other Muslim countries today, as protesters smashed into the German Embassy …
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012, 8:17 A.M.
Romney comments at fundraiser outrage Palestinians
JERUSALEM — Mitt Romney told Jewish donors today that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who …
TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012, 11:54 A.M.
Obama: Diplomacy can stop Iran from getting bomb
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared today that diplomacy can still resolve the crisis over Iran’s possible pursuit of nuclear weapons, and he accused his Republican critics of “beating the …
TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012, 7:17 A.M.
Could Facebook help mend the Middle East?
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres plans to visit Facebook headquarters today in what he describes as an effort to use social networking to mend divides governments …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011, 3:19 P.M.
Britain orders Iran’s diplomats to leave UK
Britain ordered all Iranian diplomats out of the U.K. within 48 hours and shuttered its ransacked embassy in Tehran on Wednesday, in a significant escalation of tensions between Iran and …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
For students, news is life and death
PULLMAN – The journalism students on campus here this week aren’t preparing for careers covering things like the Casey Anthony trial. The news that Halla Khoury, Sama Zeriea and their …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2009
Both sides chided in Gaza conflict
UNITED NATIONS – A U.N. investigation concluded Tuesday that both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza committed war crimes and possible crimes against humanity, raising the prospect that officials …
SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009
Clinton heading to Middle East for talks
WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton this week will make her first foray into Middle East diplomacy, attending a high-level conference on humanitarian assistance to Gaza and making …
SATURDAY, JAN. 3, 2009, 11:48 A.M.
Israeli ground forces enter Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and infantry entered Gaza after nightfall Saturday, launching a ground offensive that the military said would be a “lengthy operation” in a …
MONDAY, FEB. 2, 1998
Israel Asks For Advance Warning Of Attack
Anticipating a U.S. military strike against Iraq, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright on Sunday in private consultations for several days’ advance warning of any …
MONDAY, FEB. 2, 1998
Saudis: Don’t Use Our Bases Won’t Allow U.S. Air Strikes Against Iraq From Their Soil
Iraqi civilians of all ages reported for military training Sunday.
MONDAY, FEB. 2, 1998
Iraq Begins Training Citizens To Fight America Iraqis Accuse U.S. Of Staging Phony Crisis Over Inspections
Two boys scan papers in Baghdad on Sunday as Iraqis from teens to the elderly began military training. Photo by Associated Press
MONDAY, DEC. 15, 1997
Israel Delays Decision On West Bank Pullback Netanyahu Was Supposed To Present An Interim Plan To Albright By Thursday
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet put off a decision Sunday on the extent of land Israel needs to retain in the West Bank, while a military-prepared proposal claimed about half …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 1997
Israel Shuts Down Bethlehem Economy, Tourism Suffering As Dispute Over Israeli Demand To Arrest Activists Continues
Palestinian schoolgirls, overcome by tear gas, attempt to escape the onslaught in Bethlehem on Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press
SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1997
Israel Pledges To Stop Construction
Moving quickly to ease Palestinian concerns, the government on Friday pledged to block construction on yet another Jewish housing project in east Jerusalem. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman said building …
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1997
Arafat Camp Says It’s Ready For New Talks
An aide to Yasser Arafat said on Thursday that the Palestinians were prepared to enter talks with Israel on how to emerge from the current impasse, signaling a readiness to …
MONDAY, JAN. 20, 1997
Arafat Takes Over ‘Liberated’ Hebron He Says Transition Another Step Toward Sovereign Palestinian State
A bodyguard grasps Arafat’s arm as security forces hold back the crowd Sunday. Photo by Associated Press
THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 1997
Netanyahu Wins Cabinet Fight Defends Peace Process In Hebron Despite Fierce Political Challenge To Troop Pullback
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged victorious from the fiercest political battle of his term in office Wednesday as he found himself defending a peace process he once rejected and …
SUNDAY, JAN. 5, 1997
Extremists Pure Danger For Peace
When Pvt. Noam Friedman fired his Israeli army assault rifle at Palestinians in a Hebron market, he made clear a painful truth. He showed how dangerous the mixture of religion …
SUNDAY, JAN. 5, 1997
Peace Waits For A Nod From Arafat Vision Of Statehood Drives Talks
It is three months now since the word went out from Jerusalem and Washington that an agreement on an Israeli withdrawal from most of Hebron was “imminent.” That, paradoxically, may …
SATURDAY, DEC. 28, 1996
Talks Inch Along On Hebron Withdrawal
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Friday with Palestinian security officials and spoke by telephone with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, capping a week of talks on an Israeli army withdrawal …
TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 1996
Israel To Expand West Bank Housing
The Israeli government has authorized major expansion of a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, a move that could increase frictions with Palestinians. Defense Minister Yitzhak Mordechai approved construction of …