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  • UN says Gaza requires unprecedented reconstruction

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. official in the Mideast said Monday that Gaza will require massive reconstruction and proposed expanding a U.N.-Israeli system to import construction materials into the Palestinian territory. Robert Serry told the U.N. Security Council that ending the blockade...

  • A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — There suddenly are deep discounts available at the once-thriving gun bazaar in Irbil. The price of an Austrian Glock pistol fell $500 to $3,000. An AK-47 is now $2,000, also down $500. And then there's another version of an AK-47 named "the Osama" after the late al-Qaida...

  • Saudi Arabia executes 4 for hashish smuggling

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia executed four people from the same family Monday for attempting to smuggle "large quantities" of hashish into the kingdom, officials and a rights group said. The Interior Ministry said they were executed in southern Najran province near Yemen after they...

  • Thousands rally in Yemen over ended fuel subsidies

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands have rallied in Yemen's capital, answering a Shiite rebel call for protests over the government ending fuel subsidies. Abdel al-Malek al-Hawthi, a top leader of Yemen's Hawthi tribe, had urged people to rise up against what he described as the country's "corrupt"...

  • UN sees some progress in Iran nuclear probe

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran is now answering questions about suspicions that it worked secretly on nuclear weapons, The U.N.'s chief nuclear inspector said Monday, but he did not indicate whether he was happy with the responses. Arriving back from talks in Tehran with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani,...

  • Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in UAE

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The national airline of the United Arab Emirates said Monday it has disinfected one of its planes after health authorities there announced that a Nigerian woman who died after flying in to the capital, Abu Dhabi, may have been infected with the Ebola virus....

  • Germany charges man on Iran smuggling charges

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they've charged a German-Iranian man with supplying Iran with components for use in its missile program. Federal prosecutors alleged Monday that Dr. Ali Reza B., 63, whose last name wasn't given in accordance with German privacy laws, provided Iran with...

  • Egyptian official: Gunmen kill policeman on patrol

    CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed an Egyptian policeman on patrol and wounded another north of Cairo on Monday, a security official said. The attack happened as the two policemen, who were on patrol, approached a suspicious-looking car parked by the side of the road in the Nile Delta province...

  • Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area. A Yazidi lawmaker on...

  • US launches airstrikes near Irbil and Mosul Dam

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say a mix of fighter planes and remotely piloted aircraft have attacked Islamic State militants near the Iraqi city of Irbil and the Mosul Dam. In a statement, U.S. Central Command said the airstrikes Saturday were launched under the authority to support...

  • Egypt PM blames saboteurs for rising power cuts

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's premier on Saturday partially blamed the country's worsening energy shortage -- with rolling blackouts of up to six hours in some Cairo neighborhoods -- on saboteurs seeking to undermine the government, a veiled reference to Islamist opponents. In recent weeks, rolling...

  • Residents near Iraq's Mosul dam, held by Islamic State group, say area being hit by airstrikes

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents near Iraq's Mosul dam, held by Islamic State group, say area being hit by airstrikes.

  • President Obama's zero-sum worldview

    We have a leader today who has a zero-sum worldview. It is not surprising that today's world, at home and abroad, increasingly shows these characteristics.

  • Iraqi officials: Survivors say Islamic State militants killed over 80 men in northern village

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: Survivors say Islamic State militants killed over 80 men in northern village.

  • The history behind the awkward Obama-Benjamin Netanyahu relationship

    Here's a look at how the two leaders have arrived at yet another point at which both U.S. and Israeli officials are questioning whether the Obama-Netanyahu connection is beyond repair.



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