More Middle East Articles

  • Lebanon registers 1 million Syrian refugees

    TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Yahya was trapped in his hometown for two years by Syria's civil war, moving from house to house to avoid shells and bullets. His father was killed by a sniper. His family then fled to another town that came under a fierce government offensive. When the teenager...

  • Kerry: Israeli and Palestinian leaders must 'lead'

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Frustrated by a virtually moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry exhorted leaders on both sides Thursday to "lead" and to do so now to prevent the negotiations from collapsing. In Algeria for strategic security talks after...

  • Israel says it won't release Palestinian prisoners

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday abruptly called off a release of Palestinian prisoners, sending U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's troubled Mideast peace efforts further into a tailspin. The Israeli announcement, made in reaction to a renewed Palestinian push for membership in United...

  • John Kerry and White House say it's a 'critical time' for Israel peace process

    With peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians stalled again, Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House are exhorting both sides to engage and make the necessary concessions to prevent negotiations from collapsing. Kerry, who has traveled to the Middle East twice in the past 10...

  • Syrian media: Mortar fire kills 6 near Damascus

    BEIRUT (AP) — Mortar fire killed at least six people in a suburb of the Syrian capital Thursday, activists and state media said, amid reports that clashes in a coastal province killed a top foreign fighter who was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee. Syria's state news agency said four mortar...

  • 'Honor Diaries' is about the real war on women, not 'Islamophobia'

    Despite what organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations say, the film "Honor Diaries" is about the abuses that women face around the world. In an interview with the Washington Examiner, human rights attorney Paula Kweskin, a writer and producer for the film, said it was clear...

  • White House: Israel, Palestinians taking 'unhelpful' steps

    The White House on Wednesday called recent actions by Israel and the Palestinians “unhelpful,” and warned that they threatened to undermine already fragile Middle East peace talks. Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that the administration was “disappointed” by...

  • John McCain: Spy Jonathan Pollard should be released from prison

    Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham finally disagree on something. The two senators, who reporters often joke are practically joined at the hip when it comes to legislation, particularly on issues concerning the military and national security, do not agree on the potential early release of...

  • White House: Obama hasn't made decision on releasing spy Jonathan Pollard

    The White House on Tuesday said President Obama had not made a decision on whether to release spy Jonathan Pollard. “The president has not made a decision to release Jonathan Pollard,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney.

  • Offering Jonathan Pollard to Israel is a desperate act to keep phony 'peace' talks alive

    It's not an April Fool's joke, but it should be: A deal appears to be in the works to release Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard from prison in exchange for Israeli concessions to keep peace talks going with the Palestinians. Reports suggest the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • White House sidesteps questions about releasing spy Jonathan Pollard

    White House spokesman Jay Carney sidestepped a question about whether the U.S. is weighing the possibility of an early release for Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange for concessions in the Mideast peace talks. Carney did not respond directly when asked Monday afternoon if he would break...

  • Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to the Middle East on Monday for a surprise visit aimed at rescuing his Mideast diplomatic efforts, as peace talks approached a critical make-or-break point. Kerry landed in Israel late Monday before heading to Jerusalem for...

  • Palestinian envoy's death not from safe explosion

    PRAGUE (AP) — The explosion that killed the ambassador at the Palestinian Embassy complex in Prague was not caused by a booby-trapped safe as previously believed, Czech investigators said Monday. Police said that their investigation has revealed that the blast that killed Ambassador Jamal...

  • John Kerry to travel to Mideast on Monday at critical point in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    PARIS (AP) — John Kerry to travel to Mideast on Monday at critical point in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

  • US mediators try to rescue Mideast peace talks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — American mediators held urgent contacts with Israeli and Palestinian officials Sunday in hopes of salvaging troubled Mideast peace talks — searching for a formula to bring the sides back together and extend the negotiations beyond a current late-April deadline. Officials...



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