Category Archives: Middle East

Pope asks Iran to work for Mideast peace, stop spread of terrorism

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the Vatican on Tuesday & urged Tehran to work with other Middle East states to…

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UN chief calls on Israel to freeze settlement-building

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Progress toward peace between Israel & the Palestinians requires that Israel freeze its settlement-building, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, calling the settlement activities "an affront to…

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Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

Tehran (AFP) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a "new chapter" in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost…

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The Latest: Norway, Russia to talk on migrant deportations

ORESTIADA, Greece (AP) — The latest developments in Europe's immigration crisis (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Norway says it will hold talks with Moscow on Monday to discuss the deportation…

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Bahrain questions opposition chief over tweets

Dubai (AFP) – Bahrain's prosecutor said Sunday he would not press new charges against Sheikh Ali Salman, the jailed leader of the main Shiite opposition bloc, in connection with messages…

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Israel's Shimon Peres rushed to hospital with chest pains

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former President Shimon Peres was rushed to a hospital after experiencing chest pains, just a week after suffering a mild heart attack, his spokeswoman said Sunday…

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Top Asian News 4:47 a.m. GMT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's pro-business prime minister, who last week appeared to have lost a power struggle in the ruling Communist Party, has made a last-minute comeback & will…

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Philippine Muslim rebels say concerned at rising radicalism

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine government & Muslim rebel peace negotiators both expressed concern on Monday over the spread of radical Islamic ideology in the south of the mainly Roman Catholic…

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Iran's leader says never trusted the West, seeks closer ties with China

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for closer economic & security ties with China, saying Iran had never trusted the West,…

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Israeli NBA fans turn on Cavs after favorite son Blatt fired

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers suddenly have far fewer fans in Israel after the firing of David Blatt. The shock announcement on Friday, despite the second-year coach…

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