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  • Imam who criticized Syria's Assad shot dead in London

    British police said Wednesday its counter-terrorism unit is investigating the killing of a Syria-born Muslim cleric who was shot dead in London. London's Metropolitan Police said Abdul-Hadi Arwani, 48, was found in a parked car with gunshot wounds to his...
  • Iran calls on Turkey to help find peace in embattled Yemen

    ISLAMABAD A Turkey-led diplomatic initiative to prevent the conflict in Yemen from spreading in the Middle East showed signs of progress Tuesday at talks in Tehran, where Iran's leadership agreed to work with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
  • Turkish president visits Iran despite tensions over Yemen

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Iran Tuesday amid deep differences between the two nations over the conflicts in Yemen and Syria. Erdogan has publicly backed the Saudi-led airstrike campaign targeting Shiite rebels who have overrun the...
  • Saudi military official discusses Arab coalition's fight in Yemen

    Saudi military official discusses Arab coalition's fight in Yemen
    Every evening since a mostly Sunni Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia began airstrikes against Shiite Muslim rebels in Yemen, journalists have been invited into an air base in the Saudi capital for a briefing on the day's battlefield developments. The...
  • UN official: State of Syrian refugee camp 'beyond inhumane'

    Palestinian fighters clashed with Islamic State militants in a heavily contested Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital on Monday as a United Nations official described the situation in the embattled camp as "beyond inhumane." The fighting in...
  • Analysis: Nuclear agreement risks projecting US weakness

    On a basic level, the framework deal between world powers and Tehran will be judged by whether it prevents an Iranian bomb, but that will take years to figure out. A more immediate issue is the projection of Western power. Supporters of the framework...
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    In the Middle East this week, a coalition of Iraqi security forces, Shiite militias and Iranian advisers backed by U.S.-led airstrikes dislodged the Islamic State group from the Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. Iraqi authorities called the rout of...
  • Residents flee clashes in Palestinian camp in Syrian capital

    Hundreds of residents of a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus fled Sunday amid shelling by government forces and clashes between Islamic State fighters and Palestinian militants, activists said. An activist based in an area just...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official's son, underscoring threat from within One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring...
  • Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria

    Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria
    The Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus was already an emblem of the enormous suffering unleashed by Syria’s civil war — and that was before the militants of the Islamic State moved in. Besieged, starved and bombarded over...
  • Can we trust Iran enough to make a nuclear deal?

    To the editor: Many of those hindering the president's effort to make an Iranian nuclear agreement extol the courage of the military at war. Sadly, one rarely hears similar praise and admiration for the courage of those who seek peace. ("Give the Iran...