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Iraq, Lebanon to stay away from Mideast peace conference

An Iraqi foreign ministry spokesman says his government will stay away from a Mideast peace conference expected to take place in late June in the tiny Gulf Arab...

Iraq, Lebanon to stay away from Mideast peace conference

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Lebanon slams Trump administration’s Mideast peace plan BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has criticized the Trump administration’s $50 billion investment proposal, part of its Middle East peace plan, saying Beirut will not be “tempted” by money at the expense ...
12:52, 06/23/2019

Gazans on strike to protest US conference on Mideast peace GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians in Gaza are on general strike, with stores and public institutions shuttering in protest of the Trump administration’s conference in Bahrain, which focuses on the economic portion of the White HouseR...
13:52, 06/25/2019

In Bahrain, U.S. Tries to Promote Mideast Peace Through Prosperity A conference organized by the White House was meant to show the economic benefits of its peace plan to Palestinians and Israelis. But major players were absent....
19:00, 06/25/2019

Blackstone CEO says Kushner's Mideast peace plan 'not unachievable' Blackstone Group chief executive Stephen Schwarzman said on Tuesday that an economic plan presented by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner for the Palestinian territories was "not unachievable"....
21:26, 06/25/2019

Trump’s son-in-law still tight-lipped on Mideast peace plan WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law is being tight-lipped about the guts of the long-awaited White House blueprint for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. At a think tank event in Washington Thursday,...
07:00, 05/03/2019

Palestinians reject U.S. Mideast peace plan as 'snow job' Palestinians gathered in the West Bank Monday to rally against what they consider a "snow job" Mideast peace plan unveiled by the Trump administration....
19:13, 06/24/2019

EU urges US to respect both sides in Mideast peace moves European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is urging the United States to respect the needs of both Israelis and Palestinians in any future Mideast peace moves...
21:13, 06/04/2019

Jared Kushner says Mideast peace plan won’t say ‘two states’ Jared Kushner said the White House has developed a “detailed” blueprint for a Mideast peace plan that will avoid longstanding mentions of a two-state solution with the Palestinians. President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law vowed Thursday to ta...
18:26, 05/03/2019

US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will roll out the first phase of its Middle East peace plan next month at a conference in Bahrain on the economic benefits that could flow from an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The plan envisions large-scale inve...
23:39, 05/19/2019

Key US official on Mideast peace addresses Security Council A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is warning that “nothing can be meaningfully fixed” until Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy Israel and stop violent acts...
21:00, 05/22/2019

U.S., Bahrain to Host Economic Forum in Mideast Peace Push The Trump administration is inviting government officials and business leaders from the Middle East and Europe to Bahrain next month to discuss economic aspects of its plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians....
06:26, 05/20/2019

Trump sees Mideast peace. Others see a ‘racist, colonial mentality.’ Next week the administration will hold an event aimed wooing West Bank development projects, but the Palestinian political and business communities have rejected it outright....
10:39, 06/19/2019

White House: Israelis not invited to Mideast peace workshop WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says that Israeli representatives have not been invited to the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace conference in Bahrain next week. The official said Monday that the meeting is to focus on t...
22:00, 06/17/2019

Palestinians reject Kushner 'economy first' approach to Mideast peace Palestinian officials on Saturday dismissed proposals unveiled by President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner for big money projects to form the first economic portion of the Trump administration's long-awaited Middle East peace plan....
00:00, 06/23/2019

Inside Trump's $50 billion economic plan for Mideast peace The Trump administration's Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and G...
00:39, 06/23/2019

Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan met by Palestinians with heavy skepticism The Trump administration has announced the first step of what it considers a blueprint for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, encouraging fiscal investment in exchange for a cease-fire....
14:39, 05/20/2019

Trump's Son-In-Law's Economic Plan For Mideast Peace Faces Arab Rejection US President Donald Trump's economic vision as part of the wider plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was met with contempt, repudiation and exasperation in the Arab world, even as some in......
22:13, 06/23/2019

Mideast peace plan hopes dim amid Israeli political crisis President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the Trump administration’s long-awaited plan for Mideast peace...
19:39, 05/30/2019

Explainer: Money talks in Trump's Mideast plan. But can it pave way for peace? More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, its first phase will be formally unveiled on Tuesday at an economic workshop in Bahrain....
09:26, 06/24/2019

Tremors across Jordan as Trump Mideast peace plan revives old fears Jordan's King Abdullah reacts angrily to any suggestion that he might accept a U.S. deal to end the Arab-Israeli conflict that would make his country a homeland for Palestinians....
12:52, 06/18/2019

Explainer: Money talks in Trump's Mideast plan - but can it pave way for peace? More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, its first phase was launched on Tuesday at an economic workshop in Bahrain....
21:26, 06/25/2019

Kushner's economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection U.S. President Donald Trump's economic vision as part of the wider plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was met with contempt, repudiation and exasperation in the Arab world, even as some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance....
06:52, 06/23/2019

Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner returns to Mideast with peace plan First son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is back in the Middle East trying to win support for his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan — which has yet to be unveiled to the public. A White House official said Tuesday that Kushner, along with Trump...
21:52, 05/28/2019

Arab League head warns no Mideast peace deal without Palestinian state The head of the Arab League warned on Monday that attempts to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict will be in vain without the establishment of a Palestinian state on all territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war....
16:39, 06/17/2019

In Bahrain, U.S. to launch economic part of Mideast peace plan amid skepticism The first stage of President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan will be launched on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bid to begin drumming up $50 billion in investment but which Palestinians deride as an "economy first" approach ...
06:00, 06/25/2019

Exclusive: Trump's 'economy first' approach to Mideast peace built on big-money projects The Trump administration's $50 billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West...
16:52, 06/22/2019

Kushner’s economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection RIYADH/AMMAN/CAIRO – Arab politicians and commentators greeted US President Donald Trump’s $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance. In Isr...
04:26, 06/24/2019

Netanyahu’s struggle to form a coalition spells trouble for Kushner’s Mideast peace plan President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, might have to shelve his long-awaited plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace due to a dispute in Jerusalem that's put Benjamin Netanyahu's political future at stake....
07:39, 05/30/2019

Palestinians give cool reception to US peace conference The Palestinians are giving a cool reception to an American plan to hold a conference next month to unveil the first phase of its Mideast peace plan....
08:52, 05/20/2019

Donald Trump's peace conference will fail, Palestinians say ‘Deal of the century’ will begin with economic workshop that does not address core disputesPeace efforts that ignore Palestinian political aspirations will fail, senior Palestinian officials have said, after the Trump administration announced an econ...
18:39, 05/20/2019

Lebanon Dispatch: Basketball Is ‘War, Minus the Shooting’ in Sectarian Lebanon The professional basketball season resembles an election campaign, with party colors adorning team jerseys and banners of political patrons hanging in stadiums. Then there are the insults and riots....
13:00, 05/16/2019

Trump to Open Middle East Peace Drive With Economic Conference The White House announced on Sunday that it would hold an “economic workshop” in Bahrain on June 25 and 26, the first stage of President Trump’s peace plan....
21:26, 05/19/2019

US to hold Bahrain economic conference to launch Middle East peace plan Official does not confirm Israeli and Palestinian attendancePalestinians believe peace plan will be in favour of IsraelThe US will hold an international economic “workshop” in Bahrain in late June, seeking to encourage investment in the Palestinian t...
01:13, 05/20/2019

Iraq’s Militias, Accused of Threatening U.S., Pose a Quandary for Iraq The militias were critical in pushing the Islamic State out of Iraq, but most have refused to disarm. They range from helpful groups to criminal organizations, and some have ties to Iran....
02:13, 05/08/2019

Afghan peace deal hinges on ceasefire by Taliban: U.S. peace envoy Any peace agreement with the Afghan Taliban would depend on the declaration of a permanent ceasefire and a commitment to end the country's long war, the U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Sunday....
23:26, 04/28/2019

CBOE Holdings, Inc. to Present at:- Goldman Sachs US Financial Services Conference, Tuesday, December 7 - Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Securities Brokerage and Market Structure Conference, Wednesday, December 8 CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) today announced that Chairman and CEO William J. Brodsky will present at the Goldman Sachs US Financial Services Conference, Goldman Sachs Conference Center, 200 West ...
21:26, 05/04/2019

Dom Joly’s foodie tour of Lebanon The comedian spent his childhood in Lebanon and fell in love with its cuisine. Returning to tour the country’s mountains, he finds the food as good as everIt’s difficult to pin down what is definitely your earliest memory but, I’m pretty certain that...
09:39, 06/09/2019

Lebanon's Hezbollah says U.S.-Iran war in region unlikely Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday that a regional war between Washington and Tehran had become unlikely as the United States knows it would pay a heavy price....
00:26, 06/01/2019

Lebanon health minister says no concerns over sanctions BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s health minister, who was appointed by the country’s Hezbollah group, says he has “overcome” U.S. concerns that his ministry’s funds could go to the militant group by gaining public trust and ensur...
18:13, 05/18/2019

Lebanon’s Nasrallah says his group has no missile factories Lebanon Hezbollah leader says he rejects U.S. conditioning of its mediation over demarcating a Lebanese-Israeli land and maritime borders on his group degrading its arming capabilities...
01:52, 06/01/2019

PM: Lebanon should learn from Egypt's economic development Lebanon's prime minister says his country should learn from the government of Egypt how to stimulate economic growth, reform laws and combat corruption....
16:26, 05/02/2019

Israel destroys last Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon The Israeli military says it has finished sealing the last of a series of Hezbollah attack tunnels under the country's northern border with Lebanon, roughly six months after they were found....
22:39, 06/03/2019

Attacker blows himself up after killing 3 troops in Lebanon Lebanon’s army and state-run news agency say a lone gunman using a motorcycle fired on police and army vehicles in different parts of Tripoli, killing two police officers and a soldier and wounding several others before blowing himself up later...
03:26, 06/04/2019

Iran says detained US resident to be released to Lebanon Iran has agreed to hand over a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Tehran to Lebanese officials, an Iranian judiciary official said Tuesday....
13:26, 06/11/2019

PM: Lebanon should learn from Egypt’s economic development BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister says his country should learn from the government of Egypt how to stimulate economic growth, reform laws and combat corruption. Lebanon’s economy is struggling with soaring debts, rising unemployment...
16:00, 05/02/2019

Israel says drone penetrates its airspace from Lebanon JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has observed a drone entering Israeli airspace from Lebanon. In a brief announcement, the military said on Wednesday that the aircraft returned to Lebanon. It gave no further details. On several occasions...
15:52, 06/12/2019

Israel open to U.S.-mediated talks with Lebanon on sea border Israel voiced openness on Monday to U.S.-mediated talks with Lebanon on resolving a dispute over the neighbors' maritime border that has dogged Mediterranean oil and gas exploration....
15:26, 05/27/2019

Lebanon calls on Iran to release citizen who is US resident Lebanon is calling on Iran to use the upcoming holy month of Ramadan to grant amnesty to a Lebanese citizen who is also a U.S. resident imprisoned there for more than three years....
20:00, 05/03/2019

Hariri says Lebanon far from bankruptcy, cites risks of no reform Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Monday Lebanon was far from bankruptcy but failure to pass a "realistic" budget that brings down the state deficit would be tantamount to a "suicide operation" against the economy....
03:26, 05/07/2019

Israel open to US-led talks with Lebanon over border dispute JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it’s willing to engage in U.S.-mediated talks with Lebanon to resolve a border dispute over a sliver of the Mediterranean Sea seen as rich with energy resources. Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said he met Monday wit...
18:26, 05/27/2019

Lebanon’s former Maronite Christian patriarch Sfeir dies BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Maronite Christian church says its former patriarch, Cardinal Nasrallah Butros Sfeir, has died after several days in hospital. He was 98. Sfeir, an outspoken and feisty personality, served as spiritual leader of Lebanon&...
16:39, 05/12/2019

Lebanon to attend Russia-backed talks on Syria Lebanon's president says his country is eager to take part in Russia-backed political meetings on the Syrian war because it wants to monitor efforts that may accelerate the return of hundreds of thousands of refugees in living in Lebanon....
20:26, 06/19/2019

US in new push to resolve Israel-Lebanon sea border dispute A senior U.S. official who has been mediating the maritime border dispute between Israel and Lebanon has met with Lebanese officials for a second day, signaling a new push to resolve the matter....
15:00, 05/15/2019

UN chief welcomes new Government in Lebanon, after eight-month impasse United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed, on Friday, the announcement of a new Government in Lebanon; the result of eight months of negotiation, following general elections last May....
18:39, 04/28/2019

Lebanon's Central Bank workers suspends strike for 3 days Employees at the Central Bank of Lebanon have suspended their open-ended strike for three days, saying they hope their wages and benefits will not be cut....
13:52, 05/07/2019

Lebanon's president urges 'sacrifice' as budget cuts debated President Michel Aoun urged the Lebanese on Tuesday to end protests and make sacrifices to rescue the country from financial crisis as ministers debate a draft state budget expected to include spending cuts....
02:13, 05/16/2019

Iran agrees to hand over detained US resident to Lebanon, officials say Iran has agreed to hand over a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Tehran to Lebanese officials, an Iranian judiciary official said Tuesday, providing the first official confirmation that Nizar Zakka would be sent back to his native Leban...
12:13, 06/11/2019

Lebanon’s Central Bank workers suspends strike for 3 days BEIRUT (AP) — Employees at the Central Bank of Lebanon have suspended their open-ended strike for three days, saying they hope their wages and benefits will not be cut. The strike began last Friday and raised concerns it could paralyze the country...
11:26, 05/07/2019

Tensions force evacuation of Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon Dozens of Syrian refugees have dismantled their tents in a camp they lived in for years in eastern Lebanon after authorities ordered their evacuation following a brawl with locals...
21:39, 06/09/2019

Lebanon's Hezbollah vows to confront U.S. Middle East plan Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah pledged on Friday to confront the U.S. Middle East plan that President Donald Trump has touted as "the deal of the century."...
00:26, 06/01/2019

Militant attack kills two police, two soldiers in Lebanon's Tripoli A militant attacked a security forces patrol in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Monday night, killing two police officers and two army soldiers, state news agency NNA said....
01:39, 06/04/2019

The Latest: Hezbollah pols in Lebanon blast US Iran policy The parliamentary bloc of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group has blasted the United States over new sanctions it imposed on Iran describing them as “unjustified”...
16:26, 05/09/2019

Lebanon stock trading suspended over central bank strike BEIRUT (AP) — The Beirut Stock Exchange says it is suspending trading due to the open strike declared by the employees of Lebanon’s central bank. Hundreds of Lebanese public employees are on strike amid concerns that their salaries and benefits...
15:00, 05/06/2019

Tensions forces evacuation of Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon Dozens of Syrian refugees have dismantled their tents in a camp they lived in for years in eastern Lebanon after authorities ordered their evacuation following a brawl with locals....
18:00, 06/09/2019

U.S. plan will not lure Lebanon into settling Palestinians: parliament speaker Lebanon will not be lured by a U.S. plan to invest billions in the country in return for settling Palestinian refugees, its parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Sunday....
14:52, 06/23/2019

Lebanon president urges 2019 budget deal as veterans protest Lebanon's president called on Tuesday for approval of the 2019 draft budget by the end of May in order to launch long-stalled economic reforms, though military veterans fearing pension cuts took to the streets....
17:00, 04/30/2019

Lebanon central bank workers strike, PM demands budgetary 'realism' Lebanese central bank employees went on strike on Monday over state budget proposals that would cut their benefits but Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said failure to pass a "realistic" budget would be like a "suicide operation" against the economy....
03:26, 05/07/2019

Planned Lebanon demolitions put 15,000 Syrian children at risk of homelessness: NGOs At least 15,000 Syrian children will be at risk of homelessness if the Lebanese government goes ahead with the planned demolition of "semi-permanent structures" built by refugees in eastern Lebanon, aid agencies warned on Tuesday....
15:52, 06/04/2019

Banks reopen after workers suspend austerity strike against Lebanon Central Bank Employees at Lebanon's Central Bank have decided to suspend their strike until Friday -- hoping negotiations with the government over proposed austerity measures will lead to a breakthrough....
18:13, 05/07/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia; updates on fighting in Libya and Yemen; the human rights of detainees in Lebanon and people affected by lep...
20:52, 05/14/2019

Oil edges up for third session on Mideast tensions Oil prices pushed higher on Thursday for a third day in a row, as fears of supply disruptions amid heightened tensions in the Middle East overshadowed an unexpected rise in U.S. inventories....
10:00, 05/16/2019

Oil up more than 1% on Mideast tensions and supply cuts Oil prices rose more than 1% on Monday, supported by Middle East tensions and OPEC-led supply cuts as well as continued crude disruptions from Russia after a contamination problem discovered last month....
23:39, 05/27/2019

U.S. Commander Weighs an Expanded Mideast Force The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said he may recommend a return to a larger U.S. military presence in the area after concluding that a recent build up there helped curtail Iranian threats....
06:26, 06/10/2019

Mideast Insurgents Enter the Age of Drone Warfare Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched armed drone attacks with far more precision and reach than the U.S. and its Gulf allies have publicly acknowledged, people familiar with the matter said, showing how readily-available technology is creating new dan...
18:00, 05/03/2019

US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast WASHINGTON — US officials say the Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more American troops to the Middle East to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats. The officials say no decision has been made and it’s ...
00:26, 05/23/2019

Israel will consider U.S. Mideast plan, Palestinians to boycott Israel's prime minister said on Sunday he would give U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan fair and open consideration, while the Palestinian president rejected the proposal....
04:00, 06/24/2019

Mideast protests in Iran, elsewhere mark ‘Jerusalem Day’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians have begun rallies across the country to mark Quds, or Jerusalem Day, which will see demonstrations across the Mideast as the Trump administration tries to offer an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The annual protests — al...
10:13, 05/31/2019

Oil rises for a third day amid escalating Mideast tensions Oil prices rose on Thursday for a third straight session, as the risk of conflict in the Middle East stoked fears of supply disruptions, negating an unexpected rise in U.S. inventories....
07:00, 05/16/2019

U.S. Deploys Forces to Mideast to Deter Iran The U.S. is deploying a carrier strike group and a number of bombers to the Middle East to serve as a deterrent to Iran based on new intelligence that suggests allied interests and American forces could be imperiled....
06:13, 05/06/2019

The Latest: Russia accuses US of stoking tensions in Mideast The Russian Foreign Ministry has warned against rushing to assign blame for attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman and accused the U.S. of stoking tensions in the region with its accusations against Iran...
17:13, 06/14/2019

Trump Sending About 1,500 Troops to Mideast in 'Protective Role' President Trump said he is sending about 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East, part of a deployment sought by military officials as they move to counter what they have described as new threats from Iran and its allies....
00:52, 05/25/2019

No One Is Going to Show Up for Jared Kushner's Mideast Economic Summit Trump advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner has spent years working on a plan to untangle the Israel and Palestine conflict. His general idea seems to be that economic investment will fix the conflict, not political negotiation. Unsurprisingly, the pl...
08:13, 06/24/2019

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Gulf Arab allies about building out a global coalition with Asian and European countries to counter Iran...
18:52, 06/24/2019

Oil falls on demand concerns after gains on Mideast tensions Oil prices fell on Monday on concerns about the possibility of weakening demand after large gains last week caused tensions between the United States and Iran....
17:39, 06/24/2019

Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data shows DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Technology is reshaping the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions. People in the Middle East spend close to...
09:52, 05/28/2019

U.S. to Send 1,000 Additional Troops to the Mideast Over Tanker Attacks The Trump administration will send about 1,000 more American troops to the Middle East as tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to rise. “I have authorized approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval...
02:00, 06/18/2019

B-52, aircraft carrier in Mideast over Iran conduct exercise DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military says a B-52 bomber and an aircraft carrier dispatched to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran have conducted a joint exercise together in the Arabian Sea. The Air Force said in a statement...
17:13, 06/02/2019

Pentagon chief focuses on China despite Mideast tensions Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived Wednesday in Asia on a high-profile weeklong trip that is intended to reinforce that China is the administration’s main foreign policy priority...
18:13, 05/29/2019

Oil prices slip on demand fears, Mideast tensions ease Oil prices edged lower on Monday as crude demand concerns resurfaced and the possibility of an imminent conflict between the United States and Iran faded....
21:52, 06/24/2019

US sending aircraft carrier to Mideast, citing Iran threats The U.S. is rushing an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East after seeing Iranian troops and proxy forces making preparations for attacks against U.S. forces and interests in the region, a defense official told The Associat...
06:39, 05/07/2019

FAA bars US planes from flying over Mideast areas amid tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it has barred U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over parts of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman over heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. The FAA made...
07:26, 06/21/2019

U.S. to raise Mideast tanker attacks in U.N. Security Council: diplomats The United States plans to raise the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman during a closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council later on Thursday, diplomats said....
17:52, 06/13/2019

US commander says Mideast buildup prompted Iran 'step back' The top commander of U.S. forces in the Mideast says Iran appears to have decided to "step back and recalculate" in response to a U.S. military buildup in the Persian Gulf area....
23:52, 06/06/2019

Oil slips but set for weekly gain on Mideast supply disruption fears Oil prices edged lower on Friday, but both benchmarks were on track for a weekly gain on rising concerns over potential further supply disruptions in Middle East shipments due to U.S.-Iran political tensions....
21:26, 05/17/2019

Oil slips, but still propelled to gain for week as Mideast tensions grow Oil prices reversed earlier gains on Friday but benchmark Brent crude was still set for its first weekly gain in five weeks amid rising tensions in the Middle East and on hopes for a drop in U.S. interest rates that may stimulate global growth....
09:00, 06/21/2019

U.S. sending carrier, bombers to Mideast is "psychological warfare": Iran Iran's top security body dismissed as "psychological warfare" a U.S. announcement that a carrier strike group and bombers are being sent to the Middle East as a message to Tehran, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday....
13:00, 05/07/2019

Ayatollah Khamenei Condemns US Mideast Plan As "Great Betrayal" Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday slammed a US Middle East peace plan as a "great betrayal of the Islamic world", and warned Gulf rivals not to back it....
13:39, 06/05/2019

US Sending Carrier, Bombers To Mideast "Psychological Warfare", Says Iran Iran's top security body dismissed as "psychological warfare" a US announcement that a carrier strike group and bombers are being sent to the Middle East as a message to Tehran, the semi-official......
17:39, 05/07/2019

Oil climbs over $1/bbl on U.S.-China trade deal hopes, Mideast tension Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Tuesday after news that China and the United States were resuming trade talks ahead of a meeting at the G20 summit later this month, spurring hopes that the two countries would resolve an ongoing trade war....
23:00, 06/18/2019

Oil falls after Saudi assurances on market balance, Mideast tensions Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia reiterated it would aim to keep the market balanced and try to reduce tensions in the Middle East, while industry data showed a surprise increase in U.S. crude inventories....
04:26, 05/22/2019

U.S. focus is to build global consensus after Mideast oil tanker attacks: Shanahan U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is focused on building international consensus following attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East that the United States has blamed https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks/trump-blames-iran-for...
10:00, 06/15/2019

Oil climbs 3% on hopes U.S.-China trade talks resume, Mideast tension Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would hold an extensive meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit later this month....
19:52, 06/18/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Profit-taking hits UAE markets, Saudi inches up Abu Dhabi's stock market slid on Monday, affected by profit-taking and a sell-off in its financial shares, while Saudi Arabia was the only major Gulf market to rise. The Abu Dhabi index lost 0.9 percent in its fourth straight day of declines, wit...
17:13, 04/29/2019

Former Missouri governor and SEAL Eric Greitens to deploy to Mideast with Navy Former Missouri governor and former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens says he will deploy with the Navy to the Middle East this year, according to a new report....
19:52, 05/23/2019

Port visit canceled to speed aircraft carrier’s deployment to Mideast The decision to have the USS Abraham Lincoln skip a planned trip to Croatia was in response to “recent and clear indications” that Iran was preparing to attack U.S. troops, officials said....
00:13, 05/08/2019

France's Macron speaks to Iran's Rouhani to try to ease Mideast tension President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday as part of a French initiative to prevent an escalation of tensions in the Middle East, Macron's office said in a statement....
21:26, 06/25/2019

Oil slips but ends week higher on Mideast supply disruption fears Oil prices edged lower on Friday due to demand fears amid a standoff in Sino-U.S. trade talks, but both benchmarks ended the week higher on rising concerns over supply disruptions in Middle East shipments due to U.S.-Iran political tensions....
22:39, 05/17/2019

Trump team faces tough audiences as it sells Mideast plan JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump’s top Mideast advisers face skeptical audiences as they visit several locations in the region and in Europe to rally support for their “economy-first” plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. The W...
20:39, 05/28/2019

U.S. Mideast plan to boost Palestinian resistance: Iran parliament head Iran's parliament speaker said on Sunday a U.S. Middle East peace plan was "toying with a nation's dignity" and would lead to stronger resistance against Israel by Palestinian militant groups, the Iranian state news agency IRNA reported....
17:39, 06/23/2019

US Could Send More Troops To Mideast Amid Iran Tensions: Pentagon Chief The United States said Thursday it was considering deploying more troops to the Middle East as it looks for ways to enhance the protection of its forces in the turbulent region amid simmering tensions......
15:00, 05/24/2019

Trump Administration Eyes Troops, Quick Weapons Sales for Mideast The Trump administration is poised to send additional troops to the Middle East and to rush billions of dollars in weapons to allies in the region, steps that come amid oscillating levels of U.S.-Iranian tensions....
23:26, 05/23/2019

Bahrain defends decision to host White House Mideast meeting Bahrain is defending its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people."...
18:39, 05/21/2019

Iranians march to back Palestinians, reject Trump Mideast plan Tens of thousands of Iranians marking the annual "Quds (Jerusalem) Day" in the Islamic Republic on Friday condemned a planned Middle East peace plan touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as the "deal of the century."...
10:26, 05/31/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi snaps losing streak, other Gulf markets mixed The Saudi market rose moderately on Monday, recovering some losses from previous sessions with most of its stocks gaining. Other indexes in the Gulf were mixed with Abu Dhabi and Qatar extending losses followin...
15:39, 06/17/2019

Henry Kissinger assesses Trump's 'Deal of the Century' for Mideast, praises Israeli PM Famed former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will mark his 96th birthday Monday, but he hasn't retired from sharing his insights on global affairs....
16:13, 05/24/2019

As Trump team prepares Mideast plan, Palestinians face financial crisis Israel and the United States are putting the financial squeeze on the Palestinian Authority, where opposition to a long-awaited U.S. peace plan and anger over Israeli sanctions remain strong....
14:00, 05/01/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Trade tensions, weak oil pressure most major Gulf markets The Abu Dhabi and Dubai stock markets dropped sharply on Thursday, affected by global trade tensions and falling oil prices, which sent most Middle Eastern bourses sliding. The Abu Dhabi index fell 1.4 percent, declining...
15:52, 05/09/2019

Pompeo authorizes emergency arms sale to Mideast allies in challenge to Congress President Trump authorized arms sales to Middle Eastern allies Friday despite congressional attempts to block recent weapons deals with Saudi Arabia....
08:00, 05/25/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Trade tensions, tanker attacks darken mood in Gulf markets Dubai and Abu Dhabi stock markets suffered their biggest single-day decline in years on Monday after several commercial ships were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Saudi shares had their worst day since mid-October after Riyadh...
16:39, 05/13/2019

Pentagon: US to send an additional 1,000 troops to Mideast in response to ‘hostile behavior’ by Iranian forces WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon: US to send an additional 1,000 troops to Mideast in response to ‘hostile behavior’ by Iranian forces....
03:00, 06/18/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai ends lower on property, banking as Gulf markets mixed Dubai's stock market closed down on Sunday, dragged lower by property and banking shares as Gulf markets ended the day mixed amid rising geopolitical tensions that have shaken investor confidence. Dubai's main index fell 2.2%, led by a 3.1% decl...
22:39, 05/19/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Bank dents Abu Dhabi as cement makers strengthen Saudi index The Abu Dhabi stock market fell sharply on Tuesday, dragged down by First Abu Dhabi Bank(FAB), while the Saudi index was lifted by its cement producers. Abu Dhabi's index dropped 1.4 percent as First Abu Dha...
15:52, 04/30/2019

Pentagon approves sending 1,000 more troops to Mideast as US releases new photos of tanker attack linked to Iran U.S. Central Command released new images Monday showing the aftermath of mine attacks against two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said he had approved a request from CENTCOM to send approximatel...
04:13, 06/18/2019

What it's like to vacation in Iraq Photographer Christian Lindgren travels to Iraq for an unconventional vacation. Find out what he did on holiday in a destination synonymous with conflict....
17:13, 04/30/2019

U.S. officials say Pentagon will present plans to White House to send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast amid Iran tension WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Pentagon will present plans to White House to send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast amid Iran tension....
01:39, 05/23/2019

Iran crisis: US planes barred over parts of the Mideast; global airlines reroute flights after drone downed The Persian Gulf is home to some of the world’s top long-haul carriers, who already have been battered by Trump’s travel bans targeting a group of predominantly Muslim countries.       ...
14:13, 06/21/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, there are concerns Iraq could once again get caught in the power play, just as it is on the path to recovery...
09:39, 05/18/2019

Once again Iraq caught up in U.S.-Iran tension When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you’re not going to stand with us, stand aside....
13:52, 05/18/2019

In Iraq Museum, ‘Things There That Are Nowhere Else in the World’ The Iraq Museum has a majestic, world-class collection of ancient art dating back 5,000 years, but it struggles to connect with an audience of younger Iraqis....
10:00, 06/09/2019

The Latest: Iraq to try help end crisis between US and Iran The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:15 a.m....
16:13, 05/26/2019

A conflict with Iran would not be like the Iraq War. It would be worse. The dispute between a U.S. administration led by a tough-talking Republican president and an embattled but antagonistic Middle Eastern power has reminded many observers of the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003....
06:00, 05/15/2019

Iraq's southern oil exports at 3.5 mln bpd so far in May, official says Iraq's oil exports from its southern ports have reached 3.5 million barrels a day (bpd) crude oil as of Saturday, South Oil Company chief Ihsan Abdul Jabbar told Reuters....
03:13, 05/19/2019

US pulls some government employees from Iraq Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces....
14:52, 05/15/2019

Iraq sentences two more French citizens to death The verdicts take the number of French citizens who have been found guilty of joining Islamic State to 11. Legal experts have said the rulings leave an "indelible stain" on the presidency of Emmanuel Macron....
22:00, 06/03/2019

Iraq sentences last 2 French IS members to death BEIRUT (AP) — An Iraqi judicial official says a Baghdad court has sentenced to death two more French nationals convicted of being members of the Islamic State group. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the...
16:13, 06/03/2019

UK F-35 fighters fly missions from Cyprus over Syria, Iraq NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Britain’s defense secretary says the country’s most advanced military aircraft, the Lightning F-35B, has flown its first missions over Syria and Iraq as part of the ongoing operations against the Islamic State group...
13:52, 06/25/2019

Rains like no other: Iraq is tested in era of climate change After years of meager rains and scorching summers, the wettest winter in a generation has revived Iraq's famous rivers and filled its lakes, bringing welcome relief to a country facing severe water challenges in the era of climate change....
09:26, 05/02/2019

Iraq warns of war if regional tensions not managed well Iraq's president told an emergency Arab summit in Saudi Arabia on Thursday that regional and international tensions with Iran could spark a war if not managed well and voiced hope that Iran's security would not be targeted....
02:39, 05/31/2019

Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between the US and Iran BAGHDAD — Iraq offered Sunday to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels. Iraqi foreign minister, Mohamm...
20:52, 05/26/2019

Iraq sentences 3 French citizens to death Kevin Gonot, Leonard Lopez and Salim Machou have one month to apply for the ruling to be overturned. The trio are accused of joining the "Islamic State" terrorist organization....
09:00, 05/27/2019

U.N.'s Bachelet says 55,000 linked to IS in Syria, Iraq should be tried or freed U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that 55,000 captured Islamic State fighters, including foreigners, and their families detained in Syria and Iraq should face fair prosecution or be freed....
11:13, 06/24/2019

German FM in Iraq to address regional tensions German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is in Iraq as part of a wider trip to the Middle East seeking to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States....
12:26, 06/08/2019

Escalating Iran crisis looks a lot like the path US took to Iraq war The U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003 based on flawed intelligence supported by hawkish policy makers. Is it doomed to repeat the error with Iran?        ...
14:00, 05/30/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in escalating US-Iran tensions When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside....
23:39, 05/17/2019

Will IS fighters face an international court in Iraq? Calls for an international tribunal to prosecute "Islamic State" fighters are growing louder ahead of an EU meeting. European states, including Germany, refuse to bring some of their citizens-turned-militants home....
03:26, 06/07/2019

Canadian man gets 26 years for aiding in murder of US troops in Iraq A Canadian man who aided in the 2009 murder of five American soldiers in Iraq was sentenced to 26 years in jail by a Brooklyn federal judge Tuesday — despite objections from the victims’ families. Several of the slain soldiers’ grief-stricken relativ...
03:13, 06/19/2019

2020 rival on Biden's abortion reversal: 'Now do the Iraq War' 2020 presidential contender Seth Moulton offered a backhanded compliment to Joe Biden for reversing his support for the Hyde Amendment, a provision that largely prohibits federal money being used for abortions....
19:52, 06/07/2019

Iraq walks Iran-US tightrope as tensions escalate The United States claims militia with ties to Iran are planning attacks against its personnel in Iraq. Whether true or not, tensions between Iran and the US are putting Iraq in a tough position....
04:13, 05/16/2019

Turkey says it has 'neutralized' 43 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) had been "neutralized" so far as part of an operation Ankara launched in northern Iraq 13 days ago....
12:52, 06/08/2019

Iraq awards gas recovery contract to China's CPECC A Chinese energy company has been awarded a contract to recover natural gas from Iraq's Halfaya oil field to fuel power stations in the country's underserved Maysan province....
18:39, 05/08/2019

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes near Iraq's Sulaimaniya: USGS A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck near the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Local medics said no injuries were reported and officials said there was no significant material damage....
14:39, 05/11/2019

Iraq gets new extension for Iran energy sanctions waiver BAGHDAD (AP) — Two Iraqi officials say the United States has given Iraq a new 90-day extension for an Iran sanctions waiver allowing Baghdad to import electricity and natural gas from Tehran. An Iraqi official told The Associated Press on Saturday th...
16:13, 06/15/2019

U.S. orders non-emergency workers to leave Iraq embassy The U.S. State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel from its embassy in Iraq as a result of rising tensions in the region, officials said Wednesday....
15:39, 05/15/2019

Gunmen kill five members of a family near Iraq's Mosul Gunmen shot dead five members of a family in an attack on their house near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul late on Wednesday, police officials and hospital sources said....
17:26, 05/09/2019

| New Zealand calls time on non-combat mission in Iraq New Zealand will begin scaling back its non-combat mission in Iraq and bring home the last of its troops by mid-2020, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said....
11:00, 06/10/2019

New Zealand plans to withdraw all Iraq troops by next June New Zealand’s prime minister says her country will withdraw all of its troops from Iraq, where a contingent of 95 noncombat personnel have been training security forces...
09:26, 06/10/2019

Funeral For Soldier Killed In Iraq Scheduled For Today MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The funeral for a soldier who died while serving in Iraq will be held Monday in Madison County. It follows a day of mourning, as family and friends gathered for the visitation for Specialist Ryan Dennis Orin Riley ...
15:00, 05/06/2019

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq amid concerns over Iran Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another show of concern about alleged threats from Iran....
16:52, 05/15/2019

Pope Francis intends to visit Iraq in 2020 In a Vatican audience, the pope reiterated his desire to visit Baghdad, despite security concerns. He also called out Western hypocrisy for claiming to promote peace while selling weapons abroad....
17:52, 06/10/2019

Berlin: We're not reducing number of embassy staffers in Iraq for now Germany is keeping the number of staff at its embassy and consulate in Iraq constant for now, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday after Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq....
16:52, 05/15/2019

US orders non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq The U.S. Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-essential, non-emergency government staff to leave the country right away amid escalating tensions with Iran. The alert, published on the embassy’s website on Wednesday, com...
13:52, 05/15/2019

Widows of Iraq’s war pick up the threads of fragmented lives MOSUL, Iraq – In a workshop in a bombed-out factory in Mosul, Najlaa Abdelrahman joins scores of other women on a production line as they sew garments and try to knit their lives back together. The mother of three lost her husband during the wa...
23:00, 05/13/2019

Rocket attack at major oil base in Iraq – two injured A ROCKET exploded on the site of major oil companies, including US giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq's city of Basra this morning, wounding two Iraqi workers....
13:26, 06/19/2019

Widows of Iraq's war pick up the threads of fragmented lives In a workshop in a bombed-out factory in Mosul, Najlaa Abdelrahman joins scores of other women on a production line as they sew garments and try to knit their lives back together....
13:00, 05/18/2019

Trump awards highest military honor to Iraq vet President Donald Trump is awarding the nation's highest military honor to an Iraq veteran who cleared an insurgent strongpoint and allowed members of his platoon to move to safety. (June 25)        ...
05:39, 06/26/2019

The Latest: 2 rockets land on oil company sites in Iraq Iraqi officials say two rockets have landed on oil company sites in Iraq’s southern Basra province, one landing near the facilities of a Turkish company hours after a similar attack on an Exxon Mobil Corp. site that injured three...
18:13, 06/19/2019

Iraq: Yazidis to accept survivors of IS rape, not children The spiritual council for Iraq's Yazidi community says it will not embrace the children of women raped by Islamic State group men, just days after it said it would accept "all survivors" of the extremist group's attempted annihilation of the minority...
17:52, 04/28/2019

US War Pilot, Shot Down In Iraq 15 Years Ago, Returns As Senator Tammy Duckworth, the helicopter pilot who lost her legs when she was shot down over Iraq 15 years ago, returned to the country for the first time this week as a US senator, her office said Friday....
05:00, 04/29/2019

UN envoy: Islamic State revival in Iraq must be prevented The U.N. envoy for Iraq is calling for “wide-based international support” to prevent Islamic State extremists from regaining a foothold in the country...
03:39, 05/22/2019

France approves of trials in Iraq for French IS fighters France's foreign affairs ministry says the Iraqi court that sentenced three French citizens to death for being members of the Islamic State group has jurisdiction to rule in the case....
14:52, 05/27/2019

Iraq, Germany's Siemens sign power agreement Iraq and German giant Siemens have signed a framework electricity agreement potentially worth billions of dollars. The Iraqi premier was in Berlin to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel....
16:26, 05/01/2019

Iraq will 'cooperate' with Siemens on power grid plan Iraq's government said on Monday it would "cooperate" with German engineering group Siemens in a potential deal to develop the country's power grid, but gave no further details....
21:26, 04/29/2019

The Latest: Clerics warn Iraq could be pulled into Iran war DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Two influential Shiite figures in Iraq are warning ...
11:00, 05/20/2019

Charity: Iraq excludes 45,000 children born under IS rule An international charity says an estimated 45,000 children in Iraq who were born under the rule of the Islamic State group are being excluded from society because the government denies them documentation and ID papers....
11:52, 04/30/2019

Iraq Sentences Seven ISIS Fighters From France to Death Iraq handed death sentences this week to seven French citizens who joined Islamic State, in trials that have drawn criticism from rights groups and spotlighted the challenges of dealing with captured foreign fighters....
17:13, 05/30/2019

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Iraq War hero President Trump awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday to former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia for his heroic actions as a squad leader in Fallujah, making him the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the recognition. During Operation Phantom Fury i...
01:13, 06/26/2019

| Iraq warns of 'danger of war' as Iran's top diplomat visits Iraqi leaders have warned of the risks of war during a visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose country is locked in a tense standoff with the United States....
22:39, 05/27/2019

French ISIS Supporters on Death Row in Iraq Ask for Mercy France is facing criticism from rights advocates that 11 of its citizens and one resident will hang in Iraq for supporting ISIS. Will it try to save them?...
04:39, 06/04/2019

Iraqi PM denies allegations attack drones took off from Iraq BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister is denying allegations that drones which targeted Saudi oil pipelines last month could have taken off from Iraq, rather than Yemen. The attack — claimed by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who are ...
12:52, 06/26/2019

Iraq hands over 188 Turkish children of suspected IS members BAGHDAD (AP) — A judiciary spokesman says Iraq has handed over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State militants to Turkey. Judge Abdul Sattar Bayraqdar says Wednesday’s handover took place at the Baghdad airport, in the presence of rep...
14:00, 05/29/2019

The Latest: UK raises threat level for its personnel in Iraq DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Sky News is reporting that the U.K. has raised the t...
15:13, 05/16/2019

Rocket Strikes at Site of Foreign Oil Firms in Iraq A rocket hit a compound in southern Iraq used by Exxon Mobil and other international oil firms, heightening fears among Iraqi officials that tensions between the U.S. and Iran would spill into their country....
03:13, 06/20/2019

After years of war and drought, Iraq's bumper crop is burning Iraqi farmer Riyadh woke on May 13 to find his wheat crop ablaze. In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle which he believes was an explosive device detonated in the night to start the fire....
09:26, 06/20/2019

| HRW condemns France 'outsourcing' of ISIS trials to Iraq Human Rights Watch has condemned France's "outsourcing" of trials of Islamic State group suspects to "abusive justice systems", after seven of its nationals have this week been sentenced to death in Iraq....
11:39, 06/01/2019

ExxonMobil employees evacuating oil field in southern Iraq Employees of Energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Saturday....
19:26, 05/18/2019

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Iraq War veteran The president presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia, of New York. He is the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the honor....
11:13, 06/26/2019

GenDyn tapped for 120mm tank ammunition for Iraq General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $92.4 million contract to produce 120mm ammunition cartridges for Iraq's M1A1 Abrams tanks....
20:13, 05/16/2019

Exclusive: Islamic State suspects sent by U.S. from Syria to Iraq U.S. forces have quietly sent at least 30 suspected foreign Islamic State fighters captured in Syria last year and in late 2017 to stand trial in Iraq, interviews with the men, Iraqi sources and court documents show....
10:39, 05/29/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Global trade tensions, Ramadan dent appetite for Gulf stocks The Egyptian blue-chip index slid sharply to its worst day in six months on Wednesday, mirroring weak global sentiment, while Saudi Arabia's index fell, pressured by global tensions and investors retreating from markets during the Muslim holy month o...
16:13, 05/08/2019

Ramadan: ‘It will be a test but the peace you get is beautiful’ A month of fasting brings both challenge and rewards. Three Muslims explain how they combine its spirituality with their busy livesTonight, after sunset, hundreds of millions of Muslims across the world will embark on Ramadan, the ninth and holiest m...
22:00, 05/05/2019

Children’s Peace garden vandalized TUCSON – The Children’s Peace Garden at Manuel Herrera Jr. Park is a place that was built for local children to come and find comfort. Monday, the garden was trashed by vandals. Pots and plants smashed, benches turned over and graffiti on...
06:26, 05/17/2019

| Iraq excludes 45 000 children born under ISIS rule - charity An estimated 45 000 children in Iraq who were born under the rule of the Islamic State group are being excluded from society because the government denies them documentation and ID papers, an international charity said....
09:00, 05/01/2019

Iraq begins examining Yazidi mass graves remains Iraq will use DNA testing to identify the remains of 141 bodies found in mass graves believed to contain the Yazidi victims of Islamic State group massacres, the head of the country's forensics administration said on Sunday....
18:00, 06/09/2019

France denies Iraq has yet asked for money to try jihadist fighters France's foreign ministry denied on Thursday a report that it had been asked by Iraqi authorities to pay up to $2 million per fighter for Baghdad to deal with French jihadists transferred from Syria to Iraq....
17:52, 06/13/2019

France Hands ISIS Suspects to Iraq, Which Sentences Them to Hang For countries struggling with what to do with their citizens who joined the Islamic State, Iraq offers a solution. But does Iraqi justice meet international standards?...
22:52, 05/29/2019

Sen. Duckworth Returns to Iraq for 1st Time Since Being Shot Down and Losing Her Legs (CHICAGO) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth has returned to Iraq for the first time since the helicopter she was piloting was shot down during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. The Illinois Democrat said Friday that she led a bipartisan congressional ...
21:26, 04/29/2019

Siemens pips GE in race for Iraq's $14 billion electricity scheme Siemens is well placed to win the bulk of orders flowing from a $14 billion scheme to rebuild Iraq's electricity infrastructure following years of war, the country's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said in Berlin on Tuesday....
18:13, 04/30/2019

US Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made an unannounced trip to Iraq, as Washington warns Iran against any action against American interests in the Middle East....
05:13, 05/08/2019

The Latest: US blames Iran for tanker bombings, Iraq attack WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran tensions (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq....
08:13, 05/25/2019

Iraq sentences three French citizens to death for joining Isis Human rights groups have criticised the country’s trials of fighters captured in SyriaAn Iraqi court has sentenced three French citizens to death after they were found guilty of joining Islamic State, a court official said.Captured in Syria by a US-b...
18:00, 05/26/2019

Iraq offers to mediate between US, Iran amid ongoing tensions Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels....
10:39, 05/27/2019

US imposes sanctions on Iraq-based affiliate of Iran’s Guard WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on an Iraq-based affiliate of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. The Treasury Department says the penalties target the South Wealth Resources Company in Baghdad and two executives. The U...
17:00, 06/12/2019

France says it opposes death penalty as four French sentenced in Iraq France opposes the death penalty in principle but accepts Iraqi sovereignty, its foreign ministry said on Monday, as a fourth French citizen was sentenced to death in Iraq for being part of the Islamic State militant group....
15:26, 05/27/2019

France seeks to save IS jihadis from death penalties in Iraq PARIS (AP) — France’s foreign minister says his government is working to spare four French former members of the Islamic State group from execution after Iraq sentenced them to death. However, France has made no effort to bring back captured Fr...
12:26, 05/28/2019

Rory Stewart: I've negotiated in Iraq - I can handle the Tories He's electrifying crowds on the campaign trail by speaking Dari and standing for the 'radical centre'. Tory leadership hopeful Rory Stewart tells Charlotte Edwardes and Joe Murphy why time in Afghanistan prepared him for No 10...
19:39, 05/28/2019

France calls on Iraq to spare six of its citizens from death penalty Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday said France was intensifying diplomatic efforts to prevent six of its citizens being executed in Iraq after they were sentenced to death for belonging to Islamic State....
00:00, 05/29/2019

No Iran threat in Syria or Iraq, top British officer says, contradicting US Deputy commander of anti-Isis coalition rebuts White House justification for sending troopsThe top British general in the US-led coalition against Isis has said there is no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria, directly contra...
21:00, 05/14/2019

Bomb attack on Shiite militiamen kills 7 in eastern Iraq BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group says a roadside bomb has hit a bus carrying its fighters in eastern Iraq, killing seven people and wounding 26. The Popular Mobilization Forces said in a statement that the bomb hit the bus in the eas...
18:26, 05/19/2019

Rep. Duncan Hunter Admits He Probably Killed 'Hundreds of Civilians' in Iraq California Rep. Duncan Hunter, previously best known for investigations into his misuse of funds while in office and vaping on the floor of Congress, went on a Barstool Sports podcast last week and inexplicably admitted to killing hundreds of innocen...
17:13, 06/03/2019

Iraq, U.S. deny planned evacuation of contractors from Iraqi base Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors....
00:00, 06/23/2019

Moulton takes swipe at Biden over abortion reversal: 'Now do the Iraq War' 2020 longshot Seth Moulton on Friday took a swipe at former Vice President Joe Biden after he reversed his decades-long stance on federal funding for abortions -- by challenging him to also admit he was "wrong" in supporting the Iraq War....
17:52, 06/07/2019

Pro-Iran Militias Denounce Rocket Strike Near U.S. Embassy in Iraq The pro-Iran groups are seeking to distance themselves from an attack that threatens to inflame tensions amid efforts to de-escalate a crisis between Washington and Tehran....
19:26, 05/20/2019

As US-Iran Tension Simmers, Rocket Fired Near Iraq's US Embassy A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions, on Sunday night, falling near the US Embassy but causing no......
17:00, 05/20/2019

US non-essential personnel ordered to leave Iraq Embassy, consulate The State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy and consulate in Iraq to leave the country amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, the agency said in a security alert on its website early Wednesday morning. Th...
12:00, 05/15/2019

Iraqi Shiite figures warn US-Iran war could 'burn' Iraq Leading Iraqi Shiite figures warned Monday against attempts to pull their country into a war between the U.S. and Iran, saying it would turn Iraq into a battlefield yet again, just as it is on the path to recovery....
14:00, 05/20/2019

The Latest: Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to immediate...
18:13, 05/18/2019

Medic testifies he killed Islamic State fighter in Iraq A Navy SEAL medic shocked the murder trial of special operations chief Edward Gallagher Thursday when he testified that he killed a wounded Islamic State fighter in 2017 in an act of mercy....
16:26, 06/21/2019

Iraq's racy TV in Ramadan revives an industry - and draws censure On a studio set in Baghdad, a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor, in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraq's entertainment industry....
19:39, 05/21/2019

Rep. Duncan Hunter: Iraq unit 'killed probably hundreds of civilians' California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter said that as an artillery officer, his unit "killed probably hundreds of civilians" during his 2004 tour in Fallujah, Iraq....
17:52, 06/03/2019

Military officer says no rise in Iran threat in Iraq, Syria WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior officer in the U.S.-led military coalition combating the Islamic State says there is no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria. British Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika (gee-ka), speaking from coalition headquart...
17:52, 05/14/2019

Iraq Court Sentences Two French Men To Death For Being ISIS Fighters An Iraqi court sentenced two French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of being members of ISIS, a prosecutor told Reuters. Iraq is conducting trials of thousands of suspected ISIS......
13:26, 06/02/2019

A dozen French ISIS members sentenced to death in Iraq Two more French members of the Islamic State were convicted on terrorism charges and sentenced to die by the Iraqi government Monday, meaning that all eleven French citizens and one French resident who have been put on trial in Iraq in recent days ar...
21:00, 06/04/2019

The Latest: German military resumes training mission in Iraq TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The German Defense Ministry says it’s resuming its military t...
11:39, 05/17/2019

GE poised for significant power orders in Iraq after U.S. push -sources General Electric Co potentially stands to win a large share of multibillion-dollar contracts to rebuild Iraq's electricity system, reflecting a change in how Iraq intends to award the work after the United States lobbied for GE, according to sources...
19:52, 06/14/2019

Rep. Duncan Hunter says his unit ‘killed probably hundreds of civilians’ in Iraq The California Republican’s remarks in a podcast interview are his latest eyebrow-raising comments since being charged in 2018 with spending campaign funds on personal expenses....
03:39, 06/04/2019

Bahrain asks its citizens to leave Iran, Iraq 'immediately' U.S.-allied Bahrain warned its citizens on Saturday against travel to Iraq and Iran and asked those already there to return "immediately" for their safety, state news agency BNA said....
15:52, 05/18/2019

US orders American civilians out of Iraq as tensions with Iran escalate HOW MANY TROOPS?: One thing seems clear this morning. The Pentagon has drawn up contingency plans to deploy thousands more U.S. troops to the Persian Gulf region to deter Iran if it commits any hostile action against American interests....
13:26, 05/15/2019

Stay Away From Wedding Loans How are the kids paying for weddings these days? With loans. For a party that lasts a single day. The Washington Post examined the the practice of taking out a personal loan to pay for your nuptial celebration. And while it’s not a surprising read, i...
03:00, 06/26/2019

On Politics: The Trade War Is Here to Stay The Trump administration announced an aid package for farmers to mollify an important political constituency hurt by the escalating trade clash with China....
15:00, 05/24/2019

Kemba: 'Would take less' to stay with Hornets Three-time All-Star point guard Kemba Walker says he'd be willing to work with the Hornets and would take less than the supermax $221 million contract he's eligible to receive to re-sign with Charlotte....
19:00, 06/13/2019

Want to Stay Healthy as You Age? Let Go of Anger Though emotions are often fleeting, they can have a lasting impact on your health. Stress, for example, may heighten the risk of both chronic and acute health conditions, while happiness can improve wellbeing. Now, a small new study published in the ...
22:00, 05/14/2019

Pete Holmes On the Finding Inner Peace in Any Situation Pete Holmes (star of HBO's Crashing and host of the You Made It Weird podcast) on how expectations are ruining your reality, why everything and what Disneyland can teach you about spirituality....
03:26, 06/05/2019

‘He'd like to see peace on Earth’: how a dog became mayor of a California town Idyllwild’s highest-ranking official may not have political power, but he has the tiny town’s heart in his pawsThe mayor of Idyllwild, California, was “born into public service”, according to his top aide. He took office at just 11 weeks old and spen...
05:26, 06/06/2019

How the sheer hell of ultrarunning led me to a strange peace He was often on the verge of giving up such gruelling challenges, but eventually Adharanand Finn found that ultrarunning led him to a meditative stateI never wanted to run an ultra marathon. I’ve always loved running, the freedom of it, the childish ...
11:39, 06/02/2019

Metta World Peace Is Ready for His Closeup. Again. World Peace, known as Ron Artest for much of his N.B.A. career, has become a strong voice on mental health and the subject of a documentary. But he knows many remember him for one thing: the brawl....
04:52, 05/29/2019

Russian WW2 veteran, 100, calls for peace on Victory Day Centenarian World War Two veteran Nikolay Bagayev will be among Russians across the country commemorating the anniversary of the war's end on Thursday. He told his story to his granddaughter, Reuters Moscow bureau reporter Olesya Astakhova....
21:26, 05/08/2019

US and Palestinians clash over US plan for peace with Israel A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is urging support for the Trump administration’s “vision” — but the top Palestinian diplomat says all indications are it will be “conditions for surrender.”...
02:26, 05/10/2019

Pope appeals for peace, dialogue in Sudan Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for peace in Sudan following a bloody crackdown by security forces on pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum last week....
13:52, 06/09/2019

The Latest: Palestinians say US plan won’t deliver peace MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding a U.S.-hosted conference in Bahrain about Washington’s economic plan for the Palestinians (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The Palestinian Liberation Organization has reiterated its reje...
12:52, 06/26/2019

Baghdad’s Green Zone, a barometer of war and peace BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad’s Green Zone has been a barometer for tension and conflict in Iraq for nearly two decades. The 4-square mile (10-square kilometer) heavily guarded strip on the banks of the Tigris River was known as “Little America&...
10:13, 05/31/2019

| Palestinians protest, strike over US peace plan Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated throughout the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip against the launch of the US administration's Middle East peace plan....
03:13, 06/26/2019

Palestinians reject US's €50 billion peace plan Palestinian officials have described as "abstract promises" a new $50 billion investment plan for the Palestinian economy. The Palestinian Authority will boycott a two-day peace conference in Bahrain next week....
04:13, 06/23/2019

Mike Pompeo visits Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran Secretary of state abruptly pulls out of Berlin meeting with the German chancellor, Angela MerkelThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, cancelled a long-established plan to hold talks with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin on Tuesday, ...
05:13, 05/08/2019

U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Iraq Amid Tensions With Iran (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Iran’s supreme leader issued a veiled threat in the same speech in which he stated that “no one is seeking war,” saying it wouldn’t be difficult for the Islamic Republic to enrich uranium ...
14:52, 05/15/2019

Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq amid tensions with Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced, dead-of-night jaunt to Iraq on Tuesday, showing support for the country’s government in the face as escalating tensions between the US and Iran. Pompeo came and went in Baghdad in just four ho...
06:52, 05/08/2019

U.S. Embassy in Iraq Orders Staff to Leave as Iran Tensions Rise The Trump administration ordered a partial withdrawal of its diplomats from Iraq on Wednesday, as Washington warned of heightened threats from Iran and Tehran-backed Shiite militias....
02:52, 05/16/2019

State Department orders non-emergency personnel to leave Iraq posts NBC News- The State Department has ordered “non-emergency U.S. government employees” in Iraq to leave its embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil amid tensions with neighboring Iran. The State Department has ordered personnel home f...
21:13, 05/15/2019

UPDATE 1-Iraq oil minister says deal with Exxon close, slowed by evacuation A major oil deal between Iraq and Exxon Mobil was "very close" but had been slowed by Exxon's decision on Saturday to evacuate its international staff from the West Qurna oil field, Iraq's Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Sunday....
22:39, 05/19/2019

U.S. Blames Iran For Recent Tanker Bombings Near the U.A.E. and Iraq Rocket Attack (WASHINGTON) — A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq. Vice Admiral Michael Gilday says the U.S. has a high degree of confidence t...
22:00, 05/24/2019

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave 'blessing' for tanker attacks Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran, which U.S. sources believe encouraged Sunday's attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf....
02:13, 05/16/2019

Germany suspends Iraq training mission as US pulls out diplomatic staff Germany's Bundeswehr has halted its military training exercises in Iraq amid heightened tensions in the region. The US has put troops on high alert and removed nonemergency diplomatic staff from Baghdad and Erbil....
23:52, 05/15/2019

France opposes Iraq's death penalty against French Isis trio Men captured in Syria by US-backed force fighting jihadists have 30 days to lodge appealFrance has confirmed it would take “the necessary steps” to try to prevent Iraq carrying out the death penalty against three French citizens convicted of fighting...
11:52, 05/27/2019

Inherent Resolve: 1,300 civilians accidentally killed in Syria, Iraq since 2014 U.S.-led fighting in Iraq and Syria have inadvertently killed more than 1,300 civilians over the last five years, U.S. military officials said Friday....
19:39, 05/31/2019

As tensions escalate with Iran, Pompeo briefs Iraq on the threat to US forces POMPEO’S SURPRISE SIDE TRIP: With tensions rising between the United States and Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly canceled a stop in Germany to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and instead made a quick in-and-out visit to Iraq....
22:39, 05/08/2019

White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War The plans call for up to 120,000 American troops but not a land invasion of Iran. They were updated at the request of John R. Bolton, the national security adviser....
02:00, 05/14/2019

Germany and Netherlands halt training schemes in Iraq as tensions rise Moves follow US embassy in Baghdad ordering all but emergency staff to leaveGermany and the Netherlands have suspended their military training programmes in Iraq because of a perceived security threat in the wake of rising US-Iranian tensions in the ...
20:39, 05/15/2019

U.S. Embassy orders staff to leave Iraq amid Iran tensions U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert and the State Dept. orders all non-essential staff to leave the country right away.        ...
12:26, 05/15/2019

UPDATE 1-Siemens pips GE in race for $14 bln Iraq electricity infrastructure rebuild Siemens is well placed to win the bulk of orders flowing from a $14 billion scheme to rebuild Iraq's electricity infrastructure following years of war, the country's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said in Berlin on Tuesday....
15:52, 04/30/2019

UPDATE 6-Iraq, U.S. deny planned evacuation of contractors from Iraqi base Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors....
00:52, 06/23/2019

Army Staff Sgt. Becomes First Living Veteran to Receive the Medal of Honor for Iraq War President Donald Trump awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia on Tuesday at a White House ceremony for his heroic actions during the Battle of Fallujah. Bellavia is the only living serviceman to receive the na...
01:39, 06/26/2019

Kuwait emir to visit Iraq amid Gulf tensions: KUNA Kuwait's ruler will visit Iraq on Wednesday, state news agency KUNA reported, saying the trip comes amid unprecedented regional tensions after attacks on tankers in the Gulf....
12:52, 06/18/2019

Iraq War vet recounts chasing after California synagogue gunman: ‘I scared the hell out of him’ The Iraq War veteran who fearlessly rushed the Southern California synagogue shooter said he acted on instinct when he heard gunshots ring out during services on Saturday morning....
18:26, 04/29/2019

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, two hurt A rocket landed at the headquarters for several global major oil companies, including U.S. giant ExxonMobil, in Iraq's southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding two Iraqi workers, police said....
06:39, 06/19/2019

Iraqi-Canadian receives 26 years for plot to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq A federal judge in New York sentenced an Iraqi-Canadian man to 26 years in prison Tuesday for plotting to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq, the Justice Department announced....
09:26, 06/19/2019

Wounded by Chemical Weapons in Iraq, Veterans Fight a Lonely Battle for Help Annette Nellis and three other airmen came forward with health issues years after they were exposed to chemicals during a training exercise. When will the military provide the recognition they were promised?...
11:26, 06/26/2019

No casualties reported after Iraq air base home to U.S. troops hit by mortar shells The attack comes amid rising tensions in the Middle East between the United States and Iran, which ratcheted up on Thursday after suspected attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Iran has denied involvement....
15:26, 06/15/2019

Canadian citizen gets 26 years after US soldiers killed in Iraq suicide attack “There’s no excuse for even trying to kill American soldiers,” the judge said, adding the sentence “sends a message” to anyone contemplating similar conduct.        ...
13:00, 06/19/2019

Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq as US steps up warnings to Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad Tuesday to show support for the Iraqi government as the Trump administration intensified its pressure campaign against Iran....
03:52, 05/08/2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes surprise trip to Iraq US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad over concerns Iran "is escalating their activity." The visit saw Pompeo skip a trip to Germany where he had been due to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel....
03:00, 05/08/2019

U.S. refiners tap Iraq, West Africa and Brazil for scarce crude supplies U.S. refiners have turned to several lesser-used oil suppliers in the wake of U.S. sanctions that restricted usual providers of widely-used grades as they gear up for peak driving season....
19:39, 05/06/2019

Paper Round: De Gea set to stay at United "David de Gea could sign a new contract, Chelsea stars are in limbo, Atletico Madrid want Hector Bellerin and Spurs face competition for Tanguy Ndombele."...
13:00, 06/22/2019

Pochettino keen to stay at Spurs "Mauricio Pochettino is motivated to stay at Tottenham Hotspur so he can transform the London side into one of the best teams in the world, the manager said days after suggesting he could leave in the close season."...
14:39, 05/24/2019

MLB roundup: Cubs stay hot, walk off in 11 Jason Heyward hit a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 win over the visiting Miami Marlins on Wednesday night....
09:13, 05/09/2019

You Can Now Stay at a Taco Bell Resort (Yes Really) Are you ready to check into the Taco Bell Hotel? The fast food chain has announced that The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort will open in Palm Springs, Calif., for a limited time......
01:26, 05/17/2019

A city in trouble: is ransomware here to stay? Since the beginning of May, Baltimore has been crippled by a huge ransomware attack that has held many of the city’s IT systems hostage. The attack has ‘shut down’ thousands of government computers, causing everything from water ...
13:00, 06/20/2019

Visit Jersey Zoo – and stay the night It’s easy to sell glamping with animals to the kids but a more sceptical dad is also won over – particularly by the ‘deep connection’ with other speciesAs the sun sets, a perplexing array of sounds waft over the gently sloping meadow of our campsite....
12:39, 05/31/2019

| PSG say Mbappe to stay at club next season Paris Saint-Germain insisted that star striker Kylian Mbappe would stay at the club next season, despite the World Cup-winner hinting that he could leave....
22:26, 05/20/2019

Promoted: French GP - Come for the F1, stay for the entertainment Motorsport Live explains what else there is to keep everyone entertained throughout the packed three-day schedule through an-depth look at what the French GP is doing to make the 2019 event more than just a race...
14:00, 06/08/2019

Rozier: 'I might have to go' if Celts stay intact Terry Rozier on Tuesday discussed on ESPN First Take what went wrong with the Celtics this season and having to take a lesser role with the return of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward....
23:00, 05/14/2019

Loftus-Cheek on Hazard: We want him to stay Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek tells CNN that the players want Blues star Eden Hazard to remain at the club amid speculation he's leaving in 2019....
20:13, 05/21/2019

Trump’s Tariffs, Once Seen as Leverage, May Be Here to Stay The president’s latest trade measures have left the United States with the highest tariff rate among the most developed countries, outranking Canada, Germany, Russia and even China....
23:39, 05/14/2019

Trump gives Huawei a "stay of execution" Last year, when ZTE was in the midst of an Export Ban that prevented it from obtaining needed parts and components from the U.S., President Donald Trump surprised everyone with a tweet that called for the Commerce Department to lift the ban. Trump wr...
01:52, 05/21/2019

PSA: Stay away from this ‘Bitcoin Collector’ app – it’s malware Have you come across a new “Bitcoin Collector” program promising up to $45 worth of free cryptocurrency each day? It might sound enticing, but best to stay away: the app is a virus designed to infect your system with ransomware or password-stealing m...
23:26, 05/27/2019

How long should I stay in my loveless marriage? I want to leave. I feel trapped in my life and my husband makes no attempt to change – but we have a daughter and I’m not financially stableI have been in a loveless relationship for seven years. I feel like such an idiot for allowing this to go on f...
14:26, 06/07/2019

This is how I stay productive when flying economy It’s not just you. For the past forty years, airline seats have shrunk to the point where some carriers offer just 28 inches of pitch – defined as the distance from the back of your seat to the seat in front of you – to economy passengers. If you’re ...
03:13, 06/25/2019

On Politics: Trump’s Tariffs May Be Here to Stay President Trump’s tariffs were initially seen as a method to force other countries to drop their trade barriers. But they increasingly look like a permanent tool....
14:00, 05/15/2019

TCU’s Dixon says he decided to stay instead of going to UCLA IRVING, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Jamie Dixon says he decided to stay at his alma mater instead of going home to the West Coast even after UCLA was prepared to take care of the hefty buyout in his contract. Dixon said Wednesday at the Big 12 spring meet...
00:00, 05/30/2019

Make Your Peace With These Canceled and Concluded Netflix Shows Netflix giveth, like a new production deal to Janet Mock, and Netflix taketh away, like canceling Chambers. The teen psychological drama starring Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn won't......
18:13, 06/19/2019

Women seek voice in Afghan peace talks Afghan women are demanding a strong voice in peace talks between the government and the Taliban but are so far meeting resistance. (April 29)        ...
12:00, 04/29/2019

Peace discussion in Kabul opens under a political cloud Some critics are boycotting the event, which seeks to build consensus among 3,200 Afghans on negotiations with the Taliban, calling it a political stunt by President Ashraf Ghani....
01:26, 04/30/2019

Ivanka Trump Wants More Women Involved in Peace Processes In major peace talks from 1990 to 2017, women made up just 2% of mediators, 8% of negotiators and 5% of witnesses and signatories, according to the United Nations. Ivanka Trump wants to change that. In a roundtable discussion with lawmakers from both...
06:13, 06/13/2019

Libya's UN-recognised government launches peace initiative Plan comes after efforts to persuade US that White House had wrong message on LibyaLibya’s UN-recognised government in Tripoli has sought to break the deadlock in the country’s civil war by launching a peace initiative which will include a national p...
09:39, 06/17/2019

Iran's Supreme Leader Rails Against U.S. Peace Plan Iran’s supreme leader accused Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries of betraying the Palestinians by cooperating with the U.S. and Israel, in an attempt to rally regional supporters and raise the stakes for the Trump administration’s long-awaited pla...
23:00, 06/05/2019

Climate change threatens peace efforts: SIPRI The largest peacekeeping missions in the world are in countries most exposed to climate change, according to a Sweden-based research institute. Without new approaches, peace doesn't stand a chance, an expert told DW....
07:00, 06/26/2019

Afghan Leader Hosts Peace-Plan Assembly Afghan President Ashraf Ghani convened a rare assembly of prominent Afghans to hammer out an approach to peace talks with the Taliban, the latest attempt by the U.S.-backed government to insert itself into the peace process....
00:13, 04/30/2019

Pompeo Sees Afghan Peace Deal Possible by September Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that “the hour has come for peace” in Afghanistan and that he hopes there will be a peace deal with the Taliban by September....
05:39, 06/26/2019

UN envoy: Goal now must be Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan says all peace efforts including a new initiative by Germany and Qatar for talks among Afghans must be directed at starting formal negotiations between the government and the Taliban....
01:00, 06/20/2019

Turkey's Academics for Peace punished for anti-war protest "We will not be part of this crime." That's the protest call by academics who dared to criticize Turkey's military offensive against the Kurds. Hundreds of them have lost their jobs — some have been jailed....
16:26, 05/01/2019

Taliban Open New Front Against Aid Workers While Talking Peace The group was unusually harsh in its rhetoric toward main target, pointing out U.S. ties, even as peace talks with American envoys continued in Qatar....
15:00, 05/09/2019

Saudi Arabia, UAE will participate in peace plan workshop Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will send representatives to an economic workshop in Bahrain next month meant to be the first phase of President Donald Trump's peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians....
17:39, 05/22/2019

US says Egypt, Jordan and Morocco to attend peace workshop JERUSALEM (AP) — A White House official says that Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have confirmed their attendance at a U.S. conference this month in Bahrain, where the administration will unveil the economic portion of its plan for Mideast peace. The White...
19:26, 06/11/2019

International music festival sends message of peace at DMZ The DMZ Peace Train Music Festival brought international and local musicians to Cheorwon, South Korea for three days of music and entertainment in the shadow of the demilitarized zone border area with North Korea....
10:00, 06/11/2019

US uses images of canceled aid programs to promote peace plan The Trump administration was using a picture of a program it had financially crippled just months earlier, in order to promote its own controversial economic plan for the Palestinians....
11:52, 06/25/2019

U.S. to encourage investment in Palestinians as first part of peace plan The White House will unveil the first part of President Donald Trump's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan when it holds an international conference in Bahrain in late June to encourage investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, senior U.S. ...
03:13, 05/20/2019

Ukrainian journalist declines Aachen Peace Prize Ruslan Kotsaba has renounced the honor after coming in for criticism for anti-Semitic comments. The journalist had previously distanced himself from the statements and apologized....
21:26, 05/23/2019

U.S. to unveil economic plan for peace in Middle East The plan, which has been two years in the making, envisions large-scale investment and infrastructure work in the Palestinian territories. But the central political elements remain mostly unknown....
02:39, 05/20/2019

U.S., Taliban begin new peace negotiations for Afghan withdrawal Discussions between U.S. and Taliban mediators started Wednesday in Qatar with the goal of creating a lasting peace and a phased withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan....
16:39, 05/01/2019

Senator: Taliban ‘momentum’ complicating US peace talks Taliban momentum on the battlefield and divisions within Afghanistan’s central government are complicating negotiations over a withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, key lawmakers say....
14:00, 05/23/2019

The Latest: Survivor of executed serial killer at peace now The Latest on Execution-Serial Killer (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Prison officials say no one visited a serial killer facing execution for a murder spree that claimed the lives of 10 women in Florida in 1984....
10:13, 05/24/2019

Palestinians don't need Bahrain meeting, they need peace: finance minister Palestinians don't need this week's U.S.-led Bahrain meeting to develop their country, they need peace, Palestinian Finance Minister Shukri Bishara said on Sunday....
14:52, 06/23/2019

UPDATE 4-Iraq, U.S. deny U.S. forces preparing to evacuate contractors from Iraqi base Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors....
18:39, 06/22/2019

German foreign minister arrives in Iraq, seeks to address regional tensions German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas arrived in Iraq on Saturday as part of a wider trip to the Middle East seeking to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States....
15:52, 06/08/2019

Official Secrets: Keira Knightley stars in story of Iraq war whistleblower – trailer The trailer for a film based on the true story of GCHQ whistleblower Katharine Gun, called Official Secrets, has been released. Gun was working as a translator in 2003 when she leaked a confidential email to the Observer revealing US plans to spy on ...
20:26, 06/13/2019

France opposed in principle to execution in Iraq of three French Islamic State members The French foreign ministry said on Monday it was opposed in principle to the death penalty, but also said it accepted Iraqi sovereignty as Iraq's justice ministry sentenced three French citizens to death for their membership of Islamic State....
10:13, 05/27/2019

Saudi oil facilities attacked, U.S. sees threat in Iraq from Iran-backed forces Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two of its oil pumping stations on Tuesday, two days after the sabotage of oil tankers near the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. military said it was braced for "possibly imminent threats to U.S. forces in Iraq...
16:52, 05/15/2019

On Surprise Iraq Visit, Mike Pompeo Speaks Of "Imminent" Iran Threat Iraq has promised to guarantee the safety of US interests from Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday as he paid a surprise trip to Baghdad where he accused Tehran of planning "imminent"......
08:39, 05/08/2019

Pompeo not decided on extending waiver for Iraq to import Iran power: spokeswoman U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has not made a decision on extending a 90-day U.S. waiver exempting Iraq from sanctions to buy energy from Iran, a State Department spokeswoman said on Wednesday....
22:52, 05/29/2019

No increased threat from Iran-backed militia in Iraq, Syria-British general There has been no increase in the threat from Iran-backed militia against U.S.-led coalition forces battling remnants of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a senior British officer in the coalition told a Pentagon news briefing on Tuesday....
18:13, 05/14/2019

Iraq says I.S. remains threat, leader Baghdadi filmed video in 'remote area' Islamic State remains a potent threat around the world despite reduced capabilities, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, adding its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had made his latest video appearance in a "remote area"....
17:00, 04/30/2019

Iraq slams evacuation of Exxon Mobil foreign staff as 'political' move Iraq has expressed anger over Exxon Mobil's decision to evacuate its foreign staff from an oil field amid growing US-Iran tensions. The move came just days after Washington pulled out its staff from the Baghdad embassy....
21:52, 05/19/2019

Iraq war veteran accused of mowing down pedestrians in California charged with hate crimes An Iraq war veteran with a history of PTSD has been charged with hate crimes, in addition to murder charges, for mowing down pedestrians.        ...
12:00, 05/31/2019

U.S. Officials Raise Alarm of Iranian Threat Targeting American Troops in Iraq The White House and Pentagon made the decision after seeing intelligence that showed new activity on the part of Iranian forces since Friday, officials said....
16:52, 05/06/2019

UPDATE 3-Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, three hurt A rocket struck the site of the residential and operations headquarters of several global major oil companies, including U.S. giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq's southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding three people, Iraq's military said....
11:13, 06/19/2019

Iraq opposes final statement from Arab leaders' emergency meeting: live TV Iraq opposed on Friday a final statement released by Arab countries that were gathered for an emergency meeting in Saudi Arabia, which condemned Iran's "interference" in other countries' affairs, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said i...
02:39, 05/31/2019

Staff Sgt. David Bellavia becomes first living Iraq War veteran to receive Medal of Honor President Donald Trump is scheduled to present the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt. David Bellavia, the first living recipient who served in the Iraq War, for "conspicuous gallantry" in the Second Battle of Fallujah....
00:26, 06/26/2019

Iraq handing out thousands of death sentences in hasty trials for ISIS fighters As the dust from the years of ISIS occupation settles in a still damaged and bleeding Iraq, Baghdad has sentenced thousands of convicted Iraqi nationals and foreign fighters accused of membership to the brutal terrorist group to the gallows. But swif...
10:13, 06/08/2019

Saudi Arabia says firm stand needed to deter Iran, Iraq demurs Saudi Arabia's king told an emergency Arab summit on Friday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian "escalations" in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets, as American officials said a U.S. military deployment had deterred Tehran....
08:13, 05/31/2019

Sen. Ernst on US pulling embassy personnel from Iraq: We'd only evacuate in case of 'imminent threat' U.S. officials would only order diplomats to leave the American embassy in Iraq "if there had been an imminent threat," Senate Armed Services Committee Member Joni Ernst said. ...
02:26, 05/16/2019

‘Close to inconceivable': Trump’s Iran rhetoric sparks warning of Iraq war redux Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle warned President Donald Trump on Wednesday to avoid plunging the United States into another Iraq-like war in the Middle East, demanding more information about vague warnings that Iran might be planning attacks on ...
10:26, 05/16/2019

She’s 83 and a Famous Nun. Australia’s Catholic Leaders Want Her to Stay Away. Sister Joan Chittister, a well-known American feminist, was planning to speak at a Catholic conference in Melbourne, but the archbishop apparently intervened....
21:39, 06/24/2019

How Jason Day tries to stay one step ahead of the pain CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jason Day wants to repeat what he did a year ago, which is win the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. What he doesn’t want is a repeat of what has occurred too often in his career, which is finding himself hampered by an inju...
13:00, 05/02/2019

Ed Cooley rejects Michigan to stay at Providence Providence College men's basketball coach Ed Cooley signed a multiyear contract extension with the Friars after meeting with the University of Michigan on Monday....
23:39, 05/21/2019

Joe Biden Is on Top of the Democratic Primary Field. How Does He Stay There? Before Joe Biden announced his presidential campaign, the former vice president privately worried about the fundamentals. Could he raise the money needed to mount a credible campaign? Could he assemble a diverse and experienced staff? Would he be a g...
23:00, 06/05/2019

Researchers ask boaters to stay 100 metres away from whale The whale was seen in the Charlottetown harbour last Thursday, and more sightings were reported in the North, Hillsborough and West Rivers over the weekend....
23:13, 06/25/2019

Real Estate: Will Prices Stay Unaffordable? "U.S. Median Single-Family Median Annual Sales Price" may be a mouthful, but the chart you'll see in this 2-minute video is anything but confusing. Watch where prices have gone from the 1980s through today -- and see a clear conclusion as to what's n...
02:13, 05/16/2019

PSG lose to Reims, Monaco stay up in Ligue 1 "Champions Paris St Germain ended their Ligue 1 season on a sour note when they slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Stade de Reims on Friday as keeper Gianluigi Buffon was far from his best."...
02:26, 05/25/2019

Varane promises Real Madrid stay "Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has promised to stay at the club this summer despite rumours that he could move away from the Santiago Bernabeu."...
01:52, 05/22/2019

Tech to Trump: Stay tough on China For decades, Chinese policies have posed significant challenges to the tech sector. Laws and regulations have failed to deliver fair treatment, and have limited access to China’s markets for American and other non-Chinese companies....
14:00, 05/02/2019

Sevilla says Caparros won’t stay as coach for next season MADRID (AP) — Sevilla says Joaquin Caparros will not be the team’s coach next season. The Spanish club says Caparros will stay linked to the team but in a different position that will be announced in the future. The former sports director has c...
18:13, 05/22/2019

Animal Crossing delayed to March 20, but I can’t stay mad at it Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still coming, but it won't debut on the Nintendo Switch until March 2020. This is a delay, but it still looks great.Read More...
06:00, 06/12/2019

Hong Kong's Next-Gen Protesters: 'We Can't Stay Out of the Way Anymore' The demonstrators who have jammed Hong Kong’s streets over the past week or more have been overwhelmingly young and impatient about shaping the future of the city they love....
13:13, 06/17/2019

10 ways to stay tough after being knocked back Each person's journey is filled with hurdles, hardships and downright shocks to the system — here's some quick tips to build up that inner resilience....
10:13, 05/16/2019

Yankees stay on must-have script to kick off doubleheader KANSAS CITY, Mo. — J.A. Happ was masterful for five innings before Kansas City’s Whit Merrifield hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game. Despite the setback, the Yankees remained confident they’d still go on to win their six...
03:52, 05/26/2019

The Only Way to Stay Sane With a Budget Project Car: Appreciate the Little Things Not everybody understands the desire to modify a car; to make it faster or tougher or just turn a piece of transportation into a work of art. It’s an intimidating hobby that seems to demand serious money and mechanical talent. But those are not fixed...
05:00, 06/16/2019

As Trade War With U.S. Grinds On, Chinese Tourists Stay Away The number of Chinese tourists is falling. And that’s especially painful to businesses they favor, because they tend to spend more than other visitors....
10:39, 06/12/2019

Euro Papers: Pogba and De Gea will both stay at United "According to French TV from Saturday night, Manchester United stars Paul Pogba \u0026 David De Gea will still be at the club when the 2019 summer transfer window slams shut..."...
19:13, 05/12/2019

Morata determined to extend Atletico stay "Spain striker Alvaro Morata says he wants to remain at Atletico Madrid until the end of his career and has no plans to return to Chelsea, who he left in January to join the Spanish side on an 18-month loan deal."...
16:26, 05/27/2019

Rockies vs. Diamondbacks: Zack Greinke will stay hot Holiday bonus. NHL and NBA finals are set. Quick picks: Bruins are hoping to join the Red Sox and Patriots and become Boston’s third reigning champion. Unless you are from Beantown that’s hard to stomach. Blues over Bruins in seven. And the Warriors ...
20:52, 05/27/2019

The Latest: Iranian FM says US cannot expect to ‘stay safe’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Iran and the U.S. and developments in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Iran’s foreign minister has again threatened the United States over what he describes as an “eco...
12:13, 06/10/2019

Stay Active With This Sale on ASICS Sneakers Run over to Nordstrom Rack, where an ace of a deal is going on now: ASICS sneakers for both men and women are marked way down, with pairs starting at as little as $40. With a wide range of styles and colors up for grabs, they’re all the motivation yo...
08:39, 05/11/2019

UN envoy urges new pullouts from Yemen ports and peace steps The U.N. envoy for Yemen is urging the country's warring parties to maintain the momentum of the initial pullout of Houthi rebel forces from three port areas....
20:39, 05/15/2019

Pedro Munhoz has learned to balance passion for fighting with inner peace Munhoz's first fight wasn't in an Octagon, but a bar in Brazil against his cousins. Fighting is in his blood, and finding a balance hasn't been easy....
16:39, 06/04/2019

In Bengal, Poll Violence Near Tagore's Shantiniketan, "Abode of Peace" Sporadic clashes and irregularities took place during polling in Bengal, where voters are taking a decision on eight seats today. The worst of these was in Nanoor in Birbhum, a district in the......
12:13, 04/29/2019

As pressure for Afghan peace grows, drug threat remains Mohammad Ahmadi, a young opium farmer in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar has the kind of confidence that underlines how meagre the results have been of years of effort and billions of dollars spent fighting narcotics....
03:26, 06/07/2019

"Centre Making Efforts To Ensure Peace In J&K": President To Parliament President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said the central government is making all efforts to ensure a safe and peaceful environment for the people of Jammu and Kashmir....
14:13, 06/20/2019

I’ve made my peace with the office milk thieves | Coco Khan My life has been plagued by teatime conflicts, but now I realise they weren’t about milk at allA few days ago, I visited a friend’s office. She told me to help myself to a cup of tea, and being the polite, socially indoctrinated animal I am, I knew t...
20:13, 05/10/2019

The Latest: Venezuela’s Guaidó confirms Norway peace effort CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is confirming efforts in Norway to mediate between the opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro. Gu...
22:26, 05/16/2019

Taliban: Fresh round of talks with US peace envoy opening The Taliban say a fresh round of talks with U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is to begin in Qatar, where the religious movement maintains a political office....
09:26, 05/01/2019

Colombian high court rules FARC peace law must be sanctioned A Colombian high court on Wednesday called on President Ivan Duque to sanction a law that implements peace agreement with demobilized FARC rebels, after upholding a Senate vote that rejected his proposed changes....
04:00, 05/30/2019

Mali peace process in a ‘critical phase’, says head of UN Mission Addressing the Security Council at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, the head of the UN Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, said that amid ongoing violence, including scores of civilian deaths and deadly attacks on UN peacekeepers, a critical phase of ...
03:39, 06/13/2019

Afghanistan’s grand council ends with call for peace talks KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan grand council convened by President Ashraf Ghani has ended with a resounding call for peace with the Taliban. The council — known as Loya Jirga — had brought together more than 3,200 participants, politicians, trib...
11:39, 05/03/2019

As Houthis quit ports, Yemen awaits next peace steps Yemen's government wants the United Nations to give time-frames for next steps of a peace deal after Houthi forces began withdrawing from key ports in the most significant advance yet for efforts to end the four-year war and relieve hunger....
21:39, 05/12/2019

Qatar says U.S. needs Palestinians on board for Middle East peace plan Qatar said on Sunday that there was a disconnect between the Palestinians and the United States over a U.S. blueprint aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, warning that a solution could not be imposed on Palestinians....
01:13, 06/10/2019

Saudi paper urges Palestinians to consider Trump peace plan The editor-in-chief of a Saudi newspaper is urging Palestinians to keep an open mind toward a Mideast plan being devised by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner....
15:00, 05/15/2019

Palestinians urge 'Arab masses' to oppose US peace workshop A senior Palestinian decision-making body has condemned the decision by Arab countries to attend a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference, calling for the "Arab masses" to act against the gathering....
17:52, 06/12/2019

Trump cites Ramadan as time of ‘hope, tolerance and peace’ WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is celebrating the month of Ramadan as a time when people join forces in “pursuit of hope, tolerance and peace.” Trump is holding an iftar dinner for ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps...
07:13, 05/14/2019

White House unveils $50B Peace to Prosperity plan for Palestine The White House offered a $50 billion economic stimulus package to the Palestinian economy that will be contingent upon signing an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, the Trump administration announced....
05:13, 06/23/2019

Afghanistan envoy briefs skeptical lawmakers on peace talks WASHINGTON (AP) — Special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad (ZAHL’-may kah-LEEL’-zahd) has been met with skepticism on Capitol Hill as he briefed lawmakers on peace talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 17-year war. Lawmakers wer...
01:39, 05/23/2019

South Koreans rally outside U.S. Embassy, demand peace declaration Hundreds of South Koreans protested outside the U.S. Embassy in Seoul on Saturday, carrying peace signs, banging on drums and demanding the promised peace declaration that would end the Korean War....
02:13, 06/02/2019

Hundreds of Jordanian Islamists protest against Trump peace plan Hundreds of Jordanian Islamists marched in the capital on Friday to denounce Washington's peace plan to end the Arab-Israeli conflict and demand their government boycott a conference in Bahrain next week that will examine the project....
16:26, 06/21/2019

Palestinian leaders say U.S. plans for ‘Peace to Prosperity’ summit slights them Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh said Palestinians were not interested in improving life under Israeli occupation but in ending it altogether....
04:00, 05/21/2019

UN honours fallen colleagues and friends who ‘risk all to promote peace’ The lives of 115 colleagues who lost their lives between the beginning of last year and the end of March, serving the United Nations, were honoured on Monday at the annual Memorial Service for Fallen Staff, in New York....
21:52, 05/06/2019

Afghanistan Calls For Ceasefire As Peace Summit Ends In Kabul A huge peace meeting aimed at finding an exit from Afghanistan's war is due to finish Friday in Kabul, with leading politicians expected to announce visions for a much-needed breakthrough....
10:00, 05/03/2019

Germany's Maas hopes for peace in eastern Ukraine under new leader The top diplomats from Germany and France are set to visit Ukraine to stress their countries' support for peace there. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Ukrainians had set great hopes in their new president....
18:26, 05/30/2019

Afghanistan opens peace summit amid talks with U.S., Taliban More than 3,200 delegates opened Afghanistan's grand council Monday as leaders throughout the country hope to find some consensus on peace negotiations with the Taliban....
14:13, 04/29/2019

Guinea-Bissau president names new prime minister 'in name of peace' Aristides Gomes has been named as Guinea-Bissau's new prime minister, ending a long political deadlock. President Jose Mario Vaz had refused to name his estranged deputy to the post....
20:39, 06/22/2019

Mike Pompeo makes surprise visit to Iraq after canceling Angela Merkel meeting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Tuesday after canceling a Berlin meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the last minute....
01:26, 05/08/2019

Iraq close to signing $53 billion deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link Iraq is close to signing a $53 billion, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and U.S. permission for Iraq to do business with Iran....
16:39, 05/07/2019

Iraq: UN demining agency rejects desecration accusations, involving historic Mosul churches The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq issued a statement on Thursday rejecting allegations made earlier this week by a non-profit organization  there, alleging that personnel had carried out explosive hazard clearance inside two hist...
14:53, 04/28/2019

Snipers testify that Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher shot young girl and old man in Iraq The trial of decorated Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher continued on Friday, with DNA experts and military snipers taking the stand to talk about the evidence against him — including how he allegedly shot a young girl and old man in Iraq two years ag...
08:39, 06/22/2019

UPDATE 1-Iraq oil minister calls Exxon Mobil's evacuation of foreign staff 'unacceptable' Exxon Mobil's decision to evacuate its foreign staff from the West Qurna 1 oilfield in southern Iraq on Saturday was "unacceptable and unjustified", Iraq's Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Sunday....
13:00, 05/19/2019

Saudi Arabia says firm Arab stand needed to deter Iran — but Iraq objects Saudi Arabia's King Salman told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian "escalations" in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets....
15:52, 05/31/2019

Exclusive: Exxon's $53 billion Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions - sources Just weeks ago, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq's oil output at its southern fields, a milestone in the company's ambitions to expand in the country....
09:00, 06/21/2019

Saudi Arabia says firm Arab stand needed to deter Iran, Iraq demurs Saudi Arabia's king told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian "escalations" in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets, as American officials said a U.S. military deployment had deterred Tehran....
02:39, 05/31/2019

German, Dutch military suspend training operations in Iraq amid U.S.-Iran tensions Germany and the Netherlands said on Wednesday they were suspending military training operations in Iraq as the United States warned of increased threats from Iran-backed forces amid an escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran....
16:52, 05/15/2019

Iraq war veteran accused of mowing down pedestrians in California will face hate crime charges An Iraq war veteran with a history of PTSD will be charged with hate crimes, in addition to murder charges, for mowing down pedestrians.        ...
01:39, 05/31/2019

Golf: Rose fights off challenges to stay top at U.S. Open Birdies were harder to come by at the U.S. Open on Friday but a rock steady Justin Rose had enough of them to take a two-shot clubhouse lead midway through the second round at a chilly Pebble Beach Golf Links....
04:00, 06/15/2019

Emiliano Insúa: 'It was sad for me to leave Liverpool. I wanted to stay' The Argentinian full-back is happy at Stuttgart but regrets how his time at Anfield ended – quickly due to a combination of Roy Hodgson and Paul KoncheskyAs Liverpool supporters prepare to watch their team face Barcelona in a Champions League semi-fi...
20:00, 05/01/2019

Judge allows Missouri’s only abortion clinics to stay open St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer said Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis clinic can continue providing abortions despite the Missouri health department’s refusal to renew its license due to a variety of patient safety issues....
23:13, 05/31/2019

3 things brands can learn from Apple’s struggle to stay on top Steve Jobs and Jony Ive called the small design studio I worked at asking for help back in 1997. They wanted us to create a new desktop computer that would save Apple from going under. We accepted the challenge and created the multi-colored iMac. App...
23:39, 05/18/2019

US loses billions as Chinese tourists stay away over trade war The number of arrivals from China to the US fell last year for the first time in 15 years. The Chinese are the world's highest-spending foreign visitors and their tourism dollar is sorely missed....
00:26, 06/14/2019

In opioid lawsuits, 1 state opts to stay on the sidelines LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation’s opioid addiction crisis has prompted every state except one to pursue legal action against drugmakers, distributors or pharmaceutical companies. The attorney general in Nebraska has been active in combatting op...
15:52, 06/12/2019

Froome to stay in intensive care for next few days after surgery Chris Froome underwent surgery for six hours on broken bones and will remain in intensive care in France for the next few days following a crash at the Criterium du Dauphine that ruled him out of the Tour de France, Team Ineos said on Thursday....
00:26, 06/14/2019

Lee Bowyer agrees to stay on as Charlton manager after U-turn Club had earlier announced breakdown of talks ‘I never wanted to leave,’ insists BowyerLee Bowyer has signed a new one-year contract extension at Charlton Athletic just hours after the club announced talks had broken down over his wage demands and in...
09:52, 06/18/2019

Woodland holds nerve to stay top at US Open, Rose one behind "An ice cool Gary Woodland held his nerve under mounting pressure to secure a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the US Open after seeing off challenges from Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka at Pebble Beach on Saturday."...
12:26, 06/16/2019

Huawei CFO Meng's lawyers seek stay on U.S. extradition The defense team for Huawei Technologies CO.'s chief financial officer delayed formal extradition proceedings Wednesday, saying the Canadian government is withholding evidence concerning her arrest....
23:13, 05/09/2019

Jim Cramer reviews which retail stocks are working and which you should stay away from "There's a market for high-end luxury goods and low-end mass market merchandise, but right now there's not much space in between," the "Mad Money" host says....
03:39, 06/14/2019

The Latest: Missouri abortion clinic asks for stay COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a dispute between the Missouri state health department and a St. Louis clinic over the clinic’s license to perform abortions (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Missouri’s only abortion clinic is asking a state...
00:26, 06/26/2019

John Bercow defies Eurosceptics with vow to stay on as Speaker Exclusive: move likely to anger hardliners who fear Bercow wants to stop no-deal BrexitJohn Bercow has said he plans to stay in his post as Speaker of the House of Commons despite previous expectations he was about to leave, risking the fury of hardl...
03:39, 05/29/2019

'Go and we die, stay and we starve': the Ethiopians facing a deadly dilemma In the rarely visited town of Gedeb, fears is rife over state plans to return 150,000 people to areas they fled because of ethnic violenceLast week, a car rolled through the town of Gedeb in southern Ethiopia, flanked by federal police. A local offic...
12:00, 05/15/2019

Nothing gold can stay: Warriors at crossroads after Finals loss The Golden State Warriors, a basketball dynasty that redefined the sport with their long range shooting and small ball lineups, face an offseason of uncertainty after falling short in their bid to win a third consecutive NBA title on Thursday....
08:52, 06/14/2019

Manhattan’s Hotel Wales will stay open until 2020 The end’s drawing near for the historic Hotel Wales at 1295 Madison Ave. at East 92nd Street — but guests can still book rooms through Jan. 6, 2020. The building will be converted to luxury condos after that. Real estate firm Adellco LLC bought the W...
13:00, 05/22/2019

Doctors warn fashionistas to ‘stay away’ from platform sandals ’90s-era platform sandals are back — and foot doctors are horrified. Last week, Steve Madden reintroduced his iconic foam platform sandals as part of a capsule collection for Urban Outfitters. On Monday, Model Suki Waterhouse posted a photo of ...
12:52, 05/02/2019

"If You Stay In Bengal, You Have To Learn Bangla": Mamata Banerjee West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday launched another attack onwhat she saw as the ruling BJP's attempt to "turn Bengal into Gujarat", declaring that "if you stay in Bengal, you have......
09:26, 06/15/2019

Chicago, stay up with Late Night early and for free Amazon Studios is preparing to launch Late Night, a new fantasy starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling set in a faraway world where not only a woman hosts her own network late-night series, but hires another woman with no connections or experience t...
19:26, 05/29/2019

Warriors hang on to stay alive, win Game 5 of NBA Finals TORONTO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Klay Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge that gave the Golden State Warriors a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Splash Brothers c...
06:26, 06/11/2019

Maurizio Sarri: I want to stay in Premier League after Chelsea Maurizio Sarri has added to the intrigue over his future at Chelsea by mentioning that he could manage another English club if he leaves Stamford Bridge this summer....
19:26, 05/08/2019

Connected cruising: Remote work options when you just can't stay away It's always best to disconnect and recharge while on a vacation but sometimes you need to get a bit of work done. There are connectivity options on all major cruise lines with today's speeds fast enough to get you back into the sun in no time....
04:26, 06/25/2019

Marvel fans can stay in Iron Man’s cabin outside Atlanta CAMPBELLTON, Ga. (AP) — Marvel fans can now live out a fantasy in Georgia if they’re willing to shell out almost $1,000 a night. WSB-TV reports the cabin where Tony Stark, better known as Iron Man, lived during the “Avenge...
21:13, 06/11/2019

Trump's trade war is here to stay. Companies like mine will pay the price The Trump administration's escalating trade war with China has left American companies with little choice. They must either scale back their reliance on Chinese manufacturers or get comfortable with higher costs and slimmer profit margins....
00:00, 06/12/2019