Monday, July 26, 2010

DTN News: Middle East News - Headlines

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  • Al-Qaida kills 6 Yemeni soldiers

    AP – 11 mins ago

    SAN'A, Yemen - A Yemeni security official says six soldiers were killed in an al-Qaida attack on a patrol in the southern province of Shabwa.

  • Iraqi forces still frail as US troops head home

    AP – 2 hrs 9 mins ago
    Iraqi police set up road blocks in Baghdad in June 2010. A spate...

    MOSUL, Iraq - When the U.S. ends its combat mission in Iraq five weeks from now, the nation's safety will be in the hands of its homegrown, American-trained security forces. The army is almost up to the job, the police are hit-and-miss, and the Kurdish militia is nowhere close to ready.

  • Al-Qaida in N. Africa says French hostage killed

    AP – Sun Jul 25, 3:53 pm ET

    CAIRO - The leader of al-Qaida's offshoot in North Africa said in a message broadcast Sunday that the group has killed a French engineer taken hostage in Niger in April.

  • Abbas says entire world wants direct Mideast talks

    AP – Sun Jul 25, 7:04 am ET
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas awaits the arrival of Greek...

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that despite intense international pressure from the "entire world," he is still not willing to start direct negotiations with Israel.

  • Petrochemical factory blast kills 4 in Iran

    AP – Sun Jul 25, 3:38 am ET

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's official news agency says an explosion at a petrochemical factory on Iran's largest oil terminal has killed four people.

  • Saudi: OK to uncover face in anti-burqa countries

    AP – Sat Jul 24, 8:12 pm ET

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A popular Saudi cleric said Saturday it is permissible for Muslim women to reveal their faces in countries where the Islamic veil is banned to avoid harassment, while deploring the effort to outlaw the garment in France.

  • Iran says it has 100 vessels for each US warship

    AP – Sat Jul 24, 11:34 am ET

    TEHRAN, Iran - The former naval chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guard said the country has set aside 100 military vessels to confront each warship from the U.S. or any other foreign power that might pose a threat, an Iranian newspaper reported Saturday.

  • Egypt's president not attending Africa summit

    AP – Sat Jul 24, 7:32 am ET

    CAIRO - Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak will not go to the African Union summit in Uganda despite officials earlier citing his planned attendance as proof of his good health, the state media reported Saturday.

  • Iran studies building nuclear fusion reactor

    AP – Sat Jul 24, 5:57 am ET
    Iran is ready to start immediately talks with Western powers...

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's nuclear agency began studies Saturday to build an experimental nuclear fusion reactor, something that has yet to be achieved by any nation.

  • Ahmadinejad says Russia part of anti-Iran campaign

    AP – Fri Jul 23, 4:18 pm ET

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Russia's president on Friday of turning against Tehran and joining the U.S. in spreading lies about its nuclear program, in the latest sign that Iran is drifting apart from a one-time key backer.

  • Iran ready for talks on nuclear fuel swap deal: Mottaki

    AFP – Sun Jul 25, 3:24 pm ET

    ISTANBUL (AFP) - Iran is ready to start immediately talks with Western powers over a nuclear fuel swap deal it signed in May, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here Sunday.

  • Clashes erupt after Yemen says 'no' to new war with rebels

    AFP – Sun Jul 25, 1:06 pm ET
    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh attends a military parade...

    SANAA (AFP) - Fresh clashes erupted on Sunday in north Yemen between Shiite rebels and a government-backed tribe after a 24-hour truce that followed fighting in which dozens of people were killed, a mediator told AFP.

  • EU to hammer Iran with oil sanctions

    AFP – Sun Jul 25, 3:23 pm ET
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, pictured in June 2010.Mahmoud...

    BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Union will hit Iran with tough sanctions against its vital oil and gas industry on Monday in a bid to lure Tehran back to the negotiating table over its disputed nuclear programme.

  • Israeli warplanes strike Gaza tunnels

    AFP – Sun Jul 25, 10:19 pm ET
    A Palestinian smuggler is seen in a tunnel that runs between...

    GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Israeli planes fired missiles at two smuggling tunnels near the Gaza Strip border with Egypt early Monday, causing damage but no casualties, officials from the Hamas-run security forces said.

  • Military action against Iran not worst outcome: ex-CIA chief

    AFP – Sun Jul 25, 3:14 pm ET
    Former CIA director Michael Hayden, pictured in 2007, said Sunday...

    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A former CIA director said Sunday he had come around to the view that military action against Iran's nuclear program "may not be the worst of the possible outcomes."

  • Iran ready to start talks on nuclear fuel swap deal: Mottaki

    AFP – Sun Jul 25, 1:49 pm ET

    ISTANBUL (AFP) - Iran is ready to start immediately talks with Western powers over a nuclear fuel swap deal it signed in May, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here Sunday.

  • Iran says nuclear talks after Ramadan

    Reuters – Sun Jul 25, 1:47 pm ET

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iran will be ready to hold negotiations with world powers on its nuclear program after the month of Ramadan ends in early September, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Sunday.

  • Three killed, including two police, in Iraq blasts

    AFP – Sun Jul 25, 4:32 pm ET
    US soldiers stand guard as an auto rickshaw drives past in Dand...

    BAGHDAD (AFP) - A spate of bomb attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq on Sunday killed three people, including two policemen, and wounded 22 others, security officials said.

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