Latest Middle East News

The Latest: US welcomes progress from Yemen peace talks

Dec. 13, 2018 5:43 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the U.N.-sponsored Yemen peace talks that are wrapping up in Sweden (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The Trump administration is welcoming progress made at peace talks between the warring parties in Yemen. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says agreements for a ceasefire in the...

Stocks indexes settle down, but small companies drop again

Dec. 13, 2018 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wobbled Thursday as the markets turned fairly quiet after a very turbulent start to the week. Small companies dropped and high-dividend stocks, which investors favor when they want to reduce risk, rose. Major stock indexes spent the day switching between small gains and losses...

Lost girls of Indonesia among 61k dead and missing migrants

Dec. 13, 2018 5:00 PM EST

FATUKOKO, Indonesia (AP) — The stranger showed up at the girl's door one night with a tantalizing job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future. It was a chance for 16-year-old Marselina Neonbota to leave her isolated village in one of the poorest parts of Indonesia for neighboring Malaysia,...

UN climate talks inch forward, appear headed for overtime

Dec. 13, 2018 4:55 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Efforts to agree on the fine print of the Paris climate accord drew closer Thursday, three years after the landmark agreement on curbing global warming, but negotiators remained deadlocked on the thorniest issues and appeared set for overtime. A summary text from the Polish diplomat...

Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Dec. 13, 2018 4:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a direct challenge to both the longtime Middle East ally and...

Panel says sheriff's policy contributed to Florida massacre

Dec. 13, 2018 4:37 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating a Florida high school massacre heavily criticized the responding sheriff office's active shooter policy Thursday, saying it contributed to the failure of some deputies to run into the building and confront the gunman. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

The Latest: Senate OKs resolution blaming Saudi crown prince

Dec. 13, 2018 3:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The Senate has passed a resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senators unanimously...

Senate votes to recommend US stop aiding Saudi Arabia in Yemen war in fallout over journalist Jamal Khashoggi death

Dec. 13, 2018 3:28 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate votes to recommend US stop aiding Saudi Arabia in Yemen war in fallout over journalist Jamal Khashoggi death.

Turkey conducts airstrikes against PKK targets in Iraq

Dec. 13, 2018 3:03 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Defense Ministry says the military has conducted airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's Sinjar and Mount Karajak regions. A ministry statement, carried by state-run Anadolu Agency, said jets on Thursday targeted shelters, caves, tunnels and depots used by the...

Syrian Kurdish force: Turkey attack would impact war on IS

Dec. 13, 2018 2:53 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The main Syrian Kurdish-led militia warned on Thursday that threats by Turkey's president to launch a new military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria will negatively impact their fight against the Islamic State group. Nuri Mehmud, spokesman of the People's Protection...