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Iraqi parliament confirms 3 new ministers, 5 seats unfilled

Dec. 18, 2018 9:57 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament confirmed three ministers to Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's government Tuesday but left other key posts, including ministers of Defense and Interior, vacant as an impasse over the appointments threatened to stretch into its third month. The confirmations come two days...

Huawei calls on US, others to show proof of security risk

Dec. 18, 2018 9:20 AM EST

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The chairman of Huawei challenged the United States and other governments to provide evidence for claims the Chinese tech giant is a security risk as the company launched a public relations effort Tuesday to defuse fears that threaten its role in next-generation communications....

In 2019, Mideast economic troubles loom as wars wind down

Dec. 18, 2018 1:14 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As the Middle East ushers in 2019, the decade's ruinous conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq seem to be winding down after exacting a painful price — many thousands killed, millions uprooted from their homes and entire cities reduced to rubble. Yet the potential for unrest...

Report: China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East

Dec. 17, 2018 7:21 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of countries and other parties using them in regional conflicts to lethal effects, a new report said Monday. The report by the Royal United...

Report: Iranian steel mill workers detained after protests

Dec. 17, 2018 6:22 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities detained an unspecified number of steel mill workers after five weeks of protests over delays in salaries, a semi-official news agency reported Monday The report by ILNA says the arrests took place on Sunday night. However, Kasra Ghafouri, the head of state-owned...

Report: Iranian general fatally shoots himself by accident

Dec. 16, 2018 1:00 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a general who fought in Syria and Iraq has allegedly accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun. Gen. Ghodratollah Mansouri allegedly shot himself in the head by accident while cleaning his pistol, according to the Sunday...

Report: Iran prisoner who died in hospital was a terrorist

Dec. 16, 2018 11:11 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a detained activist who died last week was a member of terrorist group planning attacks. The Sunday report quotes an unnamed official as saying Vahid Sayyadi Nasiri died in a hospital a week after he was transferred there from a...

Executive's arrest, security worries stymie Huawei's reach

Dec. 16, 2018 8:31 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation...

Pakistan summons Iran envoy over militant attack near border

Dec. 16, 2018 2:40 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has lodged a protest with Iran over the killing of six paramilitary troops who were ambushed by militants while patrolling the border. The Foreign Ministry says it summoned Iran's ambassador to demand it take action against the armed group responsible for the attack. No one has...

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Dec. 14, 2018 2:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally. Although the resolutions are largely...