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Iran’s President Dodges Question on Held eporter
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has declined to answer a question about a detained Washington Post journalist. In a news conference Saturday, a journalist asked a question that mentioned the detention of journalist Jason Rezaian. Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi,…
Body in Jerusalem May Be Missing Student
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a body has been found in the same area where a U.S. religious student disappeared last week. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said authorities were in the process of identifying the body. The body was found in the Jerusalem Forest, the same area where semin…
Obama Again Faces Congress Question on Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. The move threw his policy into confusion and the strikes were eventually scrapped. Now, as Obama again contemp…
Brits Close to Identifying Foley Killer
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s ambassador to the United States says police and spy agencies are close to identifying the English-accented militant depicted on video showing the killing of U.S. journalist James Foley. Peter Westmacott told CNN Sunday that “we’re not far away …
Israel Withdraws from Peace Talks
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered negotiators at cease-fire talks to return home from Cairo following rocket fire by Palestinian militants. The Israeli move, coupled with the outbreak of violence, threw Egyptian efforts to arrange a long-t…
Saudi Top Cleric Slams Extremism
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s top cleric says extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam’s top enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims. Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz Al-Sheik says extremism and terrorism do not b…
Israel Targets More Rocket Sites
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has struck sites in Gaza following rocket fire. The military said early Thursday it was targeting “terror sites” across Gaza. The military says at least five rockets were launched at Israel in the lead-up to the end of a temporary ce…
Refugees Flee Iraq
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish officials say thousands of members of a religious minority group have fled across the border from Iraq after coming under attack by Islamic extremists. Ekrem Hasso and Juan Mohammad told The Associated Press on Saturday that the Yazidis fled after Kurdish fighters…

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