Content Tagged 'middle east'

Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback
Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month.
Al-Qaida attacks headquarters of US-backed Syrian rebels
U.S.-backed rebels say members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria have launched an attack on their command headquarters, killing at least five fighters and wounding more than a dozen.
OPEC chief expects oil prices to stabilize
OPEC and Russia say they expect the global oil market to become more balanced and stable next year after the recent sharp drops.
Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger
Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.
Report: Israeli drone attack kills 3 in southern Syria
An activist group and a Lebanese TV station are reporting that an Israeli drone attack in southern Syria has killed at least three pro-government gunmen.
UN says too soon for new Syrian peace conference
The U.N. point man on Syria says it's too soon for another peace conference in Geneva and is inviting Syrians to hold intensive talks on key issues including a political transition and fighting terrorism.
Keesler Prepares for Possibile Deployment to Middle East
Wednesday night, the nation prepares to hear from President Obama on his plan to handle ISIS. Video Video
President Says U.S. Will Take Military Action Against ISIS
Recent polls show much of the country has been in support of military action against ISIS. Video Video
Israeli opposition leader to visit Washington over Iran deal
A spokesman for Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog says the center-left lawmaker will travel to Washington to discuss Israel's concerns over the Iranian nuclear deal.
Official: Suspected IS militants kill Turkish soldier
An official says suspected Islamic State militants have fired at a Turkish military outpost from inside Syrian territory, killing a Turkish soldier and wounding two others.
UN envoy: Israel, Palestinians further apart from peace
The U.N. Mideast envoy says Israel and the Palestinians are further apart than ever from achieving a peace agreement that would lead to a two-state solution.
Carter arrives in Iraqi capital on unannounced visit
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to consult with Iraqi leaders and meet with U.S. military commanders.
UN envoy in Damascus for talks on solution to Syrian war
The U.N. envoy for Syria is in Damascus to press efforts to find a political solution to the country's long-running conflict.
Keesler Prepares to Honor 9/11 Anniversary
At a program Wednesday morning, Brigadier General Patrick Higby, Commander of Keesler Air Force Base, discussed the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States. Video Video
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