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November 30, 2017 8:44 AM Lebanese PM decries Hezbollah's involvement in region's wars

BEIRUT – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he fears that Hezbollah's military role in regional conflicts will end up costing his country dearly. But Hariri also expressed optimism that the crisis over his resignation, which he later suspended, is about to fizzle out. Hariri spoke to the Paris Match magazine in an interview published on Thursday 41

November 29, 2017 4:43 AM Britain's May will visit Saudi Arabia, speak to crown prince

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Saudi Arabia for talks with its assertive crown prince over the kingdom-led war in Yemen. May's visit Wednesday will include her asking Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to allow humanitarian aid through Yemen's port of Hodeida, which is held by the Shiite rebels being targeted in the Saudi-led war. Saudi 125

November 28, 2017 8:03 PM Iran's Rouhani: Enmity toward Iran hides Saudi failures

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says Saudi Arabia's revamped enmity toward Tehran is a cover-up for the kingdom's domestic and regional failures. Rouhani claimed in a live TV interview Tuesday that the kingdom has two main problems — regional issues, such as the war it's waging in Yemen, and also major domestic problems. Tensions have spiked 35

November 21, 2017 8:54 PM The Latest: Lebanese PM Hariri makes detour, lands in Cyprus

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has made an unexpected detour on what was assumed to be his flight home to Beirut and has instead landed in Cyprus to meet with President Nicos Anastasiades there. Several photos show Hariri and Anastasiades meeting at what looks like Larnaca airport's VIP lounge. Hariri departed from Cairo earlier in the evening 54

November 21, 2017 5:00 PM Bombing in contested Iraqi town kills at least 32 people

A suicide bomber detonated a pickup truck loaded with explosives outside a market, killing at least 32 people in a town claimed by both the Iraqi government and the Kurdish region. Iraqi police and hospital officials said the powerful explosion Tuesday evening in Tuz Khormato wounded at least 75 people. At least six members of Iraq's security forces 102

November 11, 2017 9:58 AM Iraqi forces launch anti-IS operation in western Anbar

BAGHDAD – Iraq's Prime Minister says Iraqi forces are launching an operation to push Islamic State group fighters out of a patch of territory on the western edge of the country near the border with Syria. Haider al-Abadi is announcing the push during a visit to the holy city of Karbala on Saturday during the Arbaeen pilgrimage that commemorates the martyrdom 55

November 10, 2017 10:16 AM More than 13 million gather in Karbala for Arbaeen

BAGHDAD – Iraq's top Shiite cleric says more than 13 million have gathered in the holy city of Karbala to mark Arbaeen, the annual commemoration marking the end of the mourning period for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson and a central figure in Shiite Islam. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani praised Iraqi security forces Friday 51

November 6, 2017 9:57 AM TV: Saudi king meets Lebanese outgoing prime minister

BEIRUT – A Saudi-owned television station says King Salman has met with Lebanon's outgoing prime minister who abruptly resigned during the trip to the kingdom. Hariri's resignation in a televised statement from Saudi Arabia on Saturday has stunned Lebanon and plunged tiny nation into uncertainty. In his resignation, Hariri accused Shiite power Iran of meddling 54

November 4, 2017 11:31 AM Clashes between Iraqi forces and IS along Syria border

BEIRUT – A Syrian monitoring group and an Iraqi official say clashes have erupted on the Syrian-Iraqi borders between Islamic State group militants and Iraqi Shiite fighters as the extremist group defends its last stronghold in the region. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Saturday that IS militants repelled an attack by members 65

November 4, 2017 11:29 AM Lebanese prime minister resigns amid tensions with Hezbollah

BEIRUT – Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri has announced he is resigning in a surprise move following a trip to Saudi Arabia. In a televised address Saturday, he slammed Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group for meddling in Arab affairs and says "Iran's arms in the region will be cut off." Hariri was appointed prime minister in late 2016 and headed 50