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Yemen's Houthis reject government move to quell protests

SANAA - Yemen's president dismissed his government on Tuesday, proposed a national unity administration and suggested reinstating fuel subsidies, government sources said, in moves to quell weeks of unrest by a rebel movement.

Iran dramatically shifts Iraq policy to confront Islamic State

BAGHDAD - As pressure built up for Nouri al Maliki to step down from the prime minister post in Iraq last month, Iran, his most ardent supporter stayed surprisingly silent as top Iranian officials worked to get him out.

World, Iraq 12:04am IST

Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 for preparing "terrorist" raids

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia has detained 88 people, more than half of them Saudis, on suspicion of plotting "terrorist" attacks at home and abroad, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

02 Sep 2014

Palestinian negotiator to push statehood case with Kerry

JERUSALEM - Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat will present plans to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday calling for a time table on ending Israel's occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Palestinian officials said.

World, Israel 02 Sep 2014

Relatives of captured Iraqi soldiers storm parliament - witnesses

BAGHDAD - More than 100 relatives of Iraqi soldiers captured by Islamic State fighters broke into parliament armed with sticks, metal bars and stones on Tuesday to demand news of them, witnesses said.

World, Iraq 02 Sep 2014

Attack on Egypt security convoy kills 11 in Sinai-security sources

CAIRO - An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, security and medical sources said.

02 Sep 2014

Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers

JERUSALEM - Israel's frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defence minister and security analysts said on Tuesday.

World, Syria, Israel 02 Sep 2014

Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepens

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention.

Top News, World, South Asia 02 Sep 2014

End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace

JERUSALEM - A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago.

World, Israel 02 Sep 2014

Palestinian negotiator to push statehood case with Kerry

JERUSALEM - Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat will present plans to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday calling for a time table on ending Israel's occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Palestinian officials said.

World, Israel 02 Sep 2014

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