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Yemen Rebels Launch Missile Into Saudi Arabia

(AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched a missile over the border into Saudi Arabia for the first time in weeks in the latest violation of a shaky truce between the insurgents and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government. Pro-Houthi television channel al-Masirah said Monday that the rebels had launched a long-range missile into Saudi territory. Saudi […]

Israeli Ultranationalist Sworn In As Defense Minister

(AP) — Israel’s new defense chief is a West Bank settler who has brought controversy in the past with his comments about the Palestinians and about Israel’s Arab minority.  But after parliament approved his appointment today, Avigdor Lieberman told reporters that he supports a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians. The post was […]

Global Stocks Rise

(AP) — Major stock markets overseas have moved higher today amid greater optimism about the global economy. But trading volumes were low as the U.S. and British markets were closed for holidays. Germany’s main index closed a half-point higher. France’s rose a third of a point. Earlier, Tokyo’s Nikkei rose 1.4 percent, while shares rose […]

Mexican Soccer Player Alan Pulido Rescued After Kidnapping

(AP)  Mexican police have rescued kidnapped soccer player Alan Pulido, who appeared with a bandaged hand at a brief press conference Monday to declare that he was fine. Police and other officials said Pulido, a 25-year-old forward with Greek soccer club Olympiakos, was freed in a security operation Sunday shortly before midnight in the northeast […]

Saudi Arabia Slams Iran’s Role In Iraq As ‘unacceptable’

(AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Iran must stop meddling in Iraq and that the presence of Iranian military units there is “unacceptable.”  His comments Sunday come as thousands of Iraqi Shiite militiamen, soldiers and police, backed by Iran, surround the Sunni city of Fallujah ahead of an operation to retake it […]