Posts Tagged Middle East

Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are preparing to significantly cut President Barack Obama’s request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the border with Mexico.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Gaza rocket lands near Israel’s main airport

Israeli police officers secure a destroyed house that was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza, in Yahud, a Tel Aviv suburb near the airport, central Israel, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. As a result, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airlines decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Israel.(AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel’s main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv — a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after the downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Gaza rocket lands near Israel’s main airport

Mourners gather around the bodies of seven members of the Kelani family, killed overnight by an Israeli strike in Gaza City, during their funeral in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Ibrahim Kelani, 53, his wife Taghreed and their five children, were killed in the strike on a Gaza City highrise. Ibrahim's brother Saleh Kelani said Tuesday that his brother and his brother’s children, ranging in age from four to 12, had German citizenship, while his wife had not. The family had rented the apartment in the high-rise after fleeing their home in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya which came under heavy shelling by the Israeli army. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a rocket from Gaza landed in an area near Israel’s international airport.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Delta cancels all Israel flights over missile fear

Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Wozniacki defeats Vinci to win Istanbul Cup title

ISTANBUL (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,