Posts Tagged Middle East

Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, arrives for a meeting of the Republican Conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.

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Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

In this Dec. 28, 2005 file photo, an Iraqi Airways plane sits on the tarmac at Baghdad International Airport. European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

BAGHDAD (AP) — European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies are safe.

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TV series moving some production to New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new television series starring Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal glows as ‘The Honorable Woman’

This image released by SundanceTV shows Tobias Menzies, left, and Maggie Gyllenhaal in a scene from "The Honorable Woman," an eight-hour miniseries premiering Thursday at 10 p.m. EDT. The series is a virtuoso effort by Hugo Blick, who both wrote and directed it. (AP Photo/SundanceTV, Robert Viglasky)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Honorable Woman” is a meditative thriller that investigates a woman’s inner life and a global hot spot. Poised between dream-state and tough reality, it exposes timeless truths while remaining as current as the next Israeli-Palestinian clash.

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Jets’ Aboushi helped create 185 smiles in Sudan

New York Jets offensive tackle Oday Aboushi leaves practice during an NFL football training camp on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cortland, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — There are 185 new smiles in Sudan these days, and New York Jets offensive lineman Oday Aboushi helped create them all.

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