VOA News: Middle East Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:54:10 -0400 http://www.voanews.com/ Up to the minute news from Voice of America US Proposes Sending Troops to Disputed Area of Northern Iraq Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:54:10 +0200 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:54:10 -0400 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:54:10 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-01-voa46.cfm?rss=middle east Analysts say move may help ease friction between Iraqi security forces, Kurdish militia "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-01-voa46.cfm?RSS=Middle East" Amnesty International: Iraq Has 1,000 Prisoners on Death Row Tue, 01 Sep 2009 22:33:41 +0200 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 22:33:41 -0400 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 22:33:41 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-01-voa52.cfm?rss=middle east Rights organization calls on Iraq to halt all executions because country's death penalty process continues to lack 'transparency' "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-01-voa52.cfm?RSS=Middle East" Iran's Parliament to Vote on Cabinet Nominees Wed, 02 Sep 2009 13:33:12 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 13:33:12 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 13:33:12 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa15.cfm?rss=middle east While lawmakers endorsed one controversial nominee already, others have been criticized for lack of qualifications "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa15.cfm?RSS=Middle East" Major Powers Call for Nuclear Talks With Iran Within Weeks Wed, 02 Sep 2009 13:34:33 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 13:34:33 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 13:34:33 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa16.cfm?rss=middle east Call follows statement by Iran's top nuclear negotiator that Tehran has new proposals to ease concerns about its nuclear intentions "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa16.cfm?RSS=Middle East" Israeli, Palestinian Officials Discuss Economy Wed, 02 Sep 2009 11:52:00 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 11:52:00 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 11:52:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa23.cfm?rss=middle east Meeting signals possible warming in relations   "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa23.cfm?RSS=Middle East" UN Launches Flash Appeal for Yemen Wed, 02 Sep 2009 16:51:07 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 16:51:07 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 16:51:07 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa41.cfm?rss=middle east Official says biggest problem facing aid agencies is lack of access to Saada City and other areas where fighting is taking place "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa41.cfm?RSS=Middle East" Saudi Arabia Reports Surrender of Wanted Militant Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:09:00 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:09:00 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:09:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa51.cfm?rss=middle east Interior ministry says Fawaz al-Otaibi gave himself up after telling his parents that he wanted to return to his home country "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa51.cfm?RSS=Middle East" 4 Iraqis Sentenced to Death for Bank Robbery Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:24:35 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:24:35 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:24:35 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa57.cfm?rss=middle east Security force members were convicted of shooting al-Rafidain bank guards in Baghdad, stealing more than $3 million in July "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa57.cfm?RSS=Middle East" Iran's Parliament Approves 18 of 21 Cabinet Nominees Thu, 03 Sep 2009 09:26:33 +0200 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 09:26:33 -0400 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 09:26:33 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-03-voa6.cfm?rss=middle east Candidate for defense minister wins overwhelming approval, despite accusations of involvement in 1994 bombing against Jewish community center in Argentina "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-03-voa6.cfm?RSS=Middle East" Ahmadinejad Dismisses Talk of Sanctions Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:22:06 +0200 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:22:06 -0400 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:22:06 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-03-voa33.cfm?rss=middle east Iranian president says 'no one can impose sanctions on Iran any longer' "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-03-voa33.cfm?RSS=Middle East"