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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, left, greets Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, on his arrival to attend an Arab summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, Saturday, March 28, 2015. In a speech to Arab leaders, Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. (AP Photo/MENA)They aim to create a joint Arab military force to deal with "challenges" facing the region.


2015-03-29 06:18:58 -0600

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)Gov. Mike Pence expects another bill will be introduced this coming week.


2015-03-28 20:45:35 -0600

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renews his denunciations of an Iranian nuclear dealIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday denounced as "dangerous" a nuclear accord that world powers are negotiating with Iran, saying it goes beyond what his government had feared. The premier warned that Iran could be in a position to "conquer" the Middle East through what he called the "axis" of control it has over the capitals of Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. His comments came after Gilad Erdan, a member of Netanyahu's Likud party, said that the "Congress could be the last obstacle to lifting of the sanctions against Iran" once any accord is concluded.


2015-03-29 04:29:23 -0600