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Sudan army, rival force agree to extend truce after mediators show impatience with breaches

May. 29, 2023 14:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s warring sides on Monday agreed to extend a shaky cease-fire in their battle for control of the country, after two key international mediators signaled impatience with persistent truce violations. The five-day extension of the cease-fire between Sudan’s...

Saudi Arabia executes 2 Bahraini men over militant activities; Amnesty called trial 'grossly unfair'

May. 29, 2023 10:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said it executed two Bahraini men on Monday after being convicted of belonging to a militant group wanting to destabilize the two Mideast kingdoms. Amnesty International and other rights groups have criticized their trial as being grossly unfair. ...

UN talks on a treaty to end global plastic pollution open in Paris

May. 29, 2023 08:23 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A United Nations committee met in Paris Monday to work on what is intended to be a landmark treaty to bring an end to global plastic pollution, but there is little agreement yet on what the outcome should be. The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for Plastics is...

US, Saudi Arabia call for warring sides in Sudan to extend 'imperfect' cease-fire

May. 28, 2023 11:28 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United States and Saudi Arabia called on warring sides in Sudan to extend a fragile cease-fire due to expire Monday, as weeks of fighting reached a stalemate in the capital and elsewhere in the African country. The Sudanese army and a rival paramilitary force,...

EgyptAir flight from Cairo blows tire during landing in Saudi Arabia

May. 28, 2023 04:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir jetliner blew out a tire but made a safe landing at its destination early Sunday in Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s national carrier said. No causalities were reported. Flight MS643 took off from Cairo international airport early Sunday and one of its tires burst...

Lionel Messi helps PSG secure record 11th French league title, breaks European scoring record

May. 27, 2023 18:15 PM EDT

Lionel Messi helped Paris Saint-Germain clinch a record 11th French league title on Saturday, and broke another scoring record in the process. Messi scored the opening goal as PSG drew 1-1 at Strasbourg to move four points clear of second-place Lens with one game left. ...

Canada, Saudi Arabia restore ties 5 years after spat over women's rights activists

May. 24, 2023 14:39 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada and Saudi Arabia agreed Wednesday to restore full diplomatic relations and appoint new ambassadors, five years after a dispute over women’s rights activists damaged relations and trade between the two countries. In 2018, Saudi Arabia expelled Canada’s...

Russia's sanctioned interior minister visits Saudi Arabia just after trip by Ukraine's Zelenskyy

May. 23, 2023 04:07 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Russian official who faces sanctions in the West over Moscow's war on Ukraine visited Saudi Arabia and held talks with his counterpart in the kingdom early on Tuesday, state media reported. Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev's...

SpaceX sends Saudi astronauts, including nation’s 1st woman in space, to International Space Station

May. 21, 2023 21:20 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s first astronauts in decades rocketed toward the International Space Station on a chartered multimillion-dollar flight Sunday. SpaceX launched the ticket-holding crew, led by a retired NASA astronaut now working for the company that...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he has begun visit to Saudi Arabia, where Arab leaders are holding a summit

May. 19, 2023 06:08 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he has begun visit to Saudi Arabia, where Arab leaders are holding a summit.