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The Latest: Pakistan's PM Khan to visit Saudi Arabia

Sep. 17, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Pakistan's foreign minister says Prime Minister Imran Khan will travel to Saudi Arabia this week for an important meeting with...

Asia Development Bank president to step down

Sep. 17, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, plans to step down early next year, the regional lender said Tuesday. Japan has usually headed the ADB as a top donor. Finance Minister Taro Aso said in a statement that Tokyo would soon nominate a "high-caliber candidate" as Nakao's...

Palestinian sues Israeli military commanders for war crimes

Sep. 17, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pitching his case as a David-versus-Goliath fight, a Dutch-Palestinian man went to court in the Netherlands Tuesday seeking damages from two former Israeli military commanders for their roles in a 2014 airstrike on a Gaza house that killed six members of his family. One of the...

Taliban kill 24 at Afghan president's rally; Ghani unhurt

Sep. 17, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief. Just hours later, an...

The Latest: Taliban claim attacks on Ghani rally, in Kabul

Sep. 17, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The Taliban have claimed a deadly attack in northern Afghanistan that targeted President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally, killing 24 people, and another attack, a Kabul explosion near the U.S. Embassy. Zabihullah...

The Latest: European Parliament group: No Brexit progress

Sep. 17, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The leader of the European Parliament's biggest party group says no progress is being made in Brexit talks, around six weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union. The president of the...

Iran's supreme leader: No talks with the US at any level

Sep. 17, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader announced on Tuesday that "there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level" — remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting between the two countries' presidents at the U.N. later this month. Iranian state TV quoted...

Netanyahu and Gantz face off in repeat Israeli elections

Sep. 17, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For the second time this year, Israel's long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces off again against a former military chief, Benny Gantz, in national elections. Opinion polls show Netanyahu's Likud and Gantz's Blue and White locked in a close battle. Here's a closer look at the...

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal

Sep. 17, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Officials in Japan appeared wary over the prospects for a trade deal with the U.S. after President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sign a pact soon. Japan's chief government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, said Tuesday that the two sides are still finalizing details after reaching a basic...

Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban promised Washington during months of negotiations that the United States would never again be attacked from Afghan soil. Such a pledge would have included al-Qaida, which planned the 9/11 attacks from inside Afghanistan. Yet jihad, or holy war, and a shared history continue to...