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The Latest: Taiwan tracing new cases, restricts gatherings

May. 11, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan reported seven domestic COVID-19 cases with the source of six of the infections still under investigation, its Central Epidemic Command Center said Tuesday. Five cases were discovered in a gaming cafe in Yilan county on Taiwan’s eastern coast....

Youngest Dubai DJ scratches her way to fame in world contest

May. 11, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Michelle Rasul had just learned to read and write and was already spinning turntables, scratching hip-hop records and making the beats drop. Four years later, at the age of 9, she’s one of the world’s top DJs and competed in this year’s global...

The Latest: N Korea again claims no coronavirus infections

May. 10, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has told the World Health Organization that it has tested 25,986 people for the coronavirus through April but still has yet to find a single infection. The WHO said in a weekly monitoring report that North Korea’s testing figures...

Qatar ruler in Saudi Arabia for first time since rift eased

May. 10, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Qatar’s ruling emir visited Saudi Arabia on Monday for the first time since signing a declaration with the kingdom and other Arab Gulf states to ease a years-long rift and end an embargo that had frayed ties among important U.S. allies and security partners. ...

Hindu temple in UAE ships oxygen aid to crisis-hit India

May. 10, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As India's government scrambles for supplies of oxygen and other emergency aid to control the raging coronavirus outbreak, donors around the world have come to the rescue — including a Hindu temple in the United Arab Emirates. On...

Fire erupts at Kuwait's largest oil field; two injured

May. 10, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted Monday at Kuwait's largest oil field, injuring two workers, the country's state-run news agency reported. The injured workers were in stable condition and receiving treatment at a nearby hospital, according to the...

Prominent female Saudi activist summoned in relation to case

May. 09, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's most prominent women’s rights activist was summoned by security officials on Sunday and informed of a supreme court decision that ultimately upholds her initial conviction, relatives told The Associated Press. The...

The Latest: France welcomes EU curb on AstraZeneca vaccine

May. 09, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the decision from the European Union not to renew its order for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Macron said the EU policy is aiming at “responding in particular to the variants... We see that some other vaccines are...

US Navy seizes weapons in Arabian Sea likely bound for Yemen

May. 09, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized an arms shipment of thousands of assault weapons, machines guns and sniper rifles hidden aboard a ship in the Arabian Sea, apparently bound for Yemen to support the country's Houthi rebels. An...

Long-haul carrier Emirates to ship aid for free into India

May. 09, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates will begin shipping aid from the World Health Organization and other groups into India for free to help fight a crushing outbreak of the coronavirus, the airline said Sunday. The offer by Emirates,...