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Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip

Nov. 13, 2019 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East - most recently a near-war with Iran and an actual war in Syria - that in Washington commands more attention and demands more American troops....

Secret synagogue in Dubai prays for Persian Gulf revival

Oct. 25, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In an unmarked villa, nestled amid homes in an upscale Dubai neighborhood, a congregation prays in the first fully functioning synagogue in the Arabian Peninsula in decades. Though its members keep its precise location secret, the synagogue's existence and the tacit...

Bahrain's King Hamad appoints son national security adviser

Oct. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has appointed his fast-rising son as the island kingdom's new national security adviser. Bahrain's state-run news agency says Friday that the king issued a royal order appointing Prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa to the position....

The Latest: Iraq Parliament speaker says he supports demands

Oct. 4, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq, amid deadly violence over anti-government protests (all times local): 10:35 p.m. An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric has called on the government to resign and early elections be held to bring the country out of a crisis that has left more than 50 dead in...

Love it: Husband-wife win silvers in stunning night at track

Oct. 3, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — None of them could believe it. Not the woman who pulled off the biggest upset of the world championships. Not the woman she beat. And certainly not that second-place finisher’s husband _ decathlete Maicel Uibo, who walked away with a silver medal that was almost as big a surprise...

The Latest: German Kaul wins decathlon world championship

Oct. 3, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships early Friday (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Niklas Kaul of Germany has won gold in the decathlon after a strong finish in the javelin and 1,500 meters. Kaul, who entered the meet No. 8 in the world, stormed into the lead by winning the...

The Latest: Yemen vows to end attempts to divide country

Sep. 28, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9 p.m. Yemen's new foreign minister is vowing that the government will "end any attempt to tear apart our homeland." He's sharply criticizing Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who control much of...

The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event

Sep. 19, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:29 a.m. Iran says its president and foreign minister have received visas from the United States to attend next week's U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. A spokesman at Iran's mission to the U.N said...

US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

Sep. 19, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably sponsored...