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UN: September deadliest for civilians in Yemen but new hope

Oct. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — September was the deadliest month for civilians in war-torn Yemen this year but violence has lessened very recently and there are signs of hope, U.N. officials said Thursday. U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths cautioned in a briefing to the Security Council, however, that the hopeful signs...

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Oct. 11, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still spiked oil prices amid months of heightened tensions at sea across the wider Mideast. There was no...

The Latest: Iran: 2 missiles hit oil tanker off Saudi coast

Oct. 11, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Iranian officials say two missiles have struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia. This is the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between...

Fire breaks out at train station in Saudi city of Jiddah

Sep. 29, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A fire broke out Sunday at a train station in the Saudi city of Jiddah, with local media saying five people had been injured. Thick black smoke could be seen Sunday afternoon in the sky over Jiddah, a city on the Red Sea. The fire struck a train station on the line that connects...

Saudi state media say king's bodyguard shot in 'dispute'

Sep. 29, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent bodyguard to Saudi Arabia's King Salman was shot and killed in what authorities described as a personal dispute, state TV reported Sunday, offering few details on an incident that shocked the kingdom. Tributes poured in across social media for Maj. Gen....

A year after Khashoggi's slaying, Saudi clampdown persists

Sep. 27, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly one year has passed since a team of 15 Saudi government agents flew to Turkey and killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. His body has still not been found, no one has been convicted and questions linger over the crown prince's culpability. The Oct. 2 slaying brought into sharp...

Iran envoy: 'All-out war' to result if hit for Saudi attack

Sep. 19, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets....

Toppled Tunisian ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dies at 83

Sep. 19, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, an autocrat who led his small North African country for 23 years before being toppled by nationwide protests that unleashed revolt across the Arab world, died Thursday. He was 83. Ben Ali, who had lived in Saudi Arabia since fleeing...

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...

The Latest: Saudi minister: 50% of crude reduction restored

Sep. 17, 2019 8:56 PM 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): 10 p.m. Saudi Arabia's energy minister says 50% of the production cut by the attack on its oil processing plant has been restored. Prince...