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This image made from the Oct. 2, 2020, surveillance camera footage obtained by the website Doha News shows officials care for an abandoned baby at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. Qatar apologized Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, after authorities forcibly examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Sydney to try to identify who might have given birth to the abandoned newborn baby, even as Australia said it was only one of 10 flights subjected to the searches. (Courtesy of Doha News via AP)

Qatar: Police face 3-year sentences over invasive searches

Nov. 23, 2020 12:36 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Prosecutors in Qatar said Monday that the airport police officers who ordered forced vaginal examinations of female passengers after an abandoned newborn was discovered in a trash can face possible three-year prison sentences. Prosecutors did not say how many police...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center right, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates John Rakolta before boarding a plane at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Pompeo is en route to Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf ahead of Biden presidency

Nov. 22, 2020 9:43 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended his tour of Gulf Arab states and the Trump administration's continued efforts to squeeze Iran, even as a new U.S. administration led by Joe Biden prepares to enter the White House in January. Although Pompeo has not...

Relatives carry the dead body of a boy who was killed by a mortar shell attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Mortar shells slammed into different parts of the Afghan capital on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

IS attack hits Afghan capital as Pompeo joins peace talks

Nov. 21, 2020 10:44 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Mortar shells slammed into a residential area of Afghanistan's capital and killed eight people Saturday, hours before outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held what are likely his last meetings with the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators trying to hammer out a peace...

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attend a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Ghani on Thursday met with Khan in the capital Kabul to discuss Afghan peace talks, to build trust and strengthen relations between both Afghanistan and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Pakistan's PM Khan in 'historic' first visit to Afghanistan

Nov. 19, 2020 7:59 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on his first official visit to Kabul on Thursday, focusing on the ongoing peace talks with the Taliban as well as on building trust and strengthening relations between the two often acrimonious neighbors....

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2020 file photo, National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien speaks with reporters at the White House, in Washington. President Donald Trump's national security adviser promised a

Trump aide promises 'very professional transition' to Biden

Nov. 16, 2020 11:34 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser promised a “very professional transition” to the administration of President-elect Joe Biden in an interview broadcast Monday, even as Trump continues to falsely claim he won the November election. Speaking...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, and his wife Susan, right, embrace U.S. Ambassador to France Jamie McCourt, left, after stepping off a plane at Paris Le Bourget Airport, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Le Bourget, France. Pompeo is beginning a 10-day trip to Europe and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

US sec'y of state begins difficult 7-nation tour in France

Nov. 14, 2020 12:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed “global challenges” with a handful of members of a Paris think tank Saturday at the start of a seven-country tour of Europe and the Middle East, travels that were certain to be awkward since all the nations on his schedule have...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2020, file photo Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during media briefing at the State Department in Washington. After refusing to acknowledge President Donald Trump’s loss in last week’s election, Pompeo is heading overseas on a trip to Europe and the Middle East where leaders have all congratulated former vice president Joe Biden for his victory. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool, File)

Denying Biden's victory, Pompeo heads to Europe, Mideast

Nov. 13, 2020 12:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After refusing to acknowledge President Donald Trump’s loss in last week’s election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is leaving Friday on a trip to Europe and the Middle East, to countries where leaders have all congratulated former Vice President Joe Biden for his victory....

A damage form a blast is seen in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. A suicide car bomb exploded at the western entry gate of Kabul killing and wounding several Afghan security troops. (AP Photo/Ahmad Seir Nassiri)

Suicide car bomb in Afghan capital kills 3 troops, wounds 4

Nov. 13, 2020 6:36 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomb exploded at the western entry gate of the Afghan capital Friday killing at least three government security troops and wounding four others, an Afghan official said. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said the explosion targeted a government forces...

Official: Suicide car bomber kills 4 people in Afghanistan

Nov. 9, 2020 3:09 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber in Afghanistan killed at least four people and wounded 40 in an attack on a police base in the country's southern Kandahar province, a provincial official said Monday. Paramedics still searched the rubble of homes destroyed by the blast hours after the attack...

Militant mortar fire kills 8 Afghan civilians, official says

Nov. 8, 2020 10:47 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least eight Afghan civilians — five children and three women — were killed Sunday when militants fired mortars into eastern Ghazni province's capital city, a provincial official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. But Wahidullah...