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Correction: Foreign Influence-Straw Donor story

Nov. 21, 2019 3:51 PM EST

In a story Oct. 30 about Imaad Zuberi, a political fundraiser accused of making illegal contributions on behalf of foreigners, The Associated Press omitted certain details of donations involving Saudi businessman Mohammed Al Rahbani and misattributed the source of some information. Prosecutors said Zuberi...

Correction: Foreign Influence-Straw Donor story

Nov. 21, 2019 3:50 PM EST

In a story Oct. 29 about Imaad Zuberi, a political fundraiser accused of making illegal contributions on behalf of foreigners, The Associated Press omitted certain details of donations involving Saudi businessman Mohammed Al Rahbani and misattributed the source of some information. Prosecutors said Zuberi...

Saudi king touts reforms, Aramco IPO in annual address

Nov. 20, 2019 11:28 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi King Salman touted his country’s reforms in his annual address Wednesday and stressed the importance of his government’s decision to publicly list shares of the state-run oil giant Aramco. He also used his speech to warn rival Iran against further...

“Tuk Tuk” a newspaper for the Iraqi protest movement

Nov. 20, 2019 10:13 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Every other day, the editor, bespectacled and perpetually pecking at a laptop, sends a top secret 8-page document to an anonymous printing house near Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, a central plaza which has transformed into the hub of what has become the largest grassroots protest movement...

South Korea says seized vessels released by Yemen’s rebels

Nov. 20, 2019 9:44 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iran-backed rebels fighting in Yemen released three foreign vessels on Wednesday that they seized south of the Red Sea, freeing 16 crew members, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said. The vessels — two belonging to South Korea and one to Saudi Arabia — had been captured by...

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts

Nov. 19, 2019 3:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday as the Defense Intelligence Agency released a new assessment of Iran’s military capabilities. The...

Official: Oregon lags in socially conscious investing

Nov. 19, 2019 2:32 PM EST

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s state employee pension fund is invested in an Israeli company whose smartphone spyware has been used against dissidents, human rights defenders and journalists by repressive regimes. It’s also invested in two prison companies that run immigrant detention...

Saudi-led coalition says Yemeni rebels hijacked vessel

Nov. 18, 2019 3:03 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iran-aligned rebels have hijacked a vessel south of the Red Sea, the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Monday. Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency quoted coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki as saying that Houthi rebels seized the vessel while it was towing a South...

Yemeni government back in Aden under deal with separatists

Nov. 18, 2019 9:35 AM EST

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized government returned to the war-torn country on Monday for the first time since it was forced out by southern separatists during clashes last summer. Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed landed in the southern port city of Aden, fulfilling a key...

Saudi Aramco seeks record-setting IPO with value up to $1.7T

Nov. 17, 2019 1:12 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Aramco announced Sunday it will sell a 1.5% stake in the company as it looks to raise as much as $25.6 billion from the sale, potentially becoming the most-valuable initial public offering in history. The newly released figures...