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UN-AU envoy urges UN to consider action against Sudan rebel

Oct. 22, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The joint U.N.-African Union envoy for Darfur urged the Security Council on Monday to consider "stern measures" — likely sanctions — against Sudan Liberation Army founder Abdul Wahid Elnur, who has refused to join the peace process. Jeremiah Mamabolo told the Security...

AP Analysis: Saudi prince likely to survive worst crisis yet

Oct. 21, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul is unlikely to halt Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rise to power, but could cause irreparable harm to relations with Western governments and businesses, potentially endangering his...

As an oil giant, Saudi threats against US loom large

Oct. 16, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Saudi Arabia's status as the biggest oil exporter gives it the power to jolt the global economy — if it wants. That was the kingdom's message when it warned Washington and President Donald Trump against imposing sanctions over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a...

US targets network backing Iran's use of child soldiers

Oct. 16, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Tuesday targeted a network of banks and businesses that provides financial support to a paramilitary force in Iran, which allegedly trains and deploys child soldiers to fight with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The sanctions are part of the U.S....

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist

Oct. 15, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering U.S. ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm. The Saudis continued to deny they...

Iranian papers: US sanctions violate Iranian human rights

Oct. 15, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Several Iranian reformist newspapers on Monday published a rare joint editorial criticizing U.S. sanctions against the country and asking "world journalists" to defend Iranian human rights. The editorial was published in both Farsi and English on Monday in at least eight state-owned and...

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

Oct. 15, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads. The agreements come amid...

Pressured over missing writer, Saudi Arabia lashes out

Oct. 15, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves "severe punishment" if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal...

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Oct. 14, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves "severe punishment" if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal...

The Latest: More executives pulling out of Saudi conference

Oct. 14, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 4:50 a.m. More major players in international finance and industry are pulling out of a high-profile business conference in...