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Cummings concerned about Jared, Ivanka private emails, texts

Mar. 21, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and a powerful White House aide, did not preserve all of her official emails as required by federal law, and her husband, Jared Kushner, used a messaging application to conduct U.S. business outside government channels, the chairman of the House...

NGOs urge France to ban arm sales to Saudi Arabia

Mar. 21, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Twelve Yemeni and international human rights organizations have urged France to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia and do more to end the war in Yemen. The call was issued Thursday in Paris to mark the fourth anniversary of the intervention of a Saudi Arabia-led coalition in neighboring Yemen....

US' Pompeo boosts Israel prime minister ahead of election

Mar. 20, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday lauded the White House's warm ties with Israel during a visit to the country and promised to step up pressure on Iran, giving a public boost to Israel's prime minister at the height of a tight re-election campaign. The White House meanwhile...

Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden's rise to prominence

Mar. 17, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The boy is only 12 years old and looks even younger and smaller kneeling next to the wreckage of a helicopter, flanked by masked jihadis carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles with bandoliers strapped across their chests. Hamza bin Laden, with a traditional Arab coffee pot...

Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden's rise to prominence

Mar. 17, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Years after the death of his father at the hands of a U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan, Hamza bin Laden now finds himself in the crosshairs of world powers. In rapid succession in recent weeks, the U.S. put a bounty of up to $1 million on him; the U.N. Security Council...

The Latest: Indonesian president condemns mosque attacks

Mar. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on global reaction to the deadly shootings in two mosques in New Zealand (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Indonesia's president Joko has condemned the violence that took place in two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city in which at least 49 people died. "Indonesia...

Foreigners among those targeted in New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 15, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Several of those killed or wounded in the shooting rampage at two New Zealand mosques on Friday were from the Middle East or South Asia, according to initial reports from several governments. The live-streamed attack by an immigrant-hating white nationalist killed at least...

The Latest: Europe refusing to play in bigger Club World Cup

Mar. 15, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the FIFA Council meeting (all times local): ___ 3:20 p.m. The European members attending the FIFA Council voted against introducing a 24-team Club World Cup in 2021, and clubs are refusing to participate. The seven dissenting voices Friday could not stop FIFA President Gianni...

Son of US-Saudi citizen held in Saudi Arabia seeks US help

Mar. 15, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen who has been detained in Saudi Arabia met Thursday with members of Congress as he seeks help to secure his father's release. Ahmed Fitaihi says his father, Walid, has been beaten, electrocuted and subjected to other forms of torture and allowed little...

3 Saudi women activists receive PEN Freedom to Write Award

Mar. 14, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Saudi women's rights activists whose arrests last year have been condemned worldwide are being honored by PEN America. Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain al-Hathloul and Eman al-Nafjan have won the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, the literary and human rights organization announced Thursday....