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Supreme leader says Iranians won't budge over US sanctions

Jun. 26, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that Iranians will not budge or change their stand following new U.S. sanctions targeting Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates, the latest in a torrent of sharp verbal responses from Tehran in the wake of the measures. President Donald Trump...

Saudi Arabia vows to help S. Korea if oil supplies disrupted

Jun. 26, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Wednesday with visiting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who promised to help with possible fuel shortages in case of supply disruptions caused by tensions in the Middle East. Moon and the Saudi prince also called for...

Slain journalist's fiancee wants Saudis pressured at G-20

Jun. 25, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi said she hopes Group of 20 leaders put pressure on Saudi Arabia at a summit this week to divulge more information about the killing, ratcheting up a campaign for justice that she also brought to the U.N.'s top human rights body Tuesday. Hatice...

Saudi coalition says head of Yemen's Islamic State captured

Jun. 25, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's special forces captured the leader of the Islamic State group's branch in Yemen during a raid on a house that was under surveillance, a Saudi military statement said Tuesday, dealing a blow to the extremist group which has taken advantage of the country's...

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries. While Pompeo has seemingly...

The Latest: Pompeo talks to UAE leader about countering Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:40 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Abu Dhabi's influential crown prince to sell the Trump administration's idea for maritime security in the Persian Gulf,...

Trump puts Saudi arms sales above Khashoggi inquiry

Jun. 23, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brushed aside the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, saying his death has already been investigated and a Saudi pledge to spend billions of dollars on U.S. military equipment "means something to me." He spoke just days after an independent...

The Latest: Trump says he's in 'no hurry' to strike Iran

Jun. 22, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on The United States and Iran's tensions over the shoot-down of a massive U.S. drone (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he abruptly called off the military strikes on Iran Thursday because the likely deaths of 150 Iranians would have been out of proportion...

The Latest: Iran doesn't seek war but will act if necessary

Jun. 20, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 1:25 a.m. Iran says it "does not seek war" but reserves its right under the U.N. Charter "to take all appropriate necessary measures against any hostile...

'Joints will be separated': Jamal Khashoggi's murder, retold

Jun. 19, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince's office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body. Not to worry, the...