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The Latest: Japanese leader seeks to cool US-Iran tensions

Jun. 12, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Prime Minister...

Japan premier warns US, Iran 'accidental conflict' possible

Jun. 12, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Tehran on Wednesday to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., a message that came hours after Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi airport, wounding 26...

Yemeni officials say top diplomat resigned over UN deal

Jun. 10, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say the country's foreign minister has submitted his resignation to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi due to differences over a U.N.-brokered peace deal. The officials said on Monday that Khaled al-Yamani's resignation came after other government figures blamed him for...

The Latest: Saudi airport targeted by Yemen rebel drone

May. 26, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Saudi Arabia says a bomb-carrying drone launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted another airport in the kingdom amid a series...

Yemen's president in letter to UN chief criticizes his envoy

May. 24, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's internationally recognized president sent a letter to the U.N. secretary-general criticizing his envoy to the war-torn Arab country over allegedly siding with Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the president's office said Friday. In the letter addressed to Antonio Guterres, Yemeni...

The Latest: Saudi says Yemen rebels launch new drone attack

May. 20, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 6:20 a.m. Saudi Arabia says Yemen's Houthi rebels have launched a bomb-laden drone targeting civilian infrastructure in...

Amid Iran tensions, a look at Mideast's powers and proxies

May. 20, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

As long-simmering tensions heat up between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, a look at the various countries or players involved, and what could happen: UNITED STATES The U.S. has tens of thousands of troops scattered across military bases in the Middle East. It recently sent the USS Abraham Lincoln...

Iran could rally regional proxies in case of war with the US

May. 17, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — In the event of war with the United States, Iran "will not be alone." That message was delivered by the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group to a mass rally in Beirut in February marking the 40th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution. "If America launches war on Iran, it will not...

The Latest: Saudis want Washington to launch strikes on Iran

May. 17, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has urged the United States and Iran to exercise restraint and resolve their all...

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

May. 16, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline in the kingdom, and a newspaper close to the palace called for Washington to launch "surgical" strikes on Iran, raising the specter of escalating tensions as the U.S. boosts its...