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Israel welcomes Mideast peace workshop although not invited

Jun. 18, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is welcoming next week's Mideast peace conference, even though government officials are not invited. Speaking at a government ceremony Tuesday, Netanyahu praised the U.S. conference in Bahrain as "an attempt by the United States to bring a better...

White House: Israelis not invited to Mideast peace workshop

Jun. 17, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says that Israeli representatives have not been invited to the Trump administration's Israeli-Palestinian peace conference in Bahrain next week. The official said Monday that the meeting is to focus on the administration's "economic vision" for the Palestinians and...

UN court rejects UAE request in Qatar dispute

Jun. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The highest U.N. court on Friday rejected a request by the United Arab Emirates for interim measures to be imposed on Qatar in a racial discrimination dispute. The case centers on the boycott of Qatar by Bahrain, Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, which were angry at Qatar's...

The Latest: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions

Jun. 13, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Iran's U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil tankers near...

Jordan says still undecided on Mideast peace conference

Jun. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan says it has not decided whether to attend the Trump administration's Mideast peace conference, appearing to contradict White House claims. Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi told state-run TV channel al-Mamlaka on Thursday that Jordan "did not announce an official position" on this...

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...

Palestinians urge 'Arab masses' to oppose US peace workshop

Jun. 12, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A senior Palestinian decision-making body has condemned the decision by Arab countries to attend a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference, calling for the "Arab masses" to act against the gathering. The Fatah Revolutionary Council issued its statement Wednesday, a day after...

Iraq, Lebanon to stay away from Mideast peace conference

Jun. 12, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi foreign ministry spokesman says his government will stay away from a Mideast peace conference expected to take place in late June in the tiny Gulf Arab state of Bahrain. The White House says it will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited peace plan at the conference, saying it...

US says Egypt, Jordan and Morocco to attend peace workshop

Jun. 11, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A White House official said Tuesday that Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have confirmed their attendance at a U.S. conference this month in Bahrain, where it will unveil the economic portion of its long-awaited plan for Mideast peace. The positive responses from key Arab states delivered a...

The Latest: Brazil soccer chief backs Neymar in rape case

Jun. 4, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the FIFA meetings ahead of the Women's World Cup (all times local): ___ 6:30 p.m. The head of Brazil's soccer body has publicly supported star player Neymar after he was accused of rape. Rogerio Caboclo, the Confederation of Brazilian Football president, says Neymar is "the...