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US vice president, top officials visit UAE to pay respects

May. 16, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris led a high-powered American delegation to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to pay respects to the federation's late ruler and meet with the newly ascended president. The trip marks the highest-level visit by...

1st commercial flight in years takes off from Yemen's Sanaa

May. 16, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The first commercial flight in six years took off from Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Monday, officials said, part of a fragile truce in the county’s grinding civil war. The flight by national carrier Yemenia — also known as Yemen Airways — was bound for...

Saudi King Salman leaves hospital after week-long stay

May. 15, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — King Salman of Saudi Arabia was discharged from the hospital and slowly walked with the aid of a cane Sunday evening after a colonoscopy a week earlier, according to a video released by the royal court. The 86-year-old monarch's health is closely...

World leaders descend on UAE to pay respects to late ruler

May. 15, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An array of presidents and prime ministers continued to descend on the United Arab Emirates Sunday from around the world to pay their respects to the federation's late ruler. They also came to praise his successor, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan — a vivid...

Saudi oil giant Aramco's first-quarter profits surge 80%

May. 15, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oil giant Saudi Aramco said Sunday its profits soared more than 80% in the first three months of the year, as the state-backed company cashes in on the volatility in global energy markets and surging oil prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. ...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes UAE's president

May. 14, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rulers in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unanimously appointed Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the autocratic nation's president, signaling both unity and stability in this key energy-rich country that hosts Western militaries. ...

Hezbollah weapons at the heart of Lebanon's elections Sunday

May. 14, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — It was a sea of yellow as thousands of men, women and children waving Hezbollah flags and wearing the group’s trademark yellow caps rallied on a giant plot of land in the ancient eastern city of Baalbek in support of the heavily armed militant group. One...

PGA back at Southern Hills as Mickelson skips title defense

May. 13, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

The anticipation had been building the last few weeks for the PGA Championship, just like it was for the Masters. And just like the last major, the hype was more about who played than who had a chance to win. Tiger Woods not only played Augusta National, he made the cut. ...

UAE's long-ailing leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies at 73

May. 13, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' long-ailing ruler and president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, died Friday, the government announced in a brief statement. He was 73. Sheikh Khalifa oversaw much of the country’s blistering economic growth and...

UN raises $33M, far short of target to salvage Yemen tanker

May. 11, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A United Nations' pledging conference raised $33 million on Wednesday, far short of funds needed for a salvage operation of a decaying tanker full of oil moored off the coast of Yemen, a ship whose demise could cause an environmental disaster. The U.N. had originally...