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EU denounces violence against anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Jan. 18, 2022 07:19 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Tuesday said Sudan’s military rulers have shown an unwillingness to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the country's ongoing crisis, a day after security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters in the capital. At least seven people...

South Korean president in Saudi Arabia, meets crown prince

Jan. 18, 2022 06:33 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — South Korea's leader arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, where he was greeted in Riyadh by the kingdom's crown prince and an honor guard marching band. It was the second stop on a Mideast tour by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife, who were...

Drone attack in Abu Dhabi claimed by Yemen's rebels kills 3

Jan. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people on Monday and sparked a fire at Abu Dhabi's international airport. Emirati police identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one...

UN council demands Yemen's Houthis release UAE ship and crew

Jan. 14, 2022 15:29 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday condemned the seizure of a United Arab Emirates ship and demanded that Yemen’s Houthi rebels immediately release the vessel and its crew. A press statement from the U.N.’s most powerful body called on all sides “to...

Unlike other sports stars, Andy Murray won't play in Saudi

Jan. 14, 2022 12:17 PM EST

The lucrative offers tempting leading boxers, golfers and footballers to compete in Saudi Arabia are not enough for Andy Murray to put money over morality. When Murray has received approaches to fly to Riyadh to play in exhibition matches, the potential to earn millions of dollars...

China touts support from Gulf states for Uyghur treatment

Jan. 14, 2022 08:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it gained support on issues including the treatment of Uyghur Muslims from a number of Persian Gulf states following talks between their foreign ministers at which they agreed to upgrade relations. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin...

UN: Yemen's escalating war spurs hunger and collapse

Jan. 12, 2022 17:08 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Escalating military action in Yemen displaced more than 15,000 people over the past month, killed or injured more than 350 civilians in December and left the Arab world’s poorest nation facing growing hunger and economic collapse with no political solution in sight, senior...

Hezbollah hosts conference in Beirut for Saudi opposition

Jan. 12, 2022 12:31 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah group hosted a conference for Saudi opposition figures in its stronghold south of Beirut on Wednesday in a defiant gesture certain to anger the oil-rich kingdom. The gathering came as the Lebanese government is trying to mend relations...

Yemeni government says southern province retaken from rebels

Jan. 11, 2022 12:39 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Forces of Yemen's internationally recognized government have reclaimed the entire southern province of Shabwa from Iran-backed Houthi rebels, officials said Tuesday. The development is a blow to the rebels after government forces earlier this month made significant advances in the...

Middle East foreign ministers head to China for meetings

Jan. 10, 2022 08:17 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern states are visiting China this week for meetings with officials from the world’s second largest economy, a leading consumer of oil and source of foreign investment. The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday...