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Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015

Jun. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A database tracking violence says at least 91,600 people have been killed in Yemen's civil war, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months of fighting in 2015. The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project said Wednesday that the Saudi-led coalition...

Saudi security say 2 Italians injured in apparent attack

Jun. 18, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says two Italians were wounded in the coastal city of Jiddah earlier this month in what appears to have been a premeditated attack targeting their cars. Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki told The Associated Press...

Today in History

Jun. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 18, the 169th day of 2019. There are 196 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 18, 1979, President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna. On this date: In 1778, American...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia say it intercepted 2 Houthi drones

Jun. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 7 a.m. A Saudi military spokesman says the kingdom has intercepted two bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Col. Turki al-Maliki made...

UN food agency accuses Yemen's Houthis of diverting food aid

Jun. 17, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency accused Yemen's Houthi rebels on Monday of diverting food from the war-torn country's hungriest people and threatened to suspend food aid later this week unless they immediately implement registration and monitoring agreements. David Beasley, executive...

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Jun. 17, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers around the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world...

FIFA wants Saudis to stop pirated Women's World Cup TV feeds

Jun. 16, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — FIFA wants Saudi-backed satellite broadcaster Arabsat to stop transmitting pirated feeds of Women's World Cup games from a Qatari network, part of an ongoing sports television rights dispute linked to the Gulf diplomatic crisis. Bootlegged feeds from Doha-based beIN Sports of top soccer...

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks

Jun. 16, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront Iranian threats to its security. He joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival Iran of being behind the attacks on two oil tankers traveling...

The Latest: Pompeo stresses diplomacy in Gulf crisis

Jun. 16, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5:55 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stressing diplomacy in responding to suspected attacks on oil tankers near a Middle East shipping route and says American officials are reaching out to their...

Crew members of targeted Norwegian-owned tanker now in Dubai

Jun. 15, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran as the other tanker targeted in the assault limped into anchorage off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates. Both the mariners'...