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Iran envoy: 'All-out war' to result if hit for Saudi attack

Sep. 19, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets....

Germany extends ban on Saudi arms sales

Sep. 18, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has extended its ban on defense industry exports to Saudi Arabia for another six months, despite some calls for it to be relaxed in the wake of the recent attacks on the country's oil production facilities. The government said Wednesday the ban had been extended for six months until...

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

US Christian evangelical delegation meets Saudi crown prince

Sep. 10, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Tuesday with a delegation of American evangelical Christians in the Red Sea city of Jiddah as the kingdom works to forge closer ties with an influential electoral base in the U.S. that could be crucial to the 2020 elections. The...

Israeli spyware firm adopts 'human rights policy'

Sep. 10, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli spyware company that has been accused of helping authoritarian governments stifle dissent says it has adopted "a new human rights policy" to ensure its software is not misused. The NSO Group said Tuesday it would institute a series of oversight measures to ensure adherence and...

In last words, Khashoggi asked killers not to suffocate him

Sep. 10, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In his final words, slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi urged his killers not to cover his mouth because he suffered from asthma and could suffocate, according to Turkey's Sabah newspaper. Sabah newspaper, which is close to Turkey's government, published new details of a recording...

Germany to resume training border police in Saudi Arabia

Sep. 9, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it will resume training border police in Saudi Arabia, after suspending the practice following the killing last year of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A spokesman for Germany's Interior Ministry on Monday confirmed reports that the government has decided in principle to resume the...

Saudi king replaces energy minister, naming one of his sons

Sep. 8, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman replaced the country's energy minister with one of his own sons Sunday, naming Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman to one of the most important positions in the country as oil prices remain below what is needed to keep up with government spending. The...

Poland pressured to say if it bought Israeli phone spyware

Sep. 4, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government came under pressure Wednesday to clarify whether it has purchased sophisticated and potentially illegal phone surveillance technology that has been used to stifle dissent in other countries. Opposition lawmakers asked Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki whether the...

Ruiz Jr, Joshua begin promotion tour for heavyweight fight

Sep. 4, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua began the promotional tour for their world heavyweight title rematch in Saudi Arabia with a news conference in Diriyah that turned out in part to be a PR exercise for the kingdom. Groups like Amnesty International have raised concerns over the decision to stage the Dec. 7 fight in...