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AP Analysis: Gulf Arab states worry after US Syria pullout

Oct. 16, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For decades considered a U.S. national security priority, the Persian Gulf remains home to tens of thousands of American troops spread across sprawling bases protecting crucial routes for global energy supplies. But while U.S.-Iran tensions in the Gulf appeared close to...

Russia's Putin seeks to enhance ties to US-allied UAE

Oct. 15, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, as part of a Mideast tour aimed at strengthening ties between Moscow and this longtime U.S. ally amid tensions in the wider Persian Gulf. Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed Al...

Russia's Putin visits Saudi Arabia on Mideast trip

Oct. 14, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Saudi Arabia on Monday, meeting with the oil-rich nation's king and crown prince as he seeks to cement Moscow's political and energy ties across the Mideast. Putin received all the trappings of a state visit, with a mounted...

Saudi Arabia eases restrictions on women taking hotel rooms

Oct. 6, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has lifted some restrictions on women traveling in the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, its tourism authority said Sunday, with new guidelines allowing women to rent hotel rooms without a male guardian's presence, and foreign men and women to share a room...

Pompeo acknowledges he was on Trump call at center of probe

Oct. 2, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Wednesday he was on the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's president that's at the center of the House impeachment inquiry. But Pompeo continued to push back against what he said was Democrats' "bullying and...

Khashoggi remembered outside Saudi consulate where he died

Oct. 2, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos joined activists and friends of Jamal Khashoggi near Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday on the first-year anniversary of his horrific death at the hands of Saudi agents. The memorial began just after 1:14 p.m. (1014 GMT) — the time that...

Pompeo, Democrats trade intimidation charges in Trump probe

Oct. 1, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting a defiant tone, the Trump administration resisted Congress' access to impeachment witnesses Tuesday, even as House Democrats warned such efforts themselves could amount to an impeachable offense. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to delay five current and former officials from...

Slain Saudi writer's fiancee says prince must give answers

Oct. 1, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Tuesday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has a duty to answer questions now that he has accepted responsibility for the killing inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year. Hatice Cengiz told The Associated Press she is...

A year later, Saudi journalist's killing haunts kingdom

Oct. 1, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year drew renewed scrutiny Tuesday to the kingdom, as his son and a U.N. investigator spoke out ahead of the anniversary of his death. Saudi intelligence officials and a...

Iran says Saudi attack claimed by Yemen rebels justified

Sep. 30, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Monday that the missile-and-drone attack on major Saudi oil sites was an act of "legitimate defense" by Yemen's Iran-allied Houthi rebels. The Sept. 14 assault was claimed by the Houthis, though Saudi Arabia says it was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran." The kingdom has been...