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Iraqi prime minister makes first visit to Saudi Arabia

Apr. 17, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi King Salman welcomed the Iraqi prime minister on his first official visit to the kingdom Wednesday, as the two oil-producing giants move toward closer diplomatic and economic ties after nearly three decades of uneasy relations. Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's visit came...

Saudi runaway sisters plead for help on social media

Apr. 17, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi sisters appealed for help Wednesday from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country, in the latest case of runaways from the ultra-conservative kingdom using social media to seek asylum. Using a newly created Twitter account called...

Aid group: Trump's Yemen veto means more death, suffering

Apr. 17, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An international charity says President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen "will only mean more suffering and death." The Norwegian Refugee Council said Wednesday that if Trump "was truly concerned...

The Latest: Trump vetoes measure on US and Yemen war

Apr. 17, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution on U.S. involvement in war in Yemen: 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. The veto is just the second in Trump's...

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

Apr. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. The veto — the second in Trump's presidency — was expected, and Congress lacks the votes to override it. But passing the never-before-used war powers...

President Donald Trump vetoes resolution calling on US to withdraw support from Saudi-led war in Yemen

Apr. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vetoes resolution calling on US to withdraw support from Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Investigative website says French arms used in Yemen's war

Apr. 15, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French investigative website said Monday that weapons made in France "may have been used to commit war crimes" in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Disclose based its report on a classified note from France's military intelligence service saying that French-made weapons,...

Dakar Rally moves from South America to Saudi Arabia

Apr. 15, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Dakar Rally is swapping South America for Saudi Arabia. Dakar Rally organizers say next year's race will be held in "the deep and mysterious deserts of the Middle East, in Saudi Arabia." Created by Thierry Sabine after he got lost in the Libyan desert in 1977, the Dakar Rally was raced...

Saudi Aramco buys $1.2 billion stake in South Korean refiner

Apr. 15, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Aramco says it has reached an agreement to acquire a $1.25 billion stake in South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank that would provide Saudi Arabia's state-run oil company with a dedicated outlet for its crude to South Korea. Aramco says the deal, announced on Monday, amounts...

After IS war, Iraq seeks to reclaim status in Arab world

Apr. 15, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — After decades of conflict, Iraq is seeking to reclaim a leadership role and status in the Arab world with a centrist policy and a determination among the country's top leaders to maintain good relations with both Iran and the United States. A flurry of recent diplomatic activity and...