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Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

Aug. 17, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The attack on the...

Correction: Yemen story

Aug. 16, 2019 4:13 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about a rally by Yemeni separatists in the country's south, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the unification of Yemen was in 1994. Northern and southern Yemen were unified into one country in 1990. A corrected version of the story is below: Thousands of...

Today in History

Aug. 16, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2019. There are 137 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42. On this date: In 1812, Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812....

Indian business ties underpin muted Arab response to Kashmir

Aug. 15, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab countries have remained mostly silent as India's government moved to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its limited autonomy, imposing a sweeping military curfew in the disputed Muslim-majority region and cutting off residents from all communication and the...

Yemen official: No talks before separatists leave Aden

Aug. 14, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A top Yemeni official said Wednesday that southern separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates must pull out of the port city of Aden before Yemen's internationally recognized government will engage in talks with them. Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdullah al-Hadrami said the...

Column: Boxing pays price chasing dollars in Saudi Arabia

Aug. 13, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

There's nothing new about those who make their living in sports chasing every dollar they can. NFL owners do it every time they threaten to devastate a city by moving a team to greener pastures. Baseball does it by signing lucrative broadcast agreement that make it more expensive — and sometimes impossible...

Iran supreme leader urges support for Yemen's Houthi rebels

Aug. 13, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV reports that the country's supreme leader is urging support for Yemen's Houthis against a Saudi-led coalition that he says is trying to "disintegrate" the country. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with Mohammad Abdul Salam, the spokesman for Yemen's Ansarallah Movement, in...

Saudi rights no concern for Anthony Joshua's fight promoter

Aug. 12, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Putting profits ahead of politics, the promoter of heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua is dismissing concerns over the decision to contest a championship fight in Saudi Arabia. The human rights organization Amnesty International contends Joshua will be part of "sportswashing" — the Saudi...

Saudi Aramco readies for IPO with deal with India's Reliance

Aug. 12, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Oil giant Saudi Aramco is set to buy 20% of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries' oil and chemicals business for about $15 billion, in a deal that gives it further heft and diversity ahead of a long-awaited IPO. For India, the preliminary agreement amounts to one of the country's...

UAE-backed separatists pull back after seizing Yemen's Aden

Aug. 11, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates began withdrawing Sunday from positions they seized from the internationally-recognized government in the southern port city of Aden. Both the southern separatists and the government forces are ostensibly allies in the Saudi-led...