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UN: September deadliest for civilians in Yemen but new hope

Oct. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — September was the deadliest month for civilians in war-torn Yemen this year but violence has lessened very recently and there are signs of hope, U.N. officials said Thursday. U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths cautioned in a briefing to the Security Council, however, that the hopeful signs...

Dubai bets billions that Expo 2020 won't be a desert mirage

Oct. 17, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It rises out of what were once rolling sand dunes stretching toward the horizon, a feverish construction site by tempo and temperature that has tens of thousands of workers building what looks like a new city in the desert of Dubai. This is the site of Expo 2020, a...

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...

Yemeni officials: Saudi troops take control Aden in deal

Oct. 15, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say Saudi Arabian troops have taken control of the airport and ports in the interim capital Aden from separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates. They say the move is part of a settlement between President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the Southern Transitional...

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...

Iran offers warning after mysterious tanker attack

Oct. 13, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president warned Sunday it would be "a big mistake" to think his country won't respond to threats after a mysterious attack on one of its oil tankers. Hassan Rouhani's remarks came as Pakistan's prime minister was visiting Iran in an effort to ease tensions between Tehran and...

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Oct. 11, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still spiked oil prices amid months of heightened tensions at sea across the wider Mideast. There was no...

Save the Children warns of cholera spike in Yemen's north

Oct. 9, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A children's advocacy group is warning of a spike in cholera cases in northern Yemen affecting hundreds of thousands of children and their families as a result of an increase in fuel shortages. Save the Children said Wednesday that fuel shortages have resulted in a jump in food prices and, as...

Yemeni officials say explosive device has killed 4 children

Oct. 8, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni health officials on Tuesday said an explosive device has gone off near the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, killing at least four children. The explosion took place late on Monday in the town of Wadi Nakhla in the southern district of Hays, the officials said. Two other children...