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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, a man looks at his mobile phone in front of the flag of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, in Kuwait City. The GCC, a six-nation bloc of Gulf Arab nations torn apart by internal strife, unanimously endorsed on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, an extension of a United Nations arms embargo on Iran, just two months before it is set to expire. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

6 Gulf Arab countries back extending UN arms embargo on Iran

Aug. 9, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A six-nation bloc of Gulf Arab nations torn apart by internal strife endorsed on Sunday an extension of a United Nations arms embargo on Iran, just two months before it is set to expire. The Gulf Cooperation Council said it sent a letter to the U.N. Security Council...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran, speaks at the Iranian Materiel Display at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. The U.S. continues to push for an end of the four-nation boycott of Qatar, even after the hospitalization of Kuwait's ruling emir who led talks to resolve the yearslong dispute, Hook told journalists Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

US diplomat says America keeps pushing to end Qatar crisis

Jul. 26, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. continues to push for an end of the four-nation boycott of Qatar, even after the hospitalization of Kuwait's ruling emir who led talks to resolve the yearslong dispute, a U.S. diplomat said Sunday. U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook acknowledged the...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

F1 expanding in Europe, not reaching the Americas in 2020

Jul. 24, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Formula One is expanding in Europe and will not be reaching the Americas, where the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of races in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States on Friday. F1 still hopes to complete 15-18 races by mid-December. Vietnam will reportedly host its...

FILE - In this May 14, 2019 file photo, two people take in the sea breeze at the Corniche waterfront promenade in Doha, Qatar. The small, neighboring sheikhdoms of Bahrain and Qatar have the world’s highest per capita rates of coronavirus infections in the world. In the two Mideast countries, COVID-19 epidemics initially swept undetected through camps housing healthy and young foreign laborers. In Qatar, a new study found that nearly 60% of those testing positive showed no symptoms at all. In Bahrain, authorities put the number of asymptomatic spreaders of the virus even higher, at 68%. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

2 Mideast countries have highest confirmed virus rates

Jul. 23, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The small, neighboring sheikhdoms of Bahrain and Qatar appear to have among world's highest per capita rates of confirmed coronavirus infections, a result of extensive testing and rapid, undetected spread through camps housing healthy and young foreign laborers, studies...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, a Qatar Airways jet approaches Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways said Wednesday, July 22, 2020, it launched international arbitration seeking at least $5 billion from four boycotting Arab countries for blocking its flights from their airspace and their markets, years into a simmering political dispute between the nations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Qatar Airways sues, seeks $5B from boycotting countries

Jul. 22, 2020 7:17 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways said Wednesday it launched international arbitration seeking at least $5 billion from four boycotting Arab countries for blocking its flights from their airspace and their markets, years into a simmering political dispute between the...

FILE - In this May 22, 2020 file photo, volunteers look for survivors of a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan's government has validated most of the licenses it issued to pilots working abroad, but more than 200 others accused of obtaining tainted licenses were still being investigated, an aviation spokesman said Friday, July 17, 2020, in a move aimed at addressing the concerns of global airlines. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

Pakistan validates most licenses of pilots working abroad

Jul. 17, 2020 6:26 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's government has validated most of the licenses it issued to pilots working abroad, but more than 200 others accused of obtaining tainted licenses were still being investigated, an aviation spokesman said Friday, in a move aimed at addressing the concerns of global airlines. In a...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 15, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ July 14 The State on the resistance to wearing masks in South Carolina during the coronavirus pandemic: Many South Carolinians who still won’t wear face masks during the ongoing raging COVID-19 pandemic say they don’t want their individual...

UN court rules in Qatar's favor in aviation boycott case

Jul. 14, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Qatar won a legal battle Tuesday in its efforts to end a long-running aviation boycott by Arab neighbors when the United Nations’ highest court ruled in its favor in a procedural dispute linked to the boycott. The International Court of Justice rejected an appeal by...

Residents wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus line up for COVID-19 test outside the Worker's Stadium in Beijing on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Test sites have sprung up through the Chinese capital as test have become a daily normal after the latest outbreak of the coronavirus, (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: SKorea weighs listing churches as 'high risk'

Jun. 30, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as “high risk” venues for the spread of COVID-19 following a slew of transmissions tied to church gatherings. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun...

Passengers arrive at the Barcelona airport, Spain, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The European Union on Tuesday is announcing a list of nations whose citizens will be allowed to enter 31 European countries. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice back sun-loving visitors and breathe life into their damaged tourism industries. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Cinemark to reopen movie theaters, pizza continues to sell

Jun. 30, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ MOVIE TIME: Cinemark Holdings will reopen some of its U.S. movie...