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UAE overturns prison sentence for former Khashoggi attorney

Aug. 10, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday overturned a three-year prison sentence for an American citizen who had represented slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, one of his lawyers and the Emirati judicial department said. Instead, Virginia-based...

Chad's junta, rebel groups sign pledge in Qatar before talks

Aug. 09, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chad's military government signed a pledge Monday with more than 40 rebel groups and opposition figures ahead of planned national reconciliation talks, though the deal did not include the country's main rebel group. Under the terms of the deal in...

Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal end, produce 'final text'

Aug. 08, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Talks to revive Tehran's tattered nuclear accord with world powers in Vienna ended Monday as the parties closed a final text and key negotiators prepared to consult with their capitals, diplomats said. After 16 months of torturous on-and-off...

Chad junta leader in Qatar after months of peace deal talks

Aug. 06, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of Chad's military government met Saturday with Qatar's ruling emir after months of talks between Chadian forces and rebel factions, hosted by the Arab country. Chad's Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby spoke with Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin...

Analysis: Iran now speaking openly on nuclear bomb prospects

Aug. 04, 2022 03:32 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian officials now speak openly about something long denied by Tehran as it enriches uranium at its closest-ever levels to weapons-grade material: The Islamic Republic is ready to build an atomic weapon at will. The remarks could be bluster to...

Iran arrests Baha'i members; advocates demand their release

Aug. 02, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran arrested several members of the Baha’i faith on spying charges, authorities said Monday, the latest sign of a tightening crackdown across the Islamic Republic as it faces international pressure over its tattered nuclear deal. The Baha'i...

Kuwait oil veteran takes over as secretary general of OPEC

Aug. 01, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A veteran of Kuwait's national oil company took over Monday as secretary general of the OPEC oil cartel, just three weeks after his Nigerian predecessor died, only hours after giving a speech in defense of the energy industry. Haitham al-Ghais was...

Valvoline to sell its global products arm to Saudi's Aramco

Aug. 01, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Aramco announced a $2.65 billion agreement on Monday to acquire Valvoline's global products business, which includes motor oils, transmission fluids, coolants and other automotive maintenance products. Valvoline said the transaction will...

Kuwait announces formation of new Cabinet to defuse crisis

Aug. 01, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait on Monday announced the formation of a new government to defuse a protracted political feud blocking economic reforms in the oil-rich state. Kuwait’s newly-appointed prime minister, Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al Sabah, will lead the 12-member...

Hall of Famers in push for baseball in cricket-mad region

Jul. 28, 2022 02:14 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Two Hall of Fame baseball players are leading a push to bring the sport that made them famous to India, Pakistan and the Middle East. Former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera and ex-Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin are the familiar faces...