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Five Americans detained in Iran walk free, released in deal for frozen Iranian assets

Sep. 18, 2023 23:01 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Five Americans detained for years in Iran walked off a plane and into freedom Monday, most arm-in-arm, as part of a politically risky deal that saw President Joe Biden agree to the release of nearly $6 billion in frozen Iranian assets owed by a third country, South Korea. ...

Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman says $6 billion once frozen in South Korea now in Qatar, key element of US prisoner swap

Sep. 18, 2023 03:46 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman says $6 billion once frozen in South Korea now in Qatar, key element of US prisoner swap.

AP PHOTOS: Moroccan earthquake shattered thousands of lives

Sep. 17, 2023 00:10 AM EDT

AMIZMIZ, Morocco (AP) — With their arms around each other, three boys walked through the streets of their town at the foot of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. It could have been a scene like millions around the world that day. But in the Moroccan town of Amizmiz, the boys were walking...

Former top US diplomat sentenced in Qatar lobbying scheme

Sep. 15, 2023 19:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top U.S. ambassador was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $93,350 fine Friday for improperly helping a wealthy Persian Gulf country influence U.S. policy and for not disclosing gifts he received from a disgraced political fundraiser. ...

US moves to advance prisoner swap deal with Iran and release $6 billion in frozen Iranian funds

Sep. 11, 2023 22:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has cleared the way for the release of five American citizens detained in Iran by issuing a blanket waiver for international banks to transfer $6 billion in frozen Iranian money from South Korea to Qatar without fear of U.S. sanctions. In addition, as...

Sudan's army chief travels to Qatar for talks with emir as fighting rages in his country

Sep. 07, 2023 12:03 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's army chief traveled to Qatar on Thursday for talks with the country's emir, making his third international trip since fighting broke out between the military and a rival paramilitary force in mid-April, media reports said. Sudan plunged into chaos almost five...

Athletes to watch at world championships, Day 1

Aug. 19, 2023 19:12 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A look at how 10 top athletes are faring at track and field world championships after Day 1: SHA'CARRI RICHARDSON With her colorful hair, glitzy nails and, of course, fast times, Richardson stands out on the track. The 23-year-old from...

Hungary's Orbán to host Turkish, Serbian and other leaders alongside world track championships

Aug. 18, 2023 08:01 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As millions of viewers around the world focus on Hungary while it hosts the year's largest international sporting event, its nationalist prime minister will receive the leaders of Turkey, Serbia, Qatar and a host of Central Asian nations in a sign of the European...

What's behind the tentative US-Iran agreement involving prisoners and frozen funds

Aug. 12, 2023 01:36 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States and Iran reached a tentative agreement this week that will eventually see five detained Americans in Iran and an unknown number of Iranians imprisoned in the U.S. released from custody after billions of dollars in frozen Iranian assets are...

Qatar Airways posts a $1.2 billion profit over the last fiscal year when it hosted FIFA World Cup

Jul. 27, 2023 10:54 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways said Thursday it earned a profit of $1.2 billion over the last fiscal year, boosted in part by the small Arabian Peninsula country's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar Airways, like other carriers in Gulf Arab nations, relies...