Latest Regional cooperation News

The Latest: UN chief calls for 'maximum restraint' in Gulf

Jul. 11, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local): 10:45 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is again calling for "maximum restraint" in the Persian Gulf region and warning all parties that a new confrontation "would be a...

UN: Sudan's health supply shortage exacerbated by crisis

Jul. 2, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says Sudan is facing shortages of medicine and health supplies because of its ongoing economic crisis, which has been exacerbated by recent political upheaval. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday the World Health Organization and the U.N. children's...

Montana cherry harvest expected to take place next month

Jun. 27, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The cherry harvest in Montana's Flathead Valley is expected to occur in about a month. The Daily Interlake reports that an official from a regional growers cooperative says the harvest is expected to be close to the same size as last year. Flathead Lake Cherry Growers President...

Correction: Mideast-US Peace Plan story

Jun. 25, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story June 23 about the new U.S. peace plan for the Middle East, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Mideast expert Aaron David Miller as saying on Twitter that "The Palestinians' economic problem isn't a lack of money; it's a lack of liberty." Miller was quoting an article...

Correction: Murphy-Environment story

Jun. 19, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In a story June 17 about New Jersey issuing regulations to rejoin a regional greenhouse gas cooperative, The Associated Press, relying on information from the governor's office, erroneously reported that states in the cooperative would soon vote on New Jersey's formal reentry. The...

Great Lakes states, provinces team up on invasive species

Jun. 19, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The eight states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region have agreed to cooperate on enforcing invasive species laws. They will share information and team up to investigate suspected violations, including possession and transport of banned exotic species such as...

The Latest: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions

Jun. 13, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Iran's U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil tankers near...

Saudi-based Islamic group condemns attack on Saudi airport

Jun. 13, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation has condemned the Houthi rebel attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha regional airport, which wounded 26, and said it supported Saudi policies aimed at countering "the forces of darkness and terrorism." The 57-nation organization released a statement...

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

Jun. 11, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The flags hanging outside Anwar Ragaua's house have drawn warnings from police, but the wiry 50-year-old vows he's not taking them down. After all, the police weren't there to help when he was the sole fisherman in his village to survive the tsunami that inundated the Indonesian city...

Missouri Gov. signs 'Border War' truce; awaits Kansas action

Jun. 11, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed a bill aimed at stopping an economic border war with Kansas. Whether the bill signed Tuesday has any impact depends on Kansas officials. Both states have spent millions of dollars luring businesses across the state line in the last decade. The...