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Bosnian immigrant gets 8 years for supporting terrorists

Nov. 14, 2019 5:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Bosnian immigrant living in St. Louis County has been sentenced to eight years in prison and will be deported for raising money to support terrorists. A federal judge sentenced 45-year-old Ramiz Zijad Hodzic on Thursday. He pleaded guilty in April to conspiring to provide material...

Report: Over 130 attacks on medical facilities in Yemen war

Nov. 14, 2019 1:21 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Over 130 attacks on medical facilities in Yemen’s civil war could constitute war crimes by all parties to the conflict, a database project said on Thursday. The Yemen Archive said that the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-aligned rebels was allegedly responsible for 72 attacks, while...

Report: Over 130 attacks on medical facilities in Yemen war

Nov. 14, 2019 12:49 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Over 130 attacks on medical facilities in Yemen’s civil war could constitute war crimes by all parties to the conflict, a database project said on Thursday. The Yemen Archive said that the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-aligned rebels was allegedly responsible for 72 attacks, while...

UAE says soldier killed in Saudi Arabia near Yemen border

Nov. 13, 2019 3:12 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday that one of its soldiers was killed in an area of Saudi Arabia on the border with Yemen. The UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported the corporal was killed in the Najran region, which is on the Saudi-Yemen border, but did not specify how...

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect peace talks

Nov. 13, 2019 12:51 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels are holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end the devastating five-year war in Yemen, officials from both sides have told The Associated Press. The negotiations are taking place with Oman, a Gulf Arab country that borders both...

Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip

Nov. 13, 2019 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East - most recently a near-war with Iran and an actual war in Syria - that in Washington commands more attention and demands more American troops....

Performers wounded in knife attack on stage in Saudi Arabia

Nov. 11, 2019 11:30 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Two men and a woman were wounded in a knife attack Monday evening as they performed on stage in a park in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, marking the first such incident since the kingdom began loosening restrictions on entertainment. Saudi broadcaster al-Ekhbariya reported that...

Saudi Aramco takes another step toward 1st public offering

Nov. 10, 2019 4:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant Aramco released a lengthy document late Saturday that lays the ground for investors to buy into the world's most profitable company, but it remains unknown how much is on offer. In its preliminary prospectus, Aramco revealed that it...

Friends, family support Twitter employee charged in spy case

Nov. 8, 2019 6:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Family and friends of a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia call him a dedicated husband and father who has overcome recent mental health struggles, according to letters of support filed to federal court. Ahmad Abouammo, a U.S. citizen and a media partnership manager...

Saudi recruitment of Twitter workers reflects insider risks

Nov. 7, 2019 11:04 PM EST

Allegations that two former Twitter employees spied on users for the Saudi government have spotlighted the threat posed by insiders who exploit their access to the mountains of sensitive data held by tech companies. The Twitter case adds an alarming international dimension to the longstanding problem of rogue...