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FILE- In this Dec. 20, 2015 file photo, a man rides a camel through the desert oil field and winter camping area of Sakhir, Bahrain. The International Monetary Fund is warning that energy-rich Gulf Arab states could burn through all their savings in the next 15 years. An IMF report released Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, points to worries about climate change and supply from new competitors as dampening global oil prices. The IMF said those nations need to cut costs and diversify their economies. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

IMF: Oil-rich Gulf Arab states may spend savings in 15 years

Feb. 6, 2020 12:19 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Energy-rich Gulf Arab states could burn through all their savings in the next 15 years as worries about climate change and supply from new competitors dampen oil prices, the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday, advising the nations to rein in their spending. ...

In this photo released by the the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), from right to left, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, center, and the organization Secretary General, Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, chair an emergency ministerial meeting in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Feb, 3, 2020. Days after Gulf Arab states expressed their support for President Donald Trump's efforts at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, representatives of Muslim-majority nations gathered in Saudi Arabia and rejected the White House's plan as “biased.

Muslim nations reject Trump's Mideast plan in Saudi meeting

Feb. 3, 2020 10:24 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days after Gulf Arab states expressed their support for President Donald Trump's efforts at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, representatives from these same countries and other Muslim nations gathered in Saudi Arabia and rejected the White House's plan as...

A man holds the daily Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper fronted by a picture of President Donald Trump, at a coffee shop in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the Israeli leader’s hard-line, nationalist views while falling far short of Palestinian ambitions. Arabic reads

Gulf Arabs back Trump’s Mideast efforts, but not peace plan

Jan. 30, 2020 8:19 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A tectonic shift in relations quietly underway for years now was on full display as representatives of Gulf Arab states attended President Donald Trump's unveiling this week of an Israeli-Palestinian plan that heavily sides with Israel and all but crushes Palestinian...

A Palestinian woman holds a symbolic of the Palestine flag with Arabic words that read:

Palestinian refugees insulted by Trump's 'shameful' deal

Jan. 29, 2020 1:21 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — “Insulting.” “Shameful." “A disgrace.” Those were some of the words used by Palestinian refugees in Lebanon on Wednesday to describe a White House plan for ending the Israel-Palestinian conflict. At refugee camps across the country, Palestinians staged...

This image made from video shows Oman's new sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, takes part in canon firing salute ceremony outside the Royal Family Council in Muscat, Oman, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Mideast's longest-ruling monarch who seized power in a 1970 palace coup and pulled his Arabian sultanate into modernity while carefully balancing diplomatic ties between adversaries Iran and the U.S., has died. He was 79. (Oman TV via AP)

World leaders travel to Oman to meet its newly named sultan

Jan. 12, 2020 8:16 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World leaders traveled Sunday to Oman to meet the country's new sultan, named just a day earlier after the death of the nation's longtime ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles were among those who arrived in Muscat to meet...

Anthony Hudson to coach US men's under-20 soccer team

Jan. 8, 2020 1:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Hudson was hired as coach of the U.S. men's under-20 soccer team on Wednesday to replace Tab Ramos, who quit in October to become coach of Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo. The 38-year-old Hudson coached Bahrain's senior national team from 2013-14 and New Zealand from 2014-17. He...

Bahrain names GCC chief country's new foreign minister

Jan. 2, 2020 9:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain has appointed the head of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council as the country’s next foreign minister, state media reported Thursday. The Bahrain News Agency reported that Bahrain’s king named Abdullatif al-Zayani as the foreign minister. Local...