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Attack on Saudi oil sites raises risks amid US-Iran tension

Sep. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid...

The Latest: US says intel points to Iran for Saudi strike

Sep. 15, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions in the Persian Gulf a day after Iran-backed Yemeni rebels attacked major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Senior U.S. officials are citing intelligence assessments, including satellite imagery, to support their case that...

Aramco attacks show company entanglement in Saudi politics

Sep. 15, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The weekend drone attack on one of the world's largest crude oil processing plants that dramatically cut into global oil supplies is the most visible sign yet of how Aramco's stability and security is directly linked to that of its owner — the Saudi government and...

The Latest: US 'ready' to deploy resources from reserves

Sep. 15, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the explosion and fire at a major oil facility in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:10 a.m. The U.S. Energy Department says the U.S. "stands ready to deploy resources from the Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserves if necessary to offset any disruptions to oil...

Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks knocked out half its oil supply

Sep. 14, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world's largest exporter of oil. The attacks were the latest of...

Yemeni officials say rebel shelling kills 13 civilians

Sep. 14, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say shelling by Houthi rebels has killed at least 13 civilians including women and children in the provinces of Hodeida and Taiz. The officials said Saturday the attacks killed at least 11 people, including six from one family, south of the Red Sea city of...

UAE says 6 troops killed in 'collision,' without elaborating

Sep. 14, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Six Emirati troops have been killed in a "collision," the United Arab Emirates said Friday, without elaborating or offering a location or time for the incident that comes after the federation of sheikhdoms began pulling out of a Saudi-led war in Yemen. Details about what...

Yemeni rebels say they killed alleged Saudi agent

Sep. 12, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels say they have killed the man they hold responsible for the recent assassination of their leader's brother, adding that the man was a spy for archenemy Saudi Arabia. The rebel-run authorities in the capital, Sanaa, released a statement on Wednesday evening, saying their...

Al-Qaida chief in 9/11 speech calls for attacks on West

Sep. 11, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called Wednesday on Muslims to attack U.S., European, Israeli and Russian targets in a speech on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks online activity of jihadist groups, reported that in a video released by the...

Yemeni medics: 135 bodies found after Saudi-led airstrike

Sep. 11, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemeni medics say the final death toll from Saudi-led coalition airstrikes last week on a detention center operated by the Houthi rebels has reached 135 people. The attack, which wounded 40 others, was one of the deadliest in more than four years of war in Yemen. Bashir al-Dawrani, a spokesman...