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UN court rules in Qatar's favor in aviation boycott case

Jul. 14, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Qatar won a legal battle Tuesday in its efforts to end a long-running aviation boycott by Arab neighbors when the United Nations’ highest court ruled in its favor in a procedural dispute linked to the boycott. The International Court of Justice rejected an appeal by...

Residents wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus line up for COVID-19 test outside the Worker's Stadium in Beijing on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Test sites have sprung up through the Chinese capital as test have become a daily normal after the latest outbreak of the coronavirus, (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: SKorea weighs listing churches as 'high risk'

Jun. 30, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as “high risk” venues for the spread of COVID-19 following a slew of transmissions tied to church gatherings. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun...

Passengers arrive at the Barcelona airport, Spain, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The European Union on Tuesday is announcing a list of nations whose citizens will be allowed to enter 31 European countries. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice back sun-loving visitors and breathe life into their damaged tourism industries. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Cinemark to reopen movie theaters, pizza continues to sell

Jun. 30, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ MOVIE TIME: Cinemark Holdings will reopen some of its U.S. movie...

FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo,  Japan players embrace ahead of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France. The Japan Football Association is expected to pull out of bidding for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, according to a report by Japanese news agency Kyodo on Monday, June 22, 2020.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Australia-NZ favored for 2023 Women's WCup after Japan quits

Jun. 22, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

Australia and New Zealand became the clear favorites to jointly host the 2023 Women's World Cup after Japan withdrew from bidding ahead of the FIFA vote on Thursday. The combined South Pacific bid performed significantly stronger than its only remaining rival, Colombia, in the FIFA inspection report —...

File - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, a Palestinian demonstrator holds national flag in front of Israeli forces as they protest against President Donald Trump's Mideast initiative, in Jordan Valley in the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the valley and all of Israel's far-flung West Bank settlements, in line with President Donald Trump's Middle East plan, which overwhelmingly favors Israel and has been rejected by the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

Jordan's FM warns against annexation on West Bank visit

Jun. 18, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Jordan's foreign minister made an unannounced visit to the West Bank on Thursday during which he warned against any Israeli annexation of occupied territory, saying it would “kill” hopes for a two-state solution with the Palestinians. Both Jordan and the...

FILE - In this May 28, 2012 file photo, human rights activist Nabeel Rajab gestures as he leaves a police station in Manama, Bahrain. Rajab, a prominent human rights activist in Bahrain has been released amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. His family says Nabeel Rajab left prison Tuesday and will serve the rest of his sentence from home. Rajab had been sentenced to five years in prison over his tweets alleging abuse at Bahrain’s Jaw prison and criticizing civilian casualties in the Yemen war waged by a Saudi-led coalition. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Prominent Bahrain rights activist Rajab released from prison

Jun. 9, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain freed a prominent human rights activist Tuesday amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, allowing him to serve out the remainder of his internationally criticized prison sentence from home. Nabeel Rajab, 55, wore a garland of white roses after his release, smiling...

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain, celebrates after winning gold in the women's 400 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Women's 400-meter world champion Salwa Eid Naser was provisionally suspended Friday June 5, 2020, by the Athletics Integrity Unit for not making herself available for doping tests, charging the sprinter with whereabouts violations.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, FILE)

Naser was under investigation when she won world 400 gold

Jun. 7, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Salwa Eid Naser was already being investigated for missing doping tests when she raced to an upset win in the 400 meters at the world track and field championships. The Athletics Integrity Unit confirmed Sunday that Naser was already under scrutiny for three “whereabouts...