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The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event

Sep. 19, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:29 a.m. Iran says its president and foreign minister have received visas from the United States to attend next week's U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. A spokesman at Iran's mission to the U.N said...

US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

Sep. 19, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably sponsored...

Activists: Bahrain court won't release activist from prison

Sep. 17, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Activists say a court in Bahrain has refused to release a prominent activist and allow him to serve out at home the remainder of his five-year prison sentences for tweets. The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said Tuesday the court refused the noncustodial...

Trump to host Bahrain's crown prince at White House

Sep. 12, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran and security in the Persian Gulf will be key topics of discussion when President Donald Trump hosts Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa next week at the White House. The White House is announcing that Trump and the crown prince also will discuss counterterrorism and...

The Latest: UN nuclear inspectors on the ground in Iran

Sep. 7, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf region between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:00 p.m. The United Nations' nuclear watchdog says it has inspectors on the ground in Iran who will be able to look into reports that Tehran began injecting uranium gas into...

New US-led patrols in Persian Gulf raise stakes with Iran

Sep. 3, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the U.S. tries a new way to protect shipping across the Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran, it finds itself sailing into uncertain waters. For decades, the U.S. has considered the waters of the Persian Gulf as critical to its national security. Through the gulf's...

A look at foreign military bases across the Persian Gulf

Sep. 3, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

As new U.S.-led naval patrols in the Persian Gulf raise the stakes with Iran and Tehran's nuclear deal collapses, the ongoing have drawn renewed attention to foreign military bases in the region. Here's a look at the presence of the U.S. and others in the Gulf region: AFGHANISTAN: The U.S. has stationed some...

New US-led patrols in Persian Gulf raise stakes with Iran

Sep. 3, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the U.S. tries a new way to protect shipping across the Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran, it finds itself sailing into uncertain waters. For decades, the U.S. has considered the waters of the Persian Gulf as critical to its national security. Through the gulf's...

Leclerc hopes to convert 3rd pole position into 1st GP win

Aug. 31, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Charles Leclerc hopes to make it third time lucky from pole position and finally give Ferrari its first win of a difficult Formula One season in the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. He qualified comfortably ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel on Saturday in a dominant weekend...

Saudi Arabia, UAE vow to back Yemen war effort amid cracks

Aug. 26, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged Monday to keep their floundering coalition war against Yemen's Houthi rebels together after an Emirati troop pullout and the rise of the southern separatists they supported. The joint communique came as the Houthis...