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Saudi Arabia intercepts drone launched by Yemeni rebels

Jul. 17, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi military says it has intercepted a drone launched at the kingdom's southern border by Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen. Col. Turki al-Maliki, a military spokesman, was quoted in the state-run Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday as saying the drone was launched by the Houthi...

The Latest: 'Seriously?' Iran asks of White House's latest

Jul. 2, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The latest on Iran's unraveling nuclear deal with world powers (all times local): 4:15 a.m. Iran's foreign minister is expressing his exasperation over a White House statement on his country's nuclear program. Mohammad Javad Zarif simply wrote early Tuesday on Twitter: "Seriously?" That was...

Supreme leader says Iranians won't budge over US sanctions

Jun. 26, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that Iranians will not budge or change their stand following new U.S. sanctions targeting Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates, the latest in a torrent of sharp verbal responses from Tehran in the wake of the measures. President Donald Trump...

Iran shoots down US surveillance drone, heightening tensions

Jun. 20, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone Thursday in the Strait of Hormuz, marking the first time the Islamic Republic directly attacked the American military amid tensions over Tehran's unraveling nuclear deal with world powers. The two countries disputed the...

Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015

Jun. 19, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's civil war has killed at least 91,600 people so far, a database tracking violence said Wednesday, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months of fighting in 2015. The conflict began with the 2014 takeover over of northern and central Yemen by the...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia say it intercepted 2 Houthi drones

Jun. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 7 a.m. A Saudi military spokesman says the kingdom has intercepted two bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Col. Turki al-Maliki made...

The Latest: Japanese leader seeks to cool US-Iran tensions

Jun. 12, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Prime Minister...

Japan premier warns US, Iran 'accidental conflict' possible

Jun. 12, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Tehran on Wednesday to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., a message that came hours after Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi airport, wounding 26...

Yemeni officials say top diplomat resigned over UN deal

Jun. 10, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say the country's foreign minister has submitted his resignation to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi due to differences over a U.N.-brokered peace deal. The officials said on Monday that Khaled al-Yamani's resignation came after other government figures blamed him for...

The Latest: Saudi airport targeted by Yemen rebel drone

May. 26, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Saudi Arabia says a bomb-carrying drone launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted another airport in the kingdom amid a series...