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US vice president, top officials visit UAE to pay respects

May. 16, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris led a high-powered American delegation to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to pay respects to the federation's late ruler and meet with the newly ascended president. The trip marks the highest-level visit by...

Saudi King Salman leaves hospital after week-long stay

May. 15, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — King Salman of Saudi Arabia was discharged from the hospital and slowly walked with the aid of a cane Sunday evening after a colonoscopy a week earlier, according to a video released by the royal court. The 86-year-old monarch's health is closely...

World leaders descend on UAE to pay respects to late ruler

May. 15, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An array of presidents and prime ministers continued to descend on the United Arab Emirates Sunday from around the world to pay their respects to the federation's late ruler. They also came to praise his successor, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan — a vivid...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes UAE's president

May. 14, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rulers in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unanimously appointed Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the autocratic nation's president, signaling both unity and stability in this key energy-rich country that hosts Western militaries. ...

Greg Norman's comments on Khashoggi killing spark backlash

May. 12, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Greg Norman's brushing off of Jamal Khashoggi's killing as a “mistake” has been condemned by the fiancee of the late Washington Post columnist. The former No. 1 golfer is leading a series of Saudi Arabia-funded tournaments in England and has come under criticism...

Saudi king admitted to hospital for colonoscopy

May. 08, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s octogenarian monarch underwent a colonoscopy on Sunday, state-run media reported, just weeks after he had the battery of his pacemaker changed. The report in the official Saudi Press Agency first said only that King Salman, 86,...

New Pakistan PM on 1st trip to Saudi amid political division

Apr. 29, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan's newly elected prime minister was visiting Saudi Arabia Friday on his first foreign trip since taking office, an attempt to boost economic relations with the wealthy, oil-rich kingdom as Pakistan struggles with huge debt, soaring inflation and a...

EXPLAINER: Why are foes Turkey and Saudi Arabia fixing ties?

Apr. 29, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Istanbul sent an already tense and shaky relationship between Turkey and Saudi Arabia into complete free fall. Fast-forward 3 1/2 years later and it appears Turkey and Saudi Arabia are...

Turkey's Erdogan visits Saudi Arabia to mend strained ties

Apr. 28, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed in Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening in a major reset of relations between two regional heavyweights following the slaying of a Saudi columnist in Istanbul. The visit marks the latest in Ankara’s bridge-building efforts...

Twitter adopts 'poison pill' defense in Musk takeover bid

Apr. 15, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Twitter said Friday that its board of directors has unanimously adopted a “poison pill” defense in response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s proposal to buy the company for more than $43 billion and take it private. The move would allow existing Twitter...