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The Latest: Saudi Arabia downplays normalization with Israel

Jul. 16, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast: JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat on Saturday downplayed talk of normalization with Israel after the kingdom opened its airspace to Israeli commercial flights and hammered out a complex deal over...

Iraq's PM to push for regional dialogue at Mideast summit

Jul. 16, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Iraq’s caretaker prime minister, whose country is mired in political crisis, says it is in Iraq’s interest to keep pushing for a rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia to ease regional tensions. Speaking to The Associated Press Friday evening,...

The Latest: Biden trip won't immediately impact gas prices

Jul. 15, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast: JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — President Joe Biden said Friday that gas prices across the U.S. “have been coming down every single day to the best of my knowledge” but cautioned that his visit to Saudi Arabia may not have an...

Biden: US peacekeepers to depart Red Sea isle of Tiran by end of year, sign of Saudi Arabia-Israel normalization

Jul. 15, 2022 15:56 PM EDT
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Biden: US peacekeepers to depart Red Sea isle of Tiran by end of year, sign of Saudi Arabia-Israel normalization.

Romanian woman killed in 2nd Egypt shark attack in days

Jul. 04, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that a tourist from the country was killed in a shark attack while vacationing in Egypt, making it the second shark attack death there in recent days. A 68-year-old Austrian woman died on Friday after losing an arm...

US Navy offers cash for tips to seize Mideast drugs, weapons

Jul. 04, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet is starting to offer rewards for information that could help sailors intercept weapons, drugs and other illicit shipments across the region amid tensions over Iran's nuclear program and Tehran's arming of Yemen's Houthi...

Egypt closes coastal area after shark kills Austrian swimmer

Jul. 02, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Saturday closed off a stretch of the country's Red Sea coastline, a day after a shark attack killed an Austrian woman swimming near the resort of Hurghada. The 68-year-old woman, who lost a leg and an arm in the shark attack, died shortly after...

Jordan vows inquiry into deadly gas release at Red Sea port

Jun. 28, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

AQABA, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Tuesday promised an investigation into the deadly explosion of a chlorine tank the previous day at the Red Sea port of Aqaba, which killed at least 13 people. A crane loading chlorine tanks onto a ship on Monday dropped one of them, releasing a large...

Israeli divers haul trash from ancient site for Oceans Day

Jun. 10, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

CAESAREA, Israel (AP) — Divers visiting the ancient seaport of Caesarea on Israel’s Mediterranean coast occasionally find treasure, but on Friday they searched for trash. Twenty six scuba-diving volunteers removed around 45 kilograms (100 pounds) of garbage from between the...

Ship expands Iran Revolutionary Guard's reach to new waters

May. 27, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard is building a massive new support ship near the strategic Strait of Hormuz as it tries to expand its naval presence in waters vital to international energy supplies and beyond, satellite photos obtained by The Associated...