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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits a new coronavirus lab at Ben-Gurion International Airport, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli media reported Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 that Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials. (Ohad Zwigenberg/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Reports: Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia, met crown prince

Nov. 23, 2020 9:30 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reported Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials. The reported meeting was the latest move by the...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center right, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates John Rakolta before boarding a plane at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Pompeo is en route to Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf ahead of Biden presidency

Nov. 22, 2020 9:43 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended his tour of Gulf Arab states and the Trump administration's continued efforts to squeeze Iran, even as a new U.S. administration led by Joe Biden prepares to enter the White House in January. Although Pompeo has not...

In this photo released Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the Guard's warship named after slain Guard naval commander Abdollah Roudaki, sails in to the Iranian southern territorial waters. Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said it launched a heavy warship Thursday capable of carrying helicopters, drones and missile launchers amid ongoing tensions with the U.S. (Sepahnews via AP)

Iran's Revolutionary Guard launches aircraft-carrying ship

Nov. 19, 2020 6:21 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said it launched a heavy warship Thursday capable of carrying helicopters, drones and missile launchers amid ongoing tensions with the U.S. Photographs of the ship, named after slain Guard naval commander Abdollah Roudaki, showed it carrying...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani, right, listen as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference after their trilateral meeting in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Menahem Kahana/Pool via AP)

Bahrain FM visits Israel in latest sign of warming ties

Nov. 18, 2020 11:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Bahrain's foreign minister paid a history-making visit to Israel on Wednesday, in the latest sign of warming ties following a series of U.S.-brokered normalization accords between Israel and Arab nations. Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani flew into Tel Aviv on a Gulf Air...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2020 file photo, National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien speaks with reporters at the White House, in Washington. President Donald Trump's national security adviser promised a

Trump aide promises 'very professional transition' to Biden

Nov. 16, 2020 11:34 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser promised a “very professional transition” to the administration of President-elect Joe Biden in an interview broadcast Monday, even as Trump continues to falsely claim he won the November election. Speaking...

FILE- In this Dec. 18, 2014, file photo, an Emirati man takes a selfie in front of a new Etihad Airways A380 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 it would start operating daily nonstop flights to Tel Aviv next spring, a move that deepens ties between the UAE and Israel after the two countries agreed to normalize relations. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

UAE national carrier to start flying to Tel Aviv next spring

Nov. 16, 2020 10:19 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced Monday it would start operating daily nonstop flights to Tel Aviv next spring, a move that deepens ties between the UAE and Israel after the two countries agreed to normalize relations. Direct...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, Bahrain's Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa greets Britain's Prince Charles in Manama, Bahrain. Prince Khalifa, one of the world’s longest-serving prime ministers who led his island nation’s government for decades and survived the 2011 Arab Spring protests that demanded his ouster over corruption allegations, died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

US military flew terminally ill Bahrain premier to America

Nov. 13, 2020 5:05 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military flew Bahrain's terminally ill prime minister to America for hospital care two months before his death, the State Department acknowledged Friday, underlining the importance of the island kingdom. The care offered to Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, Bahrain's Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa greets Britain's Prince Charles in Manama, Bahrain. Prince Khalifa, one of the world’s longest-serving prime ministers who led his island nation’s government for decades and survived the 2011 Arab Spring protests that demanded his ouster over corruption allegations, died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

Bahrain's long-serving prime minister dies at age 84

Nov. 11, 2020 9:13 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain’s Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, one of the world’s longest-serving prime ministers who led his island nation’s government for decades and survived the 2011 Arab Spring protests that demanded his ouster over corruption allegations, died...

Bahrain says the island kingdom's long-serving prime minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has died at age 84

Nov. 11, 2020 3:18 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain says the island kingdom's long-serving prime minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has died at age 84.
In this Aug. 5, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Air Force, an F-35 fighter jet pilot and crew prepare for a mission at Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. The Trump administration has formally notified Congress that it plans to sell 50 advanced F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates as part of a broader arms deal worth more than $23 billion. (Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury/U.S. Air Force via AP)

US plans sale of F-35 fighter jets to UAE in $23B arms deal

Nov. 10, 2020 4:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration formally notified Congress on Tuesday that it plans to sell 50 stealth F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates as part of a broader arms deal worth $23 billion aimed at deterring potential threats from Iran despite concern in Israel. Secretary of State Mike...