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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is greeted by Oman's Minister of Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, left, upon his arrival in the Oman capital of Muscat, Friday Feb. 21, 2020. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)

Pompeo meets with Oman's new ruler amid US pressure on Iran

Feb. 21, 2020 9:30 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Friday with the new ruler of Oman, a Gulf Arab country that has close ties with both Washington and Tehran and that has previously provided a back channel for talks between the adversaries. Pompeo's stop in Oman to meet Sultan...

In this February 2017 photograph provided by Conflict Armament Research, a gyroscope recovered from a Qasef-1 drone is displayed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Such gyroscopes, a small instrument within drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels, match components recovered in downed Iranian drones in Afghanistan and Iraq, two reports said. Conflict Armament Research said in a report released on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, that these gyroscopes within the drones have only been found inside those manufactured by Iran. That follows a recently released United Nations report that says its experts saw a similar gyroscope from an Iranian drone and in a shipment of cruise missiles seized in the Arabian Sea bound for Yemen. (Conflict Armament Research via AP)

Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

Feb. 19, 2020 9:12 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels match components recovered in downed Iranian drones in Afghanistan and Iraq, two reports say. These gyroscopes have only been...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a press conference at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday Feb. 19, 2020. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)

Pompeo to raise case of US doctor on trial in Saudi Arabia

Feb. 19, 2020 5:43 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he planned to raise U.S. concerns about human rights during a visit to Saudi Arabia, in particular the case of a Saudi-American doctor facing trial there who was barred from leaving the kingdom and allegedly tortured. ...

Qatar Airways ups stake in British Airways parent firm, IAG

Feb. 19, 2020 4:28 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways said Wednesday it has increased its share in the parent company of British Airways, International Airlines Group, from 21.4 % to 25.1%. IAG, which operates a number of other European carriers such as Ireland's Aer Lingus and Spain's Iberia, is one of the...

Former British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Global Women's Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Women in politics: Theresa May recounts 'sticky tape' moment

Feb. 17, 2020 8:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that early on in her political career, she vowed never to think that being a woman held her back. “Don't think that you don't get something because you're a woman,” she told an audience of mostly women...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2009 file photo, cranes off load containers at the Jebel Ali port terminal 2, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Port operator DP World said Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, that it will delist from the Nasdaq Dubai stock exchange, returning the company to full state-ownership in a move that will help the Dubai government's investment company repay more than $5 billion to banks. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Port operator DP World to delist from Dubai stock exchange

Feb. 17, 2020 7:33 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Port operator DP World said Monday it will delist from the Nasdaq Dubai stock exchange, returning the company to full state-ownership in a move that will help the Dubai government's investment company repay more than $5 billion to banks. DP World, the world’s...

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, delivers a keynote address at Global Women's Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Ivanka Trump lauds Saudi, UAE on women's rights reforms

Feb. 16, 2020 11:18 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ivanka Trump lauded Sunday a handful of Mideast countries, including close U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, for embarking on “significant reforms” to advance women's rights, while speaking at a gathering of women entrepreneurs and...

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Ivanka Trump will deliver keynote address at Global Women's Forum in Dubai tomorrow. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Ivanka Trump in Abu Dhabi ahead of women's conference

Feb. 15, 2020 10:56 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, where she met with women entrepreneurs and was to meet Abu Dhabi's crown prince. She was in Abu Dhabi ahead of the two-day Global Women’s Forum in Dubai,...

An American Airlines plane taxis past parked Alaska Airlines planes, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced Thursday that they will cooperate more closely on West Coast service, including new American flights from Seattle to India's technology hub in Bangalore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

FAA allows US civilian flights to resume over Persian Gulf

Feb. 15, 2020 2:22 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Saturday that American civilian flights can resume operations over much of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, loosening restrictions announced five weeks ago amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to his supporters during his election campaign speech in Rosh Haain, Israel, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Hebrew on board reads

Saudi foreign minister: No meeting planned with Netanyahu

Feb. 14, 2020 2:30 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said no meeting is planned between the kingdom's crown prince and Israel's prime minister, a statement apparently meant to quash reports circulating in Israeli media this week of an alleged summit between the two. “There is no...