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EU supports Iraq-proposed conference on US-Iran tensions

Jul. 13, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The European Union supports an Iraqi proposal to hold a regional conference amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, the group's foreign policy chief said Saturday. Iraq is an ally of the two rival nations, which are on a collision course as the Iran nuclear deal threatens to...

Omani foreign minister makes rare visit to Syria

Jul. 7, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Oman's foreign minister made a rare visit to Syria on Sunday to discuss with President Bashar Assad ways of restoring stability and security in the region. Oman is one of few Arab countries that kept normal relations with Damascus after Syria was suspended from the Arab League in 2011 over...

British singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran

Jul. 4, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — British soul singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran after arriving in the Islamic Republic as part of a worldwide concert tour, even though she didn't plan to perform there. Posting on Instagram, Stone appears in a video wearing a white headscarf saying: "Well, we got to...

Dubai's DP World acquires oil shipping firm Topaz for $1.1B

Jul. 1, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — International port operator DP World has acquired a major oil and gas marine logistics provider for nearly $1.1 billion. Dubai-based DP World announced on Monday that it had acquired 100% of Topaz from the Oman-listed Renaissance Services, furthering the port operator's...

The Latest: Bahrain FM gives interview to Israeli TV channel

Jun. 26, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding a U.S.-hosted conference in Bahrain about Washington's economic plan for the Palestinians (all times local): 9 p.m. Bahrain's foreign minister has given an unprecedented interview to an Israeli television channel, calling for open communication...

US told Palestinian economic plan must have political vision

Jun. 26, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Trump administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians cannot succeed without addressing the political elements of a Middle East deal, international financial chiefs and global investors said Wednesday in comments that pushed back on the U.S. insistence...

German airline Lufthansa says planes won't fly over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after shooting down of US drone

Jun. 21, 2019 4:51 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa says planes won't fly over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after shooting down of US drone.

Australia's Qantas reroutes flights away from Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after Iran shot down US military drone

Jun. 21, 2019 3:55 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Australia's Qantas reroutes flights away from Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after Iran shot down US military drone.

US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions

Jun. 20, 2019 11:54 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions.

Crew members of oil tanker Front Altair that was attacked in Gulf of Oman land in Dubai after 2 days in Iran.

Jun. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Crew members of oil tanker Front Altair that was attacked in Gulf of Oman land in Dubai after 2 days in Iran. .