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Biden's Mideast trip aimed at reassuring wary leaders

Jul. 16, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Before stepping foot in Saudi Arabia, President Joe Biden knew there would be trouble. Biden was risking criticism by visiting a country he had vowed to make a “pariah” for human rights abuses, and there was no guarantee the visit would immediately...

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...

Biden's Saudi visit aims to balance rights, oil, security

Jul. 15, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Joe Biden met Friday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the man he once pledged to shun for human rights violations, and shared a cordial fist bump as he tried to reset an important diplomatic relationship, bolster Mideast security and increase the...

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...

The Latest: Khashoggi's widow cites Biden commitment on MBS

Jul. 13, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

The Latest on President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast (all times local): WASHINGTON — The widow of Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S.-based writer killed by Saudi government agents four years ago, said Wednesday that she received a commitment that President Joe Biden will bring up the...

Amid COVID worries, fist bumps for Biden — with exceptions

Jul. 13, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The White House said President Joe Biden would try to limit physical contact during his Middle East trip because of concern about rising COVID-19 cases — but the president swiftly reverted to his old-school, back-slapping ways after landing in Israel on Wednesday. ...

Biden seeks new chapter in troubled Middle East

Jul. 12, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will try to reaffirm and recalibrate U.S. relationships in the Middle East during his first trip to the region since taking office, but it won’t be easy in a corner of the world that’s asking fresh questions about the future of American influence. ...

High UAE gas prices stand out where cheap fuel was the norm

Jul. 12, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mere years ago, fuel was cheaper than bottled water in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. Now, long lines snake outside gas stations on the eve of price hikes each month. Fuel prices in the major OPEC producer, set in line with global oil price...

Saudi dissident killed in Lebanon; his brothers detained

Jul. 10, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Saudi opposition party said Sunday that one of its founding members was killed in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. The National Assembly Party, whose members live in exile, said that founding member Manea Al-Yami was slain in “complicated circumstances.” ...

In Mideast, Biden struggling to shift policy after Trump

Jul. 10, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden took office looking to reshape U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, putting a premium on promoting democracy and human rights. In reality, he has struggled on several fronts to meaningfully separate his approach from former President Donald Trump's. ...