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Israel's foreign minister attends climate summit in UAE

Jul. 1, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Foreign Ministry says its chief diplomat attended an international climate summit in Abu Dhabi. The ministry confirmed Monday that Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz visited the United Arab Emirates and met with a senior UAE official and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the...

UN chief warns Paris climate goals still not enough

Jun. 30, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to...

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries. While Pompeo has seemingly...

The Latest: Pompeo talks to UAE leader about countering Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:40 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Abu Dhabi's influential crown prince to sell the Trump administration's idea for maritime security in the Persian Gulf,...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia say it intercepted 2 Houthi drones

Jun. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 7 a.m. A Saudi military spokesman says the kingdom has intercepted two bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Col. Turki al-Maliki made...

The Latest: Japanese leader seeks to cool US-Iran tensions

Jun. 12, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Prime Minister...

Iran gears up for high-stakes diplomacy amid tension with US

Jun. 9, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As its nuclear deal with world powers unravels amid heightened tensions with the U.S., Iran will see a week of high-stakes diplomacy capped by the first visit of a Japanese prime minister to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Shinzo Abe will arrive on Wednesday...

Businessman named in Mueller probe faces child porn charge

Jun. 3, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Lebanese-American businessman who worked to advance Saudi Arabia's agenda to the Trump administration and who later provided grand jury testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller about his efforts to connect a Russian banker to members of Trump's transition team has been arrested...

The Latest: Witness in Mueller investigation held overnight

Jun. 3, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of George Nader, who provided grand jury testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A man who provided grand jury testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller is being detained overnight after his arrest on child pornography...

Trump adviser warns of 'strong response' to any Gulf attack

May. 29, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Iran on Wednesday that any attacks in the Persian Gulf will draw a "very strong response" from the U.S., taking a hard-line approach with Tehran after his boss only two days earlier said America wasn't "looking...