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Vettel and Leclerc under pressure to give Ferrari needed win

May. 22, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — For Ferrari, the Monaco Grand Prix could be the last chance to get back into the Formula One title race. After five races and no wins for either Sebastian Vettel or Charles Leclerc, Ferrari's hopes of ending the dominance of Mercedes are already hanging by a thread. Vettel, the four-time F1...

Rejecting taboos, Palestinian businessman welcomes US plan

May. 22, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian businessman who flouts political taboos by working with Israeli settlers in the West Bank could soon have a role in President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan. While Palestinian officials have swiftly rejected next month's planned Mideast conference in Bahrain, Ashraf...

Bahrain defends decision to host White House Mideast meeting

May. 21, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain on Tuesday defended its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people." The Palestinian Authority has rejected the economic conference...

Palestinians say US conference doomed without political plan

May. 20, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian prime minister said Monday that any American peace plan that ignores the Palestinian people's aspirations for an independent state is doomed to fail. Mohammad Shtayyeh's comments immediately cast a cloud over the American-led Mideast peace conference expected to take place...

US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan

May. 19, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace next month at a conference in the region designed to highlight economic benefits that could be reaped if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the White House said Sunday. The...

The Latest: Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran

May. 18, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to immediately leave Iraq and Iran, amid rising tensions in the...

US: Iran military could misidentify airliners amid tension

May. 18, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by "miscalculation or misidentification" from the Iranian military amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S., American diplomats warned Saturday, even as both Washington and...

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

May. 18, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside. The message, relayed to The Associated Press by two Iraqi government...

Bahrain charges lawyer of sharing "fake news" for his Tweets

May. 15, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's Public Prosecution says it is charging a person, identified by a rights group as a prominent lawyer, for misusing social media and publishing fake news that can harm public order. The prosecution did not name the individual in its statement, but the Bahrain...

Tankers reported damaged off UAE on major oil trade route

May. 13, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As many as four oil tankers anchored in the Mideast were damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a "sabotage" attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. While details of the incident remained unclear, it raised risks for shippers in a region vital to...