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Indian business ties underpin muted Arab response to Kashmir

Aug. 15, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab countries have remained mostly silent as India's government moved to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its limited autonomy, imposing a sweeping military curfew in the disputed Muslim-majority region and cutting off residents from all communication and the...

Report: Iran seizes tanker carrying 'smuggled fuel' in Gulf

Aug. 4, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the Revolutionary Guard's third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strength by the paramilitary force amid a spike in regional tensions....

Bahrain activists say 22-year-old man dies after protest

Jul. 29, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahraini activists say a young man died after participating in protests against the execution of two men whose trial drew concern from U.N. human rights experts. The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy says Mohamed al-Miqdad died on Sunday at a hospital after being...

Bahrain executes 2 in terrorism case decried by activists

Jul. 27, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two men convicted in a mass terrorism trial were executed in Bahrain, the kingdom's authorities announced Saturday in a case that activists have decried and that U.N. human rights experts had expressed concerns over. Activists identified the two as Ali al-Arab, 25, and...

US spars with key allies at UN over Mideast peace approach

Jul. 23, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. derided the viability of reaching "international consensus" on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Tuesday, further distancing itself from the two-state solution preferred by most of the world and drawing rebukes from its European allies. President Donald Trump's Mideast...

Kushner to head to Mideast to push Palestinian economic plan

Jul. 21, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is returning to the Mideast at month's end to promote the administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians that they've rejected because it ignores their political demands. Kushner outlined the...

Dennis quits Tour in bizarre way, Yates wins in Pyrenees

Jul. 18, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (AP) — In 116 years of racing at the Tour de France, riders have done all sorts of bizarre things, from jumping on trains to fighting with fans at mountain stops. Rarely have they just vanished in the middle of a stage like Rohan Dennis did on Thursday during the first Pyrenean...

Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block tanker in Gulf

Jul. 11, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy said Thursday it stopped three Iranian paramilitary vessels from disrupting the passage of a British oil tanker through the Strait of Hormuz in a brief but tense standoff stemming from the U.K.'s role in seizing an Iranian supertanker a week earlier. The...

Bahrain records hottest June in more than 100 years

Jul. 9, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain has recorded temperatures that make the month of June the hottest ever experienced in the Arab Gulf country in more than a century. Summers in the Arabian Peninsula are consistently hot and humid, with people bunkering indoors for the better part of at least five...

Jordanian PM: Economic plan no substitute for Mideast peace

Jul. 7, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's prime minister says an economic deal cannot be a substitute for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, echoing concerns by critics of the U.S. peace summit in Bahrain last month. Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said Sunday that the "road to peace is clear" and must...