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Kuwait’s ruler fires son over feud with fellow minister

Nov. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s ruler on Monday fired his own son and another Cabinet minister after they publicly feuded over accusations of corruption, ordering the prime minister to form a new government. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah issued the decree just days after Kuwait’s Cabinet...

Kuwait’s government resigns after grilling on infrastructure

Nov. 14, 2019 4:34 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s Cabinet submitted its resignation on Thursday, days after the country’s minister of public works announced she would step down after being grilled by parliament. Some elected lawmakers had accused Jenan Ramadan, who is also minister of state for housing, of failing...

Correction: Bondi-Conflicts story

Nov. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about Pam Bondi, a former Florida attorney general, stepping down from a lobbying firm as she prepares to defend President Donald Trump in an impeachment investigation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bondi lobbied for a Kuwaiti company with a U.S. defense...

UAE says it has world's sixth-largest crude oil reserves

Nov. 5, 2019 12:44 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates now says it is home to the world's sixth-largest crude oil reserves, surpassing fellow Gulf Arab nation Kuwait. The UAE's Supreme Petroleum Council met on Monday and announced the news, saying the federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian...

Kuwait's ruler, 90, returns home after US hospital visits

Oct. 16, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's ruling 90-year-old emir has returned to his oil-rich nation after undergoing medical checkups in the U.S. following a health scare. Kuwait state media showed Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah on his arrival Wednesday in Kuwait City. Sheikh Sabah wore a nasal cannula...

The Latest: House to vote on bipartisan Syria resolution

Oct. 15, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and the Turkish invasion of Syria (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The House plans to vote Wednesday on a bipartisan resolution opposing President Donald Trump's withdrawal of American troops from northeastern Syria. The measure underscores an overwhelming...

Trump threatens to 'destroy' Turkey's economy with sanctions

Oct. 15, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way. Some of those U.S. troops leaving...

The Latest: Iraq Parliament speaker says he supports demands

Oct. 4, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq, amid deadly violence over anti-government protests (all times local): 10:35 p.m. An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric has called on the government to resign and early elections be held to bring the country out of a crisis that has left more than 50 dead in...

Iran's Guard says ready for 'any scenario' amid US standoff

Sep. 21, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and "any scenario," its chief commander said Saturday, as the country's nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that shook global energy...

The Latest: Yemen rebels halting attacks on Saudi Arabia

Sep. 20, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are halting all drone and ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and are waiting for a "positive response." The Iran-backed Houthis have claimed recent attacks on key Saudi...