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UN faces rival cease-fire resolutions in Syrian rebel area

Sep. 19, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is facing rival resolutions calling for a cease-fire in Syria's last rebel stronghold in Idlib, "to avoid a further deterioration of the already catastrophic humanitarian situation." Germany, Belgium and Kuwait finalized their text Wednesday afternoon and...

The Latest: Trump disputes ground rules of meeting with Iran

Sep. 15, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions in the Persian Gulf a day after Iran-backed Yemeni rebels attacked major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 4 a.m. President Donald Trump appears to be disputing the comments of senior aides, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Kuwait ruler leaves US hospital after 'successful checkups'

Sep. 12, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait says its ruling 90-year-old emir has left a U.S. hospital after having "successful checkups" that forced him to cancel a visit to the White House. The state-run KUNA news agency reported early Friday that Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah's checkups "showed reassuring...

Kuwait's ruler, 90, in US hospital and cancels Trump visit

Sep. 9, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's 90-year-old ruling emir has cancelled a visit Thursday with President Donald Trump at the White House after being admitted to a U.S. hospital following an earlier health scare last month. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah will undergo unspecified tests during his...

Air Force disputes Alaska crew favored Trump Scottish hotel

Sep. 8, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Military officials are disputing a report that claims a joint Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard unit on a routine mission to Kuwait went miles out of their way to spend the night at a resort in Scotland owned by President Donald Trump. Politico first reported that the...

A look at foreign military bases across the Persian Gulf

Sep. 3, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

As new U.S.-led naval patrols in the Persian Gulf raise the stakes with Iran and Tehran's nuclear deal collapses, the ongoing have drawn renewed attention to foreign military bases in the region. Here's a look at the presence of the U.S. and others in the Gulf region: AFGHANISTAN: The U.S. has stationed some...

Kuwait's emir, 90, appears for first time after health scare

Aug. 26, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's 90-year-old ruling emir has appeared publicly for the first time after a still-unexplained health scare. The state-run KUNA news agency published photographs of Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah on Monday and said he met the country's crown prince and others. Sheikh...

Kuwait says ruler, 90, OK after unspecified health 'setback'

Aug. 18, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's 90-year-old ruling emir suffered an unspecified medical "setback" and later recovered, state media reported Sunday, hours after Iran's visiting foreign minister said he was praying for the ruler's "speedy recovery." Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah underwent...

Iraq hands over remains of Kuwaitis missing since 1991

Aug. 8, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SAFWAN, Iraq (AP) — Iraq on Thursday handed over to Kuwait the remains of 48 of its citizens who went missing after Saddam Hussein's invasion of the country 28 years ago and subsequent Gulf War. Kuwait says hundreds of people went missing during Iraq's seven-month occupation, and the issue has remained a...

TSA: Man checked missile launcher in luggage at BWI

Jul. 29, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal officials say they've found a missile launcher in a man's luggage at the airport in Baltimore. The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that the military grade weapon was located in the man's checked luggage at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood...