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Saudi Arabia offers cease-fire plan to Yemen rebels

Mar. 22, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday offered a cease-fire proposal to Yemen's Houthi rebels that includes reopening their country's main airport, the kingdom's latest attempt to halt years of fighting in a war that has sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis. ...

Oman blocks Clubhouse, app used for free debates in Mideast

Mar. 18, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman has cut off access to the buzzy new audio chat app Clubhouse, the country’s telecommunications regulator confirmed Monday, setting off fears that authorities across the Persian Gulf may censor a rare forum for discussion of sensitive topics in the...

Gulf opens door to public Jewish life amid Israel ties

Mar. 09, 2021 01:12 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Half a year after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain established diplomatic relations with Israel, discreet Jewish communities in the Gulf Arab states that once lived in the shadow of the Arab-Israeli conflict are adopting a more public profile. ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accuses Iran of attacking Israeli-owned cargo ship in Gulf of Oman last week

Mar. 04, 2021 08:20 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accuses Iran of attacking Israeli-owned cargo ship in Gulf of Oman last week.

Authorities say explosion strikes ship in Gulf of Oman; crew safe and heading to nearby port

Feb. 26, 2021 08:06 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities say explosion strikes ship in Gulf of Oman; crew safe and heading to nearby port.

Sentence reduced for driver in fatal Dubai tour bus crash

Feb. 25, 2021 11:08 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai court reduced the sentence of an Omani driver who crashed a bus carrying tourists in 2019, killing 17 people on board, state-linked media reported Thursday. The appeals court reduced the driver's seven-year sentence followed...