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After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates US role in Yemen

Dec. 12, 2018 7:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is debating a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that has won new support in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate voted 60-39 on Wednesday to open debate on the resolution,...

The Latest: Senate debating measure to rebuke Saudi Arabia

Dec. 12, 2018 3:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Senate has started debate on a resolution calling on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen. It's a measure that has won new support in the...

The Latest: Ex-VP Gore thinks Trump may help climate cause

Dec. 12, 2018 3:16 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says he thinks President Donald Trump's stance on global warming may actually advance the cause of tackling climate change. Gore has spent years raising awareness...

US downgrades Pakistan in religious freedom rankings

Dec. 11, 2018 4:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday placed Pakistan on its annual list of worst offenders for nations that it says infringe on religious freedom. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement he added Pakistan to the U.S. list of "countries of particular concern" regarding protection...

UN: 20 million Yemenis are hungry, 250,000 face catastrophe

Dec. 10, 2018 6:30 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Twenty million people in war-torn Yemen are hungry — a staggering 70 percent of the population and a 15 percent increase from last year — and for the first time 250,000 are facing "catastrophe," the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday. Mark Lowcock, who recently returned...

The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning

Dec. 10, 2018 4:04 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A dozen Roman Catholic pilgrims have arrived at an ongoing U.N. climate summit in Poland after walking hundreds of miles across Europe. The pilgrims were greeted Monday by the head of the U.N. climate...

Israel says Oman will open its airspace to Israeli carrier

Dec. 10, 2018 10:12 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday announced that Oman will open its airspace to Israel's national airline. The move appears to have no immediate practical effect because carrier El Al is still barred from flying over Oman's northern neighbor, Saudi Arabia. But it marks another sign of...

Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms

Dec. 9, 2018 11:44 AM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — A diplomatic standoff over a single word could set the stage for a bigger showdown during the second half of this year's U.N. climate summit. Negotiators took time out Sunday to rest after the first week of talks ended on a sour note the previous night, when the United States sided...

Qatar emir skips Saudi-hosted Gulf summit amid boycott

Dec. 9, 2018 9:31 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders of Gulf Arab countries, including those boycotting Qatar, met on Sunday in Saudi Arabia's capital for a regional summit, a gathering that Qatar's ruling emir choose not to attend amid the dispute. The absence of Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as well as...

Ex-inmates: Torture rife in prisons run by Yemen rebels

Dec. 7, 2018 2:51 PM EST

MARIB, Yemen (AP) — Farouk Baakar was on duty as a medic at al-Rashid hospital the day a bleeding man was brought into the emergency room with gunshot wounds and signs of torture. He'd been whipped across the back and hung by his wrists for days. The patient, Baakar learned, had been left for dead by the...