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Crisis infects soccer tournament as Qatar faces Saudi Arabia

Jan. 16, 2019 4:06 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Traveling to the Asian Cup should have been a simple flight lasting barely an hour for Qatar's soccer players. Instead, it involved a circuitous route to the United Arab Emirates via Kuwait, lasting more than five hours. The journey demonstrates how the Persian Gulf...

US tells Saudis to hold 'accountable' killers of journalist

Jan. 14, 2019 5:50 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told the king and crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Monday that the Trump administration expects the kingdom to hold accountable "every single person" responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside one...

Trump's evolving foreign policy challenges top US diplomat

Jan. 14, 2019 5:45 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — If Mike Pompeo was surprised, he didn't show it. But the secretary of state had woken up in the capital of Saudi Arabia on Monday to find that President Donald Trump had tweeted a threat to NATO ally Turkey warning of economic harm should the Turks attack U.S.-backed rebel...

Ground zero art exhibit featuring Saudi flag to be moved

Jan. 14, 2019 5:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An art exhibit installed on the grounds of the World Trade Center that features a giant candy sculpture wrapped in the Saudi flag will be relocated following complaints from 9/11 victims groups, the agency that oversees the site said Monday. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey...

Woman who fled Saudi Arabia reaches her new home in Canada

Jan. 13, 2019 12:41 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign. "This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian," Foreign...

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

Jan. 11, 2019 11:19 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said. The fast-moving developments capped an eventful week for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun. She fled her...

The Latest: Canada grants asylum to Saudi woman

Jan. 11, 2019 1:15 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will grant asylum to a Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse. Trudeau said Friday Canada accepted the United Nations request. Earlier...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada to grant asylum to Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse

Jan. 11, 2019 1:06 PM EST
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada to grant asylum to Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse.

Bomb-laden rebel drone kills 6 at Yemen military parade

Jan. 10, 2019 12:34 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen's Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade Thursday for the Saudi-led coalition, killing at least six people in a brazen attack threatening an uneasy U.N.-brokered peace in the Arab world's poorest nation. The attack at the Al-Anad Air Base...

The Latest: Yemen says rebel attack a 'blatant challenge'

Jan. 10, 2019 12:24 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Yemen (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Yemen's government says the drone attack on a military parade held at a military base belonging to the Saudi-led coalition and its allies was a "blatant challenge" to the international community by the country's Shiite rebels. In...