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Activists: Bahrain court won't release activist from prison

Sep. 17, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Activists say a court in Bahrain has refused to release and allow a prominent activist to serve out at home the remainder of his five-year prison sentences for tweets. The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said on Tuesday the court refused the noncustodial...

The Latest: Pakistan's PM Khan to visit Saudi Arabia

Sep. 17, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Pakistan's foreign minister says Prime Minister Imran Khan will travel to Saudi Arabia this week for an important meeting with...

Trump: It looks like Iran hit Saudis, no military option yet

Sep. 16, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday it "looks" like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. But he stressed that military retaliation was not yet on the table in response to the strike against a key U.S. Mideast ally. Oil prices soared worldwide amid the...

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

Saudi military spokesman says initial investigation suggests attack on oil installations 'was not launched from Yemen'

Sep. 16, 2019 9:56 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi military spokesman says initial investigation suggests attack on oil installations 'was not launched from Yemen'

Saudi military spokesman says initial investigation suggests 'Iranian weapons' used in oil installation attack

Sep. 16, 2019 9:56 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi military spokesman says initial investigation suggests 'Iranian weapons' used in oil installation attack.

Oil plant attacks show Aramco's entanglement with Saudi govt

Sep. 15, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The attack on one of the world's largest crude oil processing plants that cut global oil supplies is the most visible sign yet of how Aramco's stability and security is directly linked to that of its owner — the Saudi government and its ruling family. The strikes,...

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...

Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

Sep. 15, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid...

Satellite images examined by AP appear to show damage at heart of attacked Saudi oil processing facility

Sep. 15, 2019 1:50 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Satellite images examined by AP appear to show damage at heart of attacked Saudi oil processing facility.