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This photo released by the semi-official Fars News Agency shows the scene where Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in Absard, a small city just east of the capital, Tehran, Iran, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.  Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program until its disbanding in the early 2000s was “assassinated” Friday, state television said.  (Fars News Agency via AP)

Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed

Nov. 27, 2020 11:00 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian scientist named by the West as the leader of the Islamic Republic's disbanded military nuclear program was killed Friday in an ambush on the outskirts of Tehran, authorities said. Iran's foreign minister alleged the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh bore...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, a thick blanket of early morning fog partially shrouds the skyscrapers of the Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers districts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unexplained ban on visitors amid both the coronavirus pandemic and as the UAE normalizes ties with Israel. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Travel agents in Mideast, Africa say UAE is blocking visas

Nov. 27, 2020 12:47 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unexplained ban on visitors amid both the coronavirus pandemic and the UAE's normalization deal with Israel. ...

Iran foreign minister: 'Serious indications of Israeli role' in killing of scientist linked to military nuclear program

Nov. 27, 2020 10:37 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran foreign minister: 'Serious indications of Israeli role' in killing of scientist linked to military nuclear program.
Body of former Sudan's prime minster Sadiq al-Mahdi arrives to Khartoum, Sudan, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Al-Mahdi, Sudan's last democratically elected prime minister and leader of the country's largest political party, has died of COVID-19 in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates (AP Photo / Marwan Ali)

Thousands come out for funeral of former Sudan PM al-Mahdi

Nov. 27, 2020 9:48 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese came out Friday in the city of Omdurman for the funeral of the country's last elected prime minister and prominent political party leader Sadiq al-Mahdi, who died of COVID-19. Al-Mahdi's body arrived earlier in the day from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, where he...

Iranian state television says scientist that Israel alleged led a military nuclear program in early 2000s 'assassinated'

Nov. 27, 2020 9:06 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state television says scientist that Israel alleged led a military nuclear program in early 2000s 'assassinated.'
FILE - In this April 11, 2005 file photo, former Sudanese Prime Minister and head of the National Umma Party, Sadiq Al-Mahdi attends a US-Islamic World Forum meeting held in Doha, Qatar. Al-Mahdi, 84, died of COVID-19 late on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, his party said. (AP Photo, File)

Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan former prime minister, dies of virus

Nov. 27, 2020 12:00 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister and leader of the country's largest political party, died of COVID-19 Thursday in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, his party said. He was 84. Al-Mahdi was taken to Abu Dhabi for treatment in early November. His...

An Emirati journalist awaits a flyDubai flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, at Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The low-cost carrier flyDubai began regular flights to Tel Aviv on Thursday, the latest sign of the normalization deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Low-cost carrier FlyDubai begins Israel flights after deal

Nov. 26, 2020 12:28 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The low-cost carrier FlyDubai began regular flights to Tel Aviv on Thursday, the latest sign of the normalization deal taking hold between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. FlyDubai flight No. FZ1163 landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport at 11:38 a.m. after a 3...

In this October 2019 photo, the MT Agrari is seen off the coast of Frederikshavn, Denmark. A mine in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast near Yemen exploded and damaged the oil tanker MT Agrari on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, authorities said, the latest incident targeting the kingdom amid its long war against Yemen's Houthi rebels. (Morten Weesgaard via AP)

Mine explodes, damaging oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Nov. 25, 2020 2:43 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mine in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast near Yemen exploded and damaged an oil tanker Wednesday, authorities said, the latest incident targeting the kingdom amid its long war against Yemen's Houthi rebels. The blast happened before dawn and struck the MT Agrari, a...

FILE - This Nov. 30, 2014 image made from video released by Loujain al-Hathloul, shows her driving towards the United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia border before her arrest on Dec. 1, 2014, in Saudi Arabia. Al-Hathloul, a leading Saudi women's rights activist who's been imprisoned for over two years will be tried by a court established to oversee terrorism cases, her family said Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. They said she had been on hunger strike for two weeks until mid-November. (AP Photo/Loujain al-Hathloul, File)

Leading Saudi women's activist referred to terrorism court

Nov. 25, 2020 2:07 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A leading Saudi women’s rights activist who’s been imprisoned for 2 1/2 years and drawn attention to the kingdom’s hard limits on dissent will be tried by a court established to oversee terrorism cases, her family said Wednesday. The referral of...

Iran state TV says Tehran releases detained academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert in exchange for 3 Iranians held abroad

Nov. 25, 2020 10:37 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran state TV says Tehran releases detained academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert in exchange for 3 Iranians held abroad.