Latest Middle East News

Norwegian team launches jersey to highlight abuses in Qatar

Dec. 06, 2021 07:20 AM EST

TROMSO, Norway (AP) — A Norwegian soccer club collaborated with Amnesty International and a former migrant worker in Qatar to launch a jersey Monday that highlights the human rights violations taking place in the host country of next year’s World Cup. Tromso, a team...

Top UAE adviser makes rare trip to Iran amid nuclear talks

Dec. 06, 2021 06:51 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The national security adviser of the United Arab Emirates met Monday with Iran's hard-line president in Tehran, a major visit for the Gulf Arab federation that has long viewed the Islamic Republic as its main regional threat. The visit by Sheikh...

Saudi crown prince heads to Oman on tour of Gulf Arab states

Dec. 06, 2021 05:53 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was heading Monday to Oman, the first stop of a tour of Gulf Arab states that will see him meet neighboring rulers and allies as the kingdom closely watches negotiations in Europe to revive Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. ...

In The Pits: F1 down to the wire in thrilling title fight

Dec. 06, 2021 05:42 AM EST

Now is the time to tune into Formula One, just in case you've been sleeping on the most spectacular season in decades. After 21 races, the championship battle is tied as F1 screams into its title-deciding season finale in Abu Dhabi. It's the first time since 1974 the...

Aid group says tribal violence kills 24 in Sudan’s Darfur

Dec. 06, 2021 04:15 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs killed at least 24 people Sunday in Sudan’s western Darfur region, an aid group said. It was the latest bout of intercommunal violence to rock the conflict-stricken region. The fighting grew out of a financial...

Report: Building collapse in southern Egypt kills 3 children

Dec. 06, 2021 03:45 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in a southern Egyptian province on Monday, killing at least three children, the country’s state-run media reported. Rescue teams retrieved at least nine injured from the rubble of the two-story building in the district of...

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race after boycott calls

Dec. 06, 2021 03:33 AM EST

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Pop star Justin Bieber performed to a packed crowd in the Red Sea city of Jiddah in Saudi Arabia, singing some of his most popular hits. The Sunday night concert took place even as human rights campaigners and activists called on Bieber to cancel his performance...

Israel: Palestinian car-rammer wounds guard, is shot dead

Dec. 06, 2021 01:46 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 16-year-old Palestinian rammed a vehicle into an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank overnight, wounding a security guard before being shot and “neutralized” at the scene, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Monday. Israeli media reported that the...

Hamilton's win takes thrilling F1 season to final showdown

Dec. 05, 2021 17:57 PM EST

The increasingly tense Formula One title fight between defending champion Lewis Hamilton and his formidable challenger, Max Verstappen, will head to the last race of the season with the fierce rivals level on points. Next weekend's Abu Dhabi showdown will see Hamilton...

Deutsche Welle suspends cooperation with Jordan broadcaster

Dec. 05, 2021 13:46 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Sunday it is suspending cooperation with a Jordanian partner, Roya TV, because of concerns about anti-Israeli and antisemitic content and caricatures on its social media. Deutsche Welle said it had...