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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1990 file photo, President George H. W. Bush gestures as he and National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft walk to the presidential helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)

Scowcroft, national security adviser to 2 presidents, dies

Aug. 7, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lifetime before he served two presidents as national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft was just 12 when he decided to become a West Point cadet after reading about cadet life. After he graduated with the Class of 1947, he decided to join the Army Air Corps and train to be a fighter...

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush has died. Brent Scowcroft was 95. A spokesperson for the late President Bush says Scowcroft died Thursday of natural causes at his home in Falls Church, Virginia.  (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

Aug. 7, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and was a Republican voice against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died, a Bush spokesperson said Friday. He was 95. Scowcroft died Thursday...

Jobless graduates gather in front of the Ministry of Oil to demand jobs in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, July 20, 2020. In the Mideast, wave after wave of war, disease and economic collapse leaves this generation feeling hopeless. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Virus adds to deep despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

Jul. 27, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — At 24, Sama al-Diwani and her college sweetheart had big dreams. He was working on opening a bakery in Iraq. She was preparing to leave to England, where she would spend a year working on her masters’ degree in pharmacy. After that, they would reunite, get married and start a family....

Jobless graduates gather in front of the Ministry of Oil to demand jobs in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, July 20, 2020. In the Mideast, wave after wave of war, disease and economic collapse leaves this generation feeling hopeless. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Virus adds to deep despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

Jul. 26, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — At 24, Sama al-Diwani and her college sweetheart had big dreams. He was working on opening a bakery in Iraq. She was preparing to leave to England, where she would spend a year working on her masters’ degree in pharmacy. After that, they would reunite, get married and start a family....

FILE - In this March 31, 2019 file photo, Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, attends the opening of the 30th Arab Summit, in Tunis, Tunisia. Kuwait said its 91-year-old ruling emir, who recently underwent surgery, will travel to the U.S. on Thursday for further medical care. That’s according to a report late Wednesday, July 22, 2020, by the state-run KUNA news agency. Sheikh Sabah’s sudden surgery could inspire a renewed power struggle within Kuwait’s ruling family. (Fethi Belaid/Pool Photo via AP, File)

US flies Kuwait emir, 91, to Minnesota after surgery at home

Jul. 23, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's 91-year-old ruling emir landed on Thursday in the United States after being flown across the world in a U.S. Air Force C-17 flying hospital, and just days after undergoing an unspecified surgery at home. The dramatic airlift reflected the close ties between the...

FILE - In this March 31, 2019 file photo, Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, attends the opening of the 30th Arab Summit, in Tunis, Tunisia. Kuwait said its 91-year-old ruling emir, who recently underwent surgery, will travel to the U.S. on Thursday for further medical care. That’s according to a report late Wednesday, July 22, 2020, by the state-run KUNA news agency. Sheikh Sabah’s sudden surgery could inspire a renewed power struggle within Kuwait’s ruling family. (Fethi Belaid/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Kuwait emir, 91, flies to US for medical care after surgery

Jul. 23, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's 91-year-old ruling emir left Thursday morning for the United States to seek further medical care after recently undergoing surgery, its state-run news agency reported. Kuwait has yet to elaborate on what required Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah to seek a...

Today in History

Jul. 23, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 23, the 205th day of 2020. There are 161 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 23, 1829, William Austin Burt received a patent for his “typographer,” a forerunner of the typewriter. On this date: In 1885, Ulysses S. Grant,...

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi as they wear protective face masks to help prevent spread of the coronavirus, during an official arrival ceremony, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iran's president calls Iraqi premier's visit 'turning point'

Jul. 21, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called a visit Tuesday by the new prime minister of Iraq, where the U.S. military has a presence, “a turning point” in the countries' relations and vowed to continue supporting the neighboring Arab nation. Mustafa al-Kadhimi arrived...

FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, attends the opening of the 30th Arab Summit, in Tunis, Tunisia. Kuwait's 91-year-old ruler has been admitted to the hospital for a medical checkup, the oil-rich nation's state-run news agency reported Saturday, July 18, 2020. Sheikh Sabah was in

Kuwait's ruler, 91, undergoes a 'successful' surgery

Jul. 19, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's 91-year-old ruler underwent a “successful” surgery Sunday that required the oil-rich nation's crown prince to be temporarily empowered to serve in his place, its state-run news agency reported. Kuwait has yet to elaborate what required Sheikh Sabah...

Today in History

Jul. 3, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 3, the 185th day of 2020. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops failed to breach Union positions...