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Top US diplomat visits Kuwait to boost ties with key ally

Jul. 29, 2021 04:32 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The top diplomat of the United States on Thursday began a visit to Kuwait, where he held talks with high-ranking officials in the Gulf Arab sheikhdom that has long been a staunch U.S. ally in a turbulent region. U.S. Secretary of...

Videos show march in Iranian capital amid water protests

Jul. 26, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dozens of Iranians marched down a major street in Tehran on Monday, online videos show, amid ongoing protests over water shortages in southwestern Iran. The demonstrators are seen in the videos marching down Jomhuri Islami Avenue —...

Iran's top leader says he understands protests over drought

Jul. 23, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s Supreme Leader leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday said he understands protesters' anger over a drought in the country's southwest, as a fourth death related to ongoing demonstrations there was reported. The remark,...

Danish military spots Iranian vessels in the Baltic Sea

Jul. 22, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Danish military said Thursday it spotted an Iranian destroyer and a large support vessel sailing through the Baltic Sea, likely heading to Russia for a military parade in the coming days. The Danish Defense Ministry posted...

2 airplanes collide at Dubai's main airport; no injuries

Jul. 22, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two passenger jets from low-cost carrier FlyDubai and Bahrain-based Gulf Air collided with each other on the taxiway at Dubai International Airport early Thursday morning, though authorities reported no injuries in the incident. ...

Iran says police officer, citizen killed amid water protests

Jul. 21, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian police officer and another person have been killed in the country's restive southwest amid ongoing demonstrations over water shortages, state media reported on Wednesday, raising the death toll so far in the unrest to at least three. ...

Teen with US ties again on the run from China with fiancee

Jul. 21, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A teenager who says he’s a U.S. permanent resident and his fiancée are once again on the run from the threat of extradition to their homeland, China, in a sign of Beijing’s lengthening reach over perceived dissidents abroad. Chinese officials...

Saudi Aramco facing $50M cyber extortion over leaked data

Jul. 21, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant acknowledged Wednesday that leaked data from the company — files now apparently being used in a cyber-extortion attempt involving a $50 million ransom demand — likely came from one of its contractors. ...

UAE's top prince in Saudi Arabia for talks with crown prince

Jul. 19, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince visited Saudi Arabia for a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday following weeks of speculation about the growing rift between the two leaders. It came as their nations compete for business, regional...

Video shows Iranian police opening fire during water protest

Jul. 19, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian police opened fire late Sunday night amid protests against water shortages in southwestern Iran, a video showed, the latest unrest after days of demonstrations that have seen at least one person killed. The video from the...