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Absent Iran takes center stage at Mideast talks in Poland

Feb. 13, 2019 5:19 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Although it is absent from the stage, Iran is nevertheless taking the spotlight at a Middle East security conference co-hosted by the United States and Poland that has highlighted deep divisions between the U.S. and some of its traditional allies. Amid uncertainty over its aims and...

US, Poland launch Mideast conference despite uncertain aims

Feb. 13, 2019 7:52 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and Poland are kicking off an international conference on the Middle East on Wednesday amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver. Initially it was billed by President Donald Trump's administration as an Iran-focused meeting, but the...

Iranians mark anniversary of victory day in 1979 revolution

Feb. 11, 2019 1:42 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Waving Iranian flags, chanting "Death to America" and burning U.S. and Israeli flags, hundreds of thousands of people poured out onto the streets across Iran on Monday, marking the date that's considered victory day in the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution. On Feb. 11 that year, Iran's...

US refiner Citgo emerges as key to Venezuela's power battle

Feb. 9, 2019 4:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. and dozens of other countries may have declared that Nicolas Maduro is no longer the legitimate president of Venezuela, but that has not loosened his grip on power. Maduro still controls the military, despite scattered defections. He has the loyalty of the Supreme Court. And he has...

Iran's top leader defends Iranian 'Death to America' chants

Feb. 8, 2019 6:58 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is defending "Death to America" chants that are standard fare at anti-U.S. rallies across Iran but says the chanting is aimed at America's leaders and not its people. Khamenei's website on Friday quoted him as saying the chant means "death to...

Ivanka Trump project seeks to help women in developing world

Feb. 7, 2019 4:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threw his weight behind his daughter's latest White House effort Thursday, backing her initiative to provide an economic boost to women in the developing world. The president on Thursday launched the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a...

Venezuela's political fight could snarl rush to ship aid in

Feb. 7, 2019 8:55 AM EST

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can't come soon enough. She's watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over the past...

Politics prevail in rush to supply Venezuela much-needed aid

Feb. 6, 2019 7:12 PM EST

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can't come soon enough. She's watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over the past...

Ivanka Trump unveils White House global women initiative

Feb. 6, 2019 7:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is unveiling an effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years. On Thursday, the White House will officially launch the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a governmentwide project led by the...

Politics prevail in rush to supply Venezuela much-needed aid

Feb. 6, 2019 7:02 PM EST

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can't come soon enough. She's watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over the past...