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West Virginia soldier's return home ends up as viral video

Aug. 8, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Nancy Stahl and her husband were going to the grocery store last Saturday to pick up some food for a barbecue when a police car pulled them over. They were asked to exit the vehicle, and what Nancy saw next made her scream. “I had no idea, all I thought I was doing was getting...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran, speaks at the Iranian Materiel Display at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. The U.S. continues to push for an end of the four-nation boycott of Qatar, even after the hospitalization of Kuwait's ruling emir who led talks to resolve the yearslong dispute, Hook told journalists Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

US diplomat says America keeps pushing to end Qatar crisis

Jul. 26, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. continues to push for an end of the four-nation boycott of Qatar, even after the hospitalization of Kuwait's ruling emir who led talks to resolve the yearslong dispute, a U.S. diplomat said Sunday. U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook acknowledged 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)

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...

Kuwait says its 91-year-old ruling emir, who recently underwent surgery, to travel to US for further medical care

Jul. 22, 2020 10:47 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait says its 91-year-old ruling emir, who recently underwent surgery, to travel to US for further medical care.
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, Saudi King Salman chairs the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. King Salman has been admitted to a hospital in the capital, Riyadh, for medical tests due to inflammation of the gallbladder, the kingdom's Royal Court said Monday, July 20, 20202 in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Saudi Arabia's King Salman admitted to hospital for tests

Jul. 20, 2020 4:02 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has been admitted to a hospital in the capital, Riyadh, for medical tests due to inflammation of the gallbladder, the kingdom’s Royal Court said Monday in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency. The statement said...

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...

Kuwait says its 91-year-old ruler undergoes a successful surgery, without elaborating on what ails him

Jul. 19, 2020 5:03 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait says its 91-year-old ruler undergoes a successful surgery, without elaborating on what ails him.

US lawsuits claim Kuwaiti officials embezzled over $100M

Jul. 18, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has filed a series of lawsuits seeking to recover at least $104 million in funds allegedly embezzled by former officials in Kuwait's Ministry of Defense. The seven lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles claim the laundered funds were used to...

A sign of temporarily closure is displayed in front of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, and one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea has biggest daily rise in 3 weeks

Jun. 19, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its largest 24-hour increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in about three weeks amid an upward trend in new infections. Officials said Saturday that the 67 additional cases raise the country’s total to 12,373, with 280 deaths. The 67 cases is the...