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FILE - In this Dec.10, 2019, file photo, Saudi King Salman talks during the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's King Salman was discharged from a hospital in the capital, Riyadh, after more than a week following surgery to remove his gall bladder, the Royal Court said in a statement late Thursday, July 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Saudi Royal Court says King Salman discharged from hospital

Jul. 31, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman was discharged from a hospital in the capital Riyadh after more than a week following surgery to remove his gall bladder, the Royal Court said. The court said in a statement late Thursday the monarch, 84, left the King Faisal Specialist Hospital...

FILE - This  Jan. 30, 2018, file image made from a video shows fighters loyal to the separatist so-called Southern Transitional Council, backed by the United Arab Emirates, chanting after taking control of Mount Hadid in Aden which was controlled by forces loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, in Aden Yemen. Yemen’s leading separatist group will abandon its aspirations for self-rule to implement a stalled peace deal brokered by Saudi Arabia, it announced early Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in a major step toward closing a dangerous rift between nominal allies in the chaotic proxy war. (AP Photo)

Yemen's separatists to give up self-rule, push peace deal

Jul. 29, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s leading separatist group will abandon its aspirations for self-rule to implement a stalled peace deal brokered by Saudi Arabia, the group announced early Wednesday in a step toward closing a dangerous rift between nominal allies in the five-year war. Nizar Haitham, a spokesman...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, Saudi King Salman chairs the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Saudi Arabia says that 84-year-old King Salman has undergone a successful surgery to remove his gallbladder. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday, July 23, 2020,  that the surgery took place, saying the king underwent the procedure at at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Saudi king, 84, undergoes surgery to remove gallbladder

Jul. 23, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman underwent a successful surgery that removed his gallbladder, the kingdom said Thursday, just days after being admitted to hospital over an inflammation of the organ. Surgeons at Riyadh's King Faisal Specialist Hospital operated on the king, the...

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 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...

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, wears a mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus walks with his Iraqi counterpart, Fouad Hussein during his visit to Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Iran FM visits Baghdad ahead of Iraq PM trip to Saudi Arabia

Jul. 19, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Sunday stressed that Iran-Iraq relations would not be “shaken” ahead of the Iraqi prime minister's planned visit this week to Saudi Arabia, Iran's regional rival. Several hours after Mohammad Javad Zarif landed in Baghdad, three mortars struck near...

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi, leaves a court in Istanbul, Friday, July 3, 2020, where the trial in absentia of two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of the Washington Post columnist had began. Turkish prosecutors have indicted the 20 Saudi nationals over Khashoggi's grisly killing at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul that cast a cloud of suspicion over Prince Mohammed and are seeking life prison terms for defendants who have all left Turkey. Saudi Arabia rejected Turkish demands for the suspects' extradition and put them on trial in Riyadh.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Turkey: Khashoggi's fiancee appears at absent Saudis' trial

Jul. 3, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi told a Turkish court Friday that the Washington Post columnist was lured to his death at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul through “a great betrayal and deception,” and she asked that all persons responsible for his killing be brought to justice....

Workers salvage oil canisters from the wreckage of a vehicle oil store hit by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Saudi-led coalition launches new strikes on Yemeni capital

Jul. 2, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen said Thursday that it unleashed a new air campaign on the war-torn country's capital and on other provinces, in retaliation for drone attacks on Saudi Arabia that were claimed by the rebels. “The targeting of civilians and...

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts Yemen rebel drones, missiles

Jun. 23, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it intercepted ballistic missiles and bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels in an attack that began the previous night. The kingdom has fought a yearslong war against the Iranian-backed Houthis, who seized Yemen's capital in...

Commuters wearing protective face masks to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus line up to board a bus at a bus terminal in Beijing, Monday, June 22, 2020. A Beijing government spokesperson said the city has contained the momentum of a recent coronavirus outbreak that has infected a few hundreds of people, after the number of daily new cases fell to single digits. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China reports 22 newly confirmed cases of virus

Jun. 22, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

BEIJING — China has reported 22 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 13 in Beijing, a day after a city government spokesperson said containment measures had slowed the momentum of an outbreak in the capital that has infected more than 200 people. Another nine cases were brought by Chinese...