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American Logan Sargeant heads into 2nd F1 season stronger, hopes to deliver for Williams

Feb. 28, 2024 06:04 AM EST

Even before Logan Sargeant finished his rookie Formula 1 season, a set of expectations were given to the American on what he needed to do to keep his ride at Williams. It still took until December for Williams to confirm Sargeant would get a second season. He was the last driver...

Investigation into Red Bull boss overshadows new F1 season as Verstappen aims for fourth title

Feb. 26, 2024 12:43 PM EST

A still-unresolved investigation into the boss of Formula 1's champion team is overshadowing the start of the new season this week at the Bahrain Grand Prix. It's been three weeks since Red Bull team principal Christian Horner was confirmed to be under investigation over alleged...

Christian Horner with Red Bull team at start of F1 testing in Bahrain despite ongoing investigation

Feb. 21, 2024 13:03 PM EST

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Team principal Christian Horner was with Red Bull as Formula 1 preseason testing began Wednesday even as he faces an ongoing investigation by the team's parent company into an alleged claim of misconduct. Horner was alongside Adrian Newey, who is the team’s...

Daughter of a long-detained human rights activist in Bahrain says she has cancer, urges his release

Feb. 19, 2024 21:33 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The daughter of a long-detained human rights activist in Bahrain said she has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and again called for her father's release. Maryam al-Khawaja also urged Denmark, where both al-Khawajas have citizenship, to do...

Al-Shabab claims attack in Somali capital that kills 4 Emirati troops and 1 Bahraini officer

Feb. 11, 2024 19:20 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab claimed an attack that killed four Emirati troops and a Bahraini military officer on a training mission at a military base in the Somali capital, authorities said Sunday. The attack Saturday targeted...

Two British warships collided in a Middle East port. No one was injured but damage was sustained

Jan. 20, 2024 17:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Two British warships collided in a harbor in Bahrain, causing damage to the vessels but no injuries, the Royal Navy said. The HMS Chiddingfold appeared to reverse into the HMS Bangor as it was at a dock, according to video posted on social media. “Why...

US, British militaries launch massive retaliatory strike against Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen

Jan. 12, 2024 06:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and British militaries bombed more than a dozen sites used by the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen on Thursday, in a massive retaliatory strike using warship- and submarine-launched Tomahawk missiles and fighter jets, U.S. officials said. The U.S. Air...

Pentagon announces new international mission to counter attacks on commercial vessels in Red Sea

Dec. 19, 2023 10:47 AM EST

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The U.S. and a host of other nations are creating a new force to protect ships transiting the Red Sea that have come under attack by drones and ballistic missiles fired from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Tuesday in Bahrain. ...

Sickle cell affects more families in Africa and India, but new gene therapies are out of reach

Dec. 14, 2023 16:25 PM EST

Gautam Dongre’s two children in India and Pascazia Mazeze’s son in Tanzania live with an inherited blood disorder that turns blood cells into instruments of pain. Now that new gene therapies promise a cure for their sickle cell disease, Dongre says he's "praying the treatment...