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This image from a video shows a freight ship in Fremantle, Australia Tuesday, May 26, 2020. A coronavirus cluster was detected on Tuesday on the ship berthed in the Australian west coast port of Fremantle, raising questions about why local authorities weren’t alerted to the danger. (AuBC/CHANNEL 7/CHANNEL 9 via AP)

Coronavirus cluster found in cargo ship in Australia

May. 26, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A coronavirus cluster was detected Tuesday on a freight ship berthed in the Australian west coast port of Fremantle, raising questions about why local authorities weren’t alerted to the danger. Six of 48 crew members from the Al Kuwait tested positive for the virus four...

Cemetery workers wearing hazmat suits bury the coffin containing the remains of 71-year-old Neide Rodrigues Rosa, who died from the new coronavirus according to her son Sergio Rodrigues, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

The Latest: Pakistan lifts lockdown amid jump in virus cases

May. 9, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Pakistan begins lifting weeks-long lockdown despite another...

In this April 19, 2020 photo, cashier Valancy Fernandes of India, wearing a surgical mask and gloves to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, works at a Carrefour supermarket in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Frontline workers across Arab Gulf countries are uniquely almost entirely foreigners. They risk exposure to the novel coronavirus, ensuring patients are cared for, streets are sanitized, packages are delivered and grocery stores are stocked. The global pandemic has drawn attention to just how vital foreigners are to the Arab Gulf countries where they work. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Foreigners on front lines of pandemic in Gulf Arab states

May. 7, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As she was treated for COVID-19 in a hospital isolation ward in Kuwait City, Amnah Ibraheem wanted to credit those caring for her. The nurses were all South Asian, the radiologist was African, another of her doctors was Egyptian. The only fellow Kuwaiti she saw, briefly,...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, technicians walk at the under construction site of the Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai's Expo 2020 world's fair will be postponed to Oct. 1, 2021, over the new coronavirus pandemic, a Paris-based body behind the events said Monday, May 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Dubai Expo 2020 world’s fair postponed to October 1, 2021

May. 4, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's Expo 2020 world's fair will be postponed to Oct. 1, 2021, over the new coronavirus pandemic, a Paris-based body behind the events said Monday. The announcement by the Bureau International des Expositions came just hours after police in Kuwait dispersed what they...

Indian health workers walk inside a containment zone during lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, April 26, 2020. A month long restrictions in this country of 1.3 billion people have been eased somewhat by allowing neighborhood shops to reopen and manufacturing and farming activities to resume in rural areas to help millions of poor daily wage earners. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Asia Today: India's Modi warns against complacency vs virus

Apr. 26, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cautioned the country’s 1.3 billion people against any complacency in the fight against the coronavirus. On a Sunday radio talk show, Modi said that people will have to change their habits by sticking to social distancing, wearing masks and not...

In this Wednesday, April 15, 2020, photo made available by U.S. Navy, Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels sail close to U.S. military ships in the Persian Gulf near Kuwait. A group of 11 Iranian naval vessels made

US accuses Iran of 'dangerous' harassment of US warships

Apr. 15, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 11 Iranian naval vessels made “dangerous and harassing” maneuvers near U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf near Kuwait on Wednesday, in one case passing within 10 yards (meters) of a Coast Guard cutter, American officials said. Iranian officials did not immediately...

The sun sets behind an idle pump jack near Karnes City, Texas, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Demand for oil continues to fall due to the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Global pact to contain oil price crash takes shape

Apr. 10, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The OPEC oil cartel and nations including Russia have agreed to boost oil prices by cutting as much as 10 million barrels a day in production, or a tenth of global supply. More countries, including the United States, were discussing Friday their own cuts in what would be...

The sun sets behind an idle pump jack near Karnes City, Texas, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Demand for oil continues to fall due to the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Oil-producing nations seek global deal to stabilize market

Apr. 10, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Oil-producing countries including those of the OPEC cartel and Russia are trying to strike a global deal to pump less crude in a bid to limit a crash in prices that, while welcome for consumers, has been straining government budgets and pushed energy companies toward bankruptcy. Late Thursday...