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This image made from video shows Oman's new sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, takes part in canon firing salute ceremony outside the Royal Family Council in Muscat, Oman, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Mideast's longest-ruling monarch who seized power in a 1970 palace coup and pulled his Arabian sultanate into modernity while carefully balancing diplomatic ties between adversaries Iran and the U.S., has died. He was 79. (Oman TV via AP)

World leaders travel to Oman to meet its newly named sultan

Jan. 12, 2020 8:16 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World leaders traveled Sunday to Oman to meet the country's new sultan, named just a day earlier after the death of the nation's longtime ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles were among those who arrived in Muscat to meet...

Anthony Hudson to coach US men's under-20 soccer team

Jan. 8, 2020 1:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Hudson was hired as coach of the U.S. men's under-20 soccer team on Wednesday to replace Tab Ramos, who quit in October to become coach of Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo. The 38-year-old Hudson coached Bahrain's senior national team from 2013-14 and New Zealand from 2014-17. He...

Bahrain names GCC chief country's new foreign minister

Jan. 2, 2020 9:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain has appointed the head of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council as the country’s next foreign minister, state media reported Thursday. The Bahrain News Agency reported that Bahrain’s king named Abdullatif al-Zayani as the foreign minister. Local...

Cicilline leads bipartisan delegation to Middle East

Dec. 25, 2019 12:40 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline is heading up a bipartisan delegation to visit U.S. troops deployed to the Middle East. The Democrat left Bahrain on Wednesday for an undisclosed location after meeting with deployed U.S. military personnel and State Department officials. He...

Denmark to send frigate to European-led mission in Gulf

Dec. 12, 2019 11:12 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark said on Thursday that it will send a frigate with a crew of about 155 and a helicopter to a European-led military mission aimed at monitoring shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf. The mission was put together after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz in...

A Qatari flag flies in front of a banner showing Saudi King Salman with Arabic reads,

Gulf leaders meet in Saudi Arabia under looming Iran threat

Dec. 10, 2019 2:56 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Arab Gulf leaders gathered in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for an annual summit that was intended to showcase their unity in the face of shared threats. But looming over the meeting were their frayed ties and heightened worries about Iran. For all their diverging views and...

Gulf Cooperation Council meeting to be held in Saudi Arabia

Dec. 1, 2019 10:14 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A regional body of Arab Gulf states will hold its annual meeting in Saudi Arabia next week. The Gulf Cooperation Council said late Sunday it will meet in Riyadh on Dec. 10. It’s the group’s 40th summit. The meeting had been scheduled to be held in the United...

In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 photo, provided by activists, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, center, listens to Adam Nabeel Rajab, right son of imprisoned Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, at the family's home in Manama, Bahrain. Murphy had been in the kingdom for the annual Manama Dialogue security conference. (AP Photo)

US senator visits home of imprisoned Bahrain rights activist

Nov. 24, 2019 9:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. senator visited the home of a prominent human rights activist in Bahrain long detained by the island kingdom on internationally criticized charges and called for “freedom of expression” to be defended there. Activists shared photographs with The...