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Kuwait vote shakes up assembly amid political gridlock

Sep. 30, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Voters in Kuwait chose to shake up their parliament, sending conservative Islamist figures and two women to the assembly in the Gulf Arab nation's second election in less than two years, according to results released Friday. The results from Thursday's vote,...

Kuwait holds second election in two years amid gridlock

Sep. 29, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Voters in Kuwait returned to the polls on Thursday for the second parliamentary elections in less than two years, hoping to move the wealthy Gulf Arab nation out of a prolonged period of political gridlock. Kuwait has the freest and most active assembly in the...

Iran briefly seizes 2 US sea drones in Red Sea amid tensions

Sep. 03, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's navy seized two American sea drones in the Red Sea before letting them go Friday as U.S. warships neared, officials said, in the latest maritime incident involving the Navy's new drone fleet in the Mideast. Iranian state television aired...

US Navy says Iran seized, later let go of American sea drone

Aug. 30, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized an American sea drone in the Persian Gulf and tried to tow it away, only releasing the unmanned vessel when a U.S. Navy warship and helicopter approached, officials said Tuesday. It was the first...

Mideast nations wake up to damage from climate change

Jul. 25, 2022 02:04 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Temperatures in the Middle East have risen far faster than the world’s average in the past three decades. Precipitation has been decreasing, and experts predict droughts will come with greater frequency and severity. The Middle East is one of the most vulnerable...

France, United Arab Emirates sign deal on energy cooperation

Jul. 18, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France and the United Arab Emirates on Monday signed an agreement on energy cooperation to ensure oil and natural gas supplies from the Gulf country as Europe prepares for the possibility of a total gas cutoff from Russia in retaliation for sanctions over the war in Ukraine. ...

UK warship seizes advanced Iranian missiles bound for Yemen

Jul. 07, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British Royal Navy vessel seized a sophisticated shipment of Iranian missiles in the Gulf of Oman earlier this year, officials said Thursday, pointing to the interdiction as proof of Tehran’s support for Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the embattled country. ...