Aramco attacks show company entanglement in Saudi politics

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The weekend drone attack on one of the world's largest crude oil processing plants that dramatically cut into global oil supplies is the most visible sign yet of how...

Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil with a crew of 12, Iran's state TV reported Thursday, just days after an oi...

UAE draws down troops in Yemen in 'strategic redeployment'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has drawn down its troop levels in Yemen but remains a key member of the Saudi-led coalition at war with Iran-aligned rebels there. ...

Oil shippers boost security after mysterious attacks in Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the U.S. and Iran — and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia's most...

Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data shows

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions, is being resha...

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Many Muslims around the world began fasting Monday to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. This means waking up before dawn to eat, hydrate...

Radicalization among Sri Lanka's Muslims was slow and steady

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A spate of attacks against mosques, shrines and followers of Sufi sheikhs in Sri Lanka more than a decade ago point to early warning signs of fundamentalism taking r...

Dubai arena is latest project unveiled despite weaker growth

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This week, Dubai unveiled its latest megaproject: A stadium in the heart of a super luxe shopping and dining destination. The arena, which will hos...

Saudi women activists' trials to continue after 3rd hearing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nearly a dozen Saudi women's rights activists, most of them imprisoned, attended their third court session and were told their trials will continue for at least two ...

Sources: 3 Saudi rights activists temporarily released

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three Saudi women's rights activists have been temporarily released after 10 months in prison, sources familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Thursday. ...

Detained Saudi women's rights activists expected in court

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi women's rights activists are expected to appear before a judge for their second court session on charges that include speaking to foreign journalists. ...

Is it terrorism? Post NZ attack, Muslims see double standard

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been hailed on social media by Muslims around the world for her response to two mosque shootings by a white nationalist...

Saudi app criticized for feature to control women's travel

The Saudi government app Absher is mostly a way for people to pay traffic fines and complete other administrative tasks electronically. But one feature isn't sitting well with civil-rights advocates: ...

Jews, evangelicals reach out to Sunni Gulf Arab leaders

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Against the backdrop of the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula is an interfaith conference that includes prominent U.S. rabbis and Christian evangelicals...

UAE's tolerance embraces faiths, runs up against politics

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has branded a bridge, a new ministry, a family day at the park and even the entire year of 2019 under the banner theme of "tolerance," an el...