US says its pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai sponsored by UAE

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States said its participation at this year's World's Fair in Dubai is being made possible by “the generosity of the Emirati government.” ...

High-gear diplomacy aims to avert U.S., Iran conflict

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A flurry of diplomatic visits and meetings crisscrossing the Persian Gulf have driven urgent efforts in recent days to defuse the possibility of all-out war after th...

Japan's Abe meets Saudi king amid threats in Persian Gulf

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman on Sunday as part of a tour of oil-producing Gulf Arab states aimed at promoting peace ami...

Aramco's 'greenshoe option' pushes IPO to record $29.4B

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabian oil giant Aramco announced Sunday that its initial public offering raised a record $29.4 billion, a figure higher than previously announced, after the ...

Oman names culture minister as successor to Sultan Qaboos

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman announced Saturday that culture minister Haitham bin Tariq Al Said has been named as the new ruler of the Arabian country and the successor to longtime ruler Su...

On streets of Tehran, relief for now at no wider conflict

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian newspapers proclaimed the country's attack on U.S. forces in Iraq to be "a dark night for Americans," and Washington's "first admission of failure in history." On the bustl...

On streets of Tehran, relief for now at no wider conflict

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian newspapers proclaimed the country's attack on U.S. forces in Iraq to be "a dark night for Americans," and Washington's "first admission of failure in history." On the bustl...

Risky Gulf Arab strategy tested by killing of Iran general

DUBAI, United Arab Emirate (AP) — U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf have loudly pushed for hawkish policies by Washington to pressure, isolate and cripple Iran, but this high-stakes strategy is now bein...

An emotional Khamenei shows Iran general's death is personal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a rare display of emotion from the typically reserved and measured supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cried openly Monday at the funeral of slain Gen....

Trump’s threats draw Iran’s cultural sites into tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's ancient and rich cultural landscape has become a potential U.S. military target as Washington and Tehran lob threats and take high-stakes steps toward a possi...

President of Dubai-based carrier Emirates to retire in June

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The president of Dubai-based airline Emirates will retire in June after 17 years at the helm of the Middle East's biggest carrier, the company confirmed Wednesday. ...

Saudi Arabia cuts loose with bevy of models and a rave

DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Supermodels and social media mavens, their makeup artists and hair stylists in tow, posed at a concert in leather pants, chunky sweaters and trendy black combat boots. Wha...

AP Interview: Saudi prince says sports is a tool for change

DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A world class tennis exhibition, an international golf tournament, a Formula series car race and the world heavyweight boxing championship share a peculiar commonality: Th...

Emirati diplomat says promoting tolerance takes time

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has been on a yearlong, nationwide project to promote and brand state efforts under the theme of “tolerance,” but as 2019 comes to an en...

Amnesty raises to 304 number of Iranians killed in protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Amnesty International said Monday that at least 304 people were killed in last month's anti-government protests in Iran, a significantly higher number than what the ...