Trump, Obama advisers say Russia, Iran remain threats to US

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russia's challenge to NATO and democratic nations, as well as Iran's influence on the wider Middle East, remain two of the top threats to world peace, two former...

Cheney warns disengagement in Mideast benefits Iran, Russia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned Monday that “American disengagement” in the Middle East will benefit only Iran and Russia, indirectly criticizing President ...

Iran: Held US grad student to be exchanged for scientist

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says a detained Princeton graduate student will be exchange for an Iranian scientist held by the U.S. Mohammed Javad Zarif made the announcement on Twitter ...

Iran state TV says ‘rioters’ shot and killed amid protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state television on Tuesday acknowledged security forces shot and killed what it described as “rioters” in multiple cities amid recent protests over the spik...

As internet restored, online Iran protest videos show chaos

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Machine gun fire answers rock-throwing protesters. Motorcycle-riding Revolutionary Guard volunteers chase after demonstrators. Plainclothes security forces grab, bea...

Iran blames deadly unrest on outsiders, including US

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As a cold rain fell on a suburb of Iran’s capital on Wednesday, women swallowed by black chadors and men in green military-style jackets walked alongside the flag-dr...

AP Explains: Iran gas price protests quickly turn violent

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protests over gasoline prices have swept across some 100 cities and towns in Iran, turning violent faster than widespread economic protests in 2017 and rallies over ...

UN watchdog: Iran's violations of nuclear deal increasing

VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations' nuclear watchdog reported Monday that its inspectors have discovered uranium particles of a man-made origin "at a location in Iran not declared to the agency." ...

AP EXPLAINS: Iran's nuclear program as atomic deal unravels

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran announced Tuesday it would inject uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges that had previously been kept empty under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. ...

Frozen in time, US Embassy a monument to Iran hostage crisis

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Tehran remains frozen in 1979 as the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis approaches, a time capsule of revolutionary graffiti, Underwood typewriters and...

Investors return to Saudi Arabia as lucrative oil IPO looms

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Lured by a long-looming stock offering of Saudi Arabia's massive state-run oil company, investors and business leaders have returned to the kingdom's capital for an investm...

Dubai loosens liquor laws as UAE alcohol sales suffer drop

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai has loosened its liquor laws to allow tourists to purchase alcohol in state-controlled stores, previously only accessible to license-holding residents, as the ...

Dubai bets billions that Expo 2020 won't be a desert mirage

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It rises out of what were once rolling sand dunes stretching toward the horizon, a feverish construction site by tempo and temperature that has tens of thousands of ...

Dubai bets billions that Expo 2020 won't be a desert mirage

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It rises out of what were once rolling sand dunes stretching toward the horizon, a feverish construction site by tempo and temperature that has tens of thousands of ...

Iran says oil tanker struck by missiles off Saudi Arabia

Two missiles struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tension...