UAE confirms first case of new Chinese virus in Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday confirmed the first case of the new Chinese virus that causes flu-like symptoms in the Mideast. The UAE’s sta...

Iran, photos suggest a US-criticized satellite launch looms

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian officials and satellite images suggest the Islamic Republic is preparing to a launch a satellite into space after three major failures last year, the latest ...

Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest ro...

More airports screening passengers amid China virus outbreak

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — More airports are beginning to screen passengers arriving from China amid growing concerns Friday over the outbreak of a new virus there that has already killed more...

Iran acknowledges Russian-made missiles targeted Ukraine jet

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran acknowledged on Tuesday that its armed forces fired two Russian anti-aircraft missiles at a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed after taking off from Tehran's main ...

Iran president: European troops in Mideast may be in danger

NEW DELHI (AP) — Iran’s president is warning that European soldiers deployed in the Mideast “may be in danger” after Britain, France and Germany challenged Tehran over breaking limits of its 2015 nucl...

Video: Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian police and security forces fired both live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic's initial denial that it...

AP Analysis: New questions rise as Iran says it downed plane

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's acknowledgement that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing 176 people, raised new questions Saturday about transparency in the Islamic Republic and what ...

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...

Crash may be grim echo of US downing of Iran flight in 1988

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Western allegation that Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner and killed 176 people offers a grim echo for the Islamic Republic, which found itself the victim of a...

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guard commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that hous...

Thousands prepare to bury Iranian general killed by US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Thousands of mourners prepared Tuesday to bury a top Iranian general killed by a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad, demanding retaliation against America for a slaying that’s drastically r...

Daughter of slain Iran general warns families of US troops

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The daughter of an Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad is threatening U.S. military forces at a funeral procession for her father. Zainab Soleim...

AP FACT CHECK: Pence misleadingly links Iran general to 9/11

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump closed out the old year by reprising a selection of his most familiar falsehoods and putting a few of his predecessor's accomplishments in his own win column. ...

Iran general replacing Soleimani vows revenge for US killing

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian general who replaced the leader killed by a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad is vowing to take revenge. Esmail Ghaani made the remarks in an interview with Ir...