Iran's president vows revenge over slain military scientist

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president vowed Saturday to exact revenge over the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program as he joined other officials in blaming Israe...

Temporary US Pentagon chief makes rare visit to Somalia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's acting defense secretary has made a rare visit to Somalia, a conflict-plagued nation in the Horn of Africa where American forces have been assisting in the fight again...

Travel agents in Mideast, Africa say UAE is blocking visas

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unex...

COMMANDO Hits the Thailand market with the launch of COMMANDO ORIGINAL

After the fighting bears brand ‘COMMANDO’ has demonstrated a successful in-ternational market expansion in Africa, the Middle East, and more than 36 coun-tries around the world, the company is now re...

AP Week in Pictures, Middle East

Nov. 18-25, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan R...

Thailand sees first trickle of tourists in October as curbs ease

Thailand recorded its first 1,201 foreign tourists in October since a ban in April aimed at averting coronavirus outbreaks, as the country gradually opens up to a select number of visitors to help its...

DHL sends healthcare supplies for World Health Organization to the Pacific Islands

Tourism-dependent islands badly impacted by more than 90% decline in passenger flights Supplementary COVID-19 supplies moved through Singapore and Fiji to reach the Pacific islands SINGAPORE - Me...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 25 The Baltimore Sun on toilet paper purchases during the pandemic: ...

Egyptian celeb faces backlash over photo with Israeli singer

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian celebrity has sparked an uproar after a photo of him with an Israeli pop star was posted online, prompting angry rants from newscasters and Ramadan’s suspension from a stage a...

Europe hails Biden Cabinet as a chance to 'restore' trans-Atlantic ties

US President-elect Joe Biden's first Cabinet appointments have been seen as welcome news for many leading politicians in Europe. The fact that so many Obama administration alumni, including Biden ...

Israel's Netanyahu says he will pay a visit to Bahrain soon

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that he spoke with the crown prince of Bahrain and would visit the Gulf state soon, a month after the two countries established ...

US charities raise millions in wake of Beirut port blast

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — When Manal Saab heard that a massive explosion had struck Beirut, she grabbed her phone, frantically trying to reach loved ones there. The news she received wa...

Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court placed nearly 30 people, including a leading pro-democracy activist and an Islamist politician, on a terrorism watch list over accusations they joined the banned Muslim ...

Qatar: Police face 3-year sentences over invasive searches

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Prosecutors in Qatar said Monday that the airport police officers who ordered forced vaginal examinations of female passengers after an abandoned newborn was discove...

Trump aims to box in Biden abroad, but it may not work

WASHINGTON (AP) — On its way out the door, the Trump administration is enacting new rules, regulations and orders that it hopes will box in President-elect Joe Biden's administration on nume...