US pushes Palestinian economic plan amid doubts, hostility

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Despite withering criticism, charges of hypocrisy and outright rejection from the intended beneficiaries, the Trump administration is plowing ahead with a $50 billion economic p...

Germany cool on Iran coalition talk, seeks de-escalation

BERLIN (AP) — Germany appears cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, saying that its top priority is de-escalating tensions in the region as it tries to salvage the 2015 nu...

Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia as Iran threatens US drones

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Monday in Saudi Arabia in a hastily arranged visit amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran as Iran's navy ch...

Pompeo sets out to build global coalition against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United S...

In Mideast, Pompeo seeks a global coalition against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the U...

Lebanon slams Trump administration's Mideast peace plan

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has criticized the Trump administration's $50 billion investment proposal, part of its Middle East peace plan, saying Beirut will not be "tempted...

Iraq boosts security measures at base where US trainers stay

BAGHDAD (AP) — A top Iraqi air force commander says security measures have been increased at one of the country's largest air bases that houses American trainers, following an attack last week. ...

A half-hour away: How Trump opted against Iran strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The planes were ready — their deadly cargo poised for delivery within a half-hour. President Donald Trump had been given a series of options Thursday night on how t...

Police: Man spread terror propaganda before officer attack

PHOENIX (AP) — An 18-year-old Islamic State follower who was shot after throwing rocks at and wielding a knife toward a police officer in metro Phoenix earlier this year had used text messages to spre...

Death of Egypt's Morsi comes amid Brotherhood struggles

The sudden collapse and death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in a Cairo courtroom this week was a brief rallying point for the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist movement that has seen its i...

Energy stocks swing with economic signals, Mideast tensions

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy stocks have gone along with oil prices on a wild ride this quarter. Oil prices steadily rose through April and then sank as the trade war between the U.S. and ...

The race is on: Candidates vie for top EU jobs

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders on Thursday are seeking to fill up to five key jobs supervising the 28-nation bloc's policies that will be vacated in coming months. They include the post of Council Preside...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 18 The Orlando Sentinel on why it won't endorse Donald Trump for preside...

US point person on Iran says Trump wants to negotiate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special envoy says President Donald Trump's Iran policy is ultimately aimed at bringing Tehran to the negotiating table. Brian Hook briefed lawmakers at a ...

Israel holds large military drill amid US-Iran tensions

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel wrapped up its largest military drill in years on Wednesday, with thousands of troops from the army, navy and air force simulating a future war with the militant Lebanese Hezbo...