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  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2019

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    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to stop building new coal plants by 2020, cut greenhouse emissions by 45% over the next decade and overhauling fossil fuel-driven economies...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2019

    UN Chief Warns Paris Climate Goals Still Not Enough

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to stop building new coal plants by 2020, cut greenhouse emissions by 45% over the next decade and overhauling fossil fuel-driven economies...

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2019

    Iran Says ‘Idiotic' New US Sanctions Shut Doors of Diplomacy

    Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “permanent closure” for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran’s president described the White House as “afflicted by mental retardation.” President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2019

    Iran Says ‘Idiotic' New US Sanctions Shut Doors of Diplomacy

    Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “permanent closure” for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran’s president described the White House as “afflicted by mental retardation.” President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...

  • Donald Trump Jun 24, 2019

    Trump Signs Order Imposing Sanctions on Iran Supreme Leader

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. The sanctions follow Iran’s downing of a more than $100 million U.S. surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Trump pulled back from...

  • Donald Trump Jun 24, 2019

    Trump Signs Order Imposing Sanctions on Iran Supreme Leader

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. The sanctions follow Iran’s downing of a more than $100 million U.S. surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Trump pulled back from...

  • Associated Press Jun 24, 2019

    Trump Signs ‘Hard-Hiting' Sanctions on Iran

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday imposing “hard-hitting” financial sanctions on Iran and the country’s supreme leader.

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2019

    US Assessment Blames Iran for Ship Attacks; No Major Damage

    Four oil tankers anchored in the Mideast were damaged by what Gulf officials described as sabotage, though satellite images obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday showed no major visible damage to the vessels. Details of the alleged sabotage to two Saudi, one Norwegian and one Emirati oil tanker on Sunday remained unclear, and Gulf officials have declined to say...

  • Donald Trump May 11, 2019

    US Deployments Across Mideast Factor in Iran Tensions

    A U.S. aircraft carrier strike group rushes toward the Persian Gulf. Decades-old B-52 bombers rumble down runways at desert air bases. The Pentagon, meanwhile, routes a Patriot missile battery and an amphibious supply ship to return to the region. These military deployments in the Persian Gulf, beginning with a sudden May 5 order from the White House citing still-unspecified threats...

  • spokesman Apr 8, 2019

    US Pulls Forces From Libya as Fighting Approaches Capital

    The United States has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to “security conditions on the ground,” a top military official said Sunday as a Libyan commander’s forces advanced toward the capital of Tripoli and clashed with rival militias. A small contingent of American troops has been in Libya in recent years, helping local forces combat Islamic State...

  • food Feb 4, 2019

    Pope in Historic UAE Visit Urges Faith Leaders to Reject War

    Pope Francis urged religious leaders Monday to work together to reject war as he opened the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, with a strong denunciation of violence committed in God’s name. In a keynote speech to an interfaith gathering in the United Arab Emirates, Francis warned that the future of humanity was at stake...

  • Associated Press Feb 4, 2019

    Pope Francis Welcomed By the UAE

    Pope Francis landed in the United Arab Emirates for a brief visit that will culminate with a papal mass on Tuesday. He is the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula.

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2018

    Saudi Crown Prince Visits Tunisia Amid Khashoggi Protests

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a personal welcome Tuesday from Tunisia’s president who greeted his guest at the airport after two days of protests in the capital that reflected international concern about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who turns 92 on Thursday, honored the prince with a rare display of high...

  • Los Angeles Nov 2, 2018

    US Charges Malaysian Financier in Multibillion-Dollar Scheme

    The Justice Department announced charges Thursday against a fugitive Malaysian financier and two former Goldman Sachs bankers accused in a money laundering and bribery scheme that pilfered billions of dollars from a Malaysian investment fund created to spur economic development projects in that country. A three-count indictment charges Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, with misappropriating money from...

  • The Associated Press Oct 9, 2018

    Missing Writer Shows Saudi Arabia's Dark Side: Analysis

    As every country across the Mideast does with its leaders, it’s hard to escape posters and laudatory fawning over Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the kingdom. For activists, opponents and others willing to speak out against the 33-year-old heir apparent in the world’s largest oil exporter, it looks increasingly like it’s hard to escape his reach either at...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2018

    Mike Pompeo Pushes Peace Talks on Unannounced Trip to Afghanistan

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Monday to step up the Trump administration’s calls for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Flying into Kabul after visiting Vietnam, Pompeo made the appeal in meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. “The United States will support, facilitate and...

  • Donald Trump May 21, 2018

    2 Men Leveraged Access to Trump and Persian Gulf Princes Into Millions of Dollars

    After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who were seeking to alter U.S. foreign policy and punish Qatar,...

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2018

    Trump Jr. Met With Mueller Witness During Campaign

    Donald Trump Jr. met during the 2016 campaign with a private military contractor and an adviser to Middle Eastern leaders, both of whom have since become a focus of investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller, a lawyer for President Donald Trump’s eldest son said Saturday. Erik Prince, an informal adviser to the Trump campaign and former head of Blackwater,...

  • Attorney May 17, 2018

    Senate Releases Trump Tower Probe Transcripts

    Newly released documents numbering thousands of pages show Donald Trump, Jr., didn’t think there was anything wrong with meeting with Russians tied to the Kremlin in an effort to get compromising information on Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 election. Democrats and legal experts say his testimony likely doesn’t tell the whole story.

  • Donald Trump May 17, 2018

    The Year of Mueller: 12 Months in, Here's What We've Learned

    It was one year ago Thursday when Robert Mueller, the former FBI director, was appointed as special counsel to take over the Justice Department’s investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The 12 months since have yielded a flurry of criminal indictments and guilty pleas, tense court appearances, angry tweets from the president and speculation...

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