• coronavirus vaccine Apr 4

    Expats Struggle to Get Vaccines in Kuwait, Citizens Come 1st

    Many foreigners who power the economy in the tiny, oil-rich sheikhdom of Kuwait are struggling to get coronavirus vaccines

  • energy Jan 6

    Saudi Arabia and Its Allies Restore Diplomatic Ties With Qatar After Three-Year Rift

    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt had imposed a diplomatic, trade and travel blockade on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

  • Donald Trump Oct 23, 2019

    Trump Lifts Sanctions After Turkey Pledges to Make Cease-Fire Permanent

    President Donald Trump said he’s directed the lifting of economic sanctions on Turkey after the country informed the U.S. it will make “permanent” a five-day cease-fire in Syria. Claiming success at the U.S.-brokered effort, Trump said Wednesday, “this was an outcome created by us.” The cease-fire required Kurdish forces formerly allied with the U.S. against the Islamic State group to...

  • Iraq Oct 7, 2019

    For Kurds, US Pull-Back Feels Like Being Abandoned Once More

    For Syria’s Kurds, the United States’ abrupt pull-back from positions in northeast Syria carries a sharp sting, reviving the community’s memories over being abandoned in the past by the Americans and other international allies on whose support they had pinned their aspirations. The Kurdish-led forces have been the U.S.’ partner in fighting the Islamic State group for nearly four years....

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2019

    Iran's Guard Says Ready for ‘Any Scenario' Amid US Standoff

    Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and “any scenario,” its chief commander said Saturday, as the country’s nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that shook global energy markets. Iran has denied involvement in the Sept. 14 attack that was initially claimed...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    Air Force Reviews All Layovers After Crew Stayed at Trump's Scotland Hotel

    The Air Force said Sunday that it doesn’t appear any regulations were broken when a military crew flying from Alaska to Kuwait stopped off in Scotland and stayed overnight at a resort owned by President Donald Trump, NBC News reported. But it has decided to investigate all such sleepovers anyway, it said, because of a possible perception that it’s “not...

  • Donald Trump Aug 4, 2019

    Report: Iran Seizes Tanker Carrying ‘Smuggled Fuel' in Gulf

    Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the Revolutionary Guard’s third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strength by the paramilitary force amid a spike in regional tensions. State TV and the semi-official Fars news agency reported that seven crew members were...

  • Texas Jul 29, 2019

    TSA Finds Missile Launcher in Man's Checked Luggage at BWI

    The man said he was returning from active duty and wanted to keep the missile launcher as a souvenir.

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2019

    US Presses WTO to Stop Lenient Trade Treatment of China

    President Donald Trump pressed the World Trade Organization on Friday to stop letting China and other economies receive lenient treatment under global trade rules by calling themselves “developing” countries. In a memo, Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to “use all available means” to get the WTO to prevent countries from claiming developing country status if their economic strength...

  • Germany Jun 6, 2019

    FIFA Vice President Ahmad Questioned by French Authorities

    FIFA vice president Ahmad was detained and questioned by French authorities on Thursday in the latest criminal investigation to hit officials in positions of power within the governing body of world soccer. Ahmad was in Paris for the FIFA Congress and start of the Women’s World Cup when he was picked up in the morning at a luxury hotel for...

  • Mexico May 23, 2019

    FIFA Keeps 32 Teams for 2022 World Cup, Scrapping Expansion

    FIFA scrapped plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 nations, deciding Wednesday to stick with 32 countries due to the political and logistical complexities of using another Persian Gulf nation. FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s hopes of expanding the Middle East’s first World Cup in the region were stymied by the regional diplomatic crisis and the governing body’s...

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2019

    Reports: Iran Quadruples Production of Enriched Uranium

    Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran’s atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran’s foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter. Iranian officials made a point to stress that the uranium would be enriched only to the 3.67% limit set under the 2015 nuclear deal with world...

  • official May 10, 2019

    US Moving Patriot Missile Battery to Mideast to Counter Iran

    The U.S. will move a Patriot missile battery into the Middle East to counter threats from Iran, the Pentagon said Friday, reflecting ongoing concerns that Tehran may be planning to attack America forces or interests in the region. The Defense Department released a statement about the move but provided no details. An official said the decision comes after intelligence showed...

  • spokesman Apr 16, 2019

    Soldier Charged With Killing Staff Sgt. Wife on Texas Army Base

    Officials say an Army sergeant has been charged with murder in the death of his wife on a West Texas military base.

  • 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...

  • Iraq Feb 3, 2019

    Gabbard Holds Rally After Rocky Presidential Campaign Launch

    U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard kicked off her presidential campaign with a rally in her home state of Hawaii on Saturday. The Democratic congresswoman’s first rally on Saturday comes after she formally launched her effort with an online video and declaration on CNN last month. Her nascent campaign swiftly ran into trouble as critics pounced on her efforts to block the...

  • Department of State Jan 14, 2019

    US Tells Saudis to Hold Killers of Journalist ‘Accountable'

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told the king and crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Monday that the Trump administration expects the kingdom to hold accountable “every single person” responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside one of the country’s consulates after writing columns critical of the government.

  • Donald Trump Jan 11, 2019

    Pompeo Takes US Anti-Iran Message to Gulf Arab States

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the Trump administration’s anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states on Friday as he continued a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America’s partners that withdrawing troops from Syria does not mean Washington is abandoning the region. Pompeo was traveling to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates where he will call...

  • Saudi Arabia Jan 9, 2019

    Australia Considering Resettlement for Fleeing Saudi Woman

    Australia’s government said Wednesday that it will assess the resettlement case of a Saudi woman who fled from her family now that the United Nations has deemed her a refugee, taking the woman’s high-profile quest for asylum a step forward. The Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a statement that the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees had referred 18-year-old Rahaf...

  • director Jan 8, 2019

    Thai, Saudi Officials Meet Over Case of Young Saudi Woman

    Thailand’s immigration police chief met Tuesday with officials of the Saudi Embassy in Bangkok, and said the officials told him they are satisfied with how the case of a young Saudi woman who claims to be fleeing her abusive family has been handled. Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn explained the Saudi reaction to reporters after a meeting with its diplomats. The...

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