FIFA: Nations must restore ties with Qatar to host WC games

LONDON (AP) — Persian Gulf countries would have to lift boycotts of Qatar before being eligible…

APNewsBreak: FIFA study backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

LONDON (AP)— A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams…

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | First Saudi female ambassador replaces king’s son in US

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has appointed its first woman ambassador to represent…

BERLIN | Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

BERLIN (AP) — Britain’s top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales…

United States | The Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

United States – Tackling the Region’s Most Challenging Problems There is no shortage of challenges in…

GENEVA | UN expert: Saudis held another hearing in Khashoggi probe

GENEVA (AP) — Saudi Arabia quietly held a second court hearing for 11 people facing charges…

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Pope warns against ‘fake news’ during Gulf visit

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’s visit to the United…

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi state media say suspects in slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have attended their first court hearing.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia  —Jan 03, 2019—Saudi state media say suspects in slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi…

NEW YORK | Netflix criticized for yanking comedian’s episode in Saudi

NEW YORK— Jan 02, 2019— Netflix faced criticism Wednesday from human rights groups for pulling an…

TOKYO  | SoftBank’s mobile unit begins trading in 1 of biggest IPOs

TOKYO  — SoftBank Group Corp.’s Japanese mobile subsidiary began trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on…

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi spending to hit record high as oil prices resume slide

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s expenditures will hit a record-high in 2019, with plans to…

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi king extends allowances as living costs rise

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia  — Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman has extended monthly allowances for government employees, military…

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate’s ‘interference’ in kingdom

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia says it rejects last week’s U.S. Senate resolution that put…

ISLAMABAD | Taliban say ‘another’ meeting in Middle East with US

ISLAMABAD— The Taliban say “another” meeting is to be held with the United States, this time…

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Saudi Arabia wants more study of global warming

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local):…

WASHINGTON | Trump to meet with Democrats on border wall, shutdown

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders are seeking to avert a partial government shutdown…

ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi’s killers vexes Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey says it is disappointed by Saudi Arabia’s rejection of its request for…

JERUSALEM | Israel says Oman will open its airspace to Israeli carrier

JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister on Monday announced that Oman will open its airspace to Israel’s…

KATOWICE, Poland | Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland — Indigenous and youth groups disrupted a U.S. government event at the U.N. climate…

KATOWICE, Poland | Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms

KATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators at the U.N. climate summit are resting after the first week of…

United States | Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali Travel to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan

United States – Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Denise Natali will…

VIENNA | OPEC looks to cut oil production to support falling price

VIENNA — OPEC countries were gathered Thursday to find a way to support the falling price…

WASHINGTON | Senate resolution would blame Saudis for journalist’s death

WASHINGTON  — A bipartisan group of senators is introducing a measure that says Saudi Arabia’s crown…

United States | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

United States – The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement Ambassador James F. Jeffrey and Syria…

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Qatar will pull out of OPEC amid tension with Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The tiny, energy-rich Arab nation of Qatar announced on Monday it…

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Trump, Xi reach ceasefire agreement on tariffs

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit…

WASHINGTON | send rebuke to Saudis, Trump over Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON— Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal that they want to punish Saudi…

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senators move to act against Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the U.S. response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi…

WASHINGTON | Trump officials face frustrated senators on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON — Senators who have grown increasingly uneasy with the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia after…

WASHINGTON | McConnell: US must respond to ‘abhorrent’ Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON  — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says “some kind of response” is needed from the…