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{FD} UAE stops issuing visas for North Korean laborers

The United Arab Emirates says it will stop issuing new visas to North Korean laborers, becoming the latest Gulf country to cut back on ties to Pyongyang amid tensions between North Korea and the U.S. The announcement by the UAE Foreign Ministry on Thur… Continue reading

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{FD} AP News Guide: What to know about the Qatar crisis

The U.S. military says it has halted some military exercises with Gulf countries over the ongoing diplomatic crisis targeting Qatar. Continue reading

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{FD} Rabbis say Bahrain king wants Arab boycott of Israel to end

Hosting a Los Angeles event with the son of Bahrain’s king, two prominent U.S. rabbis let something slip out: the island nation’s ruler thinks the longtime boycott of Israel by Arab countries should end. Continue reading

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{FD} Kuwait to expel North Korean ambassador, other diplomats

Kuwait says it will expel North Korea’s ambassador and four other diplomats. Continue reading

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{FD} Qatar diplomatic crisis engulfs a major US military base

Qatar’s emir is persona non grata to four U.S.-allied Arab states that accuse his wealthy Gulf nation of sponsoring extremists, but he recently received a warm welcome at the sprawling military base his troops share with thousands of American soldiers. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqi Shiite cleric’s Saudi, UAE trips show Gulf realpolitik

An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers’ deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to have ties to Iran, has two new stamps in his passport — from the two fiercest Sunni critics of Tehran in the Gulf. Continue reading

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{FD} Dubai billionaire seeks to sell Trump-branded villas abroad

During recent trips to Croatia and Malta, a Dubai-based billionaire and business partner of the Trump Organization looked more like a head of state himself — mingling with government dignitaries, receiving a presidential reception and visiting the glittering Mediterranean Sea. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands of North Korean laborers in US-allied Gulf nations

As pressure over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program grows, America’s most valued Arab allies host thousands of its laborers, whose wages help Pyongyang evade sanctions and build the missiles now threatening the U.S. and its Asian partners, officials… Continue reading

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{FD} US quietly publishes once-expunged papers on 1953 Iran coup

Once expunged from its official history, documents outlining the U.S.-backed 1953 coup in Iran have been quietly published by the State Department, offering a new glimpse at an operation that ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution … Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Organization ended Qatar push 6 days after swearing in

The Trump Organization dissolved subsidiaries created to pursue business opportunities in Qatar six days after Donald Trump was inaugurated as America’s 45th president, according to a new financial disclosure form filed on his behalf. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Analysis: Qatar crisis exposes a long Gulf family fight

Gulf Arab nations often get considered one giant family, as many ruling tribes intermarried and have long ties stretching back to the days before oil turned dusty fishing villages into skyscraper-studded metropolises. Continue reading

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{FD} Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations

Qatar’s foreign minister says Kuwait is trying to mediate and solve a diplomatic crisis that has seen Arab nations cut off diplomatic ties. Continue reading

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{FD} Arab nations cut ties with Qatar in new Mideast crisis

Bahrain says it is cutting diplomatic ties to Qatar amid a deepening rift between Gulf Arab nations. Continue reading

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{FD} Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric’s town: 5 killed, 286 arrested

Bahraini police raid on the hometown of a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation has left at least five demonstrators dead and 286 people arrested in an assault in which officers fired tear gas and shotguns at protesters. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Explains: Voting, governance and clerical power in Iran

Iranians vote Friday for the next president of the Islamic Republic, but how does that elected leader fit into the country’s clerically managed government that approves candidates ultimately overseen by its supreme leader? Continue reading

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{FD} Saudis paid for US veteran trips against 9/11 lawsuit law

A Saudi-funded lobbying campaign involving U.S. military veterans that targeted a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue the Middle Eastern country in U.S. courts saw some organizers disclose their activities late or vaguely, stymieing publ… Continue reading

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