- Bahrain sentences 8 to life in prison on terrorism charges Updated: Apr-28-16 7:53 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A court in Bahrain has sentenced eight people to life in prison on various terrorism-related charges connected to protests by the country's majority Shiites demanding greater rights from the tiny-island nation's Sunni-led monarchy.
- AP Exclusive: US Navy accuses Gulf commander of misconduct Updated: Apr-21-16 4:07 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A U.S. Navy officer relieved of commanding a Persian Gulf patrol ship allegedly failed to maintain equipment to the point of exposing "his crew to unnecessary risk," interfered with an inquiry into his actions and once slept drunk on a bench at a Dubai port, according to a naval investigation.
- In Saudi visit, Obama works to calm Gulf tensions with US Updated: Apr-21-16 3:09 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Barack Obama strained to ease tensions with Persian Gulf allies Thursday, pledging U.S. help in confronting Iran and other security threats. Yet he failed to win the commitments he sought to boost economic aid to Iraq.
- Obama pushes Saudis, Gulf allies to step up Iraq aid Updated: Apr-20-16 3:31 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - With fresh friction wearing on an old alliance, President Barack Obama pressed Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf nations on Wednesday to step up efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and help rebuild war-torn Iraq.
- Protesters acquitted of blockading London arms fair Updated: Apr-18-16 12:39 pm
LONDON - A British judge has acquitted eight protesters who blockaded the entrance to an arms fair, accepting their argument that they acted to stop illegal weapons trading.
- F1 returns to old qualifying format, starting at Chinese GP Updated: Apr-11-16 12:39 pm
PARIS - Formula One's governing body has officially approved a move back to last year's qualifying format for this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix after the new system proved widely unpopular.
- In Bahrain, Kerry treads carefully on human rights Updated: Apr-07-16 11:12 am
MANAMA, Bahrain - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry dealt delicately on Thursday with concerns about persistent human rights abuses in Bahrain, stressing America's close military ties to one of several Persian Gulf countries with which it wants to enhance cooperation on fighting the Islamic State and containing Iran.
- Kerry breaks record for miles traveled by secretary of state Updated: Apr-06-16 3:01 pm
MANAMA, Bahrain - John Kerry is now the most traveled secretary of state in U.S. history, breaking the record as he arrived in the Middle East kingdom of Bahrain on Wednesday.
- Global military spending nearly $1.7T amid Mideast conflicts Updated: Apr-05-16 10:22 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Global military spending rose in 2015 to nearly $1.7 trillion, the first increase in several years, driven by conflicts including the battle against the Islamic State group, the Saudi-led war in Yemen and fears about Iran, a report released Tuesday shows.
- Rosberg wins Bahrain GP, Hamilton 3rd after collision Updated: Apr-03-16 2:37 pm
SAKHIR, Bahrain - Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg became the eighth man in Formula One history to win five consecutive races with a victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, and will now aim to do what all the other seven did: Go on to capture the championship title.
- Force India deputy says no fear over F1 team's future Updated: Apr-02-16 6:30 am
SAKHIR, Bahrain - Force India's deputy team principal Bob Fernley says there are no concerns about the future of the Formula One team despite the legal and financial troubles surrounding co-owners Vijay Mallya and Roy Sahara.
- Ecclestone says talks on for F1 race in Las Vegas Updated: Apr-01-16 10:22 am
SAKHIR, Bahrain - Formula One's commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone says he's in discussions about bringing a grand prix to Las Vegas.
- F1 qualifying system adds fuel to drivers' anger Updated: Mar-31-16 2:04 pm
MANAMA, Bahrain - Formula One drivers have expressed their frustration with the retention of the much-criticized rolling elimination format of qualifying for this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, saying it is a clear example of the poor decision making in the sport which prompted them to write a joint letter demanding an overhaul of F1's administration.
- Fernando Alonso ruled out of Bahrain Grand Prix Updated: Mar-31-16 12:51 pm
MANAMA, Bahrain - McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will miss this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, and possibly the following race in China, as a result of broken ribs and other injuries sustained during a crash in the season opener earlier this month.