- Yemeni officials say drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida leaders Updated: Apr-26-16 1:24 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Yemeni security and tribal officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike killed three prominent al-Qaida leaders overnight in a southern coastal town.
- Head of the CIA arrives in Bosnia for anti-terrorism talks Updated: Apr-22-16 7:31 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Bosnia government officials said Friday that U.S. intelligence director John Brennan had arrived in Sarajevo on an unannounced visit to meet anti-terrorism officials.
- 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.
- The Latest: White House touts security agreements in Gulf Updated: Apr-21-16 10:57 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The Latest on President Barack Obama's meeting with top officials from six Arab nations in Saudi Arabia. (all times local):
- 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.
- In Saudi visit, Obama faces 'curveball' in ties with kingdom Updated: Apr-19-16 11:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - When President Barack Obama arrives in the Saudi capital on Wednesday, he'll face an increasingly assertive leadership still heavily dependent on U.S. weapons and military might that nonetheless has little trust in him and essentially believes it's been thrown a curveball.
- Yemeni rebels hold Jew over smuggling out old Torah scroll Updated: Apr-19-16 8:55 am
SANAA, Yemen - Yemeni security officials say a member of the country's Jewish minority has been detained over allegations he helped smuggle an 800-year-old scroll to Israel.
- US frees 9 Guantanamo prisoners, sends them to Saudi Arabia Updated: Apr-16-16 4:47 pm
MIAMI - The U.S. has released nine more prisoners from its base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and sent them to Saudi Arabia for resettlement, officials said Saturday.
- UN envoy says peace in Yemen has never been so close Updated: Apr-15-16 6:50 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. special envoy for Yemen who will be leading peace talks next week between the government and Shiite rebels said Friday that peace has never been as close as it is today.
- Islamic leaders pledge to combat terrorism, sectarianism Updated: Apr-15-16 3:32 pm
ISTANBUL - A two-day summit bringing together leaders of the Islamic world concluded in the Turkish city of Istanbul with a pledge to combat terrorism and overcome sectarian divide.
- Spokesman says Saudi-led force will commit to Yemen truce Updated: Apr-08-16 3:31 pm
CAIRO - The Saudi-led coalition behind a year-long military campaign against Yemen's Shiite rebels is ready to commit to a cease-fire as long as the rebels abide by a U.N. Security Council resolution that calls for their pullout from Yemeni cities, the alliance's spokesman said Friday.
- 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.
- Yemeni arts festival features photos by former US hostage Updated: Apr-05-16 12:10 pm
NEW YORK - A Yemeni arts festival in New York is featuring photographs by a U.S. journalist killed by al-Qaeda in Yemen in 2014.
- 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.
- Obama acknowledges civilian deaths by US drones Updated: Apr-01-16 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that "civilians were killed that shouldn't have been" in past U.S. drone strikes, but said the administration is now "very cautious" about striking where women or children are present.
- An infant's 5-month life points to hunger's spread in Yemen Updated: Mar-29-16 11:52 pm
HAZYAZ, Yemen - The baby was born in war, even as planes blasted his village in Yemen. Five months later, Udai Faisal died from war: His skeletal body broke down under the ravages of malnutrition, his limbs like twigs, his cheeks sunken, his eyes dry.