Asian soccer leader Salman challenged by Abu Dhabi candidate

Sports 12/06/18, 16:49

Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman of Bahrain will face at least one challenger for re-election, though not an expected opponent from Saudi Arabia.The United Arab Emirates soccer federation says Mohamed Khalfan Al Romaithi announced his presidential run for the April 6 vote by Thursday's deadline.Al Romaithi is a member ...

U.S.: Iran violating UN arms export ban in Yemen, Afghanistan

Asia & Pacific 11/29/18, 19:23

The Trump administration on Thursday accused Iran of stepping up violations of a U.N. ban on arms exports by sending rockets and other weaponry to rebels in Afghanistan and Yemen. The new allegations come as the U.S. ramps up pressure on Iran to halt what it calls "malign activities" in the ...

Cavalli to grow design unit with luxury project in Bahrain

Europe 11/28/18, 12:13

The Roberto Cavalli fashion house is looking for future growth in the home decor and furniture sector, with a new project furnishing a luxury residential building in Bahrain.CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris said Wednesday that revenues from home furnishings sales have increased to 8 percent from 6 percent in 2016, when ...

FIFA asks Qatar emir about World Cup share with bitter foes

Soccer 10/31/18, 13:19

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has asked the emir of Qatar to consider co-hosting the next World Cup with nations that are attempting to isolate the tiny desert country in a bitter diplomatic dispute.Qatar has just eight stadiums to host 64 games over an already-congested 28-day window in 2022. Expanding the ...

US defense chief: killing of writer is threat to stability

Politics 10/26/18, 21:46

The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi "undermines regional stability" and the U.S. State Department plans to take further action in response to the killing, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday at an international conference in the Middle East.In remarks prepared for delivery, Mattis never mentioned Saudi Arabia directly in ...

Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $10B for Bahrain

World 10/04/18, 09:39

Bahrain said Thursday that Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged $10 billion to support the island kingdom, helping it avoid defaulting on loans as it tries to restructure its finances.Bahrain, though the first Arab nation in the Persian Gulf to strike oil, had faced the specter of ...

Update: Iran says US ally behind military parade attack

World 09/23/18, 03:25

The Latest on the fallout from Saturday's attack on a military parade in Iran (all times local):11 a.m.Iran's President Hassan Rouhani claims an unnamed U.S.-allied country supports the group that attacked a military parade on Saturday.Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, top center, reviews army troops marching during the 38th anniversary of ...

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