- A year's worth of rain in Qatar as floods hit Saudi Arabia Updated: Nov-25-15 8:06 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A year's worth of rain deluged parts of Qatar on Wednesday as seasonal storms moving through Saudi Arabia flooded streets in a city northwest of the capital, Riyadh.
- Muslim teen in clock incident says he misses Texas home Updated: Nov-24-15 7:27 pm
DALLAS - The Muslim teenager arrested after bringing his clock to a suburban Dallas school says he hopes to return to Texas one day.
- Coe defensive for Eugene getting 2021 worlds without bid Updated: Nov-24-15 6:38 pm
LONDON - IAAF President Sebastian Coe is on the defensive over his role in Eugene receiving the 2021 world athletics championships without a bidding process, insisting on Tuesday that a leaked email does not show he lobbied for the small Oregon city.
- Family of Muslim teen seeks $15M in clock incident Updated: Nov-23-15 11:39 pm
IRVING, Texas - Attorneys for a 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after the homemade clock he took to his Dallas-area school was mistaken for a possible bomb said Monday he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million.
- Russia 2018 World Cup CEO defends Mutko's reputation Updated: Nov-19-15 11:35 am
ZURICH - The reputation of Russia's 2018 World Cup organizing head is not at risk in the country's athletics doping scandal, the tournament CEO insisted on Thursday.
- FIFA bans leaders of Nepal, Laos federations in bribes case Updated: Nov-16-15 7:18 am
GENEVA - In yet another case of FIFA election bribery, the president of Nepal's soccer federation was banned for 10 years on Monday.
- Arab, South America leaders stress support for Palestinians Updated: Nov-11-15 1:51 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Arab and South American leaders found common ground in support for the Palestinians during a summit Wednesday aimed at strengthening ties between the two regions.
- IMF chief calls for reforms in Gulf amid low oil prices Updated: Nov-11-15 10:12 am
KUWAIT CITY - On a trip through a Gulf squeezed by low oil prices, the head of the International Monetary Fund repeatedly called on countries to cut back on subsidies, lower government spending and consider levying taxes.
- Arab, Latin American leaders in Saudi for joint summit Updated: Nov-10-15 4:09 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Heads of state from the Middle East and Latin America arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for a summit aimed at boosting trade and policy coordination between the two regions.
- The Latest: British minister: Jet likely downed by explosive Updated: Nov-09-15 1:47 pm
CAIRO - The latest on the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula over a week ago that killed all 224 people onboard. (All times local.)
- Grounded in Qatar, first lady to return to Washington Updated: Nov-05-15 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says Michelle Obama is heading home after being grounded by bad weather in the Middle East.
- Michelle Obama speaks on need for girls' education worldwide Updated: Nov-04-15 7:28 am
DOHA, Qatar - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday called on the world to fund and promote societal change to support girls' education.
- FIFA reform commission chair: Change more likely this time Updated: Nov-03-15 2:31 pm
NEW YORK - The chairman of the FIFA reform commission says he believes soccer's leaders are more likely to make real changes this time because of pressure caused by the governing body's legal troubles.
- Chinese title just the start for Guangzhou and Scolari Updated: Nov-02-15 12:28 am
DOHA, Qatar - For Luiz Felipe Scolari, beating coaching rival Sven Goran Eriksson to the Chinese Super League title on Saturday was just the first of three targets for 2015.
- VP Joe Biden apologizes to Olympic assembly for 'oversight' Updated: Oct-30-15 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON - Conspicuously absent the previous day, Vice President Joe Biden dropped in on a global Olympic meeting Friday and gave an impromptu plug for Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Games.
- Labor laws questioned after Indian maid loses arm in Saudi Updated: Oct-29-15 8:24 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Kasthuri Munirathinam, a 55-year-old mother of four from southern India, was plunged into debt after borrowing money to marry off her daughters. Like many before her, she was recruited through an agency and promised an opportunity to earn 1,000 Saudi riyals ($267) a month by working as a live-in maid in Saudi Arabia, the Arab region's largest economy where domestic help is in high demand.
- Blatter chastises FIFA ethics committee for banning him Updated: Oct-28-15 10:52 am
GENEVA - Taking a dictatorial approach to his role as FIFA president, Sepp Blatter lashed out at the ethics committee for being "against me" and criticized his 90-day ban as being "total nonsense."
- Qatar reforms residency rules for large foreign population Updated: Oct-28-15 4:51 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar has issued new legislation aimed at reforming residency policies for its large population of migrant workers, whose treatment in the energy-rich nation has come under scrutiny by human rights advocates.