• Tillerson travels to Iraq, hours after visiting Afghanistan

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made an unannounced trip to Iraq on Monday just hours after returning from a similar surprise visit to Afghanistan, meeting the top political leaders in each of the embattled countries.

    Updated: 11:20 am

  • Tillerson’s Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he’ll hope to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for a generation: sealing a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring Iran.

  • FIFA probe: Al-Khelaifi confirms his presence in Switzerland

    PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says he will go to Switzerland next Wednesday to answer questions from Swiss prosecutors investigating the suspected bribery of a top FIFA executive for World Cup broadcasting rights.

  • Iceland prepared for World Cup debut with 2 games in Qatar

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland will play two friendlies in Qatar for its first preparation games since advancing to play at next year’s World Cup.

  • Calls for exiled player to go to WCup stirs storm in Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — Soon after Egypt qualified for its first World Cup since 1990, a hashtag began trending on social media: “Aboutrika to the World Cup.”