• Makarova beats Cibulkova, advances to 3rd round in Dubai

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova and third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova both lost their opening matches at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday.

    Updated: 10:58 am

  • A broader Israel-Arab deal _ rare opportunity or diversion?

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have pledged to seize what they believe is an opportunity for an ambitious Israeli-Arab peace deal. The premise is that Sunni Arab countries — pushed closer to Israel and the U.S. by the fear of regional rival Iran and its nuclear ambitions — can play an active role in future negotiations, perhaps nudging the Palestinians toward a deal they might otherwise reject. A rare opening or wishful thinking? Here’s a look.

  • Clarification: Trump-Iranian Exiles story

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Feb. 5 story by The Associated Press on contacts between people associated with the Trump administration and the Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, known as the MEK, stated as fact long-standing accusations against the group, including its alleged responsibility for the killing of Americans in the 1970s.

  • Trump sons Eric, Donald Jr. to attend ‘closed’ Dubai event

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump’s two sons in charge of his global business empire will attend a closed-door event this coming weekend to mark the opening of the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, organizers said Wednesday.