• A man makes enquires regarding the opening of the closed Turkish border crossing with Syria, on the outskirts of the town of Kilis, in southeastern Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Turkey is facing mounting pressure to open its border as tens of thousands of Syrian fleeing a government onslaught and intense Russian airstrikes arrived at the frontier. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees

    KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has reached the end of its “capacity to absorb” refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught.

  • Danny Willett of England holds the trophy after he won the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Willett wins Dubai Desert Classic with birdie putt on 18th

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Danny Willett withstood the pressure and made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic title by one shot on Sunday.

  • Somali official: Bomb blew hole in passenger jet

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber is suspected to have set off the explosive that blew a hole in a jetliner, sucked the man out of the plane and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Saturday.

  • Emirates Equestrian Federation suspends 5 endurance riders

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Emirates Equestrian Federation has suspended five endurance riders and temporarily postponed endurance races in the United Arab Emirates until the middle of next week in a pledge to improve the welfare of horses.

  • Ernie Els of South Africa tees off on the 9th hole during 2nd round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Els moves into contention in Dubai; McIlroy just makes cut

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ernie Els surged into contention Friday at the Dubai Desert Classic, while Rory McIlroy struggled just to make the cut.

  • Daallo Airlines CEO Mohammed Ibrahim Yassin speaks to The Associated Press at the carrier's office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The head of the airline whose jetliner was damaged in an explosion shortly after takeoff from Somalia said Thursday that investigators have found what appears to be residue from explosives, though he cautioned that the findings were inconclusive. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck)

    Airline CEO: Explosive residue found in Somalia incident

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the airline whose jetliner was damaged in an explosion shortly after takeoff from Somalia said Thursday that investigators have found what appears to be residue from explosives, though he cautioned that the findings were inconclusive.

  • Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland  tees off on the 11th hole during 1st round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    McIlroy shoots 4-under 68 in 1st round in Dubai

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy started the defense of his Dubai Desert Classic title with a bogey but battled back to post a 4-under 68 on Thursday, leaving him two shots off the lead.

  • Dave Renwick, top Scottish caddie, dies of cancer at 62

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dave Renwick, the Scottish caddie who worked for three major champions and was on the bag for Vijay Singh’s greatest season, has died of stomach cancer. He was 62.

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland answers questions at a press conference following his semifinal loss to to Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Roger Federer has knee surgery, will skip 2 tournaments

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer has had knee surgery and will miss tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month.