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Space launch includes 1st flyer from United Arab Emirates

An American, a Russian and the first space flyer from the United Arab Emirates blasted off Wednesday on a mission to the International Space Station.


UAE’s ambitions backfire as it finds itself on front line of U.S.-Iran tensions

One of America’s staunchest allies in the Middle East and a driving force behind President Donald Trump’s hard-line approach to Iran is breaking ranks with Washington, calling into question how …


UAE and Iran hold rare talks in Tehran on maritime security

For the first time in six years, officials from Iran and the United Arab Emirates met in Tehran to discuss maritime security amid an increase in tensions in the Persian …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019

Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew

Iran’s state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil


US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker two days ago, leading the U.S. to …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Saudi Arabia says its oil pipeline was hit by drones

An oil pipeline that runs across Saudi Arabia was hit by drones, the Saudi energy minister said, as regional tensions flare just days after what the kingdom says was an …


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019

Tankers reported damaged off UAE on major oil trade route

Two Saudi oil tankers and a Norwegian-flagged vessel were damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a “sabotage” attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. While details …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Pope in historic UAE visit urges faith leaders to reject war

Pope Francis urged religious leaders Monday to work together to reject the “miserable crudeness” of war as he opened the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of …


Pope in UAE for historic trip after call for Yemen relief

Pope Francis has landed in Abu Dhabi on the first papal trip ever to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam.


Yemen demands Emirates shut down prisons where abuses rife

Yemen’s interior minister on Monday demanded the United Arab Emirates shut down or hand over secret prisons that the Associated Press reported are under the control of the UAE and …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018

U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving airline spat

The United States and the United Arab Emirates have signed a deal resolving a years-old spat over alleged unfair competition in the U.S. by Emirati national carriers.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017

Two-day Gulf summit ends within hours amid Qatar crisis

The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced it has formed a new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council – a move that could …


Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates’ $15.1B Boeing buy

Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show, a $15.1 billion deal certain to please U.S. President Donald …


Qatar says its hosting of World Cup ‘not up for discussion’

Qatar on Wednesday strongly criticized Emirati officials for questioning Doha’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament “is not up for discussion or negotiation” amid a …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

Cash crisis exposes rift within Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Yemen’s Central Bank says the Saudi-led coalition is “strangling” the economy by preventing planes from flying in newly minted cash, reflecting a struggle between the government and the United Arab …


Report: UAE behind hacking of Qatari media

WASHINGTON – The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext for the current …


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017

4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar early Monday morning, further deepening a rift among Gulf Arab nations over that country’s support for Islamist …


United Arab Emirates women’s player lives dream with Caps

When Fatima Al Ali first started playing hockey in the United Arab Emirates, she skated with young children half her size. “They were looking up at me like, `What is …


Skyscraper-filled Dubai burnishes arts scene with new opera

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Already filled with towering skyscrapers, Dubai will soon offer soaring arias inside a new opera house. The city-state is opening the Dubai Opera on Wednesday …


UAE warns against wearing traditional clothes abroad

The United Arab Emirates has warned its citizens to avoid wearing traditional garments when traveling abroad after an Emirati man was handcuffed in Ohio over terrorism fears.


Bin Laden sent videotapes. Islamic State runs a 24/7 news agency

Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden had to rely on video and audio messages recorded in remote hideouts and delivered to international television networks by supporters to claim responsibility for the …


Oman police say 18 killed, 16 injured in bus crash

A bus traveling through northwestern Oman’s desert crashed into a truck and a passing car later slammed into the wreckage early on Tuesday morning, killing at least 18 people and …


World views

Some of the pieces almost beg to be touched. Like the acrylic “Inside Out” by Shaikha Al Mazrou, which looks as if it could be crafted of ribbon. Or Khalid …


Big names, events follow money to Gulf nations

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – It was hardly a marquee moment in the history of world sports. Curious crowds on a Middle Eastern beach watched events that included horse riders …