May 12, 2016

Three sports journalists in Abu Dhabi convicted of slander

Three journalists who appeared on a Dubai television sports channel and criticized the network’s Abu Dhabi competitor have received three-month suspended prison sentences for slander, state-backed media reported. The state-run WAM news agency cited the office of Abu Dhabi’s public prosecutor in a report ...

Inpex to acquire interest in crude oil field in Abu Dhabi

Apr 27, 2015

Inpex to acquire interest in crude oil field in Abu Dhabi

Energy developer Inpex Corp. aims to acquire a 40-year interest in a crude oil field in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, for $1.1 billion, sources close to the matter said Monday. Inpex is likely to secure around 80,000 barrels a day, helping resource-poor ...

Mar 2, 2015

Killer of U.S. teacher in Abu Dhabi referred to court

An Emirati woman has been referred to court on charges of murdering one American in an Abu Dhabi mall and attempting to kill another at his home, officials said Sunday. Alaa Bader Abdullah is accused of stabbing to death teacher Ibolya Ryan, 47, in ...

Oct 6, 2014

UAE suprised at Biden suggestion it backed jihadists

The United Arab Emirates has expressed surprise after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden suggested the Gulf state had armed and financed jihadists in Syria, along with other regional powers. Biden’s remarks were “amazing and ignore the role of the Emirates in the fight against ...

Emirati royals dethrone Abramovich in mega-yacht race

Aug 13, 2013

Emirati royals dethrone Abramovich in mega-yacht race

The royal family of the United Arab Emirates has dethroned Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in the race to own the world’s biggest mega-yacht, an annual survey of the world’s 100 biggest yachts has shown in the magazine Yachts France. The 180-meter Azzam built for ...