Sep 15, 2014

Syrian opposition to reorganize forces

The head of the main Western-backed Syrian opposition movement was in the United Arab Emirates Sunday seeking support for the group’s war-battered rebel fighters, which he said will be reorganized to fight better. The Free Syrian Army has been marred by defections and divisions. ...

Egypt, UAE carried out Tripoli air strikes: U.S. officials

Aug 26, 2014

Egypt, UAE carried out Tripoli air strikes: U.S. officials

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for carrying out two series of airstrikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials said the two Arab countries used aircraft based in Egypt. Earlier The ...

Jul 8, 2014

Mitsubishi and MHI to acquire stake in UAE water firm

Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have announced they have entered into an agreement with a water firm in the United Arab Emirates to acquire a 38.4 percent share in its water and wastewater projects. The joint statement Monday did not disclose how much ...

Apr 4, 2014

Lower House stamps nuclear pacts with Turkey, UAE

The House of Representatives on Friday approved bilateral pacts that authorize the export of Japanese nuclear power plants to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The Lower House approved the pacts by majority votes, backed by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and junior partner ...

Jan 21, 2014

UAE extends by 15 years rights to offshore oil field

Japan has secured the consent of the United Arab Emirates to extend oil rights for an offshore oil field for 15 years beyond their expiration in 2026, Japanese officials said. The agreement on the Upper Zakum Field, owned by one of the group companies ...

American held for seven months in Dubai for online parody

Nov 28, 2013

American held for seven months in Dubai for online parody

An American who works in the United Arab Emirates has been held in a maximum security prison for months after posting a parody video about youth culture in Dubai, a rights group and family attorney said Wednesday. Shezanne Cassim, 29, of Woodbury, Minnesota, was ...

Nov 24, 2013

Nuclear pacts with Turkey, UAE face delay

Civil nuclear accords agreed to with Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are increasingly unlikely to clear the Diet by the end of the extra session on Dec. 6 due to lack of deliberation time, people close to Diet affairs say. While the accords, ...