Mabkhout lifts UAE to third-place finish in Asian Cup

Jan 30, 2015

Mabkhout lifts UAE to third-place finish in Asian Cup

Ali Mabkhout put one hand on the Asian Cup top-scorer award on Friday as the United Arab Emirates came from behind to beat 10-man Iraq 3-2 in a rollercoaster third-place playoff. The Al Jazira marksman took his tally for the competition to five with ...

| Jan 24, 2015

UAE to host 2019 Asian Cup: sources

The 2019 Asian Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates, sources have told Kyodo News. The United Arab Emirates would host Asia’s flagship competition for a second time, the first since 1996. An official announcement by the Asian Football Confederation is set ...

American man arrested in Emirates over photo

Nov 4, 2014

American man arrested in Emirates over photo

A 70-year-old American man who came to the United Arab Emirates to speak at a conference on creative thinking was arrested last month for taking a photograph of a subject deemed off-limits by authorities, his daughter and a friend said Monday. Robert Alan Black ...

Sep 25, 2014

U.S.-led airstrikes target IS oil refineries in Syria

The United States, joined by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, resumed bombing raids against Islamic State jihadists in Syria on Wednesday, with warplanes targeting oil refineries held by the group, the Pentagon said. The U.S.-led airstrikes for the first time hit oil ...

Dubai pushes ahead with world's biggest airport plan

Sep 9, 2014

Dubai pushes ahead with world's biggest airport plan

Dubai’s ruler has endorsed a $32 billion expansion plan for the city’s second airport that aims to make it the world’s biggest, the emirate’s airport operator said Monday in the latest sign that the Middle East’s brash commercial hub is determined to move on ...

Etihad Airways launches luxury A380 'residence' suites in the sky

May 5, 2014

Etihad Airways launches luxury A380 'residence' suites in the sky

Talk about some serious legroom. Etihad Airways, a fast-growing Mideast carrier, laid out plans Sunday to offer passengers who find first-class seats a bit too tight a miniature suite featuring a closed-off bedroom, private bathroom and a dedicated butler. It’s just the latest push ...

Emirates President Khalifa suffers stroke, has surgery

Jan 27, 2014

Emirates President Khalifa suffers stroke, has surgery

The president of the United Arab Emirates has undergone emergency surgery after having a stroke and is in stable condition, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs said Saturday. Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan suffered the stroke Friday morning, according to a ministry statement released ...