UAE says army frees British hostage held in Yemen

Aug 23, 2015

UAE says army frees British hostage held in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage held by al-Qaida in Yemen who had been kidnapped 18 months ago while working as a petroleum engineer in the war-torn country. A statement carried by the UAE’s official WAM news ...

Aug 11, 2015

Woman drowns in Dubai after father blocks rescue to save 'honor'

A young woman drowned after her father allegedly prevented Dubai lifeguards from coming to her rescue because that would “dishonor” her, Emirati news media reported Monday. Emirates 24/7 reported that Dubai police arrested the unnamed man. When two lifeguards tried to help the drowning ...

Mar 10, 2015

UAE to host 2019 Asian Cup

The Asian Football Confederation selected the United Arab Emirates over a bid from Iran to host the 2019 continental champions at its meeting Monday in Manama. The Asian Cup, which was hosted and won by Australia in January, will be expanded from 16 to ...

Feb 6, 2015

U.S. moves rescue assets to Iraq in fight against Islamic State

The United States has sent search and rescue assets to northern Iraq in recent days, bolstering its ability to recover coalition personnel in the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The deployments follow a ...

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 ...