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/ Sep 4, 2018

Judo event in Abu Dhabi reinstated after promises to Israel

A judo competition in the United Arab Emirates has been reinstated after organizers promised equal treatment to Israeli athletes. In July, the International Judo Federation suspended the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and an event in Tunisia from its schedule . Now, the judo body says ...

Japan advances to final against South Korea

Aug 30, 2018

Japan advances to final against South Korea

Japan made it to the Asian Games men's soccer final for the first time since winning in 2010 with a 1-0 semifinal victory over United Arab Emirates on Wednesday night. In Sunday's final, Japan will play South Korea, after the defending champion beat Vietnam 3-1 ...

/ Dec 7, 2017

UAE launches program to send astronauts into space

Dubai's ruler on Wednesday launched the United Arab Emirates' first space program aimed at sending four Emirati astronauts to the International Space Station within five years. "On this day, a new chapter in our history begins with the launch of the first UAE Astronaut Program," ...

Shiotani embracing challenge of move to Al Ain

/ Jun 16, 2017

Shiotani embracing challenge of move to Al Ain

Defender Tsukasa Shiotani said Friday he is relishing the prospect of testing himself in the United Arab Emirates after securing a move to Al Ain from struggling Sanfrecce Hiroshima. The 28-year-old Shiotani, who has signed a two-year deal with the 2003 Asian Champions League winner, ...

/ Jun 15, 2017

Defender Shiotani headed to UAE's Al Ain

Sanfrecce Hiroshima defender Tsukasa Shiotani will join United Arab Emirates powerhouse Al Ain, the J. League team announced Thursday. Capped twice at the senior international level, the 28-year-old, who was one of three overage players on the Japan squad at last summer's Rio Olympics, joins ...