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A Dubai company’s staggering land deals in Africa raise fears about risks to Indigenous livelihoods

Apr. 07, 2024 03:06 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Matthew Walley's eyes sweep over the large forest that has sustained his Indigenous community in Liberia for generations. Even as the morning sun casts a golden hue over the canopy, a sense of unease lingers. Their use of the land is being threatened, and they have organized...

Haji Wright scores twice in extra time, US beats Jamaica 3-1 to reach CONCACAF Nations League final

Mar. 22, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Haji Wright was at an airport in England last weekend about to leave for Dubai during the international break when his phone rang. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter asked him to replace injured Josh Sargent on the American roster. “My whole family’s here. My...

Borse Dubai plans to sell part of stake in the Nasdaq in a deal potentially worth some $1.6 billion

Mar. 20, 2024 01:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai sovereign wealth fund that's the single-largest shareholder in the Nasdaq stock index plans to sell a third of its shares in the exchange, a deal potentially worth some $1.6 billion that saw the value of the firm fall in aftermarket trading Wednesday. ...

Soccer star Quincy Promes has reportedly been arrested in Dubai at the request of Dutch prosecutors

Mar. 13, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch soccer star Quincy Promes, who was convicted in absentia last month by an Amsterdam court of involvement in cocaine smuggling and sentenced to six years in prison, has reportedly been arrested by authorities in Dubai at the request of Dutch prosecutors who will...

US energy industry methane emissions are triple what government thinks, study finds

Mar. 13, 2024 12:02 PM EDT

American oil and natural gas wells, pipelines and compressors are spewing three times the amount of the potent heat-trapping gas methane as the government thinks, causing $9.3 billion in yearly climate damage, a new comprehensive study calculates. But because more than half of these...

Saudi oil giant Aramco reports a $121 billion profit last year, down from its 2022 record due to lower energy prices

Mar. 10, 2024 03:14 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi oil giant Aramco reports a $121 billion profit last year, down from its 2022 record due to lower energy prices.

Intense rainfall sweeps across Dubai and the wider United Arab Emirates, disrupting flights

Mar. 09, 2024 06:49 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Intense rainfall swept across Dubai and the wider United Arab Emirates on Saturday, causing localized flooding and disrupting flights at the world's busiest airport for international travel. Nearly 50 millimeters (2 inches) of rain fell in Dubai...

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways sees a $143 million profit in 2023 as passenger numbers rise

Mar. 06, 2024 05:35 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways announced Wednesday earning a $143 million profit last year, citing an increase in passengers as fueling the narrow profit. Though slim, it represents success for the long-troubled airline, which like other carriers...

John Kerry reflects on time as top US climate negotiator and 'major breakthrough' in climate talks

Mar. 04, 2024 07:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time was running out and U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry knew it. International climate talks in mid-December were stuck with no agreement to phase out oil, gas and coal, fossil fuels that are the root cause of global warming. The United Nations...

Rublev defaulted and defending champ Medvedev knocked out in Dubai semifinals

Mar. 01, 2024 13:30 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Andrey Rublev was defaulted from his semifinal at the Dubai Championships for yelling in the face of a line judge, allowing Alexander Bublik to advance to the final on Friday. Also, defending champion Daniil Medvedev was knocked out in the other...