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Turkish president in UAE to pay respects, deepening detente

May. 17, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Turkey's president visited the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday to pay respects to the federation's late ruler and congratulate his successor, deepening a rapprochement between the countries after a bitter rivalry in the wake of the 2011 Arab uprisings. ...

US vice president, top officials visit UAE to pay respects

May. 16, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris led a high-powered American delegation to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to pay respects to the federation's late ruler and meet with the newly ascended president. The trip marks the highest-level visit by...

World leaders descend on UAE to pay respects to late ruler

May. 15, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An array of presidents and prime ministers continued to descend on the United Arab Emirates Sunday from around the world to pay their respects to the federation's late ruler. They also came to praise his successor, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan — a vivid...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes UAE's president

May. 14, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rulers in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unanimously appointed Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the autocratic nation's president, signaling both unity and stability in this key energy-rich country that hosts Western militaries. ...

Rulers of United Arab Emirates formally select Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as country's new president

May. 14, 2022 05:26 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rulers of United Arab Emirates formally select Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as country's new president.

UAE's long-ailing leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed dies at 73

May. 13, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' long-ailing ruler and president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, died Friday, the government announced in a brief statement. He was 73. Sheikh Khalifa oversaw much of the country’s blistering economic growth and...

Today in History: May 5, Shepard is first American in space

May. 05, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 5, the 125th day of 2022. There are 240 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. became America’s first space traveler as he made a 15-minute...

Israeli FM accuses Hamas of orchestrating Jerusalem violence

Apr. 24, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister on Sunday accused the Hamas militant group of orchestrating recent unrest at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site, responding to criticism that Israeli police used heavy-handed tactics to quell the violence. Yair Lapid made the...

Dubai's DEWA utility goes public after raising $6B in IPO

Apr. 12, 2022 07:51 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s Water and Electricity Authority, known as DEWA, began trading for the first time on Tuesday, after raising just over $6 billion during its initial public offering, making it the second largest offering ever in the Middle East. While that...

Ramadan kicks off in much of Middle East amid soaring prices

Apr. 02, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Muslim holy month of Ramadan — when the faithful fast from dawn to dusk — began at sunrise Saturday in much of the Middle East, where Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sent energy and food prices soaring. The conflict cast a pall over Ramadan, when large...