Latest United Arab Emirates News

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

Apr. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran began enriching uranium Friday to its highest-ever purity, edging close to weapons-grade levels, as it attempts to pressure negotiators in Vienna amid talks on restoring its nuclear deal with world powers after an attack on its main enrichment site. ...

Mideast's largest mall operator to expand amid vaccine hopes

Apr. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest operator of malls expects revenue and earnings to climb back to pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year and is moving full steam ahead with plans to develop its biggest mall ever. In a wide-ranging...

Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

Apr. 15, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates played a role in getting longtime Asian rivals India and Pakistan to agree to a cease-fire amid tensions over the disputed region of Kashmir, the Emirati ambassador to Washington said. The comments by Yousef...

Report: Dubai 'jetman' didn't deploy chute in fatal crash

Apr. 15, 2021 04:18 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Dubai's famed “jetman” pilots killed in a crash in November failed to deploy the emergency parachute attached to the winged engines strapped to his back, an investigative report released Thursday found. Investigators from...

Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at'

Apr. 15, 2021 03:48 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed initial offers at talks in Vienna to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal as “not worth looking at,” attempting to pressure world powers after an attack on the country's main nuclear enrichment site. ...

Iran's supreme leader says offers being made at Vienna talks over nuclear deal 'are not worth looking at'

Apr. 14, 2021 11:36 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says offers being made at Vienna talks over nuclear deal 'are not worth looking at.'

UAE sets new ambitious timeline for launch of moon rover

Apr. 14, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ space center announced Wednesday a more ambitious timeline for sending its first rover to the moon. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center said it is partnering with Japan’s ispace company to send a rover to...

Iran's president says saboteurs tried to 'empty our hands' in nuclear talks; 60% enrichment 'an answer to your evilness'

Apr. 14, 2021 02:44 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president says saboteurs tried to 'empty our hands' in nuclear talks; 60% enrichment 'an answer to your evilness.'

Iran says it will enrich uranium to 60%, highest level ever

Apr. 13, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran will begin enriching uranium up to 60% purity after an attack on its Natanz nuclear facility, a negotiator said Tuesday, pushing its program to higher levels than ever before though still remaining short of weapons-grade. The...

Analysis: Iran's powerful Guard faces scrutiny after attacks

Apr. 13, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The recent sabotage at Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facility is just the latest setback for the country's Revolutionary Guard, though the paramilitary force is rarely publicly criticized due to its power. But with some of its...