Latest United Arab Emirates News

Protests strike Iran cities over gasoline prices rising

Nov. 15, 2019 9:03 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protests struck several Iranian cities early Saturday over the government cutting back on gasoline subsidies and increasing costs by 50%, demonstrations ranging from people abandoning their cars in traffic to trying to attack an oil depot in one city. The demonstrations,...

UAE says soldier killed in Saudi Arabia near Yemen border

Nov. 13, 2019 3:12 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday that one of its soldiers was killed in an area of Saudi Arabia on the border with Yemen. The UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported the corporal was killed in the Najran region, which is on the Saudi-Yemen border, but did not specify how...

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect peace talks

Nov. 13, 2019 12:51 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels are holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end the devastating five-year war in Yemen, officials from both sides have told The Associated Press. The negotiations are taking place with Oman, a Gulf Arab country that borders both...

Van Rooyen faces a crucial stretch at end of European season

Nov. 12, 2019 6:33 PM EST

Erik Van Rooyen's travels in golf have taken him places he wasn't expecting without ever losing sight of the big picture. He wants to be among the elite in golf, and the next month could be a big step. Even with a poor tee shot at the wrong time — the first hole of a six-man playoff — Van Rooyen's...

Golf Glance

Nov. 12, 2019 9:29 AM EST

PGA TOUR MAYAKOBA GOLF CLASSIC Site: Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Course: El Camaleon GC. Yardage: 6,987. Par: 71. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m. (Golf Channel). Purse: $7.2 million. Winner's share: $1,296,000. Defending champion: Matt Kuchar. FedEx Cup leader: Lanto...

New US envoy to UAE stresses deescalation in Persian Gulf

Nov. 11, 2019 11:06 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Washington's new ambassador to the United Arab Emirates says the U.S. is working closely with its regional allies to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf after a spate of attacks on energy targets blamed on Iran. Ambassador John Rakolta told The Associated Press:...

Israel says Expo 2020 in Dubai is a bridge to Arab world

Nov. 11, 2019 11:42 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's newly appointed commissioner to Expo 2020 said Monday that next year's world fair in Dubai offers the country a unique opportunity to present a fresh face to the Arab world, just as Israel is growing closer to the United Arab Emirates and other Arab Gulf states. Elazar Cohen...

Iran calls ex-FBI agent's case a 'missing person' file

Nov. 10, 2019 10:36 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Sunday said an open Revolutionary Court case involving an ex-FBI agent who disappeared there in 2007 on an unauthorized CIA mission "was a missing person" filing, not a sign that the man was being prosecuted. Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi's comments...

Saudi Aramco takes another step toward 1st public offering

Nov. 10, 2019 4:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant Aramco released a lengthy document late Saturday that lays the ground for investors to buy into the world's most profitable company, but it remains unknown how much is on offer. In its preliminary prospectus, Aramco revealed that it...

Iran says case open on ex-FBI agent missing there on CIA job

Nov. 9, 2019 7:58 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran is acknowledging for the first time it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court over the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an unauthorized CIA mission to the country, renewing questions over what happened to him. In a filing to the United Nations,...