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3 former US officials charged in UAE hacking scheme

Sep. 14, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement that the Justice Department described...

Turkey aims to improve ties with Egypt, UAE

Sep. 07, 2021 06:19 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey continued on Tuesday to reach out to regional rivals Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in a renewed bid to mend frayed ties that have stoked regional tensions. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country was taking “positive...

UAE announces plan to invest in economy, liberalize laws

Sep. 05, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates announced on Sunday a major plan to stimulate its economy and liberalize stringent residency rules for foreigners, as the country seeks to overhaul its finances and attract visitors and investment. The...

The Latest: Kabul kids rush to school hours after US departs

Aug. 30, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — Even as the U.S. and its NATO allies left Afghanistan, some of the gains of the last 20 years were on display as boys and girls rushed to school early Tuesday. Masooda was hurrying to get to her fifth grade class at a private school. “I’m not...

Afghan president latest leader on the run to turn up in UAE

Aug. 19, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Afghanistan’s president, driven out by the Taliban, is the latest leader on the run to turn up in the United Arab Emirates. Others who found refuge here include Spain’s disgraced former king and two Thai prime ministers. In nearby...

The Latest: Food agency warns of hunger in Afghan conflict

Aug. 18, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — UNITED NATIONS — The head of the U.N. food agency in Afghanistan says a humanitarian crisis is unfolding with 14 million people facing severe hunger following the Taliban takeover of the country. Mary Ellen McGroarty, the World Food...

The Latest: Australia flies out 26 from Kabul, plans more

Aug. 17, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — CANBERRA, Australia — Australia had evacuated the first 26 people, including Australian and Afghan citizens, from Kabul since the Taliban overran the Afghan capital, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. An Air Force...

Secretive Israel-UAE oil deal endangers prized Eilat corals

Aug. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

EILAT, Israel (AP) — The Red Sea reefs off the Israeli resort of Eilat host some of the greatest coral diversity on the planet. A symphony in splendid technicolor, the reefs are among the world’s most resilient coral colonies against warming seas. They have also...

US, UK and Israel blame Iran for ship attack; Tehran denies

Aug. 01, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States and the United Kingdom joined Israel on Sunday in alleging Iran carried out a fatal drone strike on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, putting further pressure on Tehran as it denied being involved in the assault. ...

Emirati energy minister says OPEC, allied countries reach 'full agreement' after earlier dispute that roiled oil prices

Jul. 18, 2021 07:42 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati energy minister says OPEC, allied countries reach 'full agreement' after earlier dispute that roiled oil prices.