Latest United Arab Emirates News

Rahm shoots 66, makes best start of Race to Dubai contenders

Nov. 21, 2019 8:04 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jon Rahm made the best start of the five players still in the running for the Race to Dubai title, shooting 6-under 66 to be three strokes off the first-round lead at the season-ending World Tour Championship on Thursday. Mike Lorenzo-Vera led the tournament after a...

Activists: Iran conservationists get prison time amid unrest

Nov. 21, 2019 7:23 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Six conservationists working to save the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah have been sentenced to prison on internationally criticized espionage charges in Iran, activists said Thursday, even as protests and unrest continue in parts of the country amid a...

Iran blames deadly unrest on outsiders, including US

Nov. 20, 2019 1:04 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As a cold rain fell on a suburb of Iran’s capital on Wednesday, women swallowed by black chadors and men in green military-style jackets walked alongside the flag-draped coffin of a Revolutionary Guard member, one of over 100 people reported to be killed in...

Emirates opts for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in revised deal

Nov. 20, 2019 6:37 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East’s biggest carrier, the Dubai-based Emirates, announced on Wednesday a firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $8.8 billion. The order, however, does not represent additional spending by Emirates because it replaces a previous...

Dubai’s carrier Emirates announces firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in deal valued at $8.8 billion.

Nov. 20, 2019 2:40 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s carrier Emirates announces firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in deal valued at $8.8 billion.

US Navy carrier transits Strait of Hormuz after deployment

Nov. 20, 2019 1:40 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier ordered by the White House to rapidly deploy to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran has transited the Strait of Hormuz for the first time since its deployment. The U.S. Navy says the USS Abraham Lincoln transited the strait on Tuesday,...

Amnesty: At least 106 dead in protests, which Iran disputes

Nov. 20, 2019 12:31 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days of protests over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across Iran, Amnesty International said Tuesday, adding that the real figure may be much higher. Iran’s government has not released a toll of those...

Lowry looks to end best season of career as Europe’s No 1

Nov. 19, 2019 1:25 PM EST

Shane Lowry started 2019 by ending a 3½-year wait for a victory. In the middle of the year came his first major title, at the British Open in Royal Portrush. How about the Irishman finishing the best season of his career by being crowned Europe’s No. 1 golfer for the first time? “I'll be able...

Boeing’s grounded 737 Max scores 2nd order at Dubai Airshow

Nov. 19, 2019 11:29 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing’s 737 Max jet got another boost at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday, this time with an order from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier as the Chicago-based company works to try and win U.S. regulatory approval to get the airplane back in the sky by...

The Latest: Rights group: Over 100 killed in Iran protests

Nov. 19, 2019 11:19 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on protests in Iran (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Amnesty International, citing “credible reports,” says it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over government-set gasoline prices rising. Amnesty made the...