Latest United Arab Emirates News

78 countries at Swiss conference agree Ukraine's territorial integrity must be basis of any peace

Jun. 16, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Nearly 80 countries called Sunday for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war, though some key developing nations at a Swiss conference did not join in. The way forward for diplomacy remains...

The US fines Middle Eastern airline Emirates $1.8 million for flights that passed too low over Iraq

Jun. 13, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department said Thursday that it fined Middle Eastern airline Emirates $1.8 million for flights in regions off-limits to U.S. airlines while it allowed JetBlue Airways to sell seats on the planes. The fine involves a “significant number” of...

Emirati authorities say an ex-Royal Marine arrested in Dubai over spying suspicion has been cleared

Jun. 07, 2024 03:49 AM EDT

A former Royal Marine who was arrested in Dubai on suspicion of spying has been cleared and is free to leave the country, authorities in the United Arab Emirates said Friday. U.K. media reported this week that Matthew Croucher, who won one of Britain’s highest bravery honors for...

Emirati leader meets with Taliban official facing $10 million US bounty over attacks

Jun. 05, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The leader of the United Arab Emirates met with an official in the Taliban government still wanted by the United States on an up-to $10 million bounty over his involvement in an attack that killed an American citizen and other assaults. The...

Tens of billions of dollars in gold flows illegally out of Africa each year, a new report says

May. 30, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Billons of dollars in gold is smuggled out of Africa each year and most of it ends up in the United Arab Emirates, where it is refined and sold to customers around the world, according to a report published Thursday. Over $30 billion worth of gold, or more...

Xi pledges more Gaza aid and talks trade at summit with Arab leaders

May. 30, 2024 06:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated calls for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and promised more humanitarian aid for people in Gaza as he opened a summit with leaders of Arab states Thursday in Beijing. “Since last October, the...

Dave Chappelle says there's a 'genocide' in the Gaza Strip as Israel-Hamas war rages on there

May. 23, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American comedian Dave Chappelle said Thursday a “genocide” is striking the Gaza Strip amid the Israel-Hamas war to cheers during his performance in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, while urging Americans to fight antisemitism so Jews don’t...

Pakistan says United Arab Emirates to invest $10 billion in Pakistan

May. 23, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government said Thursday that the United Arab Emirates committed to investing up to $10 billion in Pakistan during a meeting in the UAE capital between that country's president and the Pakistani prime minister. The office of Pakistani Prime Minister...

Abu Dhabi, once an untapped desert city, sees its first brewery open as UAE relaxes its alcohol laws

May. 22, 2024 06:49 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In 2018, Chad McGehee opened Side Hustle Brews and Spirits, an Abu Dhabi-branded brewery and distillery with funky camels on its cans and playful names familiar to anyone living in the United Arab Emirates. The only problem was it was illegal...

Former Trump adviser and ambassadors met with Netanyahu as Gaza war strains US-Israel ties

May. 21, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser Robert O’Brien on Tuesday said he and two U.S. ambassadors who served in the Trump administration met with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials from the country. John Rakolta, who served under Trump as...