Latest United Arab Emirates News

Fleetwood comes from 6 shots back to win playoff in Sun City

Nov. 17, 2019 9:34 AM EST

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood made three eagles and came from six shots behind going into the final round to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in a playoff on Sunday. Fleetwood beat Marcus Kinhult on the first extra hole at Sun City for a fifth European Tour victory and his first at the...

Dubai Airshow opens as big Gulf airlines slow down purchases

Nov. 17, 2019 9:13 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East’s biggest aviation event, the Dubai Airshow, opened Sunday without any major deals as flagship Gulf carriers rein back big-ticket purchases. This year’s lackluster start could be seen as a reflection of the various challenges facing the...

Yemen government delays return, officials blame separatists

Nov. 17, 2019 8:01 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized government was forced to delay its return to the port city of Aden, officials said Sunday, blaming southern separatists for stalling on the key point of a power-sharing deal signed early this month to end their infighting. Under the agreement...

Iran supreme leader warns ‘thugs’ amid gas price protests

Nov. 17, 2019 8:00 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices and called angry protesters who have been setting fire to public property over the hike “thugs,” signaling a potential crackdown on the demonstrations....

Saudi Aramco to sell 1.5% stake, valuing company up to $1.7T

Nov. 17, 2019 3:28 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Aramco announced Sunday it will sell a 1.5% stake in the company as it looks to raise as much as $25.6 billion from the sale. The newly released figures also revealed a valuation for the company that’s between $1.6...

Iranian state TV: Supreme leader backs fuel price hikes, calls those setting fire to public property ‘bandits’

Nov. 17, 2019 12:20 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state TV: Supreme leader backs fuel price hikes, calls those setting fire to public property ‘bandits’ .

Protests grip major Iran cities over gas prices; 1 killed

Nov. 16, 2019 8:27 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protesters angered by Iran raising government-set gasoline prices by 50% blocked traffic in major cities and occasionally clashed with police Saturday after a night of demonstrations punctuated by gunfire, in violence that reportedly killed at least one person. The...

Sudanese officials: 6 troops killed in Yemeni rebel attack

Nov. 16, 2019 9:09 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Officials in Sudan said on Saturday an attack by Yemeni rebels killed six members of a Sudanese paramilitary force that’s been fighting in Yemen. Iran-backed Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition that includes the Sudanese forces have fought Yemen’s civil war to a stalemate....

Boeing says it has to ‘re-earn’ public’s trust after crashes

Nov. 16, 2019 8:24 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A senior Boeing executive said Saturday the company knows it has to re-earn the public’s trust as it works to win approval from U.S. regulators to get its grounded 737 Max jets flying again after crashes that killed 346 people. Stan Deal, president and CEO of...

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...