Latest United Arab Emirates News

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...

Amnesty International, citing ‘credible reports,’ says it believes at least 106 people killed in Iran protests

Nov. 19, 2019 11:13 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Amnesty International, citing ‘credible reports,’ says it believes at least 106 people killed in Iran protests.

Golf Glance

Nov. 19, 2019 10:20 AM EST

LPGA TOUR CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Naples, Fla. Course: Tiburon GC. Yardage: 6,556. Par: 72. Television: Thursday-Saturday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel-Tape Delay); Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (NBC Sports). Purse: $5 million. Winner’s share: $1.5 million. Defending champion: Lexi Thompson. Race to CME Globe...

Iran downplays, demonizes protests amid internet shutdown

Nov. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday alternatively downplayed and demonized ongoing protests across the country that have killed at least five people and renewed pressure on the government as the country struggles under the weight of U.S. economic sanctions. The full scale of the protests,...