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Former British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Global Women's Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Women in politics: Theresa May recounts 'sticky tape' moment

Feb. 17, 2020 8:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that early on in her political career, she vowed never to think that being a woman held her back. “Don't think that you don't get something because you're a woman,” she told an audience of mostly women...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2009 file photo, cranes off load containers at the Jebel Ali port terminal 2, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Port operator DP World said Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, that it will delist from the Nasdaq Dubai stock exchange, returning the company to full state-ownership in a move that will help the Dubai government's investment company repay more than $5 billion to banks. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Port operator DP World to delist from Dubai stock exchange

Feb. 17, 2020 7:33 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Port operator DP World said Monday it will delist from the Nasdaq Dubai stock exchange, returning the company to full state-ownership in a move that will help the Dubai government's investment company repay more than $5 billion to banks. DP World, the world’s...

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, delivers a keynote address at Global Women's Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Ivanka Trump lauds Saudi, UAE on women's rights reforms

Feb. 16, 2020 11:18 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ivanka Trump lauded Sunday a handful of Mideast countries, including close U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, for embarking on “significant reforms” to advance women's rights, while speaking at a gathering of women entrepreneurs and...

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Ivanka Trump will deliver keynote address at Global Women's Forum in Dubai tomorrow. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Ivanka Trump in Abu Dhabi ahead of women's conference

Feb. 15, 2020 10:56 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, where she met with women entrepreneurs and was to meet Abu Dhabi's crown prince. She was in Abu Dhabi ahead of the two-day Global Women’s Forum in Dubai,...

An American Airlines plane taxis past parked Alaska Airlines planes, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced Thursday that they will cooperate more closely on West Coast service, including new American flights from Seattle to India's technology hub in Bangalore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

FAA allows US civilian flights to resume over Persian Gulf

Feb. 15, 2020 2:22 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Saturday that American civilian flights can resume operations over much of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, loosening restrictions announced five weeks ago amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to his supporters during his election campaign speech in Rosh Haain, Israel, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Hebrew on board reads

Saudi foreign minister: No meeting planned with Netanyahu

Feb. 14, 2020 2:30 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said no meeting is planned between the kingdom's crown prince and Israel's prime minister, a statement apparently meant to quash reports circulating in Israeli media this week of an alleged summit between the two. “There is no...

Done with homework: More than 200 schools in UAE cancel it

Feb. 11, 2020 11:58 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Students at more than 250 government-run schools in the United Arab Emirates are officially done with homework. The local National newspaper reports that, starting next week, the Education Ministry is abolishing homework in public schools in the emirates of Dubai and Abu...

Damac buildings share the skyline in the Business Bay district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. One of Dubai's largest privately-owned developers, DAMAC Properties, is reporting $10 million in net loss last year. The loss comes as Dubai's leadership is beginning to look at ways to curb an oversupply of new properties on the market that's been compounded by an economic slowdown and job losses across the emirate, which is ramping up spending this year to host Expo 2020, the world's fair. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Dubai's property developer Damac reports $10M earnings loss

Feb. 11, 2020 7:18 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Dubai's largest privately-owned developers, DAMAC Properties, reported on Tuesday $10 million in net loss in 2019, a year after net earnings had reached $313 million. Revenue was down 28% from $1.7 billion in 2018 to just under $1.2 billion last year. DAMAC is...

FILE- In this Dec. 20, 2015 file photo, a man rides a camel through the desert oil field and winter camping area of Sakhir, Bahrain. The International Monetary Fund is warning that energy-rich Gulf Arab states could burn through all their savings in the next 15 years. An IMF report released Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, points to worries about climate change and supply from new competitors as dampening global oil prices. The IMF said those nations need to cut costs and diversify their economies. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

IMF: Oil-rich Gulf Arab states may spend savings in 15 years

Feb. 6, 2020 12:19 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Energy-rich Gulf Arab states could burn through all their savings in the next 15 years as worries about climate change and supply from new competitors dampen oil prices, the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday, advising the nations to rein in their spending. ...

FILE - In this Aug 3, 2016 file photo, a damaged Boeing 777 is seen at the Dubai airport after it crash-landed, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. An investigative report released Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, found that the pilots of an Emirates flight that crashed in 2016 and caught fire in Dubai failed to realize the engines of their Boeing 777 remained idle as they tried to take off from a failed landing attempt. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

Report: Emirates pilots unaware engines idle in 2016 crash

Feb. 6, 2020 6:48 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The pilots of an Emirates flight that crashed in 2016 and caught fire in Dubai did not realize the engines of their Boeing 777 remained idle as they tried to take off from a failed landing attempt, according to an investigative report released on Thursday. Without power...