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Syria, UAE leaders discuss coronavirus, a thaw in relations

Mar. 27, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's president and one of the United Arab Emirates' most powerful leaders spoke on the phone on Friday — signalling a major thaw in Damascus' troubled relations with Arab countries, which had mostly boycotted President Bashar Assad and backed his opposition. The official...

An Emirati Boeing CH-47 Chinook takes off during an exercise at an Emirati military base home to a Military Operations in Urban Terrain facility in al-Hamra, United Arab Emirates, Monday, March 23, 2020. The U.S. military held the major exercise Monday with Emirati troops in the UAE's far western desert at a facility designed to look like a Mideast city amid ongoing tensions with Iran. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

US, UAE troops hold major exercise amid virus, Iran tensions

Mar. 23, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

AL-HAMRA MILITARY BASE, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Marines and Emirati forces held a major military exercise Monday that saw forces seize a sprawling model Mideast city, a drill conducted amid tensions with Iran and despite the new coronavirus pandemic. Troops raced over the dunes of the Al-Hamra...

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 file photo, Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the wife of the Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attends a press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A British court has found that the ruler of Dubai conducted a campaign of fear and intimidation against his estranged wife and ordered the abduction of two of his daughters, documents unsealed Thursday, March 5, 2020 show. (AP Photo/Martin Dokoupil, file)

Judge: Dubai ruler threatened wife, had daughters abducted

Mar. 5, 2020 1:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The ruler of Dubai conducted a campaign of fear and intimidation against his estranged wife and ordered the abduction of two of his daughters, a British judge ruled in documents that were unsealed Thursday. A judge at the High Court in London found that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,...

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,...

Judge strips terrorist of citizenship at government request

Feb. 5, 2020 2:24 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has stripped a terrorist of his naturalized U.S. citizenship, siding with the government in the case of a Pakistan-born man convicted more than 15 years ago of plotting to destroy New York's Brooklyn Bridge. Defendant Iyman Faris, once a truck driver in Columbus, Ohio,...

United Arab Emirates gives Mauritania $2B for development

Feb. 2, 2020 8:39 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates pledged Sunday to give $2 billion in aid to the Western African country of Mauritania, amid a visit to the Arabian Peninsula nation by Mauritania's president. Mohamed Ould Ghazouani visited the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi and met with its...