Latest United Arab Emirates government 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...

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...

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...

F1 management and FIA reach peace agreement to stop infighting and align on behalf of global series

May. 15, 2024 11:30 AM EDT

The contempt between Formula 1 and its governing body has softened, with both sides announcing Wednesday they've agreed “to commit to a strategic plan for the future of F1.” FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem told The Associated Press at the Miami Grand Prix earlier this month...

United Arab Emirates struggles to recover after heaviest recorded rainfall ever hits desert nation

Apr. 18, 2024 12:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates tried to wring itself out Thursday after the heaviest recorded rainfall ever to hit the desert nation, with its main airport allowing more flights even as floodwater still covered portions of major highways and communities. ...

The desert nation of UAE records its most rain ever, flooding highways and Dubai's airport

Apr. 17, 2024 22:19 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates attempted to dry out Wednesday from the heaviest rain the desert nation has ever recorded — a deluge that flooded out Dubai International Airport and disrupted flights through the world's busiest airfield for international travel. ...

An airstrip is being built on a Yemeni island during the ongoing war, with 'I LOVE UAE' next to it

Mar. 28, 2024 01:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As Yemen’s Houthi rebels continue to target ships in a Mideast waterway, satellite pictures analyzed by The Associated Press show what appears to be a new airstrip being built at an entrance to that crucial maritime route. No country has publicly...

Senior Hezbollah security official makes rare visit to UAE to discuss detained Lebanese

Mar. 21, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A senior official with Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group made a rare visit to the United Arab Emirates to discuss the cases of a dozen Lebanese citizens detained in the oil-rich nation over alleged links to the Lebanese group, Hezbollah said Thursday. The United...