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Germany secures more gas shipments as Scholz visits Gulf

Sep. 25, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz planted a tree at a mangrove park in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, a token nod to environmentalism during a two-day visit to the Gulf region focused mainly on securing new fossil fuel supplies and forging fresh alliances against Russia. ...

Glider crashes in Dubai, killing South African pilot

Sep. 04, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A glider crashed near a skydiving company in Dubai on Sunday and its South African pilot was killed, the country's state-run news agency reported, just days after a similar incident. The authorities did not specify the cause of the “amateur...

Small plane crashes in Abu Dhabi, injuring pilot

Aug. 31, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small plane crashed in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, police said, injuring the pilot but causing no other casualties. Instead of landing at the capital's private jet airport, the glider hurtled into the parking lot of the...

UAE to grant visas to World Cup ticket holders

Aug. 30, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates will grant visas to those holding tickets to the World Cup in neighboring Qatar, the country announced Tuesday. The UAE said in a statement those registered for Qatar’s Hayya fan card will be able to apply for...

UAE ambassador to return to Iran, boosting ties after years

Aug. 21, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates plans to reinstate its ambassador to Iran for the first time in six years, the Emirati Foreign Ministry announced Sunday, as the Gulf Arab federation accelerates efforts to improve ties with the nation it has long viewed as a regional...

UAE overturns prison sentence for former Khashoggi attorney

Aug. 10, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday overturned a three-year prison sentence for an American citizen who had represented slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, one of his lawyers and the Emirati judicial department said. Instead, Virginia-based...

France, United Arab Emirates sign deal on energy cooperation

Jul. 18, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France and the United Arab Emirates on Monday signed an agreement on energy cooperation to ensure oil and natural gas supplies from the Gulf country as Europe prepares for the possibility of a total gas cutoff from Russia in retaliation for sanctions over the war in Ukraine. ...

UAE sentences former Khashoggi lawyer to 3 years in prison

Jul. 17, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has sentenced an American citizen and the former lawyer of Jamal Khashoggi — the dissident Saudi journalist who was killed at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul in 2018 — to three years in prison on charges of money laundering...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia downplays normalization with Israel

Jul. 16, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast: JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat on Saturday downplayed talk of normalization with Israel after the kingdom opened its airspace to Israeli commercial flights and hammered out a complex deal over...