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Djokovic heads for Belgrade after deportation from Australia

Jan. 17, 2022 03:04 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Novak Djokovic was heading home to Serbia on Monday after his deportation from Australia over its required COVID-19 vaccination ended the No. 1-ranked men's tennis player's hopes of defending his Australian Open title. An Emirates plane carrying...

Plane carrying tennis star Novak Djokovic lands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after his deportation from Australia

Jan. 16, 2022 20:29 PM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Plane carrying tennis star Novak Djokovic lands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after his deportation from Australia.

South Korean president visits UAE, showcasing deep ties

Jan. 16, 2022 14:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On a trip to the United Arab Emirates, the president of South Korea on Sunday reportedly reached a preliminary multibillion-dollar deal to sell Seoul’s surface-to-air missiles to Abu Dhabi and pledged deeper cooperation with the Gulf Arab federation. ...

Fire at Kuwait refinery kills 2 and critically injures 5

Jan. 14, 2022 07:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted in Kuwait during maintenance work at a major oil refinery on Friday, killing two workers and critically injuring five others, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said. This is the second fire to erupt at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil...

UAE's Ajman warns of pay cuts for exposure to COVID-19 twice

Jan. 13, 2022 05:28 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The emirate of Ajman is warning its government employees that they will be penalized for coming into contact for a second time with anyone who has contracted COVID-19, state-linked media in the United Arab Emirates reported Thursday. Local media...

British Council worker freed from Iranian prison, back in UK

Jan. 12, 2022 08:29 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian employee of the British Council detained for more than three years in Iran and sentenced to a decade in prison over widely criticized espionage charges has been freed and returned to the United Kingdom, the organization said Wednesday. ...

British Council says Iranian employee arrested in Tehran has been acquitted by court, now in United Kingdom

Jan. 12, 2022 06:17 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — British Council says Iranian employee arrested in Tehran has been acquitted by court, now in United Kingdom.

Saudi princess freed after nearly 3 years in jail

Jan. 09, 2022 07:41 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi authorities have released a princess detained in the kingdom under mysterious circumstances for nearly three years, her supporters said on Sunday. The princess, Basmah bint Saud, a daughter of Saudi Arabia’s second king, disappeared in...

Iranian filmmaker dies from COVID-19 despite prison furlough

Jan. 08, 2022 09:40 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An award-winning Iranian filmmaker and poet who had been jailed on state security charges but was released on furlough after contracting COVID-19 died Saturday of the disease, Iranian media reported. Semiofficial ISNA news agency said Baktash...

Iran displays missiles amid nuclear talks with world powers

Jan. 07, 2022 07:28 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran displayed three ballistic missiles at an outdoor prayer esplanade in central Tehran on Friday as talks in Vienna aimed at reviving Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers flounder. The missiles — known as Dezful, Qiam and Zolfaghar —...