Latest United Arab Emirates News

Drone attack in Abu Dhabi claimed by Yemen's rebels kills 3

Jan. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people on Monday and sparked a fire at Abu Dhabi's international airport. Emirati police identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one...

Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in Dubai

Jan. 17, 2022 13:50 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Auction house Sotheby’s Dubai has unveiled a diamond that’s literally from out of this world. Sotheby’s calls the 555.55-carat black diamond — believed to have come from outer space — “The Enigma.” The rare gem was shown off on...

Emirati state-run news agency, quoting police, says suspected drone attacks in Abu Dhabi kill 3 people, wound 6

Jan. 17, 2022 06:06 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati state-run news agency, quoting police, says suspected drone attacks in Abu Dhabi kill 3 people, wound 6.

Abu Dhabi police say drones may have caused an explosion on three oil tankers and minor fire at airport extension

Jan. 17, 2022 04:51 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi police say drones may have caused an explosion on three oil tankers and minor fire at airport extension.

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. ...

UN council demands Yemen's Houthis release UAE ship and crew

Jan. 14, 2022 15:29 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday condemned the seizure of a United Arab Emirates ship and demanded that Yemen’s Houthi rebels immediately release the vessel and its crew. A press statement from the U.N.’s most powerful body called on all sides “to...

China touts support from Gulf states for Uyghur treatment

Jan. 14, 2022 08:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it gained support on issues including the treatment of Uyghur Muslims from a number of Persian Gulf states following talks between their foreign ministers at which they agreed to upgrade relations. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin...

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...