Latest United Arab Emirates News

Dave Chappelle says there's a 'genocide' in the Gaza Strip as Israel-Hamas war rages on there

May. 23, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American comedian Dave Chappelle said Thursday a “genocide” is striking the Gaza Strip amid the Israel-Hamas war to cheers during his performance in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, while urging Americans to fight antisemitism so Jews don’t...

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...

Abu Dhabi, once an untapped desert city, sees its first brewery open as UAE relaxes its alcohol laws

May. 22, 2024 06:49 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In 2018, Chad McGehee opened Side Hustle Brews and Spirits, an Abu Dhabi-branded brewery and distillery with funky camels on its cans and playful names familiar to anyone living in the United Arab Emirates. The only problem was it was illegal...

Former Trump adviser and ambassadors met with Netanyahu as Gaza war strains US-Israel ties

May. 21, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser Robert O’Brien on Tuesday said he and two U.S. ambassadors who served in the Trump administration met with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials from the country. John Rakolta, who served under Trump as...

UN experts say South Sudan is close to securing a $13 billion oil-backed loan from a UAE company

May. 17, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say South Sudan is close to securing a $13 billion loan from a company in the United Arab Emirates, despite the oil-rich country’s difficulties in managing debts backed by its oil reserves. The panel of experts said in a report to the U.N....

Flights to Dubai disrupted as rain hits the UAE 2 weeks after its heaviest recorded rainfall ever

May. 02, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Several flights to Dubai were cancelled and diverted Thursday, airport authorities announced, as heavy rains hit the United Arab Emirates for the second time in a month. An airport authority spokesperson said five inbound flights were diverted...

Abu Dhabi-backed fund pulls out of deal to take over UK's Telegraph newspaper group

Apr. 30, 2024 07:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Telegraph newspaper group is back up for sale Tuesday after a United Arab Emirates-backed consortium pulled out of a takeover bid following strong opposition from the U.K. government. Abu Dhabi-backed investment fund RedBird IMI said it was withdrawing from...

Suspected al-Qaida explosion kills 6 troops loyal to secessionist group in Yemen

Apr. 29, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An explosive device detonated and killed six troops loyal to a United Arab Emirates-backed secessionist group Monday in southern Yemen, a military spokesman said, the latest attack blamed on al-Qaida militants in the impoverished Arab country. The explosion hit...

US urges countries supplying weapons to Sudan's warring parties to stop, warning of a new genocide

Apr. 29, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Monday implored all countries supplying weapons to Sudan’s warring parties to halt arms sales, warning that history in the vast western Darfur region where there was a genocide 20 years ago “is repeating itself.” U.S. Ambassador...

Study says it's likely a warmer world made deadly Dubai downpours heavier

Apr. 25, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

Circumstantial evidence points to climate change as worsening the deadly deluge that just flooded Dubai and other parts of the Persian Gulf, but scientists didn't discover the definitive fingerprints of greenhouse gas-triggered warming they have seen in other extreme weather events, a new report...