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In this family photograph, Eudinson Uy, right, poses for a photograph with his wife, Allaina Pelayo, and their infant son Benjamin Timoteo, in Yerevan, Armenia, July 9, 2020. They are among the hundreds of thousands of foreign residents of the United Arab Emirates who now are stuck abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Eudinson Uy via AP)

Foreign workers struggle to return to UAE amid virus limbo

Jul. 14, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Eudinson Uy and his pregnant wife planned to return to their home in the United Arab Emirates after a vacation in Armenia, but due to a subsequent lockdown of the Gulf country over the coronavirus pandemic, she ended up giving birth there. Four months later, the Filipino...

The front desk staff wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic help customers at the Rove City Centre Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, July 6, 2020. Dubai reopened for tourists Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic, hoping to reinvigorate a vital industry for this city-state before its crucial winter tourist season. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Thermometers in hand, Dubai opens for tourists amid pandemic

Jul. 7, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it reopened for tourism on Tuesday — but what that means for this sheikhdom that relies on the dollars, pounds, rupees and yuan spent by travelers remains in question. With...

Kayakers race in front of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, June 19, 2020. Dubai has begun allowing organized sports competitions to take place after locking down over the coronavirus pandemic and the COVID-19 illness it causes. Competitions held Friday at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club were among the first events to be held. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

UAE orders government shakeup as virus erodes economic gains

Jul. 5, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates announced a wide-ranging government shakeup on Sunday aimed at creating a more flexible and modern bureaucracy to tackle challenges as the coronavirus and lower oil prices erode what was already sluggish economic growth. The UAE prime minister...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019 file photo, an Emirates Airline A-380 leads the

Long-haul carrier Emirates says it fires staff amid virus

May. 31, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates said Sunday it fired an undisclosed number of employees as the coronavirus pandemic has halted global aviation, becoming the latest Mideast airline to shed staff over the outbreak. Emirates, the jewel of the sheikhdom's vast array of...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff Office shows Zacarias Moussaoui. Moussaou, the only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, Al-Qaida and the Islamic State.   In a handwritten court motion Moussaoui filed with the federal court in Alexandria last April 2020, Moussaoui wrote, “Ï denounce, repudiate Usama bin Laden as a useful idiot of the CIA/Saudi. I also proclaim unequivocally my opposition to any terrorist action, attack, propaganda against the U.S.”  (Sherburne County, Minn., Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Sept. 11 convict now says he renounces terrorism, bin Laden

May. 20, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State. Zacarias Moussaoui is serving a life sentence at a federal prison in Colorado after narrowly escaping the death penalty at his 2006...