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Dubai's budget carrier FlyDubai reports a record-breaking $572 million profit in 2023

Feb. 22, 2024 04:55 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Dubai-based budget carrier FlyDubai saw record profits of $572 million in 2023, boosted by carrying the most passengers ever across its network, the company announced Thursday. The state-owned carrier, based in the business and tourism hub of...

Dubai International Airport had 86.9 million passengers last year in a post-pandemic surge

Feb. 19, 2024 03:24 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The number of passengers flying through Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, surged last year beyond its total for 2019 — just before the coronavirus pandemic grounded global aviation. While still shy of its...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opens stone-built Hindu temple in UAE ahead of India's elections

Feb. 14, 2024 19:36 PM EST

ABU MUREIKHA, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Middle East's first traditional stone-built Hindu temple on Wednesday, internationalizing both his reelection campaign and his effort to push secular India into a Hindu state. The trip to the...

India's Modi arrives in the UAE on his seventh trip to a nation that is home to millions of Indians

Feb. 13, 2024 11:47 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates on his seventh trip to the nation, feted by tens of thousands of his countrymen ahead of elections back home in the coming months. Modi was met on landing in Abu Dhabi...

OpenAI CEO warns that 'societal misalignments' could make artificial intelligence dangerous

Feb. 13, 2024 10:03 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The CEO of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI said Tuesday that the dangers that keep him awake at night regarding artificial intelligence are the “very subtle societal misalignments” that could make the systems wreak havoc. Sam Altman, speaking at the...

McIlroy wins Dubai Desert Classic for record 4th time after reeling in Young in final round

Jan. 21, 2024 18:04 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy won the Dubai Desert Classic for a record fourth time Sunday, completing a remarkable weekend comeback by reeling in Cameron Young early in the final round, then holding off Adrian Meronk by a stroke, McIlroy closed with a 2-under 70...

Epson Tour has 20-event schedule and record for most purses over $300K. Webb Simpson writes letters

Jan. 16, 2024 13:15 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Epson Tour remains the primary path to the LPGA Tour, now with larger purses and a new wrinkle on how to get into those tournaments. The Epson Tour released its 2024 schedule on Tuesday, most noteworthy the five tournaments with $300,000 purses or more — the...

Top players in California and Dubai. LPGA and PGA Tour Champions open their seasons

Jan. 16, 2024 10:08 AM EST

PGA TOUR THE AMERICAN EXPRESS Site: La Quinta, California. Courses: PGA West (Stadium). Yardage: 7,187. Par: 72; PGA West (Nicklaus). Yardage 7,159. Par: 72; La Quinta CC. Yardage: 7,160. Par: 72. Prize money: $8.4 million. Winner's share:...

Iran sentences imprisoned Nobel laureate Narges Mohammadi to an additional prison term

Jan. 15, 2024 06:25 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Iran has slapped imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi with an additional sentence of 15 months for allegedly spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic, her family said Monday. According to a post on Instagram...

Fleetwood capitalizes on McIlroy's error on the 18th to win Dubai Invitational by 1 shot

Jan. 14, 2024 10:48 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood benefited from two huge errors on the back nine from Rory McIlroy and produced his own strong finish to win the Dubai Invitational following a back-and-forth final-round duel on Sunday. McIlroy had already three-putted from 2 feet...