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McIlroy and Reed both 6-under after 1st round in Dubai

Jan. 27, 2023 10:31 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed produced big first-round finishes at the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday in what could lead to an intriguing showdown as the competition heads to a Monday conclusion. LIV Golf series players Richard Bland and Ian...

Reed fares better than McIlroy after delayed start in Dubai

Jan. 26, 2023 11:56 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Patrick Reed fared better than Rory McIlroy after some pre-tournament friction as the Dubai Desert Classic got off to a wet start Thursday with only 11 players managing to finish their weather-affected first rounds. Play only began at the European...

PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines, European tour stays in UAE

Jan. 24, 2023 09:58 AM EST

PGA TOUR FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN Site: San Diego Course: Torrey Pines GC — South Course (Yardage: 7,765. Par: 72.) and North Course (Yardage: 7,258. Par: 72.) Prize money: $8.7 million. Winner's share: $1.566 million. ...

Rahm outlasts rookie Thompson to win AmEx by 1 stroke

Jan. 22, 2023 21:13 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — While Jon Rahm had plenty of chances to pump his right first after nice shots on Sunday, the look of relief on his face after holding off rookie Davis Thompson put into perspective his victory at The American Express. The Spanish star took advantage of...

Iran says it executes dual Iranian-British national who once served in its defense ministry despite int'l criticism

Jan. 14, 2023 00:42 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran says it executes dual Iranian-British national who once served in its defense ministry despite int'l criticism.

UAE names oil company chief to lead UN climate talks COP28

Jan. 12, 2023 21:08 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Thursday named the CEO of a state-run oil company who also oversees renewable energy projects to be the president of the upcoming United Nations climate negotiations in Dubai, drawing criticism from activists and highlighting the...

UAE to ban single-use plastic shopping bags starting in 2024

Jan. 10, 2023 15:01 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags to take effect next year, the latest initiative aimed at reducing pollution in the oil-rich nation. The law would prohibit the import, production and...

Dubai ends 30% tax on alcohol sales, fee for liquor licenses

Jan. 01, 2023 10:36 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Dubai ended its 30% tax on alcohol sales in the sheikhdom Sunday and made its required liquor licenses free to obtain, ending a long-standing source of revenue for its ruling family to apparently further boost tourism to the emirate. The sudden New Year's Day...

Dubai approves extradition of financier accused of tax fraud

Dec. 29, 2022 12:06 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Dubai on Thursday approved the extradition to Denmark of a British financier accused of orchestrating a $1.7 billion tax scheme. Hedge fund trader Sanjay Shah is accused of masterminding a scheme that ran from 2012 to 2015 in which...

Hong Kong leader to press China anthem request with Google

Dec. 13, 2022 00:34 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader said Tuesday he will push Google to display China’s national anthem as the top result in searches for the city’s anthem instead of a protest song. The comments by John Lee, Hong Kong’s chief executive, followed several big sporting...