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Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and West Ham at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Manchester City files appeal against UEFA ban at CAS

Feb. 26, 2020 6:12 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City has filed an expected appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a two-year ban from European soccer competition. The club met its late-Monday deadline to challenge UEFA, CAS said Wednesday. “It is not possible to indicate at this time when a final award in...

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, delivers a keynote address at Global Women's Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Ivanka Trump lauds Saudi, UAE on women's rights reforms

Feb. 16, 2020 11:18 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ivanka Trump lauded Sunday a handful of Mideast countries, including close U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, for embarking on “significant reforms” to advance women's rights, while speaking at a gathering of women entrepreneurs and...

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero reacts after Crystal Palace's Cenk Tosun scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Analysis: Man City stained by scandal, mired in uncertainty

Feb. 15, 2020 6:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City is now a tainted champion. A club transformed by lavish investment in part to promote the emirate of Abu Dhabi on the world stage is damaged by deceptions in the pursuit of glory on the soccer field. Cut through all the raging against the footballing prosecutors by City, UEFA...

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Ivanka Trump will deliver keynote address at Global Women's Forum in Dubai tomorrow. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Ivanka Trump in Abu Dhabi ahead of women's conference

Feb. 15, 2020 10:56 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, where she met with women entrepreneurs and was to meet Abu Dhabi's crown prince. She was in Abu Dhabi ahead of the two-day Global Women’s Forum in Dubai,...

Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

UEFA bans Man City from Champions League for 2 seasons

Feb. 14, 2020 8:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned from the Champions League for two seasons by UEFA on Friday for “serious breaches” of spending rules and failing to cooperate with investigators in a seismic ruling against one of world football's wealthiest clubs. The...

Done with homework: More than 200 schools in UAE cancel it

Feb. 11, 2020 11:58 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Students at more than 250 government-run schools in the United Arab Emirates are officially done with homework. The local National newspaper reports that, starting next week, the Education Ministry is abolishing homework in public schools in the emirates of Dubai and Abu...

FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, an Emirati man takes a selfie in front of a new Etihad Airways A380 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi's long-troubled Etihad Airways said Tuesday, Feb. 4 2020,  it would sell 38 aircraft to an investment firm and a leasing company in a deal valued at $1 billion, the latest cost-cutting measure by the United Arab Emirates' national carrier. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Abu Dhabi's long-troubled Etihad sells 38 planes for $1B

Feb. 4, 2020 1:34 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi's long-troubled Etihad Airways said Tuesday it would sell 38 aircraft to an investment firm and a leasing company in a deal valued at $1 billion, the latest cost-cutting measure by the United Arab Emirates' national carrier. Etihad said it would sell 38...

Abu Dhabi's long-troubled Etihad Airways to sell 38 aircraft in deal valued at $1 billion

Feb. 4, 2020 12:58 PM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi's long-troubled Etihad Airways to sell 38 aircraft in deal valued at $1 billion.
Prof. Mohamed Hussein El-Mahrassawy, President of Al-Azhar University, right, hugs Judge Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Salam, former advisor to the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, at a roundtable discussion in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Interfaith leaders gathered on Monday in Abu Dhabi to mark one year since Pope Francis' historic trip to the Arabian Peninsula. Abu Dhabi hosted the meeting on Monday to showcase its continued efforts in promoting interfaith dialogue as it prepares to break ground this year on a compound that will house a mosque, church and synagogue side by side. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Abu Dhabi marks interfaith effort a year after Pope's visit

Feb. 3, 2020 9:52 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Interfaith leaders gathered on Monday in Abu Dhabi to mark one year since Pope Francis' historic trip to the Arabian Peninsula, a visit that saw leading Muslim clerics gather alongside the pope to promote co-existence. The United Arab Emirates has worked to promote...

UAE finds new natural gas field between Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Feb. 3, 2020 5:39 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday announced the discovery of a natural gas field containing 80 trillion standard cubic feet of gas between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Authorities said the new Jebel Ali field would help the Emirates become more energy independent, as the UAE...