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President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, left, and Trump's White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, right, speaks in the Oval Office at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: US envoy: UAE-Israel deal 'huge win' for Trump

Aug. 13, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Here is the Latest following President Donald Trump's announcement that the United Arab Emirates and Israel will open diplomatic ties in a deal halting Israel's planned annexation of Palestinian land: 11:55 p.m. UNITED NATIONS — The U.S. ambassador to the United...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces full diplomatic ties will be established with the United Arab Emirates, during a news conference on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Jerusalem.  In a nationally broadcast statement, Netanyahu said the “full and official peace” with the UAE would lead to cooperation in many spheres between the countries and a “wonderful future” for citizens of both countries. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)

UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties

Aug. 13, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians. The historic deal delivered a key foreign policy...

FILE - In this 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-based Etihad Airways said Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, that its core operating losses amounted to $758 million for the first half of the year, driven by a nearly 40% drop in revenue due in part to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways posts $758M in half-year losses

Aug. 6, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said Thursday core operating losses amounted to $758 million for the first half of the year, driven by a nearly 40% drop in revenue due in part to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Etihad is one of the Middle East's top carriers, but it...

Ex-UFC champ Whittaker back on track with decision over Till

Jul. 25, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker earned his first victory in two years Sunday, winning a unanimous decision over Darren Till on Fight Island. Veteran heavyweight Fabrício Werdum finished Alexander Gustafsson by armbar submission midway through...

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...

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus (9) celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the Falmer stadium in Brighton, England, Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Cath Ivill/Pool via AP)

Analysis: Man City court win after flawed UEFA prosecution

Jul. 13, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a season that could end with four trophies, Manchester City’s biggest victory hasn’t been secured by Kevin De Bruyne or Raheem Sterling. City fans are celebrating a squad of lawyers outsmarting UEFA’s judicial machinery in extra time and saving the club from a...

Manchester City players celebrate after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Newcastle at the Ethiad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)

Manchester City overturns 2-year ban from Champions League

Jul. 13, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City successfully overturned its two-year ban from the Champions League on Monday in a surprising legal victory. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld City’s appeal against the UEFA ban, but imposed a 10 million euro ($11.3 million) fine on the club for failing to...

Usman, Volkanovski, Yan leave Fight Island with belts

Jul. 12, 2020 2:11 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title with a smothering victory over short-notice challenger Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Sunday. Alexander Volkanovski retained his featherweight title with a narrow split decision over Max Holloway, and Petr Yan won the vacant...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Jorge Masvidal, right, punches Nate Diaz during the second round of a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 244 in New York. Masvidal had to fly halfway around the world on six days’ notice to get the first UFC title shot in his 17-year mixed martial arts career. Masvidal is not mad about the twists that sent him to Abu Dhabi this week with minimal time to train for his fight with Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Masvidal finally gets title shot on short notice at UFC 251

Jul. 10, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

Jorge Masvidal had to fly halfway around the world on six days' notice to get the first UFC title shot in his 17-year mixed martial arts career. Masvidal isn't mad about the twists that sent him to Abu Dhabi this week with minimal time to train for his fight with Kamaru Usman on Saturday night. Three spectacular...

FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, an official wearing a mask due to the coronavirus pandemic operates a temperature screening point at Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Efforts by the United Arab Emirates to fight the coronavirus have renewed questions about mass surveillance in this U.S.-allied federation of seven sheikhdoms. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

Virus projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

Jul. 9, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Efforts by the United Arab Emirates to fight the coronavirus have renewed questions about mass surveillance in this U.S.-allied federation of seven sheikhdoms. Experts believe the UAE has one of the highest per capita concentrations of surveillance cameras in the world....