Latest United Arab Emirates government News

The Latest: Israeli aircraft strike another building in Gaza

May. 11, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians, sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem and as Israel has signaled it's widening its military campaign: JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft have attacked another building in Gaza...

Sheikh's missing daughter casts shadow over Derby favorite

Apr. 29, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has spent millions trying to win the Kentucky Derby, and in the process plowing money into horse racing worldwide. Now with the overwhelming favorite, Dubai's ruler faces increased scrutiny for allegations that he has violated...

Leaked recording of Iran's top diplomat offers blunt talk

Apr. 26, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A recording of Iran's foreign minister offering a blunt appraisal of diplomacy and the limits of power within the Islamic Republic has been leaked, providing a rare look inside the country's theocracy. The release of the comments by...

UN rights experts seek more information about Dubai princess

Apr. 20, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Independent experts working with the U.N. human rights office on Tuesday called on the United Arab Emirates' government to provide more details about the fate of a daughter of Dubai’s powerful ruler who has claimed she was taken hostage. The experts...

Iran says it will enrich uranium to 60%, highest level ever

Apr. 13, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran will begin enriching uranium up to 60% purity after an attack on its Natanz nuclear facility, a negotiator said Tuesday, pushing its program to higher levels than ever before though still remaining short of weapons-grade. The...

Iran frees South Korean ship it held amid dispute over funds

Apr. 09, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A South Korean oil tanker held for months by Iran amid a dispute over billions of dollars seized by Seoul was freed and sailed away early Friday, just hours ahead of further talks between Tehran and world powers over its tattered nuclear deal. ...

Dubai deputy ruler, famed horseman Sheikh Hamdan dies at 75

Mar. 24, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the deputy ruler of Dubai and an internationally renowned horseman, has died, his brother said Wednesday. He was 75. Sheikh Hamdan served as the finance minister of the United Arab Emirates and...

Sudan officials, Saudi crown prince talk Red Sea investments

Mar. 10, 2021 05:02 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sudan’s prime minister and Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince met Wednesday to discuss Saudi investment opportunities in the Red Sea, the Sudanese government said, as the kingdom seeks to boost its influence across the strategic Horn of Africa. ...

UAE minister: US sanctions on Syria challenge rapprochement

Mar. 09, 2021 06:23 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sweeping U.S. sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad undermine regional rapprochement efforts that could help settle the Syrian conflict, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday. In a...

Bahrain: Crown prince calls Israel PM on Iran nuclear talks

Feb. 25, 2021 11:16 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain’s crown prince spoke with the Israeli prime minister on Thursday about the return to nuclear talks with Iran, Bahrain’s state-run news agency reported, as the U.S. administration tries to revive the tattered 2015 nuclear accord. ...