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Satellite photos show aftermath of Abu Dhabi oil site attack

Jan. 18, 2022 14:54 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday appear to show the aftermath of a fatal attack on an oil facility in the capital of the United Arab Emirates claimed by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Monday's attack brought the...

South Korean president visits UAE, showcasing deep ties

Jan. 16, 2022 14:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On a trip to the United Arab Emirates, the president of South Korea on Sunday reportedly reached a preliminary multibillion-dollar deal to sell Seoul’s surface-to-air missiles to Abu Dhabi and pledged deeper cooperation with the Gulf Arab federation. ...

Dubai ruler must pay ex-wife $700M in divorce settlement

Dec. 21, 2021 11:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British court has ordered the ruler of Dubai to pay his ex-wife and their children close to 550 million pounds ($730 million), in one of the most expensive divorce settlements in British history. A High Court judge said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum must pay...

Emirati mall, supermarket billionaire Majid Al Futtaim dies

Dec. 17, 2021 12:29 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati billionaire Majid Al Futtaim, who rose from working as a bank clerk to creating an eponymous business empire most known for its massive Dubai mall with an indoor ski slope, died on Friday. Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum...

Gulf leaders convene for annual summit amid regional tension

Dec. 14, 2021 11:25 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The leaders of Gulf Arab states arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for their annual summit, a united meeting that comes amid heightened tensions over Iran’s nuclear program and after a yearslong boycott of Qatar. The Gulf Cooperation Council...

Israeli leader returning home from UAE 'very optimistic'

Dec. 13, 2021 12:04 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday said he was returning home “very optimistic” from a two-day trip to the United Arab Emirates — the first official visit to the Gulf country by an Israeli leader since the countries established relations last year. Naftali...

Israel's Bennett makes first official visit to UAE

Dec. 12, 2021 15:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday made a historic trip to the United Arab Emirates, the first visit by an Israeli premier, as part of a blitz of regional diplomacy against the backdrop of struggling nuclear talks with Iran. Israel has watched with...

Saudi prince's tour, reforms eclipsed by Khashoggi case

Dec. 08, 2021 11:39 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's crown prince was visiting the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, the second stop of his high-profile tour of Gulf Arab states aimed at fortifying the kingdom's traditional alliances as rival Iran resumes nuclear negotiations with world powers. ...

Today in History

Dec. 08, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2021. There are 23 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after...

Top UAE adviser makes rare trip to Iran amid nuclear talks

Dec. 06, 2021 11:10 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The national security adviser of the United Arab Emirates met Monday with Iran's hard-line president in Tehran, a major visit for the Gulf Arab federation that has long viewed the Islamic Republic as its main regional threat. The visit by Sheikh Tahnoon bin...