Latest Abu Dhabi News

Journalist imprisoned over leaked UAE-Iraq pre-game comments

Oct. 22, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates on Friday announced they had imprisoned a television journalist over apparently leaked pre-match comments made before the Emirates' tie with Iraq during a World Cup qualifier earlier this month. ...

Israel, Sudanese officials hold rare public meeting

Oct. 13, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Senior Israeli and Sudanese officials held a rare public meeting on Wednesday, pledging to strengthen the nascent ties between the former adversaries, the Israeli participants said. The meeting between Sudan's justice minister, Nasredeen Abdulbari, and...

A bird stars in rare feel-good tale about Afghan evacuations

Oct. 11, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The mynah bird squawks from a new cage in the French ambassador’s sunlit living room in Abu Dhabi, a far cry from its life as the pet of a young Afghan woman who has since found refuge in France. Talkative, yellow-beaked...

Qatar's top diplomat in Abu Dhabi as relations with UAE ease

Oct. 06, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's foreign minister arrived in Abu Dhabi and met Wednesday with its crown prince, the clearest sign so far that relations between the two Gulf Arab states are easing following a lengthy embargo that strained ties and echoed across the region. ...

Police: Air ambulance crashes in UAE, killing 4

Oct. 02, 2021 03:52 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Abu Dhabi air ambulance flown by the emirate’s police crashed Saturday, killing four people. The Abu Dhabi police gave no details on the location or cause of the crash. Police said the dead included two...

RYDER CUP '21: A capsule look at the European team

Sep. 17, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

JON RAHM Country: Spain. Age: 26. World ranking: 1. Ryder Cup record: 1-2-0. Career victories: 13. 2021 victories: U.S. Open. Majors: U.S. Open...

3 former US officials charged in UAE hacking scheme

Sep. 14, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement that the Justice Department described...

Afghan evacuation raises concerns about child trafficking

Sep. 03, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are looking into reports that in the frantic evacuation of desperate Afghans from Kabul, older men were admitted together with young girls they claimed as “brides” or otherwise sexually abused. U.S. officials at intake centers in the...

The Latest: US strikes at IS in retaliation for bombing

Aug. 27, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The United States military struck back at the Islamic State on Saturday, bombing an IS member in Afghanistan less than 48 hours after a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American service members at the Kabul airport. ...

The Latest: Australia, New Zealand evacuate hundreds

Aug. 23, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister says Australian and New Zealand officials evacuated more than 650 people from Kabul Airport over Monday night. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Tuesday five flights had left the airport in the busiest day of...