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Saudi man accused of participating in rebellion executed

Jun. 15, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia executed a young man Tuesday who was convicted on charges stemming from his alleged participation in an anti-government rebellion by minority Shiites. A leading rights group said his trial, however, was “deeply flawed.” ...

In Oman, fungal infection detected in some COVID-19 patients

Jun. 15, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman announced Tuesday that its doctors have detected a potentially fatal fungal infection afflicting some coronavirus patients, the first such known cases on the Arabian Peninsula as the sultanate faces a surge in COVID-19 infections that has swamped its...

UAE-backed Yemen leader says his troops at island air base

Jun. 15, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A militia leader and nephew of Yemen's late strongman president has acknowledged that his Emirati-backed troops are stationed on an island in a crucial maritime chokepoint where a mysterious air base is now under construction. The...

Emirates Air posts $5.5B loss as virus disrupts travel

Jun. 15, 2021 05:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, announced on Tuesday a net loss of $5.5 billion over the past year as revenue fell by more than 66% due to global travel restrictions sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. It marks the first...

Mideast's biggest airline, Emirates, announces $5.5 billion net loss due to coronavirus restrictions on global travel

Jun. 15, 2021 02:21 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mideast's biggest airline, Emirates, announces $5.5 billion net loss due to coronavirus restrictions on global travel.

Analysis: Subdued Iran vote will still impact wider Mideast

Jun. 15, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's presidential election on Friday, though likely more a coronation for a hard-line candidate long cultivated by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, still carries implications for a wider Middle East already roiled by years of tensions between...

With surge in virus, Oman faces shortage of hospital beds

Jun. 14, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Coronavirus infections are surging in the Gulf Arab state of Oman, where health officials warned Monday that hospitals now face an acute shortage of beds amid a lagging vaccine rollout, the spread of highly transmissible variants and relaxed movement...

Saudi Arabia says hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom

Jun. 12, 2021 06:55 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced Saturday this year's hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The announcement by the kingdom comes after it ran...

Ex-Mossad chief signals Israel attacked Iran nuclear assets

Jun. 11, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The outgoing chief of Israel's Mossad intelligence service has offered the closest acknowledgment yet his country was behind recent attacks targeting Iran's nuclear program and a military scientist. The comments by Yossi Cohen,...

South Africa finalizes treaty to extradite fugitives in UAE

Jun. 11, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa said Friday it has finalized an extradition treaty with United Arab Emirates that would allow it to bring back members of an Indian family accused of involvement in high-level state corruption to face trial. Brothers Ajay, Atul and...