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United Arab Emirates names 2 new astronauts, including woman

Apr. 10, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates named the next two astronauts in its space program Saturday, including the country's first female astronaut. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai who also serves as the autocratically...

Saudi Arabia says it executes 3 soldiers for 'high treason'

Apr. 10, 2021 05:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia executed three soldiers Saturday it accused of committing “high treason,” without elaborating on which enemy the kingdom believed the men aided. The state-run Saudi Press Agency identified the men as soldiers working...

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. ...

Ship-tracking data shows South Korean-flagged tanker Hankuk Chemi, seized by Iran in January, is now on the move

Apr. 08, 2021 22:56 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ship-tracking data shows South Korean-flagged tanker Hankuk Chemi, seized by Iran in January, is now on the move.

Judge on Michigan's top court works while overseas

Apr. 08, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan Supreme Court justice said Thursday that he has been overseas for three months, participating in an international program to improve society's perception of people with disabilities while pulling all-nighters to keep up with his work back home. ...

Analysis: Attack on Iran ship off Yemen escalates shadow war

Apr. 08, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack this week on an Iranian cargo ship that is said to serve as a floating base for Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces off the coast of Yemen has escalated a yearslong shadow war in Mideast waters. The development comes just as world...

Iranian state television acknowledges attack on Iranian ship in Red Sea believed to be a Revolutionary Guard base

Apr. 07, 2021 17:22 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state television acknowledges attack on Iranian ship in Red Sea believed to be a Revolutionary Guard base.

Iran ship said to be Red Sea troop base off Yemen attacked

Apr. 07, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been attacked, Tehran acknowledged Wednesday. Iran's Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack on the MV...

Authorities in Dubai say those involved in naked photo shoot will be deported, declining further comment

Apr. 07, 2021 11:50 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Dubai say those involved in naked photo shoot will be deported, declining further comment.

Battle for Yemen desert city now a key to Iran, US tension

Apr. 07, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The battle for an ancient desert city in war-torn Yemen has become a key to understanding wider tensions now inflaming the Middle East and the challenges facing any efforts by President Joe Biden’s administration to shift U.S. troops out of the region. ...