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Indian business ties underpin muted Arab response to Kashmir

Aug. 15, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab countries have remained mostly silent as India's government moved to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its limited autonomy, imposing a sweeping military curfew in the disputed Muslim-majority region and cutting off residents from all communication and the...

Iranian-British anthropologist held in Tehran amid tensions

Aug. 14, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British-Iranian anthropologist who has studied child marriage and female genital mutilation in the Islamic Republic has been detained in Iran over unknown charges, his wife and activists said Wednesday, becoming the latest dual national held there amid tensions with the...

Rights groups say UAE releases 3 after denouncing Islamists

Aug. 9, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Human rights groups say the United Arab Emirates has released three people with alleged ties to a local Islamist group after denouncing the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. Osama al-Najjar, Badr al-Bahri and Othman al-Shehhi were released after appearing in...

Dubai DXB Entertainments posts losses in first half of 2019

Aug. 8, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — DXB Entertainments, which runs Dubai Parks & Resorts, announced on Thursday revenue was down 13% from the same period last year, at $68.6 million for the first half of 2019, reflecting a wider slowdown across the emirate where tourism is a mainstay of the economy....

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male consent

Aug. 2, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Friday published new laws that loosen restrictions on women by allowing all citizens — women and men alike — to apply for a passport and travel freely, ending a long-standing guardianship policy that had controlled women's freedom of...

UAE and Iran hold rare talks in Tehran on maritime security

Jul. 31, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For the first time in six years, officials from Iran and the United Arab Emirates met in Tehran to discuss maritime security amid an increase in tensions in the Persian Gulf, both countries confirmed Wednesday. This week's meeting was significant because the UAE, a close ally of Iran's...

UK court to hear Dubai royal custody dispute on Nov. 11

Jul. 31, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The dispute between Dubai's ruler and his estranged wife is set to be heard before a British court in November. A full hearing of the case regarding the welfare of the two children of Princess Haya, 45, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 70, has been set for Nov. 11. Princess Haya,...

The Latest: Germany won't take part in US-led Gulf mission

Jul. 31, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Germany's foreign minister is ruling out his country's participation in a proposed U.S.-led mission to protect maritime traffic in the Persian Gulf area. The U.S. recently asked allies to contribute...

Dubai ruler, princess in London court over welfare of kids

Jul. 30, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The estranged wife of Dubai's ruler applied for protective orders in a British court Tuesday using laws intended to safeguard victims of forced marriages and domestic abuse, while the sheikh's lawyers requested that their two children be quickly returned to Dubai. Princess Haya, 45, asked for...

Yemen's government blames rebels for deadly market strike

Jul. 30, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition and Yemen's internationally-recognized government said Tuesday the Houthi rebels were behind a strike on a market that killed at least 14 civilians, contradicting earlier claims by the rebels who said the coalition was to blame for the attack. The...