Latest United Arab Emirates News

Iran president-elect takes hard line, refuses to meet Biden

Jun. 21, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s president-elect staked out a hard-line position Monday in his first remarks since his landslide election victory, rejecting the possibility of meeting with President Joe Biden or negotiating Tehran’s ballistic missile program and support of...

Iran's president-elect says he's not willing to negotiate over Tehran's ballistic missiles, regional militia support

Jun. 21, 2021 06:42 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president-elect says he's not willing to negotiate over Tehran's ballistic missiles, regional militia support.

Iran's president-elect tells reporters at press conference that he would not be willing to meet President Joe Biden

Jun. 21, 2021 06:30 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president-elect tells reporters at press conference that he would not be willing to meet President Joe Biden.

Iran's president-elect calls himself 'defender of human rights' when asked about his involvement in 1988 mass executions

Jun. 21, 2021 06:23 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president-elect calls himself 'defender of human rights' when asked about his involvement in 1988 mass executions.

Israeli foreign minister to make first visit to UAE

Jun. 21, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s new foreign minister will head to the United Arab Emirates next week for the first known visit by a top Israeli diplomat to the Gulf Arab country, the ministry said Monday. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s trip comes after the two countries...

Photo shows Dubai princess, focus of UN concern, in Spain

Jun. 20, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

A Dubai princess who has been the subject of concern from a United Nations panel after being seized trying to flee the sheikhdom in 2018 appeared in a social media post early Monday that described her as being in Spain on a “European holiday.” ...

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in low turnout

Jun. 20, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader's protege into Tehran's highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic's history. ...

Moderate candidate in Iran's presidential election concedes loss to hard-line judiciary chief in Instagram post

Jun. 19, 2021 01:37 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Moderate candidate in Iran's presidential election concedes loss to hard-line judiciary chief in Instagram post.

Apathy greets Iran presidential vote dominated by hard-liner

Jun. 18, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in a presidential election dominated by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's hard-line protege after the disqualification of his strongest competition, fueling apathy that left some polling places largely deserted despite pleas to...

In Iran's subdued election, many voters appear to stay home

Jun. 18, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As Iranian state TV showed people streaming to cast their ballots Friday and news anchors praised them for coming out to vote, very different scenes played out on Tehran’s streets, where many polling places appeared relatively empty. ...