Latest United Arab Emirates News

The Latest: UAE official says tanker sent no distress call

Jul. 16, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local): 7:05 p.m. An Emirati official says a small oil tanker that's based in the United Arab Emirates offered no distress call before switching off its tracker over two...

US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 16, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker two days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions in the region, an American defense official...

US defense official tells AP that America 'has suspicions' that Iran seized UAE-based oil tanker that turned off tracker

Jul. 16, 2019 10:14 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US defense official tells AP that America 'has suspicions' that Iran seized UAE-based oil tanker that turned off tracker.

UK says seized Iranian oil tanker could be released

Jul. 14, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria, Britain's top diplomat said, as European nations called for new talks to ease tensions in the Persian...

Swiss prosecutor probes plane maker over Saudi, UAE business

Jul. 12, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's federal prosecutor says it has opened a criminal investigation in connection with a Swiss airplane maker's sale of training aircraft to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whose militaries are involved in the war in Yemen. The prosecutor's office did not specify any...

Kuwait arrests Muslim Brotherhood members wanted in Egypt

Jul. 12, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's Interior Ministry says it has detained members of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group convicted of terrorism crimes. The statement published Friday on the state-run KUNA news agency did not say how many individuals were detained or if Kuwait planned on...

The Latest: UN chief calls for 'maximum restraint' in Gulf

Jul. 11, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local): 10:45 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is again calling for "maximum restraint" in the Persian Gulf region and warning all parties that a new confrontation "would be a...

Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block tanker in Gulf

Jul. 11, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy said Thursday it stopped three Iranian paramilitary vessels from disrupting the passage of a British oil tanker through the Strait of Hormuz in a brief but tense standoff stemming from the U.K.'s role in seizing an Iranian supertanker a week earlier. The...

CORRECTS: UK government says 3 Iranian vessels unsuccessfully tried to stop British ship in the Strait of Hormuz.

Jul. 11, 2019 1:18 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — CORRECTS: UK government says 3 Iranian vessels unsuccessfully tried to stop British ship in the Strait of Hormuz. (Corrects APNewsAlert to drop extraneous word)

Press freedom group traveled to Saudi over jailed reporters

Jul. 10, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A press freedom group says it has taken an unprecedented mission to Saudi Arabia to advocate for the release of 30 jailed journalists in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Reporters Without Borders, known by its French acronym RSF, says its...