Latest United Arab Emirates News

Famed racing sailboat attacked by gunmen off war-torn Yemen

May. 20, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Hong Kong-flagged racing sailboat that led its skippers to win multiple contests around the world came under attack Thursday off the coast of war-torn Yemen, with its crew reportedly targeted by militants who fired warning shots and threatened them with...

Prosecutors detail charges against Trump's inaugural chair

May. 19, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have spelled out more details of the allegations against the chair of former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, who’s accused of secretly working as an agent for the United Arab Emirates to influence Trump’s foreign policy. The...

Scandal-hit former king returns to Spain after 2 years

May. 19, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s former king returned to the country Thursday for his first visit since leaving nearly two years ago amid a cloud of financial scandals. Plans for the visit were confirmed earlier this week by the royal household, who said Juan Carlos I would first visit the...

Egypt: Mubarak son says family clear of corruption charges

May. 18, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The son of Egypt's former president said Tuesday that he and family members were innocent of corruption charges made in international courts after the country’s 2011 popular uprising, after courts last month in Switzerland and the European Union ruled in the family's favor. ...

Analysis: Condolence calls from elite show UAE ruler's power

May. 18, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Coming from around the globe, airplanes carrying world leaders have landed in the capital of the United Arab Emirates to offer condolences for the death of the country's president — and acknowledge the influence of the man now fully in charge. ...

Turkish president in UAE to pay respects, deepening detente

May. 17, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Turkey's president visited the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday to pay respects to the federation's late ruler and congratulate his successor, deepening a rapprochement between the countries after a bitter rivalry in the wake of the 2011 Arab uprisings. ...

US vice president, top officials visit UAE to pay respects

May. 16, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris led a high-powered American delegation to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to pay respects to the federation's late ruler and meet with the newly ascended president. The trip marks the highest-level visit by...

Filmmaker: Officials arrest Iran movie industry workers

May. 16, 2022 00:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An award-wining Iranian filmmaker said authorities raided the offices and homes of several filmmakers and other industry professionals and arrested some of them. Mohammad Rasoulof said in a statement signed by dozens of movie industry...

World leaders descend on UAE to pay respects to late ruler

May. 15, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An array of presidents and prime ministers continued to descend on the United Arab Emirates Sunday from around the world to pay their respects to the federation's late ruler. They also came to praise his successor, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan — a vivid...

Saudi oil giant Aramco's first-quarter profits surge 80%

May. 15, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oil giant Saudi Aramco said Sunday its profits soared more than 80% in the first three months of the year, as the state-backed company cashes in on the volatility in global energy markets and surging oil prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. ...