Latest United Arab Emirates News

Iran downplays, demonizes protests amid internet shutdown

Nov. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday alternatively downplayed and demonized ongoing protests across the country that have killed at least five people and renewed pressure on the government as the country struggles under the weight of U.S. economic sanctions. The full scale of the protests,...

US: Egypt could face sanctions over Russia warplanes

Nov. 18, 2019 12:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.S. official warned Egypt on Monday that if it purchases Russian fighter jets it risks American sanctions. R. Clarke Cooper, the State Department’s assistant secretary in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, made the comment to journalists on the sidelines of the biennial...

Tests on Boeing ‘Greenliner’ part of effort to cut emissions

Nov. 18, 2019 11:36 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi’s flagship carrier, Etihad Airways, said Monday it is launching one of the world’s most fuel-efficient long-haul airplanes, part of a growing industry effort to reduce the environmental and financial costs of flying. Etihad’s...

Airbus nails $30B in new plane orders at Dubai Airshow

Nov. 18, 2019 10:57 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airbus nailed down $30 billion in new plane orders on the second day of the Dubai Airshow after previous rounds of the biennial showcase saw its competitor Boeing take the lion’s share of deals. The largest deal came from the Middle East’s biggest carrier,...

The Latest: SunExpress to buy 10 of troubled 737-8 Max jets

Nov. 18, 2019 7:54 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on news from the Dubai Air Show (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Turkish airline SunExpress has announced it will be buying 10 of the troubled Boeing 737-8 Max jets, grounded globally after crashes, worth $1.2 billion. SunExpress, based in the Turkish coastal...

AP Explains: Iran gas price protests quickly turn violent

Nov. 18, 2019 7:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protests over gasoline prices have swept across some 100 cities and towns in Iran, turning violent faster than widespread economic protests in 2017 and rallies over the country’s disputed 2009 presidential election. The scale of the unrest that began on Friday...

Turkey’s SunExpress airline announces order for 10 of 737 Max jets grounded globally after crashes worth $1.2 billion

Nov. 18, 2019 6:45 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Turkey’s SunExpress airline announces order for 10 of 737 Max jets grounded globally after crashes worth $1.2 billion.

Emirati budget carrier Air Arabia announces purchase of 120 new Airbus planes in deal worth $14 billion

Nov. 18, 2019 6:19 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati budget carrier Air Arabia announces purchase of 120 new Airbus planes in deal worth $14 billion.

Dubai-based airline Emirates announces new order for 20 additional wide-body A350-900 planes in deal worth $6.4 billion

Nov. 18, 2019 4:31 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based airline Emirates announces new order for 20 additional wide-body A350-900 planes in deal worth $6.4 billion.

Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests reach 100 cities

Nov. 17, 2019 10:45 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a...