Latest Abu Dhabi News

Player whipped by fan during confrontation after Saudi Super Cup final

Apr. 12, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fan at the Saudi Super Cup final lashed an Al-Ittihad player with a whip during a confrontation moments after the match Thursday night. The incident occurred following Al-Ittihad's 4-1 loss to Al-Hilal in the final played at Abu Dhabi’s...

UK government says it will back legislation to ban foreign state ownership of British newspapers

Mar. 13, 2024 17:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government said Wednesday it will back legislation banning foreign state ownership of British newspapers and magazines, a move that could upend a planned takeover by a United Arab Emirates-led consortium of the Telegraph Media Group. The development comes...

Celtics and Nuggets to play in Abu Dhabi in October in two NBA preseason games

Mar. 06, 2024 11:54 AM EST

The Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets will play in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Oct. 4 and 6 in preseason games ahead of next season, the NBA announced Wednesday. “We’re excited to bring two of the best teams in the NBA to Abu Dhabi in the Celtics and the Nuggets," NBA...

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways sees a $143 million profit in 2023 as passenger numbers rise

Mar. 06, 2024 05:35 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways announced Wednesday earning a $143 million profit last year, citing an increase in passengers as fueling the narrow profit. Though slim, it represents success for the long-troubled airline, which like other carriers...

‘Dune: Part Two’ brings spice power to the box office with $81.5 million debut

Mar. 03, 2024 13:05 PM EST

Movie theaters were looking for a savior and “ Dune: Part Two ” is delivering on the promise. Armed with sandworms, big screen spectacle and the star power of Timothée Chalamet, Denis Villeneuve ’s science fiction epic stormed the North American box office this weekend earning $81.5 million...

In a rural California region, a plan takes shape to provide shade from dangerous heat

Mar. 02, 2024 17:41 PM EST

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — When Limba Contreras moved to the desert community of Oasis, California, about 50 years ago, her family relied on a water cooler to keep temperatures inside their home comfortable. Other times, they sprayed each other with a hose outside. But when the heat...

Global economy is weighed down by war, uncertainty and instability, trade chief warns

Feb. 26, 2024 09:37 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the World Trade Organization warned on Monday that war, uncertainty and instability are weighing down the global economy and urged the bloc to embrace reform as elections across nearly half the world's population could bring new challenges. ...

WTO chief insists trade body remains relevant as tariff-wielding Trump makes a run at White House

Feb. 16, 2024 12:14 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Trade Organization insisted Friday that it remains relevant and its leaders focus on reform “no matter who comes into power" as Donald Trump — who as U.S. president bypassed WTO rules by slapping tariffs on America's friends and foes alike — makes another...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opens stone-built Hindu temple in UAE ahead of India's elections

Feb. 14, 2024 19:36 PM EST

ABU MUREIKHA, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Middle East's first traditional stone-built Hindu temple on Wednesday, internationalizing both his reelection campaign and his effort to push secular India into a Hindu state. The trip to the...

India's Modi arrives in the UAE on his seventh trip to a nation that is home to millions of Indians

Feb. 13, 2024 11:49 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates on his seventh trip to the nation, feted by tens of thousands of his countrymen ahead of elections back home in the coming months. Modi was met on landing in Abu Dhabi...