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Top UAE adviser makes rare trip to Iran amid nuclear talks

Dec. 06, 2021 07:49 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The national security adviser of the United Arab Emirates met Monday with Iran's hard-line president in Tehran, a major visit for the Gulf Arab federation that has long viewed the Islamic Republic as its main regional threat. The visit by Sheikh...

Expo 2020's workers face hardships despite Dubai's promises

Dec. 05, 2021 07:22 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Intent on making a flawless impression as the first host of the world's fair in the Middle East, Dubai sought to leave nothing to chance. It poured billions of dollars into its pristine fairgrounds and jubilant festivities that opened...

France to work with Saudis to resolve crisis with Lebanon

Dec. 04, 2021 14:08 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a significant gesture amid an unprecedented crisis between Lebanon and Saudi...

France signs weapons mega-deal with UAE as Macron tours Gulf

Dec. 03, 2021 09:34 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France announced multibillion-euro deals Friday to sell fighter planes and combat helicopters to the United Arab Emirates, aiming to boost military cooperation with its top ally in the Persian Gulf amid their shared concerns about Iran. ...

Analysis: Iran ups nuclear ante as Vienna deal talks resume

Dec. 02, 2021 05:03 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After a monthslong hiatus, Iran has returned to negotiations in Vienna aimed at reviving its cratered nuclear deal with world powers. But Tehran isn't slowing down the advances in its atomic program, further raising the stakes in talks crucial to cooling...

With a shot at No. 1, Bahamas no holiday for Collin Morikawa

Dec. 01, 2021 17:42 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Hero World Challenge has all the trappings of a working vacation on a Caribbean island with a 20-man field, no cut and warm tropical air in December. It just doesn't feel that way to Collin Morikawa. A historic year for the 24-year-old...

Saudis, UAE detect first cases of new coronavirus variant

Dec. 01, 2021 14:34 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said Wednesday they detected their first cases of the new coronavirus variant, recording the first known instances of omicron infections in the Persian Gulf region. Saudi Arabia’s state-run...

Actress Lindsay Lohan announces engagement in Instagram post

Nov. 29, 2021 10:53 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Actress Lindsay Lohan has told her followers on Instagram that she's engaged. Lohan announced her engagement to boyfriend Bader Shammas and showed off a traditional oval diamond ring with a photo of the couple looking happy, locked in...

UAE eases drug laws: No more jail for those bringing in THC

Nov. 29, 2021 03:58 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has eased some of its harsh drug laws, relaxing penalties for travelers who arrive in the country with products containing THC, the main intoxicating chemical in cannabis. The new law, published Sunday in the...

Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Yemen's capital

Nov. 26, 2021 21:14 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels launched airstrikes early Saturday morning targeting the country's capital, Sanaa. Saudi state-run television reported the strikes, citing the Saudi-led coalition as urging...