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South Korea president, in UAE, backs return to nuclear power

Jan. 16, 2023 22:39 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said Monday that his nation's efforts to be carbon neutral by 2050 would rely in part on returning to nuclear power, even though his predecessor had tried to move away from atomic power. Yoon's comments at...

South Korean president travels to UAE, seeks arms sales

Jan. 15, 2023 09:51 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol received an honor guard welcome Sunday on a trip to the United Arab Emirates as he hopes to expand his country's military sales here. Yoon's visit comes as South Korea conducts business deals worth billions...

UAE names oil company chief to lead UN climate talks COP28

Jan. 12, 2023 21:08 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Thursday named the CEO of a state-run oil company who also oversees renewable energy projects to be the president of the upcoming United Nations climate negotiations in Dubai, drawing criticism from activists and highlighting the...

Pakistan premier says UAE extends $2B loan, offers $1B more

Jan. 12, 2023 10:09 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister said Thursday that the United Arab Emirates agreed to extend a $2 billion loan to his country and provide an additional $1 billion as his nation struggles to recover from devastating floods this summer and a dire economic crisis. ...

UAE leader makes surprise visit to Qatar following boycott

Dec. 05, 2022 13:38 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The leader of the United Arab Emirates made a surprise visit Monday to Qatar as it hosts the World Cup — his first since leading a yearslong four-nation boycott of Doha over a political dispute that poisoned regional relations. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al...

Flashes of Arab unity at World Cup after years of discontent

Nov. 26, 2022 03:17 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For a brief moment after Saudi Arabia's Salem Aldawsari fired a ball from just inside the penalty box into the back of the net to seal a World Cup win against Argentina, Arabs across the divided Middle East found something to celebrate. Such Arab unity is hard...

Top US diplomat criticizes FIFA armband threat at World Cup

Nov. 22, 2022 08:20 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — America's top diplomat on Tuesday criticized a decision by FIFA to threaten players at the World Cup with yellow cards if they wear armbands supporting inclusion and diversity. Speaking alongside his Qatari counterpart at a news conference, U.S. Secretary of...

Qatar's World Cup opener shows its reemergence after boycott

Nov. 20, 2022 14:09 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Qatar opened the Middle East’s first World Cup on Sunday with its ruler sitting next to the leaders of two Arab countries that only a year and a half earlier had been part of a boycott trying to bring the energy-rich nation to its knees. No leaders of major...

FIFA urges World Cup teams to focus on soccer over politics

Nov. 04, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA's top officials have urged the 32 teams preparing for the most political World Cup in the modern era to focus on the game in Qatar and avoid handing out lessons in morality. A letter urging teams to “let football take center stage” was sent by FIFA president...