Latest Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum News

Top UAE adviser makes rare trip to Iran amid nuclear talks

Dec. 06, 2021 11:10 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 Tahnoon bin...

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. ...

Turkey's Erdogan says he will visit UAE in February

Nov. 29, 2021 07:46 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he plans to pay a return visit to the United Arab Emirates in February as the two countries move to put years of tense relations behind them. Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince visited Ankara last week,...

Turkey, UAE sign cooperation agreements as they mend ties

Nov. 24, 2021 11:29 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince oversaw the signing of several investment and cooperation deals Wednesday, as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates move to repair relations and boost economic ties. The...

American official: US 'fully committed' to F-35 sale to UAE

Nov. 16, 2021 08:46 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. remains “fully committed” to a proposed sale of advanced F-35 stealth fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates, despite the Biden administration slowing down the deal, a senior American official overseeing arms exports said Tuesday. ...

Knicks Go wins Breeders' Cup Classic; Dubai, Japan win big

Nov. 06, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — The opposition knew Knicks Go would charge out of the starting gate. Yet, none of his rivals went after him. He had it all his own way in setting an uncontested lead and winning the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic by 2 3/4 lengths on Saturday at...

EXPLAINER: Why did bettors lose on winner of Breeders' Cup?

Nov. 06, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Modern Games won the $1 million Juvenile Turf at the Breeders’ Cup. Anyone who bet on him in certain types of wagers didn't cash a ticket and got their money back because of a mistake by the veterinarians. The Ireland-bred colt was the 2-1...

Sudan strongman is seen as an insider with powerful allies

Oct. 27, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The general leading Sudan’s coup has vowed to usher the country to an elected government. But Abdel-Fattah Burhan has powerful allies, including Gulf nations and a feared Sudanese paramilitary commander, and he appears intent on keeping the military firmly in control. ...

Amid flurry of Taliban diplomacy, Qatar stresses engagement

Oct. 13, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's foreign minister said isolating Afghanistan and its new Taliban rulers “will never be an answer” and argued Wednesday that engaging with the former insurgents could empower the more moderate voices among them. Sheikh...

UK High Court finds that Dubai ruler hacked ex-wife's phone

Oct. 06, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, hacked the phones of his ex-wife Princess Haya and her attorneys during the legal battle over custody of their two children, Britain’s High Court found Wednesday. Sheikh Mohammed, who is also...