Latest United Arab Emirates News

Ship tied to Israeli billionaire attacked off Oman, 2 killed

Jul. 30, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack on an oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire killed two crew members off Oman in the Arabian Sea, authorities said Friday, marking the first fatalities after years of assaults targeting shipping in the region. No one...

Firm managing oil tanker attacked off Oman says 2 crew members from United Kingdom and Romania killed in assault

Jul. 30, 2021 08:13 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Firm managing oil tanker attacked off Oman says 2 crew members from United Kingdom and Romania killed in assault.

Tunisia’s turmoil is being watched warily around the globe

Jul. 30, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Days of political turmoil in Tunisia over a crippled economy and surging coronavirus infections have unnerved allies in Europe and the United States, while garnering the support of key Mideast partners watching to see if Islamists and Tunisia's fragile democracy will...

Oil tanker reportedly attacked off Oman in Arabian Sea linked to Israeli billionaire

Jul. 30, 2021 05:00 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oil tanker reportedly attacked off Oman in Arabian Sea linked to Israeli billionaire.

Group overseen by British military says it has received report of ship being attacked off coast of Oman in Arabian Sea

Jul. 29, 2021 22:54 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Group overseen by British military says it has received report of ship being attacked off coast of Oman in Arabian Sea.

UAE sends 6 Gitmo detainees to Yemen amid concerns

Jul. 29, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has sent six Yemeni detainees who were first held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and then in the Gulf Arab federation, to their home nation of Yemen, the families of the men and a government official said Thursday. The...

Top US diplomat talks relocation of Afghan allies in Kuwait

Jul. 29, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States is negotiating with Kuwait and other countries whether they can host Afghans who supported the American war effort and could face Taliban revenge attacks if they stay in Afghanistan, America’s top diplomat said Thursday. ...

Trump inaugural chair: I'm '100% innocent' in lobbying case

Jul. 26, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee pleaded not guilty Monday and said he was “100% innocent” of charges that he secretly lobbied the U.S. on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. Tom Barrack, 74, wearing a black...

Videos show march in Iranian capital amid water protests

Jul. 26, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dozens of Iranians marched down a major street in Tehran on Monday, online videos show, amid ongoing protests over water shortages in southwestern Iran. The demonstrators are seen in the videos marching down Jomhuri Islami Avenue —...

Trump inaugural committee chair to be released on $250M bail

Jul. 23, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee was ordered freed Friday on $250 million bail to face charges he secretly worked as an agent for the the United Arab Emirates to influence Trump’s foreign policy. ...