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People posting videos of UAE attack summoned under vague law

Jan. 26, 2022 12:11 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State prosecutors in Abu Dhabi summoned people who shared videos on social media of Emirati defense forces intercepting missiles fired by Yemen's Houthis at the nation's capital, a state-run report said Wednesday. The move by prosecutors against...

Kuwait death toll raised to 4 in oil refinery fire

Jan. 26, 2022 03:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll from a fire at a major oil refinery in Kuwait has been raised to four after two critically injured workers died of their wounds, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said in a statement Wednesday. The fire, which erupted Jan. 14...

Saudi restores full ties with Thailand after diamond dispute

Jan. 25, 2022 22:55 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday ordered the restoration of full diplomatic ties with Thailand and said the countries agreed to trade ambassadors, closing the chapter on three decades of mistrust and hostility between the nations that stemmed from a sensational jewelry...

UAE sheikhdom to allow gaming as Wynn Resorts plans project

Jan. 25, 2022 21:29 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the seven sheikhdoms in the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday it will allow “gaming” while announcing a multibillion-dollar deal with Las Vegas-based casino giant Wynn Resorts. The announcement by Ras al-Khaimah comes after months of...

Abu Dhabi says vaccinated tourists need no boosters to enter

Jan. 25, 2022 15:23 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have published new information about the capital's entry requirements, saying that unlike residents and citizens, vaccinated tourists do not need to show proof of a booster shot to cross into Abu Dhabi. The...

PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines, Europe stays in Middle East

Jan. 25, 2022 11:15 AM EST

PGA TOUR FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN Site: San Diego. Course: Torrey Pines GC. South — Yardage: 7,765. Par: 72. North — Yardage: 7,258. Par: 72. Prize money: $8.4 million. Winner's share: $1.512 million. Television:...

Ras al-Khaimah in United Arab Emirates to allow 'gaming' as casino giant Wynn Resorts plans multibillion-dollar project

Jan. 25, 2022 08:04 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ras al-Khaimah in United Arab Emirates to allow 'gaming' as casino giant Wynn Resorts plans multibillion-dollar project.

Morikawa hits 'reset button' ahead of Dubai Desert Classic

Jan. 25, 2022 06:25 AM EST

Collin Morikawa had plenty of thinking to do on the short drive up the coast from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. The British Open champion had just finished tied for 62nd at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Sunday and the guy with one of the purest swings in golf was concerned. “I...

Husband says Iran sentenced activist wife to prison, lashes

Jan. 25, 2022 05:06 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has sentenced a prominent human rights activist to more than eight years prison, according to her husband. Paris-based Taghi Rahmani tweeted on Sunday that his wife, Narges Mohammadi, was tried in five minutes and sentenced to prison and 70...

UAE, US intercept Houthi missile attack targeting Abu Dhabi

Jan. 24, 2022 21:05 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates and the U.S. military intercepted two ballistic missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels over the skies of Abu Dhabi early Monday, authorities said, the second attack in a week that targeted the Emirati capital. The missile...