Bahrain sentences 2 to death on terror charges

2017-03-29 20:02

A court in Bahrain has sentenced two people to death on terror charges and handed 11 others lengthy sentences.

Dubai arrests man behind video of cat fed alive to dogs

2017-03-15 14:01

Police in Dubai have arrested a man who was behind a gruesome video showing a cat being fed alive to dogs as a punishment for eating birds, reports say.

Long battle ahead for SA couple in UAE jail - lawyer

2017-03-08 18:39

A South African man and his fiancée have been detained for more than a month in Abu Dhabi because she is pregnant and they are not married.

Dubai toughens fire rules after tower blazes

2017-01-23 05:52

Dubai has announced tougher fire rules in a bid to minimise risks after several spectacular blazes that have ripped through skyscrapers in the modern Gulf emirate.

India businessman pays $9m for Dubai number plate

2016-10-09 17:53

An Indian businessman has paid $9m at auction to grab a single-digit car registration plate in Dubai, feeding a passion for "unique" number plates.

High-rise tower being built in Abu Dhabi catches fire

2016-08-30 18:03

A high-rise building under construction in Abu Dhabi has caught fire, the latest in a series of tower blazes to hit the UAE.

Emirates plane may have attempted go-around before crash

2016-08-04 22:21

An Emirates airliner that crash landed in Dubai tried to regain altitude in the last moments before it hit the ground, transponder data and air traffic control communications suggest.

Firefighter killed in Dubai as 100s flee burning plane

2016-08-03 21:14

Hundreds of passengers have fled an Emirates airliner that crash-landed and caught fire in Dubai, resulting in the death of a firefighter and a four-hour shutdown of the busy airport.

UAE warns against wearing traditional clothes abroad

2016-07-03 14:31

The United Arab Emirates is warning its citizens to avoid wearing traditional garments when traveling abroad after an Emirati man was handcuffed in Ohio over terrorism fears

Ramadan: New moon sighted

2016-06-05 20:09

Millions of Muslims around the world will mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday, a time marked intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.


Men ordered to clean zoo for feeding cat to dog

2017-03-16 05:21

Dubai's ruler has ordered three men who filmed themselves feeding a live cat to a starving dog to clean the city-state's zoo for four hours a day for the next three months

Charges against SA couple detained in UAE dropped

2017-03-10 13:32

The charges against a South African man and his fiancée, who were detained in Abu Dhabi for having sex before marriage, have been dropped, the international relations department says.

'Only thing they did wrong, was fall in love' - mom of man arrested in UAE for premarital sex

2017-03-07 11:51

A South African and his Ukrainian fiancée have been arrested in the United Arab Emirates, charged with having sex before marriage.

UAE citizen shot, killed by US police after car crash

2016-12-07 10:42

The Ohio attorney general's office has said a man fatally shot by police after a car accident was a citizen of the United Arab Emirates and a student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Emirates crash: Pilot tried to abort landing

2016-09-06 16:28

A preliminary report into the Emirates airliner crash landing in Dubai in August, has found that the pilot attempted to abort the landing after an initial touchdown.

Dubai plane crash survivor hits $1m jackpot

2016-08-11 14:04

It's been an eventful few days for Mohammad Basheer Abdul Khadar, an Indian living in Dubai.

Dubai airport scraps over 200 flights

2016-08-04 15:44

Traffic at Dubai airport remains disrupted with 237 flights cancelled, a day after an Emirates plane crash-landed.

PICS: Emirates passenger plane crash lands in Dubai

2016-08-03 12:28

An Emirates flight from Trivandrum in India has crash landed at Dubai International Airport.

Top human rights activist rearrested in Bahrain

2016-06-13 13:30

Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been rearrested by security forces in the Gulf island state, his family said on Twitter.

Gulf stocks mixed as Ramadan heralds quiet period

2016-06-05 16:07

Gulf stocks were mixed as trading slumped in advance of the holy month of Ramadan, when business across the region slows.

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