UAE names woman as minister for happiness

2016-02-10 18:56

The UAE has named women to the newly created posts of state ministers for happiness and tolerance, and a 22-year-old female for youth affairs.

UAE says it's prepared to send ground forces to Syria

2016-02-08 05:35

A top official in the United Arab Emirates says his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants.

US accuses Iran of conducting tests near warships

2015-12-30 14:02

The US military has accused Iran of conducting rocket tests near US warships and commercial traffic in the Strait of Hormuz.

US transfers five Guantanamo detainees to UAE

2015-11-16 10:47

The US has announced the transfer of five detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United Arab Emirates, part of a long-delayed plan to close the controversial military prison.

Foreign toll figures show hajj tragedy deadliest ever

2015-10-17 07:46

The death toll from last month's hajj stampede has risen to at least 1 748, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it the deadliest incident in the pilgrimage's history.

Arab world not helping refugees - report

2015-09-06 19:05

A Dubai report says homeless refugees from the Syrian world have found scant refuge in the Arab world's richest states.

Qatar coral reef at risk

2015-08-31 22:36

High sea temperatures off the coast of Qatar threaten precious coral reef and have caused mass deaths among 20 types of fish.

Qaeda denies holding UK hostage freed in Yemen

2015-08-26 19:10

Al-Qaeda says it has never held a UK hostage that the UAE says it freed from the group in Yemen.

British hostage rescued in Yemen operation

2015-08-23 12:41

A British hostage has been freed in Yemen following an operation by United Arab Emirates forces, the Foreign Office in London has announced.

UAE police nab Nigerian gang for hacking US accounts

2015-07-12 20:49

United Arab Emirates police have busted a cell of three Nigerian hackers who targeted US bank accounts, the interior ministry says.


Obama says Mideast countries must 'lift up their citizens'

2016-02-08 14:47

US President Barack Obama says governments across the Middle East that make a "commitment to justice and human rights" will continue to have a friend in America.

Shark leaps onto Emirati fishing boat

2016-01-25 18:30

A hungry shark leapt three metres onto a fishing boat off the United Arab Emirates looking for prey only to end up as catch of the day.

Qatar bans contractors from leaving country

2015-11-28 13:40

Qatar has banned contractors from leaving the country as it carries out a probe into how heavy rains damaged buildings and roadways.

Hajj disaster death toll at least 2 110

2015-10-19 17:02

A report from Associated Press says a new toll shows the crush and stampede that struck the hajj in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2 110 pilgrims.

Heavy blasts rock Yemen capital

2015-09-10 22:55

Heavy explosions have rocked areas in and around the Yemeni capital as Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombarded Shi'ite positions.

UAE's Etisalat to open shares to foreigners

2015-09-06 14:12

Foreign individuals and institutional investors will be allowed for the first time to buy shares of UAE telecoms giant Etisalat.

Climate change brings cyclone risk to Persian Gulf

2015-08-31 19:59

Climate change is bringing small risks that tropical cyclones will form in the Persian Gulf for the first time, in a threat to cities such as Dubai or Doha which are unprepared for big storm surges.

Rare mass 'terror' trial opens in UAE

2015-08-24 21:51

A rare mass trial of 41 radical Islamists accused of seeking to overthrow the government and links with "terrorists" has opened in the United Arab Emirates, official media reports.

UAE woman executed for killing American teacher

2015-07-13 08:26

The United Arab Emirates has executed a UAE woman convicted of terrorism after the militant-inspired killing of an American kindergarten teacher in December 2014, the state news agency WAM reports.

Another Somali bomb blast - 9 killed

2015-06-24 18:01

Police say nine people have been killed in aSomalia bomb attack that targeted vehicles carrying Emirati officials.

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