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.

Guptas take up residence in R445m Dubai mansion - report

2016-05-08 11:08

Members of the Gupta family have reportedly taken up residence in one of Dubai's most expensive properties, it has been reported.

Dubai to build tallest tower, beating its own record

2016-04-10 16:02

The new tower will be "a notch" taller than the world's tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, developer says.

Gupta brothers leave South Africa

2016-04-10 08:01

Ajay and Atul Gupta have left South Africa for Dubai after announcing their resignation from Oakbay Investments and Oakbay Resources and Energy.

38 guilty on terror charge in UAE

2016-03-27 19:41

The top security court in the United Arab Emirates has jailed 38 people for plotting terrorist attacks and seeking to overthrow the government to create an Islamic state.

Russian crash: Flydubai downplays terror

2016-03-19 18:42

Flydubai has played down the possibility that terrorism caused the crash of one of its airliners in Russia, in which all 62 people on board died.

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.


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.

Stowaway found aboard Emirates flight

2016-05-31 22:36

A teenage Chinese stowaway has been found in the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger plane after it landed in Dubai.

Survey finds bribery runs highest among courts in Mideast

2016-05-03 12:13

A new report by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, 30% of people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.

Guptas conceded - EFF

2016-04-10 09:29

The Gupta family leaving the country is a clear sign that the controversial businessmen have conceded, the Economic Freedom Fighters say.

UAE authority: Russia plane crash data 'satisfactory'

2016-03-28 07:08

The United Arab Emirates' aviation regulator says investigators have successfully downloaded all the information from the flight recorders on the FlyDubai plane that crashed in southern Russia.

Yves Rossi, aka Jetman, comes to South Africa

2016-03-22 10:32

Yves Rossi – Jetman – invented a series of jetpacks and even flew along with an Airbus. He was at the Cape Argus SportShow that was held at Sandringham near Stellenbosch over the weekend.

US 'must squeeze the heart out of ISIS'

2016-03-07 17:11

US Vice President Joe Biden says Washington is going to have to "squeeze the heart out of" the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq to wipe it out.

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.

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