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Global solar flight to start, end in Abu Dhabi

2014-09-25 14:38

A government-backed renewable energy company in the UAE says a Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft will aim to begin and end its first round-the-world solar flight from the capital of Abu Dhabi.

5 accused of trying to build a bomb in UAE

2014-09-09 11:11

Four citizens of the United Arab Emirates and one from the Comoros have gone on trial, charged with trying to build a bomb in the Gulf Arab state, newspapers report.

UAE aircraft bombed Islamists in Libya

2014-08-26 06:25

The United Arab Emirates has secretly sent warplanes on bombing raids against Islamist militias in Libya over the past week, using bases in Egypt, two US officials say.

Islamic bank rebrands to go mainstream

2014-07-02 11:52

Two Islamic banks have changed their names in an attempt to move well beyond a relatively small group of customers and to establish themselves globally.

UAE says no plans for more aid to Egypt

2014-05-15 16:30

The UAE, a major donor to Egypt since former president Mohammed Morsi's fall from power, says it has no plans to step up its financial aid.

Etihad tight-lipped on Alitalia offer

2014-05-04 11:48

Etihad Airways chief James Hogan has declined to comment on the progress of talks to acquire a stake in Italy's national carrier Alitalia.

UAE to use drones for government services

2014-02-10 10:55

The United Arab Emirates plans to use unmanned aerial drones to deliver official documents and packages as part of efforts to upgrade government services.

 

Masdar joins mega wind project off Britain

2014-09-24 17:07

Abu Dhabi energy company Masdar has announced that it is joining a multi-billion dollar offshore wind farm project in Britain.

Libya air strikes show UAE willing to 'go it alone'

2014-08-26 21:03

UAE air strikes on Libya aim to prevent Islamists from controlling the violence-stricken country and sends a message to Washington that it is capable of protecting its own interests, experts say.

Bahrain cop killed in 'terrorist' blast

2014-07-05 08:40

A police officer has died in a "terrorist" blast in a Shi'ite-populated village in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, an interior ministry official has said.

Egypt turns to Western economic advisers

2014-06-08 12:30

Western advisers are drawing up plans for reshaping the Egyptian economy, sources say.

'Qaeda cell' trial opens in UAE

2014-05-06 12:17

Nine suspected al-Qaeda members accused of plotting attacks in the United Arab Emirates have gone on trial in Abu Dhabi's state security court, newspapers report.

Interpol reports low use of stolen passport database

2014-04-26 14:18

Fewer than 10 countries in the world systematically use an Interpol database to verify whether a passenger is flying with stolen documents, the organisation's secretary general says.

UN: UAE judiciary lacks independence

2014-02-05 21:59

A UN report says the United Arab Emirates' judiciary lacks independence, with power often centralised in the hands of prosecutors who are influenced by heads of government.

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