Belgium convicts Emirati princesses of abusing servants

2017-06-24 11:21

A Belgian court has convicted eight Emirati royals of human trafficking and degrading treatment of their servants at a Brussels hotel, reports say.

Al Jazeera off the table in any Gulf crisis talks - FM

2017-06-13 12:58

Qatari media group will not be discussed in any negotiations: Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

Egypt's tourism officials insist popular sites are safe

2017-04-26 07:30

Egypt's tourism levels are still around a third of what they once were, but Egypt's tourism minister insists the country's Red Sea resorts and Ancient Egyptian sites are "safe".

New visa attracts increased layovers in UAE

2017-04-12 16:01

The fastest growing group is now those staying between six to eight nights, according to ForwardKeys, which analyses 16 million booking transactions a day.

Hackers who targeted White House staff arrested

2017-04-04 18:03

Dubai police say they have arrested foreign hackers who targeted senior Obama White House officials in a blackmail email scam.

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.


US interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture

2017-06-22 10:07

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme, an investigation has found.

Bahrain police raid Shi'ite cleric's town - 1 killed

2017-05-23 17:05

Bahrain police have raided a town where a sit-in was underway in support of a prominent Shi'ite cleric and at least one protester has died.

Qaeda-linked group claims Russia metro bombing

2017-04-26 05:02

A group suspected of links to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the metro bombing in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg.

Qatari pays $2m to try to free royals abducted in Iraq

2017-04-11 17:24

A Qatari has made a $2m payment to a Greek shoe salesman's firm in the US to help it get "proof of life" and ultimately free ruling Qatari family members kidnapped in Iraq.

Emirati academic gets 10 years in prison over tweets

2017-03-30 15:23

An Emirati academic held since August 2015 over his tweets has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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.

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