Apicorp secures $950m Islamic loan

2015-03-23 15:45

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation says it has secured a $950m Islamic sharia-compliant loan from regional banks.

Solar plane takes off without a drop of fuel

2015-03-09 07:50

A Swiss solar-powered has plane taken off from Abu Dhabi, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.

Still more embassies close in Yemen

2015-02-14 16:30

The United Arab Emirates and Spain have suspended operations at their embassies in Yemen following an exodus of foreign diplomats.

Kaymer's collapse lets in Stal

2015-01-18 15:34

Gary Stal has come from 10 shots behind to beat Martin Kaymer in Abu Dhabi after the German looked like cruising to the title.

McIlroy jots down 2015 goals

2015-01-13 21:45

World number one Rory McIlroy says he has a habit of writing down his season's goals on the first flight he takes every year.

Pleas for oil cut hit Opec's brick wall

2015-01-12 16:41

A diplomatic push by Venezuela and Iran for an Opec oil output cut has failed to soften the refusal of the group's Gulf members to do so for now, say delegates.

2 Egyptians, 2 Emiratis killed in military aircraft crash

2014-12-18 09:02

Four crew members have been killed, two of them Egyptian and two Emirati, when their military aircraft crashed during joint exercises, officials say.

Saudi king urges Egypt to back Gulf accord

2014-11-19 20:54

The Saudi king has urged Egypt to back the Gulf unity agreement with Qatar.

No disruption in Emirates flights

2014-11-17 12:50

While Emirates still operates all its services in SA, including a fourth daily flight to Johannesburg, an official has been suspended regarding the matter.

UAE economy recovering at fast pace - IMF

2014-11-05 20:14

The United Arab Emirates economy is recovering from the global financial crisis but remains threatened by low oil prices, the IMF says.


UAE rejects 'baseless' claims of airline subsidies

2015-03-11 12:34

The United Arab Emirates has denied claims from US airlines of lavishing its fast-growing carriers with state subsidies as "false and unacceptable," local media reports say.

Solar plane passes new test ahead of world tour

2015-03-02 12:22

A solar-powered plane has made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.

UAE drone contest aims to 'change the world'

2015-01-28 08:50

While commercial drone operations stagger under regulatory stalemate in the US, the United Arab Emirates has launched a competition to develop civilian drones.

Murray joins top dogs in Dubai

2015-01-15 21:08

Britain's Andy Murray will play in the Dubai championship, the organisers of the February tournament say.

UAE says Opec will no longer shore up oil price

2015-01-13 20:00

The United Arab Emirates says that Opec will no longer move to shore up crude prices, arguing that rising North American shale oil output needed to be curbed.

First UAE nuclear plant to start in 2017

2014-12-22 14:45

The first nuclear reactor being built by the United Arab Emirates will come on line in 2017 and the rest will be fully operational by 2020, says an official.

Oil price drop not catastrophic - minister

2014-11-24 20:03

UAE Oil Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei says the current slide in oil prices will not be catastrophic for his oil-rich country, thanks to economic diversification.

UK hammer attacker gets life sentences

2014-11-17 20:51

The man who attacked 3 UAE women sleeping in luxury London hotel with a hammer has been sentenced to three life sentences.

Bombs explode near Egypt, UAE embassies in Libya

2014-11-13 10:36

Bombs have exploded near the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in Tripoli, though there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage in the attacks.

Foreign maids endure abuse in UAE - HRW

2014-10-23 15:24

Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates, trapped by a system that denies them protection, an international rights group says.

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