United Arab Emirates

Defence deals worth 1.2 billion dollars announced at key UAE show

Deals worth nearly 4.4 billion dirhams (1.2 billion dollars) were reached at a major defence show that opened Sunday in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), an official said.

Trump's sons in Dubai to launch golf course

The two eldest sons of US President Donald Trump were in Dubai on Saturday to open the 18-hole Trump International Golf Club, the first Trump-branded golf course in the Middle East.

UAE: Two soldiers died fighting in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates said Friday that two of its soldiers died while taking part in a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.

UAE: US immigrant ban does not target specific religion

The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat said Wednesday a recent order by US President Donald Trump to temporarily bar entry to citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations does not target a certain religion.

UAE destroys Iranian military drone in Yemen, official says

Air forces from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operating in war-wracked Yemen destroyed an Iranian-made military drone in the port area of Mokha, a Yemeni military official said Saturday.

Report: British tourist arrested after reporting rape in Dubai

A British tourist who reported that she was gang-raped in Dubai has been charged with having extra-marital sex, according to a non-profit organization based in Britain.

Dubai airport halts air traffic due to drone

An unauthorized drone forced air traffic at Dubai International Airport to be temporarily halted on Wednesday, authorities said.

Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned on UAE airlines

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday banned passengers from using Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board the country’s airlines, following a recall of the devices because of a battery fire hazard.

US announces transfer of 15 Guantanamo inmates to UAE

The United States has transferred 15 inmates from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to the United Arab Emirates, leaving 61 detainees at the Cuban facility, the Pentagon said Monday.

Emirates plane with 275 people on board makes Dubai emergency landing

An Emirates airline flight from Thiruvananthapuram in India made an emergency landing at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, but all 275 passengers and crew were safely evacuated, the Dubai government said.

Solar plane lands in Abu Dhabi after record-setting world journey

Solar Impulse 2 became the first solar-powered aircraft to circle the globe when it touched down in Abu Dhabi early Tuesday, the mission's team said.

Severe turbulence over Indonesia injures 31 plane passengers

Three people suffered spinal fractures after an Etihad Airways flight bound for Jakarta hit severe turbulence, reports said Thursday.

UAE names ministers for happiness and tolerance

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday created ministries for happiness and tolerance as part of a major cabinet shake-up in the oil-rich country, the official news agency WAM reported, with both portfolios going to women.

UAE: 23 injured in 96 car crashes blamed on heavy fog

Twenty-three people were injured Saturday in four separate multi-vehicle crashes involving a total of 96 cars in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, police said.

Emirati man sentenced to death for joining Islamic State

A court in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday sentenced a local man to death on charges of joining the Islamic State extremist group.