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Snow alert during rare storm in Gulf desert UAE

Dibai - A snow alert has been issued in the United Arab Emirates where a rare storm and high winds Friday toppled one of thousands of cranes in the Gulf desert state.

Emirati desert festival brings tradition back to life

Suwayhan - Women clad in emerald green abayas and men in crisp white gandoura gowns, Emirati folk dancers sway to the steady beat of a Bedouin drum against the desert skyline.

Qaeda stands to gain from Trump strikes on Yemen: ICG

Dibai - Al-Qaeda is gaining ground in Yemen and could benefit from military actions like the deadly raid by elite US forces ordered by President Donald Trump, the International Crisis Group warned Thursday.

Saudi, other Muslims spared ban as US allies: experts

Dibai - Gulf monarchies, notably Saudi Arabia, and other major Muslim nations have been spared the US travel ban because they are crucial allies of Washington and not "failed states", experts say.

Trump sued over 'unconstitutional' foreign payments

New York - A federal lawsuit filed Monday against Donald Trump claims the president is violating the Constitution by allowing his businesses to receive payments from foreign governments.

Dubai airport says still top for international traffic

Dibai - Dubai International cemented its title as the world's busiest airport for international passengers in 2016, with a 7.2 percent increase in traveller numbers to 83.6 million, its operator said Tuesday.

Bahrain executions spark violent protests

Dibai - Bahrain on Sunday executed three men found guilty of killing three policemen, sparking violent protests and stoking tensions between the country's Shiite majority and its Sunni rulers.

Hope, and fear, as US Gulf allies look to Trump

Dibai - US Gulf allies are looking at Donald Trump to tilt Washington in their favour, analysts say, but fear a dangerous void if the incoming president goes so far as to tear up the Iran nuclear deal.

Armed men 'attack Bahrain jail, policeman killed, inmates released'

Dibai - Armed men on Sunday attacked a prison in Bahrain where Shiites convicted over anti-government protests are held, killing one policeman and allowing inmates to escape, the interior ministry said.

Bahrain activist to stay in jail despite bail

Dibai - Hopes that Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab would be freed were dashed Wednesday after the prosecution said he will stay in custody pending another case, shortly after he was granted bail.

Leading Bahrain activist grilled over Le Monde article

Dibai - Bahraini authorities say they have interrogated detained opposition leader Nabil Rajab for spreading "false information" in an article published in French daily Le Monde that accused Gulf monarchies of fomenting "extremism".

Bahrain upholds jail sentence for opposition chief

Dibai - Bahrain's appeals court on Monday upheld a nine-year jail sentence against opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman, a judicial source said, the latest move in a crackdown on the Shiite majority.

Pentagon chief announces 200 more US troops for Syria

Dibai - Washington will send another 200 troops to Syria to help an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters seize the Islamic State group bastion of Raqa, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Saturday.

Hollande vows to fight for weakest until he steps down

Abu Dhabi - French President Francois Hollande vowed Saturday to spend the final months of his presidency fighting to protect the rights of the most vulnerable in society and the world.

Nations set to approve heritage protection fund

Abu Dhabi - Representatives of around 40 countries are expected to approve on Saturday establishing a fund to protect heritage sites in conflict-ravaged areas and a network of safe havens for endangered artworks.

International push aims to protect endangered heritage

Abu Dhabi - Representatives from dozens of countries began meeting in Abu Dhabi on Friday to discuss the creation of a $100-million fund to protect and restore heritage sites threatened by extremism and conflict.

International push aims to protect endangered heritage

Abu Dhabi - Representatives from dozens of countries meet in Abu Dhabi on Friday to discuss the creation of a $100-million fund to protect and restore heritage sites threatened by extremism and conflict.

Nobel laureates urge action to protect heritage sites

Abu Dhabi - Five Nobel prize winners called Thursday for urgent international action to protect world heritage sites from the destruction wrought by extremist groups and conflicts.

Rosberg v Hamilton — race by race

Abu Dhabi - Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Formula One world championship on Sunday after a season-long duel with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Champion Rosberg, happy to be 'bland bombshell'

Abu Dhabi - Nico Rosberg realised a dream and silenced his critics Sunday when he emulated his father Keke’s achievement and claimed his maiden Formula One drivers’ championship.
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