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UAE's nuclear power plant: energy and politics

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant, a first for the Arab world, successfully started up Saturday in a region grappling with conflicts.

UAE starts up first Arab nuclear plant

Dubai - The oil-rich United Arab Emirates on Saturday announced the startup of its Barakah nuclear power plant, scoring another first for the Arab world.

UAE starts up first Arab nuclear plant

Abu Dhabi - The oil-rich United Arab Emirates on Saturday announced the startup of its Barakah nuclear power plant, a first for the Arab world.

UAE's emerging hip hop scene searches for its identity

Dubai - Saud Waled Ibrahim raps in a mixture of Arabic and English, a blend that has become a hallmark of a hip hop scene in search of its identity in the United Arab Emirates.

Emirati 'Hope' probe heads for Mars

Dubai - The first Arab space mission to Mars blasted off from Japan on Monday on a mission to unravel the secrets of weather on the Red Planet.

Black Yemenis remain in shadows, far from global protests

Dubai - At a time when the Black Lives Matter movement is reshaping societies, black Yemenis have scant hope for an end to centuries of discrimination that has only worsened during the country's civil war.

IMF predicts worst Mideast downturn in half century

Dubai - The IMF Monday again sharply lowered its Middle East and North Africa economic forecast, to its lowest level in 50 years, over the "twin shock" of the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices.The region's economy will contract by 5.

Yemen's Huthis allow UN team to visit 'time bomb' tanker: source

Dubai - Yemen's Huthi rebels have given UN inspectors the green light to inspect a decaying oil tanker abandoned off the coast with 1.1 million barrels of crude on board which experts say could rupture at any time.

Eyes on the stars: UAE's Mars probe a first for the Arab world

Dubai - The oil-rich United Arab Emirates has built a nuclear power programme and sent a man to space, and now plans to join another elite club by sending a probe to Mars.

UN warns Yemen on brink of famine again

Dubai - War-torn Yemen is once again on the brink of famine as donor funds that averted catastrophe just 18 months ago have dried up, the country's UN humanitarian coordinator told AFP.

Israel, UAE to join forces to fight coronavirus

Dubai - Companies in the United Arab Emirates and Israel will join forces to research and develop technology to fight the novel coronavirus, the two countries, which have no official diplomatic ties, said Thursday.

Virus cases top nine million as WHO says pandemic 'accelerating'

Dubai - Global coronavirus infections topped nine million as the World Health Organization warned the pandemic was accelerating and Saudi Arabia announced it would scale back the hajj Islamic pilgrimage next month.

Op-Ed: Yemen STC separatists take control of key island Socotra

The internationally recognized Hadi Yemen government which is supported by Saudi Arabia has lost control of the large island off the south of the Yemen coast to the Southern Transitional Council (STC) a UAE-backed separatist group.

Virus cases top nine million as WHO says pandemic 'accelerating'

Dubai - Global coronavirus infections topped nine million on Monday as the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic was accelerating and Saudi Arabia said it would allow a "very limited" number of pilgrims to the hajj next month.

WHO warns of 'accelerating' pandemic as Brazil reaches 50,000 deaths

Dubai - The World Health Organization sent out a fresh warning on Monday over the dangers of the new coronavirus even as France returned to life by staging an annual music festival and sending millions of children back to school.

Op-Ed: US threatens sanctions against UAE over Syria embassy

US Special Envoy, James Jeffrey, has warned the US will not tolerate the United Arab Emirates opening an embassy In Damascus, Syria.

Race to ready Dubai's mega Expo despite one-year delay

Dubai - Armies of workers in protective masks are racing to complete the mammoth Dubai Expo 2020 site despite the coronavirus that has sickened some employees, forced a one-year postponement, and created a logistical headache.

Dubai charts a path to luxury industry's new normal

Dubai - The waiter at a chic Dubai restaurant wears a face mask and gloves, pours the wine into plastic cups and serves the steaks on paper plates with disposable cutlery.

Pandemic gives Dubai chance to put tech to the test

Dubai - From smart police helmets to research labs, the novel coronavirus has given Dubai an opportunity to test its technological and scientific clout as it shapes its approach to the pandemic.

Dubai prison: Virtual visits and court hearing amid virus crisis

Dubai - Behind a glass, sound-proof door, an inmate speaks with someone on a computer screen after visits to the Dubai prison were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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