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Yemen arms depot blast kills 22 UAE troops

Abu Dhabi - An arms depot explosion in Yemen has killed 22 soldiers from the United Arab Emirates, in the country's heaviest loss since joining an Arab coalition battling Shiite rebels, military sources said Friday.

HRW urges coalition to stop using cluster bombs in Yemen

Dubai - Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged the Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-backed rebels in Yemen to stop using cluster munitions, saying it had uncovered new evidence of their devastating impact.

UAE forces rescue British hostage in Yemen

Abu Dhabi - Forces from the United Arab Emirates have rescued a British hostage held for more than 18 months by Al-Qaeda in Yemen, authorities in Abu Dhabi and London said on Sunday.

Al-Qaeda's Zawahiri vows allegiance to new Taliban chief

Dubai - Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Thursday pledged his group's allegiance to new Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour who is facing a bitter struggle over his leadership.

Dubai police say report of man letting daughter drown from 1996

Dubai - Dubai police said Wednesday that a report of an Asian woman drowning after her father blocked lifeguards from rescuing her, which was widely discussed on social media, dated from nearly two decades ago.

Woman drowns in Dubai after father blocks rescue to save 'honour'

Dubai - A young Asian woman drowned after her father allegedly prevented Dubai lifeguards from coming to the rescue because that would "dishonour" her, Emirati news media reported Monday.Emirates 24/7 reported that Dubai police arrested the unnamed man.

Bahrain lifts ban on pro-opposition newspaper

Dubai - Bahrain has given permission to a pro-opposition newspaper to resume publishing after a two-day ban that drew criticism from human rights groups, state media said.

Duel in Dubai 2: Albert Pagara dispatches Jesus Rios in round 1

IBF Inter-Continental Super bantamweight titleholder Arbert Pagara fulfilled his promise to his fans back in the Philippines to go for a knockout win against challenger Jesus Rios of Mexico on Friday night's "Duel in Dubai 2" in Dubai, UAE.

Albert Pagara, Jesus Rios aim for knockout win tonight in Dubai

IBF Inter-Continental Super bantamweight titleholder Arbert Pagara assures his fans back in the Philippines that he will go for a knockout win against Mexican challenger Jesus Rios when they collide at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE tonight.

Middle East refinery expansion plans experiencing complications

Cairo - Expansion to oil refining capacities hit an unforeseen snag, halting an already expensive importing chain responsible for gasoline production. Partially responsible for these snags is an increase in domestic energy needs amidst excruciating heat.

UAE to try 41 on charges of seeking 'caliphate'

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates is to try 41 people for allegedly seeking to overthrow the government to set up an Islamic State group-style caliphate in the Gulf state, prosecutors said Sunday.

Pagara brothers gear up for 'Duel in Dubai Part 2'

Rising Filipino boxers Jason and Albert Pagara are all set to clash with their Mexican opponents on Aug. 7 at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

HRW says Saudi-led Yemen raid 'apparent war crime'

Dubai - Human Rights Watch condemned as an "apparent war crime" on Tuesday a Saudi-led air raid in Yemen last week that it said killed at least 65 civilians in residential compounds.

Two Bahrain police killed in 'terror' blast: Ministry 

Dubai - An explosion has killed two policemen and wounded six others in a Shiite-dominated area of Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday, describing it as a "terror" attack.

UAE executes woman convicted of US teacher's murder

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates carried out a rare execution Monday, putting to death by firing squad an Emirati woman convicted of the jihadist-inspired murder of a US school teacher, media reported.

Man from Dubai faces fine for using bad language on WhatsApp

Under a new law, a man in the United Arab Emirates could be fined more than $60,000 for swearing at a colleague on WhatsApp.

Wuhayshi, former Bin Laden aide who led Qaeda's Yemen arm

Dubai - Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the Al-Qaeda second-in-command who has been killed in a US drone strike, was a former aide of Osama bin Laden who tunnelled out of prison to take command of its Yemen arm.

Bahrain jails opposition chief Ali Salman for 4 years

Dubai - A Bahrain court jailed Shiite opposition leader Ali Salman for four years on Tuesday after convicting him of inciting disobedience and hatred in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, a judicial source said.

Al-Qaeda confirms top commander killed in US strike

Dubai - Al-Qaeda confirmed that its second-in-command, head of its powerful Yemeni branch, was killed in a US drone strike, in the heaviest blow to the jihadist network since the death of Osama bin Laden.

IS claims capture of Libya's Sirte: SITE

Dubai - The Islamic State group claimed to have seized full control Tuesday of the Libyan city of Sirte from the Fajr Libya militia, including a power plant, according to a US monitor.
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