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With Yemen attack, IS 'aims to eclipse Qaeda'

Dubai - By claiming its first attack in Yemen the Islamic State group is seeking to exploit the chaos gripping the country and siphon support from the world's most fearsome Al-Qaeda branch, analysts say.

IS claims deadly Yemen mosque bombings

Dubai - The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility for suicide bombings Friday in the Yemeni capital that killed at least 77 people at mosques attended by Shiite militiamen.

Yoga, hypnosis prop up solar-powered plane pilots

Abu Dhabi - The power of yoga and self-hypnosis are being harnessed to prop up the endurance of the pilots of the solar plane which set off Monday on a first round-the-world tour.

Solar-powered plane begins round-the-world attempt

Abu Dhabi - A solar-powered plane set off from Abu Dhabi on Monday on a bid to make the first round-the-world tour, a marathon journey that will test its pilots' endurance to the limit.

Pilots set for first round-the-world solar flight

Abu Dhabi - The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy will be launched Monday in Abu Dhabi, its pilots said, in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy.

3 life-changing medical apps everyone needs

Technology is making it increasingly easier for us to stay in touch with family and friends, and it also offers a new way to manage a variety of health concerns.

Huge blaze guts 79-floor Dubai skyscraper

Dubai - Hundreds of panicked residents fled one of the tallest towers in Dubai early Saturday as a huge fire engulfed the skyscraper, causing extensive damage to its luxury flats.

Chelsea football club invites Paris metro victim, family to game

The Chelsea football club has reached out to a black man treated abominably on the Paris metro by supporters of the club. White men prevented the man from boarding a train Tuesday and they sang a racist song at him.

Bahrain police fire tear gas as protests mark uprising

Dubai - Bahraini police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Shiite protesters who took to the streets for Saturday's fourth anniversary of an uprising that deeply divided the key US ally.

Canadian woman on spiritual quest dies after drinking tea in Peru

Puerto Maldonado - Jennifer Logan loved to travel. She'd just wrapped up a job teaching English to women in Saudi Arabia and was spending some time with family in Canada when she set off for a trip to Peru.

Top Qaeda militant in Yemen dead in US drone strike: AQAP

Dubai - Al-Qaeda said Thursday that Harith al-Nadhari, a senior figure who threatened more attacks on France after last month's Charlie Hebdo killings, had died in a US drone strike in Yemen.

Qaeda in Yemen says France top enemy

Dubai - The ideological leader of Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said Friday that France had surpassed the United States as the top enemy of Islam.

Saudi blogger Badawi, a fighter for free speech

Dubai - Saudi Arabian blogger Raef Badawi, who could face another round of flogging on Friday for "insulting Islam", is a fighter for free speech whose health is worsening, his wife says.

Saudi to again postpone flogging of blogger

Dubai - Rights group Amnesty International said Thursday that Saudi Arabia would postpone the flogging of blogger Raef Badawi, whose case has sparked international criticism, for a second week on medical grounds.

Defense contractor pleads guilty in enormous bribery case

San Diego - It's a courtroom drama and corruption scandal of epic proportions that has the makings of a good movie and involves a Malaysian defense contractor along with key officials from the U.S. Navy.

Saudi postpones blogger lashing on medical grounds: wife

Dubai - Saudi Arabia on Friday postponed the next round of flogging for a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam because his wounds from last week's beating have not yet healed, his wife said.

Charlie Hebdo suspect trained in Qaeda camps: Yemen sources

Dubai - One of the suspects in the attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo studied in Yemen where he attended Al-Qaeda training camps, Yemeni security sources and a classmate said Friday.

Why depicting Mohammed angers many Muslims

Dubai - Depictions of Prophet Mohammed such as the cartoons published by the French satirical magazine reeling from a deadly attack are banned in Islam and mocking him angers many Muslims.

Zimbabwe's plan to sell 34 baby elephants outrages activists

Maputo - Zimbabwe's Hwangwe National Park plans to sell elephants for as much as $40,000 each because it needs the money to run the park, officials say. The park plans to sell more than 60 elephants to buyers in China, France, and the United Arab Emirates.

Policeman killed in Bahrain 'terrorist' attack: ministry

Dubai - One policeman was killed in a "terrorist" attack in a Shiite town in Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
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