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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.

British woman arrested in Dubai after reporting she'd been raped

Dubai - A British woman was arrested in Dubai after she told police she was raped. She is now facing charges of extramarital sex.

UAE is using a remote airbase in Libya to help out Haftar

According to the defense publication IHS Jane's, the United Arab Emirates is flying warplanes from a remote airbase in Libya to the south-east of Marj, the headquarters of eastern commander Field Marshal Kahlifa Haftar.

Drone halts traffic at Dubai airport, third incident in five months

Dubai - A drone forced Dubai international airport, one of the world's busiest, to halt air traffic for an hour and a half Saturday evening, the third such incident in less than five months.

4 Iranian arms shipments to Yemen stopped: US admiral

Dubai - Warships from the US Navy and allied nations have intercepted four weapons shipments from Iran to war-ravaged Yemen since April 2015, a US admiral said Thursday.

Saudi-led coalition denies Yemen 'blockade'

Dubai - The Saudi-led coalition denied on Tuesday it had imposed a "blockade" on Yemen, saying instead that it was controlling access to the country to prevent pro-Iran rebels from obtaining arms.

Op-Ed: Libyan ambassador to the UAE Aref Nyad resigns

The long-serving Libyan ambassador to the UAE, Aref Nyad, has resigned. He was originally appointed to the job by the National Transitional Council (NTC) in June of 2011.
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