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UAE tech ambitions tarnished by internet restrictions

Dubai - With its ultra-modern infrastructure and hyper-connected services, the United Arab Emirates is an emerging technology power, but a scandal surrounding a popular messaging application has highlighted tight controls on the internet.

Japan's Abe heading to Middle East to urge calm

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Middle East from Saturday, hoping to ease soaring regional tensions after the US killing of a top Iranian general.

Malaysia ex-PM 'sought Abu Dhabi royal's help over scandal'

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak allegedly sought help from Abu Dhabi's crown prince to conceal wrongdoing linked to a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal, recordings released Wednesday by investigators showed.

Japan's Abe to visit Middle East amid tensions

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates next week as regional tensions spike after the US assassination of a top Iranian general.

Turkey builds Libya ties in reaction to regional rivals

Ankara - Turkey's recent moves with Libya -- threatening troop deployments and signing a contentious maritime deal -- are aimed at shoring up a rare regional ally and preserving access to gas supplies, analysts say.

UAE mines history to assert legitimacy in major documentary

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates is renowned for skyscrapers and mega-projects, but as the emerging regional power seeks to build legitimacy, it is campaigning to glorify its past as well.

US flexes muscles in Gulf to reassure allies

Dubai - A US aircraft carrier's passage through the Gulf is the latest demonstration of the superpower's enduring military presence in the Middle East aimed at reassuring allies, experts and officials say.

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain to play in Qatar, signalling thaw

Apo - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have said they will participate in this month's Gulf Cup football tournament in Qatar, signalling a thaw in their bitter two-year feud.

US approves $830 million sale of 10 Chinook helicopters to UAE

The US Dept. of State has approved a possible sale of 10 Chinook heavy lift helicopters to the United Arab Emirates for more than $830 million, according to a release from the Defense Security Cooperation (DSCA).

UN report finds Jordan, Turkey, UAE violated Libya arms embargo 

New York - Jordan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates have regularly violated the UN arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011, according to a confidential report by UN experts seen Thursday by AFP.

UN report finds Jordan, Turkey, UAE violated Libya arms embargo 

New York - Jordan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates have regularly violated the UN arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011, according to a confidential report by UN experts seen Thursday by AFP.

US's Mnuchin to lead 5-nation trip, including controversial Saudi event

Washington - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will lead a US delegation next week on a five-country tour of the Middle East and India, including attending a Saudi investment conference he boycotted last year over the gruesome murder of a journalist, officials said...

Dubai's vast Expo 2020 site rises from the desert

Dubai - With a year to go until the Expo 2020 trade fair, the mammoth venue in Dubai's desert is currently a tangle of steel, concrete and dust.

Global warming eclipses nuclear war as top concern: Nobel laureate

Dubai - The threat of climate change has overtaken the prospect of nuclear war as the most pressing concern facing humanity, a former Colombian president and Nobel peace laureate warned Monday.

High hopes as Dubai marks one-year countdown to Expo 2020

Dubai - Fireworks exploded over Dubai's skyline on Sunday to mark the one-year countdown to Expo 2020, a big-budget global trade fair the glitzy emirate's rulers hope will restore its flagging fortunes.

Diplomatic stalemate fuels dangerous Saudi-Iran standoff

Abu Dhabi - The dangerous rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, played out in proxy wars and mystery strikes, is destined to fester as long as neither reaches across the gulf that divides them, observers say.

Putin talks investments and space in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed deals worth over $1.3 billion with the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, wrapping up a tour of the Gulf where he also courted investment in Saudi Arabia.

Dubai seeks investment to bolster flagging economy

Dubai - With the highest tower in the world, grand commercial centres and artificial islands, Dubai projects an image of prosperity, even as the city-state races to court investors to bolster a flagging economy.

First Arab on ISS set for Earth return

Almaty - An Emirati who made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station is set to return to Earth on Thursday following an eight-day mission that sparked euphoria in his homeland.

British-flagged tanker docks in Dubai after Iran release

Dubai - The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero docked in Dubai on Saturday after sailing from the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas where it was held for more than two months, according to pool footage and a tracking website.

Emirati becomes first Arab to reach ISS

Baikonur - An Emirati has made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station, after blasting off from Kazakhstan.

Rocket carrying Emirati, Russian, American blasts off for ISS

Baikonur - A rocket blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan on Wednesday with an Emirati on board who will be the first Arab on the International Space Station.

First Arab set for ISS says voyage will make 'history'

Moscow - The Emirati astronaut who will make history by becoming the first Arab on the International Space Station said Tuesday he had received support from around the world before his "dream" mission.

Suspected drones disrupt Dubai flights

Dubai - Flights at Dubai's international airport, one of the world's busiest, were briefly disrupted Sunday due to "suspected drone activity," officials said.

Yemen rebels threaten strikes against Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Sanaa - Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels on Wednesday threatened to attack dozens of targets in the United Arab Emirates, including in the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi."We announce...

Saudi Arabia issues warning over south Yemen turmoil

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Thursday issued a stern warning to Yemeni separatists who have seized key parts of the south, saying any attempt to destabilise Yemen amounted to a threat to the kingdom.

Saudis send reinforcements to Yemen to battle separatists and UAE

As tensions soar between troops loyal to the Saudis and the Hadi government in Yemen square off against UAE troops backing the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) the Saudis are deploying more troops and armed vehicles to Shabwa Province.

UAE confirms Aden air strikes on 'terrorist militias' 

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates has confirmed launching air strikes on Yemen's interim capital Aden targeting "terrorist militias" after the government there announced the raids hit its troops.

Saudi, UAE renew call for south Yemen peace talks

Apo - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates renewed a call on Monday for peace talks between Yemen's government and southern separatists, urging a ceasefire following deadly clashes.

UAE rejects support claims for separatist seizure of Yemen's Aden

Abu Dhabi - The UAE on Wednesday rejected accusations it supported Yemeni separatists in their seizure of interim capital Aden, as the government refused talks with secessionists until they fully withdraw.
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