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Rise of renewables creating 'new world': report

Abu Dhabi - The rapid growth of renewable energy sources and the demise of fossil fuels are causing major changes in global politics, a special commission said in a report Friday.

UAE's Etisalat telecom selects four tech firms for innovation

Dubai based telecommunications multinational Etisalat has undertaken deals with four international startups to take part in its Future Now innovation project.

UAE reopens Damascus embassy after seven years

Damascus - The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus Thursday, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian government back into the Arab fold.

UAE to reopen Damascus embassy after 7 years: official

Damascus - The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus Thursday, an official said, seven years after it severed ties with Syria over the violent repression that triggered the war.

UAE releases first pictures of 'runaway' princess

Dubai - The UAE released Monday the first photos of a runaway princess since her attempted escape from the emirate months ago, as it sought to confirm she is at home with family.

Oil market likely to rebalance early 2019: OPEC ministers

Kuwait City - Oil ministers from leading OPEC nations said Sunday they expect prices will arrest their recent slide and rebalance early next year, when a deal on new production cuts takes effect.

Oil producers to review cuts impact in April: UAE

Dubai - Oil producers who agreed last week to trim production to boost prices will meet in April to review the impact and sign a long-term pact, the UAE minister said Wednesday.OPEC and some non-OPEC producers decided to cut output by 1.

Pope to visit United Arab Emirates in February

Vatican City - Pope Francis, who has made boosting ties between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Abu Dhabi in February, the Vatican said Thursday, becoming the first ever pope to visit the Arabian peninsula.

Pope to visit United Arab Emirates in February

Vatican City - Pope Francis, who has made boosting ties between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in February, the Vatican said Thursday.

Briton says psychologically tortured in UAE detention

London - A British man convicted in the United Arab Emirates for spying said Wednesday he was psychologically tortured and that his captors asked him to turn double agent against the British government.

Sweden talks 'critical opportunity' for Yemen peace: UAE

Abu Dhabi - Proposed UN-led talks in Sweden mark a "critical opportunity" to bring peace to war-torn Yemen after four years of conflict, a top Emirati official said Tuesday.

Briton jailed by UAE for spying returns to London

London - British academic Matthew Hedges returned to London on Tuesday, his family said, a day after the UAE pardoned his life sentence for spying in a case he described as "very surreal".

UAE pardons Briton sentenced to life for spying

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned British academic Matthew Hedges just days after sentencing him to life in prison for spying in a case that stunned Britain and his family.

UAE pardons Briton sentenced to life for spying

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned a British researcher who was sentenced last week to life in prison for spying in a case that shocked Britain.

UAE reviewing clemency request in Briton spy case: ambassador

London - The United Arab Emirates is reviewing a request for clemency from the family of a British researcher sentenced to life in prison on espionage charges this week, the country's ambassador to London said on Friday.

Wife of UK scholar jailed for life in UAE blames London

London - The wife of a British scholar who was sentenced to life for spying in the United Arab Emirates accused London on Thursday of refusing to defend her husband for fear of upsetting Dubai.

UAE court sentences British student to life for spying

Dubai - A United Arab Emirates court sentenced British student Matthew Hedges to life in jail on spying charges on Wednesday, prompting a "shocked" Britain to warn of repercussions for relations with its longstanding Gulf ally.

Yemeni govt backs UN peace talks but Hodeida still at risk

Hodeida - Yemen's president has supported a UN push for fresh talks to end almost four years of fighting in his war-torn country, but analysts warn even a diplomatic breakthrough may not spare the port city of Hodeida from fresh military action.

Yemen president backs UN peace talks but vows to 'liberate' key port

Aden - Yemen's president has backed UN-proposed talks to end fighting in his war-torn country but vowed to "liberate" the battleground rebel-held port city of Hodeida regardless of the peace process.

Saudi king hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Yemen offensive

Apo - Saudi King Salman hosted Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Saturday, state media said, as a military coalition led by the two Gulf allies pushes an offensive to seize the strategic Yemeni port city of Hodeida.

UAE charges British student with spying

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates has charged a British PhD student with spying in the Gulf country, as his wife Tuesday called on Britain to defend his innocence.

NY fines UAE's largest bank over lax money-laundering safeguards

New York - New York state financial regulators on Wednesday fined the Dubai-based Mashreqbank $40 million, saying it cleared millions of high-risk transactions with scant safeguards against money laundering and terrorism finance.

Bahrain unveils fiscal overhaul with $10bn from Gulf allies

Bahrain - Bahrain on Thursday announced a fiscal overhaul aimed at balancing its budget by 2022, backed up by a $10-billion support package from key Gulf allies. The plan aims to save 800 million Bahraini dinars ($2.1 billion, 1.

UAE approves $16.4bn budget for 2019

Abu Dhabi - The UAE on Sunday approved a zero-deficit 60.3 billion dirham ($16.4 billion) budget for 2019, up 17 percent from this year's budget and the largest in the country's history.

Key player UAE backs new Yemen peace talks

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates, whose troops are fighting Yemeni rebels alongside government forces, said Wednesday it would fully support new peace talks after UN-brokered negotiations broke down earlier this month.

US says Saudi, UAE working to cut risks to Yemen civilians

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has "certified" that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are working to reduce risks to civilian life in Yemen -- a key step to ensuring continued US support to the coalition.

Emirates jet lands in New York with 10 ill passengers

New York - Emirates announced Wednesday that 10 passengers were taken ill on a 14-hour flight from Dubai to New York, where US health authorities met the aircraft and ambulances ferried sick people to hospital.

UAE announces first astronauts to go to space

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station, Dubai's ruler said Monday.

UAE bemoans 'ugly' side of war after Yemen bus attack

Dubai - An Emirati minister, whose country belongs to the Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen, on Monday bemoaned the "ugly" side of war following the killing of dozens of Yemeni children in an air strike.

UAE aims to wipe out Yemen Al-Qaeda branch

Mukalla - The United Arab Emirates, a key player in Yemen's war, says it is determined to wipe out Al-Qaeda in the country and denies making deals with the jihadists.
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