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Fairies, brides in black descend on Arab Fashion Week

Dibai - Fairies, brides in black and hand-knit dolls take the runway in Dubai this week for the fifth Arab Fashion Week, a five-day affair focussed on instantly available "ready couture" and pre-collections.

Dubai property giant Emaar profits surge on high sales

Dibai - Dubai construction giant Emaar Properties posted a sharp rise in third quarter profits Sunday as residential sales in the glitzy emirate gathered steam.

Macron visits Riyadh as Saudi-Iran tensions soar

Riyadh - French President Emmanuel Macron held talks late Thursday with Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince as tensions between Tehran and Riyadh soar over crises in Yemen and Lebanon.

Macron warns looming military defeat of IS 'not the end'

Abu Dhabi - French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that the Islamic State group faced complete military defeat in Iraq and Syria within months but warned the battle against jihadism would go on.

Jean Nouvel: From napkin sketch to Abu Dhabi's architectural triumph

Paris - The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened its doors on Wednesday, started life as a simple sketch on a restaurant napkin, says French architect Jean Nouvel.

Louvre Abu Dhabi gears up for launch

Abu Dhabi - More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors this week, bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time.

UAE boosts prestige of trades with world competition

Abu Dhabi - The oil-rich United Arab Emirates, seeking to elevate the prestige of vocational skills among its youth, this week hosted a global trades competition -- the first in the Middle East.

Israel says judo team barred from wearing national emblems in Abu Dhabi

Jerusalem - Israel on Monday denounced a decision by the organisers of a major judo tournament in Abu Dhabi preventing its team from wearing national emblems and the playing of their national anthem.

Gulf rivals trade barbs over 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Doha - Qatar reacted angrily Wednesday after its Gulf rival the United Arab Emirates questioned whether it should be allowed to host the 2022 football World Cup without a change of policy.

'World's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi hospital

Abu Dhabi - An Egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman died Monday of heart and kidney failure at an Abu Dhabi hospital, following months of treatment to help her lose weight and one day walk again.

Long-delayed Louvre Abu Dhabi to open its doors in November

Abu Dhabi - The Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open its doors to the public in November, bringing to the Gulf Mesopotamian artifacts and post-impressionist masterpieces in the first Louvre-branded museum outside of Paris.

Anger over UAE jailing of Singaporeans for 'dressing feminine'

Singapore - The family of a Singaporean man jailed with a transgender friend in the United Arab Emirates for dressing in a "feminine" way called Friday for their release, as activists raced to raise funds for legal fees.

UAE nuclear programme edges toward 2018 launch

Abu Dhabi - At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the Arab world's first nuclear programme.

Bahrain, UAE open flight corridors for Qatar Airways: ICAO

Montr - Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to open up flight corridors for sanctions-hit Qatar's state-owned flag carrier Qatar Airways, the world aviation agency said Tuesday.

Al-Qaeda attack kills six soldiers in southern Yemen

Aden - Six soldiers of a new anti-jihadist force formed by the United Arab Emirates were killed and others were abducted Wednesday in an Al-Qaeda suicide bombing in southern Yemen, a Yemeni military official said.

Malaysia's 1MDB misses Abu Dhabi payment

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's scandal-hit state investment fund 1MDB has missed a payment to Abu Dhabi of over $600 million that it was supposed to make by the end of July to settle debts, the emirate's sovereign wealth fund said Tuesday.

India to run extra Eid flights to Qatar due to embargo

New Delhi - India has asked two domestic carriers to run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help citizens stranded there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways.

India to run extra Eid flights to Qatar due to embargo

New Delhi - India has asked two domestic carriers to run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help citizens stranded there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways.

India to run extra Eid flights to Qatar due to embargo

New Delhi - India has asked two domestic carriers to run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help citizens stranded there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways.

Panicked Qatar shoppers stock up as Gulf rift bites

Doha - Shoppers in Doha were taking no chances on Monday despite Qatari officials reassuring residents there was no need to panic after Saudi Arabia imposed a de facto food blockade.

Saudi, UAE seize chance to isolate Qatar

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, emboldened by US President Donald Trump's new approach to the region, have seized the chance to isolate Qatar, analysts said Monday.

Football: Gulf crisis could hit Qatar 2022

Doha - The diplomatic crisis sweeping the Gulf could invigorate a campaign by critics of Qatar to strip Doha of the 2022 World Cup, experts said Monday.

Arab states cut Qatar ties in major diplomatic crisis

Riyadh - Arab nations including Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Monday cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremism, in the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the region in years.

Composer seeks answers after US airport detention

New York - A prominent composer has asked for answers and greater scrutiny of US airports' treatment of travelers after he said he was detained for hours on his return to New York.

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Dibai - Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Dibai - Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Dibai - Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.

Weary flyers shrug as Middle East laptop ban takes off

Dibai - A controversial ban on carry-on laptops and tablets on flights from the Middle East to the United States and Britain went into effect Saturday -- with less fanfare and frustration than expected.

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers

Dibai - Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.Around 1.

Trio ordered to clean Dubai zoo over cat killing video

Dibai - The ruler of Dubai on Wednesday ordered three men accused of feeding a cat alive to two dogs and filming it to clean the city's zoo for three months.
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