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Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS campaign

Sydney - Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday Australia would deploy 600 troops to the United Arab Emirates to join the US-led international coalition gearing up for war against Islamic State jihadists.

Standard Chartered fined $300 mn over laundering controls

New York - New York state's banking regulator Tuesday hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business for failing to detect possible money-laundering.

$1 million prize for global water solution

The ruler of Dubai and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumhas, has offered $1 million USD to the research institute that comes up with an effective solution to the global water shortage problem.

The race is on: UAE announces 'first spaceship to Mars' in 2021

Mars, rocky, cold and lifeless; this second smallest planet in our solar system has always intrigued us. Man has been fascinated with Mars, dating back into antiquity, and today is no different.

Gulf states advise ally Egypt to invest aid in infrastructure

The United Arab Emirates is giving Egypt billions worth of aid which it says it should use to invest in its infrastructure in order to bring the economy out of the dire straits it has been in for years now.

Saudi Arabia and UAE ready to give Egypt's Sisi $20 billion aid

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are prepared to give Cairo $20 billion in aid after their ally in Cairo, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, is inaugurated as the new president of Egypt.

Qatar claims that dispute with fellow GCC alliance states is over

Qatar has claimed that the dispute it and three of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member states were locked in is now over.

GCC states reach first-step deal to end Qatar dispute

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council has agreed upon the terms of a security pact which they hope will bring about an end with the dispute around the policies of GCC-member state Qatar.

Gulf ministers meet in order to quell Qatar dispute

Foreign Ministers of Arab states on the west side of the Persian Gulf are meeting in order to discuss the tensions between three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states with their fellow member Qatar.

Man charged over London hotel hammer attack on UAE women

London - A man was charged with attempted murder following a hammer attack on three wealthy female Emirati tourists in their luxury London hotel room, police said.

Filipino paramedic dies of MERS in UAE

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates announced Friday that one of six Filipino paramedics in the UAE who have been infected by the MERS coronavirus has died from the respiratory disease.

Etihad could make offer for Alitalia on Monday: Reports

Rome - Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways could outline an offer to buy into troubled Italian carrier Alitalia on Monday, Italian media reported on Friday.

'Etihad boss meets Italian PM with Alitalia deal close'

Rome - Etihad Airways boss James Hogan met with Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Thursday, as his company nears a deal to purchase a stake in debt-laden Alitalia airline, Italian media reported.

Ruler of the World in line for world's richest horse racing event

Dubai - A cosmopolitan gathering of horses from seven different countries will contest the US$10 million Emirates Dubai World Cup at Meydan racecourse, on Saturday.

Chigumbura fires Zimbabwe to win over UAE

Sylhet - Allrounder Elton Chigumbura struck a fiery half-century to help Zimbabwe achieve a five-wicket win over United Arab Emirates in Sylhet on Friday, keeping their hopes of reaching the next round alive.Chigumbura smashed three sixes and six boundaries in ...

Abu Dhabi extends period of $20 bn loans to Dubai

Dubai - Oil-rich Abu Dhabi and the UAE central bank agreed Sunday to extend the period of loans worth $20 billion accorded neighbouring Dubai when it was hit by the global financial crisis in 2009.The government of Abu Dhabi agreed to roll over a loan of $10 b...

Saudis, Emiratis quit Qatari media outlets

Riyadh - Saudi and Emirati pundits have quit major media outlets in Qatar, including the broadcaster of top-flight European football, they said on Sunday, as tensions soar between Doha and Gulf states.In an unprecedented decision on Wednesday, Saudi Arabia, the...

U.S. says committed to Gulf security despite own energy wealth

Abu Dhabi - The United States is committed to preserving security in the oil-rich Gulf region despite its growing energy independence, US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said on Sunday."The United States and the UAE share a commitment to preserve security and st...

Why the Gulf states recalled their ambassadors from Qatar

The ambassadors of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have withdrawn their respective ambassadors against Qatar alleging that country of interfering in their internal affairs.

Saudi, Bahrain, UAE recall envoys to Qatar

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recalled their ambassadors from Doha in an unprecedented move Wednesday in protest at Qatar's alleged interference in their internal affairs.The three Gulf Arab states made the decision following what ...

Israel taken off Etihad Airways inflight map

Etihad Airways, a UAE owned airline, has now refused to allow Israelis aboard their flights and has even gone as far as to remove the State of Israel from its inflight map.

Federer downs Berdych for sixth Dubai Open

Dubai - Roger Federer followed his best win in 18 months by taking his first title in nine months with a revenge victory over Tomas Berdych in Saturday's final of the Dubai Open.Federer came from behind to beat world number two Novak Djokovic on Friday.Now he ...

Brilliant Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai

Dubai - Roger Federer showed an enterprising new side to his game as he beat Novak Djokovic for the first time in 18 months and ended the top seed's defence of the Dubai Open title.The record 17-time Grand Slam title winner beat the six-time major champion 3-6...

Djokovic gets bye into Dubai semi-finals as Youzhny pulls out

Dubai - Novak Djokovic advanced to the semi-finals of the Dubai Open more quickly than he would have wished when his opponent, Mikhail Youzhny, was taken ill and withdrew on Thursday.

Federer in Dubai to show revival is real

Dubai - Roger Federer's performance in reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open last month is the first step in a mini-revival of tennis' great legend.

Rolling Stones rock Abu Dhabi in first Middle East show

Vintage hell-raisers, the Rolling Stones played their first ever concert in the Middle east on Friday - a gig to 30,000, mostly Western fans in culturally conservative Abu Dhabi.

Britain reaches Eurofighter price deal with Saudi:BAE

London - Britain has reached an agreement over the rising cost of providing Saudi Arabia with Typhoon Eurofighter jets, British defence company BAE Systems said on Wednesday.BAE, working in close co-operation with the British government, signed a £4.5-billion ...

Dubai property giant Emaar posts 21% surge in profits

Dubai - Dubai-based Emaar Properties said on Monday it posted a 21-percent surge in annual profits in 2013, reaching $699 million on the back of strong performances in the retail and hospitality sectors.

Serena aims to dispel anxieties in Dubai

Dubai - Serena Williams' bid to extend her phenomenal career into her 33rd year will take a tentative but crucial step forward when she unexpectedly lines up at the head of the field for the Dubai Open which starts on Monday.Tennis' iconic female had planned t...

Europe's ATR wins 26 plane orders worth nearly $650 mn

Singapore - European plane manufacturer ATR on Wednesday signed deals worth nearly $650 million with customers from Thailand and Dubai for 26 aircraft.
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