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Stories with place: United Arab Emirates
  • Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways rebuts unfair competition charges 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:50 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' national carrier, has formally submitted a document to the United States government rebutting allegations by U.S. carriers that it receives unfair subsidies.

  • Abu Dhabi's Etihad hits back at unfair competition charges 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:32 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' national carrier, has formally submitted a document to the United States government rebutting allegations by U.S. carriers that it receives unfair subsidies.

  • Qatar files defamation suit against French politician 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 8:43 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar says it has filed a defamation suit against a senior official in France's far-right National Front party over comments linking the Gulf nation to terrorism.

  • Pakistan agog as arrested top model leaves catwalk for court 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 7:54 am

    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Pakistan's top model Ayaan Ali, whose pale gray eyes have stared out of innumerable ads in this Muslim country, now only struts before the cameras coming to and from court.

  • Jazeera Airways seeks 35 percent stake in Kuwait Airways 
    Updated: May-31-15 10:43 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Mideast discount carrier Jazeera Airways says it is seeking to acquire 35 percent of struggling government-owned Kuwait Airways.

  • 2022 World Cup host Qatar stays silent on FIFA probes story has photos
    Updated: May-28-15 10:39 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar is keeping quiet about the American and Swiss raids that have rocked FIFA and thrown another unwelcome spotlight on the tiny Gulf nation's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

  • Etihad Airways profit jumps by over half to $73 million 
    Updated: May-28-15 10:21 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' fast-growing national carrier, said Thursday its profit rose by more than half to $73 million last year but warned that "aggressive protectionist sentiment" in the West threatens its future prospects.

  • Letter to Obama discussed at Post reporter's trial in Iran 
    Updated: May-27-15 12:52 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - A letter a detained Washington Post journalist wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama and a trip he made to the U.S. Consulate in Dubai have become major topics of his espionage trial in Iran.

  • Thousands flock to mass funeral for Saudi attack victims 
    Updated: May-25-15 3:22 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Tens of thousands of mourners poured into the streets of eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday to attend a mass funeral for victims of last week's suicide bombing attack at a Shiite mosque that was claimed by the Islamic State group, attendees said.

  • United Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy 
    Updated: May-25-15 11:01 am

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry.

  • Sailor from Chicago suburb dies on deployment in Abu Dhabi 
    Updated: May-24-15 5:06 am

    LISLE, Illinois - A U.S. sailor from the Chicago suburb of Lisle has died in a noncombat incident during his first deployment overseas.

  • Rights group: Qatar making little progress on labor reforms 
    Updated: May-20-15 9:20 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Amnesty International said Thursday that Qatar is failing to deliver on reforms for its migrant workers a year after the wealthy Gulf nation announced plans to improve conditions for low-paid laborers building its highways, hotels, stadiums and skyscrapers.

  • Dubai developer Emaar to float stake in its Egypt division 
    Updated: May-20-15 8:05 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The property developer behind the record-breaking Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai will float shares in its Egyptian subsidiary to raise cash for ongoing and future projects in the North African nation.

  • Fire breaks out for second time at Abu Dhabi's Masdar site 
    Updated: May-17-15 5:46 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The company behind a high-profile green-energy technology community in Abu Dhabi says a fire has broken out on the site for the second time in a week.

  • Top 3 US airlines step up attack on Middle Eastern carriers story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 6:04 pm

    Leaders of the three largest U.S. airlines are stepping up their attack against Middle Eastern competitors that they say get unfair government subsidies.

  • No one hurt onboard ship fired on by Iranians in Gulf 
    Updated: May-15-15 11:34 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - No one onboard a Singapore-flagged commercial tanker that was fired on by an Iranian naval patrol in the Persian Gulf was injured and the ship did not sustain serious damage, the companies responsible for it said Friday.

  • US: Iran fired on Singaporean cargo ship in Gulf 
    Updated: May-14-15 5:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - An Iranian naval patrol boat fired on a Singapore-flagged commercial ship in the Persian Gulf on Thursday in an apparent attempt to disable it over a financial dispute over damage to an Iranian oil platform, a U.S. official said.

  • Bahrain king to attend horse show instead of US-Gulf summit 
    Updated: May-13-15 1:23 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Bahrain's king will be attending a horse show in Britain rather than the summit between the U.S. and Gulf leaders at Camp David.

  • Along with Saudi king, most Gulf rulers to skip US summit story has photos
    Updated: May-11-15 1:37 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - It is not just the Saudi king who will be skipping the Camp David summit of U.S. and allied Arab leaders. Most Gulf heads of state won't be there.

  • Flight from Cairo to Abu Dhabi diverted for security reasons 
    Updated: May-10-15 8:02 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An Etihad Airways flight from Cairo to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, was diverted to a military air base in Dubai on Sunday for "security reasons," the airline said.

  • Maurice Flanagan, who helped launch Emirates airline, dies 
    Updated: May-07-15 3:04 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Sir Maurice Flanagan, a British aviation executive who helped get Emirates airline off the ground and guided its breakneck growth for nearly three decades, has died. He was 86.

  • Abu Dhabi to stop hosting international film festival 
    Updated: May-07-15 10:49 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Organizers of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival said Thursday they are shutting down the annual international event after eight years, even as the oil-rich emirate attracts greater attention from Hollywood studios.

  • Emirates airline annual profit jumps 40 percent 
    Updated: May-07-15 10:19 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Emirates overcame the effects of temporary runway closures at its Dubai base to pull in a $1.24 billion annual profit, a 40 percent gain driven by the rapid expansion of its business and helped by a drop in fuel prices, the fast-growing airline said Thursday.

  • Prominent Iranian human rights activist is detained story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 11:29 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - One of Iran's most prominent human rights activists, Narges Mohammadi, has been arrested by state security forces and detained in Tehran's Evin Prison, her husband said Wednesday.

  • UAE to explore Mars' atmosphere with probe named 'Hope' 
    Updated: May-06-15 11:20 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates' planned 2020 mission to Mars will study the planet's atmosphere and be appropriately named "Hope," members of the project team revealed Wednesday.