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Stories with place: United Arab Emirates
  • UEFA lifts Man City, PSG sanctions after clubs curb spending story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 8:18 am

    GENEVA - UEFA lifted key Financial Fair Play sanctions from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on Friday after both clubs met spending limits imposed last year.

  • Report: Saudi king censors TV host, pro-Brotherhood scholar 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 7:58 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A government-linked Saudi news website reported Thursday that King Salman ordered an investigation and trial of a pro-Muslim Brotherhood scholar and a television host after an episode that was critical of his predecessor King Abdullah's policies toward the outlawed Islamist group.

  • Billionaire Saudi prince vows to donate $32 billion fortune 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 10:44 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, has announced he will donate all of his wealth to charity over the coming years.

  • Dubai plans to build 3-D printed office building 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:14 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster.

  • Emirati court issues death sentence in killing of American 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 2:04 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A court in the United Arab Emirates sentenced to death a woman convicted of murdering an American teacher with a butcher knife in the bathroom of an upscale Abu Dhabi mall, the state news agency WAM reported Monday.

  • Kuwait mosque bomber raised no red flags, transited Bahrain story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:38 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Saudi man who blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque in Kuwait managed to slip out of his home country without raising any red flags and board a commercial flight transiting nearby Bahrain less than 24 hours before the deadly attack.

  • Dubai developer Limitless to repay $564 million in debt 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 9:57 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An indebted Dubai real estate developer says it will repay more than half a billion dollars in money owed to banks and trade creditors as part of its financial restructuring.

  • Millions of people bend and twist their bodies for Yoga Day story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-22-15 12:07 am

    NEW DELHI - Millions of yoga enthusiasts across the world bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures Sunday to mark the first International Yoga Day.

  • Muslims worldwide to mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 6:06 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Muslims around the world will mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.

  • Q&A: What is Ramadan and why do Muslims fast all day? 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 11:44 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Millions of Muslims around the world will mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Here's a look at some questions and answers about Islam's holiest month:

  • UAE aid money to Gaza gives boost to former Fatah leader 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 9:14 am

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - The United Arab Emirates is paying tens of millions of dollars to support Palestinian war victims in Gaza, but the aid is also giving a boost to an exiled Fatah leader of the impoverished enclave.

  • Neighborhoods: Skyscrapers and shorelines in Dubai Marina 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 9:21 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - First-time visitors are often surprised to discover that beyond Dubai's atmospheric creekside bazaars and rows of skyscrapers leading up to tallest-of-them-all Burj Khalifa lies yet another dense cluster of ultra-high architecture shimmering like a mirage in the distance.

  • Saudi Arabia opens $585B stock market to foreign investors story has photos
    Updated: Jun-15-15 9:16 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia's stock market, valued at $585 billion, opened up to direct foreign investment for the first time Monday, as the kingdom seeks an economic boost amid low global oil prices.

  • US reporter's mother speaks while son is in Iran court story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-08-15 12:29 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - The mother of detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian said Monday that Iran has charged her son for simply "reporting on a country that he loves," as he addressed the judge overseeing his closed-door espionage trial.

  • Emirati leader in Warsaw to deepen cooperation with Poland 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 8:52 am

    WARSAW, Poland - The prime minister of the United Arab Emirates has met with the Polish president during a visit to Warsaw in which the two countries are seeking greater cooperation in the areas of tourism, agriculture, higher education and scientific research.

  • Saudi Supreme Court upholds verdict against liberal blogger 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 10:11 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court upheld an internationally condemned verdict against a liberal blogger who was publicly flogged after being found guilty of insulting Islam, state-linked news websites reported Sunday.