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Stories with place: United Arab Emirates
  • Car bombers claimed by IS kill 15 in Yemen's Aden story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-06-15 1:20 pm

    SANAA, Yemen - Suicide car bombings targeting exiled Yemeni officials and the Saudi and Emirati troops backing their efforts to retake the country killed at least 15 people Tuesday in the port city of Aden, authorities said. A new Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the assault, which officials earlier blamed on Yemen's Shiite rebels.

  • Emirates holds closely controlled vote for federal council 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 12:37 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates held a tightly controlled election Saturday for its largely advisory Federal National Council, with only a portion of Emiratis eligible to cast ballots.

  • Filming begins in Dubai for new movie 'Star Trek Beyond' 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 1:14 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Looking for a "vertical city" to stand in for a futuristic world, actors and filmmakers involved in the film "Star Trek Beyond" ended up among the gleaming towers of Dubai.

  • Bon Jovi honors high school football player who died 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:31 pm

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Jon Bon Jovi made an onstage gesture to honor a high school football player who died last week in New Jersey after taking a hit on the playing field.

  • Filming begins in Dubai for new movie 'Star Trek Beyond' 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 11:22 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Looking for a "vertical city" to stand in for a futuristic world, actors and filmmakers involved in the film "Star Trek Beyond" ended up among the gleaming towers of Dubai.

  • Skydive Dubai plane runs off runway; no injuries reported story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 7:00 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An aircraft belonging to a Dubai skydiving company ran off a runway Friday while trying to land, though no one was injured, authorities said.

  • High-rise tower catches fire in Emirati city of Sharjah story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 12:26 pm

    SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - A fire broke out Thursday in a high-rise residential tower in the Emirati city of Sharjah, sending thick smoke billowing over the city and snarling traffic as commuters headed home at the end of the local work week.

  • As oil wealth dwindles, Saudi Arabia faces change story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 8:50 am

    JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - At a gas station in Saudi Arabia's second largest city of Jiddah, drivers are fueling up their cars at just 45 cents a gallon - four times less than the price of water.

  • US pitches investors on Afghan airfields as drawdown looms story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 7:34 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - U.S. and Afghan officials pitched investors Wednesday on doing business on military airfields that NATO troops will withdraw from in Afghanistan, even as the Taliban insurgency rages on in the country.

  • United Arab Emirates unveils new migrant labor reforms story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 11:09 am

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates is introducing labor reforms aimed at tightening oversight of employment agreements for the millions of temporary migrant workers who make up the bulk of the country's workforce, a top Emirati official said Tuesday.

  • Qatar sovereign fund plans $35 billion in US investments 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:06 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar's government investment fund is making a big bet on the U.S. economy.

  • Yemeni pro-government forces stall in push toward capital story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 3:02 am

    SANAA, Yemen - In Yemen's Marib province, a key battleground in the fighting against Shiite rebels, frustration is growing in the ranks of troops backing the country's president-in-exile after more than a week without gains on the ground.

  • Oman, again the Mideast mediator, helps free Yemen hostages 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 11:54 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The two American hostages, freed after months of being held hostage in Yemen's raging civil war, took their first steps to freedom down a staircase pushed against a gleaming Oman royal air force jet.

  • Sheikh Rashid, son of Dubai's ruler, dies of heart attack 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 8:52 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a son of Dubai's ruler and elder brother to the emirate's heir apparent, has died at age 33.

  • In a Mideast upset by cheap oil, more crude may enter market 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 3:30 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Across a Mideast fueled by oil production, low global prices have some countries running on empty and scrambling to cover shortfalls, even as more regional crude is on tap to enter the market.

  • US airlines step up campaign against rivals from Middle East story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 5:24 pm

    The CEOs of American Airlines and Delta Air Lines met with Secretary of State John Kerry as they stepped up their fight against what they say is unfair competition from the three biggest Middle East airlines.

  • Iran captain set to miss Asian Cup as husband took passport 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 7:54 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The captain of the Iranian women's soccer team will miss the Asian Cup tournament as her husband has confiscated her passport in a domestic quarrel, local media has reported.

  • Florida in middle of port, airport building. Is it enough? story has photos
    Updated: Sep-13-15 1:32 pm

    PORT CANAVERAL, Florida - The last time Erik Paul took a Caribbean cruise out of PortMiami, getting off the ship took well over an hour. The lines clearing immigration in the port were backed up, and there was such general chaos that Paul's mother got into a heated argument with a purser when she insisted on getting off the Carnival ship before she was called.

  • Uganda's interior minister dies suddenly during trip abroad 
    Updated: Sep-12-15 8:59 am

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's interior minister died suddenly while traveling home from an official trip in South Korea, the government announced on Saturday.

  • Saudi says hundreds of thousands of Syrians given residency 
    Updated: Sep-12-15 8:03 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia said it has taken in about 2.5 million Syrians on religious and humanitarian grounds in the years since the country's conflict began and has offered residency to hundreds of thousands, as it sought to rebut suggestions that oil-rich Gulf states should do more to address the plight of refugees fleeing civil war.

  • Islamic State group's attacks in Saudi test security of hajj story has photos
    Updated: Sep-10-15 8:11 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Islamic State group is extending its reach in Saudi Arabia, expanding the scope of its attacks and drawing in new recruits with its radical ideology. Its determination to bring down the U.S.-allied royal family has raised concerns it could threaten the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage later this month.

  • IMF advises Saudi to review public sector wage bill 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 2:48 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The International Monetary Fund says Saudi Arabia should adjust its spending to help offset the effects of lower oil prices by reviewing its public sector wage bill and reducing energy subsidies.

  • Emirates defends its response to Syria's refugee crisis 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 7:49 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday defended its response to the Syrian refugee crisis in the face of criticism that the country and other oil-rich Gulf states should be doing more to address the issue.

  • Dubai pursues property wonders despite signs of slowdown 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 11:05 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Mideast metropolis of real estate wonders is at it again.