JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Foreign Ministry says its chief diplomat attended an international climate summit in Abu Dhabi.
The ministry confirmed Monday that Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz...
UN chief warns Paris climate goals still not enough
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday,...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local):
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As its nuclear deal with world powers unravels amid heightened tensions with the U.S., Iran will see a week of high-stakes diplomacy capped by the first...
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Iran on Wednesday that any attacks in the Persian Gulf will draw a "very strong response" from the...
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean and three Filipinos have been freed following months of captivity in Libya, Seoul and Abu Dhabi said Friday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State media in the United Arab Emirates has published images of the country's rarely seen president greeting other ruling sheikhs for Ramadan.
Emirati woman wakes up from stupor after 27 years
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A woman from the United Arab Emirates whose apparent awakening from a 27-year-long stupor has grabbed international headlines is a rare but not unique case, one...
NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's top diplomat said Wednesday President Donald Trump's aim "is to bring us to our knees to talk" — but national security adviser John Bolton and key U.S. allies in the Mideast...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the most powerful leaders in the United Arab Emirates has found himself entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's report on U.S. President Donald...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This week, Dubai unveiled its latest megaproject: A stadium in the heart of a super luxe shopping and dining destination.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Australia romped to an 80-run win against Pakistan in the third one-day international on Wednesday and took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match...
The challenge for the Asian Football Confederation presidency is down to two candidates.
Mohamed Khalfan Al Romaithi, the chairman of the United Arab Emirates General Authority for Sports,...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said Thursday it lost $1.28 billion in 2018, the third-straight year the government-owned long-haul carrier has lost over a billion...
Karen Pence, wife of US vice president, visits the UAE
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, is in the United Arab Emirates for the Special Olympics.
LONDON (AP) — A look at the stadiums in five countries in the Persian Gulf that FIFA identifies as possible venues if the 2022 World Cup is expanded to 48 teams and additional venues outside Qatar...
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Asian Cup host UAE fined $150K for fans targeting Qatar
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian Cup host United Arab Emirates was fined $150,000 on Monday for fan misconduct during the team's semifinal loss to eventual champion Qatar.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mario Mola began his bid for a fourth successive world triathlon championship in style when he won the series opener in Abu Dhabi by three seconds on...
UEFA opens formal investigation into Manchester City
GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City is under formal investigation by UEFA into whether financial monitoring rules were violated, after months of confidential club documents being published in the...
UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules have a seemingly unlikely supporter: the United Arab Emirates government sports chief.
Mohamed Khalfan Al Romaithi says he would back any decision by...
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says his country reserves the right to deploy missiles prohibited by a nuclear arms treaty that the Trump...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A leading Dubai bank warned on Tuesday that non-oil companies across the United Arab Emirates have cut staff at their sharpest rate in nearly a decade amid an...
Burlington officer to lift torch to Special Olympics
BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Burlington Police Officer Bryan Wangnoss doesn't consider himself much of a "gym rat," but he's been hitting the treadmills lately.
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Latest on tensions between India and Pakistan (all times local):
Pakistan's foreign ministry says the world's largest body of Muslim-majority...
US religious freedom envoy: Pakistan has ‘desire to change’
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan has "a desire to change" its ways and be removed from an American blacklist of countries that infringe on religious freedoms, a U.S. special envoy...
Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' yearslong war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair Sunday, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3 billion in weapons deals.
Etihad restructures plane purchases amid fiscal turbulence
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said Thursday it has restructured planned airplane purchases from both Airbus and Boeing as the government-owned carrier struggles through serious financial turbulence.
Once making headlines in 2013 for fleet purchases valued at $67 billion, Etihad has seen its strategy of rapidly buying stakes in other airlines to expand its global footprint expose it to major losses.
Trump former inaugural committee chair defends Saudi Arabia
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The man who led President Donald Trump's inaugural committee has said America is in no moral position to criticize Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
UAE to host Pak-Aus ODI series next month
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan will host the five-match ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates next month after Cricket Australia sought more time to assess the security situation in the country.
The PCB was hoping that it could convince Australia to play a few matches of the ODI series in Pakistan, but now they will all be played in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai from March 22-31.
Pope praises girl who zipped by security to give him letter
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has praised the courage of a young girl who broke through police barricades in Abu Dhabi to hand-deliver a letter to him.
Francis was being driven around the city's sports stadium in his pope mobile before Mass when the child dashed from the crowd so quickly that police couldn't catch her.
Pope caps visit to Arabian Peninsula with historic Mass
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The soft hymns of "Hallelujah" boomed from speakers Tuesday as Pope Francis celebrated the first papal Mass in the Arabian Peninsula for about 180,000 people, capping a visit to the United Arab Emirates that emphasized the presence of minority Christians in the region and a greater understanding with Islam.
Pope senses ‘good will’ in UAE for Yemen peace process
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Tuesday he sensed "good will to bring about a process of peace" in Yemen during his meetings with officials from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia's key ally in the war.
Francis acknowledged that after only two days in Abu Dhabi and discussions with only a few people "it's difficult to offer an opinion." But speaking to reporters en route home, he said: "I found good will to bring about a process of peace" in the conflict.
The Latest: Girl approaches pope as he enters UAE stadium
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' historic visit to the United Arab Emirates (all times local):
Pope Francis received a surprise when a little girl crawled under the barrier at an Abu Dhabi stadium and ran to hand him a piece of paper.
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Jews, evangelicals reach out to Sunni Gulf Arab leaders
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Against the backdrop of the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula is an interfaith conference that includes prominent U.S. rabbis and Christian evangelicals, who are seeking stronger recognition of Israel through closer ties with Muslim figures and Arab leaders.
Pope in historic UAE visit urges faith leaders to reject war
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pope Francis urged religious leaders Monday to work together to reject the "miserable crudeness" of war as he opened the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, with a strong denunciation of violence committed in God's name.
The Latest: Pope, senior Muslim cleric pledge hope for peace
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis's visit to the United Arab Emirates (all times local):
Pope Francis and the grand imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in Sunni Islam, have signed a statement with their hopes for world peace and human understanding.
The two signed the document Monday night during the pope's visit to the United Arab Emirates. It is the first papal visit ever to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam.
The Latest: Pope on first papal visit to Arabian Peninsula
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' visit to the United Arab Emirates (all times local):
Pope Francis has been greeted by Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on his arrival to the Arabian Peninsula.
A young boy and girl in traditional Emirati dress handed the pontiff flowers after landing Sunday night. The two leaders then walked past an honor guard, all with traditional Arabic daggers at their waists.
Pope in UAE for historic trip after call for Yemen relief
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pope Francis landed Sunday in Abu Dhabi on the first-ever papal trip to the Arabian Peninsula, where he is seeking to turn a page in Christian-Muslim relations while also ministering to a unique, thriving Catholic community.
Francis earlier Sunday called for the urgent observation of a limited cease-fire in Yemen reached in December and for food and medicine to get to its people, who are suffering the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Qatari players celebrated on return from Asian Cup victory
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar's footballers have paraded the Asian Cup through the streets of Doha on an open-top bus decorated with a picture of the team on the side.
Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met the players to toast the 2022 World Cup host nation winning its first major football title by beating Japan 3-1 in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
UAE firm says it bought 3 tons of Venezuela gold
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An investment firm in Abu Dhabi says it has bought some 3 tons of gold from Venezuela amid that country's political turmoil.
Abu Dhabi's Noor Capital posted a statement on its website early Saturday acknowledging the purchase after being called out in a tweet Thursday by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida.
Qatar beats Japan in Asian Cup final for first major title
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long scorned for a lack of soccer pedigree, Qatar will enter the 2022 World Cup as the champion of Asia.
The Asian Cup was lifted by Qatar for the first time on Friday after a series of victories on the field just as improbable as winning the vote in 2010 that secured the FIFA showpiece for the small, super-rich Gulf nation.
Qatar to play in Asian Cup final after UAE protest dismissed
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has been cleared to play in Friday's Asian Cup final after a United Arab Emirates protest about possible ineligible players was rejected.
Less than three hours before the final, the Asian Football Confederation published the decision of its disciplinary panel without giving reasons.
Qatar will now play Japan for the title at 6 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Asian Cup organizers investigate shoe-throwing
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Asian Cup organizers have opened an investigation after soccer fans threw shoes and bottles at Qatar's players during their semifinal victory over the United Arab Emirates.
The stadium in Abu Dhabi was packed with home fans. The UAE has cut economic, diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar, making it difficult for fans of the team to travel to the tournament.
Abu Dhabi TV cameraman killed, reporter wounded in Yemen
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Abu Dhabi say a bombing in Yemen has killed a cameraman for the Emirati capital's state television channel and wounded one of its reporters.
The state-run WAM news agency reported Tuesday that Abu Dhabi officials were mourning the death of Ziad al-Sharabi. It says reporter Faisal al-Dhahbani was wounded in the same attack on Monday in Yemen's port city of Mokha, which killed another five civilians.
Emirati banks say their merger brings total assets of $114B
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three banks in the United Arab Emirates say they will merge into one institution with assets of $114 billion.
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Union National Bank and Al Hilal Bank made the announcement Tuesday after markets closed in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and Union National Bank plan to operate under the name of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. Al Hilal Bank will retain its name and operate as a separate Islamic bank within the group.
Osako’s 2 goals send Japan to Asian Cup final
AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Japan will play for a record fifth Asian Cup title after reaching the final by defeating Iran 3-0 on Monday.
The host United Arab Emirates and Qatar meet in the other semifinal on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi for a berth in Friday's final.
Forward Yuya Osako did the damage in the second half by scoring the first goals conceded by Iran in the tournament.