- Bahrain makes multiple arrests in wake of deadly bombing Updated: Jul-29-15 6:31 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Bahraini authorities have arrested several suspects in the wake of a deadly bombing targeting police in the strategically important island kingdom.
- Dubai launches expansion of Mideast's biggest port Updated: Jul-28-15 10:14 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Middle East's biggest sea port is growing.
- UAE slashes fuel subsidies, announces 24 percent price hike Updated: Jul-28-15 9:46 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates has slashed gasoline subsidies, announcing Tuesday that it will raise the cost of a liter of regular gasoline by 24 percent amid globally low oil prices that have cut into the country's revenues.
- Farfan leaves Schalke to join Al Jazira in Abu Dhabi Updated: Jul-24-15 7:23 am
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany - Schalke says Peru forward Jefferson Farfan is leaving the Bundesliga club to join Abu Dhabi club Al Jazira.
- Abu Dhabi to host 2020 short-course swimming worlds Updated: Jul-22-15 12:57 pm
KAZAN, Russia - Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates will host the 2020 swimming short-course world championships.
- Jordanians question Chattanooga shooter's family in Mideast Updated: Jul-21-15 9:53 am
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordanian officials are questioning relatives of the shooter in last week's killing of five U.S. servicemen in Tennessee at a military recruiting office and a Navy-Marine operations center, a Jordanian official said Tuesday.
- United Arab Emirates issues anti-intolerance law Updated: Jul-20-15 11:18 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates issued new legislation aimed at combatting intolerance on Monday, outlawing actions that stoke religious hatred and discriminate based on religious or ethnic background.
- Developer of Louvre in Abu Dhabi reports first worker death Updated: Jul-20-15 7:46 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The developer of a branch of the Louvre being built in the Emirati capital says one of the workers on the project has died in the first such incident on the project.
- Nuclear deal has companies eyeing Iranian opportunities anew Updated: Jul-18-15 12:36 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The nuclear deal is done. Now it's time to talk business.
- Muslim scholars use Ramadan to push for an Islamic renewal Updated: Jul-16-15 3:40 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are called on to reflect on their faith as they conduct their daily fast. This past month, some clerics and scholars reflected on ways to reform the religious discourse in Islam to keep up with modern-day challenges and oppose extremism.
- In Arab world, worries that deal will boost Iran's power Updated: Jul-15-15 6:03 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The nuclear deal with Iran was met with a profound wariness in the Arab world, where concerns are widespread that the easing of its international isolation could tip the already bloody contest for power in the region toward Shiite-led Tehran.
- Dubai's Emirates to resume flights to northern Iraqi city Updated: Jul-15-15 5:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Middle East's biggest airline says it plans to resume flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil after suspending them amid concerns about deteriorating security earlier this year.
- Fire engulfs cargo ships along central Dubai waterway Updated: Jul-13-15 1:34 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Firefighting trucks and boats rushed to contain a blaze that broke out Monday aboard three cargo vessels docked alongside the main waterway that runs through the heart of Dubai.
- Iran holds third closed session in trial of Post reporter Updated: Jul-13-15 10:02 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The closed-door trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in an Iranian prison for nearly a year, resumed for a third session Monday. No decision in the case was announced.
- UAE executes woman found guilty of killing American teacher Updated: Jul-13-15 6:08 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates on Monday put to death a woman with links to Islamic extremists who was convicted of murdering an American teacher with a butcher knife in an upscale Abu Dhabi mall.
- Parts of next 'Star Trek' film to shoot in futuristic Dubai Updated: Jul-12-15 8:41 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - "Star Trek" is boldly going where it has not gone before.
- Smoothie King to expand into Middle East Updated: Jul-10-15 4:10 am
NEW ORLEANS - Smoothie King is expanding into the Middle East, beginning with multiple locations in Dubai.
- Dubai skydiving plane makes emergency landing, no one hurt Updated: Jul-09-15 8:07 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A Dubai skydiving company says one of its planes carrying 15 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing in the desert shortly after takeoff because of a technical problem.
- US, UAE launch anti-IS online messaging center in Abu Dhabi Updated: Jul-08-15 3:41 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The U.S. and Emirati governments launched a new Mideast digital communications center Wednesday focused on using social media to counter the Islamic State group's propaganda efforts online.
- Saudi TV show becomes a hit by mocking Islamic State group Updated: Jul-08-15 11:48 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A new TV satire program has become a hit in the Arab world by mocking some of the region's most serious issues, from the intractable Sunni-Shiite divide and religious extremism to the brutality of militants like the Islamic State group.
- Qatar offshore rig faces months of repairs after accident Updated: Jul-07-15 1:55 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A newly built Qatari offshore rig will need several months of repairs and maintenance after an accident off the Gulf nation's coast, its owner said Tuesday.
- Emirati businessman pledges over $1 billion to educate Arabs Updated: Jul-07-15 5:59 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A wealthy Emirati businessman says he is giving away a third of his assets, or more than a billion dollars, to educate Arab youth.
- 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.