Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, More »

Israel president accuses Le Pen of denying Holocaust responsibility

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Saudi king swears-in new Saudi government officials after reshuffle

Newly-appointed Saudi government officials were sworn-in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah palace in the capital Riyadh on Wednesday. The More »

Saudi deputy crown prince grants ground forces chief new military rank

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman granted army official Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz with the new More »

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Category Archives: U Arab Emirates

UAE soldier ‘dies after confrontation with Iranian ship’

A UAE source has confirmed that an Emirati soldier was killed after an Iranian boat entered Emirati territory. A statement released by the UAE’s official news agency

Elissa wins big at first Arab Nation Music Awards

Lebanese diva Elissa was a big winner at the first edition of the Arab Nation Music Awards ceremony, held in Beirut on Sunday. It was a first-of-its-kind

Iranian court rejects final appeal of jailed British-Iranian charity worker

Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld a five-year jail sentence for a British-Iranian charity worker who was convicted on unspecified charges relating to national security, her husband said

UAE-based billionaire plans India’s most expensive film

B. R. Shetty

A Gulf-based billionaire is planning to smash the record for the most expensive Indian movie by splashing out $150 million to make a film of the Hindu

HSBC predicts 100 Saudi Arabian listings in privatization drive

Saudi Arabia’s privatization drive is likely to result in around 100 new stock market listings in sectors including mining, healthcare and retail, a top HSBC executive said

Dubai Sikh temple breaks world record for most diverse breakfast party

A Sikh temple in Dubai on Thursday broke the world record for serving breakfast to the maximum number of people from diverse nationalities. The temple was awarded

Saudi Arabia, UAE to look for joint strategic partnerships: Falih

Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al Falih said Saudi Arabia and the UAE have agreed to look for joint strategic partnerships at a

Princess Kate Middleton’s hairdresser opens Dubai Salon

British Princess Catherine Middleton’s hairdresser Rossano Ferretti has opened a new Salon in Dubai, Vogue Arabia reported on Tuesday. Ferretti is known for being behind the Duchess

To enhance transparency, OPEC and UAE to launch oil and gas database

OPEC and the United Arab Emirates’ ministry of energy will next week launch the first phase of a new global oil and gas database project aiming to

Only one Mideast carrier cracks TripAdvisor’s top 10 world airlines

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has come out on top in a list of the ten best airlines in the world, according to TripAdvisor users. The travel website revealed

Dubai exchange may launch gold contract for retail investors

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) said on Saturday it was considering whether to launch a new spot gold contract designed to be used by retail

First global reaction: Saudi announces full support for US military strikes

In what was the first international reaction to the developments in Syria, Saudi Arabia on Friday said it “fully supports” US strikes on military targets in the

Air travel demand up in February, despite US travel curbs

Global demand for air travel rose 4.8 percent in February, thanks to lower fares and improving economies, with no major impact from an attempted US travel ban,

Dubai’s Expo2020 unveils Al Wasl designs

Dubai’s Expo2020 unveiled designs of its Al Wasl plaza, a major design element within the exposition, on Monday on its official twitter account. Dubai said in January,

Seven aid workers released in Yemen

Five staff members of the International Medical Corps and two contracted drivers were safely released Sunday, the aid organisation said, a day after announcing their detention by

Newly merged First Abu Dhabi Bank’s shares rise in debut trade

First Abu Dhabi Bank’s shares rose on Sunday on the first day of trading after the completion of a merger of the emirate’s two largest banks. The

Blaze rips through 60-storey Dubai construction site near Burj Khalifa

A blaze ripped through a building near Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest tower – on Sunday morning, local media reported. According to the Dubai Media

Zac Efron promotes new fragrance in Dubai

Zac Efron

“Baywatch” star Zac Efron was in Dubai on Friday at the Dubai Design District (d3) event to promote a new fragrance called Hugo Iced. “Last night at

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