King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »


Category Archives: U Arab Emirates

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by Saudi King Salman. In a tweet the minister

Explosive boat attack foiled targeting UAE ship

:: Yemeni forces destroyed an explosives-laden boat targeting a United Arab Emirates military vessel at Mokha port on Wednesday. A source at the port said that the foiled terror attack was initiated by Houthi militias. A large

Update on how the giant Dubai Creek Tower is shaping up

:: Announced in October of last year, Dubai Creek Tower, is now among the UAE’s skyscraper giants, despite not having its exterior skeleton ready yet. The company in charge of building the tower, Emaar, released new aerial

Pre-school to university, one child’s education in the UAE to cost Dh1 mln

:: A recent study by Zurich Middle East has revealed that educating a single child in the UAE from pre-school through to university will cost an estimated one million dirhams. The figure comprises the cost of education

Details emerge on when UAE expects to issue tax laws

:: United Arab Emirates expects to issue laws on value-added tax and excise tax in the third quarter of this year, and to issue regulations covering implementation of those laws in the fourth quarter, a senior UAE

UAE’s Union National Bank opens Shanghai branch

:: Union National Bank (UNB), 50 percent owned by the Abu Dhabi government, has begun operations at its branch in Shanghai, becoming the first bank from the UAE to operate a branch in mainland China, the bank

Air Berlin files for insolvency after Etihad withdraws support

:: Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday after key shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew funding following years of losses, leaving valuable runway slots up for grabs. The move offers Lufthansa and rivals a

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr arrives in UAE on official visit

:: Influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has reportedly arrived in the United Arab Emirates on an official visit. During his visit, al-Sadr is expected to meet with UAE officials to discuss regional developments as well as the

UAE minister Gargash says Qatar must end neighbors’ fear of instability

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said the best way for Qatar to exit its current crisis is to seriously work to end its neighbors’ fears of shaking their stability as sovereign

Abu Dhabi Global Market, UAE Exchange partner to promote fintech

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:: Abu Dhabi Global Market, the emirate’s global financial free zone, has partnered with UAE Exchange to help startups engaged in the remittance, foreign exchange and payments business develop and deploy financial technology. UAE Exchange and ADGM

Four UAE soldiers dead after helicopter crashes in Yemen due to technical fault

:: The General Command of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Armed Forces confirmed that four of its soldiers died on Friday after their helicopter was hit by a technical fault, causing an emergency landing and hitting the

Qatar Crisis: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives US envoys

:: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, received two senior envoys assigned by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to handle issues relating to

Dubai and Egypt establish a joint development company in the Suez Canal Zone

:: DP World, a leading enabler of global trade, announced Wednesday the establishment of a joint development company with the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone in Egypt. The new venture will develop projects in

UAE’s Gargash lays out fundamentals for Qatar’s exit from crisis

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar al-Gargash said in a tweet on Wednesday that the Qatari crisis is “within a region of its own.” He said Qatar should deal with the Arab quartet’s concerns,

Five arrested in Dubai for Middle Eastern drug syndicate ring

:: Security authorities in the United Arab Emirates have conducted a major anti-narcotics operation with their Australian and Dutch counterparts busting two crime syndicates, the Dubai Media Office said on Tuesday. The operation was an international bust

Fire breaks out again in Dubai Marina, third blaze in a week

:: A fire was reported on Monday near Dubai Marina, the third blaze to occur in the area in one week. The fire happened at the Movenpick hotel at around 10am local time, according to Dubai-based Gulf

Dubai high-rise tower catches fire, days after Torch Tower blaze

:: A fire struck a high-rise tower in the Dubai’s Marina on Sunday, days after a blaze ripped through one of the world’s tallest residential towers in the same neighborhood. The Dubai Media Office said on Twitter

Majid Al Futtaim announces $116.8 million City Centre Sohar in Oman

:: Shopping mall operator and retail firm Majid Al Futtaim has announced plans for a $116.8 million (SR438 million) shopping center in the Omani city of Sohar. City Centre Sohar, which will have 130 stores, a Carrefour

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