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January 10, 2019 6:19 AM How India, UAE, Thailand and Bahrain can qualify for round of 16

After four matches of the group stages in Group A of the AFC Asian Cup, all four teams are in with a chance of making the round of 16. Thailand gave themselves a lifeline with a 1-0 win against Bahrain, while hosts UAE's 2-0 win meant India were denied an opportunity to put themselves into the second round. UAE now lead the group, but aren't yet through 88

December 30, 2018 4:51 PM Helicopter crash leaves 4 dead after aircraft explodes near world's longest zip line in UAE

Four people have been killed when a helicopter exploded into a fireball after reportedly clipping the world's longest zip line on Saturday. Shocking footage shows the doomed chopper spinning out of control after it's said to have hit the Ras al-Khaimah wire near Dubai. Officials confirmed the Agusta 139 rescue helicopter was speeding towards an emergency 74

December 24, 2018 5:39 PM 'Missing' daughter of Dubai ruler seen in new photos from United Arab Emirates

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, a daughter of Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, left, meets Mary Robinson, a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former president of Ireland, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation via AP) Sheikha 123

December 24, 2018 12:26 PM UAE says princess Sheikha Latifa living with her family in Dubai

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said on Monday Princess Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, daughter of Dubai’s ruler, was at home and living with her family. Rights groups had called on the UAE to disclose the whereabouts and condition of Sheikha Latifa, following reports in the international media that she was forcibly returned after 110

December 17, 2018 6:15 AM Taliban say they're meeting US officials again on Monday

ISLAMABAD – The Taliban say they are holding "another" meeting on Monday with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war. Khalil Minawi, director of Afghanistan's state-run Bakhtar news agency, also confirmed 104

December 6, 2018 6:37 AM UAE says Gulf Arab bloc still strong despite Qatar row

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday the Gulf Cooperation Council remained valid despite a bitter row with Qatar that has fractured the bloc ahead of an annual summit next week. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and non-GCC member Egypt have imposed a diplomatic and economic boycott on Qatar since June 2017 over allegations Doha supports 88

December 4, 2018 12:05 PM UAE says all must be on board in adjusting oil output

VIENNA (Reuters) - United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui said on Tuesday that an adjustment in global oil output is required and all producers must be on board. “What is that adjustment, and what is the level, from what level - that is what will be discussed,” Mazroui said. “An adjustment means a decrease in production ... It’s important 70

November 26, 2018 8:38 AM 'Fantastic news': Britain welcomes UAE pardon for jailed academic

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it was grateful to the United Arab Emirates on Monday after it pardoned a British academic jailed on spying charges. The UAE said it had pardoned Matthew Hedges just minutes after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of Britain’s intelligence agency MI6. Britain has denied he was a spy. “Fantastic 70

November 25, 2018 11:24 AM Britain 'optimistic' about case of academic jailed in UAE

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday he was optimistic that progress could be made in the case of Matthew Hedges, a British academic jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates on spying charges on Wednesday. “I am more optimistic as we sit here now that we can find a way through this,” he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show. “The UAE is a very longstanding 61

November 22, 2018 7:27 PM Saudi crown prince goes on tour of Arab states amid Khashoggi storm

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday at the start of a tour of several Arab countries, his first trip abroad since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that caused a global outcry. The prince, the country’s de facto ruler, is also expected to participate in a G20 meeting 81