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15:49, 27 July 2017 Thursday
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16:53, 26 July 2017 Wednesday

The Gulf crisis Who's winning

The Gulf crisis looks like stalemate but remains more pressing for the UAE-Saudi front which launched anti-Qatar offensive

14:43, 17 July 2017 Monday

UAE denies reports on hacking Qatari state media

The Washington Post says UAE orchestrated hacking of Qatar's state-run news and social media sites  

13:35, 17 July 2017 Monday

UAE denies reports to strip Qatar from 2022 World Cup

A news report said six countries asked FIFA to remove Qatar as World Cup hosts  

16:46, 09 July 2017 Sunday

Libya strongman in UAE for talks on military 'cooperation'

Haftar, who has visited the United Arab Emirates regularly in recent months, held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Saturday on "joint cooperation between the two countries... in combating extremism and terrorist organisations," state news agency WAM said.

16:03, 07 July 2017 Friday

Arab bloc voices surprise over Qatari intransigence

Earlier this week, Doha rejected bloc’s 13-point list of demands, describing them as an affront to Qatar's sovereignty

17:38, 26 June 2017 Monday

UAE leader makes public appearance after long absence

Since suffering stroke in 2014, Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has largely avoided state functions and public activities

17:22, 23 June 2017 Friday

UAE warns Qatar over neighbours' demands

Anwar Gargash, the UAE's state minister for foreign affairs, issued the warning more than two weeks into the oil-rich region's worst crisis in years.

04:27, 17 June 2017 Saturday

Saudi Arabia UAE Bahrain defend blockade on Qatar

Qatar's diplomatic isolation is necessary for national security, say 3 Gulf countries, rebuffing human rights concerns

10:04, 14 June 2017 Wednesday

Somali expelled from Quran competition in UAE

Ismail Madar believes he was deported because of Somalia’s position on Qatar

10:18, 13 June 2017 Tuesday

Canadian expert scoffs at plan to tow icebergs to UAE

Reducing consumption better idea, professor says

14:24, 09 June 2017 Friday

UAE Egypt to replace LNG supplier due to Gulf crisis

Two Gulf countries, UAE and Egypt, that buy LNG from Qatar will have to find alternative stock, expert says

15:39, 07 June 2017 Wednesday

UAE threatens Qatar sympathisers with jail

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday and gave its citizens 14 days to leave, accusing Doha of supporting extremism. Qatar has denied the charges.

17:43, 14 May 2017 Sunday

Traditional dhow boat race retraces Gulf pearl route

The winner, the dhow "Zilzal," or "Earthquake," was awarded 10 million dirhams ($2.72 million). 

17:58, 05 May 2017 Friday

UAE delays launch of first nuclear reactor until 2018

The reactor, one of four being built at the $20-billion Barakah plant west of Abu Dhabi by a consortium led by Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), had been due to begin operating this year.

13:10, 03 May 2017 Wednesday

UAE 'optimistic' after Libyan ally meets PM Sarraj

The UAE is, with Egypt, the main supporter of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, whose forces control most of eastern Libya, including its key oil ports, and who refuses to recognise the UN-backed government of Fayez al-Sarraj.

17:51, 27 March 2017 Monday

UAE donates 54mn to Interpol

The funds will go towards seven Interpol projects including counter-terrorism, cybercrime and drugs, an official statement said.

13:34, 02 March 2017 Thursday

UAE president makes private visit abroad

Reason for ailing leader’s trip – along with his destination – remains unclear, fuelling speculation about his health  

13:37, 17 February 2017 Friday

UAE soldier killed fighting in Yemen

"The general command of the armed forces announced the martyrdom of Suleiman Mohammed Al Thuhuri, one of its soldiers involved in Operation Restoring Hope," WAM said.

22:29, 03 February 2017 Friday

Snow alert in Gulf desert UAE

One person was injured and three cars were destroyed in a fire sparked by the collapse of the crane on Dubai's main thoroughfare, the multi-lane Sheikh Zayed Road, local officials said.

16:09, 11 January 2017 Wednesday

Five UAE officials among 57 killed in Afghanistan bombings

Just hours before, twin Taliban blasts in Kabul tore through a parliament annexe, which houses the offices of lawmakers, killing at least 38 people and wounding around 86 others.

22:28, 12 November 2016 Saturday

Duchess Camilla gets all female security team in UAE

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, paid a royal visit to the United Arab Emirates this week, where an all-female security team accompanied her around:



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