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Tuesday - 22nd January, 2019
Bring on the Aussies
UAE fans at the AFC Asian Cup 2019 match against Kyrgyzstan at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi last n...
Monday - 21st January, 2019
Globalisation still the choice of the majority, World Economic Forum says ahead of Davos
On the eve of the annual gathering of political, business and media leaders in the alpine village of...
Sunday - 20th January, 2019
TEHRAN’S ILLEGAL FUEL SALES BUY GUNS FOR REBELS
Iran is financing Yemen’s Houthi rebels through illegal shipments of fuel, UN experts told the Sec...
Friday - 18th January, 2019
ISIS BLAST IN SYRIA WIDENS US EXIT PLAN DIVISIONS
An ISIS suicide attack that killed four American personnel in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday...
Thursday - 17th January, 2019
US SERVICEMEN AMONG THE DEAD IN ISIS SUICIDE ATTACK IN SYRIA
American servicemen were killed in a suicide attack in the northern Syrian city of Manbij yesterday,...
Wednesday - 16th January, 2019
KENYA TERROR AS NAIROBI HOTEL COMPLEX COMES UNDER ATTACK
Two explosions and gunfire were heard yesterday at an upmarket hotel and office complex in the Kenya...
Tuesday - 15th January, 2019
Zayed Sustainability Prize winners bring light and hope to Earth’s future generations
Learn from the past and strive for better in future – the message from Sheikh Zayed, the Founding ...
Monday - 14th January, 2019
WATER IN THE MIDDLE EAST HAS NEVER BEEN MORE VITAL
Once home to some of mankind’s earliest agricultural societies, the historic Tigris, Euphrates and...
Sunday - 13th January, 2019
US WITHDRAWAL FROM SYRIA IS TACTICAL CHANGE
The US withdrawal from Syria is a “tactical change” that will not alter its capacity to battle I...
Friday - 11th January, 2019
POMPEO CONFIRMS AMERICAN SUPPORT TO THE REGION
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a caustic critique of Middle East policies under former ...
Thursday - 10th January, 2019
ENGINEERS ARE MOST IN-DEMAND GRADUATES
Graduates with engineering, business, IT or medical sciences degrees have the best chances of employ...
Wednesday - 9th January, 2019
EU PLACES SANCTIONS ON IRAN FOR PLOTS TO MURDER
The EU yesterday agreed to impose sanctions against Tehran’s intelligence services for their invol...
Tuesday - 8th January, 2019
DESPERATE PLIGHT OF SYRIANS BESIEGED IN CAMP
Tens of thousands of Syrian civilians living in a desert camp on the southern border with Jordan may...
Monday - 7th January, 2019
CROWN PRINCE IN PAKISTAN TO BOOST TIES AND SUPPORT PEACE
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, visited Islamabad yesterday for talks with Paki...
Sunday - 6th January, 2019
‘WE ARE A TOLERANT AND OPEN SOCIETY’
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has detailed a roadmap for the future success of the nation in an eight-p...
Friday - 4th January, 2019
UAE ‘GOOD SAMARITAN’ LAW BACKED BY HEALTH MINISTRY
A Good Samaritan law allowing bystanders to offer aid in medical emergencies without fear of legal c...
Thursday - 3rd January, 2019
DOZENS DIE AS REBEL ALLIANCES CLASH IN ALEPPO
Hundreds of Turkey-allied rebels have been moved from frontlines near the Kurdish-held city of Manbi...
Wednesday - 2nd January, 2019
CRUCIBLE OF THE BATTLE FOR SYRIA’S FUTURE
The faded yellow posters of Kurdish and Arab fighters killed in the battles against ISIS hang at the...
Tuesday - 1st January, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Millions of revellers last night witnessed spectacular fireworks illuminate the skies as the Emirate...
Monday - 31st December, 2018
TRIBUTES TO HEROES KILLED IN HELICOPTER RESCUE
Tributes have been paid to four helicopter rescue crew who were killed when their aircraft crashed d...
Sunday - 30th December, 2018
Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after winning the final against Kevin Anderson at the Mub...
Friday - 28th December, 2018
UAE REOPENS DAMASCUS EMBASSY TO RESTORE ARAB ROLE IN SYRIA
The UAE has announced the reopening of its embassy in Damascus in a sign of thawing relations betwee...
Thursday - 27th December, 2018
YOUR FULLY ILLUSTRATED 2019 WALL CALENDAR
FEATURING A SELECTION OF THE BEST PICTURES BY OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS...
Wednesday - 26th December, 2018
Pope Francis delivers his Christmas message and blessing from the main balcony of Saint Peter’s Ba...
Tuesday - 25th December, 2018
HODEIDAH CEASEFIRE MONITORS READY TO MEDIATE
A UN monitoring team will hold its first formal meeting with government and rebel forces in Hodeidah...
Monday - 24th December, 2018
Christmas in Gaza
Rami Ayyad carefully cleans the chandelier at the Church of Saint Porphyrius in Gaza City. Hundreds ...
Sunday - 23rd December, 2018
Al Ain written into history and fans leave Zayed Sports City beaten but never bowed
A spirited Al Ain performance was not enough to stop Real Madrid from claiming the Fifa Club World C...
Friday - 21st December, 2018
One billion passengers welcomed to Dubai
The billionth passenger to travel through Dubai International Airport arrived on Thursday afternoon ...
Thursday - 20th December, 2018
TRUMP TO WITHDRAW US FORCES FROM SYRIA
US President Donald Trump yesterday said Washington would withdraw its 2,000 troops from Syria, shoc...
Wednesday - 19th December, 2018
YEMEN CEASEFIRE MONITORS EXPECTED TO START
A joint committee including the UN and all of the sides in the Yemen conflict is expected to begin o...
Tuesday - 18th December, 2018
GRIFFITHS UPBEAT ON TODAY’S HODEIDAH CEASEFIRE
The UN special envoy to Yemen hopes a ceasefire that was due to begin overnight will end fighting in...
Monday - 17th December, 2018
A milestone in Syria
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Hajin, in the Deir Ezzor province of east Syria. At the w...
Sunday - 16th December, 2018
EMIRATES DECLARES 2019 THE YEAR OF TOLERANCE
The President, Sheikh Khalifa, has proclaimed that 2019 will be the Year of Tolerance to strengthen ...
Friday - 14th December, 2018
YEMEN’S WARRING PARTIES AGREE ON HODEIDAH CEASEFIRE, UN SAYS
Yemen’s warring parties agreed to withdraw all forces from Hodeidah governorate and its vital harb...
Thursday - 13th December, 2018
IT’S EU OR ME
Theresa May fought a confidence vote for her Conservative leadership yesterday, warning that a race ...
Wednesday - 12th December, 2018
GOVERNMENT AND REBELS PLAN YEMEN PRISONER SWAP
Yemen’s government and Houthi rebels yesterday exchanged lists of prisoners they want released in ...
Tuesday - 11th December, 2018
NEW CARD TO COVER COSTS FOR WORKERS IN PAY CASES
Low-income workers who have not received their wages on time will be given a card that will pay for ...
Monday - 10th December, 2018
GCC Summit names new military chief and UAE as 2019 host
The GCC announced the appointment of a new chief of its joint military command yesterday after a bri...
Sunday - 9th December, 2018
WOMEN TO TAKE HALF OF ALL FNC SEATS
The President, Sheikh Khalifa, has called for Emirati women to occupy 50 per cent of the country’s...
Friday - 7th December, 2018
The moment warring sides in Yemen sat down to talk peace
Yemen’s rebels and government agreed to a prisoner exchange that will reunite thousands of familie...
Thursday - 6th December, 2018
BOTH SIDES IN SWEDEN FOR TALKS ON ENDING YEMEN WAR
Negotiators for Yemen’s internationally recognised government have arrived in Sweden from Saudi Ar...
Wednesday - 5th December, 2018
Countdown to the Special Olympics
The eyes of the world were on Abu Dhabi last night as CNN broadcast from Wahat Al Karama, 100 days o...
Tuesday - 4th December, 2018
Yemen peace talks at stake as Coalition allows wounded Houthi fighters to fly out
The Arab Coalition yesterday said it approved the relocation of 50 wounded Houthi fighters for treat...
Monday - 3rd December, 2018
Israeli police propose Netanyahu be indicted on bribery charges
Israeli police recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery charges in ...
Sunday - 2nd December, 2018
ABU DHABI’S Dh18bn OF LOANS, HOMES AND LAND FOR CITIZENS
Abu Dhabi will grant Dh18.4 billion worth of new loans, homes and land in the emirate to thousands o...
Friday - 30th November, 2018
‘I am so proud of my son’ ... families of Emirati martyrs remember loved ones
Khamees Al Naqbi’s son died a decade ago during a rescue mission at sea, but he remembers it as th...
Thursday - 29th November, 2018
UAE leaders pay tribute to sacrifices of our heroes
Honouring the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces and the crucial role the military plays...
Wednesday - 28th November, 2018
LEADERS MEET TO DISCUSS UAE’S MARCH TOWARDS 2071
Senior government figures yesterday met to discuss the future direction of the UAE. Sheikh ...
Tuesday - 27th November, 2018
MATTHEW HEDGES PARDONED BY THE UAE
A British national convicted of spying on the UAE admitted to being an MI6 intelligence officer gath...
Monday - 26th November, 2018
BAHRAIN ELECTION SUCCESS AFTER HIGH TURNOUT
Bahrain’s justice minister yesterday announced the first batch of results for the country’s parl...
Sunday - 25th November, 2018
UN TELLS HOUTHIS TO GIVE IT CONTROL OF PORT
The UN special envoy for Yemen held further talks with Houthi leaders in the rebel-held capital Sana...
Friday - 23rd November, 2018
2018 F1 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX
Five tips for racegoers Weekend 3 How F1 inspires road cars Weekend 8&...
Thursday - 22nd November, 2018
UAE AND FRANCE PARTNERS IN WAR ON TERRORISM
The UAE and France are partners in the fight against extremism and terrorism, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zay...
Wednesday - 21st November, 2018
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits Amman before heading to Paris to meet Macron
The UAE signed a $100 million (Dh367.3m) grant to support tens of thousands of Jordanian businesses,...
Tuesday - 20th November, 2018
Unicef’s Voices of Youth blog gives young people of the world a chance to speak out
Malnourished, a haunted look in the eyes, faces smeared with dust and blood – this is the all-too-...
Monday - 19th November, 2018
AL ASSAD’S STRIKES ON IDLIB RAISE FEARS FOR CIVILIANS
The Syrian government has attacked a demilitarised zone in the country’s last rebel-held province,...
Sunday - 18th November, 2018
POLITICAL SOLUTION KEY FOR YEMEN
The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs has affirmed the Arab Coalition’s support for Yemen ...
Friday - 16th November, 2018
Storm warning as fatal floods hit Saudi Arabia and close stock market and schools in Kuwait
Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defence urged residents in Jeddah to stay indoors as a deadly storm bringing ...
Thursday - 15th November, 2018
MAY DEFIES OPPONENTS AND CLINGS TO BREXIT GAME PLAN
British Prime Minister Theresa May was battling to secure the backing of her Cabinet for the exit de...
Wednesday - 14th November, 2018
COALITION ALLOWS MEDICAL EVACUATION FOR HOUTHIS
The Arab Coalition gave assurances that 50 wounded Houthi fighters can be moved to Oman for medical ...
Tuesday - 13th November, 2018
ABU DHABI AND SAUDI CLINCH LANDMARK GAS DEAL
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Saudi Aramco have signed an agreement to explore joint investment...
Monday - 12th November, 2018
Downpour and high winds force pop star Dua Lipa to call off Abu Dhabi concert
Stormy weather swept across the country last night, bringing chaos to roads, causing power cuts and ...
Sunday - 11th November, 2018
COALITION ENDS US IN-FLIGHT REFUELLING
The Arab Coalition in Yemen said it would no longer need American air tankers to provide inflight re...
Friday - 9th November, 2018
Banksy’s plea for Middle East peace
Street artist Banksy’s replica separation barrier on display at the Palestine tourist stand at the...
Thursday - 8th November, 2018
Muslim women among those making history for Democrats in midterms
President Donald Trump yesterday told House Democrats that he would not co-operate with them if they...
Wednesday - 7th November, 2018
ISIS LEAVES 200 MASS GRAVES IN NORTH AND WEST IRAQ
Nearly a year after Iraq declared victory over ISIS, the UN says it has identified more than 200 mas...
Tuesday - 6th November, 2018
WE STAND WITH THE IRANIAN PEOPLE
The US said it stood with the people of Iran in their demands for regime reforms as it reimposed san...
Monday - 5th November, 2018
‘CATASTROPHE’ LOOMS IN SYRIAN CAMP
Thousands of displaced Syrians stranded in a camp near the Jordanian border received their first del...
Sunday - 4th November, 2018
SRI LANKAN DEMOCRACY AT STAKE AMID POWER BATTLE
It is monsoon season in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, and dark clouds hang over the cit...
Friday - 2nd November, 2018
US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters say Turkish forces are poised to attack
US-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria say Turkish military vehicles are massing near the bord...
Thursday - 1st November, 2018
Pakistan court acquits Christian woman of blasphemy
A Christian woman kept on death row in Pakistan for nearly a decade was freed after her conviction f...
Wednesday - 31st October, 2018
DENMARK THWARTED IRAN PLOT TO KILL DISSIDENT
Denmark has revealed an Iranian plot to assassinate an opponent of Tehran last month, shortly after ...
Tuesday - 30th October, 2018
BLAST OFF FOR THE UAE
The first advanced satellite designed and built by Emiratis is orbiting Earth, in a landmark for UAE...
Monday - 29th October, 2018
Prime Minister launches opening meeting of FNC as it votes in new future committee
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday met royals and dignitaries ...
Sunday - 28th October, 2018
US WARNING TO IRAN’S ‘OUTLAW REGIME’
There is international consensus to prevent the spread of Iran’s “dark” regional vision for th...
Friday - 26th October, 2018
Ethiopian career diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde becomes the country’s first female president
Days after approving a gender-balanced cabinet, Ethiopia’s parliament on Thursday appointed Sahle-...
Thursday - 25th October, 2018
NO WEDGE BETWEEN RIYADH AND TURKEY
Saudi Arabia would not allow a “killing” to drive a wedge between the kingdom and Turkey, Crown ...
Wednesday - 24th October, 2018
CAMPAIGN TO RID WORLD OF POLIO IS POISED TO CLEAR FINAL HURDLE
The final hurdle in a race is often the toughest hurdle to clear, and so it is with the campaign to ...
Tuesday - 23rd October, 2018
Historic day for UAE cricket
UAE fans at the national team’s first T20 international against Australia at Abu Dhabi Cricket Ova...
Monday - 22nd October, 2018
UAE Cabinet approves new policy to ensure senior citizens have all services they need
A countrywide policy to protect the rights of senior citizens, offering them health insurance and gr...
Sunday - 21st October, 2018
AFGHANS VOTE AMID TALIBAN ATTACKS
Insurgent attacks and logistical problems in Afghanistan forced yesterday’s parliamentary election...
Friday - 19th October, 2018
Afghan election overshadowed by shooting of police chief
An insider attack that wiped out two senior leaders in Kandahar province on Thursday narrowly missed...
Thursday - 18th October, 2018
ONE MILLION TWEETS OF IRAN’S ARMY OF TROLLS
A data dump of state-sponsored Twitter troll operations has revealed Iran’s “clumsy” efforts t...
Wednesday - 17th October, 2018
FREE PORTAL GIVES 50m ARAB CHILDREN LESSONS AND HOPE
A new e-learning tool to support children throughout the Arabic-speaking world is “merely the begi...
Tuesday - 16th October, 2018
Police tech and GPS shopping guides steal show at Gitex
From driverless, mobile police stations to satellite guided shopping trolleys, this year’s Gitex e...
Monday - 15th October, 2018
EMIRATES RED CRESCENT GIVES Dh107m AID TO REBUILD YEMEN
Emirates Red Crescent will provide more than Dh107 million to help rebuild roads, schools and hospit...
Sunday - 14th October, 2018
WE’RE ON THE PATH TO INDEPENDENCE
DP World’s $442 million expansion of Berbera port in Somaliland will put the breakaway state on th...
Friday - 12th October, 2018
A moment of history for DP World and Somaliland as ground is broken on major port expansion
Global port operator DP World launched the first stage of its Berbera port expansion, designed to tr...
Thursday - 11th October, 2018
TURKEY ACTS AS TEHRAN CUTS IRAQ’S WATER OFF
Turkey announced yesterday that it will increase water supplies to Iraq after Iran said it would shu...
Wednesday - 10th October, 2018
Sheikh Mohamed puts faith in UAE’s ‘ambitious youth’
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed yesterday spelt out his belief in the power and potential of the country’...
Tuesday - 9th October, 2018
FUGITIVE TERRORIST ASHMAWI CAUGHT IN LIBYA
Libya is expected to extradite an Egyptian Al Qaeda commander, who has been sentenced to death in hi...
Monday - 8th October, 2018
HOUTHIS STARVE RESIDENTS TO PUSH UP PRICES
The Yemeni government said the Houthis had detained 10 ships at Hodeidah port and would not allow th...
Sunday - 7th October, 2018
WORLD’S INVESTORS ARE DRAWN TO DUBAI
Dubai’s work on diversifying its economy and making it easier and cheaper to do business is alread...
Friday - 5th October, 2018
GLOBAL OUTRAGE AT WAVE OF RUSSIAN CYBER ATTACKS
Russian agents were caught red-handed trying to hack the world’s chemical watchdog, the Organisati...
Thursday - 4th October, 2018
IRAQ GOVERNMENT LAUNCH ENDS MONTHS OF DEADLOCK
After months of delay, Iraq’s government began to take shape yesterday as newly elected President ...
Wednesday - 3rd October, 2018
Eight members of one Emirati family die after blaze tears through Abu Dhabi villa
The country was in mourning yesterday after the deaths of eight members of a family in a blaze.&...
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