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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.&...
Tuesday - 2nd October, 2018
LEBANON DENIES NETANYAHU MISSILE CLAIMS
Lebanon’s Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil, has denied there are Hezbollah missile sites near Beiru...
Monday - 1st October, 2018
Death toll in Indonesia earthquake doubles amid warnings it could ‘reach thousands’
The death toll in Indonesia’s quake-tsunami disaster nearly doubled to more than 800 yesterday, wi...
Sunday - 30th September, 2018
SYRIA THREATENS ‘FOREIGN OCCUPYING FORCES’
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al Muallem yesterday lashed out at US policy in his country and accuse...
Friday - 28th September, 2018
‘JERUSALEM IS NOT FOR SALE’
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Israel and the United States on Thursday that “Jerusalem ...
Thursday - 27th September, 2018
‘I LIKE A TWO-STATE SOLUTION’
Palestinian officials welcomed President Donald Trump’s first public endorsement of the two-state ...
Wednesday - 26th September, 2018
TRUMP PUTS IRAN’S REGIONAL HOSTILITY AT HEART OF UN SPEECH
President Donald Trump spoke of the “tremendous burden” Iran’s neighbours have borne for its r...
Tuesday - 25th September, 2018
RUSSIA MISSILE SALE TO SYRIA A SIGNIFICANT ESCALATION
US National Security Adviser John Bolton said yesterday that Russian plans to supply Syria with an S...
Monday - 24th September, 2018
ROUHANI FLIES INTO UN STORM AFTER TERROR ATTACK CLAIMS
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani yesterday blamed the United States for the attack on a military pa...
Sunday - 23rd September, 2018
UAE GIVES MORE THAN $4bn TO EASE YEMEN SUFFERING
The UAE’s humanitarian assistance to Yemen passed the US$4 billion (Dh14.79bn) mark this month, of...
Friday - 21st September, 2018
KHAN SETS UP TALKS BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN
Pakistan and India will hold their first high-level talks in years next week after Prime Minister Im...
Thursday - 20th September, 2018
Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan arrives in Abu Dhabi on first foreign tour
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Abu Dhabi last night on his maiden foreign tour since ...
Wednesday - 19th September, 2018
RUSSIAN PLANE DOWNED IN SYRIA CROSSFIRE AS ISRAELI JETS STRIKE
Syrian anti-aircraft batteries responding to Israeli strikes on Monday night downed a Russian milita...
Tuesday - 18th September, 2018
PUTIN AND ERDOGAN AGREE ON SAFETY NET FOR IDLIB
Turkey and Russia yesterday agreed to create a demilitarised buffer zone in Syria’s Idlib province...
Monday - 17th September, 2018
THE ABU DHABI BLUEPRINT FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH
Abu Dhabi’s drive to accelerate its economic growth will come under the banner of Tomorrow 2021, t...
Sunday - 16th September, 2018
HOUTHIS CLEAR OUT HOSPITALS FOR THEIR WOUNDED
Houthi rebels have turned hundreds of patients away from clinics and hospitals across Hodeidah and o...
Friday - 14th September, 2018
Hodeidah residents take the fight to Yemen’s Houthi rebels
Fighting broke out between residents and Houthi rebels in Hodeidah on Thursday after the insurgents ...
Thursday - 13th September, 2018
COALITION STRIKES ON REBEL-HELD HODEIDAH RESUME
The Arab Coalition yesterday resumed air strikes on the Houthi-controlled port city of Hodeidah in Y...
Wednesday - 12th September, 2018
JOB ADVERTS MUST NOT SPECIFY GENDER OR RACE, MINISTRY SAYS
Companies across the UAE have been warned against posting job advertisements that specify gender, ra...
Tuesday - 11th September, 2018
IRAQ DOES NOT HAVE CAPACITY TO REBUILD AFTER ISIS
Iraq does not have the capacity to rebuild from the long war with ISIS without major support from th...
Monday - 10th September, 2018
SYRIA JETS HIT IDLIB HOSPITALS AND WHITE HELMETS
Syrian regime and Russian aircraft bombed medical centres and civil defence bases in Idlib at the we...
Sunday - 9th September, 2018
Yemen talks delayed by Houthi refusal to appear
UN special envoy Martin Griffiths yesterday postponed talks with parties in the Yemeni war after adm...
Friday - 7th September, 2018
Calls for urgent parliamentary session over Basra unrest
Moqtada Al Sadr on Thursday called for an urgent session of Iraq’s parliament to discuss the situa...
Thursday - 6th September, 2018
UN ENVOY UPBEAT ON YEMEN PEACE TALKS
UN special envoy Martin Griffiths yesterday said discussions in Geneva were a chance to build confid...
Wednesday - 5th September, 2018
BASRA EXPLODES IN FURY AT IRAQ’S POLITICAL CHAOS
Residents of southern Iraq took to the streets again yesterday to vent their anger at the government...
Tuesday - 4th September, 2018
FIRST TWO EMIRATI ASTRONAUTS NAMED
The UAE has announced the names of the first two Emirati astronauts, one of whom will be sent into s...
Monday - 3rd September, 2018
Hugs, high-fives and happiness as pupils return on first day of new school year
Forget fears about back-toschool blues – the first day of a new term yesterday was music to the ea...
Sunday - 2nd September, 2018
Happy 10th anniversary for Manchester City
Kyle Walker celebrates scoring in the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle Uni...
Friday - 31st August, 2018
US SEIZES ARMS HAUL IN GULF OF ADEN
The US Navy seized an unflagged boat in the Gulf of Aden believed to be smuggling a large weapons ca...
Thursday - 30th August, 2018
Lessons in life
Palestinian pupils attend a class outdoors during the first day of school in the West Bank village o...
Wednesday - 29th August, 2018
RUSSIANS INTENSIFY BUILD-UP FOR IDLIB ASSAULT
Russia is strengthening its military presence off the Syrian coast and waging a disinformation campa...
Tuesday - 28th August, 2018
MYANMAR GENERALS ‘SHOULD FACE CHARGES OF GENOCIDE’
Myanmar’s military chief and at least five other top commanders must be prosecuted for genocide ag...
Monday - 27th August, 2018
LEADER OF AFGHAN BRANCH OF ISIS DIES IN AIR STRIKE
The leader of ISIS in Afghanistan was killed in a US air strike in the eastern province of Nangarhar...
Sunday - 26th August, 2018
UAE jiu-jitsu team add gold, silver and bronze medals to tally at Asian Games
UAE athletes made it a medal-winning weekend at the 2018 Asian Games, adding a gold, silver and bron...
Friday - 24th August, 2018
BAGHDADI IN NEW THREATS AGAINST THE WEST
ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi called for attacks in the West in a purported new audio recording r...
Thursday - 23rd August, 2018
ISRAEL APPROVES 1,000 NEW SETTLER HOMES
Israel has approved plans for more than 1,000 illegal settlement homes in the West Bank, the latest ...
Wednesday - 22nd August, 2018
UAE leaders gather for holiday celebrations
Eid Al Adha received a royal welcome as the leadership of the UAE performed prayers across the count...
Tuesday - 21st August, 2018
FAMILY OF BOYS KILLED BY ISRAEL ON GAZA BEACH DEMAND NEW INQUIRY
Montaser still cannot play the game that brought him and his brother joy, four years after his young...
Monday - 20th August, 2018
UAE UNITES IN EFFORTS TO EASE KERALA’S SUFFERING
Emergency donations for victims of the Kerala floods poured into relief centres yesterday as the UAE...
Sunday - 19th August, 2018
KERALA APPEALS FOR MORE HELP AS FLOOD TOLL RISES
Officials in Kerala yesterday pleaded for more assistance as the death toll from the start of the mo...
Friday - 17th August, 2018
QATAR RISKS US WRATH WITH $15BN AID OFFER TO TURKEY
A Qatari pledge to inject $15 billion into the Turkish economy to stave off its collapse is likely t...
Thursday - 16th August, 2018
DOZENS KILLED AFTER SUICIDE BOMBER HITS WEST KABUL SCHOOL
A suicide bombing yesterday killed at least 48 people, many of them students, and left dozens more i...
Wednesday - 15th August, 2018
TALIBAN ONSLAUGHTS SHOW AFGHAN INABILITY TO COPE
Two Taliban offensives have exposed the failure of the Afghan government to counter the militants, h...
Tuesday - 14th August, 2018
AL QAEDA IN YEMEN IS WEAKER THAN EVER
Al Qaeda in Yemen is weaker than it has ever been as the UAE’s military training and counter-terro...
Monday - 13th August, 2018
ROHINGYA’S HOME WITHOUT HOPE
Chut Pyin was once called the Village of Bitter Gourds for the vegetables its residents grew. The lu...
Sunday - 12th August, 2018
Third Palestinian dies of his wounds after Israel again opens fire on Gaza protesters
A Palestinian shot by Israel during protests on the Gaza border died of his wounds yesterday, taking...
Friday - 10th August, 2018
ISRAEL STRIKES 150 TARGETS IN MAJOR GAZA ESCALATION
Israel and Hamas launched fresh salvos on Thursday evening after a brief pause in hostilities earlie...
Thursday - 9th August, 2018
IRANIAN DIPLOMAT ‘LED SPY NETWORK IN EUROPE’
Iran is running a wide-ranging espionage network across Europe with the aim of procuring technology ...
Wednesday - 8th August, 2018
NO US TRADE IF YOU DO BUSINESS WITH IRAN
US President Donald Trump issued a warning to international businesses yesterday, saying those worki...
Tuesday - 7th August, 2018
US SANCTIONS REIMPOSED ON IRAN BUT TRUMP SAYS HE’S READY TO TALK
The US yesterday reimposed financial sanctions on Iran that were suspended under the nuclear deal in...
Monday - 6th August, 2018
High number of Houthi landmines planted in Yemen is more proof that Iran is arming rebels
The sheer quantity of mines planted by the Houthis in Yemen is further proof that the rebels are rec...
Sunday - 5th August, 2018
Mohammed bin Zayed connects with citizens
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Force...
Friday - 3rd August, 2018
US SANCTIONS TWO TURKISH MINISTERS FOR JAILED PASTOR
Washington has sanctioned two Turkish ministers involved in the detention of US pastor Andrew Brunso...
Thursday - 2nd August, 2018
VISA AMNESTY HELPS THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS BEGIN NEW CHAPTER
Thousands of workers who overstayed their visas descended on immigration offices yesterday – the f...
Wednesday - 1st August, 2018
HAND OF IRAN ON HOUTHI WEAPONS
Yemen’s Houthi rebels are still arming themselves with ballistic missiles and drones that a UN pan...
Tuesday - 31st July, 2018
JOB SATISFACTION IN GOVERNMENT ‘MUST IMPROVE’
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has said the results of an employee satisfaction survey of government wor...
Monday - 30th July, 2018
RESISTANCE WILL CONTINUE FOR EQUALITY’
Teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi voiced defiance as she returned to a hero’s welcome in he...
Sunday - 29th July, 2018
US PLANS SECURITY SUMMIT WITH GCC
The White House is planning to host a major summit for the GCC in mid-October. High level sources to...
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