Dubai builder of world's tallest building to be liquidated

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Dubai-based construction company that helped build the world's tallest building and other engineering marvels in the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday it w...

Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait's new ruling emir

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah became the oil-rich nation's new ruling emir Tuesday night, state media reported, reaching the highest post in t...

United Arab Emirates to launch spacecraft to moon in 2024

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top official in the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday his country plans to send an unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2024. Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

Oman's new sultan quietly makes his mark as challenges loom

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Oman's ruler of a half century died without an heir apparent, brief fears of turmoil ended with the quick announcement of a new sultan in this nation on the eas...

Abu Dhabi, UAE's conservative capital, ends alcohol licenses

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi, the conservative capital of the United Arab Emirates, is eliminating its licensing system for alcohol purchases for drinkers after Dubai repeatedly loosen...

Saudi state TV says Bahrain stops militants planning attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain broke up a plot by militants backed by Iran to launch attacks on diplomats and foreigners in the island nation home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, just days a...

Iran airs televised confession of wrestler after Trump tweet

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has broadcast the televised confession of a wrestler facing the death penalty after a tweet from President Donald Trump criticizing the case, a segment that res...

Bahrain to allow Israel flights to UAE over its airspace

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain will allow “all flights coming to and departing from the United Arab Emirates” to cross through the island kingdom's airspace — a statement apparently allowi...

2 Saudi royals, others officials investigated for fraud

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top military commander in its yearslong war in Yemen and his prince son have been removed from their posts along with other officials as part of an an...

UAE formally ends Israel boycott amid US-brokered deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruler of the United Arab Emirates issued Saturday a decree formally ending the country's boycott of Israel amid a U.S.-brokered deal to normalize relations betwe...

Israel lists first commercial passenger flight to UAE

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel has listed an El Al flight taking off Monday for Abu Dhabi, which would be Israel's first commercial passenger flight to the United Arab Emirates after the tw...

Pompeo ends Mideast trip with visit to Oman's new sultan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday visited Oman's new sultan, the last stop on a Mideast trip that sought to build on an American-brokered deal to have ...

Pompeo to have closed-door meetings in Bahrain, UAE

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold closed-door meetings Wednesday with Bahrain's royal family and top officials in the United Arab Emirates amid the Trump...

Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai again has loosened laws governing alcohol sales and possession of liquor as the sheikhdom tries to claw its way out of an economic depression worsened by the c...

In a first, Oman's sultan names foreign, finance ministers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman's sultan on Tuesday named foreign and finance ministers for the first time, putting officials in positions long wielded by his late predecessor. ...