United Arab Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Qatar’s energy minister says country is pulling out of OPEC

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The tiny, energy-rich Gulf Arab nation of Qatar says it will withdraw from OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, in January. Qatar’s minister of state for energy affairs, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, made the surprise announcement during a news conference in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Monday. Qatar is … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Qatar’s energy minister says country is pulling out of OPEC

HOUSTON | The Latest: Gulf Arab nations offer condolences

HOUSTON — The Latest on the death of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 4:48 a.m. Gulf Arab nations allied with the U.S. have offered their condolences over the death of President George H.W. Bush. Bush’s death at the age of 94 takes on greater importance in the region over his actions in … Continue reading HOUSTON | The Latest: Gulf Arab nations offer condolences

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Britain ‘perplexed’ but pleased over UAE pardon

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the British academic Matthew Hedges convicted of spying in the United Arab Emirates (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Britain’s foreign secretary has thanked the United Arab Emirates for pardoning Matthew Hedges while still challenging charges that the British academic is a spy. Jeremy Hunt said on … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Britain ‘perplexed’ but pleased over UAE pardon

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Hamilton clinches pole for season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Five-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton clinched pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. The Mercedes driver’s 11th pole of the season and record-extending 83rd of his career looked in some doubt as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was quicker at the first time split. But … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Hamilton clinches pole for season-ending Abu Dhabi GP