United Arab Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Etihad to loan pilots to competing UAE airline Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul airline Etihad Airways will loan pilots to competing Dubai-based carrier Emirates under a new program, officials acknowledged Sunday, marking a rare cooperation between the two state-owned carriers who operate only 115 kilometers (70 miles) apart. There’s always been competition between Emirates, founded by Dubai’s rulers in 1985, and … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Etihad to loan pilots to competing UAE airline Emirates

VIENNA | OPEC oil ministers gather to discuss production level

VIENNA (AP) — The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel are arriving in Vienna to discuss this week whether to increase production of crude oil and help ease the price of global energy. The officials were gathering Tuesday ahead of the official meeting Friday, when they will also confer with Russia, a non-OPEC country that … Continue reading VIENNA | OPEC oil ministers gather to discuss production level

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | UAE’s campaign for Yemen port city a test of ‘Little Sparta’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is a country better known for oil riches and skyscraper skylines, but right now it is prosecuting what could be a crucial offensive in the 3-year-old conflict in Yemen. While the overall war in the Arab world’s poorest country has been led by Saudi Arabia, … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | UAE’s campaign for Yemen port city a test of ‘Little Sparta’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Aid group says Yemen port remains open

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the battle for Hodeida in Yemen (all times local): 5 p.m. The Norwegian Refugee Council says the Yemeni port at Hodeida remains open amid a Saudi-led campaign to retake the city. A statement Thursday from the relief agency said as of Wednesday, there were “four vessels … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Aid group says Yemen port remains open

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last week

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is holding and interrogating at least 10 women’s rights activists — seven women and three men — without any access to lawyers, according to people familiar with the arrests. The detentions are seen as a culmination of a steady crackdown on perceived critics of the government. People … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last week

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | UAE to loosen visa rules for investors and innovators

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, home to financial hubs Abu Dhabi and Dubai, is loosening its residency laws and will grant long-term visas for up to 10 years to investors and highly-skilled professionals. The 10-year residency visas will be granted to specialists in science, medicine and research, and to “exceptional … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | UAE to loosen visa rules for investors and innovators

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — NYU Abu Dhabi is blocking journalists from filming a graduation address by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry is speaking Sunday night in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The university invited journalists, then just before the ceremony said journalists from The Associated Press and … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: US, Emirates strike deal resolving airline spat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the United Arab Emirates signed a deal Friday to resolve a years-old spat over alleged Emirati government subsidies to its airlines and accusations of unfair competition in the U.S. After months of negotiations, a deal was reached that was carefully constructed to allow both sides to claim victory. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: US, Emirates strike deal resolving airline spat