United Arab Emirates

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. While the war went unmentioned at the opening ceremony of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, it … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Etihad restructures plane purchases amid fiscal turbulence

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said Thursday it has restructured planned airplane purchases from both Airbus and Boeing as the government-owned carrier struggles through serious financial turbulence. Once making headlines in 2013 for fleet purchases valued at $67 billion, Etihad has seen its strategy of rapidly buying stakes in other … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Etihad restructures plane purchases amid fiscal turbulence

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Trump former inaugural committee chair defends Saudi Arabia

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The man who led President Donald Trump‘s inaugural committee said America is in no moral position to criticize Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi. “Whatever happened in Saudi Arabia, the atrocities in America are equal, or worse,” Tom Barrack, a real estate developer, said … Continue reading ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates | Trump former inaugural committee chair defends Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Harrison Ford knocks Trump, others who ‘denigrate science’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Actor Harrison Ford has offered an emphatic plea for protecting the world’s oceans while calling out President Donald Trump and others who “deny or denigrate science.” The 76-year-old actor best known for his roles in “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” stressed the importance of acknowledging the effects of climate … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Harrison Ford knocks Trump, others who ‘denigrate science’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | At Dubai summit, Pakistan premier warns of ‘painful’ reforms

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sunday his nation needed “painful” economic reforms to cut back on its massive debt, just after meeting the head of the International Monetary Fund, signaling the former cricketer may be willing to slash government spending for a bailout. Khan made the comments at … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | At Dubai summit, Pakistan premier warns of ‘painful’ reforms

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | At Dubai summit, IMF chief warns Britain on Brexit challenge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Sunday that the British exit from the European Union means it “will never be as good as it is now” for the country’s economy. Christine Lagarde spoke at the World Government Summit in Dubai, which also saw Lebanese Prime Minister Saad … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | At Dubai summit, IMF chief warns Britain on Brexit challenge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi study: Millennial jihadis educated, not outcasts

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A study by a Saudi research center is challenging the notion that jihadi fighters are necessarily disenfranchised and lacking opportunity, with its lead researcher saying Thursday that a new generation of Saudi militants are relatively well-educated, not driven purely by religious ideology and show little interested in suicide missions. … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi study: Millennial jihadis educated, not outcasts