Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Tag Archives: United Arab Emirates

UAE-Israel agreement followed many years of discreet talks

DUBAI: Secret talks and quiet ties – that’s what paved the way for last week’s deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalize relations. Touted by President Donald Trump as a major Mideast breakthrough, the agreement was in fact the culmination of more than a decade of quiet ...

Read More »

UAE suspends fourth cricketer for corruption

DUBAI: Ashfaq Ahmed on Monday became the fourth United Arab Emirates cricketer suspended as part of an anti-corruption investigation. Ahmed opened the batting in their first two matches at the T20 World Cup qualifying tournament. He scored four as UAE lost to Oman on Friday and three as they beat ...

Read More »

UAE cricket captain charged with corruptio

DUBAI: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Naveed was charged with corruption ahead of the World Twenty 20 qualifiers and admitted: “I have let everybody down”. Naveed was one of three UAE cricketers charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Batsman Shaiman Anwar and right-arm pace bowler Qadeer Ahmed have also ...

Read More »

Trump vetoes bans on arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, UAE

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump in multiple letters to Congress said he rejected resolutions that call for prohibiting weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and several other countries. In June, Congress passed several resolutions to block the Trump administration from executing pending arms sales to ...

Read More »

Two Saudi oil tankers damaged in ‘sabotage attack’ off UAE

RIYADH: Two Saudi oil tankers were damaged in a “sabotage attack” off the United Arab Emirates coast, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday, quoting the Saudi energy minister. “Two Saudi oil tankers were subjected to a sabotage attack in the exclusive economic zone of the United Arab Emirates, ...

Read More »

Pakistan to get $3 billion bailout package from UAE

DUBAI/ISLAMABAD: The United Arab Emirates has announced its intention to deposit US$3 billion in the State Bank of Pakistan to support the financial and monetary policy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Emirates News Agency reported on Friday. In a statement, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development said it ...

Read More »

UAE court sentences British student to life for spying

DUBAI: A United Arab Emirates court sentenced British student Matthew Hedges to life in jail on Wednesday after convicting him of spying, a family spokesperson said. “We can confirm that he was sentenced to life in prison,” the spokesperson told AFP. “The hearing lasted less than five minutes, and his ...

Read More »

UAE charges British PhD student with spying

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates has charged a British PhD student with spying in the Gulf country, as his wife called on Britain to defend his innocence. Matthew Hedges stands accused of “spying for a foreign country, jeopardising the military, political and economic security of the state”, UAE attorney ...

Read More »

Dubai jails woman trying to sell own baby for 10,000 dirhams

A Dubai court on Sunday jailed an Ethiopian woman for attempting to sell her two-week-old daughter for AED10,000 The woman, a maid, moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2013 and started working for an Emirati man in 2017. Her employer locked her in a flat later and had consensual sex ...

Read More »