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  • Abu-Dhabi based airline removes Israel from its flight map

    March 3, 2014 | 12:12 pm

    An airline owned by the United Arab Emirates that is a partner with American Airlines has removed Israel from its flight map and refuses to transport Israelis.

    Etihad Airways’ travel-route map shows all countries in the Middle East with the exception of Israel and her major...

  • Egypt seeks end to crisis with quick elections

    July 9, 2013 | 7:32 am

    Egypt's interim rulers unveiled a quick timetable for elections and won a $3 billion cash lifeline from the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, a day after 55 people were killed when troops fired on a crowd supporting ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

    The worst day of violence in more...

  • Kerry will wait on Israel visit to accompany Obama

    February 20, 2013 | 10:14 am

    John Kerry will tour the Middle East during his first foreign tour as U.S. secretary of state, but will visit Israel two weeks later with President Obama.

    Kerry's itinerary, announced Tuesday for his Feb. 24-March 6 trip, includes Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt,...

  • Israeli soccer player on U.K. team barred from entering Dubai

    February 14, 2013 | 5:30 am

    An Israeli soccer player for a British team is sitting out a team visit to Dubai because of tensions between the emirate and Israel.

    The 25-year-old striker, Itay Schechter, who plays for Swansea City, was prevented from attending the six-day group training session, The Jewish...

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  • New cybercrime law in the United Arab Emirates is rights issue

    November 28, 2012 | 9:41 am

    Trying to stop the Internet these days may feel like Sisyphus pushing a rock to the top of the mountain. But officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are certainly giving it a try.

    A new cyber-crime law issued by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan protects credit...

  • U.S. proposes weapons sale to U.A.E

    November 11, 2011 | 11:54 am

    The Obama Administration is reportedly planning to sell thousands of advanced munitions to the United Arab Emirates.

    The proposed sale would include 4,900 joint direct attack munitions—including so-called “bunker-buster” bombs—and is expected to be presented to Congress within the...

  • Israeli swimmers under heavy security at Dubai meet

    December 16, 2010 | 1:10 pm

    Israel’s national swim team is competing under heavy security in a world competition in Dubai.

    The team arrived in Dubai just in time for the Tuesday opening ceremony of the FINA World Swimming Championships after the United Arab Emirates agreed at the last minute to issue visas for...

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