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'Here, falcons are not considered birds, they are considered children of the Bedouins because, historically, falcons were used to hunt meat, allowing the Bedouin’s family to survive in this very harsh desert life.'
The UAE has substantial energy reserves, but with a power-hungry population of 10 million it has made huge investments in developing alternative power sources including solar
An Indian who had interacted with a recently diagnosed person is the 8th person to be infected with the novel coronavirus in the United Arab Emirates, say health officials
'This case of the Chinese lady increases hope that other discovered cases in the UAE can also be fully recovered,' says a health ministry official
(UPDATED) The new cases reported on February 8 bring to 7 the total number of coronavirus cases in the UAE, according to the Emirates News Agency
Traffic at Dubai International Airport drops 3.1% to 86.4 million passengers in 2019
In a media advisory, the Emirates News Agency says the patient 'was stable and under medical care'
OFWs are vulnerable to depression as they live away from their families and have to overcome language and cultural barriers, say experts
There are approximately 750,000 Filipinos living and working in the UAE
(9th UPDATE) Here are the countries that have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus
A poised Mighty Sports squad overcomes the stellar showing of Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib
The United Arab Emirates' Telecommunications Regulatory Authority says its laws 'prohibit any kind of data breach and unlawful interception'
Apple and Google remove the app from their online marketplaces following a report about how the app allowed the United Arab Emirates government to track the conversations, movements, and other details of users
The UN experts conclude 'the arms embargo was ineffective, and resulted in regular maritime and air transfers to Libya of military material'
The 3 countries 'routinely and sometimes blatantly supplied weapons with little effort to disguise the source,' a summary of a year-long study by UN experts says
Authorities say the discovery of the natural pearl is proof that objects have been traded since the Neolithic times
Deals worth more than $1.3 billion, notably in the energy, advanced technology and health sectors, were tabled during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund
The European Union says Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates are among the countries which have implemented tax reforms
The Department of Foreign Affairs says many of the overseas Filipino workers who returned home were victims of illegal recruitment and human trafficking
The agreement seeks to combat human trafficking and ensure the protection, rescue, and rehabilitation of victims
'We'd like a peaceful resolution. I think we've demonstrated that. I hope the Islamic Republic of Iran sees it the same way,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Standard and Poor's expects low oil prices, the US-China trade war, and political turmoil to hurt Dubai's economy
A tweet from a deputy foreign minister says: 'The Yemeni government condemns the Emirati air strikes against government forces in the interim capital Aden and in Zinjibar, which resulted in civilian and military casualties'
Speaking after meeting Saudi Arabia's King Salman near Mecca, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan says dialogue is 'the only way to resolve differences between Yemenis'
Meanwhile, both the Yemeni government and separatists say they back Riyadh's call for dialogue and a suspension of fighting
'It is very much to do with moving from what I would call a military-first strategy to a peace-first strategy, and this is I think what we are doing,' says a senior UAE official
The crisis in the Gulf region, UAE minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said, 'requires collective attention, primarily to de-escalate and to find political solutions through dialogue and negotiations'
The Intercept reports Rashid al-Malik received tens of thousands of dollars a month for gleaning information on Trump administration policy toward the Middle East in 2017. The report cites a former US official and documents.
Doha, which attended the 3 meetings in the holy city, says the concluding statements of the summits 'were ready in advance and we were not consulted on them'
The new war of words comes on the eve of emergency Arab and Gulf summits called by Iran's regional rival Saudi Arabia to discuss the standoff and ways to isolate Tehran
Oil exporting countries are discussing how to stabilize a volatile oil market amid rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf, which threaten to disrupt global supply
'The UAE is working on sending them to their home countries,' the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says in a statement
Registered Filipino voters in the UAE have made their voices known after participating in the month-long electoral exercise that took place at the Philippine Embassy and Consulate from April 13 to May 13
Drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Huthi rebels in Yemen shut down one of Saudi Arabia's main oil pipelines, two days after the mysterious sabotage of 4 ships, two of them Saudi tankers
The incident comes amid rising tensions between Iran and the United States which has strengthened its military presence in the region
Qatar has faced an economic and diplomatic boycott since June 2017 by Gulf rivals who accuse Doha of backing terrorism and being too close to regional rival Iran
Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn Quintana also advises overseas Filipino workers to exercise due diligence when it comes to buying properties
Her son says: 'Many doctors had told us not to expect much after being in a coma for 15 or 20 years, but I would not accept that... This is all in God's hands, and I never lost hope.'
'This decision is intended to bring Iran's oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue,' the White House says in a statement
Turkey is probing if the 'spies' are tied to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
'As overseas Filipinos, your vote is significant and important because this would have an impact on you and your families back home,' says Ambassador Hjayceelyn Quintana
'Careem and Uber are joining forces. We have reached an agreement in which Uber will acquire Careem for $3.1 billion,' a joint statement reads.
'This inclusion was made despite the UAE's close cooperation with the EU on this issue and ongoing efforts to fulfil all the EU's requirements,' an official statement says
Italy has long resisted the addition of the UAE. The Middle East powerhouse has recently made significant investments in the economically troubled European country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voices delight after an opening dinner where he spoke in the same room as top officials of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain
(UPDATED) Francis, who has made outreach to Muslim communities a cornerstone of his papacy, wraps up his historic three-day visit with the mass
The pope's highly publicized 48-hour visit to the United Arab Emirates will also include an open-air Mass on Tuesday, February 5, for 135,000 of the Muslim country's million Catholic residents
The Pope is greeted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and is warmly embraced by Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's prestigious seat of learning
Justin Brownlee tallies a double-double as Mighty Sports-Philippines rolls to a second straight victory
Pope Francis, who has made strengthening ties between the two largest religions a cornerstone of his papacy, will head to Abu Dhabi on Sunday, February 3