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EU removes Switzerland, UAE from tax haven list

Oct 10, 2019 - 9:20 PM

The European Union says Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates are among the countries which have implemented tax reforms

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UAE says reducing troops in war-torn Yemen

Jul 08, 2019 - 9:23 PM

'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

KHOKHA. A displaced Yemeni girl sits next to an armored military vehicle at a camp in the Khokha district of the western province of Hodeida, on January 21, 2019. File photo by Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP

UAE paid businessman to spy on Trump admin – report

Jun 11, 2019 - 3:32 PM

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.

Saudi, UAE see sufficient oil supplies, rising stocks

May 20, 2019 - 7:42 AM

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

Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Energy and Oil Minister and Chairman of OPEC's Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC), speaks to journalists during the 10th JMMC meeting in Algiers on September 23, 2018.  Ryad KRAMDI / AFP

Two Saudi tankers damaged in 'sabotage attack' off UAE

May 13, 2019 - 1:57 PM

The incident comes amid rising tensions between Iran and the United States which has strengthened its military presence in the region

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Filipino voters in UAE start casting their ballots

Apr 14, 2019 - 5:54 PM

'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

OVERSEAS VOTING. Registered Filipino voters in Dubai start casting their ballots for the 2019 elections. Photo courtesy of Philippine Consulate General in Dubai

UAE regrets inclusion in EU tax blacklist

Mar 13, 2019 - 10:02 PM

'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

UAE. A general view of cranes at a construction site with the world's tallest tower Burj Khalifa (background) in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on March 11, 2019. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

Pope Francis makes history with Muslim dialogue in UAE

Feb 04, 2019 - 9:49 PM

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

HISTORIC VISIT. Pope Francis (L) is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince along with the Dubai ruler upon his arrival to the presidential palace in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on February 4, 2019. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Pope Francis lands in UAE for historic visit

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:19 AM

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

Pope Francis smiles upon his arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE capital on February 3, 2019. Pope Francis arrived in the UAE on February 3 for a 48-hour trip, the first ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, birthplace of Islam, where he will meet leading Muslim clerics and hold an open-air mass for some 135,000 Catholics. Andrew Medichini / POOL / AFP

Mighty Sports holds off UAE national team, clinches Dubai quarters

Feb 03, 2019 - 1:43 AM

Justin Brownlee tallies a double-double as Mighty Sports-Philippines rolls to a second straight victory

Iran warns UAE over 'offensive remarks' on Ahvaz attack

Sep 23, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The ministry did not disclose the advisor's name or the controversial comments

FIBA Asia U18: Batang Gilas rolls past UAE for 2nd win

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:11 PM

The Philippine basketball youth team shares the Group B lead with powerhouse China

YOUNG STALWARTS. AJ Edu and Kai Sotto power Batang Gilas to a second straight victory. Photo from FIBA

Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

May 27, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Qatar's Government Communications Office says it is trying to 'protect the safety of consumers,' amid the Gulf diplomatic crisis

CLOSED BORDER. A general view of the Qatari side of the Abu Samrah border crossing with Saudi Arabia on June 23, 2017. Karim Jaafar/AFP

Getting work permit just got harder for visit visa-holding job seekers in UAE

Feb 08, 2018 - 8:07 PM

A new law in the United Arab Emirates that took effect last February 4 requires Filipinos on visit visas to get a Certificate of Good Conduct from their home country

WORK PERMIT. Filipinos job-hunting in the UAE for the first time on visit visas will have to wait longer to get work permits. File Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

UAE 'deporting' Egypt presidential hopeful Shafiq to Cairo – aides

Dec 03, 2017 - 12:36 AM

The move comes days after Shafiq, in exile in the UAE since 2012, announced his candidacy in next year's election and then said he was being prevented from leaving the country, angering his Emirati hosts

AHMED SHAFIQ. An image grab obtained from a handout video provided by the aide of former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq on November 29, 2017, shows him speaking to the camera from the United Arab Emirates. Photo by Ahmed Shafiq's Aide/AFP

Max's Group bringing Sizzlin' Steak to UAE

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Philippine casual dining giant teams up with Kasamar Holdings to open 7 Sizzlin' Steak outlets in the United Arab Emirates over the next 5 years

Saudi vows pressure on Qatar until demands met

Sep 10, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Demands include Doha ending its alleged support for Islamist extremist groups closing a Turkish military base in the emirate and downgrading diplomatic ties with Tehran

UAE president in first appearance since 2014 stroke

Jun 25, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan is shown meeting a number of prominent officials during the celebration of Eid l Fitr

A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on June 25, 2017 shows President of the United Arab Emirates Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (R) speaking to a relative in Abu Dhabi.  Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan made his first public appearance since suffering a stroke more than three years ago, to mark the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday. / AFP PHOTO / WAM / STRINGER / === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / WAM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ===

PAL's Middle East flights continue, but restrictions to be followed

Jun 06, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Philippine Airlines will not carry Qatari nationals into the UAE and UAE nationals into Qatar in line with guidelines from Abu Dhabi authorities

TIMELINE: Jennifer Dalquez's journey to death row and acquittal

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Foreign Affairs confirms in a statement that Jennifer will be released from prison and repatriated back to the Philippines in November 2018, or more than a year after her acquittal

UAE court postpones ruling on OFW Jennifer Dalquez again

Mar 27, 2017 - 5:28 PM

She is accused of killing her employer The court will rule on her case April 12 instead after one of the victim s children failed to attend the latest hearing

OFW on death row in UAE, kin appeal to Duterte for help

Feb 27, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Jennifer Dalquez claims her Arab employer tried to rape her at knifepoint and that she accidentally killed him while defending herself

Migrante International challenges President Rodrigo Duterte to help get Jennifer Dalquez home. Photo from Migrante

Pacquiao says next fight in UAE; Horn promoter says Australia

Feb 12, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Manny Pacquiao s tweet leads to confusion with Jeff Horn s promoter saying he has an agreement with Top Rank to stage the fight in Australia

NEXT FIGHT. Manny Pacquiao announced on his Twitter account that he would be fighting in the United Arab Emirates next, but the co-promoter of Jeff Horn says all indications through negotiations with Pacquiao's promoter are that the fight will take place in Australia. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

UAE urges more US involvement in Mideast under Trump

Nov 14, 2016 - 12:40 AM

America s engagement is positive and its withdrawal and disengagement is counterproductive says Anwar Gargash minister of state for foreign affairs in the UAE

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash (L) arrives for a meeting with foreign ministers of the GCC in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on October 13, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

Stranded Cebu Pacific passengers decry 'terrible crisis management'

Jul 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Passengers of a diverted Cebu Pacific flight say the airline failed to assist them when they got stranded in Mumbai India

Photo by Rhoy Landicho

Solar Impulse 2 resumes round-the-world flight

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:50 AM

The plane is expected to cross the United States stopping in New York before a trans Atlantic flight to Europe from where the pilots plan to make their way back to the point of departure in Abu Dhabi

AROUND THE WORLD. A handout picture made available through Global Newsroom shows team members working on the plane shortly before Solar Impulse2, a solar-powered plane piloted by Piccard, successfully took off from Kalaeloa Airport, O'ahu, Hawaii, April 21, 2016. Handout photo by Christophe Chammartin/EPA

Dubai announces first airport tax on passengers

Mar 31, 2016 - 4:20 PM

The 35 dirham 9 50 fee will apply to all passengers on all flights beginning June 30

epa03576844 An Airbus A 380 owned by Emirates airlines in parking position at a gate of Concourse A of Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 10 February 2013. The Concourse A extension features 20 gates which are designed to accommodate the Airbus A380 with boarding gates leading directly into the aircraft's upper and main decks. The three-billion US dollar Councourse A is exclusively used by Emirates airlines and will also provide as stopover facility for Qantas' A380s to London via Dubai pending final ACCC approval of the Qantas-Emirates alliance. EPA/ALI HAIDER

UAE says freezing oil output levels a 'must'

Mar 02, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Holding production is no longer an option but a necessity that everyone should consider says the UAE s Energy Minister

epa04783861 United Arab Emirates' Energy and Industry Minister Suhail Mohamed Al-Mazrouei attends the start of the 167th meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria, 5 June 2015. EPA/HERBERT NEUBAUER no restriction apply

UAE names women ministers for happiness, tolerance

Feb 10, 2016 - 11:17 PM

An oil rich federation of 7 Gulf sheikhdoms the United Arab Emirates is considered a safe haven spared in the wave of Arab Spring uprisings that hit the region

Binay to APO frat brothers: Help uplift Filipinos' lives

Jan 17, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay makes a pitch to his fraternity brothers based in the United Arab Emirates

Foreign toll figures show hajj tragedy deadliest in history

Oct 11, 2015 - 7:32 PM

Hundreds of pilgrims are also not been accounted for following the September 24 stampede at the hajj

TRAGEDY. Hundreds are dead after a tragic stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage. Photo by AFP

PAL, Cebu Pacific oppose anew UAE air talks

Aug 19, 2015 - 8:15 PM

PAL says the Philippine air panel should learn from the bitter experience of major US airlines in dealing with UAE counterparts

UNFAIR COMPETITION? The Philippines' major airlines are opposing again the request of UAE counterparts for additional flights between the two jurisdictions. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman

Filipino helpers win P13-M claim vs UAE ambassador

Nov 26, 2014 - 9:17 PM

The 3 Filipinas were severely underpaid and worked long hours making an Irish tribunal rule that the envoy and his wife violated Ireland workers statutory rights

UAE casts global net with anti-Islamist 'terror list'

Nov 25, 2014 - 4:32 PM

Frederic Wehrey: The UAE is trying to include non violent Brotherhood affiliated groups in the same ideological constellation as real terrorist groups like Nigeria s Boko Haram and Al Qaeda

UAE rejects HRW report on abuse of foreign maids

Oct 25, 2014 - 8:42 AM

The report drew hasty conclusions based on unrepresentative cases a UAE official says

Filipino victims of abuse in UAE back in PH to help OFWs

Oct 24, 2014 - 9:38 AM

They vow to warn would be OFWs of the dangers of not fighting for one s rights

Philippines fails to implement pro-OFW law – watchdog

Oct 23, 2014 - 10:25 PM

OFWs who have been abused in the UAE slam the Philippine government for slow progress of labor cases and laxity in monitoring proper implementation of labor contracts

Migrant domestic workers in UAE treated like 'animals'

Oct 23, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The UAE should reform its kafala system so domestic workers can change employers without their consent and without losing valid immigration status says Human Rights Watch

Biggest challenge for Filipino nurses in Dubai? Language

Jul 30, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Language is a common cause of misunderstanding between employers and OFWs in the United Arab Emirates

More landlords in UAE shun Filipino tenants

Jul 07, 2014 - 10:06 PM

Filipino tenants tend to have overcrowded units distract neighbors with constant parties at home and cook exotic food Either they re rejected or evicted

DOH sends experts to Middle East to check OFWs' MERS status

May 26, 2014 - 1:01 PM

The department is requesting recruitment agencies to check on their deployed health workers in the Middle East at least once a week

MERS alert: 11 things OFWs should do

Apr 24, 2014 - 2:34 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration asks recruitment agencies to report to the health department once they know of any case of the virus among their deployed workers abroad

Dubai promises record-breaking New Year's Eve firework show

Dec 26, 2013 - 1:40 PM

Dubai is set to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Firework Display

LARGEST FIREWORK DISPLAY. The show will feature over 400,000 colourful fireworks and a series of amazing scenes

UAE announces first case of MERS-virus infection

Jul 12, 2013 - 5:19 PM

The victim an an 82 year old man also suffers from cancer and is being treated in hospital in Abu Dhabi

BEYOND SAUDI. The virus claims its first known victim in the United Arab Emirates. File photo by AFP

Coming soon in MidEast, Singapore: Pancake House, Yellow Cab

Jun 28, 2013 - 5:56 PM

Casual dining Pancake House Inc is eyeing presence in the UAE particularly Doha and Abu Dhabi Kuwait Brunei and Singapore

EXPANSION. Pancake House, Inc. revealed its plan of opening Pancake House and Yellow Cab branches in the UAE, Kuwait, Singapore and Brunei. Photo by Rappler/Aya Lowe

Cebu Pacific's 1st long-haul flight: Dubai

Jan 17, 2013 - 12:34 PM

Dubai is budget carrier Cebu Pacific s first long haul destination the company announces Flights will begin in October