FlyDubai plane crashes in Russia, killing all on board

Russian officials say plane carrying 62 passengers and crew crashed on landing in city of Rostov-on-Don.


Somalia investigates possible bomb blast on airliner

Explosion blew a hole in commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu's airport.

Middle East

Dubai says electric fault caused hotel New Year's fire

No flammables found on samples at the scene of blaze on New Year's Eve, the emirate's chief of police says.


UAE releases two men who took hotel-fire selfie

"No evidence of criminal intent" found after pair took photo in front of burning Dubai building on New Year's Eve.

Middle East

Dubai firm pledges to restore gutted luxury hotel

Property developer Emaar says the Address Downtown will be restored "to all its glory" after New Years Eve fire.

Middle East

Dubai investigates cause of luxury-hotel fire

Embers smoulder from blaze which engulfed the Address Downtown before New Year's Eve fireworks and injured at least 16.

Middle East

Dubai probes New Year's Eve hotel blaze

Incident raises new questions on safety for those living in the Gulf state after fire hurts at least 16 people.


McIlroy tops money charts after Dubai win

Former world number one hits a final-round 66 to edge out overnight leader Sullivan.

Counting the Cost

Dubai Airshow and the battle for the skies

In this special Counting the Cost episode from Dubai, we look at the future of the aviation industry.

Middle East

Dubai ruler's son Sheikh Rashid dies at 33

Emirate announces three-day mourning period after Sheikh Rashid dies of heart attack.


Pumping iron with the GCC's first female bodybuilder

Haifa Al-Musawi is the first woman to be granted permission to represent the United Arab Emirates as a bodybuilder.

Arts & Culture

The rise of the comic book in the Middle East

Amid growing demand, the Muslim and Arab world has begun constructing more of its own comic superheroes.

Business & Economy

Buy a villa in the UAE - and get an Antiguan passport

A real estate firm is raising eyebrows by helping buyers of its villas gain citizenship in a Caribbean nation.


Construction workers stage rare protest in Dubai

Authorities say police negotiators resolved dispute between hundreds of protesters and their employer within one hour.

Middle East

Adopting orphans and breaking taboos in Dubai

With marriage rates falling, some single women in the UAE have begun to adopt children, despite society's reservations.