Middle East

Suspected Emirati spy killed in Libya's Tripoli

Tripoli's state prosecutor says victim was shot dead by member of intelligence services who was himself killed.

Suspected Emirati spy killed in Libya's Tripoli

Egypt

Islands of contention: Tiran and Sanafir

A tumultuous tale of two islands that span decades.

Islands of contention: Tiran and Sanafir

War & Conflict

Five UAE diplomats killed in Afghanistan attack

Bombing in Kandahar kills seven people, including five UAE diplomats, and wounds Ambassador Juma al-Kaabi.

Five UAE diplomats killed in Afghanistan attack

Middle East

UAE bans keeping wild animals as pets

The new law forbids dealing in and ownership of all types of wild, domesticated and dangerous animals.

UAE bans keeping wild animals as pets

Yemen

Yemen’s Houthis accused of firing missile at Mecca

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted ballistic missile heading towards Islam's holy city, sparking denial from Yemen rebels.

Yemen’s Houthis accused of firing missile at Mecca

Yemen

Yemen's Houthis claim attack on UAE military vessel

Emirati military acknowledges boat under its command was involved in an "incident" in strategic Bab al-Mandeb Strait.

Yemen: Houthis claim attack on UAE military vessel

Privacy & Surveillance

Apple fixes privacy flaws as Emirati activist is hacked

Tech giant releases emergency fixture after UAE dissident Ahmed Mansoor flags spyware created by Israeli company.

US: Apple issues update after security flaws laid bare

UAE

Dubai to boost cultural life with opera house

Upcoming venue for performing arts to fulfil business-oriented emirate's "vision to be one of the world's top cities".

Opera house set to boost Dubai's cultural profile

UAE

Emirates Airline flight crash-lands at Dubai airport

One firefighter dies tackling blaze after Emirates aircraft crash-landed at Dubai International Airport.

Emirates Airline flight crash-lands at Dubai airport

United States

Do not wear national dress abroad, UAE tells citizens

Advisory comes after Ahmed al-Menhali was wrestled to ground by police in Ohio after being mistaken for ISIL suspect.

UAE protests US arrest of Emirati national in Ohio

Yemen

UAE minister denies comments on pullout from Yemen war

Statement that Emirati troops would no longer be involved in Yemen's conflict was misinterpreted, Anwar Gargash says.

UAE minister denies comments on pullout from Yemen war

UAE

UAE declares end of Yemen war for Emirati troops

Statement leaves open the possibility of keeping troops in Arabian Peninsula nation for "counterterrorism operations".

UAE: 'War is over' for Emirati troops in Yemen

Middle East

Dubai to build tallest tower, beating its own record

The new tower will be "a notch" taller than the world's tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, developer says.

Dubai to build tallest tower, beating its own record

UAE

Massive blaze engulfs skyscrapers in UAE's Ajman

Firefighters tackle huge fire engulfing two towers of residential high-rise buildings.

Ajman fire: Massive blaze engulfs skyscrapers

Security

UAE sentences 11 to life in jail over terror plots

The men are accused of raising funds and financial support to groups such as al-Nusra Front and ISIL.

UAE sentences 11 to life in jail over terror plots