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.


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".


Emirates Airline flight crash-lands at Dubai airport

One firefighter dies tackling blaze after Emirates aircraft crash-landed at Dubai International 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 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 declares end of Yemen war for Emirati troops

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

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.


Massive blaze engulfs skyscrapers in UAE's Ajman

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


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.


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.

Middle East

Cleanup operation concludes at FlyDubai crash site

Boeing 737-800 crashed in stormy weather in Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all 62 people on board.


2 killed as UAE fighter jet crashes in Yemen

First Emirati jet lost since Saudi-led Arab coalition began its operation against Houthi rebels in March 2015.

Arts & Culture

Palestinian refugee teacher wins $1m teaching award

Hanan al-Hroub wins Varkey Foundation award, given to outstanding teacher for exceptional contribution to profession.

Business & Economy

IMF warns global economy is 'highly vulnerable'

Report says G20 nations should develop measures that could be implemented quickly if global growth keeps wilting.


Saudi and UAE ban citizens from travelling to Lebanon

Bahrain also joins travel ban after Saudi halted $4bn aid to Lebanon army in response to "hostile" Hezbollah positions.