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Ahmadinejad's visit to island prompts UAE to recall Iran ambassadorupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 10:42:00

The UAE recalled its ambassador to Iran on Thursday in protest of a visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a disputed island.

The business of camel milk in UAEupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 08:19:00

For centuries, Bedouins relied on camels for transportation. Today, camel milk has become a big commercial opportunity.

Details emerge in UAE closing of pro-democracy groupsupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 22:15:00

New details have emerged in the United Arab Emirates' shuttering last week of two nongovernmental organizations that worked primarily on promoting democracy.

UAE shuts down two foreign NGOsupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 07:43:00

Two nongovernmental organizations that worked primarily on promoting democracy abroad were shuttered by the government of the United Arab Emirates this week.

11 new hotel wondersupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 10:56:00

If the best architecture aims at eternity, to paraphrase famed English architect Christopher Wren, then these new hotels are bound to be immortal.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 11:36:00

FACETIME -- HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi. Minister of Foreign Trade, UAE South Korea's National Oil Corporation recently signed a multi-billion dollar deal with the UAE to explore three undeveloped oil fields. Trade between the UAE and South Korea is booming. This week MME caught up with the UAE's Minister of Foreign Trade, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al-Qasimi and asked her about these flourishing trade ties.

Rights group: UAE should stop expelling Syrian protestersupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 18:27:00

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates should "retract their decision to cancel the residency permits of dozens of Syrians who took part in a peaceful protest against the Syrian government in Dubai," Human Rights Watch said in a statement Friday.

Dozens of Syrian protesters lose residency permits in UAEupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 07:01:00

Emirati authorities canceled dozens of Syrians' residency permits after a protest against the Syrian government in the United Arab Emirates, sources said.

Syrians to be deported from UAEupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 07:01:00

The United Arab Emirates gives a group of Syrians 10 days to leave the country. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

A modern race with a classic designupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 10:21:00

Mainsail's Shirley Robertson becomes the first woman to take part in a Dhow race in the UAE.

Is Middle East becoming the international sailing capital?updated: Tue Feb 21 2012 10:21:00

Over the past decade the Middle East has made a massive move to secure some of the world's major sporting events. Abu Dhabi won the right to host a Formula One Grand Prix beginning in 2009, Qatar was successful in its FIFA World Cup bid for 2022 and the world's top tennis players and golfers regularly head to the region for big tour tournaments.

From polluter to protector: The UAE's 'Green Sheikh' updated: Wed Feb 01 2012 05:52:00

A member of one of the ruling royal families in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali al Nuaimi's work as an environmental campaigner might seem an unlikely vocation.

January on Road to Rio: A Green City Journeyupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 05:16:00

This month Road to Rio: A Green City journey is touching down in the United Arab Emirates. In the wake of an inconclusive United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, CNN's Rima Maktabi, Leone Lakhani and Nick Glass head to Abu Dhabi, soon-to-be host city of the World Future Energy Summit. The capital's conference center will host the likes of Ban Ki Moon from January 16-19, 2012.

Counting the carbon cost of bringing water to the desertupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 07:36:00

During the summer months, in the arid, subtropical coastal plains of the United Arab Emirates, temperatures rise to 40 Celsius plus -- while average rainfall is a desolate four inches a year.

U.S., UAE reach deal for missile-defense systemupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 22:50:00

The United States and the United Arab Emirates have signed a deal for a missile-defense system in the Persian Gulf country, the Pentagon said Friday.

This month on Inside the Middle Eastupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 07:03:00

This month on Inside the Middle East, CNN travels to explore the constantly-expanding city of Abu Dhabi and talk to Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education. Meanwhile, CNN Special Corrrespondent Philippe Cousteau embarks on his first visit to the Middle East and Schams Elwazer visits the Abu Dhabi Science Festival.

A day in the life in the UAEupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 06:23:00

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Sheikh Mohammed, PM of UAE, about life in the UAE, freedom of the press and security.

UAE pardons political activistsupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 12:23:00

The ruler of the United Arab Emirates has pardoned five political activists who were sentenced to prison, the government announced Monday.

UAE political activists sentenced to years in prisonupdated: Sun Nov 27 2011 07:11:00

The supreme court in the United Arab Emirates sentenced democracy activist Ahmed Mansour to three years in prison on Sunday.

Alonso out to banish Abu Dhabi demonsupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 14:08:00

Fernando Alonso is determined to banish his demons in Abu Dhabi as he returns to the track where his 2010 Formula One world championship chances disintegrated.

Rights groups call activists' trial "grossly unfair"updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 08:08:00

The trial of five activists in the United Arab Emirates is "grossly unfair" and "has no basis in international law," an observer appointed by a coalition of international human rights groups said Thursday.

Activists on trial for insulting UAE presidentupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 12:56:00

The trial of five Emirati activists charged with publicly insulting the UAE president and other top officials resumed Sunday without the defendants, but with the courtroom open to media and representatives from human rights groups for the first time in the trial's five sessions, which began on June 14. A police officer told the Federal Supreme Court judge that the defendants refused to come to court as the state prosecution presented its case.

YouTube 'backheel' sensation Theyab Awana dies in crashupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 13:50:00

An international footballer who played for the United Arab Emirates, and who became an internet sensation after scoring a backheeled penalty, has died following a car accident near the country's capital, Abu Dhabi.

Gas-guzzling Gulf cities bid to go greenerupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 07:31:00

With the world's highest per capita ecological footprint, the United Arab Emirates is not an obvious green hub.

Rights groups urge the UAE to drop charges against activistsupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 10:01:00

Four human rights organizations are urging authorities in the United Arab Emirates to drop charges against five pro-democracy activists.

United Arab Emirates vastly increases voting eligibilityupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 22:50:00

The United Arab Emirates has announced a huge increase in the number of people who will take part in an upcoming election to choose the members of its advisory legislative body.

Man City sell stadium naming rights to Etihad Airwaysupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 12:59:00

Manchester City announced a deal with Etihad Airways on Friday which will see the English football club rename their home stadium.

Why the world faces a massive traffic jamupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 09:40:00

Sustainability is the biggest issue facing global business in the 21st century. While breakthroughs like improved battery technology will likely provide a solution to the CO2 challenge, another issue -- "Global Gridlock" -- is quietly taking its place.

Stray cheetah captured in Abu Dhabi streetupdated: Sun May 29 2011 15:07:00

A young cheetah has been captured while wandering the streets of Abu Dhabi, an animal welfare activist said Sunday.

UAE judge jails American for 30 days for possessing handcuffsupdated: Thu May 19 2011 06:53:00

A judge in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday sentenced an American to one month in jail for being in possession of police handcuffs, his lawyer said.

UAE detains 5 said to oppose governmentupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 12:05:00

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have arrested a prominent human rights activist and four others on accusations that include opposing the government, the state-run WAM news agency reported Monday.

3 UAE activists detained since Fridayupdated: Sun Apr 10 2011 12:17:00

Three activists have been detained in the United Arab Emirates in the past three days, according to a fellow Emirati activist.

UAE citizens petition for direct elections and legislative powersupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 10:48:00

A group of 133 United Arab Emirates nationals have petitioned the president of the country for direct elections.

Breakdown of rising oil pricesupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 00:34:00

Alternatives to energy from crude oil will solve the gas price influx, the fastest and highest since hurricane Katrina.

Plane crash in UAE kills all 4 aboardupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 10:55:00

A plane crashed Sunday night shortly after takeoff from the United Arab Emirates, killing the four people -- all of them Americans -- who were aboard, officials said Monday.

High-rise living with a twistupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 05:31:00

An eye-catching spiral skyscraper with a garden on every level is being planned for Abu Dhabi.

Kaymer closes on Abu Dhabi title and Tiger's No.2 spotupdated: Sat Jan 22 2011 14:37:00

Martin Kaymer looks set to leapfrog Tiger Woods as the world's number two golfer as the German closed on victory at the European Tour event in Abu Dhabi.

UAE: New fees for visiting Canadiansupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 15:00:00

Beginning in January, Canadian citizens visiting the United Arab Emirates will have to pay as much as 1,000 Canadian dollars to obtain a visa, according to the website of the UAE Embassy in Ottawa.

UAE: New fees for visiting Canadiansupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 15:00:00

Soured relations between Ottawa and Abu Dhabi will change travel procedures for Canadians coming to the UAE.

Court in UAE says beating wife, child OK if no marks are leftupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 14:54:00

A court in the United Arab Emirates says a man is permitted under Islamic law to physically discipline his wife and children as long as he leaves no marks and has tried other methods of punishment, the country's top court ruled.

Blackberry agreement in the UAEupdated: Sun Oct 10 2010 10:02:00

CNN's Errol Barnett reports on the resumption of Blackberry usage in the UAE.

What connects Panama to UAE?updated: Mon Sep 20 2010 06:39:00

Connect the World continues its series of connecting two countries with one another. See what connects Panama and UAE.

UPS identifies pilots killed in plane crash in United Arab Emiratesupdated: Sun Sep 05 2010 08:19:00

UPS has identified two pilots killed in a plane crash in the United Arab Emirates on Friday.

UAE unhappy with release of alleged Israeli agentupdated: Sun Aug 15 2010 04:50:00

The United Arab Emirates on Saturday expressed concern about a German court's decision to release an alleged Israeli agent being investigated in connection with a Hamas leader's murder in Dubai.

UAE: Terrorists attacked oil tankerupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 06:54:00

Four days after an al Qaeda-linked group claimed responsibility for targeting an oil tanker, the United Arab Emirates government has acknowledged that it was indeed attacked, state media said Friday.

UAE dhow racesupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 05:45:00

The traditional dhow is making a comeback as the racing boat of choice for young Emiratis.

'Security and sovereignty' behind UAE's BlackBerry decisionupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 10:05:00

There is a communication problem between the Middle East and Research in Motion (RIM) surrounding a device designed to enhance dialogue -- the BlackBerry.

August on Inside the Middle Eastupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 12:06:00

Iraqi kids find a musical escape

Smartphone may be security threat, UAE saysupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 15:49:00

Officials in the United Arab Emirates have put the BlackBerry smartphone under review as potential national security threat, according to WAM, the UAE's official state news agency.

Emirates places noise lid on vuvuzelasupdated: Sat Jul 10 2010 09:49:00

The government of the United Arab Emirates has prohibited the public use of loud vuvuzelas, the horns made popular by World Cup fans.

UAE leaning tower gets Guinness recordupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 13:53:00

The Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi is certified by the Guinness World Records as the world's furthest leaning man-made tower.

Not so fast, Pisa! UAE lays claim to world's furthest leaning towerupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 13:53:00

Chalk another record to the United Arab Emirates' collection.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 09:45:00

In focus -- Technology transfer

UAE oil spill team on standby to assist in Gulf of Mexico cleanupupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 07:56:00

A team of oil spill experts were on standby in the United Arab Emirates, ready to help in the Gulf of Mexico cleanup efforts if called to do so, officials in the Middle Eastern country told CNN Sunday.

Film too sexy for the city?updated: Fri May 28 2010 16:09:00

"Sex and the City 2", produced by Warner Bros., also owned by CNN's parent company Time Warner, faces a ban in Abu Dhabi.

'Sex and the City' movie may be too racy for one cityupdated: Fri May 28 2010 16:09:00

Carrie Bradshaw and her friends are packing their suitcases, putting on their high heels and heading to Abu Dhabi, where luxury hotels and pristine beaches serve as a glamorous backdrop for their next adventure.

First wild cheetah cubs born in UAE in four decadesupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 07:45:00

Four cheetah cubs have been born at a nature reserve in the UAE -- the first cheetahs born in the wild in the region since the animal became extinct in the Arabian Peninsula in 1972.

Body of Abu Dhabi sovereign-wealth fund chief foundupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 21:16:00

The body of the managing director of one of the richest investment funds in the world was found Tuesday, four days after he disappeared after a plane crash in Morocco, the official Moroccan news agency reported.

Fund chief's funeralupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 21:16:00

CNN's Leone Lakhani reports on the funeral of the head of Abu Dhabi's sovereign fund.

Search continues for missing UAE fund managerupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 01:30:00

Rescue teams continued searching Sunday for the managing director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Fund, missing after the glider plane he was traveling in crashed into a lake in Morocco on Friday, the state news agency of the United Arab Emirates reported.

Abu Dhabi wealth fund manager missing after plane crashupdated: Sat Mar 27 2010 06:47:00

The managing director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Fund is missing after his glider plane crashed into a lake in Morocco, the state news agency of the United Arab Emirates reported Friday.

UAE's labor challengeupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 08:53:00

MME takes a look at how the UAE government plans to create skilled labor and how women are driving the change.

Abu Dhabi bids for 'it' status with yachting jet setupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 07:33:00

Monaco and Abu Dhabi are both exclusive tax havens known for high-profile monarchs and ostentatious displays of wealth.

Passport fraud suspectedupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 01:13:00

British authorities are investigating passport fraud in a Dubai murder. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

Beauty pageant camels strut their stuff for cashupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 14:34:00

Nice curves, full lips, firm ears and long whiskers -- it's a tall order to be a pageant-winning camel these days.

UAE's first female filmmakerupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 05:22:00

Tracey Holmes speaks to the energetic young Nayla about her film, her ambitions, and the issues facing her generation.

UAE sheikh acquitted in taped beatingupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 12:36:00

A United Arab Emirates sheikh was acquitted Sunday of charges connected to the videotaped beating and torture of an Afghan grain dealer.

S. Koreans win $20B UAE nuclear power contractupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 21:30:00

A South Korean consortium has won a $20.4bn contract to develop civilian nuclear power plants for the United Arab Emirates, beating French, US and Japanese rivals to win one of the world's largest nuclear tenders on offer.

UAE push to head off debts damageupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 22:04:00

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday stepped in to shore up its banks and head off any potential capital flight as the nation's federal authorities attempted to counter concerns over Dubai's debt problems.

UAE seizes N. Korean arms bound for Iran, diplomats sayupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 20:50:00

The United Arab Emirates has seized a ship believed to be carrying North Korean weapons to Iran in what is believed to be first case of disguised cargo confiscated under tightened U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang, diplomats said Friday.

Torture video threatens U.S.-UAE nuclear dealupdated: Fri May 22 2009 02:22:00

President Obama on Thursday sent a civil nuclear agreement with the United Arab Emirates to the Senate for ratification, but its passage remains uncertain, thanks to a recently disclosed video.

UAE torture claim probedupdated: Fri May 22 2009 02:22:00

A video tape shows a member of the UAE royal family allegedly torturing another man. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Sheikh reportedly detained pending torture investigationupdated: Sun May 10 2009 03:45:00

A member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi who was captured on videotape torturing an Afghan grain dealer has reportedly been detained, a senior U.S. State Department official told CNN Saturday.

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi interviewupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 10:25:00

Not only is Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the United Arab Emirates, the first female minister of economy in the Gulf, and the first to start a Middle Eastern BB marketplace, but she's also the first minister - anywhere in the world - to launch her own perfume line.

Israeli doubles star Ram allowed UAE entryupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 13:29:00

Israel's Andy Ram will be able to play in the Dubai Tennis Championships next week after being granted a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates.

U.S.-United Arab Emirates sign nuclear dealupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 14:26:00

The United States signed an agreement Thursday on civil nuclear cooperation with the United Arab Emirates.

UAE nuclear pactupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 14:26:00

The Bush Administration wants to provide nuclear technology to the United Arab Emirates. CNN's Kitty Pilgrim reports.

Britain warns of UAE terror attack threatupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 06:45:00

The British Foreign Office has warned its nationals -- traveling to or living in the United Arab Emirates -- about the increased threat of a terrorist attack.

UAE expected to be first Arab nation to restore full ties with Iraqupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 10:21:00

The United Arab Emirates is expected to soon name an ambassador to Iraq and could open an embassy in the war-ravaged nation, Iraqi officials said Thursday.

U.A.E.'s migrant workers get poorerupdated: Fri May 09 2008 14:58:00

They're doing the same job. But suddenly Dubai's migrant workers are earning a lot less money.

U.A.E.'s growing relationship with Chinaupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 13:04:00

This week the who's who of the United Arab Emirates rubbed shoulders at a Gala dinner. Business people talked deals, swapped business cards and rubbed shoulders with government elite -- in China.

UAE goes CR4ZY over license platesupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 03:32:00

You expect a motorist to shell out a little extra cash for a vanity license plate.

Dollar weakens, Gulf inflation risesupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 10:56:00

The declining dollar, surging oil prices, and exploding growth across the Persian Gulf are causing inflation levels to rise. Kuwait has already abandoned the dollar. And some analysts say the rest of the GCC may have to do the same to fight inflation. But do the Gulf banks agree? And how far do they think switching to a basket of currencies will bring down prices?

UAE diplomat kidnapped in Baghdadupdated: Tue May 16 2006 06:48:00

Gunmen kidnapped a United Arab Emirates diplomat in an upscale Baghdad neighborhood Tuesday evening, wounding his bodyguard in the process, police said.

UAE investing billions in Moroccoupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 07:23:00

Although only the narrow Straits of Gibraltar separate Morocco from Spain, the announcement last week of huge capital investment by the United Arab Emirates has brought the Gulf states economically closer to the North African country than their European neighbors.

Business 2.0: Hurtling into the space tourism industryupdated: Thu Mar 30 2006 12:23:00

A note from Erick Schonfeld: After six years of writing Future Boy, I'm handing the reins to my colleague Chris Taylor to focus on features for the magazine and my B2Day blog, which you can also subscribe to by e-mail or RSS. Taylor shares my interest in the Internet and new media, but he's also interested in other boundaries of technology, like space, the subject of his first Future Boy column.

First UAE elections to be limitedupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 13:23:00

In a step toward its first political reforms, the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday it will hold the first elections for its consultative council since the nation was founded in 1971.

UAE official: Hussein was open to exileupdated: Wed Nov 02 2005 18:46:00

Days before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Saddam Hussein agreed in principle to accept an offer of exile from the United Arab Emirates, but the deal fell through, a UAE government senior official told CNN.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATESupdated: Fri May 13 2005 06:23:00

In the UAE, impatience is seen as bad form.

Son takes UAE leadership roleupdated: Wed Nov 03 2004 22:19:00

The eldest son of the late leader of the United Arab Emirates has been elected successor to his father, official sources have told CNN.

UAE leader chosen after ruler's deathupdated: Wed Nov 03 2004 13:37:00

The eldest son of the late leader of the United Arab Emirates has been elected successor to his father, official sources told CNN.

Bomb threat closes U.S. Embassy in UAEupdated: Wed Mar 24 2004 03:39:00

A bomb threat temporarily closed the U.S. Embassy and consulate general offices in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, according to a senior United Arab Emirates official and a statement from the embassy.

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