India’s ambassador to the UAE said Tuesday that a fisherman aboard the vessel shot at by the US Navy this week says they received no prior warning. The Navy said it issued several warnings before resorting to force, killing one and wounding three.
A US navy ship fired on a small fishing boat off the coast of UAE on Monday, killing one and wounding three others. US defence officials said it ignored warnings not to approach the American vessel while it was refuelling.
Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has been sacked as coach of the United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl, it was announced Wednesday. The football legend was dismissed following a meeting of the club’s board on Tuesday.
The member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council -- Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates -- have agreed to expel their Syrian ambassadors and recall their own envoys from Damascus, a statement issued Tuesday said.
A Royal Navy frigate and a French ship joined the USS Abraham Lincoln (pictured) in sailing through the Strait of Hormuz, Britain's Ministry of Defence said Monday. Iran has threatened to close the strategic waterway in response to Western sanctions.
The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Sorbonne...there are many landmarks and names here in France that are internationally renowned. The French government appears to be growing keener to cash in on that brand recognition. It has set up an agency which is specialised in charging private companies to use government properties. It's just one example of how the French state is trying to earn a buck as a business.
Activists calling for political reforms in the United Arab Emirates. An American web user wins her online battle with the governor of Kansas. And teen idol Miley Cyrus voices her support of the Occupy movement in an online video clip.
In today's French papers, just how did one of the country's most respected "supercops" cross the line and get involved in drug trafficking? Also, the psychology of running a country in crisis, and the Sorbonne under fire - over its subsidiary in Abu Dhabi.
We look back at decades of failed peace talks ahead of this week’s Palestinian statehood bid at the UN. Also, our correspondent takes the temperature among West Bank Palestinians and Israeli settlers. Finally, we head to the United Arab Emirates where elections are coming up.
The United Arab Emirates has said it recognises the Libyan Transitional National Council as the official representatives of the country, joining several other nations that have shifted diplomatic ties from Gaddafi’s regime to the rebels.