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Dubai’s biggest bank seeks to raise foreign ownership limit

Emirates NBD’s plan comes after First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC proposed removing a cap on the foreign ownership limit on its shares.

UAE jails Filipino for 10 years for joining Islamic State

UAE newspapers The National and Gulf News both report that the man was a domestic worker.

China thanks UAE for backing Beijing’s Xinjiang policies

Beijing has come under growing international scrutiny for placing about a million mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in internment camps in the name of counter-terrorism.

US House rejects Saudi weapons sales

The House of Representatives has passed three resolutions to block the sale of precision-guided munitions and related equipment to the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

US, Britain, UAE, Saudis urge ‘diplomatic solutions’ on Iran

The four countries also raised concerns about an attack by Yemen's Huthi rebels on a civilian airport in Saudi Arabia and recent sabotage of ships.

UAE probe of tanker attacks points to ‘state actor’

The UAE along with Saudi Arabia and Norway presented the preliminary findings during a briefing to the UN Security Council.

Qatar will not grant visas to its ‘enemies’, says tourism councillor

Qatar in retaliation to a few Arab countries decides not to grant its 'enemies' visas into the country.

Ton-up Rizwan guides Pakistan to 284-7 in second ODI

Mohammad Rizwan knocked 11 boundaries in his 115 total as Pakistan - who won the toss and batted - once again failed to crack the 300-mark on a flat Sharjah stadium pitch.

Crypto assets get Arab world’s first regulatory nod from Bahrain

Bahrain’s central bank has issued 'final rules on a range of activities relevant to crypto assets.'

ICC hands UAE-based coach 10-year ban for corruption

Coach Irfan Ansari approached Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed during the Pakistan series with Sri Lanka to buy information from him.

Pope arrives in UAE for historic Gulf visit, condemns Yemen war

Pope Francis says he is following the humanitarian crisis in Yemen with great concern.

England call up Wood to replace injured Stone

Mark Wood, 29, has 12 test caps for his country and is a key player as he was featured regularly for the England Lions during last year's tour of the United Arab Emirates.

Australia to play T20 against UAE

Australia have been scheduled to face the UAE in Abu Dhabi as part of their tune-up for their upcoming T20 series against Pakistan.

One dead, 11 wounded as Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile

The ballistic missile was fired from the northern Yemeni province of Amran towards the southern Saudi city of Jizan, said a coalition statement.

China, UAE announce new trade zone ahead of Xi visit

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the UAE, DP World announced the deal with the Zhejiang China Commodities City Group to build a "traders' market" in Dubai.

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Malaysia and China imports swiftly replaced construction material supplies from Saudi Arabia and the UAE after an embargo came into effect.

US says disrupts Iran finance operation in UAE to squeeze Tehran

The move is part of the US' attempt to restrict Iranian trade and access to hard currency in the Middle East.

Amnesty calls for probe of torture claims at Yemen detention centres

Amnesty International said that many people had been subjected to enforced disappearance after being arbitrarily detained by Emirati and Yemeni forces.

UAE extends compulsory military service to 16 months

The United Arab Emirates has extended compulsory military service for Emirati men from 12 to 16 months.

Six sovereign wealth funds sign climate pledge

The state funds of Kuwait, Norway, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates agreed to push firms to integrate the risk of climate change into their business plans.

UAE’s ADNOC says can raise oil output by several hundred thousand...

Abu Dhabi National Oil Corp remains on track to increase its production capacity to 3.5 million bpd by the end of 2018 from around 3.3 million bpd now.

UAE says pauses Al Hudaydah offensive for UN’s Yemen peace efforts

The United Arab Emirates said it had halted its military campaign against the Iran-aligned Houthis for control of Yemen’s main port city of Al Hudaydah to support UN efforts to reach a political solution.

United Arab Emirates asks World Court to dismiss Qatar discrimination suit

Qatar filed a suit earlier this month at the World Court alleging that the UAE discriminated against its citizens.

Bahrain dinar, bonds rebound after allies promise to avert debt crisis

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Kuwait's pledges of aid to Bahrain boosted the Bahraini dinar and the value of Bahraini bonds.