DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists ‚Äî yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh’s newly assertive foreign policy.
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By Jon Gambrell The Associated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran is destroying or redeveloping the sites of mass graves holding those executed in a 1988 wartime purge that killed as many as 5,000 people, a report released Monday alleges.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A British-Iranian university professor who actively campaigns against military action targeting his homeland has been detained in Iran by the country’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard, a semi-official Iranian news agency reported Thursday, becoming the latest dual national held there since the 2015 nuclear deal.
MARIB, Yemen — Along a narrow road in Yemen choked by natural gas tankers and heavily armed soldiers lies an ancient temple neglected and threatened in a nation now at war.
The Awwam Temple links a region now on the front lines of the Saudi-led war against Shiite rebels to Arabia’s pre-Islamic past, a time of spice caravans and the mysterious Queen of Sheba.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — DarkMatter, a growing cybersecurity company in the United Arab Emirates that’s recruited Western intelligence analysts, is stepping out of the shadows amid concerns by activists about its power and potential targets.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The CIA’s release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran’s support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Kuwait is trying to mediate a Gulf crisis in which Arab countries have cut diplomatic ties to Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich travel hub from the outside world, Qatar’s foreign minister said early Tuesday.
DIRAZ, Bahrain — In the small town of Diraz, just a few miles from where Prince Charles met with Bahrain’s royals, there is graffiti demanding the death of the Gulf island’s monarch, armoured vehicles with chicken wire on their windows and a tense calm that could be shattered at any time.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The futuristic city-state of Dubai announced a deal on Tuesday with Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One to study the potential for building a line linking it to the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation’s thirst for water grew at an enormous rate so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country’s groundwater in as little as 15 years, experts say.