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New cyber-attacks in United Arab Emirates demand ransoms


Special to ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates has been targeted by cyber-attackers who were demanding ransom. A UAE company has warned of a new type of cyber-attack on the emirates as well as other members of the […]

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BP plans major investment to double Egypt’s gas reserves


Special to CAIRO — A Western energy major plans massive investment in Egypt by 2020. BP has disclosed plans to invest more than $12 billion in Egypt by the end of the decade in an effort to double natural […]

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Gulf Arab oil states plan to slash energy investment

Qatar has already halted development of its North Field gas project, while parliament has blocked massive programs in Kuwait.

Special to ABU DHABI — The Gulf Cooperation Council is preparing to significantly reduce its energy investment for the rest of the decade. The Arab Petroleum Investment Corp. assessed that every GCC energy producer planned to slash investment in […]

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#5 — Saudi dissident: Royal family members were paid millions for family intel


TOP 2014 STORIES Special to, Aug. 20 LONDON — The Saudi royal family is said to have been engaged in regional bribery. A leading anonymous Saudi dissident, known only as Mujtahidd, asserted that senior Saudi officials as well as […]

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Crash of United Arab Emirates plane in Egypt not tied to joint strikes in Libya

Militants in truck mounted with anti-aircraft guns at Tripoli airport in August.   Hamza Turkia / Xinhua Press / Corbis

Special to ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates has confirmed the crash of a military aircraft in Egypt. The UAE military said an unidentified aircraft crashed in Egypt and four crew members were killed. In a statement on […]

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U.S. grants reprieve on aid to Egypt after lobbying from Saudis, Israel, Jordan, UAE

Special to WASHINGTON — The United States, after withholding military aid for more than a year, has granted a reprieve to Egypt. Congress has passed a spending bill that revises U.S. civilian and military assistance to Egypt. Under the […]

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Rival Libyan governments fight to control border with Tunisia

Gen. Khalifa Haftar (4th from left) with Libyan army commanders in Benghazi on Dec. 3. / Stringer / Reuters

Special to CAIRO — Libya’s rival governments, backed by different states in the region have been fighting for control over the border with Tunisia. A government led by Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thini has ordered military strikes near the […]

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Suspect in stabbing death of American woman in UAE also targeted U.S. doctor


Special to ABU DHABI — UAE police have arrested a woman on suspicion of stabbing to death an American teacher in a shopping mall in Abu Dhabi. The suspect, who lives in Abu Dhabi and was seen on surveillance […]

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ISIL suspected in stabbing death of American woman in UAE


Special to ABU DHABI — An American woman was killed in a suspected Islamic State of Iraq and Levant attack in the United Arab Emirates. Officials said a 37-year-old American woman was stabbed to death in Abu Dhabi’s Reem […]

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The path to happiness for new EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini


Special to New age religion: The road to universal happiness passes through the creation of the Palestinian State. By Alexander Maistrovoy Right after taking office, Federica Mogherini, the new EU foreign minister, said she “would be happy if by […]

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