United Arab Emirates

Athletics: Kenyan teenager Kiprop wins RAK half marathon

Athletics: Kenyan teenager Kiprop wins RAK half marathon

Published 08/02/2019

(Reuters) - Kenya’s 19-year-old Stephen Kiprop won the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) half marathon on Friday in a course record-equalling 58 minutes and 42 seconds, [more…]

Head of U.N. team to monitor Hodeidah ceasefire arrives in Yemen

Head of U.N. team to monitor Hodeidah ceasefire arrives in Yemen

Published 22/12/2018

ADEN (Reuters) - The head of a United Nations advance team tasked with monitoring a ceasefire between the Iranian-aligned Houthi group and Saudi-backed government forces [more…]

Iran Guards hold war games as U.S. carrier enters Gulf

Iran Guards hold war games as U.S. carrier enters Gulf

Published 22/12/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards launched war games in the Gulf on Saturday, state television reported, after a U.S. aircraft carrier entered the [more…]

Gas-focused Qatar to exit OPEC in swipe at Saudi influence

Gas-focused Qatar to exit OPEC in swipe at Saudi influence

Published 03/12/2018

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar said it will quit OPEC to focus on gas in a swipe at Saudi Arabia, the de facto leader of the [more…]

America’s Cup crews hone ‘flying’ AC75 class on and off water

America’s Cup crews hone ‘flying’ AC75 class on and off water

Published 03/12/2018

MONACO (Reuters) - Preparations by the teams competing for the 36th America’s Cup in 2021 are well underway, although they are charting different courses in [more…]

Uber’s Middle East rival Careem launches bus-booking service in Egypt

Uber’s Middle East rival Careem launches bus-booking service in Egypt

Published 03/12/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Middle East ride-hailing company Careem said on Monday it had launched a bus-booking service in Egypt and would soon expand it into [more…]

Spotify launches in the Middle East and North Africa

Spotify launches in the Middle East and North Africa

Published 14/11/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Spotify, the world’s most popular paid music streaming service, officially launched in the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday. The company [more…]

Tennis star Wozniacki signs deal to launch her own crypto token

Tennis star Wozniacki signs deal to launch her own crypto token

Published 18/10/2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki signed a deal with a Singaporean company to launch her own crypto token on Thursday, with the firm [more…]

Marie Antoinette’s jewelry on display in Dubai before auction

Marie Antoinette’s jewelry on display in Dubai before auction

Published 10/10/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Held in private collections for more than 200 years, jewelry that once belonged to France’s ill-fated Queen Marie Antoinette has gone on [more…]

China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

Published 08/10/2018

BEIJING/PARIS (Reuters) - China said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery and other violations, days after French authorities said [more…]