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Flying High: Dubai Airport Logs Busiest Quarter in Years

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, reported on Thursday it handled over 13.6 million passengers in the first three months of 2022 — more than double last year’s number in a clear sign that a long-awaited travel revival has reached the global aviation hub.

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United Arab Emirates Seeks Cooperation with Russia on Energy

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan said during a visit to Moscow on Thursday that his government looks forward to working with Russia – an outlaw state in the eyes of the U.S. and Europe – on “improving global energy security.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and UAE Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan shake hands during a news conference following their talks in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 17, 2022. (Evgenia Novozhenina/Pool Photo via AP)

Court Finds Dubai Ruler Hacked British Cell Phones in Bitter Custody Battle

England’s High Court ruled on Wednesday that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the rule of Dubai and vice president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ordered hackers to break into the smartphones of his ex-wife Princess Haya bint al-Hussein and her lawyers during the battle for custody of their children. One of Haya’s legal representatives is Baroness Fiona Shackleton, a member of the House of Lords.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 29: A portrait of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ruler of Dubai looks on during the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 29, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Late-Night Explosion Rocks Dubai Port

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A container ship anchored in Dubai at one of the world’s largest ports caught fire late Wednesday, causing an explosion that sent tremors across the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates, authorities said.

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Huge cranes unload containers from a ship at Jebel Ali port in Dubai 14 March 2006. Dubai Ports World, owned by the United Arab Emirates government, announced on 09 March it would sell its newly acquired rights to operate six US port following overwhelming opposition to …

Muslims Begin Second Ramadan of Pandemic Era

Muslims around the world are beginning to celebrate the second Ramadan holy month of the pandemic era, once again seeking to navigate different lockdowns and social distancing requirements in various countries, plus economic travails and factional conflicts exacerbated by the coronavirus.

People buy food on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Al-Zawiya market in Old Gaza on April 13, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Millions of Muslims around the world began observing the holy month of Ramadan amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)

U.N. Asks UAE for Proof Missing Princess Latifa Is Still Alive

The United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHCR) said on Friday it has asked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to furnish proof that Princess Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, the 35-year-old daughter of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, is alive and well. 

Dubai Princess Sheikha Latifa and Friend Go Missing in India After Posting Chilling Video

Dubai Cancels Surgeries as Coronavirus Surges

The government of Dubai on Wednesday sent an order to every hospital and private clinic in the country instructing them to cancel all procedures except those with “medical urgency” so resources can go to combat a fast-growing coronavirus outbreak.

A picture taken on July 19, 2020 shows Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure and building in the world since 2009 (total heigh with antenna of 829.8 metres), ahead of the expected launch of the United Arab Emirates "Hope" Mars probe. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP) (Photo by GIUSEPPE …