1 of 4 suspected Sydney Islamic airline plotters released

Safety is the airline's number one priority." The Abu Dhabi-based carrier refused to elaborate on its role in the probe or confirm whether one of its planes was targeted. Etihad operates direct flights to four Australian cities: Brisbane, Melbourne ... ( read original story ...)

Doctors find 21 magnets in baby’s stomach in Abu Dhabi

A hospital in Abu Dhabi has successfully removed 21 magnets from the stomach of a 23-month-old baby. Tawam Hospital in Al Ain City, Abu Dhabi, removed the magnets after they triggered eight gastrointestinal perforations and four aortoenteric fistulas ... ( read original story ...)

Man freed after airline plot arrest shocked to be questioned

Etihad's hub in Abu Dhabi is 130 kilometers (80 miles) from Dubai's main airport, the world's busiest for international flights. Dubai-based Emirates, the largest Mideast carrier, said it was cooperating on the additional security procedures but did not ... ( read original story ...)

Afghan Taliban: Qatar Plays Major Role in Peace Talks

The Taliban official's comments on Tuesday come as a series of leaked emails from UAE diplomats suggest the Emirati foreign minister was disappointed that US officials had chosen Doha over Abu Dhabi to host the office. The June 2013 opening of the ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Real Estate Transactions Value Hits $36 Billion in H1

Real estate transactions in Dubai, UAE, during the first half (H1) of the year reached a value of Dh132 billion ($36 billion), achieved through 35,571 sales, mortgages and other transactions, according to figures released by Dubai Land Department (DLD). ( read original story ...)

Hacked emails reveal UAE influence on US think tanks

which billed the UAE embassy for research papers in return for facilitating the UAE’s purchase of large military-grade weapons from the Missile Technology Control Regime. Under former President Barack Obama’s term, the MTCR prohibited the sale of such ... ( read original story ...)