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# United Arab Emirates

Last month
August 2023
The Irishman thriving in United Arab Emirates
Leigh Ralph on his years away from home, working alongside ex-Premier League stars and signing a first pro deal at 33.
This year
Focus must be on lower emissions, says heavily criticised UAE's climate talks leader
Sultan Al Jaber’s appointment earlier this week to head COP28 drew fierce criticism from environmental activists.
Appointment of UAE oil chief to head COP28 climate talks blasted by climate activists
One campaign group said it posed “an outrageous conflict of interest”.
Last year
United Arab Emirates agrees to supply Germany with gas and diesel
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is on a visit to the UAE as part of a Gulf tour that also includes stops in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Garda liaison officer to be appointed to UAE as part of latest crackdown on Kinahan gang
The move is the latest in a wave of international action against the Kinahan cartel.
UAE cargo ship with 30 crew members sinks off Iran
All but one of the crew members have been rescued, with searches continuing for the final missing crew member.
All time
Tanker ‘safe’ after hijack reported in Gulf of Oman
The Royal Navy’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations said the incident was ‘complete’
Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa pictured 'on holiday' in Spain
Sheikha Latifa had tried to flee the country in 2018 only to be detained by commandos in a boat off India.
Rolex watch stored in safe at Department of Taoiseach despite requests to sell it for charity
The watch was gifted to Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl when he was visiting the United Arab Emirates in late 2018.
Dubai royal family says princess being 'cared for at home' after UN demands proof of life
The princess has not been seen in public since she attempted to escape from the emirate by sea in 2018.
Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos confirmed to be in UAE after going into exile earlier this month
Juan Carlos announced on 3 August that he was leaving Spain.
Bad weather delays launch as UAE races China and US to Mars
Earth and Mars are unusually close at the moment, a mere hop of 55 million kilometres.
UAE end miserable week by downing Ireland at World T20 qualifier
The hosts of the tournament had also opened their campaign with a loss to Oman on Friday in Abu Dhabi.
Qatar book first-ever Asian Cup final berth but win marred by sandal-throwing UAE fans
The 2022 World Cup hosts will meet Japan after an ill-tempered semi-final against the tournament hosts.
Carlow's Eric Molloy set to become first Irish player since 2008 to play in Fifa Club World Cup
Molloy moved to New Zealand in 2016 from Wexford Youths and currently plays for Team Wellington.
British man arrives home from UAE after having spy conviction pardoned
Matthew Hedges had been sentenced to life in prison.
UK 'grateful' after UAE issues pardon to British man it had sentenced to life in prison
Hedges had been sentenced to life in prison just last week for spying.
British former newspaper editor jailed for 10 years in Dubai for killing wife
Francis Matthew had faced the possibility of the death penalty for the July 2017 killing of Jane Matthew.
Irish teacher (26) who suffered 3 cardiac arrests in UAE begins to show signs of consciousness
Aisling Brady (26) moved to the Gulf state last year after taking an extended break from her hometown job in Trim, Co Meath.
Two Irish people have died in Dubai
A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said it’s providing consular assistance to the family.
Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours
The Qatar-based broadcaster denounced the move as an attack on media freedom.
Large fire breaks out near world's tallest building in Dubai
Luckily, no injuries have been reported.
Manny Pacquiao asks Twitter followers to pick next opponent
The poll had received more than 10,000 votes by Monday morning.
This Cork man took his taxi driver to a theme park because he had never been before
And his Abu Dhabi adventure is going viral all over the world.
Here's how the world's most advanced missile-defence system works
And all from a truck.
Shinji Kagawa's struggles continue as he misses decisive penalty in big Asian Cup upset
Japan, the reigning holders, suffered shoot-out defeat to United Arab Emirates.
Disgraced UAE ambassador hit his underpaid staff and called them 'scavengers': tribunal
New details of the case against Khalid Nasser Rashed Lootah, the former ambassador to Ireland, have emerged.
UAE recalls ambassador who treated his staff 'like slaves'
He was ordered to pay a total of €240,000 to three workers earlier this week.
Islamic State oil refineries hit in latest air strikes
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama led the UN Security Council in approving a resolution demanding that countries take action to stem the flow of foreign jihadists to Iraq and Syria.
Not 'foil containers' but in fact 1.1 million illegal cigarettes
Revenue intercepted the container at Dublin Port yesterday.
Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks
The World Health Organisation is to hold a meeting due to the rising number of cases in several countries.
Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states
Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.
Taoiseach and Jobs Minister head to Gulf for 'ambitious' trade mission
They will be accompanied by representatives from almost 90 companies, visiting Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
The Dubai diet: Lose weight, get paid gold. Simple.
Where can we sign up?
Assad warns of 'instability' across region if regime falls
Assad has said the fall of his regime would cause a “domino effect” that would lead to years of instability in the Middle East.
United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way
Approval at the UN security council is likely to mean further support for France’s intervention in west Africa.
United Arab Emirates market opens to Irish sheep meat
Last summer the UAE and the Irish government also reached agreements on beef and poultry meat exports from Ireland.
Irish man jailed for alleged Dubai taxi romp
The man and a British woman were accused of removing clothing and fondling each other in the cab.
Asian tourists will need university degree to visit UAE - report
Tourists from Asian countries who make up a large chunk of the UAE’s population will need a college degree to stop rampant immigration.
Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants