Saudi Arabia and UAE announce $500 million aid programme for Yemen

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which together lead a coalition of Arab states fighting against in Yemen against the Houthi movement that controls the capital, pledged a new $500 million food aid programme for Yemen on Tuesday. The programme was announced by Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabi'ah,

Yemen’s Houthis halt missile attacks on Saudi coalition

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday it was halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations. International pressure has mounted on Yemen's warring parties to end the war that has killed more

UAE to list sectors for full foreign investment in first quarter

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government early next year aims to publish a list of the sectors in which it will permit foreign ownership of up to 100 percent, the economy minister said on Monday. Special business areas in Dubai known as "free zones" already permit 100 percent

British nurse dies on holiday in Dubai after falling ill on flight

LONDON: A British nurse has died on holiday in Dubai after falling ill during a flight from Gatwick to the UAE and her condition worsened on her way to visit her friend. Charlotte Carter, 30, from south Wales started to feel unwell while the plane was in transit and was rushed

Qatar’s ruler hopes Gulf crisis will end for sake of region

Qatar's ruler said on Tuesday that a political and economic boycott of his country by larger neighbours had weakened a Gulf Arab bloc at a time of regional instability, but he voiced hope the crisis would pass. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani outlined Qatar's economic achievements over the past year