Health experts defend e-cigarettes despite concerns

Health experts at an anti-tobacco conference in Abu Dhabi defended e-cigarettes on Friday, dismissing widespread concerns that the devices could lure adolescents into nicotine addiction.

Tobacco use on decline but govts must intensify action: WHO

The rate of tobacco use is declining and non-smoking is becoming the new norm worldwide, the WHO has said.

Solar Impulse team miffed with India over delay in immigration clearance

With a part of the Solar Impulse team stuck in Ahmedabad over immigration clearance to pilot Bertrand Piccard, took to Twitter to express their disappointment.

Bloomberg, Gates launch anti-tobacco industry fund

Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched a joint fund in Abu Dhabi Wednesday to help developing countries pass tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with industry giants.

Solar Impulse takes off from Ahmedabad, next stop Varanasi
Solar Impulse takes off from Ahmedabad, next stop Varanasi

World's first solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 has taken off from Ahmedabad Wednesday morning at 7:15 am.

Woman tries to rob UAE money exchange at 'gunpoint'

 A woman was arrested for attempting to rob a money exchange here after threatening employees with what turned out to be a fake plastic gun, a media report said on Sunday.

Solar-powered plane takes off in first round-the-world attempt

The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using only solar power launched Monday in Abu Dhabi in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy.

Solar-powered plane takes off from Abu Dhabi, to land in Ahmedabad Tuesday
Solar-powered plane takes off from Abu Dhabi, to land in Ahmedabad Tuesday

The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using only solar power launched Monday in Abu Dhabi in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy.

UAE to try Kuwaiti ex-MP for 'inciting sedition'

The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday it will try a Kuwaiti Islamist ex-MP in absentia for allegedly "inciting sedition" in remarks he made about Abu Dhabi`s powerful crown prince.

Manchester City youth coaches conduct clinic in Kolkata
Manchester City youth coaches conduct clinic in Kolkata

Youth coaches from Premier League champions Manchester City FC concluded a three-day coaching clinic involving 450 youngsters at the Bidhan Nagar Municipal Sports Complex on Tuesday.

Killer of US teacher in Abu Dhabi referred to court

An Emirati woman has been referred to court on charges of murdering one American in an Abu Dhabi mall and attempting to kill another at his home, officials said on Sunday.

Russia, Abu Dhabi in talks on Cuba airport: Report

Russia is seeking backing from Abu Dhabi investors to build a giant airport in Cuba seen as an international gateway to Latin America, a report said Wednesday.

UAE says its jets target oil refineries under IS control

United Arab Emirates F-16 fighter jets based in Jordan carried out air strikes against oil refineries under the control of Islamic State aiming to dry up its sources of funding, the state news agency WAM said on Monday.

UAE, Spain shut embassies in Yemen capital

The United Arab Emirates and Spain said on Saturday they had suspended operations at their embassies in Yemen following a Shiite militia takeover that has prompted an exodus of foreign diplomats.

Care to spend Rs 68 crore on your love? Head to Abu Dhabi
Care to spend Rs 68 crore on your love? Head to Abu Dhabi

They say money can't buy love. But if the exhorbitant Valentine's package that a hotel in Abu Dhabi offers does not swoop your lady love off her feet nothing will.

UAE says to station F-16 squadron in Jordan to support strikes on IS

The United Arab Emirates on Saturday ordered a squadron of F-16 warplanes to be stationed in Jordan to support it in strikes against the Islamic State group.

Nicolas Sarkozy under fire for 'Abu Dhabi conference'

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy came under fire Thursday after a media report alleging he was at a paid conference in the Middle East while his party is in turmoil.

Real Madrid stadium to be known as Abu Dhabi Bernabeu?
Real Madrid stadium to be known as Abu Dhabi Bernabeu?

One of the greatest football stadiums, Santiago Bernabeu will have a commercial name to it. According to reports, the home to Real Madrid will now be known as Abu Dhabi Bernabeu, thanks to a huge financial opportunity which the world's most successful club couldn’t ignored.

FA Cup: Manuel Pellegrini avoids Abu Dhabi question after City shock
FA Cup: Manuel Pellegrini avoids Abu Dhabi question after City shock

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini played down the significance of his side`s midweek trip to Abu Dhabi after they were humbled 2-0 at home by Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.

First solar-powered flight around the globe to touch India

Two Swiss pilots will attempt to take their solar-powered aircraft around the globe, to demonstrate the promise of clean energy and would stop over at India also, among various countries, during the flight.