Abu Dhabi Film Festival discontinued after eight editions

 The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has been scrapped after eight editions during which the event gradually earned a significant spot on the international circuit.

American's alleged killer to face UAE psychiatrist tests

An Abu Dhabi court on Tuesday ordered psychiatric tests on an Emirati woman accused of two jihad-inspired attacks against Americans including the murder of a teacher in a shopping mall toilet.

Qatar F1 race hopes appear to remain distant
Qatar F1 race hopes appear to remain distant

Qatar`s hopes of joining the Formula One calendar in the near future appear to have receded after commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone indicated he was unlikely to add a third Middle Eastern race to the schedule just yet.

Pioneer Adderly Fong eyes China`s first F1 drive
Pioneer Adderly Fong eyes China`s first F1 drive

Hong Kong`s Adderly Fong is hoping to blaze a trail for Chinese motorsport by becoming the country`s first Formula One driver -- and explode a few myths along the way.

UAE sandstorm disrupts air traffic in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

A major sandstorm across the United Arab Emirates has disrupted air traffic at airports in Dubai on Thursday, according to authorities, while online flight data showed Abu Dhabi was also impacted by the bad weather.

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.