Anti-IS strategy to face scrutiny at Paris coalition meeting

The anti-IS coalition will meet in Paris on Tuesday after a series of shock battlefield gains by the jihadists, with Iraq under pressure to step up its fight by being more inclusive of the Sunni minority.

Indian in UAE jailed for 'blasphemous' Facebook status

A court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sentenced an Indian national to one year in jail for posting a "blasphemous and slanderous" status on social networking site Facebook, media reported.

South Korea to play friendly against UAE in Malaysia
South Korea to play friendly against UAE in Malaysia

South Korea will play United Arab Emirates in a World Cup qualifying warm-up in Kuala Lumpur on June 11, the KFA said on Thursday.

Woman finds intruder asleep in bed, clicks selfie in UAE

A Tunisian woman, after discovering a drunk man asleep in her bed, clicked a selfie and posted it on a social networking site before alerting police here in the UAE, a media report said on Wednesday.

UAE helps Indian to find Emirati father he has never seen

An Indian man, on a mission to trace his Emirati father he has never seen, has been assured by the UAE authorities that they are "committed to assist" him in his quest of over two decades.

UAE launches strategic framework for space agency

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday launched a strategic framework for its newly-established space agency that aims to launch satellite missions and the "first Arab unmanned probe" to Mars by 2021.

UAE gears up for Mars mission
UAE gears up for Mars mission

State-owned Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is ramping up its efforts to support the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in achieving its goal of sending an unmanned space probe to Mars by 2021, a media report said on Saturday.

Singapore slams Iran for firing warning shots at ship

Singapore today condemned Iranian forces for firing warning shots in the Gulf at a commercial ship registered in the Asian city-state, calling it a "serious violation of international law".

Associates can earn Test status: ICC
Associates can earn Test status: ICC

 The dream of associate nations to play Test cricket in all likelihood will turn into a reality as the emerging nations compete against each other in the ICC Inter-Continental Cup 2015-17 that is scheduled to start with encounter between Namibia and Hong Kong from May 10-13.

Indonesia to stop sending domestic workers to Mideast: Reports

Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi Arabia angered Jakarta.

13 Muslim graves vandalised in Switzerland

Thirteen graves thought to belong to deceased Muslims were damaged in acts of vandalism over the weekend in the Swiss city of Lausanne, police said on Monday.

Flight to UAE diverted to air base after bomb threat

A commercial plane was diverted to a military air base in Dubai after a passenger said the plane would explode, the United Arab Emirates' state news agency said early today.

Indian jailed for killing co-worker in Dubai

 An Indian man, who kicked his co-worker on his head resulting in immediate death during a druken brawl, has been jailed for five years in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

UAE matches of 2014 IPL garnered Rs 250 crore: BCCI
UAE matches of 2014 IPL garnered Rs 250 crore: BCCI

Twenty matches of the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL), played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in April that year, contributed Rs.250 crore to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the gulf country, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release said on Friday.

Pakistan hope Zimbabwe is first step out of wilderness
Pakistan hope Zimbabwe is first step out of wilderness

Deserted grounds, deprived fans and falling standards -- Pakistan has suffered badly from six years without hosting international cricket, but Zimbabwe`s planned tour next month could restore hope.

Three British plane spotters released in UAE

 Three British plane-spotting hobbyists who were arrested two months ago in the United Arab Emirates on national security grounds have been released, Britain`s Foreign Office said on Thursday.

Pakistan confident of hosting Zimbabwe in May
Pakistan confident of hosting Zimbabwe in May

Pakistan are poised to host top-level international cricket for the first time in six years with a short limited-overs series against Zimbabwe next month.

Indian charged in UAE with 'insulting Islam'

An Indian man has been charged in a UAE court for allegedly posting on a social networking site comments that insult Islam, a media report said on Tuesday.

Pakistan, UAE spar over Yemen conflict

Pakistan on Sunday reacted sharply to the UAE's condemning of a parliamentary vote by Pakistani lawmakers to not get militarily involved in the Yemen conflict as the two allies engaged in a war of words over the issue.

UAE lambasts Pakistan on Yemen resolution

Pakistani lawmakers urging the government to remain neutral on the escalating crisis in Yemen has evoked a strong response from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday.