Column | Jul 16, 2012 | 10:25 AM
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Column | Sep 30, 2013 | 6:30 AMAirlines based in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf have been buying up huge fleets of the biggest planes around -- the Airbus 380 and Boeing 777. Some of you have asked me what's going on with these lines -- their home countries are very small and don't generate much outbound or inbound traffic -- so why are they growing so big, so fast? Because this is a slow week for travel news, it's maybe a good time to look at one of the more interesting developments in international aviation.
Story | Apr 26, 2011 | 4:32 PM
Five activists are in detention and under investigation for posing a threat to state security as the broad crackdown on dissidents in the UAE continues. It's long been assumed that the authoritarian United Arab Emirates' oil riches would protect it...
Story | May 3, 2011 | 4:32 PM
Human rights advocates decried what they called a “crackdown on civil society” in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday after authorities replaced the leadership of the country's teachers association, a well-established group that had called for...
Story | May 16, 2011 | 4:32 PM
The armed forces of the United Arab Emirates acknowledged that it had hired a military contractor with alleged ties to controversial former Blackwater chief Erik Prince to help train its troops, said a statement published by the country's official WAM...