French swimming champ sponsors ‘Special Olympics’ athletes

Former Olympic swimming champion Alain Bernard is sponsoring an 85-strong delegation of special needs athletes set to represent France at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi in 2019, an event expected to welcome 7,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world on March 14-21.

UAE armed forces showcase counter-terrorism op skills

The United Arab Emirates armed forces demonstrated their prowess in performing counter-terrorism operations using a wide range of military equipment and hardware at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) 2019 in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

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Russian Pantsir-ME air-defence system presented at IDEX in Abu Dhabi

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Girl passes security to greet pontiff before Mass

(5 Feb 2019) Pope Francis received a surprise gift on Tuesday when a little girl crawled under the barrier at an Abu Dhabi stadium and ran to hand him a piece of paper. (Feb. 5)

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Pope Francis holds historic public mass in UAE

Pope Francis holds a historic public mass for an estimated 170,000 Catholics at an Abu Dhabi stadium on the first ever papal visit to the Muslim Gulf.

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(5 Feb 2019) Here’s the latest for Tuesday February 5th: Massive Paris apartment building fire called a criminal act; State-of-the-Union expected to emphasize unity, optimism; Fatal explosion in New Mexico; Pope celebrates mass in Abu Dhabi.

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Pope Francis visits UAE for first time

Pope Francis lands in Abu Dhabi for the first ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, birthplace of Islam, where he will take part in an inter religious conference and lead mass in a stadium.

People queue for tickets for papal mass ahead of historic visit

Christians queue outside the St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Abu Dhabi for tickets to the papal mass ahead of Pope Francis’ historic three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates, the first by a pope to the Arabian peninsula.

Bin Salman’s 1st trip abroad since writer’s death

(23 Nov 2018) Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, arrived in Abu Dhabi on a state visit on Thursday. This is the crown prince’s first trip abroad since the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Nov. 23)

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Saudi crown prince lands in Abu Dhabi

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Abu Dhabi and is welcomed by the Emirate’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. The Saudi prince set off Thursday on a regional tour starting with the UAE, his first official trip abroad since critic Jamal Khashoggi’s murder tipped the kingdom into crisis. IMAGES