United Arab Emirates


Qatar woos the rich with luxury World Cup

With deluxe match packages selling for thousands of dollars and five-star hotels doing a brisk trade, a sheen of glamour coats Qatar's World Cup despite football's working-class roots.

A penchant for luxury in the energy-rich Gulf state, which has one of the world's highest GDPs per head, has rubbed off on an unusually high-end edition of a tournament for the masses.

Gulf Arab nations ask Netflix to remove ‘offensive’ videos

Gulf Arab countries on Sept. 6 asked Netflix to remove "offensive content" on the streaming service, apparently targeting programs that show people who are gay and lesbian.

A joint statement issued on behalf of a committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council made the request, saying the unspecified programs "contradict Islamic and societal values and principles."

Bulgaria’s President blamed the "Petkov" Cabinet for the New Gas Price and Defended Talks with Gazprom

President Rumen Radev described as shocking the price of natural gas for September after returning from an official visit to the UAE. Yesterday, the Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (EWRC) decided that it would rise the price by nearly 19% compared to August and make it BGN 353.21/Mwh.

Wizz Air Launches a Route from Sofia to Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air, the fastest growing airline in Europe, adds another exotic route to its extensive network of destinations, namely Abu Dhabi. Thus, the airline gives consumers a great opportunity to travel at low prices between Europe and the United Arab Emirates. Tickets for the new route are now on sale at wizzair.com and the airline's mobile app, with prices starting at €79.99*.

Turkish Opposition Demands Action Over ‘Mafia Boss’s’ Corruption Claims

Sedat Peker. Photo: Sedat Peker's Facebook page.

"If the judiciary cannot fight against crime, corruption and bribery everything will be finished. We are now waiting for an effective and comprehensive investigation [into Peker's claims]," Muharrem Erkek, the vice chair of the Republican People's Party, CHP, said on Monday after his party filed a criminal complaint.