First complete viral load profile of a MERS-CoV

BONN, Germany, June 18 (UPI) -- A viral load profile of a MERS-CoV infection indicates the SARS-like virus may need a different diagnostic approach than SARS, a German researcher says.

Persian Gulf states 'unable to protect themselves'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 17 (UPI) -- Despite massive spending on Western weapons, the Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf are "unable to secure themselves from any external threat" -- meaning Iran – and are running up huge public and foreign debt, a gulf think tank says.

Selective U.S. support for democracy

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- U.S. policy seems to protect authoritarian regimes as long as they are "friendly." This can come at the expense of the interests of U.S. citizens.
TARAS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator

Colombia worries as troops join Arab mercenary force

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, June 7 (UPI) -- Colombia's defense ministry is alarmed about an exodus of top soldiers to the United Arab Emirates to join a highly paid U.S.-led mercenary force organized by Erik Prince, billionaire founder of the infamous security firm Blackwater.

Richard Branson dons drag as flight attendant after losing bet

PERTH, Australia, May 12 (UPI) -- Richard Branson dressed in drag to serve as a flight attendant on an AirAsia flight Sunday for losing a bet to AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, observers said.

Key North Sea oil rig closed for maintenance

LONDON, May 6 (UPI) -- A North Sea oil platform servicing the 90,000 barrel-per-day Brent oil pipeline will be closed for a few months for maintenance, the rig's operator said.

Fan rushes stage at Justin Bieber concert in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 5 (UPI) -- A fan rushed the stage where pop star Justin Bieber performed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, a local report said.

UAE student engineers honored for UAV designs

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, May 3 (UPI) -- Students from the United Arab Emirates will attend the AUVSI annual convention this year after their wins in an unmanned aerial vehicle competition.

Abe visit results in nuclear technology deal

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, May 3 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the United Arab Emirates produced a deal allowing Japan to sell nuclear power technologies, officials said.

Shell lands major Emirati gas deal

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, May 1 (UPI) -- Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. has extended Royal Dutch Shell an invitation to take part in the development of the Bab sour natural gas field, the oil company said.
Obama not ready to say Syria used chemical weapons

Obama not ready to say Syria used chemical weapons

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday he isn't ready to accept accusations the Assad regime used chemical weapons in its fight against rebels in Syria.

Fincantieri launches UAE patrol boat

ROME, April 25 (UPI) -- A second patrol boat for the United Arab Emirates navy has been launched by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.

Official: Interpol rejected Shafiq warrant

CAIRO, April 4 (UPI) -- Interpol has refused an arrest warrant for a former Egyptian prime minister who narrowly lost last year's presidential election, an Egyptian official says.

Libya 'plans to spend $4.7B on defense'

TRIPOLI, Libya, March 26 (UPI) -- Libya is reported to be planning to spend $4.7 billion on upgrading its military forces over the next year.

Emirates builds its own defense industry

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 18 (UPI) -- The United Arab Emirates, increasingly a major military power in the Persian Gulf, is stepping up its efforts to develop its own defense industry.
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Abu Dhabi
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) walks with Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, upon his arrival, on June 26, 2008 at Camp David, Maryland. The Crown Prince is scheduled to stay over night at the presidential retreat (UPI Photo/Mark Wilson/POOL)

Abu Dhabi (Arabic: أبو ظبي‎ Abū ẓabī, literally Father of gazelle) is the capital and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates, It is also the seat of government of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, which is ruled by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – the current ruling Emir of the UAE. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city proper, making up an area of 67,340 km2 (26,000 sq mi), has an estimated population of 860,000 in 2007.

Abu Dhabi is the houses important offices of the federal government, including the Federal National Council. Abu Dhabi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Abu Dhabi. Today the city is the country's center of political, industrial activities, and a major cultural, and commercial centre due to its position as the capital. Abu Dhabi alone generates 55% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is home to important financial institutions such as the, the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and the corporate headquarters of many companies and numerous multinational corporations. One of the world's largest producers of oil, Abu Dhabi has actively attempted to diversify its economy in recent years through investments in financial services and tourism. Abu Dhabi is the third most expensive city in the region, and 26th most expensive city in the world.

The etymology of "Abu Dhabi" is uncertain but many possibilities exist. The area had a lot of Dhibaa and was nicknamed after that. Another story reveals that its eponym, a man who used to chase "Dhabi" was named the "father" of the animal and the name caught on. Abu Dhabi was previously called Milh or salt, "probably because of the salty water. Even now, this is the name of an island of the coast of Abu Dhabi.

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