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United Arab Emirates

The UAE consists of seven states, termed emirates, but only Abu Dhabi and Dubai are well known. Thanks to possessing the world's seventh largest oil reserves and a leadership that emphasizes development, it is one of the most developed economies in the Middle East with a high per capita GDP.

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Australian Defence Minister Johnston, Australian FM Bishop, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel are Pictured at the End of Their Joint News Conference in Sydney
Australia Actively Rallying Support For International Coalition Against ISIS

By IBTimes AU

Australia has been vocal in expressing its support for the U.S.-led coalition to fight ISIS. Russia and China were encourages to back the coalition to prevent ISIS from spreading terror beyond the Middle East. (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, NEW YORK, AL-QAEDA

Australian Pacer Mitchell Johnson
Australian Cricketer Mitchell Johnson Suffering From A Rib Injury; Will Sit Out Of Champions League T20

By IBTimes AU

Australian fast bowler, Mitchell Johnson, was suffering from rib pain since the one-day international series in Zimbabwe. (Sep 18)

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Michael Clarke Misses Train For ODIs Against Pakistan, Phil Hughes Steps In

By IBTimes AU

Owing to a hamstring injury, Michael Clarke has been excluded from the Australian team outbound for the ODI series against Pakistan at the beginning of October. Phil Hughes will replace him for the three-match one day series. Hughes was initially not included in the squad for the one-dayers. (Sep 17)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, PAKISTAN, AUSTRALIA, ZIMBABWE, CRICKET

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks at the Congo River near the residence of the U.S. Chief of Mission in Kinshasa
Strike vs ISIS Countdown: Arab Nations Signify Intent to Join U.S. Fight

By IBTimes AU

A number of Arab nations have pledged to support the U.S. crusade against the ISIS. (Sep 15)

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A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules Crew Load Supplies Of Biscuits, Water And Humanitarian Supplies For An Airdrop To Isolated Iraqi Civilians On Mount Sinjar In Northern Iraq At Al Minhad Air Base In The United Arab Emirates
Australia's Imam Council Rebuffs Abbott Decision To Send Troops; Wants 'Islamic' Dropped From ISIS

By IBTimes AU

The Grand Mufti of Australia has slammed Prime Minister Tony Abbott's decision to send 600 troops to help fight ISIS in the Middle East. Australian Muslim leaders claimed the move will only create more Muslim radicals in the country. (Sep 15)

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up his putt on the 12th green during the third round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, northern England July 19, 2014.
Rory McIlroy To Start 2015 Season In Dubai Golf Tournament

By IBTimes AU

Rory McIlroy has started his golf season in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the past seven years and he’s planning to do it again in the next PGA Tour season in 2015. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, HSBC, RORY MCILROY

U.S. President Barack Obama departs after delivering a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, during his vacation August 20, 2014. Obama on Wednesday condemned the Islamic State militants who beheaded an American journalist as "a cance
ISIS Weapons Courtesy of the U.S. – Study

By IBTimes AU

A study by the London-based small-arms research organisation Conflict Armament Research has revealed that the Islamic State jihadi fighters appear to be using weapons that were U.S.-made but captured as they seized large swath of areas in Iraq and Syria. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, LIBYA, LONDON

India's Shikhar Dhawan is bowled by England's Chris Woakes during the international T20 cricket match at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham
Aaron Finch Named New T20 Captain for Australia

By IBTimes AU

Aaron Finch was named as the new Twenty20 captain for Australia. He took the responsibility from George Bailey. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: PAKISTAN, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, CRICKET

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning her women's singles final match against Simona Halep of Romania at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 7, 2014.
Sharapova, Murray, Williams, Ivanovic, And Bouchard Confirmed To Take Part In The IPTL Event In Manila

By IBTimes AU

The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will bring the tennis greats to Manila, Philippines. (Sep 05)

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NATO troops arrive at the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul
Australia's Aid and Weapons Deliveries in Iraq 'Without Incident'; UN Backs Efforts to Fight ISIS

By IBTimes AU

Australia's role in Iraq has been mainly focused on humanitarian aid but it has recently completed its first arms delivery "without incident" and no fire from militants. (Sep 03)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, TONY ABBOTT