Merkel arrives in Abu Dhabi on Mideast trip

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived Monday in the United Arab Emirates, the third leg of a Middle East tour that is part of a push for renewed efforts toward Israeli-Palestinian peace. Merkel, whose country currently holds the rotating European Union presidency, was to meet with Emirates President Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. She also planned to attend an economic forum and give a speech in Abu Dhabi on "challenges for European foreign policy."