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Yemen: UAE attempting to 'colonise' Socotra

Standoff over the Yemeni island of Socotra worsens as government officials accuse United Arab Emirates of trying to colonise the country.

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    Yemen's government is accusing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of trying to "colonise" the country, in a worsening standoff over the island of Socotra.

    Emirati troops were deployed there without prior coordination with the Yemeni government, sparking protests by locals.

    Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports.


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