Inside Story

What does the UAE want with a Yemeni island?

The United Arab Emirates has deployed its troops and seized key positions on the Indian Ocean island of Socotra.

What does UAE want with Yemeni island Socotra?

Middle East

Yemenis protest against UAE presence in Socotra

Demonstrators march through the capital Hadibu, rejecting UAE intervention in the affairs of the province.

Middle East

First Saudi-Yemeni talks 'fail to solve Socotra row'

Meeting takes place amid rising anger among Yemenis over deployment of UAE forces and military craft on pristine island.

Saudi team in Socotra as UAE presence angers Yemen

Inside Story

What is behind UAE's military build-up in Socotra?

The flag of the United Arab Emirates has been raised over public buildings on Yemen's pristine Socotra island.

Middle East

Yemen: UAE deployment to Socotra 'act of aggression'

Criticism follows Gulf country's occupation of airports and sea ports after deploying craft and soldiers on island.

Middle East

Anger erupts on Yemen island as UAE deploys troops

Emirati aircraft arrive illegally on famed island, prompting angry protests demanding their immediate withdrawal.

Germany

Germany moving to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey

Proposed law would also ban arms exports to other countries involved in military operations and regional crises.

Germany moving to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey

Donald Trump

Broidy plotted to force China dissident from US: report

Documents obtained by US daily show Republican fundraiser drafted plan in hopes of getting payoffs from China and UAE.

Elliott Broidy plotted to force Chinese dissident from US: NYT

Inside Story

What's triggering tension between Somalia and the UAE?

The United Arab Emirates is ending a military training programme in Somalia and closing a hospital it ran in Mogadishu.

United Arab Emirates

Trial of UAE human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor begins

Prominent activist Ahmed Mansoor has been held for more than a year in solitary confinement without access to a lawyer.

UAE rights activist Ahmed Mansoor put on trial in Abu Dhabi

Somalia

UAE shuts Mogadishu hospital amid tension with Somali government

Sheikh Zayed Hospital treated mainly poor and displaced people in Mogadishu for free.

UAE shuts Mogadishu hospital amid tension with Somali government

War & Conflict

GCC arms race: Who sells to whom

A close look at the recent arms agreements made by the different members of the Arab Gulf grouping.

GCC arms race: Who sells to whom

Somalia

UAE plane blocked from leaving Somalia's Puntland

Somali officials at Bosaso airport insisted that 'heavy bags' be checked, resulting in hours-long row, local media say.

Inside Story

Can the Arab League solve the region's problems?

Arab leaders meet in another summit as millions in the region remain caught up in wars and conflicts.

Somalia

Somalia disbands UAE programme to pay and train soldiers

Somalia said it seized several bags of money containing $9.6m in cash from a plane arriving from the UAE.

Somalia disbands UAE programme to pay and train soldiers