United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabia moves to secure Yemen ports after UAE drawdown

Analysts say UAE's surprise pullout may strain ties with ally Saudi Arabia at a time of heightened tensions with Iran.

 Saudi Arabia moves to secure Yemen ports after UAE drawdown

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Short Answer

Why is the Strait of Hormuz so strategically important?

Explaining the economic and geopolitical significance of the key waterway out of the Gulf.

Why is the Strait of Hormuz so strategically important?

United Arab Emirates

Rocket carrying UAE satellite fails after take-off

European rocket launch service provider Arianespace says mission ended after 'anomaly occurred'.

Vega rocket launch with UAE satellite fails after take-off

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Qatar signs $8bn petrochemical deal with Chevron

The Gulf nation's petroleum company will develop a new plant along the country's coast with the American energy firm.

Qatar signs $8bn petrochemical deal with Chevron

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Billion-dollar deal: Qatar agrees to buy US planes & jet engines

The Gulf nation agreed to buy military equipment and develop a petrochemicals complex with Chevron.

Billion-dollar deal: Qatar agrees to buy US planes & jet engines

Middle East

UAE slammed for holding prisoners 'beyond jail terms'

Human Rights Watch says the prisoners' detention demonstrates 'brazen contempt of the rule of law'.

UAE holding prisoners after completion of their sentences: HRW

United Arab Emirates

UAE reducing troops in Yemen in 'peace strategy'

Emirati official says move part of transition from military to 'peace-first' strategy and Saudi Arabia was consulted.

Yemen: UAE to reduce troop presence after consulting with Riyadh

United Arab Emirates

UAE denies ownership of weapons found in Libya

Abu Dhabi denies reports linking it to US-made missiles in Libya battle, saying it is committed to UN arms embargo.

UAE denies ownership of weapons found in Libya

Inside Story

Who's fuelling the fighting in Libya?

The UAE is accused of supplying fighters trying to seize Tripoli with anti-tank missiles made in the US.

Middle East

Libya's GNA says US missiles found at captured Haftar base

Libyan media airs footage appearing to show markings that indicate the weapons were originally sold to the UAE in 2008.

Libya's GNA says US missiles found at captured Haftar base

United States

Tillerson: Kushner conducted diplomacy behind my back

Former US Secretary of State tells congressional committee Trump's son-in-law made his job more difficult.

Yemen

UAE reduces military forces in Yemen amid Gulf tensions: Report

UAE has pulled 'a lot' of troops out of Yemen's war over the past few weeks as US-Iran dispute escalates, diplomats say.

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With no political deal, is Palestine economic peace just a dream?

Trump administration is promoting $50bn plan to invest in infrastructure of West Bank, Gaza, and neighbouring states.

With no political deal, is Palestine economic peace just a dream?

Middle East

US vows 'major' new sanctions against Iran

Donald Trump promises new sanctions over shooting down of US drone as Iran warns of 'crushing' response if attacked.

US vows 'major' new sanctions against Iran

Opinion

The Saudi-UAE axis has destabilising plans beyond the Gulf

Riyadh and Abu Dhabi are putting their bets on Trump's re-election to realise their vision for regional hegemony.

Ali Bakeer

by Ali Bakeer

Ali Bakeer