Twenty-nine arms control and human rights organisations have signed a letter opposing the sale of $23bn worth of missiles, fighter jets and drones to the United Arab Emirates and asking US Congress to block the deal. “The hope is to stop these sales altogether,” said Seth Binder, advocacy officer at[…]
A United Nations expert has called on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt to lift their blockade on Qatar after concluding the punitive sanctions taken by the quartet were illegal. In a preliminary report published on Thursday following a two-week visit to Qatar, Alena Douhan, UN[…]
Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed four agreements during the first high-level visit from the Gulf state to Tel Aviv since the controversial move by the two countries last month to establish official ties. Emirati Finance Minister Obaid Humaid al-Tayer and several senior officials from the UAE[…]
Daesh has urged its followers to target Saudi Arabia’s oil pipelines and factories in a statement denouncing the normalisation of relations between the UAE and Bahrain, and Israel. The terror group said that the so-called Abraham Accords formalised last month in Washington are a betrayal of Islam and accuse Riyadh[…]
Britain’s Hay Festival will not return to Abu Dhabi until the United Arab Emirates’ tolerance minister will remain in his post following allegations of sexual assault by one of the literary event’s curators. Hay Festival chief Caroline Michel released a statement on Sunday after Caitlin McNamara alleged she was attacked[…]
The first-ever passenger flight from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Israel has landed near Tel Aviv, a month after the countries signed an agreement normalising ties. Etihad Airways flight EY 9607 from Abu Dhabi landed early on Monday morning at Ben Gurion airport with only crew on board, a[…]
Pretoria-based online school Think Digital College has scooped The Virtual School of the Year category in the 2020/21 international Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards, run from the United Kingdom. The Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards recognise small and medium-sized businesses “that have proven to be the best in their market” over the[…]
Despite a government ban on large gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, scores of demonstrators have protested outside the Moroccan Parliament to denounce Arab countries agreeing to normalise relations with Israel. Protesters in Morocco’s capital of Rabat on Friday waved Palestinian flags, decrying the deals as “treason” and[…]
The Israeli military has carried out a series of air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip overnight on Wednesday, causing damage to property, Palestinian media reported. According to Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency, Israeli warplanes fired missiles at a site in Beit Lahiya in the northern strip. They also[…]
An Arab League meeting on Wednesday will focus on the Palestinian cause after the Israel-UAE “normalisation” deal, with analysts suggesting division rather than usual unity on the issue will dominate the discussion. The run-up to the virtual session has already left a sour taste for the Palestinian leadership. On Sunday,[…]
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