The United Arab Emirates’ agreement to normalise ties with Israel is a “sovereign decision” that was not directed at Iran, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said. Israel and the UAE announced they were establishing full diplomatic relations in a US-brokered deal that will see Israel delay[…]
An Etihad Airways plane flew from the United Arab Emirates to Israel on Tuesday to deliver coronavirus supplies to the Palestinians, a spokeswoman for the Abu Dhabi airline said, marking the first known flight by a UAE carrier to Israel. Israel does not have diplomatic relations with any of the[…]
A man described as one of the most wanted criminals in the Netherlands has been arrested in Dubai, according to authorities. Ridouan Taghi, the alleged head of a cocaine-trafficking gang known as “Angels of Death”, was detained after a joint operation that involved local police, Dutch authorities and the Interpol, the state-run Emirates[…]
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have launched an assault on Yemen’s port city of Hudaiba, in the biggest battle of a three-year war between a Saudi-backed coalition and Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels. The air strikes on Wednesday morning targeting Houthi positions are supported by ground operations by Yemeni troops[…]
Qatar said it was banning products originating from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, almost a year after those states imposed an embargo on Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism. “Products originating from the blockading states, which as a result of the blockade cannot pass the Gulf[…]
The economic and financial impact on Qatar of a nine-month Saudi-led blockade is fading, but some risks for the Gulf emirate remain, the International Monetary Fund has said. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut all diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar last June, closing its only[…]
Turkey has summoned a United Arab Emirates diplomat over a recent social media post insulting an Ottoman-era governor that was shared by the UAE’s foreign minister. Acting UAE ambassador Hawla Ali al-Shamsi was summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry, sources from the ministry told Anadolu news agency on condition of[…]
Qatar’s ruler postponed an address to his country today following its sudden diplomatic isolation from other leading Arab nations, in order to allow Kuwait some time and room to mediate. In a sign of the potential consequences for the Qatari economy, a number of banks in the region began stepping[…]
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