UAE to Train Somaliland Forces under Military Base Deal – Somaliland President

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will train Somaliland security forces as part of a deal to establish a military base in the semi-autonomous region, Somaliland’s…

Gulf Arabs Relish Tillerson Firing; Iran Weighs Nuclear Deal

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s firing is reverberating across a Middle East where Iran fears his replacement will fight to end the 2015 nuclear…

Risky Business: South Korea’s Secret Military Deal With UAE

In Sweihan, a small town in Abu Dhabi, a South Korean special forces team operates under the name Akh, which means “brother” in Arabic. The…

UAE Says Qatari Jet Fighters Intercepted Civilian Flights and Qatar Denies

The United Arab Emirates said on Monday Qatari air force jets had twice intercepted its civilian aircraft during routine flights to Bahrain, but Qatar called…

Saudi Arabia, UAE Introduce VAT in Push to Boost Revenue

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, once seen as the Gulf’s leading tax havens, have imposed a 5 percent value-added tax on goods and…

Surprise Talks between UAE and Yemen’s Muslim-Brotherhood

Mohammed al-Yadomi, the head of an influential Yemeni party, was attending a summit on Jerusalem in Istanbul on Wednesday when he was summoned to the…

UAE and Saudi Arabia Form New Alliance Might Affect GCC

The United Arab Emirates has announced the formation of a new political and military alliance with Saudi Arabia, throwing into doubt the future of the Gulf Cooperation…

UAE Joins Consensus to Extend Oil Output Cuts

UAE said OPEC and allied oil producers should extend their production cuts beyond March to help re-balance the market. The U.A.E. favors maintaining the cuts,…

Louvre Abu Dhabi unveiled by Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a £1bn newly-built museum in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The new Louvre, built over the past 10 years, holds 600…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed meets PM Hariri

Saad Hariri travelled to Abu Dhabi from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday after announcing his resignation in Riyadh three days before. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown…

Libyan rights groups accuse UAE of war crimes

From Aljazeera, September 26, 2017 Right groups have also accused Haftar of committing war crimes [FILE: Reuters] Human rights groups in Libya have accused the United Arab Emirates of committing…

UAE non-oil Sectors grow 5% from 2010 to 2016

From Gulf News, October 4, 2017.  Flow of direct investments received during the past year stood at $9b, up 2.2% on 2015, Minister of Economy says. Sharjah:…