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:…

Qatar says its hosting of World Cup ‘not up for discussion’

From AP via abc News, October 11, 2017, by Jon Gambrell. Qatar on Wednesday strongly criticized Emirati officials for questioning Doha’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying…

Indian IT Sector Looking to Expand Business in UAE

From Indian Times  October 11, 2017.   India is one of the top trading partners of the UAE.   DUBAI: India is one of the top trading…

IMF forecasts economic recovery for Middle East economies in 2018

From The National, October 10, 2017, by Mahmoud Kassem.   Spending on Dubai Expo 2020 is forecast to stimulate the UAE’s economy in 2018 and beyond. Expo 2020…