UAE Grounds Most Private Drones for a Month after Houthi Attack
The United Arab Emirates has grounded most private drones and light sports aircraft used for recreational purposes for a month starting Saturday, the Interior Ministry said, following a deadly attack this week by Yemen's Houthis on the Gulf country.
Dubai Princess Wins 554 million pounds from Sheikh in UK Settlement
Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, has been ordered by the High Court in London to provide a British record of more than 554 million pounds ($733 million) to settle a custody battle with his ex-wife over their two children.
UAE Security Official Pays Rare Visit to Iran to Discuss Ties, Regional Issues
The United Arab Emirates' senior national security adviser met his Iranian counterpart and hardline President Ebrahim Raisi in a rare visit to Iran on Monday, a move aimed at overcoming their long-standing differences and increasing cooperation.
UAE Government Announces Four and Half Day Working Week, Saturday-Sunday Weekend
The United Arab Emirates is slashing its official working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend to Saturday and Sunday in a major shift aimed at improving competitiveness, officials said on Tuesday.
Saudi King Sends Letter to Leaders of 4 Gulf States Ahead of Summit to be Held in December
King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, sent written letters to leaders of Qatar, Sultanate of Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait ahead of a Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia
15 NGOs Address Interpol Secretary-General: Election of Emirati Accused of Torture to INTERPOL Presidency Raises Concern
15 international human rights organizations sent a letter to the INTERPOL Secretary General, Jürgen Stock, to express concern over the election of Mr. Ahmed Al-Raisi, the General Inspector of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Ministry of Interior, to the presidency of INTERPOL during the 89th General Assembly.
Was Ministers Meeting to Help Bahrain Access Debt Markets Only?
A meeting of finance ministers from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain, as well as the Arab Monetary Fund was convened to discuss the financial balance program, however, it didn't give out any concrete results.
Qatar Foreign Minister Visits UAE as Relations Thaw
Qatar's foreign minister visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he met with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Wednesday, state news agency WAM reported, as the two Gulf states work on improving bilateral ties after years of a bitter rivalry.
Saudi Arabia Turns Back on Bahrain, Leaves It to Face Qatari Media Arsenal as Boxing Bag
In a very clear move, Riyadh turned its back on Manama despite its cries and complaints against Qatar and its media. Saudi Arabia, the largest and most powerful country in the GCC system, is no longer paying attention to what Bahrain's official media reiterates on the daily.
Emirates Targets Bahraini HR Activist Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei through Israeli Spying Program
Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, director of advocacy at the UK-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, said that the UAE government has targeted him through the Israeli Pegasus spying program.
UAE Opens Israel Embassy after Normalization Deal
The United Arab Emirates opened an embassy in Israel Wednesday, housed in Tel Aviv's new stock exchange building, in the latest normalization move under a deal brokered by Washington last year.
Whose Side will Al Khalifa Take with Escalation of Saudi-Emirati Dispute?
Bahrain's ruling Al Khalifa family seems to be in an unenviable position after the big shifts in the Gulf region: End of Qatar's boycott and the ball of discord dramatically rolling between Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
New Israeli Government Jumps to Deepen Ties with Emirates, Bahrain
The Israeli press reported that Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is planning to travel to the United Arab Emirates next week for a two-day visit. It will be his first foreign trip since taking up his post, and the first visit ever of an Israeli minister to the country, according to the Al-Monitor website.
Trump Rewards UAE, Bahrain for Normalizing Relations with Israel, Classifies them as "Major Security Partners"
The outgoing US President Donald Trump rewarded both the UAE and Bahrain for their move to normalize with Israel last September by classifying them as "Major Security Partners".
Abraham Accords Promote Israeli Pipeline Expansion in the Arab World
The peace accords that Israel has signed with the UAE and Bahrain will serve as a foundation to expand energy trade, US Energy Secretary Daniel Brouillette said on Tuesday.
UAE Launches Tourist Visas for Israelis
The United Arab Emirates launched tourist visas for Israeli citizens on Thursday, official media said, in the latest move following the normalisation of ties between the two countries.
Bahrain to Open Consulate in Western Sahara, Morocco says
Bahrain will open a consulate in Morocco-controlled Western Sahara, Morocco's Royal palace said, joining other Arab states in supporting Rabat after the disputed territory's Polisario independence movement said it had resumed its armed struggle.
Emirati-Bahraini-Jordanian Summit in Abu Dhabi in Presence of King and Crown Prince
King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and his son, the Prime Minister and Crown Prince, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, took part in an Emirati-Bahraini-Jordanian summit in Abu Dhabi. The UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan hosted Jordan's King Abdullah II.
U.S. Senators Seek to Stop Trump's $23 billion in Arms Sales to UAE
Three U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation seeking to halt the Trump administration's effort to sell more than $23 billion of drones and other weapons systems to the United Arab Emirates, setting up a showdown with the president just weeks before he is due to leave office.
Bahrain and US Elections: Betting on a Losing Horse Again
Millions around the world are holding their breath until next Tuesday, the date the US elections will take place, which seems to be pivotal this time, in a heated race in which Democratic candidate Joe Biden has a (slight) advantage over White House candidate Donald Trump, whose numbers appear to be declining in most US polls.