Jazeera Cites Iran Official Warning of Confrontation if Hormuz Status Changed
Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV on Wednesday quoted the military adviser to Iran's supreme leader as saying that any change in the status of the Strait of Hormuz, which Tehran says it protects, would open the door to a dangerous confrontation.
U.N. Calls out Saudi Arabia, UAE for not Paying Yemen Aid Pledges
United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock called out Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday for only paying a "modest proportion" of the hundreds of millions of dollars they pledged five months ago to a humanitarian appeal for Yemen.
House Rejects Saudi Weapons Sales; Trump to Veto
The U.S. House of Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sending them to the White House, where President Donald Trump has promised a veto.
U.N. Says Yemeni Warring Sides Agree Port Ceasefire Moves
Yemen's warring parties have agreed new measures to enforce a ceasefire and facilitate a troop pullback from the flashpoint port of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Monday.
Saudi Arabia Moves to Secure Yemen Red Sea Ports after UAE Drawdown
Saudi Arabia's military in Yemen has moved in to secure two strategic Red Sea ports and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait after its leading ally the United Arab Emirates substantially reduced its presence there, four sources familiar with the matter said.
UAE Troop Drawdown in Yemen was Agreed with Saudi Arabia: Official
The United Arab Emirates had been planning its recent troop drawdown in Yemen for over a year and coordinated its move with key ally Saudi Arabia, a senior Emirati official said on Monday.
3.4 Million BD Bid for Constructing Pavilion for Bahrain in World Expo 2020 in Dubai
The Bahrain Authority of Culture and Antiquities (BACA) proposed a tender to construct the Pavilion for the Kingdom of Bahrain for the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. Two bids were proposed, the lowest of them was 3.4 million dinars, and the highest was approximately 5 million dinars.
Abandoned by the UAE, Sudan’s Bashir was Destined to Fall
On the night of April 10, Sudan's feared spymaster, Salah Gosh, visited President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in his palace to reassure the leader that mass protests posed no threat to his rule.
UAE Denies Shipping Weapons to Libya
The UAE denied Tuesday it shipped US missiles to Libya, which is under a UN arms embargo, after a democratic senator warned Washington could cut off arms sales to the Emirates.
UAE Approves 13 Sectors Eligible for up to 100% Foreign Ownership: State News
The United Arab Emirates will allow up to 100% foreign ownership of some companies operating in 13 sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture, and renewable energy, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday.
State Minister for Financial Affairs to Lead UAE Delegation to Bahrain Meeting
The United Arab Emirates said on Monday minister of state for financial affairs Obeid al-Tayer will lead its delegation to a meeting in Bahrain on an economic blueprint for Middle East peace.
Iran's Zarif Tweets that Downed U.S. Drone Took off from UAE
Iran's foreign minister said on Twitter that a U.S. military drone that was shot down by Tehran on Thursday had taken off from the United Arab Emirates.
U.S. Envoy for Iran Traveling to Middle East: State Department
U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook will travel to the Middle East on Wednesday for meetings in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain to discuss "Iran's regional aggression," the State Department said.
Yemen's Houthis Say They Hit Saudi Power Station with Missile
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis struck a power station in Saudi Arabia's al-Shuqaiq city, in the southern province of Jizan, with a cruise missile, their Al Masirah TV said on Wednesday, but there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi authorities.
Yemen's Houthis to Allow U.N. to Inspect Ships in Hodeidah: Sources
Yemen's Houthi movement and the United Nations have agreed on a mechanism to inspect ships docking at Hodeidah following the group's withdrawal from three Red Sea ports under a U.N.-sponsored deal, a Houthi official and a U.N. source said.
U.N. Food Chief Warns Aid Suspension in Yemen Likely to Start this Week
United Nations food chief David Beasley warned on Monday that a phased-suspension of food assistance in Yemen was likely to begin later this week over a diversion of aid and lack of independence in Houthi-controlled areas.
World Court Rejects UAE's Request of Measures against Qatar
The International Court of Justice on Friday denied a request by the United Arab Emirates for special measures against Qatar to relieve a bitter two-year-old crisis.
Republicans in Congress Push Back on Trump Weapons Packages to Saudi Arabia, UAE
U.S. Republican members of Congress pushed back on Wednesday against President Donald Trump's plan to sell $8 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, saying it was "unfortunate" the administration used an emergency declaration to avoid Congressional review.
Trump to Invoke Emergency to Sell Arms to Saudis
President Donald Trump's administration is bypassing Congress to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, citing a threat from Iran, despite lawmakers' concerns about their possible use against civilians in Yemen, a senator said Friday.
Saudi Arabia and UAE to Participate in “Deal of Century” Workshop in Bahrain
The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia said they would send delegations to an economic summit in Bahrain next month, during which the Trump administration will roll out the first phase of its long-awaited peace plan.