Emirates: Appeal Court Upholds Imprisoning 2 Bahrainis for 3 Years and Fining them 50.000 BD
A Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates sentenced on Wednesday (October 4, 2017) two Bahrainis, Abbas Ahmad Marzooq (37 years) and Ali Hassan Al-Hinni (37 years), to 3 years in prison and 500.000 Dirham fine (approximately 50.000 BD), over circulating video footages via social media outlets.
Interior Minister Leaves for Abu Dhabi to Meet his Emirati Counterpart
Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior said that the Minister of Interior Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa left for UAE to meet his Emirati counterpart Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
UAE Minister: Unified Gulf Train Project Postponed 3 Years
UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development Abdullah Al-Nuaimi announced that it was decided to postpone the work of the "Gulf train" railway project to 2020-2021 instead of next year 2018, reported Saudi Al-Hayat newspaper.
Int’l HR Report Reveals UAE Use of Bahraini Isa Al-Arabi to Cover Unethical Activities
An international research concluded that a key local Emirate organization called, “Arab Federation for Human Rights (ARABFHR)” has been bribing NGOs and individuals to influence the United Nations Human Rights Council stances and decisions.
UAE Says Iran Violates 'Letter and Spirit' of Nuclear Deal
The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it considers that Iran violates both the “letter and spirit” of the 2015 nuclear deal agreed between the Islamic Republic and world powers.
Germany’s Heckler & Koch to Stop Selling Guns to Saudi Arabia, UAE & Israel
Germany’s deadliest weapons manufacturer will no longer sell weapons to war zones or countries that are corrupt, including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Israel.
Saudi and Bahrain Welcome Trump's Scolding of Qatar
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcomed on Saturday U.S. President Donald Trump's demand for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism, but did not respond to a U.S. Department of State call for them to ease pressure on the Gulf state.
UAE Minister Warns Gulf Alliance Faces a Major Crisis
A United Arab Emirates government minister on Sunday warned that an alliance of Gulf Arab states was facing a major crisis and he said there was an urgent need to rebuild trust.
Bahrain Follows Suit after UAE and Saudi Arabia, Blocks Qatari Media Outlets
Bahrain followed suit after Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt and blocked the Qatari media outlets amid the mounting Gulf crisis with Qatar.
UAE Minister Sees Chance for Iran to Reset “Troubled” Ties with Neighbors
A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Sunday the re-election of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani could be a chance for Tehran to reset "its troubled relations" with its neighbors.
U.S. Signs New Defense Accord with Gulf Ally UAE
The United States has signed a new, updated defense accord with the United Arab Emirates that could allow Washington to send more troops and equipment there, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, in the latest sign of deepening ties with the close Gulf ally.
HRW Demands UAE to Immediately Release Activist Ahmad Mansoor
Human Rights Watch demanded the United Arab Emirates to immediately release leading human rights activist Ahmad Mansoor who was arrested in the early morning hours of March 20, 2017.
UAE Arrests Prominent Activist for Incitement
The United Arab Emirates arrested political activist Ahmed Mansoor on charges of spreading sectarianism and hatred on social media, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday, in a move criticized by rights groups.
UAE: Human Rights Activist Ahmad Mansour Arrested
Information revealed that the Emirati authorities arrested on Sunday (March 19, 2017) the human rights activist Ahmad Mansour and transferred him to an unknown place.
Emirati Minister of Interior Inspects UAE Forces in Bahrain
Emirates News Agency said that Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, inspected the UAE’s forces as part of the "Waves of the Gulf Duty" force in the Kingdom of Bahrain and delivered the regards of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to the visiting force.
Gulf States to Maintain Defence Spending despite Oil Price Slump
Gulf Arab states are poised to continue to spend billions of dollars on defence despite low oil prices causing severe budget deficits forcing Gulf States to introduce austerity measures and cut spending.
UAE Court Jails Three Men for Involvement in Banned Groups
A court in the United Arab Emirates on Monday jailed two citizens of the Gulf Arab state to 10 and seven years in jail for membership of a "banned secret organisation", state news agency WAM reported.
UAE Says its War in Yemen 'Practically Over'
The United Arab Emirates' involvement in more than a year of war in Yemen is "practically over", a top diplomat was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
Rayhana Al-Mosawi's Statements Prompt Anger in Gulf & Questions about Emirati Role in Bahrain
The statements of the recently released Bahraini detainee, Rayhana Al-Mosawi, regarding the inhumane treatment she was subjected to in Bahraini prison prompted widespread international and local reactions.
Bahrain King Sends Two Letters to Saudi King & Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a written letter to the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz and another to Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.