Bahrain and UAE Says Supports Saudi Arabia in Rights Row with Canada
Bahrain said on Monday it stood with Saudi Arabia in a political row with Canada, rejecting what it called Ottawa’s interference in Riyadh’s internal affairs.
Houthis Say they Attacked Abu Dhabi Airport with Drone
The Al Masirah TV said that Houthi movement attacked on Thursday (July 26, 2018) Abu Dhabi airport with a drone.
U.N. Court Orders UAE to Lift Measures against Qataris
The United Arab Emirates was ordered by the highest U.N. court on Monday to immediately allow Qatari families affected by a dispute between the countries to reunite, imposing the measure before it hears the full case filed by Qatar at a later date.
Emirati Prince Flees to Qatar, Criticizes Abu Dhabi
An Emirati prince is seeking asylum in Qatar after fleeing the UAE saying he feared for his life because of a dispute with the rulers of oil-rich Abu Dhabi, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
UAE Extends Compulsory Military Service to 16 Months
The United Arab Emirates has extended compulsory military service for Emirati men from 12 to 16 months, state news agency WAM reported, amid a three-year involvement in Yemen’s war.
Hamad bin Isa Praises Stances of Saudi Arabia, Emirates and Kuwait in Supporting Bahrain’s Finance
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa praised the attitude of Saudi Arabia, Emirates and Kuwait to support financial situation in Bahrain, one week after the 3 states announced giving financial aids to Bahrain to help it overcome its financial crisis.
Emirates Expects “Imminent Victory” in Yemen’s Battles
The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said that victory over the Houthis in Yemen was “close”, as the Yemeni forces and the Arab coalition were closing in on the rebel-held port city of Al Hodeidah.
UAE Says Qatari Fighter Jets Intercepted Civilian Plane
The United Arab Emirates said Qatari fighter planes intercepted a civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers to Bahrain on Sunday, UAE state news agency WAM reported.
Bahrain Condemns Interception of Qatari Fighter Jets to Emirati Airliner
Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned “the interception of an Emirati airliner by Qatari fighter jets as it was carrying dozens of passengers from Dammam to Abu Dhabi.”
UAE Foundation to Build Electricity Plant in Yemeni Interim Capital
A United Arab Emirates (UAE) foundation announced it is building a $100 million power plant in the southern Yemeni city Aden to solve the chronic electricity problem in Yemen's interim capital, the foundation announced on Thursday.
Qatari Owner of Novo Cinemas Plans to Sell Theatres in UAE, Bahrain
Qatar’s Elan Group is working with an adviser to sell Novo Cinemas’ theatres in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
UAE Ends Program to Train Somalia's Military
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is ending a military training program in Somalia in response to the seizure of millions of dollars and the temporary holding of a UAE plane by Somali security forces last week.
Bahrain Regrets Seizure of UAE Aircraft in Somalia
The Kingdom of Bahrain regrets that the security authorities in the Federal Republic of Somalia seized a private civil aircraft registered in the United Arab Emirates with 47 UAE troops at the Mogadishu International Airport, and the seizure of funds allocated to support the Somali army and trainees," a statement by the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.
UAE Denounces Seizure of Cash and Plane in Somalia
The United Arab Emirates denounced on Tuesday the seizure by Somali security staff of several million dollars from one of its civilian aircraft at Mogadishu airport this week
Saudi-Led Coalition Says It Does Not Seek Permanent Yemen Presence
The spokesman for a Saudi-led coalition said on Tuesday that its military campaign in Yemen was not aimed at establishing a permanent presence along the country’s West coast but at restoring its internationally recognized government.
Trump to Host UAE Crown Prince, Calls for Gulf Unity
The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump would host the United Arab Emirates' Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahayan, but did not specify a date.
Ahead of Saudi Prince Visit, Macron Lawmaker Asks for Inquiry over French Arms Sales
A lawmaker in President Emmanuel Macron’s party has officially asked for a parliamentary investigation into the legality of French weapons sales to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, days before the kingdom’s crown prince arrives in France.
UAE Files Complaint over Qatari flight “Interceptions”
The UAE on Monday lodged a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization after it said Qatari jets approached civilian flights last week, official media said.
UN Aviation Agency Eyes Talks, Meeting to Defuse Gulf Airspace Standoff
The United Nations’ aviation agency is trying to facilitate talks between Qatar and its neighbors to defuse tensions over alleged airspace violations, but will not intervene politically in the dispute, two sources familiar with the matter said this week.
Bahrain Supports Emirates in Its Measure to Face “Irresponsible Qatari Actions”
The Bahraini government said that it fully supports the United Arab Emirates “in all measures taken to protect its rights, security and stability, in response to Qatar's irresponsible actions towards civil air traffic, which follows specific civil routes known to the International Civil Aviation Organization.”