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Dubai seeks investment to bolster flagging economy

Dubai - With the highest tower in the world, grand commercial centres and artificial islands, Dubai projects an image of prosperity, even as the city-state races to court investors to bolster a flagging economy.

Rights groups demand justice on Khashoggi murder anniversary

Dubai - International human rights groups demanded justice Wednesday for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying that a year after his brutal murder, Saudi authorities had yet to provide any "meaningful accountability".

Fitch downgrades Saudi credit rating over military tensions

Dubai - Fitch Ratings on Monday downgraded Saudi Arabia's credit rating by one notch, citing "rising geopolitical and military tensions in the Gulf region" after unprecedentedly large attacks on the kingdom's oil industry.

British-flagged tanker docks in Dubai after Iran release

Dubai - The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero docked in Dubai on Saturday after sailing from the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas where it was held for more than two months, according to pool footage and a tracking website.

In search of glory, Yemen athlete drowns in Med trying to reach Europe

Dubai - Slim and with a tight-trimmed beard, Yemeni Kung Fu champion Hilal al-Haj dreamed of finding athletic glory in Europe, but a risky sea journey to get there ended in tragedy.

Yemen town mourns family of 15 killed in air strike

Dubai - It took medics and residents of Qatabah in southern Yemen more than 12 hours to retrieve the bodies of the Al-Halimi family from under the rubble of their collapsed home.

7 children among 16 killed by air strikes in Yemen

Dubai - Air strikes allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen on Tuesday killed 16 people including seven children, an official and a doctor said.

Suspected drones disrupt Dubai flights

Dubai - Flights at Dubai's international airport, one of the world's busiest, were briefly disrupted Sunday due to "suspected drone activity," officials said.

Split between UAE with separatists and Saudis in Yemen continues

There have been some halting attempts at reconciliation talks but the split between Saudi-backed forces and UAE-backed forces in Yemen appears to be continuing.

Oil majors to mull fresh cuts as trade war hits prices

Dubai - Top oil producers will consider fresh output cuts at a meeting this week, but analysts are doubtful they will succeed in bolstering crude prices dented by the US-China trade war.

Op-Ed: In Yemen US engages in direct peace talks with the Houthi rebels

US officials confirmed that they are in direct talks with the Houthis who control much of northern Yemen including the capital Sanaa. Assistant US Secretary of State David Schneker confirmed the talks to reporters in Saudi Arabia.

Saudis furious over UAE airstrikes on its positions in Yemen

The clashes between forces loyal to the Hadi government led by the Saudis and the UAE and Southern Transitional Council (STC) forces brought a correlative war of words as each side accuses the other of causing the clashes.

Op-Ed: UAE bombs forces in Yemen loyal to the Saudi-supported government

Of the estimated 20,000 fighters involved in the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen to support the internationally-recognized government of Mansur Hadi about half of them backed by the United Arab Emirates have supported a southern separatist movement.

UAE confirms Aden air strikes on 'terrorist militias' 

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates has confirmed launching air strikes on Yemen's interim capital Aden targeting "terrorist militias" after the government there announced the raids hit its troops.

Yemen forces enter Aden after seizure by separatists

Dubai - Yemen government forces entered the interim capital Aden and recaptured a nearby province Wednesday, officials said, pushing back separatists who had seized parts of the south this month.

Saudi-led forces retake provincial capital of province in Yemen

The internationally recognized Yemen government backed by Saudi Arabia has reportedly retaken a rebel-held camp in the capital city of Shabwa province. Though reports say the camp was retaken on Saturday, there were still signs of fighting on Sunday

UAE rejects support claims for separatist seizure of Yemen's Aden

Abu Dhabi - The UAE on Wednesday rejected accusations it supported Yemeni separatists in their seizure of interim capital Aden, as the government refused talks with secessionists until they fully withdraw.

Op-Ed: Yemen summit to create a new government postponed indefinitely

A summit that was intended to form a new Yemeni government and was slated to take place in Saudi Arabia has not started and was postponed indefinitely.

Bahrain to join US-led efforts to protect Gulf navigation

Dubai - Bahrain said Monday it would join US-led efforts to protect shipping in the Gulf amid tensions between Washington and Tehran after a series of attacks on tankers.

Op-Ed: Yemen's Southern Separatists aim to occupy all of South Yemen

Aden - The Southern Transitional Council (STC), a large separatist movement that wants an independent Southern Yemen has rejected demands to give up Aden that it has seized from the Saudi-supported internationally recognized government
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