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Saudi Arabia issues warning over south Yemen turmoil

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Thursday issued a stern warning to Yemeni separatists who have seized key parts of the south, saying any attempt to destabilise Yemen amounted to a threat to the kingdom.

Saudis send reinforcements to Yemen to battle separatists and UAE

As tensions soar between troops loyal to the Saudis and the Hadi government in Yemen square off against UAE troops backing the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) the Saudis are deploying more troops and armed vehicles to Shabwa Province.

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.

Saudi, UAE renew call for south Yemen peace talks

Apo - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates renewed a call on Monday for peace talks between Yemen's government and southern separatists, urging a ceasefire following deadly clashes.

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.

Independence in the air in south Yemen after Aden clashes

Aden - Colourful flags emblazoned with a red star are being held aloft in Aden, reflecting the independence ambitions of southern Yemen after a separatist takeover of the city.

Saudi-UAE delegation in Yemen's Aden to discuss separatist pullout

Aden - A joint Saudi-Emirati military delegation travelled to Aden on Thursday to discuss demands for a pullout of UAE-backed southern separatists from positions they captured in Yemen's interim capital, government and separatist sources said.

Op-Ed: Southern separatists take control of Aden in Yemen

Aden - Aden was declared the interim capital of Yemen by the Saudi-backed government of Mansour Hadi. However, Hadi is in Saudi Arabia because of the security situation. Now Aden has been taken over by southern separatists backed by the UAE.

UAE prince visits Saudi, urges dialogue to solve Yemen tensions

Dubai - Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince visited Saudi Arabia on Monday and called for dialogue to resolve tensions in Yemen, after deadly clashes there between government loyalists and UAE-backed forces.

Jordan Princess Haya receives brother's backing on Twitter

Apo - Princess Haya of Jordan, embroiled in a bitter legal battle with her husband the ruler of Dubai, has received support from her brother in the form of a photo on Twitter.

Princess Haya: champion for women's rights

London - An Olympic horse rider and a trailblazer for women's rights, Jordanian royal Princess Haya has long championed causes close to her heart including youth and education.

Dubai ruler's wife seeks UK forced marriage protection order for children

London - The estranged wife of the ruler of Dubai has applied for a UK forced marriage protection order relating to their children, a London court heard Tuesday.

UAE not leaving war-torn Yemen despite drawdown: minister

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates has said it is not leaving Yemen despite a redeployment of its forces in the war-torn country, as Huthi rebels said they were ready to stop attacks on Saudi Arabia.

China thanks UAE for backing Beijing's Xinjiang policies

Bejing - China on Monday thanked the United Arab Emirates for backing its security crackdown in Xinjiang, state media said, as President Xi Jinping played host to Abu Dhabi's crown prince.

UAE joins US-led call against abuse of blasphemy

Washington - The United Arab Emirates on Thursday joined a US-led call to prevent the abuse of blasphemy laws, which are on the books in much of the Islamic world.

Sharjah ruler's son buried after death in London

Dubai - A son of the ruler of Sharjah was buried in the emirate Wednesday, as a three-day mourning period began after his unexpected death in London.Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan al-Qasimi was reported to be 39.

UN chief urges action to avert climate change 'catastrophe'

Abu Dhabi - UN chief Antonio Guterres said climate-related devastation was striking the planet on a weekly basis and warned Sunday that urgent action must be taken to avoid a catastrophe.

UN chief urges action to avert climate change 'catastrophe'

Abu Dhabi - UN chief Antonio Guterres said climate-related devastation was striking the planet on a weekly basis and warned Sunday that urgent action must be taken to avoid a catastrophe.

UAE claims it does not have evidence Iran attacked tankers

Abu Dhabi - Somewhat surprisingly the United Arab Emirates a US ally says it would like concrete proof that Iran was behind the attacks whereas the Trump administration has already claimed that Iran or Iran-backed forces carried out the attacks.

Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia, UAE for Iran crisis talks

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he will visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for talks on the crisis sparked by Iran's downing an American drone.

Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Gulf attacks

Dubai - Two damaged tankers arrived safely Sunday at locations off the Emirati coast after they were rocked by explosions in Gulf waters, in an incident Saudi Arabia blamed on its regional arch-rival Iran.

Damaged Japanese tanker arrives at UAE anchorage

Dubai - A Japanese tanker, attacked in the Gulf in an incident that sparked a new standoff between Washington and Tehran, "arrived safely" Sunday at an anchorage off the UAE, its management said.

World court rejects UAE claims over Qatar row

Den Haag - 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.

UAE paid businessman to spy on Trump admin: report

Washington - A United Arab Emirates businessman linked to a probe of illegal donations to Donald Trump's political campaign was paid by his country's intelligence agency to spy on the US president's administration, The Intercept reported Monday.

UAE probe of tanker attacks points to 'state actor'

New York - Initial findings of an investigation led by the United Arab Emirates of May 12 attacks on oil tankers point to the likelihood that a state was behind the bombings, but there is no evidence yet that Iran was involved, the UAE said Thursday.

UAE to present findings of tanker attacks' probe to UN

New York - The United Arab Emirates, along with Saudi Arabia and Norway, will on Thursday present to the UN Security Council the findings of their probe of the May 12 attacks on oil tankers off the Emirati coast, diplomats said.

Senators seek to block Trump's arms sales to Saudis

Washington - US senators across the political spectrum on Wednesday moved to block President Donald Trump's plan to sell $8.1 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies as lawmakers' frustration with the kingdom soars.

Senators seek to block Trump's arms sales to Saudis

Washington - Senators across the political spectrum on Wednesday moved to block President Donald Trump's plan to sell $8.1 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies as US lawmakers' frustration with the kingdom soars.

UAE expats get taste of Ramadan traditional sweets

Dubai - Nida Mohammed drove for more than an hour from Fujairah to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates just to buy special Iraqi sweets and juices for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Iran 'almost certainly' behind ship attacks off UAE: Bolton

Abu Dhabi - US National Security Advisor John Bolton said Wednesday that Iran was almost certainly behind oil tanker attacks that sent Gulf tensions soaring -- an accusation Tehran dismissed as "laughable".
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