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Yemeni govt backs UN peace talks but Hodeida still at risk

Hodeida - Yemen's president has supported a UN push for fresh talks to end almost four years of fighting in his war-torn country, but analysts warn even a diplomatic breakthrough may not spare the port city of Hodeida from fresh military action.

Yemen president backs UN peace talks but vows to 'liberate' key port

Aden - Yemen's president has backed UN-proposed talks to end fighting in his war-torn country but vowed to "liberate" the battleground rebel-held port city of Hodeida regardless of the peace process.

Saudi king hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Yemen offensive

Apo - Saudi King Salman hosted Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Saturday, state media said, as a military coalition led by the two Gulf allies pushes an offensive to seize the strategic Yemeni port city of Hodeida.

UAE charges British student with spying

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates has charged a British PhD student with spying in the Gulf country, as his wife Tuesday called on Britain to defend his innocence.

NY fines UAE's largest bank over lax money-laundering safeguards

New York - New York state financial regulators on Wednesday fined the Dubai-based Mashreqbank $40 million, saying it cleared millions of high-risk transactions with scant safeguards against money laundering and terrorism finance.

Bahrain unveils fiscal overhaul with $10bn from Gulf allies

Bahrain - Bahrain on Thursday announced a fiscal overhaul aimed at balancing its budget by 2022, backed up by a $10-billion support package from key Gulf allies. The plan aims to save 800 million Bahraini dinars ($2.1 billion, 1.

UAE approves $16.4bn budget for 2019

Abu Dhabi - The UAE on Sunday approved a zero-deficit 60.3 billion dirham ($16.4 billion) budget for 2019, up 17 percent from this year's budget and the largest in the country's history.

Key player UAE backs new Yemen peace talks

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates, whose troops are fighting Yemeni rebels alongside government forces, said Wednesday it would fully support new peace talks after UN-brokered negotiations broke down earlier this month.

US says Saudi, UAE working to cut risks to Yemen civilians

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has "certified" that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are working to reduce risks to civilian life in Yemen -- a key step to ensuring continued US support to the coalition.

Emirates jet lands in New York with 10 ill passengers

New York - Emirates announced Wednesday that 10 passengers were taken ill on a 14-hour flight from Dubai to New York, where US health authorities met the aircraft and ambulances ferried sick people to hospital.

UAE announces first astronauts to go to space

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station, Dubai's ruler said Monday.

UAE bemoans 'ugly' side of war after Yemen bus attack

Dubai - An Emirati minister, whose country belongs to the Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen, on Monday bemoaned the "ugly" side of war following the killing of dozens of Yemeni children in an air strike.

UAE aims to wipe out Yemen Al-Qaeda branch

Mukalla - The United Arab Emirates, a key player in Yemen's war, says it is determined to wipe out Al-Qaeda in the country and denies making deals with the jihadists.

Somaliland eyes key Red Sea trade role with Berbera port

Burao - The soporific seaside town of Berbera is slowly changing as it takes on a major role on the Red Sea shipping route, allowing breakaway Somaliland to dream of prosperity and even recognition.

UAE port operator signs deal for logistics hub in Mali

Dubai - Dubai's global ports operator DP World said on Wednesday it has signed a deal to build a logistics hub outside Bamako, the capital of Mali.

UAE hails Ethiopia and Eritrea for peace deal

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates hailed the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday for reaching a landmark peace deal as the two met in the UAE capital.

UAE orders 3 arrested over online dance challenge

Abu Dhabi - The Gulf Emirate of Abu Dhabi has ordered the arrest of three "famous" social media users for taking part in a viral dance challenge based on Canadian hip-hop superstar Drake's hit song "In my feelings".

UAE ordered by UN court to protect rights of Qataris

Den Haag - The UN's top court Monday ordered the United Arab Emirates to protect the rights of Qatari citizens, wading into a bitter year-long crisis triggered when Gulf countries snapped ties with Doha.

China, UAE ink trade, oil deals ahead of Xi visit

Dubai - China and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday announced oil and trade deals ahead of a state visit by President Xi Jinping to the Gulf state.State-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. said it had awarded two contracts worth $1.6 billion to BGP Inc.

Expanding 'dead zone' in Arabian Sea raises climate change fears

Abu Dhabi - In the waters of the Arabian Sea, a vast "dead zone" the size of Scotland is expanding and scientists say climate change may be to blame.

UAE further delays launch of first nuclear reactor

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday that its first nuclear reactor would come online in late 2019 or early 2020, further delaying the launch of the Arab World's first atomic power station.

Assault on Yemen's Hodeida halted as UN pursues talks

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced it had halted the offensive it is backing against Huthi rebels in Yemen's port city of Hodeida to give a chance to UN diplomatic efforts.

Qatar 'must stop support for terror', top UN court told

Den Haag - Abu Dhabi on Thursday called on Doha to stop "supporting terrorist groups and individuals" and strongly denied human rights abuses against Qatari citizens before the UN's top court.

Louvre Abu Dhabi sets Da Vinci unveiling for September

Dubai - The Louvre Abu Dhabi said Wednesday it will unveil its most prized acquisition on September 18 -- a very rare painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci that was bought for a record $450 million last year.

Gulf crisis moves to UN's top court in case filed by Qatar

Den Haag - The bitter Gulf crisis moved into the international courts Wednesday as Qatar accused the United Arab Emirates of fostering an "environment of hate" against Qataris.

Qatar takes standoff with UAE to UN's top court

Den Haag - Qatar Wednesday will launch an urgent case before the UN's highest court against United Arab Emirates, accusing it of human rights violations after its Gulf neighbours cut all ties with Doha last year.

UAE demands 'unconditional' rebel withdrawal from Yemen port

Dubai - The UAE, a key player in the coalition battling Huthi rebels in Yemen, on Monday warned the insurgents to withdraw unconditionally from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, after UN peace efforts fizzled.

Yemen rebels must withdraw from Hodeida: UAE

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates, part of a Saudi-led Arab military alliance in Yemen, on Monday warned Huthi rebels to withdraw from the key port city of Hodeida as coalition-backed government forces advance.

Clashes kill 39 combatants outside Yemen's Hodeida: medics

Sana - Heavy clashes killed 39 combatants outside Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida on Thursday, as a Saudi and UAE-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub entered its second day.

Yemen troops mass in bid to retake key port

Sana - Yemeni forces backed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE massed around the key port city of Hodeida Wednesday in a bid to seize it from Iran-backed Huthi rebels, Emirati state media reported.
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