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Qatar's former prime minister has said the powerful Saudi crown prince has been badly advised by his close ally the UAE, leading to dangerous decision-making.

Qatar's former prime minister has said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have backed Israel in the Middle East peace process to gain favour with the Trump administration.

UAE to grant VIP residency visas to wealthy expats

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UAE to grant VIP residency visas to wealthy expats

The UAE will finally grant visas to retired expats, but only the wealthy will be able to settle.

Rentier Islamism: Politics and religion in Arab Gulf societies

Andrew Leber

Rentier Islamism: Politics and religion in Arab Gulf societies

Book review: Courtney Freer's timely offering provides important new insights into political Islam in the Gulf, and the region's current schism, ...

Britain drifts towards repressive regimes as no-deal Brexit looms

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Britain drifts towards repressive regimes as no-deal Brexit looms

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel jostle for position at the top of the Conservative government's list of ideal trading partners, writes Jonathan ...

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UAE 'instructed Yemen's Saleh to ally with Houthis'

Former spokesperson for late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has claimed that the UAE instructed him to form an alliance with the Houthi rebels.

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Mattis holds UAE talks after warning over Yemen war

The Pentagon chief previously warned the US backing Yemen's war was "not unconditional".

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Saudi Arabia, UAE to shoot up GCC military spending

A spike in military spending by Saudi Arabia and the UAE would result in an expected $100 billion to be spent on defence by the GCC in 2019 ...

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Children hospitalised from contaminated food in UAE schools

Thirty children were taken ill after eating contaminated food provided to them by their schools in the United Arab Emirates.

UAE to allow Israeli athletes to 'compete equally'

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UAE to allow Israeli athletes to 'compete equally'

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reversed its policy of banning Israeli athletes from competing under the Israeli flag or playing the national ...

The New Arab & agencies

Louvre Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

The Louvre Abu Dhabi postpones the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" portrait of Jesus Christ that was due to ...

Jordan 'not for sale' to Saudi, UAE, says lawmaker

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Jordan 'not for sale' to Saudi, UAE, says lawmaker

A Jordanian lawmaker has lashed out at Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, accusing the oil-rich Gulf states of attempting to "buy off" ...

US to stay in Iraq 'as long as needed'

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US to stay in Iraq 'as long as needed'

A military spokesman added the number of US troops could go down once more NATO troops deploy to help train the Iraqi army.

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

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UAE operating 27 clandestine, torture prisons in Yemen

At least 49 people have reportedly died in UAE-run prisons in South Yemen, with inmates subject to psychological, physical and sexual abuse.

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UAE lodges memo denying racial discrimination against Qataris

The UAE has lodged a memo insisting it did not racially discriminate against Qataris after it joined the Saudi-led boycott of Qatar in 2017.

Paul Iddon

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Analysis: The GCC is fractured, Oman has a legacy of neutrality and Qatar is under siege by other Gulf nations. Trump's bid to unite them all ...

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UAE, Bahrain and PA back Saudi Arabia over Canada

Saudi Arabia's regional allies have come out in support for Riyadh over its surprise boycott of Canada.

UAE backs UN talks between warring Yemen sides

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UAE backs UN talks between warring Yemen sides

The UAE said it backs Geneva peace talks between Yemen's warring sides.

Elisabeth Siegel

Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

Comment: The UAE and China have found love in the middle of a trade war, writes Elisabeth Siegel.

'You've lost Islam,' Ethiopian PM tells UAE crown prince

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'You've lost Islam,' Ethiopian PM tells UAE crown prince

Ethiopia's prime minister has recounted an alleged conversation with the UAE's de-facto leader in which he snubbed an offer to be 'taught' by ...

Saudi-led coalition 'destroys' Yemen rebel missile launch sites

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Saudi-led coalition 'destroys' Yemen rebel missile launch sites

A military alliance led by Saudi Arabia said it had destroyed sites used by Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen to launch missiles into the ...

Dozens killed in heavy fighting near Yemen's Hodeida

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Dozens killed in heavy fighting near Yemen's Hodeida

Local witnesses and officials in Yemen say that dozens have been killed in recent days in the ongoing battle for control of the Houthi-held ...

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