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Security forces trained and financed by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen have engaged in enforced disappearances, torture and arbitrary arrests during the country's war, reveals a new report.

Yemen's interior minister has demanded the United Arab Emirates shut down or hand over secret prisons under its control in the war-torn country.

UAE-backed troops take over Aden airport from Yemen government

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UAE-backed troops take over Aden airport from Yemen government

The transport minister in Yemen's internationally recognised government has said UAE security forces have taken control of all of its capital Aden, bar the presidential palace

UAE soldiers torturing Yemeni prisoners, UN rights office says

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UAE soldiers torturing Yemeni prisoners, UN rights office says

The UAE has denied UN investigators access to prisons in Yemen where torture and sexual abuse is reportedly rife.

UAE's blockade on Qatar spread a 'climate of fear'

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UAE's blockade on Qatar spread a 'climate of fear'

Qatar is appealing to the UN's top court against the year-long blockade imposed by the UAE and its Gulf allies.

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UAE responds to Qatar's UN court case with another

The Gulf crisis has moved to UN courts as the UAE filed their own case against Qatar who accused them of fostering an "environment of hate"

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Detainees released from UAE-run Yemeni 'torture' prison

Yemeni comedian Nasser al-Anbari and at least three others were released from detention from UAE-controlled prison.

International Crisis Group

Yemen: The fate of Hodeida

Comment: Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition say they want to avoid a battle. UN envoy Martin Griffiths must help find the middle ground, ...

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Sexual abuse rife at UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen: report

The UAE, a US ally, has been accused of rampant sexual abuse of Yemeni prisoners, most held without charge or trial.

Yemen president visits UAE for first time since dispute

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Yemen president visits UAE for first time since dispute

Yemen president made his first visit to the UAE since the two nations clashed over Abu Dhabi's deployment of troops to Socotra island.

Eric Eikenberry

The magical thinking behind an attack on Hodeida

Comment: The steps between 'attack Hodeida' and 'peace', are less than clear, writes Eric Eikenberry.

Saudi Arabia and UAE's dangerous rivalry over Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Saudi Arabia and UAE's dangerous rivalry over Yemen

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE may be coalition partners providing military support to Yemen's Hadi, but their alliance is mostly one of ...

UAE bans eating in mosques, in new clampdown

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UAE bans eating in mosques, in new clampdown

Unlicensed charity collections, eating, and unofficial sermons are being banned in all UAE mosques.

UAE issues mosques with list of dos and don'ts

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UAE issues mosques with list of dos and don'ts

Unlicensed charity collections, eating, and unofficial sermons are being banned in all UAE mosques.

Emirati newlyweds called into police station over wedding video

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Emirati newlyweds called into police station over wedding video

The newlyweds were called in by police for 'violating Emirati customs', after they shared a tame wedding video online showing the couple dancing.

The New Arab & agencies

Socotra island dispute with UAE 'over', says Yemeni PM

The dispute began after the UAE deployed troops to Socotra island without the approval of Yemen's internationally recognised government.

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Yemen complains to UN about UAE occupation of Socotra

The government of Yemen President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi submitted a complaint against the UAE's 'unjustified military actions'.

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Yemeni pro-government parties demand UAE 'immediately withdraw' from Socotra

A number of leading Yemeni political parties that support the internationally-recognised government are demanding the UAE withdraw immediately ...

Camille Lons

Oman: Between Iran and a hard place

Comment: Oman has maintained good relations with Iran, and stands to lose a lot from the US' likely withdrawal from the nuclear deal, writes ...

Top Emirati air force commander revealed as American mercenary

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Top Emirati air force commander revealed as American mercenary

Boom and bust: A UAE commander has been revealed as former US military officer and breast enhancement salesman Stephen Toumajan.

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UAE, Yemen 'reach deal' on Socotra island following tensions

The UAE and Yemen government have reached an agreement over recent tensions on the Yemeni island of Socotra, the Saudi-led coalition has said.

Women on Yemen island protest against 'UAE occupation'

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Women on Yemen island protest against 'UAE occupation'

Women on the Yemeni island of Socotra have a held a protest against the United Arab Emirates' growing influence in the area, as tensions have ...

'Yemen to request removal of UAE from Saudi-led coalition'

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'Yemen to request removal of UAE from Saudi-led coalition'

Yemen's internationally recognised government is on the verge of requesting the removal of the United Arab Emirates from the Saudi-led coalition ...

Tensions erupt over UAE 'occupation' of Yemen's Socotra

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Tensions erupt over UAE 'occupation' of Yemen's Socotra

Yemeni government officials say sea and airports on the remote Socotra island have been "occupied" by UAE forces this week.

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