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Dubai's controversial deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan sparked an uproar on social media after he praised British colonialism.

Comment: The STC's takeover of Socotra indicates that the United Arab Emirates has marginalised Saudi Arabia into a weaker position, at least for now, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Rami G. Khouri

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Comment: Arab autocracies, Saudi-Emirati military muscle-flexing and a mythical 'international community' have all contributed to five years of crushing civil war in Yemen, writes Rami Khouri.

Yemen's Houthis advance as loyalists beat 'tactical' Nihm retreat

The New Arab

Yemen's Houthis advance as loyalists beat 'tactical' Nihm retreat

Yemen's Defence Minister General Mohammed Ali al-Maqdishi implicitly recognised the rebels' advance in the Nihm area, in comments ...

Yemen in Focus: Nationwide violence shakes period of peace

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Nationwide violence shakes period of peace

This week we focus on a deadly attack on government forces, a newly-launched anti-Houthi offensive, and violence against children.

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

A Yemeni journalist

Where does Yemen's GPC stand two years after Saleh

It has been two years since the bloody split between the General People's Congress alliance and Yemen's Houthi rebels. Fast forward two years, ...

Diana Alghoul

Yemen's UAE-backed southern secessionists are expelling northern refugees

In-depth: UAE-backed separatists in southern Yemen have been deporting northern Yemeni refugees back to war-ravaged northern provinces, as they ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: The war takes a new turn

This week we take a look at the killing of a senior Houthi family member, as well as deadly clashes in Yemen's temporary capital between ...

'UAE's Trump' Dhahi Khalfan urges Egypt to strike Qatar

The New Arab

'UAE's Trump' Dhahi Khalfan urges Egypt to strike Qatar

A senior Emirati intelligence chief urged Egypt to strike Doha in response to an explosion in Cairo which he blamed on Qatar.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What's the UAE's game in the Horn of Africa?

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking greater control in the Horn of Africa under the guise of providing stability, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Game of Thrones is a metaphor for Arab Spring

The New Arab

Game of Thrones is a metaphor for Arab Spring

*SPOILER ALERT* If you haven't watched the finale of GoT season 8, stop reading now!

Game of Thrones: Coalition militia rivalry grapples war-torn Yemen

Sana Uqba

Game of Thrones: Coalition militia rivalry grapples war-torn Yemen

Analysis: Militia groups in the south of the country have become increasingly divided, and have on several occasions locked heads and arms in ...

Six deminers killed in Yemen blast

The New Arab

Six deminers killed in Yemen blast

Six experts, whose nationality was not given, died in a blast at a depot containing mines and other explosive devices which were to be destroyed.

Saudi Arabia and UAE wage counter-revolution in Yemen

Sam Hamad

Saudi Arabia and UAE wage counter-revolution in Yemen

Comment: The US is colluding in a Saudi-UAE-led war on democracy, writes Sam Hamad.

Manuel Langendorf

The deep roots of Yemen's economic crisis

Analysis: War has destroyed the livelihoods of countless Yemenis, but the country’s economic crisis has deeper roots, writes Manuel Langendorf.

The New Arab

South African, European demining experts killed in Yemen

A Saudi-run organisation in charge of the project said five demining experts killed in a weekend explosion in Yemen were from South Africa and ...

The New Arab

Yemen’s warring parties agree to reopen Sanaa airport: sources

Yemen's warring parties agreed on Wednesday to reopen Sanaa airport in the Houthi-held capital, sources said,

The New Arab & agencies

South Yemenis demand independence vote at UN peace talks

Waving the flag of former south Yemen, a group of southerners called for freedom under the watchful eye of Swedish police outside the venue of ...

Yemen warring parties agree to 15,000 detainee prisoner swap

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen warring parties agree to 15,000 detainee prisoner swap

Both of Yemen's warring parties have submitted names of prisoners they want releasing from the rival side.

The New Arab & agencies

Istanbul conference calls for tribunal to judge Yemen 'crimes'

At an Istanbul conference, Nobel laureate Tawakkol Karman on Friday called for an end to the war in Yemen and for an international court to ...

Nobel laureate Tawakkol Karman calls for Yemen war tribunal

The New Arab & agencies

Nobel laureate Tawakkol Karman calls for Yemen war tribunal

Yemen Nobel prize winner Tawakkol Karman has spoken to a conference in Istanbul condemning the global lethargy in

Slain former president Saleh's sons released by Yemen rebels

The New Arab & agencies

Slain former president Saleh's sons released by Yemen rebels

The two sons of former Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh have been released from detention by Houthi rebels.

UAE: A petrostate bereft of morality

Sam Hamad

UAE: A petrostate bereft of morality

Comment: The extravagant mirage of UAE's hyper-luxury stands in stark contrast with the lives of starving Yemenis suffering the effects of a ...

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