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Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a counter-revolutionary force, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

DP World and a large Israeli firm are bidding to privatise Israel's largest shipping hub.

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Hopes of acquiring greater influence in the Eastern Mediterranean are driving competition to gain control of Beirut's port.

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle East rivalries.

<em>DP</em> <em>World</em> 'prepares for worst' amid looming coronavirus impact

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

DP World 'prepares for worst' amid looming coronavirus impact

Dubai ports giant DP World is anticipating a hit on their industry as coronavirus inflicts the biggest threat global trade.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Somalia and breakaway state Somaliland hold talks

The talks are taking place in Djibouti, chaired by the country's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, while Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is also attending, according to his Twitter account.

Courtney Freer

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status quo, writes Courtney Freer.

The New Arab

Sudan denies reports of UAE takeover of key port

A report over the weekend claimed Sudanese authorities were in the process of handing over control of Port Sudan to a UAE firm.

The New Arab

DP World hired notorious lobbyists for Sudan port access

Ari Ben-Menashe's Dickens and Madson lobbying firm has previously worked with rogue Libyan general Khalifa Haftar and Sudanese paramilitary ...

UAE's P5 ties allow it to act with impunity

Lyndon Peters

UAE's P5 ties allow it to act with impunity

Comment: In Africa, the UAE, like the P5, works alongside autocratic regimes to expand their strategic interests, writes Lyndon Peters.

Stasa Salacanin

The Saudi Arabia-Qatar rift over Somalia

While Qatar has declared that it will build a new seaport in Somalia, Saudi Arabia has recognised the passport of autonomous Somaliland, ...

The UAE's unprecedented activity in Africa

Paul Iddon

The UAE's unprecedented activity in Africa

Analysis: Abu Dhabi is trying to make itself a force to be reckoned with far beyond its own borders through investments and the establishment of ...

Will Somalia share Yemen's fate?

Imad K. Harb

Will Somalia share Yemen's fate?

Comment: The UAE will do what is needed to preserve its influence anywhere it has a footprint, despite the cost, writes Imad K. Harb.

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

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.

Maltese port manager of Dubai-owned company murdered in Somalia

The New Arab & agencies

Maltese port manager of Dubai-owned company murdered in Somalia

A manager of a port operated by DP World has been shot dead in Somalia's Puntland district.

The New Arab & agencies

Bomb blast hits market in Somali capital

A bomb blast has targeted the Somali capital, while the port director DP World in Puntland.

The New Arab

Dubai port operator to sue Djibouti

DP World has said it will pursue legal action against the Djibouti government after the part nationalisation of a port ...

The New Arab

Djibouti defies UAE by nationalising container port

The Horn of Africa country has defied threats by the UAE and nationalised a port on the Djibouti coast.

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.

UAE, China sign raft of deals after Xi visit

The New Arab

UAE, China sign raft of deals after Xi visit

The United Arab Emirates and China agreed to set up a "comprehensive strategic partnership" as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day visit ...

The New Arab

Somalia urges UN action against UAE 'violations' in Somaliland

Somalia has called on the UN to take action over the establishment of a UAE military base in the breakaway region of Somaliland.

Using local instability, UAE sows discord in Somalia

Rose Worden

Using local instability, UAE sows discord in Somalia

Comment: The UAE is taking advantage of regional fragmentation throughout Yemen, Somaliland and Puntland to strike long term commercial deals, ...

Dubai accuses Djibouti of seizing <em>DP</em> <em>World</em> port

The New Arab

Dubai accuses Djibouti of seizing DP World port

Dubai is seeking international arbitration after the Djibouti government ended a long-term concession for a UAE-company operating the container ...

Qatar breaks food blockade with two new shipping routes

Robert Cusack

Qatar breaks food blockade with two new shipping routes

Qatar's national shipping company announced that six ships loaded with food would dock in Doha each week, after a regional diplomatic spat ...

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