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The UAE is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.

Germany's top diplomat Heiko Maas travelled on to the United Arab Emirates after a visit to Libya in which he warned of a 'deceptive calm'.

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Mohammed <em>bin</em> Zayed's preferences regarding UAE <em>foreign</em> policy

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the ...

Dubai's ex-police chief slammed for pro-Israel tweets

Diana Alghoul

Dubai's ex-police chief slammed for pro-Israel tweets

Dubai's former police chief Dhahi Khalfan angered many Arab Twitter users when he called for referring to israel as a 'friend' and said he will ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking to bolster its international credentials, and thicken the smokescreen of international impunity under which its zealous foreign policy operates, writes Jonathan Fenton

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White House hosted secret Iran meeting with Israel, UAE

The White House hosted a hushed trilateral meeting with the UAE and Israel to discuss countering Iran, according to an Axios report.

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UAE foreign minister tweets in support of Israel alliance

The UAE’s Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed has tweeted an article saying that 'a new ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Can 'strategic ally' Pakistan help defuse Saudi Aramco tensions?

After the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco, Imran Khan's visit to the kingdom has strategic significance and can hold further implications for ...

Saudi's MbS lashes out at Iran over tanker attacks

The New Arab

Saudi's MbS lashes out at Iran over tanker attacks

Mohammed bin Salman warned he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, in the first public comments by the Saudi crown ...

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Gulf powers urge action to secure oil after attacks

Gulf powers, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia, called for the protection of energy supplies on Saturday, amid a tense US-Iran ...

Iran summons British envoy over 'false' tanker attacks accusation

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Iran summons British envoy over 'false' tanker attacks accusation

Iran's foreign ministry said it summoned Britain's ambassador to Tehran over false accusations blaming the Gulf of Oman tanker ...

UAE demands Orwellian 'pledge <em>of</em> tolerance' from every Emirati

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UAE demands Orwellian 'pledge of tolerance' from every Emirati

The United Arab Emirates has asked its citizens to recite 'pledges of tolerance' on social media as part of a dystopian public ...

Pakistan snubs UAE meeting in protest over India invite

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Pakistan snubs UAE meeting in protest over India invite

Pakistan's foreign minister has said he will be skipping a meeting of the Organization of Islamic ...

Gulf officials dismiss Palestinian cause in video Netanyahu leaked

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Gulf officials dismiss Palestinian cause in video Netanyahu leaked

Officials from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE called Iran the biggest threat in the region and downplayed the Israel-Palestine conflict in ...

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 Fenton-Harvey.

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Yemen president heads to UAE as Hodeida assault looms

Exiled Yemeni leader Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi headed to the UAE in an apparent attempt to patch up relations ahead of an assault on a key ...

Anne Gadel and Mourad el-Bouanani

Two princes in a hurry shake up the Gulf

Comment: In UAE and Saudi Arabia, two princes are driving a geopolitical shake up. But do they share a common strategy? ask Anne Gadel and ...

Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero

GCC crisis: Unresolved tensions plague Turkey-UAE relations

Comment: As the US loses influence in the region, both Ankara and Abu Dhabi are seeking to fill the void with assertive foreign ...

UAE 'will not allow Turkey to lead Arab world'

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UAE 'will not allow Turkey to lead Arab world'

Tensions continue between Turkey and the UAE as the Emirati minister sent out a tweet saying that the Arab world would not be led by ...

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Boris Johnson meets Qatar Emir in Gulf mediation tour

The Britain's foreign secretary has met with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in the latest effort to mediate the ...

Boris Johnson urges against 'unwelcome' Qatar blockade Boris Johnson urges against 'unwelcome' Qatar blockade

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Boris Johnson urges against 'unwelcome' Qatar blockade

Boris Johnson arrived in Kuwait on Saturday, to meet representatives from Gulf nations involved in the ongoing Qatar blockade, after visiting ...

Arab autocrats and Trump: Cut from the same cloth

Yousef Khalil

Arab autocrats and Trump: Cut from the same cloth

Comment: Of course some Gulf monarchies support Trump's ban, they stand side-by-side with him against the aspirations of the ...

Militarising the Middle East

Robert Springborg

Militarising the Middle East

Comment: Middle East countries are leading the world in military spending, and this is sending many on a collision course for economic disaster, ...

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