Separatists' takeover of Aden has strained Saudi-led military coalition fighting Houthis
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is a federal absolute monarchy sovereign state. It borders Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran. The official religion of the UAE is Islam. There are more Sunni than Shi'ite Muslims.
The country is a federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch, and together they form the Federal Supreme Council.
The UAE's oil reserves are the seventh-largest in the world. However, the country has started to become less reliant on oil and gas than in previous years and has shifted its economic focus towards business and tourism.
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The separatists seized control of government military bases last weekend, fracturing the Saudi-led alliance and complicating efforts to end the war
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Saudi Arabia had responded angrily to takeover, calling for an immediate ceasefire and ordering forces to withdraw
The coalition infighting is a serious setback for the alliance in its more than four-year campaign to break the grip of the Houthis, who control Sanaa and most urban centers
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Earlier, U.S. defense official said America 'has suspicions' that Iran seized an oil tanker based in the UAE that turned off its tracker over two days ago in the Strait of Hormuz
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Emirates' foreign minister declines to name which state is believed to be behind the attack, but says the country wants to prevent further escalation in the region
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