EDGE was in 'advanced discussion' with several Israeli defense companies about jointly funding and developing missiles and unmanned platforms, CEO Faisal al-Bannai said without identifying the firms
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.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt agreed in January to restore diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Doha, which had been severed in 2017
The vaccines, which arrived through the Rafah Border Crossing with Egypt and without Israeli involvement, were secured by Abbas rival Mohammed Dahlan
'She continues to improve and we are hopeful she will return to public life at the appropriate time,' reads a statement by the UAE embassy in London
Israel announced its embassy had opened in Abu Dhabi, after the countries agreed to normalize relations in August
As the UAE spacecraft orbits around Mars – mazel tov – it’s a good time to revisit how plausible life in outer space really is
Poised on the cusp between economic and climate disaster, and an amazing commercial opportunity, Gulf-based petroleum giants realize today that the golden age of oil is about to end, Dan Rabinowitz asserts in his new book. Is the era of green on the horizon?
Foreign Minister Badr al-Busaidi added that Oman is committed to peace between Israel and the Palestinians based on a two-state solution
The Emiratis’ Mars strategy is to project the image of scientific prowess and hope the reality one day will catch up. Good luck with that
The orbiter, called Amal, Arabic for Hope, traveled 300 million miles in nearly seven months to get to Mars with the goal of mapping its atmosphere throughout each season
In the year it normalized ties with Israel, the UAE gave UNRWA just $1 million, while in 2018 and 2019 the kingdom donated $51.8 million to the agency
While Neom hopes to be model for all future cities, right now Saudi Arabia can't find jobs for its unemployed, and Riyadh is full of empty skyscrapers
Sexual harassment and assault are pandemics stalking the Middle East, aided by fear and the impunity granted to perpetrators. But boosted by #MeToo, women and are slowly, surely, breaking their silence
The official statement attributed the delay to Israel's COVID lockdown, but sources say Prime Minister Netanyahu feared a fallout over Israeli citizens stuck abroad
As Biden 'temporarily' suspends F-35 deal, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed realizes that he might find himself put on hold, and that relying on Israel might also turn out to be an unsteady prospect
Experts tell Haaretz how they expect the Biden administration to handle Trump's Abraham Accords and how it will all impact Israel and the Palestinians
Instead of a three-day visit Netanyahu was supposed to hold in December, the prime minister will visit the kingdom for only a few hours
Since late December, Israel has required those coming from the UAE to go into a two-week quarantine, but authorities say returnees created a chain of infections numbering more than 4,000 people
Normalization agreements are beyond 'point of no return,' Netanyahu says after Biden administration freezes F-35 Sale to UAE ■ U.S. Secretary of State Blinken says not uncommon for new admin to examine pending sales
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during his confirmation hearings last week that the Biden administration would 'take a hard look' at the UAE F-35 sale
Head of mission arrives in Rabat for first time since Morocco suspended ties with Israel in 2000
Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey intend to present the U.S. leader with a new diplomatic map of the Middle East and create a protective wall against any pro-Iranian slide
The temporary office in Abu Dhabi will be helmed by Eitan Na'eh, who previously served as Israel's ambassador to Turkey
Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a normalization agreement in September, prompting tens of thousands of Israeli tourists to visit the kingdom
Israeli officials are refusing to reveal in which countries the Iron Dome interceptors will be deployed and deny this was part of the normalization agreements with the Gulf states
The Hashemite kingdom, which has been battered by COVID-19 and shunned by Trump, will look to Washington with new hope
The UAE and the Trump administration were working to ink a deal before Biden, who has said he will re-examine it, takes office
The foreign minister also claimed in a Bloomberg interview that the desire for talks was shared by other Gulf countries
One British diplomat described the countries' moves to bar Saudi Arabia, UAE and Cyprus as 'the beginning of the end of multilateralism'
In Dubai, its masks off the minute you step inside. Bars packed and pulsing like it’s 2019