The Saudi-led coalition accuses the Houthis of breaching an agreement signed in Stockholm last December, after they failed to withdraw from the port of Hodeidah
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.
Israel was to march between Iran and Iraq but local security officials moved the team to march before Jamaica so that 'the Israelis would feel safer'
Rebuke comes hours after Netanyahu says Israel is in contact with six Arab countries to advance normalization
Fighting comes days after the Yemeni government, along with Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E., accused the Houthi rebels of breaking cease-fire
Mission to launch on September 25
CNN concludes the transactions are 'exposing some of America's sensitive military technology to Tehran and potentially endangering the lives of U.S. troops in other conflict zones'
The ceremony drew a crowd of Catholics from about 100 nations and 4,000 Muslims; it's a a first-ever visit by a pontiff to the Arab peninsula
Interfaith conference takes place on sidelines of first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula amid growing publicity of once-private outreach to Israel
No stranger to the middle east or religious conflict, Pope Francis' trip to the UAE will focus on strengthening Christian-Muslim relations
The U.S., which is backing an attempt by the opposition to force Maduro to step down, warned bankers and traders not to deal in Venezuelan gold
New report reveals 'Project Raven,' an espionage endeavor by the Gulf country that started in 2016 and spans targets from Yemen to Turkey
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Union National Bank and Al Hilal Bank collectively have nearly $115 billion in assets
Israel places lower than UAE and Qatar in yearly Transparency International ranking – but then Trump's U.S. has slipped as well
Middle East states have leverage on Jared Kushner, Trump's most incompetent, greedy princeling and key 'architect' of his Mideast strategy. How badly compromised is he? And what danger does he pose to U.S. national interests?
High-profile meeting comes weeks after UAE reopened its embassy in Damascus for the first time in seven years in a break with its U.S. ally
Mueller Reportedly Probing Illicit Donations to Trump Inaugural Event Related to Israel, Saudi Arabia and UAE
Mueller is looking into whether Middle Eastern countries contributed money to Trump's events before he was sworn in, perhaps through U.S. donors
Analysis Sing All You Want, but Don't Dare Drive: How an Arab Singer Evoked the Wrath of Her Saudi Female Fans
Saudi women are furious with Ahlam Alshamsi, whose decision to nix concerts in the kingdom tells a bigger story about feminism and double standards in the Middle East
Jamal Khashoggi’s murder rocked the region and the world, but the area was characterized by other important strategic events – and a couple of leaders knew how to play it right and end up on top
Kingdom is still trying to recover from the scandal caused by the dissident journalist's killing: King Salman reshuffles government, launches Saudi space agency
The embassy reopened after an eight year closure and is a step toward Syria's rehabilitation by its Arab peers
Peace efforts to end the nearly four-year-old war, which has killed tens of thousands of people, reached a breakthrough last week. What's the next step?
Next round of talks is said to be scheduled for the end of January ■ UAE FM praises decision, says Saudi-led coalition's 'military pressure enabled this significant breakthrough'
Qatar has skipped the GCC's regional summit, held in Saudi Arabia amid tensions over boycott by other gulf states and Egypt
State Department official says Washington 'strongly opposes' pulling support, despite Senate pressures to withdraw arm sales and intelligence sharing
Delegation representing Saudi-backed government to meet Iranian-aligned Houthi officials in Sweden, following effort by UN envoy to secure confidence-building steps
His tour underscores the strong support Prince Mohammed continues to have from his 82-year-old father, King Salman, despite intense international criticism
'We can hit them if they make a move,' commander says about U.S. bases in Afghanistan, the UAE and Qatar, and aircraft carriers in the Gulf
Lawsuit alleges complicity in torture and inhumane treatment
The Saudi Arabia and UAE-led Sunni coalition has been repeatedly blamed for civilian deaths in Yemen, which the UN considers to be the world's worst humanitarian crisis
The deteriorating bank ties also threaten a larger re-export trade of other countries' goods to Iran through Dubai's ports and airports