In election victory speech, Erdogan says Turkey will advance in Syria

:: Turkey will continue to “liberate Syrian lands” so that refugees can return to Syria safely, President Tayyip Erdogan said in an election victory speech on Monday. Speaking to supporters from the More »

Iraq PM Abadi warns armed groups against stockpiling weapons

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Saturday he would not allow militias to stockpile arms, two weeks after a weapons depot belonging to an armed group exploded in Baghdad. At More »

UN’s Yemen envoy to present a peace plan to EU on Monday

:: The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is expected to present to EU foreign ministers next Monday a report on Yemen at a meeting in Luxemburg.. Official Sources confirmed More »

Turkey’s Erdogan, main rival stage final election rallies

:: President Tayyip Erdogan and his main challenger, Muharrem Ince, made a final push for support at rival rallies in Istanbul on Saturday, a day before presidential and parliamentary elections widely viewed More »

Lebanon’s Hariri signals new government near

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he was very close to forming a new government and would hold more talks with the country’s main parties. Foreign donors have said More »

 

Category Archives: U Arab Emirates

UAE minister: Qatar crisis won’t be solved by non-Gulf mediation

:: United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said that Qatar’s crisis with its neighbors could only be solved within the gulf and not through outside help. In a tweet posted on Tuesday, Gargash urged Qatar

UAE says Qatari fighter jets intercepted civilian plane

:: The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that Qatari fighter planes had intercepted a civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers aboard a flight bound for Bahrain, UAE state news agency WAM reported. The agency added that the Emirati civilian craft

Gargash: Iran continues to publish false news against UAE, Saudi Arabia

:: The UAE’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Wednesday that “false news against the UAE and Saudi Arabia continue to surface from Iranian sources.” Making the statement via his personal twitter handle, Gargash said: “Such news emanate

UAE minister Gargash: Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to US could be game changer

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Monday that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the US, which began on Tuesday, carries a special significance. In a tweet, Gargash said the crown

UAE denies reports of concession awarded to Qatar Petroleum

:: An official source at the UAE’s Supreme Petroleum Council has said that no concession was awarded to Qatar Petroleum, denying earlier reports from Qatari sources. In a statement reported by the official WAM news agency, the source said: “The

UAE Minister Gargash: Turkey ‘must respect’ Arab states’ sovereignty

:: The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash said on Saturday via Twitter that Turkey must respect the sovereignty of Arab states. The minister said that “there is no denying that Arab-Turkish relations aren’t at their best.”

Arab Quartet responds to Qatar’s remarks at the UN Human Rights Council

:: Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt issued a joint statement in response to the Foreign Minister of Qatar in his address to the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The UAE’s Permanent Representative

UAE Minister Gargash: Clear evidence of Iranian intervention in Yemen

:: The UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Wednesday that as time goes by the evidence of Iranian intervention in Yemen has become clearer. Making his statements on Twitter, Gargash reaffirmed the correct decision taken by Saudi

Trump discusses Iran in calls with Saudi crown prince, UAE leaders

:: US President Donald Trump discussed Iran’s “destabilizing activities” and other security and economic issues in separate telephone calls with senior Saudi and Emirati leaders on Tuesday, the White House said. In calls with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Emirates flight stairway collapses at Islamabad airport, 5 injured

:: An Emirates flight stairway collapsed at Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad on Tuesday, causing five injuries according to the Tribune. According to airport officials, the plane was departing to Dubai when the incident happened. Rescue officials said that

UAE launches ‘Operation Decisive Sword’ targeting al-Qaeda in Yemen

:: The United Arab Emirates announced on Monday the launch of “Operation Decisive Sword” targeting al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen. A statement from the official news agency WAM said the operation “began early morning against a stronghold of terrorism in the

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed announces million-dirham job

:: The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced on Saturday through Twitter the return of the Arab Hope Makers initiative. Joining the initiative entitles you to the position of a Hope

UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed receive Qatari Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim

:: The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received

Dubai’s World Government Summit kick starts with focus on happiness

:: The sixth edition of Dubai’s World Government Summit kick started with a focus on happiness where the founder of the World Database of Happiness, Professor Ruut Veenhoven, spoke about how happiness can be measured by countries, Gulf News reported.

UAE welcomes India’s Modi ahead of World Government Summit

:: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday on a two-day state visit to the UAE. Modi is expected to take part in the sixth World Government Summit set to take place in Dubai. The

UAE and Egypt assert joint strategies to stop supply of weapons to terrorists

:: Egypt and the UAE stressed their keenness to enhance cooperation with all Arab countries and to react against any foreign interference in Arab affairs. Ambassador Bassam Radi, the spokesperson on behalf of the Egyptian presidency said that Egypt’s President

UAE imposes travel ban on Kerala leading politician’s son

:: The United Arab Emirates has imposed a travel ban on the son of Kerala CPI-M’s state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan after complaints of fraud were lodged against him by a Dubai-based firm. Binoy Kodiyeri is being accused of cheque fraud

Gargash: Arab coalition’s action on Aden crisis has prevented strife

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that the Arab coalition’s prudent action on Aden’s crisis avoided strife which is due to absence of wisdom among different parties. “The priority is defeating the Houthis

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