Middle East/The Gulf


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President of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan in Dubai, the UAE, on December 3, 2021.

UAE postpones execution of Israeli citizen

The next hearing will take place in two weeks

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US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during the US-ASEAN Special Summit at the State Department in Washington, DC, May 13, 2022.

Kamala Harris leads high-level US team to meet new UAE leader

Vice president heading strongest delegation to visit Gulf state since President Joe Biden took office

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Trainers and guests pass by a laborer during a survival trial at the Jebel Jais, about 16 miles northeast of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, October 8, 2020.

Explainer: The UAE's other emirates besides Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Gulf Arab state also includes Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah

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Israeli President Isaac Herzog meets his new UAE counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, May 15, 2022.

Herzog meets new UAE president on condolence visit to Gulf state

Israeli leader in Abu Dhabi following death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan

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President of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan in Dubai, the UAE, on December 3, 2021.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed elected UAE president

Sheikh Mohamed is elected after years of calling the shots from behind the scenes

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Le président des Emirats arabes unis, cheikh Khalifa ben Zayed Al Nahyane, le 3 décembre 2007 lors d'un sommet à Doha

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan dead: official media

He has rarely been seen in public since 2014, when he had surgery following a stroke

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Posters showing Shireen Abu Akleh and Arabic that reads, "the icon of the Palestinian media, coverage continues, goodbye Shireen" in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on May 11, 2022.

Israel to relay findings of probe into Al Jazeera journalist’s death to Qatar

Israel sees Qatar's involvement in Gaza and the West Bank as part of an overall shift in the region

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A picture shows a floating blow-up water park that spells "Saudi Arabia" in English letters, at Pure Beach in King Abdullah Economic City, along Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast, on September 17, 2021.

Saudi Arabia shoots for 70 million visits, tourism rebound in 2022

'On general recovery of total travel, we outperformed the globe,' Hamidaddin says

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A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz virtually attending the G20 of World Leaders Summit from the capital Riyadh on October 30, 2021.

Saudi King Salman enters hospital for 'examinations': report

The 86-year-old monarch has ruled the Arab world's biggest economy since 2015

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Vehicles travel along a heavily damaged road in Taiz, Yemen, on September 23, 2020.

Yemen's war-weary Taiz choked by siege despite truce

The long-besieged city of Taiz was cut off from the world in 2015 soon after fighting broke out

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Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki bin Faisal Al-Saud speaks with an attendee during the 17th IISS Manama Dialogue in the Bahraini capital Manama on November 20, 2021.

Saudi royal: Riyadh ‘let down’ by US in face of Houthi threats

'We've had our ups and downs over the years, and perhaps at this time it's one of the downs'

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A Palestinian boy waves the Qatari and Palestinian flags in Rafah, the Gaza Strip, on February 8, 2021.

Qatar’s role in easing Israeli-Palestinian tensions

'The times of black and white are over. Today someone can help your adversary but... promote your interests'

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A woman holds her malnourished boy at a feeding center at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday. Nov. 3, 2020.

UN: $4.3 billion needed to stop ‘worsening’ crisis in Yemen

The plan is intended to help 17.3 million Yemenites

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In this file photo taken on March 1, 2022 an officer of the Directorate of Narcotics Control empties a bag of tablets of Captagon seized during a special operation in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Iraq: Over six million stimulant pills seized in drug bust

Security agency says all suspects 'admitted to links with international drug trafficking networks'

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Forces loyal to Yemen's Huthi rebels take part in a military parade marking the seventh anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition's intervention in their country, in the capital Sanaa, on March 31, 2022.

Saudi-led coalition says it will release 163 Houthi prisoners

The move aims to support United Nations efforts to solidify a two-month truce

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This file photo taken on January 20, 2022 shows President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan attending a press conference at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey.

Turkey’s Erdogan to reportedly meet with Saudi crown prince

The event 'is expected to be an efficient meeting for both sides'

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Police inspect a site of airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 26, 2022.

Yemen, Houthi rebels fail to run first flight as part of Ramadan truce

'The Truce is meant to benefit civilians including through reducing violence... and improving their freedom'

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Displaced Yemenis receive food aid donated by a charitable Kuwaiti organization, on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Marib, Yemen, on April 23, 2022.

Yemen truce allows aid groups to bolster humanitarian assistance

'(The truce) is good for Yemen but it's also good for the humanitarian operations'

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Attendees participating in the March of the Living visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, as Israel marks annual Holocaust Memorial Day, on May 1, 2019.

UAE delegation to participate in memorial Holocaust march

'We are brothers before being cousins, and this is the right time... to explain about the Holocaust'

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Israeli police officers during clashes outside the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, on April 17, 2022.

UAE summons Israeli envoy over Temple Mount unrest

Ambassador Amir Hayek is expected at the Emirati International Cooperation Ministry

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A Yemeni boy poses with a Kalashnikov assault rifle during a gathering of newly-recruited Houthi fighters in Sana'a, Yemen, on July 16, 2017.

Yemen’s Houthis will cease use of child soldiers, UN says

UN says released child soldiers will also receive reintegration support

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This image grab taken from Yemen TV early on April 7, 2022 shows then Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi during a televised speech.

Saudi Arabia pushed Yemen's president to step down: report

Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi announced his resignation on April 7

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Security forces at the Sanaa International Airport in Sanaa, Yemen, on April 11, 2022.

Yemen's new leaders focused on peace path

'We hope the dire situation in Yemen will make people leave personal interests behind in pursuit of peace'

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An illustration of Passover Seder on March 27, 2021.

UAE hosts largest Passover seders in Arab world

'The warm welcome our community received... is a true testament to coexistence and tolerance'