United Arab Emirates


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The Gulf
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian (R) meeting with Bader Abdullah Al-Munaikh, Kuwait's newly-appointed ambassador to Iran, in Tehran on August 13, 2022.

Kuwait sends first ambassador to Iran since 2016

Ambassadorial appointment comes as UAE also 'considering' sending envoy

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Diplomacy
(L-R)Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani applaud before they participate in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, September 15, 2020.

Israel marks 2-year anniversary of Abraham Accords

Agreement represented massive breakthrough in ties with Arab world, although public opinion remains hostile

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The Gulf
Journalists talk in front of a picture of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a ceremony, near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2, 2019.

Former Khashoggi lawyer released from custody in UAE

Some suggest Ghafoor's arrest was politically motivated, citing ties to slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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Economy
The sun rises over the city skyline with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on December 31, 2016.

Dubai’s biggest bank gives pay raises to cushion inflation

The trajectory of price increases represents a significant turnaround from deflation throughout 2019 and 2020

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Diplomacy
L'ambassadeur d'Israël auprès de l'ONU, Gilad Erdan, à Jérusalem, le 31 mai 2022

Analysis: from Washington, to Moscow, to Abu Dhabi, calls for Gaza calm

UAE, first among the Abraham Accord nations, matches the tone sent by Europe and the US

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Defense
Réunion d'urgence du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies sur la crise ukrainienne, à New York, le 21 février 2022

Gaza: UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Monday

United Arab Emirates requests closed-door consultations on escalation of violence in recent days

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US / Canada
US Army Spc. Scottlin Bartlett signals to a colleague while working near a Patriot missile battery at Al-Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 5, 2021.

US gives preliminary approval for arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Saudi Arabia seeks $3 billion in Patriot missiles, UAE seeks more than $2 billion in THAAD missile systems

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International
The US Treasury Department building is seen in Washington, DC, the United States, on July 22, 2019.

US issues fresh Iran sanctions, targets Chinese, UAE firms

As well as 4 companies from Hong Kong and 1 from Singapore

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Diplomacy
Chief of police Kobi Shabtai  arrives to testify before the Meron Disaster Inquiry Committee, in Jerusalem, on April 11, 2022.

Israel: Police chief Shabtai visits Morocco, first official trip by head cop

The head of Israel's intelligence division and the head of the foreign relations unit are accompanying Shabtai

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Middle East
Le ministre de l'Industrie et des Technologies avancées des Émirats arabes unis, Ahmed Al Jaber, au sommet du Caire pour le Partenariat industriel regroupant l'Egypte, les EAU, la Jordanie et Bahreïn, le 25 juillet 2022

Bahrain joins industrial partnership with Egypt, Jordan, UAE

The addition greatly enhances the bloc's trade and development opportunities

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Middle East
Calev Ben-David, anchor of The Rundown at i24NEWS

Opinion: Energy cooperation between UAE and Israel

Israel’s strategic location makes it potentially a hugely valuable transit point to ship Gulf energy exports

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The Gulf
This handout image provided by the UAE Ministry Of Presidential Affairs, UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan waving as he departs from King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia, on July 16, 2022.

UAE president's France trip to boost ties, focus on energy

The UAE is home to the Gulf region's largest French and Francophone expatriate community

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The Gulf
A digital image of Jamal Khashoggi is projected at a commemorative event for the murdered Saudi journalist on November 11, 2018 in Istanbul

UAE arrests former Khashoggi lawyer on money laundering allegations

Abu Dhabi a close ally to Saudi Arabia: 'It smacks of politically motivated revenge' human rights group says

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Diplomacy
US President Joe Biden (R) and Israel's Prime Minister Yair Lapid give a joint press conference in Jerusalem, on July 14, 2022.

Israel, India, United States and UAE announce major joint collaboration

'We need to think in new terms when it comes to energy, food security, water tech, and energy and trade'

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Diplomacy
Sommet du Néguev, après une conférence de presse conjointe des six ministres des AE, le 28 mars 2022 à Sde Boker, en Israël

Report: Israel offers to support UAE with air defense assistance

Israel also provided Bahrain with drones and anti-drone systems, a report says

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The Gulf
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets with his Bahraini counterpart Lieutenant General Abdullah Bin Hassan al-Noaimi in the capital Manama, on January 2, 2022.

Gantz: '150 meetings with Israel's new Gulf allies since normalization'

'Over $3 billion in arms sales to Israel's new Arab allies have been signed'

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The Gulf
Emirati women build traditional dolls off the coast of al-Mirfa beach, outside Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on April 13, 2019.

UN panel urges UAE to give women equal rights

Experts are concerned that Emirati women don't have the same right as men to pass on nationality to children

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Economy
Flags set up during Israel's Negev Summit attended by the foreign ministers of Israel, Egypt, Bahrain, the UAE, Morocco, and the United States at Sde Boker in the southern Negev desert, Israel, on March 28, 2022.

Israel reaches record trade increase with Arab States under Abraham Accords

Trade with Jordan increased by 54 percent from last year amounting to $55 million

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US / Canada
Deborah E. Lipstadt, nominée au poste d'envoyée dans la lutte contre l'antisémitisme avec le rôle d'ambassadrice, pendant une audience de la commission des Affaires étrangères au sénat, au Capitole, à Washington, le 8 février 2022.

US antisemitism envoy to visit Saudi Arabia, Israel and UAE

'It’s got to go beyond governments, especially when you’re dealing with a sentiment that’s been embedded'

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Culture
A host holds a Michelin star during a ceremony revealing the 2022 selection of the Michelin Guide Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, on June 21, 2022.

Dubai restaurants earn Middle East's first Michelin stars

Dubai's 90 percent expat population created an 'epicurean kaleidoscope' in the desert city

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Defense
Defense Minister Benny Gantz at a ceremony in memory of the Israeli soldiers at the National Hall of Remembrance at Mount Herzl, Jerusalem on June 14, 2022.

Israel says it's building regional air defense alliance under US

Gantz said cooperation between Israel and US-aligned Arab states is already underway

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Defense
Visitors attend the closing ceremony of Expo 2020 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on March 31, 2022.

Concern for Israeli travelers in UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt - reports

'I would recommend Israelis not go there, and if they go they should take extra care'

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US / Canada
An Iranian flag flutters in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010.

US sanctions Chinese, Emirati companies for Iranian exports

'We will continue to use our sanctions authorities to limit exports of petroleum from Iran'

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Covid-19
UAE's fans wear face masks and sit at safe distance due to the Covid-19 pandemic, during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification group g football match between the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia at the Zabeel Stadium Stadium in Dubai on June 11, 2021.

UAE urges people to follow Covid rules as cases double in a week

Gulf state warns of heavy fines for non-compliance with measures including wearing masks indoors