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UAE Paid $10m to Settle US Torture Case, According to Leaked Emails

Dubai (MEE) – The UAE bought the silence of an American arms dealer who was allegedly tortured by Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, during the 1980s, according to leaked emails obtained by Middle East Eye. Khaled al-Hassen, a businessman and naturalised US citizen, alleged that he was abducted, taken to a secret […]

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Why Is the Saudi Coalition Bombing Their Own Troops in Yemen?

Aden (GPA) – Yesterday, Geopolitics Alert reported that the Saudi coalition had killed over 80 of their own troops via a series of airstrikes in the Yemeni province of Marib. At first glance, this would look like a “goof” on the Saudis’ behalf. But further information suggests this was a very deliberate act. An act which implies a deeper […]

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Qatar Says it Will Not Negotiate Unless Neighbors Lift Blockade

Doha (MEE) – Qatar’s foreign minister says lifting sanctions is a condition for finding a diplomatic solution to Gulf crisis. Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbors to resolve the Gulf dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, its foreign minister said, but added Doha still believed a solution was […]

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Russian Air Defense Systems Protect American Military

Dubai – (SCF) The United Arab Emirates has deployed the AN/TPY-2 radar along with its THAAD battery operating near the coast. In 2011, the UAE became the first international customer to procure the advanced missile defense system designed to intercept short-range, medium-range, and some intermediate-range ballistic missiles from the United States. The initial contract included 48 missiles, 9 transporter erector […]

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Israeli Mass Surveillance System Launched in UAE

The monarchy uses Israeli surveillance technology to police its population. (teleSUR) Authorities in the United Arab Emirates Wednesday announced the launch of new technology to deepen its surveillance of the Gulf State’s civilian population, the Middle East Eye reported. The new Falcon Eye surveillance system—sold to the UAE by an Israeli defense contractor—“links thousands of […]