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Qatar Says Second UAE Military Plane Violated its Airspace

Doha (MEE) – A second United Arab Emirates military jet has violated Qatar’s airspace, the Gulf state said on Saturday, prompting Doha to send a new complaint to the United Nations. The plane was traveling from the UAE to Bahrain on 3 January when it flew over Qatar’s special economic zone “without prior authorization,” the foreign ministry said […]

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Twitter feud: UAE diplomat says Arabs won’t be led by Turkey

Abu Dhabi (MEE) – A senior UAE diplomat said on Wednesday that the Arab world would not be led by Turkey, the Gulf state’s first comment on Ankara since a quarrel broke out last week over a retweet by the Emirati foreign minister that President Tayyip Erdogan called an insult. Anwar Gargash, minister of state for foreign affairs […]

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As Saudi Influence Wanes, UAE Builds Its Regional Value as Tool of US Imperialism

Abu Dhabi (MPN) – Where Riyadh’s imperial ambitions are haphazard, Abu Dhabi’s are smooth and calculated. While Saudi Arabia has spent billions murdering civilians, the UAE has built military bases, forged imperial alliances, and secured its grip on regional hegemony both politically and militarily aligning itself as the next major US ally as a tool […]

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Qatar Leader Plans to Attend GCC Summit Amid Boycott

Doha (MEE) – Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will attend a crucial summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) this coming week, Doha’s foreign minister said on Sunday. Speaking at a forum, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Qatar’s leader has accepted the invitation to attend, amid the region’s worst political crisis in years. “I will […]

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Gulf Princes Waste Millions Even With Peninsula in Crisis

Submitted By Damir Nazarov Riyadh (MP) – The news of Qatar’s blockade started regularly popping up along with the events in Syria and Iraq. The imagery of the citizens buying food flew around the world. It became known that Iran, together with Turkey, set up a committee on humanitarian aid to the Arab country of the Gulf. The […]

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UAE: Saudi Arabia Was Going to Launch Military Attack on Qatar

Doha (MEMO) – Saudi Arabia was preparing for a military attack on its neighbor Qatar, leaked emails dated May 2017 appear to show. The emails between UAE Ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and US diplomat Elliott Abrams in May 2017 claim that Saudi came close to “conquering” Qatar and this would “solve everyone’s problems”, according to the Emirati official. Al-Otaiba […]

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Yemenis Flaunt UAE Armored Vehicles Seized During Battle [PHOTOS]

Sana’a (GPA) – Millions of Yemenis poured into the streets yesterday to celebrate the third anniversary of the September 21st People’s Revolution. One of the highlights from yesterday’s rally included parading UAE armored vehicles seized during battle. The Saudi-backed coalition against Yemen includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, as well as most members of […]

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UK Police Earn Millions Training Forces from Saudi Arabia and Gulf Allies

London (MEE) – UK ministers accused of putting trade deals before human rights as documents reveal authoritarian Gulf states paid for training. The British government has earned more than $4.4m by training the police forces of Middle East states with authoritarian rights records, it has been revealed The College of Policing, an arm of the […]

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Saudi Dignitary’s Travel to Israel Sparks Speculation

Tel Aviv (MEE) – An ‘emir of the Saudi royal court’ visited Israel, according to a Voice of Israel radio report. An unidentified Saudi dignitary travelled to Israel recently, Arab and Israeli media speculated, even though the country does not share formal diplomatic relations with Israel. Local media reports said the Gulf official went to Israel to discuss […]

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The Danger of Relations Between Israel and Sunni Arab States

Tel Aviv (MEMO) – While the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gloated in the past about the great development in the relations between Israel and what he calls the Sunni Arab states during his rule, he made sure during his speech last week during the Jewish New Year to highlight how far these countries have gone in […]

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