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UAE planning to maintain ties with Israel despite Gaza war: Report

The United Arab Emirates plans to maintain diplomatic relations with Israel despite international outcry over the mounting toll of the war in Gaza and hopes to have some moderating influence over the Israeli campaign while safeguarding its own interests, according to four sources familiar with UAE government policy.

Western officials in UAE amid concerns over supply of technology to Russia

Representatives from the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union have landed in the United Arab Emirates to discuss the implementation of sanctions on Russia as part of broader efforts with a range of “partner” countries, a US embassy spokesperson told CNN on Thursday.

US, EU to warn UAE against trading with Russia: Report

The US, the UK and the European Union are making a new push to convince the United Arab Emirates to stop the flow of goods to Russia that could help it in the war against Ukraine, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Biden’s security adviser in UAE after Saudi visit

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan has traveled to the United Arab Emirates after a visit to Saudi Arabia. The trip came amid Washington’s efforts to mend ties with the two Arab states and a recent American military buildup in West Asia.

China, UAE to hold first joint aerial drills

The air forces of China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will conduct a joint training exercise in China's Autonomous Region of Xinjiang in August, Beijing announced Monday.

Turkey inks $50 billion in deals with UAE during Erdogan’s visit

The United Arab Emirates and Turkey signed several deals worth $50.7 billion during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Abu Dhabi as he toured wealthy Persian Gulf Arab nations for investment and funds.

Report: MbS threatened to place UAE under blockade

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had threatened to place sanctions on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a private conversation with journalists last year, the Wall Street Journal reported. The threat had come amid a growing rift between bin Salman and the UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan due to differences over regional policies and OPEC limits.

Qatar and UAE resume diplomatic relations after six years

Qatar and the United Arab Emirates announced on Monday they had resumed diplomatic ties after six years and were reopening respective embassies with immediate effect.

UN calls on UAE to ‘immediately’ release activists held past prison terms

The United Nations has urged the United Arab Emirates to immediately release 12 human rights activists, convicted in the country’s largest-ever mass trial, who have finished their prison terms.

UAE announces withdrawal from US-led maritime bloc

The United Arab Emirates pulled out from a US-led Middle East maritime security coalition two months ago after evaluating its security relationships, the Persian Gulf state announced on Wednesday.

UAE frees Lebanese detainees after death in custody raised allegations of mistreatment

A group of Lebanese citizens detained in the United Arab Emirates have been released, Lebanon’s foreign ministry has confirmed. It comes after the death of a Lebanese man who was detained in the UAE on unknown charges.

Dozens of political prisoners held in UAE past their jail terms: Report

At least 50 people sentenced for plotting to overthrow the United Arab Emirates government are being held months and years after their jail terms have ended, family members and rights activists have claimed.

UAE signs nuclear agreements with Chinese companies

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), the body responsible for developing the United Arab Emirates' nuclear energy sector, has inked three deals with Chinese nuclear energy organizations as it looks to boost low-carbon nuclear power.

Officials say Qatar and UAE to restore diplomatic ties, reopen embassies following Iran-Saudi detente

Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in the process of resuming diplomatic relations and reopening missions, two officials said. This follows weeks after the restoration of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Many killed, injured in Dubai apartment block fire

A fire in a residential building in Dubai has killed at least 16 people and injured several others in the Persian Gulf emirate, local media reported.

UAE calls for end to Syria war after Assad visit

A diplomatic adviser to the UAE’s president has called for an end to the war in Syria amid rapprochement between the Arab states and Damascus.

UAE halts purchase of Israeli defense shields following Iran-Saudi deal

The United Arab Emirates will stop purchasing Israeli defense systems following the actions and remarks made by National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, according to a report by Israel's Channel 12.

Israel, UAE ink comprehensive economic partnership agreement

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have officially signed a comprehensive economic partnership deal two years into a widely-bashed normalization agreement.

US intelligence report reveals UAE efforts to meddle in American political system: Report

A classified US intelligence report states that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a close ally of the United States in the Middle East, has engaged in an extensive effort to influence American political decisions.

Analyst: New Emirati ruler could mean more regional tension

An Iranian Middle East analyst says the death of President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed will probably lead to certain changes in the country’s foreign policy strategies.

Mohamed bin Al Zayed elected new UAE president

Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the ruler of Abu Dhabi, was elected by the Federal Supreme Council as the President of the United Arab Emirates, state news agency WAM reported on Saturday.

UAE president dies at 73

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs confirmed on Friday.

Syria’s president visits UAE in first trip since 2011

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has met Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai, the Syrian presidency announced in a statement. This is Syrian leader's first visit to an Arab state since the war began in 2011.

UAE says to buy Chinese military aircraft after Yemen attacks

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced Wednesday it plans to buy a dozen Chinese L15 aircraft, as it seeks to bolster its defenses after a series of attacks by Yemeni forces.

Israel offers UAE defense, intelligence support after Yemen attacks

Israeli officials visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week to discuss possible defense and intelligence assistance following recent attacks by Yemeni forces, two Israeli officials told Axios.

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