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Japan making diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions in Gulf: official

Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Japanese..
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Japan PM heading to Middle East as planned, warship dispatch ordered

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go ahead with a planned trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend despite heightened tensions in the Middle East, while Tokyo also..
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Japan PM going on Middle East trip as planned: source

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe will go ahead with trip to the Middle East: NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.
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UAE says region must pull back from 'troubling' tensions

The United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Wednesday it is essential that the region pulls back from current "troubling" tensions.
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U.S. security posture in UAE unchanged after Iraq strikes: embassy spokesperson

The United States has maintained its security posture in key ally the United Arab Emirates, following Iranian missile attacks on U.S.-led forces in Iraq on Wednesday, a U.S. embassy spokesperson said.
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France's Macron discusses Middle East crisis with Iraqi, UAE leaders

French President Emmanuel Macron agreed with his Iraqi counterpart on Saturday to make efforts to dampen tensions in the Middle East after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a..
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UAE calls for wisdom to avert confrontation, after Iranian commander killed

United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that wisdom and political solutions must prevail over confrontation and escalation, in comments published on..
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UAE fund allocates $200 million to support economic projects in Pakistan: WAM

The de facto United Arab Emirates ruler, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, instructed the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development to allocate $200 million to support small and..
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Yemen's Houthis list six strike targets in Saudi, three in UAE

The Iran-aligned Houthis said on Sunday six "sensitive" places in Saudi Arabia and three in the United Arab Emirates are on a list of military targets, suggesting the group remains prepared to fight on..
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Google and Apple remove alleged UAE spy app ToTok

ToTok says it is a temporary technical issue and it will be back in the near future with more features.
BBC News - Published

Vimto: Profit warning follows Middle East soft drinks tax

The soft drinks levy was introduced in Saudi Arabia and the UAE where Vimto sales are worth £7m.
BBC News - Published

Serbia editor due to address U.N. graft meeting turned away from UAE

An editor of a Serbian website that investigates organized crime was denied entry to Abu Dhabi, where he was due to address a U.N. conference on corruption, after being told he had been blacklisted by..
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Exclusive: UAE shuts accounts of Maltese tycoon accused of journalist's murder

A Dubai bank shuttered accounts earlier this year of a secret offshore company belonging to a Maltese businessman since charged with the murder of an investigative journalist, two banking officials..
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Inside the UAE's lobbying efforts to lift European weapons-export bans

The United Arab Emirates has lobbied several European countries to ease restrictions on weapons exports following a series of strikes in the Gulf this year, according to three Western diplomats and two..
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Security clearance loophole allowed ex-NSA hackers to work for UAE

How do you keep a coveted top-secret U.S. government security clearance while working for a foreign spy service? That question vexed U.S. intelligence operatives recruited to work as contractors for a..
Reuters - Published

UAE praises Syria's Assad for 'wise leadership', cementing ties

The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat in Syria has praised President Bashar al-Assad for his "wise leadership", in one of the strongest expressions of support yet from a country that once backed..
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Union calls on South Africa government to drop inspections on arms exports

A leading South African trade union on Tuesday called on the government to drop a requirement that buyers of the country's arms exports agree to inspections, a measure that is holding up shipments to..
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After Libya arms embargo breaches, U.N. Security Council warns countries to stop

The United Nations Security Council called on all countries on Monday to implement an arms embargo on Libya and to stay out of the conflict after U.N. sanctions monitors accused Jordan, the United Arab..
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Saudi crown prince invites UAE to Riyadh G20 summit: state TV

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday invited the UAE to attend the G20 summit in Riyadh in November 2020, according to state TV.
Reuters - Published

South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection row

South Africa is blocking arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE in an inspections dispute, endangering billions of dollars of business and thousands of jobs in its struggling..
Reuters - Published

UAE in weapons making push as allies restrict sales

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making a push to develop high-tech military hardware that would give it control over critical defense capabilities and lessen reliance on imports.
Reuters - Published

UAE armed forces announce plans to buy five aircraft: WAM

The United Arab Emirates armed forces announced on Tuesday plans to buy two Globaleye for early warning and control aircraft, and three other refueling aircrafts, state news agency (WAM) said.
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Sweden's Saab says UAE plans to buy two new surveillance aircraft

The United Arab Emirates intends to buy two additional GlobalEye aircraft for surveillance from Saab, the Swedish defense firm said on Tuesday, lifting its shares by 3%.
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Emariti soldier in Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed in Najran: WAM

An Emariti soldier in the United Arab Emirates troops that are part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen was killed in Saudi Arabia's Najran area on Wednesday, Emirates state news agency (WAM)..
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Jordan, UAE, Turkey, Sudan accused of violating sanctions on Libya - U.N. report

Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey have repeatedly violated an arms embargo on Libya and it is "highly probable" that a foreign attack aircraft is responsible for a deadly strike on a migrant..
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UAE calls for Iran talks with world powers, region

Iran should come to the negotiating table with world powers and Gulf countries to seek a new deal that would deescalate regional tensions and revive its economy, a senior United Arab Emirates official..
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Abu Dhabi groups UAE defense firms under one roof to cut costs

Abu Dhabi plans to group more than 25 state-owned and private entities in the UAE defense sector, with combined annual revenues of $5 billion, into a single defense company.
Reuters - Published

UAE central bank: studying proposed projects in Lebanon

The United Arab Emirates' central bank said on Sunday it is studying projects for Lebanon that had been proposed an at investment forum in the capital Abu Dhabi last month.
Reuters - Published

UAE withdraws its troops from Aden, hands control to Saudi Arabia

The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that its troops have left Yemen's southern port of Aden and returned home, handing over control to Saudi Arabia which is leading an Arab military coalition..
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T20 World Cup Qualifier: Scotland beat UAE to qualify for finals

Scotland secure a place at the T201 World Cup with a convincing, 90-run win over hosts United Arab Emirates in their play-off.
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UAE condemns the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria: State news agency WAM

The UAE foreign ministry on Wednesday condemned the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria in a statement carried by the state news agency WAM.
Reuters - Published

UAE pulls some forces from Yemen's Aden as deal nears to end standoff: witnesses

The United Arab Emirates pulled some of its forces from Yemen's southern port of Aden on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said, as a Saudi-led military coalition works to end a power struggle between..
Reuters - Published

Sudan has received half the $3 billion promised by Saudi Arabia and UAE

Sudan has received half of the $3 billion in aid promised by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in April and expects the remainder to be paid by the end of next year, Sudan's finance minister..
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UAE to lift Lebanon travel ban from Tuesday: WAM

The United Arab Emirates will lift a ban on its citizens traveling to Lebanon from Tuesday, UAE state news agency WAM said on Monday, as a Lebanese delegation visits Abu Dhabi seeking support for its..
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Abu Dhabi crown prince, top Saudi defense official discuss military, defense matters

Abu Dhabi’s crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan received Saudi deputy defense minister Prince Khalid bin Salman at his palace on Sunday, where they discussed military and defense matters,..
Reuters - Published

Five Western countries, Turkey and UAE back Libyan state oil firm

Five Western countries including the United States, as well as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, support Libyan state oil firm NOC as the sole legitimate authority for the country's energy sector, a..
Reuters - Published

UAE in space: Hazzaa Al Mansoori to become first Emirati astronaut

What's it like to be the first astronaut of your country?
BBC News - Published

Hezbollah says Iran would destroy Saudi Arabia in any war

Lebanon's Hezbollah warned Saudi Arabia on Friday against betting on a war against Iran because it would destroy the country and urged Riyadh and the United Arab Emirates to halt the war in Yemen..
Reuters - Published

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