United Arab Emirates
Delivery workers strike UAE Food delivery workers in Dubai strike for pay hike amidst rising expenses

The strike held on Tuesday was the second such strike by food delivery workers in the UAE, a rare occurrence in the tightly-run Gulf state

UNSC resolution against Houthis Yemen UNSC extends arms embargo on Houthis, continues to ignore Saudi-led coalition crimes in Yemen

In a strongly worded statement, the UNSC labelled the Houthis as a ‘terrorist’ group despite human rights groups warning against such a move due to its adverse humanitarian and diplomatic consequences for the civilian population in Yemen

US role in Yemen war US to deploy advanced fighter jets and warships in UAE amid escalation in Yemen war

A year ago, the Joe Biden administration had announced the end of US’ role in the Saudi Arabia and UAE-led war in Yemen which has killed hundreds of thousands and caused the world’s largest humanitarian crisis

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen Saudi Arabia-led coalition continues airstrikes in civilian areas in Yemen

UAE, a partner in the Saudi coalition waging a war in Yemen, has demanded the US to redesignate the Houthis as a terrorist orgnization 

US-UAE arms deal UAE suspends discussions on arms deal with US over concerns about relations with China

The arms deal included the sale of 50 F-35 fighter jets, 18 armed reaper drones, air-to-air and air-to-ground munitions and other advanced weaponry by the US to the UAE

South African court orders judicial review of permits for arms export to Saudi Arabia and UAE

The court also ordered the government body responsible for implementing the country’s  National Conventional Arms Control Act to publicly disclose the names of all South African companies that have obtained permits to export weapons to the two Arab countries

Activists and anti-war groups slam US decision to proceed with arms sales to UAE

The Joe Biden administration had earlier suspended its predecessor’s decision, pending review, to sell USD 23 billion worth of arms including 50 advanced F-35 fighter jets and 18 MQ 9-B unmanned Aerial Systems to the UAE

UN human rights expert demands release of rights activists imprisoned in the UAE

According to the UN official, three human rights activists have been subject to conditions inside the UAE prisons amounting to torture

Citizens lab report Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists allegedly hacked using Israeli spyware

According to Canada-based Citizen Lab, the UAE and Saudi Arabia hacked the Al-Jazeera journalists’ iPhones using Israel-based NSO group’s Pegasus spyware

US arms sale to UAE Rights groups oppose US arms sale to UAE; demand end of its role in Yemen war 

Two different letters signed by various international organizations were issued on November 30. The signatories ask the US to end all military cooperation with the UAE and also to end its support to the war in Yemen

US to sell advanced weapons worth billions to the UAE

Sale of F-35 fighter aircraft and advanced drones to the UAE is expected to increase the arms race in the Middle East region. Activists have especially flagged the potential use of these weapons in Yemen

UAE-Israel deal is yet another dagger in Palestine’s back

The UAE-Israel deal is a violation of the Arab country’s commitments to not establish relationships with the Zionist entity till the concerns of the Palestinians are addressed

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