United Arab Emirates
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

Why did Israel and the UAE strike a deal?

The UAE- Israel deal is yet another step in the cooperation between the two countries which has been rising for a while.

Palestinians condemn Israel-UAE deal as betrayal

The United Arab Emirates and Israel signed an agreement to normalize relations. The agreement was mediated by the United States and makes UAE the first Gulf country to normalize ties with Israel

Emirates Emirates may lay off 9,000 employees due to pandemic

Emirates president Tim Clark said that nearly 15% of the 60,000 staff would be laid off due to the pandemic-induced economic crisis. He said that already, a tenth had lost their jobs

Yemen Reuters Differences rise within the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Amidst speculation of its rift with the Saudis, the United Arab Emirates begins rapprochement with Iran.

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