NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Resolution Of Gulf Dispute Seems Within Reach

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Friday a resolution to a bitter dispute with Qatar seemed 'within reach' after Kuwait announced progress towards ending a row that Washington says hampers united Gulf front against Iran. The United States and Kuwait have worked to end the dispute, during which Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Resolution Of Gulf Dispute Seems Within Reach

TRAVEL | UAE Halts New Visas To Citizens Of 13 Mostly Muslim States

The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim - majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park. A source briefed on the matter told Reuters that visas had temporarily stopped being issued to Afghan, Pakistan and citizens of … Continue reading TRAVEL | UAE Halts New Visas To Citizens Of 13 Mostly Muslim States

G20 RIYADH SUMMIT | UAE Foreign Minister Praises Saudi Arabia Ahead Of G20 Summit

UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash speaks during a press conference in Sudan's capital Khartoum on January 14, 2020. - Gargash arrived in Sudan for a two-day visit. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP) The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affaits, Anwar Gargash, has praised Saudi Arabia ahead of the G20 … Continue reading G20 RIYADH SUMMIT | UAE Foreign Minister Praises Saudi Arabia Ahead Of G20 Summit

NEWS ALERT | UAE Widens 10-Year Residency ‘Golden’ Visa Eligibility

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates will extend its ‘golden’ visa system-which grants 10-year residency in the Gulf state- to certain professionals, specialized degree-holders and others, the UAE’s vice president said on Sunday. Foreigners in the UAE usually have renewable visas valid for only a few years tied to employment. The government in the past … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | UAE Widens 10-Year Residency ‘Golden’ Visa Eligibility

LEGAL | UAE Cancels Lenient Penalties For ‘Honour Killings’

DUBAI -  The United Arab Emirates said on Saturday it was cancelling lenient penalties for so – called ‘honour killing’ and amending inheritance laws for residents as part of a reform of personal and family laws in the Middle East trade hub. Human rights groups say thousands of women and girls are killed across the … Continue reading LEGAL | UAE Cancels Lenient Penalties For ‘Honour Killings’

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | UAE Announces 1,292 New COVID-19 Cases

DUBAI – UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said it registered on Friday 1,292 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 139,891. The new number were announced after the minister conducted 137,606 new COVID-19 test over the past 24 hours. The Ministry said in a statement that … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | UAE Announces 1,292 New COVID-19 Cases

BREAKING NEWS | Trump administration advances $2.9 Billion Drone Sale To UAE – Sources

The U.S. State Department gave Congress informal notification it plans to sell 18 sophisticated armed aerial drones to the United Arab Emirates in a deal worth as much as $2.9 billion, people briefed on the notifications said to Reuters The move comes on the heels of last week’s notification of a potential sale of F-35 … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Trump administration advances $2.9 Billion Drone Sale To UAE – Sources

BUSINESS | White House Moves Ahead With Sale Of F-35 Jets To UAE – Sources

WASHINGTON – The White House notified Congress it intends to sell  50 5-35 fighter jets made by Lockheed Martin to the United Arab Emirates, setting up a potential showdown with the U.S. legislature, which could vote to block the sales, sources said on Thursday. The United States and the UAE aim to have a letter … Continue reading BUSINESS | White House Moves Ahead With Sale Of F-35 Jets To UAE – Sources

BUSINESS | Qatar Might Get F-35s Despite Israel’s Objections, Israeli Minister Says

MILAN | ITALY – An Israeli cabinet minister said on Sunday that a U.S. sale of advanced F-35 warplanes to Qatar could be possible despite Israel’s objection to such a deal given the Gulf state’s link to Iran and Palestinian Hamas. ‘I have no doubt that if they (Qatar) want it and are willing to … Continue reading BUSINESS | Qatar Might Get F-35s Despite Israel’s Objections, Israeli Minister Says

NEWS | UAE Hosts 2nd Government Forum Against Trafficking In Persons In The Middle East Tomorrow

ABU DHABI – Under the patronage of Dr. Anwar Mohamed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, the UAE will host tomorrow the ‘Second Government Forum against Trafficking in Persons in the Middle East’. This year’s forum will be chaired by the UAE, with the … Continue reading NEWS | UAE Hosts 2nd Government Forum Against Trafficking In Persons In The Middle East Tomorrow