United Arab Emirates

U.S. Intervenes to Repel Air Attack on United Arab Emirates

The U.S. Air Force said that it had intervened on Monday to repel an attack on the United Arab Emirates amid an escalation of tensions between the Gulf nation and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. In a separate statement, the Emirati Ministry of Defense said its air defense forces had intercepted and destroyed two […]

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Israeli Prime Minister Holds Historic Meeting With U.A.E Crown Prince

JERUSALEM — The Israeli prime minister met the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates on Monday on the first official visit by an Israeli leader to the Gulf state, a historic encounter that would have been unimaginable a few years ago and showcased the rapid realignment of the Middle East, driven by shared fears […]

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Sundays Off: U.A.E. Changes Its Weekend to Align With West

“Once again, the Emirates sets itself as a pioneering country that’s looking to the future in a brave and flexible way,” said Nabil al-Qadi, president of Khawarizmi International College, a private university in Abu Dhabi, the Emirati capital. “I don’t see any conflict between the decision and religion or the fact that Friday is a […]

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Seeking Backers for New Fund, Jared Kushner Turns to Middle East

That spring, only a few months later, Mr. Kushner successfully pushed for his father-in-law to make his first international trip to a summit in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, where the president was photographed participating in a traditional sword dance. Around the same time, Mr. Kushner personally helped negotiate a 10-year agreement for Saudi Arabia to […]

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