The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump would host the United Arab Emirates' Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, but did not specify a date. The news comes after Washington said Trump would host Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on April 10 in an effort to end a diplomatic spat that has riven America's Gulf allies. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar last year, accusing Doha of bankrolling Islamist extremists and fostering ties with Saudi arch-rival Iran. The White House said Trump spoke on the phone with bin Zayed, his country's de facto ruler, "to discuss regional developments and opportunities for increasing cooperation on a range of security and economic issues." A statement added: "The leaders agreed that all GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) states can and should do more to increase coordination with each other and with the United States to ensure the peace and prosperity of the people in the region." It said … [Read more...] about Trump to Host UAE Crown Prince, Calls for Gulf Unity
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Residents of Yemen’s Socotra island protest UAE military deployment Rift grows between Saudi Arabia and UAE in Yemen Residents of Yemen’s Socotra Island protest UAE military deployment Residents of Socotra Island are reacting angrily and protesting about the increasing presence of hundreds of troops, tanks, armored transports, and heavy equipment that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is deploying on the island in a power struggle with Saudi Arabia.Socotra Island belongs to Yemen and is strategically located south of Yemen, where it oversees shipping traffic traveling from the Arabian Sea, through the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea through the Suez Canal. Socotra Island is similar to the Galapagos Islands in that it has been isolated for millions of years, allowing for the development of hundreds of unique plant species found nowhere else on earth. Because of its unique plant life, it has recently been declared a … [Read more...] about World View: UAE Troops, Tanks Deployed to Yemen’s Socotra Island in Dispute with Saudi Arabia
The occupation of historic Socotra archipelago by forces of the United Arab Emirates was denounced on Monday as an “unjustified” attack on “national sovereignty.” Remarkably, it was the exiled legitimate government of Yemen that leveled these accusations, not the Houthi insurgents battling the UAE-Saudi coalition. The UAE was castigated by the very same government it has been fighting on behalf of.Socotra has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations due to the remarkable diversity of its plant, avian, and marine life. As UNESCO observes, “37% of Socotra’s 825 plant species, 90% of its reptile species and 95% of its land snail species do not occur anywhere else in the world.” Visitors to the little cluster of islands and islets often shorthand this description by saying Socotra looks like an alien planet: On April 30, the UAE sent a small force of 50 to 100 soldiers to displace personnel managing the seaport and airport in … [Read more...] about Yemen Update: UAE Occupies Historic Island, Missile Strike on Presidential Palace
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Ashley Nunes by Ashley Nunes May 15 at 6:00 AM An Etihad Airways plane prepares to land at the Abu Dhabi airport in the United Arab Emirates. (AP) What some call the biggest trade dispute in history may be over. Late Monday, the governments of the United States and the United Arab Emirates announced a resolution to a three-year disagreement on who can fly where. The deal mirrors an agreement U.S. and Qatari officials signed this year. So what’s … [Read more...] about The U.S. and UAE resolved an air dispute. Or did they?
At a March 19 reception in Hanoi for the UAE diplomat who came to bid farewell before ending his tenure, the Vietnamese State leader hailed his contributions to reinforcing the bilateral friendship and all-around cooperation during his four-year tenure. Quang expressed his joy at the flourishing Vietnam – UAE relations over recent years, noting that the UAE is among top trade and investment partners of Vietnam in the Middle East. The UAE ranks 7th among Vietnam’s trade partners with two-way trade exceeding US$6 billion over the past 3 years. The President said he hopes the outgoing Ambassador will continue contributing to the Vietnam – UAE friendship and cooperation in his new post and that both sides will go ahead with the implementation of their agreements as well as strengthening the exchange of business delegations and trade promotion activities. He also praised the diplomat's efforts in conneting the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and … [Read more...] about President congratulates UAE Ambassador on successful term in Vietnam