The House voted Wednesday to undo President Trump’s attempt to sidestep Congress and complete several arms sales benefiting Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Can the esteemed scholar be trusted to speak truth to power, and should the public intellectual be held accountable to a higher standard?
"It's very much to do with moving from what I would call a military-first strategy to a peace-first strategy," according to one UAE official. Diplomats said Abu Dhabi preferred to have its forces on hand should US-Iran tensions escalate further.
Detainee tells human rights organisation that Mansoor is held in solitary confinement and spends most of his time in the darkness.
The owner of Kokuka Courageous said its sailors saw "flying objects" before the attack. Blaming Iran for the incident, US military says video it released shows Revolutionary Guards removing an unexploded limpet mine from the vessel.
Two oil tankers were targeted in the Gulf of Oman. The Japanese foreign ministry says the vessels were carrying "Japan-related" cargo. All crew members were safely rescued.
Rights group says at least nine activists due to be freed have instead been moved to a ‘counselling’ facility in a UAE prison.
Initial findings of an investigation led by the United Arab Emirates of May 12 attacks on oil tankers point to the likelihood that a state was behind the bombings, the UAE says.
The crown prince and de facto ruler of Abu Dhabi has committed the UAE to an aggressive foreign and domestic policy that is intolerant of opposition groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood.
US President Donald Trump bypassed Congress to sell $8.1 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia and other allies, citing the threat from Iran, followed closely by a significant defence agreement with the UAE set to have a far-reaching impact.
A meeting of the FIFA Council in March authorised FIFA President Gianni Infantino to work with Qatar on seeing if it was feasible to use at least one more country in the region to accommodate an additional 16 matches and present a proposal in June.
The US’s most recent sanctions on Iranian oil exports have created a backlash, among them the latest incident to take place in contentious waters.
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