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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Iran fears plot by US and its Gulf allies as pressure grows

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — On the same day Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting a military parade in southwestern Iran, President Donald Trump‘s lawyer mounted a stage in New York to declare that the government would be toppled. “I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them. It could … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Iran fears plot by US and its Gulf allies as pressure grows

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran’s president blames US after attack on military parade

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf was behind an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded around 70. Rouhani did not identify those behind Saturday’s attack, which was claimed by an Arab separatist group. He could have been referring … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran’s president blames US after attack on military parade

United States | Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Travels to United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan

United States – Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will travel to United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan September 15-22 to meet with counterparts to discuss a range of consular issues, including international parental child abduction. While in the region, the Assistant Secretary also plans to review consular operations at our … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Travels to United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan

Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi” at the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been indefinitely postponed, authorities said Monday. Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism announced the delay on Twitter, saying “more details will be announced soon.” The department did not respond to a request for comment. … Continue reading Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | US Navy seizes 1,000 smuggled rifles off war-torn Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. military said early Friday it seized over 1,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles being smuggled by small ships in the Gulf of Aden amid the ongoing war in nearby Yemen. The seizure by the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham may mark the first such interdiction of weapons at sea bound … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | US Navy seizes 1,000 smuggled rifles off war-torn Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | US military video purports to show arms smuggling off Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. military said early Friday it seized over 1,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles being smuggled by small ships in the Gulf of Aden amid the ongoing war in nearby Yemen. The seizure by the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham may mark the first such interdiction of weapons at sea bound … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | US military video purports to show arms smuggling off Yemen

GENEVA | UN experts: Possible war crimes by all parties in Yemen

GENEVA — U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen’s conflict intensified 3½ years ago, including rape, torture, arbitrary detention and use of child soldiers. Their report — the first since being mandated to investigate by the … Continue reading GENEVA | UN experts: Possible war crimes by all parties in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen | Yemen rebels: Coalition strikes kill dozens, UAE denies it

SANAA, Yemen — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed nearly 30 people in Yemen on Thursday, including four women and 22 children, Shiite rebel media reported. But the state media of United Arab Emirates, a key coalition member, disputed the claim and said the rebels launched the attack, killing one child and injuring dozens. Mohammed Abdul-Salam, spokesman … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Yemen rebels: Coalition strikes kill dozens, UAE denies it