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US Treasury Secretary to visit Middle East over Iran threats

Saturday, 21 October 2017

US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin will be visiting the Middle East this week to discuss the Terrorist Financing Target Center (TFTC) partnership and other matters on Iran. Accompanying Mnuchin is Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker. The visit is set to take place from October 25 through to October 30. The US representatives will be stopping in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar. Discussions will also touch upon national security initiatives against ...

UAE criticizes ‘colonial’ role of Iran, Turkey in Syria

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

The United Arab Emirates urged Iran and Turkey on Monday to end what it called their “colonial” actions in Syria, signaling unease about diminishing Gulf Arab influence in the war. Allied to regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia, the UAE opposes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his backer Iran, and is wary of Turkey, a friend of Islamist forces the UAE opposes throughout the Arab world. UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan urged “the ...

Yousuf Otaiba: Qatar is a ‘destructive element’ in the region

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

UAE Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al-Otaiba, described Qatar as a ‘destructive force’ in the region.Otaiba denied to the Atlantic magazine what Qatar claims about its blockade. He pointed out that Qataris do not suffer from famine and the ports and airports are open. He stressed that the measures against Doha were taken to protect the security of the Arab Quartet countries.Otaiba said that Qatar is the second country in the world to host the largest number of terrorists, ...

Emirati Islamist exposes Qatar’s plans to destabilize the UAE

Saturday, 19 August 2017

A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s chapter in the United Arab Emirates has revealed both the moral and financial support Qatar has given the outlawed group that sought to undermine the security and stability of the country. Isa Khalifa Al Suwaidi confessed of Qatar’s involvement in the organization’s secret meetings and the numerous donations Doha has made to support the banned Islamist members in the UAE. His confessions were broadcasted on local UAE television ...

ICAO refuses to politicize air navigation in Qatar crisis

Friday, 11 August 2017

The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has issued its decisions regarding Qatar’s complaint about the four counterterrorism countries. The statement noted that the bureau of the Council had taken note of the contents of Qatar’s complaint as well as the response of the concerned States to it and had heard the General Secretariat’s opinion about the flow of traffic over international waters. The Council recognized the existence of political issues ...

Dubai news site, magazine shut over ‘false news’ allegation

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have banned temporary a popular Mideast business publication for publishing “false news.”A statement released by the Dubai government on Wednesday said that the Arabian Business website has been blocked and its print edition halted for a month.It says the Dubai-based publication breached regulations of the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority by publishing information based on “inaccurate information.”The DCCA was set up by Dubai&rsquo ...

The nine individuals added to the Qatar-backed terror list

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt declare that in their firm and solid commitment to fight terrorism, cut off sources of funding, prosecute those who are involved in it, combat extremist ideologies and hate speech incubators; and in continuous assessment, the four countries have announced the designation of 9 entities and 9 individuals on the lists of terrorist groups, these are the individuals: Khalid Saeed al-Bounein: Qatari Khalid Saeed al-Bounein was a Doha-based ...

Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qataris, insists Doha meets demands

Monday, 17 July 2017

Egypt will end visa-free entry for Qatari nationals with some exceptions, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, the latest measure taken against Doha which Cairo and three Gulf governments are boycotting. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar on June 5, cutting diplomatic and transport ties with the tiny Gulf monarchy, after accusing it of financing militant groups and allying with Iran. Doha denies the accusations. “It does not make ...

Goldman, JPMorgan, HSBC vie for lead roles in listing UAE’s ADNOC unit

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Abu Dhabi’s national oil company is weighing proposals from Goldman Sachs, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC and JPMorgan for lead roles in the listing of its retail business, sources familiar with the matter said.Rothschild is in a strong position for an advisory role to the deal that could raise $1.5 to $2 billion for ADNOC, sources told Reuters.Beyond the Gulf region, oil companies are looking to raise capital and boost valuations in an era of cheap oil from listings or sales of retail ...

The full Joint Statement issued by the four countries

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Saudi Arabia, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain issued a joint statement, which reads as follows:The four countries value the efforts of the United States of America in the fight against terrorism, it’s financing and the full and solid partnership embodied in the American Islamic Summit, which has established a firm international position to confront extremism and terrorism regardless of its source and origin.The signing of a memorandum of ...

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