UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan dies at 74

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a pro-Western moderniser who had aligned the Gulf Arab state closer to the United States and its allies, died on Friday. The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced the death of Khalifa, who was also ruler of the UAE’s richest emirate, Abu Dhabi, but gave no… Read More UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan dies at 74

Iranian foreign minister meets Qatari counterpart amid nuclear deal tensions

Iran’s foreign minister met his visiting counterpart from U.S.-allied Qatar on Thursday, state media reported, as Tehran and Washington appear to be at an impasse over the fate of talks to revive a 2015 nuclear deal. Iran on Wednesday warned Western states against rebuking it at the International Atomic Energy Agency after the U.N. atomic… Read More Iranian foreign minister meets Qatari counterpart amid nuclear deal tensions