UK court rules that Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum ordered hack of phones of ex-wife, her lawyers

Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum ordered the phones of his ex-wife and her lawyers to be hacked as part of a “sustained campaign of intimidation and threat” during the custody battle over their children, England’s High Court has ruled. Mohammed used the sophisticated “Pegasus” software, developed by Israeli firm NSO for states to… Read More UK court rules that Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum ordered hack of phones of ex-wife, her lawyers

UAE becomes first Gulf nation to open embassy in Israel

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday become the first Gulf state to open an embassy in Israel, as its envoy hailed the trade and investment opportunities that closer ties would bring at a flag-raising ceremony also attended by Israel’s president. Brought together by shared unease about Iran, the UAE and Bahrain normalised relations with Israel… Read More UAE becomes first Gulf nation to open embassy in Israel

Saudi Arabia, UAE criticise Israel over Palestinian clashes

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday condemned Israel’s plans to evict Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers, following a night of violence in Jerusalem. Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque late on Friday. The clashes at Islam’s third holiest… Read More Saudi Arabia, UAE criticise Israel over Palestinian clashes

Israeli president invites UAE’s de facto leader to Jerusalem

Israel’s president on Monday invited the United Arab Emirates’ de facto leader to visit Jerusalem, praising his role in achieving a “noble and courageous” deal to normalise relations between Israel and the UAE. Both countries announced on Thursday they would forge formal ties under a U.S.-sponsored deal whose implementation could recast Middle East politics ranging… Read More Israeli president invites UAE’s de facto leader to Jerusalem

Israel, United Arab Emirates reach historic deal to normalise diplomatic relations

Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced an agreement on Thursday that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two states, a move that reshapes the order of Middle East politics from the Palestinian issue to Iran. Under the accord, which U.S. President Donald Trump helped broker, Israel has agreed to… Read More Israel, United Arab Emirates reach historic deal to normalise diplomatic relations