UAE elects Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan as new president

The United Arab Emirates’ de facto leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan was elected president of the Gulf Arab state by a federal supreme council on Saturday, solidifying his rule over the OPEC oil producer and key regional player. He becomes president at a time when the UAE’s long-standing ties with the United States have… Read More UAE elects Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan as new president

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

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