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

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett meets with UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan hosted Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday in the first ever public meeting between the United Arab Emirates’ de facto ruler andan Israeli leader. Israel’s ambassador to Abu Dhabi said the issue of Iran was on the agenda for their talks, which follow the formalisation… Read More Israeli PM Naftali Bennett meets with UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

De facto UAE ruler visits Saudi crown prince amid tensions between both nations

The United Arab Emirates’ de facto ruler held talks in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Monday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, at a time of tensions between the two Gulf allies that led this month to an open standoff over oil policy. “My brother Mohammed bin Salman and I discussed ways to further… Read More De facto UAE ruler visits Saudi crown prince amid tensions between both nations

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