UAE reopens Damascus embassy after seven years

The United Arab Emirates reopens its embassy in Damascus, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian regime back into the Arab fold.

UAE reopens its embassy in Damascus

The United Arab Emirates reopens its embassy in Damascus, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian regime back into the Arab fold. 1ST IMAGES

Why The World’s Most Expensive Painting Has Gone Missing (HBO)

The UAE continues to push back the unveiling of the world’s most expensive painting. ‘Salvator Mundi’ by da Vinci was originally purchased for $450,312,500 by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture in 2017, but many art historians believe that it isn’t actually an original da Vinci painting. Art critic Jerry Saltz tells us why it isn’t.

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UAE pardons Briton sentenced to life for spying

The United Arab Emirates pardons a British researcher who was sentenced last week to life in prison for spying in a case that shocked Britain.

Wife of Briton jailed by UAE hopes for clemency release

The wife of a British researcher sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates on espionage charges tells AFP she is cautiously optimistic he could be freed.

Saudi crown prince lands in Abu Dhabi

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Abu Dhabi and is welcomed by the Emirate’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. The Saudi prince set off Thursday on a regional tour starting with the UAE, his first official trip abroad since critic Jamal Khashoggi’s murder tipped the kingdom into crisis. IMAGES

Wife of UK student jailed in UAE received ‘assurances’ from Hunt

The wife of a British scholar who was sentenced to life for spying in the United Arab Emirates says Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has assured her he is “doing everything in his power” to secure Matthew Hedges’ release. SOUNDBITE

A Living Hell in Yemen & MDMA for PTSD | VICE on HBO (Trailer)

After nearly four years of war in Yemen at least 10,000 civilians have been killed. Millions more have fled their homes and are now facing famine and disease. The situation is so dire that the UN has described it as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. The crisis, created in large part by US allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE, using US supplied weapons and planes, has turned Yemen into a living hell. Ben Anderson returns to Yemen, gets access to the various fighting groups waging war for the Saudi/Emirati led coalition, and sees the devastating effect the chaotic fighting and indiscriminate bombing is having on civilians.

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PTSD affects millions of Americans, including 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and up to 30% of first responders. Despite this, available treatment is limited, resulting in long term suffering and, in many cases, suicide. But a new set of trials using MDMA-assisted therapy has achieved remarkable results. VICE’s Ben Anderson, who has been covering conflict for almost two decades and was diagnosed himself over a year ago, decided to try the treatment himself.

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WFP calls for the defence of Yemen’s Hodeida

Images distributed by the UN’s World Food Programme show armed men in Hodeida, malnourished children at a hospital in rebel-held Sanna and World Food Programme aid being delivered to the port city of Hodeida. For five months, pro-government alliance led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE has fought intermittently to drive the Huthi rebels from the city, home to a port that is the entry point of nearly 80 percent of Yemen’s imports.