People queue for tickets for papal mass ahead of historic visit

Christians queue outside the St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Abu Dhabi for tickets to the papal mass ahead of Pope Francis’ historic three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates, the first by a pope to the Arabian peninsula.

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

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.

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

Hodeida Battle risks tipping Yemen into famine

(4 Oct 2018) With American backing, the United Arab Emirates has resumed an all-out offensive aimed at capturing Yemen’s most vital port, Hodeida. Thousands of civilians are caught in the fighting and at risk of famine. (Oct. 4)

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