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Powerful Emirati Crown Prince Entangled by Mueller Report

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — One of the most powerful leaders in the United Arab Emirates has found himself entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's report on U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian interference in America's 2016 election. "The Emirat...

US Has the Power to End the War in Yemen

Blinded by its obsession with Iran, the Trump administration is perpetuating an unwinnable civil war in Yemen and undermining the likelihood of a political settlement, writes Mohammed Buzzi in The Atlantic. ...
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UAE, Saudis May Have Committed War Crimes in Yemen

GENEVA — Three experts working for the U.N.'s top human rights body say the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes including rape, torture, disappearances and "deprivation of the right to life" ...

Qatar Beats the Odds to Overcome Saudi Aggression

In the face of two nations seeking to redefine political power in the Middle East, small Qatar has proven resilient and resisted their advances, writes Juan Cole in The Nation. On June 5, 2017, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) issu...