Russian crude oil heads to UAE as sanctions divert flows
It is not known exactly when the UAE began imports, but tanker tracking data indicates volumes have risen in the wake of Russia's February 2022 invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent Western sanctions on Moscow.
UAE says Opec+ output cut was correct decision, no politics behind it
The US has stressed that the cut would boost Russia's foreign earnings and blunt the effectiveness of sanctions imposed over its invasion of Ukraine.
Israel to sell air defence system to United Arab Emirates, sources say
Israel and the US-allied UAE share an ultimate fear, that Iran obtains a nuclear weapon, an ambition Tehran denies.
Israel signs major trade pact with Gulf state UAE
Tariffs will be eliminated on 96% of goods with the UAE predicting the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement will boost bilateral trade to more than US$10 billion a year within five years.
UAE president Sheikh Khalifa dies
Sheikh Khalifa took over as the UAE's second president in November 2004, succeeding his father as the 16th ruler of Abu Dhabi, the federation's richest emirate.
Recalled diplomats to return to Wisma Putra, no ‘cold storage’, says PSD DG
Public Service Department director-general Mohd Shafiq Abdullah says they will undergo courses to increase their skills, which is a common practice at the ministry.
How a communication blunder by Malaysian diplomats left UAE red-faced during PM Ismail’s official visit
Embassy's failure to inform Wisma Putra about an invitation for a major event resulted in an embarrassing episode for both sides.
Israel defence minister signs security agreement with Bahrain
An Israeli official says the agreement with Bahrain is the first such pact that Israel has reached with one of its new allies in the Gulf.
Israeli president on first-ever visit to UAE
The visit comes some 16 months after the wealthy Gulf country forged diplomatic ties with Israel, becoming the third Arab nation to do so after Egypt and Jordan.
Israeli president to make first-ever state visit to UAE
The visit comes some 16 months after the wealthy UAE broke with decades of Arab consensus and forged diplomatic ties with Israel.
Three killed in UAE fuel truck blast, Yemen Houthis claim attack
The move could heighten tensions between the UAE and Iran after outreach to Tehran by Abu Dhabi to avoid any regional conflict that could hurt the Opec producer's economic ambitions.
UAE threatens jail for mocking anti-Covid measures
Social media users can be punished under new laws which allow at least two years' jail and 200,000 AED (US$54,000) fines for sharing misleading information during a pandemic.