Russia, UAE trade ties on upswing

the company’s vice-president in the region Gati Al Jebouri told Gulf News in a recent interview. “In Abu Dhabi, the current licence extension on the onshore projects shows a clear wish by the authorities to invite a variety of international oil ... ( read original story ...)

In Yemen’s secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogates

The AP documented at least 18 clandestine lockups across southern Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates or by Yemeni forces created and trained by the Gulf nation, drawing on accounts from former detainees, families of prisoners, civil rights lawyers and ... ( read original story ...)

WhatsApp free calls surprise UAE residents

The TRA has always denied that this is its policy, contributing to the confusion. A Gulf News reader also claims he was recently told by videoconferencing application TeamTalk that the service was now banned in the UAE. ( read original story ...)

HRW: UAE backs torture and disappearances in Yemen

UAE's government has denied allegations to AP ... Citing anonymous US defence officials, the news agency said the senior US military leaders were aware of allegations of torture, a claim the defence department denied. Families of detainees have held ... ( read original story ...)

UAE-France cooperation highlighted

This includes fighting terrorist organisations and supporting regional and international efforts aimed at establishing the pillars of security and stability in the region, UAE News Agency (WAM) reported. I.Y BNA 0633 GMT 2017/06/22 ( read original story ...)

UAE runs ‘informal prisons’ in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

The UAE is a key member of a Saudi-led military coalition that entered Yemen's conflict in 2015 to battle on the government's side against Iran-backed Huthi rebels. Beirut: The United Arab Emirates runs at least two "informal detention facilities" in ... ( read original story ...)

UAE, China aircraft carriers start codeshare partnership

DUBAI, June 22 (Xinhua) -- The Etihad Airways of United Arab Emirates' (UAE) and China Southern Airlines on Thursday announced a new codeshare agreement, which will allow passengers access to certain routes involving the two countries. Under the codeshare ... ( read original story ...)

Yemen, UAE ‘run secret torture prisons’

Former prisoners, Yemeni officials and rights lawyers say the United Arab Emirates and allied Yemeni forces are running a network of secret prisons across southern Yemen where hundreds of people detained in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi Police save man from online blackmailers

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Police saved a 50-year-old Gulf national from online blackmailers who demanded money from him for not posting his indecent videos on social media. The cyber criminals in a foreign country had taken the victim’s indecent videos ... ( read original story ...)