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Gulf Crisis Deadlock Creates Regional Rivalry
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and a number of Islamic countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, imposed a blockade and issued a list...
GIF’s Annual Forecast 2019
Gulf International Forum (GIF) presents our 2019 forecast. As the new year is upon us, please read GIF’s projections for what 2019 may...
UAE-India Currency Swap: Another Step Toward Asian Markets
The UAE’s steady progress in developing the financial infrastructure needed to better facilitate international financial capital flows...
Delaware-Gulftainer Agreement Represents Significant Change in...
In late September 2018, Delaware government authorities finalized a deal...
UAE to Train Somaliland Forces under Military Base Deal –...
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will train Somaliland security forces as part of a deal to establish a military base in the semi-autonomous...
Gulf Arabs Relish Tillerson Firing; Iran Weighs Nuclear Deal
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s firing is reverberating across a Middle East where Iran fears his replacement will fight to...
Risky Business: South Korea’s Secret Military Deal With UAE
In Sweihan, a small town in Abu Dhabi, a South Korean special forces team operates under the name Akh, which means “brother” in Arabic....
UAE Says Qatari Jet Fighters Intercepted Civilian Flights and Qatar...
The United Arab Emirates said on Monday Qatari air force jets had twice intercepted its civilian aircraft during routine flights to Bahrain,...
Saudi Arabia, UAE Introduce VAT in Push to Boost Revenue
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, once seen as the Gulf’s leading tax havens, have imposed a 5 percent value-added tax on...
Surprise Talks between UAE and Yemen’s Muslim-Brotherhood
Mohammed al-Yadomi, the head of an influential Yemeni party, was attending a summit on Jerusalem in Istanbul on Wednesday when he was...
UAE and Saudi Arabia Form New Alliance Might Affect GCC
The United Arab Emirates has announced the formation of a new political and military alliance with Saudi Arabia, throwing into doubt the...
UAE Joins Consensus to Extend Oil Output Cuts
UAE said OPEC and allied oil producers should extend their production cuts beyond March to help re-balance the market. The U.A.E. favors...