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Lisa Barrington

G20 women's forum urged to press hosts Saudi on rights

Oct 21 2020

DUBAI Rights groups want participants in a G20 women's meeting starting in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to seek the release of detained female activists and call out the kingdom for its record on rights.

Analysis: Reform momentum of Oman's new ruler faces headwind of COVID-19 reality

Oct 14 2020

DUBAI Oman's ruler has moved to overhaul the Gulf Arab state's creaking finances since taking power this year but the coronavirus crisis is likely to delay deeper reforms needed to shore up the economy at a time of low oil prices.

In U.S. ally Bahrain, Israel deal rallies a weakened opposition

Sep 17 2020

DUBAI Bahrain may have won international praise for following in the United Arab Emirates' footsteps and establishing ties with Israel, but the dramatic move by the close U.S. ally could stir a new wave of opposition at home.

Amid talks with Israel, UAE pursuit of stealth jets rumbles in background

Sep 07 2020

Al DHAFRA AIRBASE, Abu Dhabi Amid historic normalisation talks between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, American officials spent a morning at an Abu Dhabi air base housing U.S. stealth jets which the Gulf state hopes to buy despite Israeli objections.

After UAE-Israel breakthrough, Kushner pushes other Arabs to go next

Sep 01 2020

AL-DHAFRA AIR BASE, Abu Dhabi After accompanying an Israeli delegation to the UAE for historic normalisation talks, White House adviser Jared Kushner set off on a tour of other Gulf capitals on Tuesday, looking for more Arab support.

Amid talks with Israel, UAE pursuit of stealth jets rumbles in background

Sep 01 2020

Al DHAFRA AIRBASE, Abu Dhabi Amid historic normalisation talks between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, American officials spent a morning at an Abu Dhabi air base housing U.S. stealth jets which the Gulf state hopes to buy despite Israeli objections.

Israeli, U.S. officials land in UAE, Kushner urges Palestinians to negotiate

Sep 01 2020

ABU DHABI Senior U.S. and Israeli officials landed in the United Arab Emirates on Monday on a historic trip to finalise a pact marking open relations between Israel and the Gulf state, and they told Palestinians it was now time for them to negotiate peace. | Video

UAE, Israeli ministers pledge defence cooperation

Aug 25 2020

DUBAI/JERUSALEM Top UAE and Israeli defence officials on Tuesday held their first publicly-acknowledged phone call since their countries' agreement to normalise ties, officials said, heralding possible security cooperation.

Dubai's highest court rejects superyacht seizure appeal in mammoth divorce battle

Aug 20 2020

DUBAI Dubai's highest court has rejected an appeal by the ex-wife of a Russian billionaire to seize a £350 million ($460 million)superyacht in one of the world's costliest divorce battles, a court ruling last week said.

Oman transfers powers from Sultan's remit in government revamp

Aug 18 2020

DUBAI Oman's sultan has designated ministers of foreign affairs and finance, and a central bank chairman, titles formerly held by himself, in a revamp that may signal increased reform momentum for the struggling oil producer.

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