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UAE discussing defence upgrade after Houthi attacks- envoy to U.N

The United Arab Emirates may upgrade its defensive capabilities after missile attacks https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/uaes-defense-ministry-destroyed-2-houthi-ballistic-missiles-wam-2022-01-24 by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group, while continuing diplomacy with Tehran to reduce regional tensions, a senior UAE diplomat said.

French man sentenced to 8 years in Iran prison for spying

PARIS (Reuters) -An Iranian court on Tuesday sentenced French national Benjamin Briere to eight years in prison on spying charges, his Paris-based lawyer said, describing the trial as a politically motivated sham and his client as a "bargaining chip".

Explainer-Why Yemen is at war

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis have launched two missile attacks at the United Arab Emirates in the last week, raising the stakes in a ruinous and complex conflict.

UAE-backed forces press on in Yemen's Marib despite Houthi warnings

Yemeni forces backed by the United Arab Emirates are continuing a push in Yemen's energy-producing Marib region against the Houthis, they said on Tuesday, despite warnings by the Iran-aligned movement of further attacks https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/uaes-defense-ministry-destroyed-2-houthi-ballistic-missiles-wam-2022-01-24 on the UAE.

Yemen's Houthis fail in second missile attack on UAE

DUBAI (Reuters) -Yemen's Houthi movement, aligned with Iran, launched a missile attack at the United Arab Emirates on Monday that targeted a base hosting the U.S. military but was thwarted by U.S.-built Patriot interceptors, U.S. and Emirati officials said.