Water crisis brings threats of Mideast war, terrorism: report

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Satellite data released by the University of California, Irvine, shows the world's water supply is disappearing fast because of agricultural demand, an expanding population, energy production and climate change, with the Middle East, Africa and Asia in particular facing crisis in the next few years.

Emirates shoot down BAE's $6B Typhoon jet deal

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- BAE Systems, Britain's largest defense company, has suffered a major setback with the United Arab Emirates scrapping lengthy negotiations for 60 Eurofighter Typhoon jets, a deal worth at least $6 billion.

British hopes of $10B Emirates Typhoon deal sink

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Britain's high-profile drive to sell Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets in the Persian Gulf seems to be running into trouble, with the United Arab Emirates reportedly having second thoughts about acquiring up to 60 of the aircraft under a contract possibly worth $10 billion.

British launch big drive in Emirates to see Typhoon jets

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a major lobbying campaign to sell up to 60 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to the United Arab Emirates, a deal worth up to $10 billion.

Emirates vents over Persian Gulf islands

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Emirati government called on the international community to pressure Iran to settle issues related to disputed islands in the Persian Gulf.

UAE pardons prisoners to mark Ramadan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 8 (UPI) -- Officials in the United Arab Emirates pardoned 1,598 prisoners as part of observing the Muslim Ramadan holiday.

Hollande seeks Rafale jet deal with Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, June 24 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande has sought to press the gas-rich Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar to buy 24-36 Dassault Rafale combat jets during a weekend visit amid a defense build-up by the region's Arab monarchies to counter Iran.

British governments honors UAE ties

LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- The British government has a long history of friendship with the United Arab Emirates, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

Britain called on to press UAE on rights

LONDON, April 26 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron is called on to "show some backbone" and press Emirati authorities on abuses, Human Rights Watch.

HRW calls on Obama to crack down on UAE abuses

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Human rights groups are calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to crack down on abuses in the United Arab Emirates in a meeting with the nation's crown prince.
Obama to meet with UAE, Qatari, Jordanian and Turkish leaders

Obama to meet with UAE, Qatari, Jordanian and Turkish leaders

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- President Obama will meet with leaders from the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan and Turkey during the next month in Washington, the White House said.

S. Korea promised stable oil supply

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Oman and the United Arab Emirates assured South Korea of a stable crude oil supply as Seoul considers cutting imports from Iran, officials said Wednesday.
Emirates vents over Persian Gulf islands

Emirates vents over Persian Gulf islands

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The occupation by Iran of three small islands in the Persian Gulf is a violation of international law, an Emirati official told the U.N. General Assembly.

UAE modifies racing schedule for 2011-12

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The United Arab Emirates will add three days to the thoroughbred racing calendar for the 2011-12 season and slightly modify the schedule.
Obama's schedule for Tuesday, April 26

Obama's schedule for Tuesday, April 26

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama meets with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan Tuesday at the White House, the daily schedule indicates.
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Zayed al-Nahyan
UAE (United Arab Emirates) Information Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, brother of the UAE president, attend a ceremony to lay the cornerstone for a new housing project set to rise from the rubble of the former Jewish settlement of Morag, the first major construction project in the Gaza Strip since Israel completed its withdrawal from the territory last month, in the outskirts of the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern of Gaza Strip Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005. Work is due to start on Sunday on the Sheikh Khalifa neighborhood, named after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, which is bankrolling the $100 million, (83 million) two-year project. (UPI Photo/Ismael Mohamad)
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