United Arab Emirates

Coordinates: 24°N 54°E / 24°N 54°E / 24; 54

The United Arab Emirates i/juːˌntd ˌærəb ˈɛmɪrts/ (Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah), sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. In 2013, the UAE's total population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates.

Established in December 1971, the country is a federation of seven emirates. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch; together, they jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the monarchs is selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates. Islam is the official religion of the UAE, and Arabic is the official language, although English is widely used.

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S.Korean Prez returns after 3-nation trip

Suryaa 22 Jan 2022
In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Korea signed a preliminary deal to sell Seoul's midrange surface-to-air missiles to the Persian Gulf nation, in the latest sign of deepening defence cooperation between the two nations, reports Yonhap News Agency....

Turkey’s swap deal with the UAE is a boost, but won’t solve the lira’s underlying problems

Arab News 21 Jan 2022
According to Mogielnicki, the currency swap puts some cash behind recent efforts to improve strained relations between the UAE and Turkey ... According to the Emirates News Agency, the UAE is Turkey’s top trading partner among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with trade between the two countries US$8 billion in 2020....

UAE, Turkey to sign new agreements during President Erdogan’s upcoming visit, Turkish Parliament Speaker says

Gulf News 21 Jan 2022
The UAE and Turkey are expected to sign new agreements and “renew previous commitments” during the forthcoming visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the UAE next month, a senior Turkish official said. “Our President’s visit to the UAE is currently confirmed and the preparations are ongoing ... UAE....

UAE and Turkey expected to sign new agreements in February

The National 21 Jan 2022
Senior Turkish official told state news agency Wam that the president's visit to the UAE is confirmed .......

UN Security Council condemns Houthi attacks that killed three in Abu Dhabi

Middle East Monitor 21 Jan 2022
... the strongest terms", on Friday, attacks on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that killed three civilians and wounded six other victims, Anadolu News Agency reports....

UAE launches first Space Economic Zone at Masdar City

Gulf News 20 Jan 2022
UAE has launched its first Space Economic Zone in Masdar City to encourage growth of space technology startups and entrepreneurs by offering an attractive business ecosystem to stimulate innovation, the UAE Space Agency and Masdar announced on Thursday ... Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, added....

UAE uses 'humanitarian diplomacy' to mend fences with Somalia

Anadolu Agency 20 Jan 2022
In 2018, Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency seized three suitcases at Mogadishu's international airport containing over $9 million from a Boeing 737/700 operated by the UAE's Royal Jet....

UAE, US discuss defence coordination following Abu Dhabi attacks

Middle East Monitor 20 Jan 2022
... Lloyd Austin, and discussed the recent Houthi attacks on the UAE and boosting defence coordination, Emirates News Agency, WAM, reported on Wednesday....

Saudi-led coalition launch airstrikes on Yemen's Hodeidah

The New Arab 20 Jan 2022
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen launched air strikes Thursday on the northern coastal city of Hodeidah and other parts of Yemen, in its latest offensive following a Houthi attack on the UAE. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency, the coalition announced that ......

Turkey, UAE sign FX swap deal worth $5 billion

MENA FN 20 Jan 2022
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) Turkey signed a $4.9 billion currency swap agreement with the UAE, boosting dwindling foreign-exchange reserves depleted by the country's financial turmoil, Trend ... ....

Share resolution plan info with Jet Airways' employees: NCLAT to Jalan-Kalrock

Live Mint 20 Jan 2022
In respect of workmen and employees, that portion of the resolution plan shall be furnished to the appellants and this order is directed against the successful resolution applicant," KS Ravichandran, who represents the association, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI ... With inputs from agencies. ....

Torture claim filed against Interpol president from UAE

The New Arab 19 Jan 2022
Matthew Hedges, a doctoral student who was imprisoned in the UAE for nearly seven months in 2018 on spying charges, and Ali Issa Ahmad, a soccer fan who says he was tortured by the UAE security agency during the 2019 Asia Cup soccer tournament ... The UAE has denied allegations against al-Raisi....