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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Deccan Herald 27 Feb 2021
... the UAE supports Saudi Arabia's position on the US report on Khashoggi ... The United Arab Emirates supports Saudi Arabia's position on the United States intelligence report about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the UAE's state news agency WAM reported on Saturday....

UAE supports Saudi position on US Khashoggi report

Deccan Herald 27 Feb 2021
... report about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the UAE's state news agency WAM reported on Saturday....

Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan receives Yemen's foreign minister

The National 27 Feb 2021
Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan, UAE Minister of State, received Yemen's new Foreign Minister, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, ......

‘Brutal murder’: World reacts to US report on Khashoggi killing

Al Jazeera 27 Feb 2021
US intelligence agencies have concluded in a new report that slain Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by a Saudi hit squad operating under the command of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) ... The UAE defended Saudi Arabia’s position, reported UAE’s state news agency WAM on Saturday....

UAE Announces 3,434 New COVID-19 Cases in Last 24 Hours

MENA FN 27 Feb 2021
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency). Abu Dhabi, February 27, 2021, SPA -- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced 3,434 new cases of th... ....

UAE's zero-tolerance on money laundering is netting results

Gulf News 26 Feb 2021
Following the establishment of specialized AML Courts in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ajman through various resolutions, it is clear the UAE judicial and law enforcement agencies are working to crack down on those looking to abuse the financial and economic opportunities....

Boeing 737 Max set to return to Australian skies after regulator lifts ban

The National 26 Feb 2021
Earlier this month, the UAE's civil aviation regulator also lifted a 23-month ban on the Boeing 737 Max jet and has deemed the aircraft safe to return to the skies, the state-run news agency WAM reported earlier this month. The UAE is home to Flydubai, one of the world's biggest customers of the 737 Max....

Israel, Bahrain discuss Netanyahu visit, vaccine factory

Suryaa 26 Feb 2021
Netanyahu announced earlier in February that he postponed his first official visits to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to Israel's coronavirus lockdown ... incoming flights is still in effect, the Xinhua news agency reported....

Boeing Co 737 MAX: Australia Lifts 2-Year-Long Ban on Aircraft, First in Asia-Pacific

Yahoo Daily News 26 Feb 2021
Read full article ... Also Read ... UAE Aviation Agency Clears Boeing 737 Max to Fly Again ... The Boeing Co 737 MAX was grounded by several countries including the US, China, UK, Canada, UAE among others in 2019 after two deadly plane crashes occurred - the Ethiopian Airlines crash that had claimed over 150 lives and the Lion Air Crash in Indonesia ... TRENDING....

UAE sets up office to combat money laundering

Gulf Daily News 25 Feb 2021
The Executive Office will oversee the implementation of the UAE’s National AML/CFT Strategy and National Action Plan (NAP), the programme of reforms designed to strengthen the UAE’s anti-financial crime system, reported state news agency WAM....

Helping bring Kosher certification to the UAE

Gulf News 25 Feb 2021
STAR-K Kosher Certification, a not-for-profit agency, is one of the most trusted kosher certification organizations in the world. With offices throughout the US, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, India, Israel, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and now in the UAE, STAR-K certifies plants in about 100 countries ... He commented on the new found UAE interest in Kosher....

Western Balkans ‘positively’ impacted by UAE’s investments, participation in NATO mission: North Macedonian FM

Urdu Point 25 Feb 2021
ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 25th Feb, 2021) "The UAE’s presence" in the Western Balkans has made a positive impact, spurring economic growth and welfare across the region, the top diplomat of North Macedonia told Emirates news Agency (WAM)....