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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A video image of Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is played during an event to remember Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, in Washington, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

Turkey arrests two suspected UAE spies,probing link to Khashoggi murder

Hindustan Times 19 Apr 2019
The agency said Turkish officials are investigating whether the two UAE citizens are connected with the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi....

Report: Turkey detains 2 people suspected of spying for UAE

San Francisco Chronicle 19 Apr 2019
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have detained two people on suspicion of spying for the United Arab Emirates, Turkey's state-run news agency reported on Friday. The two UAE nationals were detained as part of an investigation led by the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office, the agency reported ... The UAE and Saudi Arabia are close Arab allies....

Turkey detains 2 people suspected of spying for UAE

Federal News Radio 19 Apr 2019
The two UAE nationals were detained on Monday following a joint operation by police and the intelligence agency, the official told The Associated Press ... The official did not identify the suspects but said the two confessed during their interrogation that they had been spying on Arab dissidents based in Turkey on behalf of the UAE....

UAE is the major trade partner to Vietnam in MENA: Al Mansouri

MENA FN 19 Apr 2019
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 18th April, 2019 (WAM) -- The UAE is the major trade partner to Vietnam in the Middle East and North Africa while Vietnam is the k... ....

Saudi, UAE send relief aid to flood-stricken Iran

The News International 18 Apr 2019
"The Saudi Red Crescent, as part of a joint Saudi-UAE initiative to alleviate the suffering of Iranian citizens, has dispatched a relief plane to Tehran with 95 tons of humanitarian aid to support those affected by floods," the official Saudi Press Agency said ... news agency said....

Solidarity among leaders: When Sheikh Zayed met Emile Lahoud

The National 18 Apr 2019
The two Arab leaders discussed the Middle East Peace Process and bilateral ties, reported UAE news agency Wam ... When Sheikh Zayed died, in November 2004, Lahoud said the UAE leader’s death was a “loss for his people, for ......

Expats can now own freehold property in Abu Dhabi zones

Khaleej Times 18 Apr 2019
Abu Dhabi will now allow all foreigners to own land and property in investment areas on a freehold basis after making changes to its real estate law, state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday. The UAE's capital previously limited ownership largely to Emiratis and citizens of the neighbouring Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states....

UAE Ambassador oversees release of musical collaboration in Beirut

MENA FN 18 Apr 2019
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) BEIRUT, 17th April, 2019 (WAM) -- With support from the UAE Embassy and as part of the Year of Tolerance, a song, titled, "Du'ou 'al Khashab"... ....

Dubai Chamber hosts legal workshop on UAE, DIFC companies' law

MENA FN 18 Apr 2019
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 18th April, 2019 (WAM) -- The provisions and variables of the new UAE Commercial Companies Law and DIFC Companies Law and their impact ... ....

UAE- Tolerance Ministry plans certification for companies

MENA FN 18 Apr 2019
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 18th April, 2019 (WAM) The UAE's Ministry of Tolerance plans to introduce special certification for local companies to recognise th... ....

Head of Sudan's military council commends ties with Saudi Arabia, UAE

Xinhua 17 Apr 2019
... Transitional Military Council Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan on Tuesday praised Sudan's distinguished relations with Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE), official SUNA news agency reported....

UAE's GDP to hit 450 bln USD in 2019: IMF

Xinhua 17 Apr 2019
... the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to grow 4.7 percent to 1.673 trillion dirhams (450 billion U.S. dollars) in 2019, official Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported Wednesday....

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