Sadr’s Withdrawal from Politics: Permanent or Temporary?Iraq once again descended into chaos on Monday after powerful cleric Muqtada Sadr said he was quitting politics, prompting his loyalists, in particular Saraya al-Salam militiamen, to storm Baghdad’s Green Zone, home to government offices and diplomatic missions. However after a day of deadly clashes that claimed lives of about 30 people and wounded hundreds more, Sadr told his followers to leave their protests in central Baghdad and apologized to the Iraqi people.
Israel Does Not Believe in ’Peace’: AbbasMahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s President said the Israeli regime "does not believe in peace," citing Tel Aviv’s litany of chronic abuses against Palestinians.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israeli regimes have finalized a free trade agreement as part of a normalization agreement between the two, marking the first big trade accord between the Tel Aviv regime and an Arab country.
Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday the Arab governments that chose to normalize relations with Israel against the will of their people will end up being exploited by the occupying regime.
Israeli regime reportedly has deployed radar systems in some West Asian countries as part of joint cooperation with the region’s Arab states to counter what the Israeli media claims to be “missile threats” from Iran.
The prime minister of Yemen’s National Salvation Government blamed Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the deterioration of security situation in areas under the occupation of the Saudi-led coalition forces and their allied militants, saying the two countries are trying to perpetuate chaos, devastation and destruction in those regions.
A tanker operated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reportedly has left a port in Yemen’s southern province of Shabwah with 400,000 barrels of Yemeni crude oil, as Abu Dhabi and Riyadh continue to plunder the natural resources of the impoverished country.
An Emirati royal may have lost millions of US dollars worth of bitcoin in an alleged cryptocurrency scam run by Bulgarian-German convicted fraudster Ruja Ignatova, who has been put on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have detained Asim Ghafoor, a U.S. citizen and civil rights attorney who previously served as a lawyer for slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said U.S.-based rights group DAWN of whose board Ghafoor is a member.
The United States has approved massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates worth more than $5 billion, despite the monarchies’ ongoing military aggression against Yemen which has inflicted heavy civilian casualties.