UAE’s newly elected ruler sees Iran, Islamists as threat to Gulf safe haven

DUBAI, UAE – United Arab Emirates strongman Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who was formally elected president on Saturday, May 14, led a realignment of the Middle East that created a new anti-Iran axis with Israel and fought a rising tide of political Islam in the region. Working behind the scenes for years as de … Read more

Liverpool show gulf of class between Man United does not lie solely on the pitch – Liverpool FC

Technically and morally superior, Liverpool inflicted two very meaningful lessons on their rivals down the East Lancs Road on another night of greatness at Anfield. Back in October, when Liverpool dismantled Manchester United at Old Trafford to the tune of 5-0, I suggested that our opponents had essentially become irrelevant. On Tuesday night, at Anfield, … Read more

Vegas, Macau…Dubai? Global casinos raise bets on gambling in the Gulf

It’s been the subject of quiet speculation among diplomats and executives for years, but now global casino bosses are setting their sights on a once improbable prize: gambling in the United Arab Emirates. Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), one of the smaller and lesser-known of the seven emirates, said earlier this year that it planned to … Read more

You still need us, UAE tells US as it flexes Gulf oil muscles

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – By single-handedly knocking 13% off rocketing oil prices on one day this week, the United Arab Emirates demonstrated the power Gulf producers wield in the market and sent a wake-up call to Washington to pay closer attention to its longtime allies. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) heavyweights … Read more