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UAE weapons show draws major deals, traders amid pandemic

Feb. 21, 2021 11:26 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In spite of the surging coronavirus pandemic, major arms makers descended Sunday on a convention center in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, hoping to make deals with militaries across the Middle East. The UAE...

Israel decides not to participate in Emirati arms fair

Feb. 15, 2021 08:04 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has decided not to send a delegation of defense companies to a prestigious arms fair in the United Arab Emirates next week due to coronavirus restrictions that have forced the closure of Israel’s international airport, the Defense Ministry announced Monday. ...

Yemen gov't says willing to work with Biden to end Saudi war

Feb. 05, 2021 13:11 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's foreign minister said his government will work with President Joe Biden's administration to end the war in the Arab world's poorest country. Still, Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak insisted the country's Houthi rebels and their Iranian backers remain...

Biden ending US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen

Feb. 04, 2021 22:48 PM EST

President Joe Biden announced Thursday the United States was ending support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen that has deepened suffering in the Arabian Peninsula’s poorest country, calling the move part of restoring a U.S. emphasis on diplomacy, democracy and...

After Trump setbacks, Kim Jong Un starts over with Biden

Jan. 22, 2021 00:05 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Last year was a disaster for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He helplessly watched his country's already battered economy decay further amid pandemic border closures while brooding over the collapse of made-for-TV summits with former President...