United Arab Emirates

UAE Names Fossil Fuel Mogul to Lead U.N. Climate Talks

The United Arab Emirates, which will host this year’s COP28 United Nations climate conference, named the head of its state oil company as the president of that summit on Thursday – outraging environmental activists who oppose the existence of all fossil fuels as a threat to the planet.

The Emirati Minister of State and the CEO of Abu Dhabi's state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber talks at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates defended on Monday …

Distrust of Biden Administration Leads UAE, Kuwait to Restore Ties with Iran

Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took steps this week to restore diplomatic relations with Iran, a tacit acknowledgment that President Joe Biden’s reckless determination to restore the Iran nuclear deal will make Tehran vastly more rich and powerful, not to mention bringing it closer to deploying a nuclear umbrella.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks on television on Friday, in a handout picture provided by his office

Biden Admin Refuses to Restore Iran-Backed Houthis’ Terrorist Designation

The Biden Administration rebuffed calls from human rights activists and congressional leaders on Monday by refusing to restore the murderous Iran-backed Houthi insurgents of Yemen to the list of foreign terrorist organizations. President Joe Biden delisted the Houthis as one of his first acts in office. The insurgents have engaged in constant acts of terrorism and escalating violence ever since.

SANA'A, YEMEN - JULY 17: Yemenis who are supporting the Houthi group, participate in a celebration held to mark Eid Al-Ghadir, the event celebrated to commemorate the day which Prophet Mohammed designated Imam Ali, the prophet's son-in-law, as his successor, on July 17, 2022. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)

‘Lightyear’ Star Chris Evans Calls Critics of the Disney Movie’s Lesbian Kiss ‘Idiots’: Going to ‘Die Off Like Dinosaurs’

“Lightyear” star Chris Evans called critics of the movie’s gay kiss “idiots,” adding, “those people” are going to “die off like dinosaurs.” The Disney-Pixar animated children’s movie has been banned in Middle Eastern countries, such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), over a scene featuring a kiss between two female characters.

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United Arab Emirates Seeks Cooperation with Russia on Energy

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan said during a visit to Moscow on Thursday that his government looks forward to working with Russia – an outlaw state in the eyes of the U.S. and Europe – on “improving global energy security.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and UAE Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan shake hands during a news conference following their talks in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 17, 2022. (Evgenia Novozhenina/Pool Photo via AP)

Trevor Noah Lambasts Biden over Report Saudis Ignored His Call: ‘This Would Have Never Happened to Trump. Never’

Joe Biden White House officials denied a Wall Street Journal report that leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) refused to take the president’s phone calls. Still, Daily Show host Trevor Noah said even if the reports weren’t true: “This would have never happened to Donald Trump. Never,” because the 45th president kept international leaders “on their toes.”

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