UAE wants Turkey to respect Arab states’ sovereignty

By Middle East Affairs Turkey's policy toward Arab states is infringing upon their rights and independence, a senior United Arab Emirates official said Saturday. "It's no secret that Arab-Turkish relations aren't in their best state," U.A.E. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted. "In order to return to balance, Ankara

Qatar accuses U.A.E. of seizing eight-man fishing boat

By Middle East Affairs Qatar accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday of forcing Qatari fishers and their boat to enter Emirati waters at gunpoint, Reuters reports. According to the news agency, Qatar has marine surveillance from Jan. 19 of a UAE naval ship obstructing and then commandeering the boat. "The incident

Boycott against Qatar loses its effect

By Middle East Affairs Although a group of Arab countries are boycotting against Qatar for alleged ties to Islamic extremists, the mega-rich gulf state is hardly taking a hit, Reuters reports. The International Monetary Fund put out a report that says Qatar's banking system has recovered from initial outflows and the economy