, Kuwait, Iraq, the UAE, and Russia in 2018 increased by more than 50 percent compared to the previous year due to Iran sanctions.
On the one side were Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies (the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain) who are against Doha, and on the other side were Turkey, Iran and, to a lesser extent, Russia, which support Doha.
-Israel-UAE axis, Turkey and some other global actors have sided with the Presidential Council of Libya and the Government of National Accord by staying true to the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and the Rome Conference against the attack of warlord Khalifa Haftar on Tripoli.
Figures working on declaring the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization receive strong lobbying funds from anti-Brotherhood countries including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt.
Jordan—unlike Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—has not designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, which reflects the king’s feeling that there is an ambush for both Palestinians and Jordanians that would deprive them of their right to be accountable for the holy sites in the old city of Jerusalem.
The current UN situation cannot be explained alone with the UN’s inability of keeping up with recent developments in Libya, as there are also suggestions of a strong UAE lobby and French support for Haftar.
recent article published by Foreign Policy argues that Arab regimes – particularly, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE – are sponsoring white supremacist rhetoric in the West, and that they are doing this in the name of fighting so-called Islamists.
Of all the Arabian Peninsula monarchies, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has received the most blame in Turkey for its backing of the YPG.
The Saudi-UAE axis that is worried by Turkey’s influence in East-Africa and the red-sea and Somalia’s neutrality in the Qatar blockade are watching closely.
In the qualifiers, Qatar eliminated Iraq and secured another victory against South Korea in the quarterfinals before trashing the UAE in the semi-final.
The most obvious development in the normalization process between the Arab countries and the Syrian regime were the announcement of the UAE and Bahraini governments to reopen their embassies in Damascus during the last week of December.
The project is among a number of new foreign investments in Pakistan, like Saudi Arabia’s agreement to invest $15 billion in setting up an oil refinery in Gwadar (a port city of Pakistan), and interest from the UAE, which also wants to invest in Gwadar.