Huawei, controversial in the West, is going strong in the Gulf

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is enjoying an extended honeymoon with oil-rich Gulf nations, despite being criticised in the United States and Europe as a potential security threat. Arab Gulf countries — strategic partners of Washington that are seeking to diversify their economies — are investing heavily in the sector as their appetite for technology grows. […]

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UAE weapons maker EDGE wants in on F-35 supply chain

United Arab Emirates’ state-owned weapons maker EDGE expects to be involved in the supply chain of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 war plane if the sale of U.S. planes to the Gulf Arab state goes ahead, its chief executive said on Tuesday. U.S. President Joe Biden‘s administration is re-examining the sale of 50 F-35 stealth jets, 18 […]

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In a dangerous game of cat and mouse, Iran eyes new targets in Africa

NAIROBI: When Ethiopia’s intelligence agency recently uncovered a cell of 15 people it said were casing the embassy of the United Arab Emirates, along with a cache of weapons and explosives, it claimed to have foiled a major attack with the potential to sow havoc in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. But the Ethiopians omitted […]

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Israel cancels participation in UAE defence expo, citing air travel curbs

JERUSALEM: Israel has cancelled its planned participation in a major defence expo in the United Arab Emirates next week due to COVID-19 curbs on air travel, Israeli officials said on Monday. Dozens of Israeli defence firms had been due to take part in the IDEX conference in Abu Dhabi on Feb 21-25 – a first […]

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