Gargash: UAE is redeploying forces in Yemen with the agreement of Saudi Arabia

The UAE is redeploying its forces in Hodeidah, Yemen with the agreement of Saudi Arabia. (File/AFP)
Updated 03 August 2019

Gargash: UAE is redeploying forces in Yemen with the agreement of Saudi Arabia

  • The redeployment is the outcome of extensive dialogue with the Arab coalition
  • Gargash: The relationship between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi is “solid and lasting”

DUBAI: The UAE is redeploying its forces in Hodeidah, Yemen with the agreement of Saudi Arabia, its Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Friday. 

The redeployment is the outcome of extensive dialogue with the Arab coalition, and the country has agreed on a strategy for the next phase in Yemen with Saudi Arabia, Gargash said.

He added that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are determined to avoid confrontation with Iran, and that the relationship between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi is “solid and lasting.”


Algeria to go the polls on December 12, says interim president

Updated 15 September 2019

Algeria to go the polls on December 12, says interim president

ALGIERS: Algeria — whose president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in April following mass protests — is to hold a presidential election on December 12, his interim successor announced Sunday.

"I have decided... that the date of the presidential election will be Thursday, December 12," said Abdelkader Bensalah, who is precluded from standing himself, in a televised address.

The announcement comes after army chief General Ahmed Gaid Salah, seen as the strongman in Algeria since the fall of Bouteflika, insisted that polls be held by the end of this year, despite ongoing protests demanding the creation of new institutions ahead of any elections.