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.”


Bahrain to spend $570m on private sector salaries

Updated 08 April 2020

Bahrain to spend $570m on private sector salaries

  • Bahrain's government will spend $570 million on paying salaries to all 100,000 of its citizens employed in the private sector from April to June

DUBAI: Bahrain’s government will spend $570 million in salaries for 100,000 private sector workers from April to June to help with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the labor ministry said on Wednesday.
The government will also pay electricity and water bills for all Bahraini citizens and businesses and will extend some tax breaks on properties and tourism, it said in a statement.
The initiative is part of a $11 billion stimulus package announced by the government for the private sector to mitigate the impact on the economy from the outbreak.