Abu Dhabi has carried out mass deportations of Palestinians in the past, and has a record of muzzling free speech.
The UAE’s unwillingness to tackle corruption and money laundering is a global challenge that must be addressed, says a US think tank.
Report by Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain describes the Gulf state as a ‘police state’ for its policy of silencing any dissent.
Is it Turkey’s model as a ‘Muslim democracy’ that threatens Gulf monarchies?
Relatives of opposition members risk losing citizenship and the withdrawal of state services, tactics human rights groups describe as ‘collective punishment’.
Abu Dhabi was one of the first countries to applaud India’s changes to Article 370, which provided guarantees of limited autonomy and demographic stability for India-administered Kashmir.
From the war in Yemen and support for renegade Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar to the blockade of Qatar, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi are intimately involved in contributing to instability in the Middle East.
The crown prince and de facto ruler of Abu Dhabi has committed the UAE to an aggressive foreign and domestic policy that is intolerant of opposition groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood.
Ex-NSA operatives reveal how they spied for the UAE amidst increasing global scrutiny over illegal espionage, shady defence deals and mercenaries in the Yemen war. To what end will the UAE pursue its regional ambitions?
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warns of "repercussions" after an Emirati court sentenced Matthew Hedges to life in jail having convicted him of spying for London.
The House of Saud rules the country right now, but if Saudi Arabia wants to keep it that way, it will have to correct its course.
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