<p>US President Donald Trump prepares to decertify Iran nuclear deal and designate Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organisation</p>
We are awaiting a potential development of huge significance for the region, with US president Donald Trump preparing to announce that he is decertifying the Iran nuclear deal for the first time in two years — thus leaving its fate to congress. The White House is also likely to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisation as Mr Trump lays out what aides call his "overall Iran strategy".
Progress is being made by UAE-trained government troops in Yemen, who have secured a key highway linking a southern province to the Saudi border. Anwar Gargash, the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs criticised Qatari media for attempting to undermine its role in Yemen, where it is part of a coalition fighting rebels to restore the internationally-recognised government of president Abdrabu Mansur Hadi.
A behind the scenes split has taken place in the all-party parliamentary group set up to foster good relations between the Qatar and UK over the involvement of one of its chairmen with a controversial anti-UAE campaign group.
An Iraqi court has ordered the arrest of senior Kurdish officials who organised last month's independence referendum, in a new bid to exert pressure on Erbil.
Trade between the UAE and US reached nearly $26 billion (Dh95.5bn) in 2016, said the president of the US-UAE Business Council at an event in Washington
Emirates is open to cooperation with Etihad Airways on areas including procurement, its president Tim Clark said
Six tonnes of rubbish were pulled from the waters of Dubai Creek with the help of more than 200 volunteer divers.
Be careful the next time you nudge over the speed limit while driving in Abu Dhabi, there could be a drone watching you. The Department of Transport revealed Al Gernas, an intelligent transport system, at Gitex this week.
The Turkish intervention in Idlib does not solve the issue of Hayat Tahrir Al Sham’s dominance, writes Hassan Hassan in our comment pages as he examines recent moves by Turkey in Syria and finds several points of contention.
Dutch lender ABN Amro is expanding its presence in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region and plans to hire more staff at its Dubai hub, Hugo Peek, the chief executive of corporate and Institutional banking for the region said.
French architect Arnaud Fontani has brought a curated collection of covetable, collectible, usable works of art to a pop-up store in Dubai Design District.
The failure of the United States’ men’s team to make the 2018 Fifa World Cup will have an impact beyond the football pitch as millions of Americans may choose not to watch the tournament on TV, affecting revenue and the popularity of game in country, writes Ian Hawkey
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