Yemeni activists and journalists have reportedly launched a boycott campaign of products produced in the United Arab Emirates to protest against the crimes and violations committed by the UAE, a key partner in the Saudi-led coalition of aggression against Yemen.
Saudi Arabia is struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting Houthis in Yemen after local allies turned on each other in a power struggle that has strained Riyadh’s alliance with its main regional partner, the United Arab Emirates.
An independent human rights group says it documented 6,978 cases of grave human rights violations committed by militiamen backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against civilians in the southern Yemeni provinces of Aden, Abyan and Shabwah during the month of August.
Amid a deepening rift in the Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen, Emirati warplanes are reported to have carried out raids against positions of Saudi-backed militants in support of allied separatists in Aden, with reports saying that the UAE-backed separatist forces have regained full control of the port city.
Separatists in southern Yemen, backed by the United Arab Emirates, have taken control of all military camps belonging to Saudi-backed militants loyal to ex-Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in the restive port city of Aden.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has withdrawn a complaint it had lodged with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against Qatar over its alleged imposing of discriminatory trade restrictions on its goods.