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Matthew Hedges, who was accused of being a spy during a research trip in the UAE, has said he had suicidal thoughts after hearing cellmates going through physical torture.

The 31-year-old travelled to the UAE to research for his PhD, covering issues such as defence, security, international affairs and military policy in the Middle East.

But he was jailed in May for being a suspected spy, and was jailed for life in November only to be pardoned days later, fater months of "...

Three experts working for the U.N.'s top human rights body say the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes including rape, torture, disappearances and "deprivation of the right to life" during 3½ years of escalated fighting against rebels in Yemen.

In their first report for the Human Rights Council, the experts also point to possible crimes by rebel Shiite militia in Yemen, which has been fighting the Saudi-led coalition...

The Saudi-UAE military alliance at war with Yemen's Houthi rebels has been blamed for an attack on a school bus that killed dozens of people, including children attending Holy Quran classes.

Ghani Nayeb, the head of a health department in the northern province of Saada where the air strikes took place, told the Reuters news agency the death toll stood at 43 with 61 wounded.

Johannes Bruwer, the head of a delegation for the International Committee of the Red Crescent (ICRC) in...

At least 55 people, including women and children, have been killed in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah in air raids carried out by a Saudi and UAE alliance battling Houthi rebels, the rebel-run health ministry said.

In a statement late on Thursday the ministry said the attacks, which targeted the city's Public al-Thawra Hospital and a busy fishing port, wounded at least 124 Yemenis.

Taha al-Mutawakil, the Minister for Public Health and Population in the Houthi-led...

A disabled teenager and his family were removed from an Emirates flight on Aug. 1 because he suffers from epilepsy, despite having already obtained medical clearance to fly.

Eli, the son of Euronews journalist Isabelle Kumar, was set to travel with his family from Dubai to France in the final leg of a long-haul journey from New Zealand via Australia when staff asked to see a medical certificate.

“We told Emirates every step of the way that Eli had epilepsy (and autism) but when...

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) tortured Yemeni prisoners across 18 prisons in Yemen, The Associated Press (AP) revealed on June 21.

Hundreds of Yemeni prisoners were subject to sexual abuse in southern Yemen, where the UAE focuses its foreign policy in Yemen. Fifteen UAE officers ordered Yemeni prisoners to undress and lie down for anal cavity checks, claiming they were looking for contraband mobile phones. The Yemeni prisoners who resisted were beaten until they bled, and threatened...

Qatar’s support for the global Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel was a major cause of concern amongst senior UAE diplomats in Washington during the months leading up to the imposition of the Saudi-led siege on Doha. The UAE plays a leading role in the siege on its Gulf neighbour.

The UAE’s ambassador to the US, Yousef Al-Otaiba, vented his frustration about the Qataris to a former American diplomat, Dennis Ross, in a series of leaked emails, which have...

Yemen's government has opened an investigation into alleged torture and forced disappearances by the United Arab Emirates and its allied Yemeni forces in the country's south. Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr on Saturday ordered a six-member committee, chaired by Justice Minister Mohamed Omar, to focus its probe on areas recaptured from Houthi fighters and their allies.

The panel has 15 days to conclude its investigations and report back to Dhagr. The reports of abuses were...