UNITED ARAB EMIRATES YEMEN Issue dated 15/03/2021

Abu Dhabi reinforces its presence on Socotra Island

As a sign of Abu Dhabi's intentions, a test flight was organised between Sharjah to Hadibu.
As a sign of Abu Dhabi's intentions, a test flight was organised between Sharjah to Hadibu. © REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
The UAE was recently handed control of maritime access to Socotra, where it is setting up two intelligence bases. It is next aiming to control the island's airspace as well. [...] (213 words)
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