Upfront against terrorism

Print edition : December 26, 2014

Libyan security forces at the scene of a car bombing outside the UAE embassy building in Tripoli on November 13. The turmoil in Libya has led the UAE to play a more muscular role in that country and the region. Photo: MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP

Anwar Gargash, UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, speaks at a conference for the reconstruction of Syria, in Dubai on November 21. Photo: JUMANA EL HELOUEH/REUTERS

In Cairo, on November 28, a rally in support of the Muslim Brotherhood. The UAE has cracked down on the Muslim Brothers and their affiliates operating on its soil. Photo: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS

Free Syrian Army fighters at Handarat near Aleppo. The UAE believes that the opposition in Syria has become fractious and made impossible the transition of power. Photo: HOSAM KATAN/REUTERS

The UAE is no longer the understated player it used to be on the foreign policy front, and its main goal is “to fight terrorism and restore stability” in the Arab world.
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