UAE ministerial souce says General El-Sisi's candidacy for president is a 'personal matter' for him alone.
Dubai has named the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb, Islamic figure of the year.
The oil-rich Gulf monarchies are currently trying to avoid being hit by the wave of uprisings and revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East.
A top Gulf official slammed Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Saturday, following a Brotherhood leader’s criticism of United Arab Emirates policies.
Emirati authorities have demanded an explanation from Egypt over Muslim Brotherhood support for criticism of the United Arab Emirates by an influential cleric.