Obama to meet with Emirates crown prince Tuesday

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Posted: Apr 22, 2011 10:23 AM
Obama to meet with Emirates crown prince Tuesday

The crown prince of the United Arab Emirates is coming to see President Barack Obama next week and is expected to discuss the turmoil in Yemen.

A White House announcement said Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will meet with Obama on Tuesday to talk about "common strategic interests."

The United Arab Emirates is a key U.S. ally in the Gulf and has been hosting talks between representatives of Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh (AH'-lee ahb-DUH'-luh sah-LEH') and opposition groups seeking his ouster. Those talks have so far failed to resolve the political deadlock that has led to two months of street protests.