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Dubai Expo 2020 offers conflicting figures on worker deaths

Dubai Expo 2020 offers conflicting figures on worker deaths Dubai’s Expo 2020 has offered conflicting figures for how many workers had been killed on site during construction of the massive world’s fair, first saying five and then later three By ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 7:50 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Turkey, Egypt agree to further talks in bid to ease tensions

Turkey, Egypt agree to further talks in bid to ease tensions East Mediterranean rivals Turkey and Egypt say they have agreed to further talks aimed at stabilizing relations after the end of a second round of negotiations ByThe Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 3:41 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — …

UAE announces plan to invest in economy, liberalize laws

UAE announces plan to invest in economy, liberalize laws The United Arab Emirates has announced a major plan to stimulate its economy and liberalize residency for expatriates, as the country seeks to overhaul its finances and attract foreign capital and residents By ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, 3:45 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Afghan president latest leader on the run to turn up in UAE

Afghan president latest leader on the run to turn up in UAE Afghanistan’s president, driven out by the Taliban, is the latest leader on the run to turn up in the United Arab Emirates By AYA BATRAWY Associated PressAugust 19, 2021, 6:13 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Secretive Israel-UAE oil deal endangers prized Eilat corals

Secretive Israel-UAE oil deal endangers prized Eilat corals The Red Sea reefs off the Israeli resort of Eilat host some of the greatest coral diversity on the planet By ILAN BEN ZION Associated PressAugust 14, 2021, 4:18 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA group of scuba divers prepares to …

UAE sends 6 Gitmo detainees to Yemen amid concerns

UAE sends 6 Gitmo detainees to Yemen amid concerns The United Arab Emirates has sent six Yemeni detainees who were first held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and then in the Gulf Arab federation, to their home nation of Yemen By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressJuly 31, 2021, 5:48 PM• 4 min readShare …

UAE rebuffs plan by OPEC, allies to extend production pact

UAE rebuffs plan by OPEC, allies to extend production pact The United Arab Emirates is pushing back against a plan by the OPEC oil cartel and allied producing countries to extend the global pact to cut oil production beyond April 2022 ByThe Associated PressJuly 5, 2021, 4:50 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

New Israeli foreign minister in the UAE on 1st state visit

New Israeli foreign minister in the UAE on 1st state visit Israel’s new foreign minister is in the United Arab Emirates on the first high-level trip by an Israeli official to the Gulf Arab state since the two countries normalized relations last year By AYA BATRAWY and ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressJune 29, 2021, 6:07 PM• …

Dubai investment arm posts $5.1 billion loss amid pandemic

Dubai investment arm posts $5.1 billion loss amid pandemic Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund has announced a net loss of $5.1 billion over the past year, highlighting the toll that the coronavirus pandemic has wrought on its vast assets and the uncertainty around the emirate’s post-pandemic recovery By ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressJune 22, 2021, 2:26 PM• …

UAE’s capital apparently offering COVID vaccines to tourists

UAE’s capital apparently offering COVID vaccines to tourists The capital of the United Arab Emirates has apparently started offering free coronavirus vaccines to tourists flying into emirate, a move that could entice travelers and help revive the country’s struggling tourism industry By ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressJune 22, 2021, 2:19 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare …

South Africa finalizes treaty to extradite fugitives in UAE

South Africa finalizes treaty to extradite fugitives in UAE South Africa says it has finalized an extradition treaty with United Arab Emirates, allowing it to bring back members of an Indian family accused of involvement in high-level state corruption to face trial By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME Associated PressJune 11, 2021, 1:58 PM• 2 min readShare to …

Israelis, Emiratis meet in Dubai to discuss investments

Israelis, Emiratis meet in Dubai to discuss investments At the luxurious Armani hotel inside the world’s tallest skyscraper in Dubai, Israelis and Emiratis gathered to discuss investment opportunities By AYA BATRAWY and MALAK HARB Associated PressJune 2, 2021, 3:26 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIsrael’s ambassador to the UAE, …

Mysterious air base being built on volcanic island off Yemen

Mysterious air base being built on volcanic island off Yemen A mysterious air base is being built on a volcanic island off Yemen that sits in one of the world’s crucial maritime chokepoints for both energy shipments and commercial cargo By JON GAMBRELL Associated PressMay 25, 2021, 3:43 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

UAE says it will offer booster shot to those who received Chinese Sinopharm jab six months after vaccination

UAE says it will offer booster shot to those who received Chinese Sinopharm jab six months after vaccination UAE says it will offer booster shot to those who received Chinese Sinopharm jab six months after vaccination ByThe Associated PressMay 18, 2021, 3:16 PM• 1 min read DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — UAE says it will …

A tough sell: In Dubai amid clash, Israel promotes tourism

A tough sell: In Dubai amid clash, Israel promotes tourism Israel is promoting tourism in Dubai even amid a surge of airstrikes on Gaza City that killed at least 42 people in just the last day By AYA BATRAWY Associated PressMay 17, 2021, 7:30 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Emirates Air faced “tough year” as virus looms over travel

Emirates Air faced “tough year” as virus looms over travel The chairman of the Middle East’s largest airlines says its passenger levels plummeted by 70% last year due to the coronavirus pandemic By By AYA BATRAWY Associated PressMay 17, 2021, 5:07 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressSheikh Ahmed bin …

Islamic nations slam Israel — and each other’s ties to it

Islamic nations slam Israel — and each other’s ties to it A league of Muslim nations has demanded Israel halt attacks killing Palestinian civilians amid heavy fighting between it and Hamas in the Gaza Strip By JON GAMBRELL Associated PressMay 16, 2021, 2:21 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressWorkers …

US officials in Mideast to reassure jittery allies over Iran

US officials in Mideast to reassure jittery allies over Iran Top Biden administration officials and U.S. senators have crisscrossed the Middle East, seeking to assuage growing unease among key Gulf Arab partners over America’s rapprochement with Iran and other policy shifts By ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressMay 3, 2021, 12:42 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare …

At Dubai airport, travelers’ eyes become their passports

At Dubai airport, travelers’ eyes become their passports Dubai’s airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, has introduced an iris-scanner that verifies one’s identity and eliminates the need for any human interaction when entering or leaving the country By ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressMarch 7, 2021, 8:30 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threatThe Israeli government is urging its citizens to avoid travel to the Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacksBy ILAN BEN ZION Associated PressDecember 3, 2020, 8:56 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

UAE eases limits on foreign ownership to attract investors

UAE eases limits on foreign ownership to attract investorsThe United Arab Emirates has relaxed and removed a range of limits on foreign ownership of companies in the country’s latest bid to boost its global status and attract foreign investorsBy ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressNovember 23, 2020, 2:44 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

UAE national carrier to start flying to Tel Aviv next spring

UAE national carrier to start flying to Tel Aviv next springEtihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, says it will start operating daily nonstop flights to Tel Aviv next springBy ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressNovember 16, 2020, 3:19 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:23NOTIFIED: Nov. 16, 2020Catch up on …

Israeli parliament formally approves UAE normalization deal

Israeli parliament formally approves UAE normalization dealIsrael’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of formally ratifying the country’s historic agreement normalizing diplomatic relations with the United Arab EmiratesByThe Associated PressOctober 15, 2020, 5:12 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, arrives at the Israeli Knesset, or Parliament in Jerusalem ahead of …

UAE official: Israel annexation may draw calls for one state

UAE official: Israel annexation may draw calls for one stateA senior Emirati minister warned that Israel's planned annexation of parts of the West Bank could lead to a push for a single bi-national state for Israelis and PalestiniansBy ILAN BEN ZION Associated PressJune 17, 2020, 5:20 PM3 min read3 min readFILE – In this Feb. …

Dubai: Dane involved in Sweden, Spain gang crime arrested

Dubai: Dane involved in Sweden, Spain gang crime arrestedA Danish national who allegedly is involved in gang-related crime in southern Sweden, and killings and explosions in Spain has been arrested in DubaiByThe Associated PressJune 5, 2020, 3:35 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article STOCKHOLM — A Danish citizen allegedly involved …

Clashes in Yemen UNESCO site threaten rare species

Clashes in Yemen UNESCO site threaten rare speciesThe former prime minister and witnesses on the ground say explosions have rocked Yemen’s Socotra archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage siteBy AHMED AL-HAJ Associated PressMay 1, 2020, 12:53 PM3 min read3 min read SANAA, Yemen — Explosions rocked Yemen’s Socotra archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Friday, as …

As virus cases rise, UAE adjusts to a new normal in pandemic

As virus cases rise, UAE adjusts to a new normal in pandemicThe United Arab Emirates is opening up its cavernous malls and restaurants even as confirmed coronavirus cases spike, in a gamble to stimulate its economy while still trying to fight off the pandemicBy JON GAMBRELL Associated PressApril 28, 2020, 10:09 AM5 min read5 min …