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As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's fractured relations.

Newly-released court documents raise renewed questions about financial transparency in the United Arab Emirates.

Moroccan actress condemned for Instagram ‘blackface’ photo

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Moroccan actress condemned for Instagram ‘blackface’ photo

Moroccan actress Mariam Hussein has been attacked on Instagram for posting a ‘blackface’ photo of herself, meant as an act of solidarity with Americans protesting the killing of George Floyd

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

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Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

UAE reopens malls, shops despite rise in coronavirus cases

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UAE reopens malls, shops despite rise in coronavirus cases

The UAE is continuing to ease coronavirus restrictions despite the disease continuing to spread.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees cases jump to a two-month high as Turkey reopens restaurants, cafes and Istanbul's iconic 15th century Grand Bazaar market.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: UAE reopens despite a rise in cases, Yemen's coronavirus efforts run short of funding, Gazans celebrate the reopening of ...

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Abu Dhabi locks down with one-week travel ban

The announcement on Sunday means that residents of the UAE will not be allowed to travel from the capital Abu Dhabi to the ...

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What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

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Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

An Emirati astronomy centre said some Muslim countries may have mistaken other planets for the new moon sighting that signals the end of Ramadan.

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Iranian-American gunrunner to pay over $4.1M to UAE emirate

Iranian-American aviation magnate Farhad Azima has been ordered to make a multi-million dollar payout to the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah.

Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

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Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

Dubai warns that 70 percent businesses could go bust

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Dubai warns that 70 percent businesses could go bust

Dubai's chamber of commerce has painted a bleak picture for the UAE's most well-known city.

Palestine rejects UAE's 'uncoordinated' coronavirus aid, sent via Israel

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Palestine rejects UAE's 'uncoordinated' coronavirus aid, sent via Israel

Palestine's health ministry has rejected 'uncoordinated' aid from the UAE, following Etihad Airways first known flight to Israel.

Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

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Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

Khalifa Haftar lost control of a key Libyan airbase this week.

Narjas Zatat

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

With many countries still under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, being stuck at home can take its toll. Here are some shows to alleviate the boredom.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

A weakened Haftar isn't the end of Libya's woes

Comment: In Libya, rogue General Haftar may be weakened, but his foreign backers will still act to prevent a stable, democratic government ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Contact-tracing app launches in Tunisia, Kuwaiti polygamists find a way to bypass lockdown rules and an Etihad Airways aircraft lands in ...

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First UAE flight to Israel, with aid for Palestinians

Except for Jordan and Egypt, Arab countries have no official relations with Israel but Gulf Arab nations like the UAE and the Jewish state have ...

UAE police arrest dozens as striking workers riot

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UAE police arrest dozens as striking workers riot

Clashes have broken out in an industrial area of Abu Dhabi between workers striking over non-payment of salaries and UAE ...

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UAE to allow locked-out residents to return

The UAE has announced plans to reopen its doors to thousands of residents that were locked out of the country due to coronavirus concerns.

Dubai's parks and hotel beaches reopen as restrictions ease

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Dubai's parks and hotel beaches reopen as restrictions ease

Dubai is easing its lockdown by reopening public parks to small groups, allowing hotel guests back onto beaches and restarting tram and ferry ...

Turkey slams UAE, Egypt over 'hypocrisy' in Libya conflict

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Turkey slams UAE, Egypt over 'hypocrisy' in Libya conflict

The UAE and Egypt have been accused of hypocrisy by Turkey, after criticising Ankara's 'illegal' activities in Libya.

UAE sentences disabled Omani man to life imprisonment

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UAE sentences disabled Omani man to life imprisonment

A disabled 21-year-old Omani man who was arrested as a teenager was sentenced to life imprisonment in the UAE over alleged links to Qatar.

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