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A new report urges the international community to prevent the appointment of a UAE General to Interpol president.

The Abu Dhabi-based airline is the latest to provide direct flights between the two countries, which normalised ties last year.

UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed backs new Libyan government

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UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed backs new Libyan government

Mohammed bin Zayed received Libya's interim PM on Wednesday, with official media reporting that he backs the new unity government.

UAE commences operations of first-ever Arab nuclear plant

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UAE commences operations of first-ever Arab nuclear plant

'The first megawatt from the first Arab nuclear plant has entered the national power grid.'

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Analysis: Ethiopia's contested dam on the Nile has pitted it against both Egypt and Sudan, with a border dispute between Khartoum and Addis ...

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US climate envoy attends UAE Climate Dialogue

The United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate attended the regional climate dialogue, where MENA countries re-committed to the Paris Agreement.

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Palestinians approve 36 groups to run in May vote

36 candidate lists, from the dominant factions to individuals and popular figures, have been approved for the Palestinian legislative elections ...

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US climate envoy Kerry to visit UAE, India, Bangladesh

US climate envoy John Kerry will travel to the UAE, India and Bangladesh ahead of next month's climate summit hosted by Washington.

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Last Jewish families 'leave Yemen' after Houthi ultimatum: report

Thirteen Yemeni Jews have left their homes in Sanaa after an ultimatum by Houthi rebels.

UAE, China launch project to produce Sinopharm vaccine

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UAE, China launch project to produce Sinopharm vaccine

The United Arab Emirates and China on Sunday announced a venture to produce the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine in the Gulf nation, state media ...

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Dubai's deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid dies

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who served as the UAE's finance minister since 1971, had been in poor health for several months.

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

Stasa Salacanin

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

Qatari, Saudi officials deny Israel normalisation plans

The New Arab Staff

Qatari, Saudi officials deny Israel normalisation plans

Netanyahu fuelled speculation that more Gulf states were planning to normalise ties with Israel.

Burj Khalifa construction company files for bankruptcy

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Burj Khalifa construction company files for bankruptcy

Arabtec Holding and four of its subsidiaries have submitted bankruptcy filings at a court in Dubai.

Palestinians roll out vaccines as virus cases spike

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Palestinians roll out vaccines as virus cases spike

The Palestinian health ministry started its vaccination campaign after the West Bank received 60,000 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca ...

Sami Hamdi

In Libya, Washington wades into mess it helped make

Comment: Far from prioritising a democratic transition, US policy in Libya is first and foremost geared towards impressing its own goals and interests on local actors, writes Sami Hamdi.

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Biden administration planning to 'reset US relations' with Palestinians

The Biden administration could take a tougher stance on Israeli settlements and offer a $15 million coronavirus aid package for the ...

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UAE-Netanyahu meeting shelved as Israeli PM irks Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is reportedly outraged with Netanyahu's use of UAE-Israel ties to boost his election prospects.

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Abbas rival accuses president of failing Palestinians

Mohammed Dahlan, an exiled former top Palestinian official, said president Mahmoud Abbas was a failed leader.

UAE shuns Israel electioneering: Emirati official

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UAE shuns Israel electioneering: Emirati official

The UAE does not want to get involved in the upcoming Israeli elections according to officials, amid reports that Netanyahu will visit soon.

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Iraq spy agency blasts militia leader for UAE claims

Qais Al-Khazali, the head of the Iran-backed Asaib Ahl Al-Haq, claimed the movement of 300 Iraqi intelligence officers to the country's border ...

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Giorgio Cafiero

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Analysis: The door is potentially open to a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations following nearly eight years of tense ties between the two ...

Turkey, Egypt resume first diplomatic contacts since 2013

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Turkey, Egypt resume first diplomatic contacts since 2013

The Turkish foreign minister has announced that Turkey and Egypt have had their first diplomatic contacts since breaking off relations in 2013

UAE announces $10 billion Israel investment fund

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UAE announces $10 billion Israel investment fund

A $10 billion investment fund has been set up by the United Arab Emirates to bolster ties with its new Israeli ally, despite widespread ...

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