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Amid outrage at the new European Super League plans, fans have also speculated that matches may also be hosted outside of Europe.

The new Manama-Tel Aviv service will begin on June 3, following months of discussions between Gulf Air and senior Israeli officials.

Israeli says Iran tried to lure him to UAE

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Israeli says Iran tried to lure him to UAE

Matan Hirsch, an Israeli travel blogger and photographer, says he was contacted by Iranian intelligence operatives through fake Instagram profiles.

Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

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Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

The UAE had previously been linked to a February ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region.

Lebanese doctor's drive to curb Covid with sniffer dogs

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Lebanese doctor's drive to curb Covid with sniffer dogs

Dogs are being used to sniff out Covid-19 infections at airports in Dubai, Helsinki and Syndey.

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UAE to send rover to the Moon in 2022

A UAE based space exploration company has announced that it will send an unmanned rover to the moon next year.

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American faces Dubai imprisonment over 'marijuana smoked in US'

Peter Clarke, 51, was arrested in February after being rushed to hospital while suffering from pancreatitis.

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Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

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Arab leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip

Leaders from across the Arab World offered their condolences to the Queen of the United Kingdom following the death of her husband Prince Philip ...

UAE names 2 new astronauts, including woman

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UAE names 2 new astronauts, including woman

Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum identified Noura al-Matroushi as the UAE's first female astronaut, with her male counterpart ...

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UN 'very concerned' for life of Dubai's Sheikha Latifa

His 35-year-old daughter has not been seen in public since a foiled attempt to escape from the emirate in March 2018.

UAE's Etihad airlines launches direct flights to Israel

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UAE's Etihad airlines launches direct flights to Israel

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

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.'

Saudi district gears up for foreign firms

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Saudi district gears up for foreign firms

After a change in the law that says foreign firms must open headquarters in the Saudi capital, the Gulf nation is preparing to take on ...

<em>Dubai</em> to deport nude photo shoot group

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Dubai to deport nude photo shoot group

Dubai plans to deport a group of people arrested over a naked photo shoot.

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Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to get an Iraqi visa on arrival.

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Naked models arrested in Dubai face jail

A video depicting naked women on a balcony in Dubai led the police to arrest a group of people for 'public debauchery'.

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Dubai police arrest group over video of naked women

A video depicting naked women on a balcony in Dubai led the police to arrest a group of people for "public debauchery".

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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 ...

Suez Canal ship owners face millions in insurance claims

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Suez Canal ship owners face millions in insurance claims

The owners of the Ever Given could face millions in insurance claims for spoiled cargo and delays to shipping.

Faisal Ali

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: In the last decade, Turkey has moved from being a peripheral country with little presence in the Horn of Africa to one of the region's ...

Philippines probes immigration officers over trafficking women to Syria

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Philippines probes immigration officers over trafficking women to Syria

Philippines Senator Risa Hontiveros, who is leading the inquiry, said the country's own immigration officers seemed to be sending the women ...

Dubai's deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid dies

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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.

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.

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