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A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

<em>Dubai</em> goes kosher after Israel peace deal

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Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

Restaurants and caterers in Dubai are rushing to prepare for what they hope will be a flood of Jewish visitors arriving on new direct flights.

Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

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Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

An Israeli MP has said that a permit allowing 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to enter the West Bank will be withdrawn.

Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians stranded at <em>Dubai</em> Airport

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Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians stranded at Dubai Airport

Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians have been stranded at Dubai Airport since Tuesday after failing to meet stringent UAE visa ...

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Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

Iran marked its highest single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus.

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Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

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Israel-UAE flights 'delayed to January'

An Israeli official confirmed direct flights between Israel and the UAE have been postponed until January because of coronavirus.

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Emirati ship docks in Israeli port for first time

The UAE and Israel have continued strengthening economic ties since signing a controversial normalisation deal last month.

Emirati royal invites Israeli singer to his <em>Dubai</em> home

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Emirati royal invites Israeli singer to his Dubai home

Omer Adam was invited to perform at a synagogue in Dubai to celebrate a Jewish holiday.

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Emirati ship to dock in Israeli port

A ship sailing from the Dubai port of Jebel Ali will arrive at Haifa Port on Monday morning.

Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

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Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

Comment: Under Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait cemented its position as an mediating power in the region. His successor is likely to continue that legacy, ...

Could the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict spark a proxy war?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Could the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict spark a proxy war?

Analysis: As war returns to Nagorno-Karabakh, there are fears that Armenian-Azeri fighting could draw in regional powers.

Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol

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Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol

The jailed academic experienced torture and solitary confinement during his detention in the UAE, Hedges says.

Qatar Airways gives teachers free tickets as Covid-19 'thank-you'

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Qatar Airways gives teachers free tickets as Covid-19 'thank-you'

The Qatari airline is thanking teachers worldwide by giving away 21,000 flights to mark World Teachers' Day

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US, Iran officials visit Kuwait after death of emir

Sheikh Nawaf succeeded his half-brother, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a giant of Gulf diplomacy who died at the age of 91.

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US fines Emirates $400,000 for flying over Iran airspace

The UAE's national airline has been fined over flights operated last year amid tensions between Washington and Tehran.

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Egypt vexed by Israeli-Emirati plans for 'rival Suez Canal'

Egypt is worried over reported plans to construct a rival shipping lane that could usurp the Suez Canal, through which 10 percent of the world's ...

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Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

World leaders and officials were quick to weigh in, and there was both sympathy and something approaching schadenfreude.

UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

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UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

The UAE has been sending weapons to aid Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar in his failing campaign to take Tripoli.

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UAE announces first-ever Arab trip to the moon

Even though the UAE is a newcomer to the world of space exploration, it is has already sent a probe to Mars.

Qatar Airways gets $2.0 bln aid after huge loss

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Qatar Airways gets $2.0 bln aid after huge loss

Qatar Airways said it received $2.0 billion in state aid to weather the coronavirus crisis, as it posted huge annual losses after enduring one ...

Iran to declare Bahrain and UAE 'enemy states'

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Iran to declare Bahrain and UAE 'enemy states'

General Bagheri's comments escalate the rhetoric of Iranian officials, who warned Bahrain's deal made it a partner to Israel’s "crimes" and ...

Prominent Emirati writer banned from travelling over anti-normalisation stance

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Prominent Emirati writer banned from travelling over anti-normalisation stance

Veteran poetess Dhabiya Khamis Al-Muhairi took to social media on Saturday urging immediate assistance from human rights organisations after she ...

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