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The Dubai Health Authority said it will scale back on vaccinations after Pfizer announced in mid-January shipment delays for up to a month

In another attempt to use elite sports to promote its image globally, Saudi Arabia offered footballing start Cristiano Ronaldo £5.3 million to become the face of its tourism.

UAE scrambles to allay Danish concerns over Covid-19 tests

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UAE scrambles to allay Danish concerns over Covid-19 tests

The United Arab Emirates is in contact with Denmark to "clarify the details" after the latter suspended flights over coronavirus concerns, Abu Dhabi said.

UAE and Qatar to resume cross-border flights

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UAE and Qatar to resume cross-border flights

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar will reopen flights at the end of the month.

Dubai halts live <em>entertainment</em> amid surge in virus cases

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Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

Dubai has announced that entertainment venues are to close amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, which is pushing healthcare services ...

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Wall Street closes at record high after Biden inauguration

Wall Street closed at a record high following the inauguration of US President Joe Biden.

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Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

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Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

Coronavirus restrictions are keeping away the thousands of visitors who usually celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

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Distributors 'wouldn't touch' Khashoggi documentary, director says

Bryan Fogel says media companies 'look the other way' when it comes to Saudi rights abuses.

Dubai's troubled theme park operator to go private

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Dubai's troubled theme park operator to go private

Meraas, a firm backed by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is set to take on debts incurred by and DXB Entertainments and make ...

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Rare Christmas sales in Saudi Arabia

For decades, Christmas sales were largely underground, and Christians from the Philippines, Lebanon and other countries celebrated behind closed ...

The future is bright for the Arabic audiobooks industry

Natasha Tynes

The future is bright for the Arabic audiobooks industry

As the world celebrates Arabic Language Day, its 390 million speakers are becoming an important market for the growing popularity of audiobooks.

Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

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Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

Saudi Arabia has been grappling with a budget deficit since oil prices first plunged in 2014.

The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

Yousra Samir Imran

The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

In-depth: The decision to transfer imprisoned activist Loujain al-Hathloul to a terrorism tribunal is proof that little progress has been made ...

UAE says Chinese vaccine 86% effective, offers few details

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UAE says Chinese vaccine 86% effective, offers few details

The UAE said that China's Sinopharm vaccine has received "official registration" after a trial involving 31,000 volunteers showed it to be 86% ...

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Israeli forces filmed 'laughing' while shooting Palestinian protesters

A journalist filmed Israeli soldiers "laughing and hugging each other" after one shot and wounded a Palestinian demonstrator.

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There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character is as xenophobic and offensive today as he was in 2005. He should be shunned by Hollywood, write ...

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Amnesty urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

Amnesty has urged F1 drivers to speak out in solidarity with Saudi human rights defenders.

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Saudi wounds French consulate guard in Jeddah knife attack

A Saudi citizen wounded a guard at the French consulate in Jeddah.

MbS 'feared violent reprisal' over a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal

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MbS 'feared violent reprisal' over a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal

Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban claimed the prince made the remarks after the UAE and Bahrain's deal with Israel.

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Disney adds new racism disclaimers to older streaming titles

Shying away from past racism, Disney is adding disclaimers to classics, including Peter Pan and Aristocrats to warn viewers about derogatory ...

MBC's Shahid faces backlash over series on Beirut explosion

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MBC's Shahid faces backlash over series on Beirut explosion

Lebanese social media users accused MBC-owned Shahid of attempting to profit off the Beirut port explosion tragedy, saying the series is 'too ...

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

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