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The UAE's Etihad Airways flew its first passenger plane to Israel and back, carrying an Israeli tourism delegation to Abu Dhabi.

'Think Pink' flight QR9901 drew a ribbon in the sky over Qatar to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Prayers resume at Mecca Grand Mosque after 7-month pause

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Prayers resume at Mecca Grand Mosque after 7-month pause

The second phase of lifting of restrictions started at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Sunday, with prayers resuming for locals.

<em>Flights</em> resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

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Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

Flights between Libya's capital Tripoli and Benghazi resumed amid an easing of tensions between the UN-recognised government and rival ...

Dubai 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 ...

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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.

Edna Mohamed

The future of medical tourism in Turkey

Turkey has become the go-to destination for self-improvement, but the pandemic has devastated one of the country's fastest growing industries.

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.

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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

Saudi chambers of commerce calls for Turkish goods boycott

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Saudi chambers of commerce calls for Turkish goods boycott

Saudi Arabia appears to be calling for an official boycott of Turkish goods.

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Yemenis return home after 'mercy flight' to Jordan

The UN organised two evacuation flights to Amman in February, the first carrying seven children and the second with 24 other patients.

Pilgrims return to Mecca as Saudi eases virus restrictions

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Pilgrims return to Mecca as Saudi eases virus restrictions

State TV showed on Sunday what appeared to be fewer than 50 people circling the Kaaba at the same time and walking several meters apart.

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

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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.

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.

Iraq's foreign minister makes first visit to Iran

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Iraq's foreign minister makes first visit to Iran

Iranian media have not elaborated on the reasons behind the top Iraqi diplomat's two-day trip to Tehran.

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Israel restricts outgoing flights to bolster coronavirus lockdown

Israel's decision to restrict flights come as the country imposes another lockdown in an effort to control the spread of covid-19.

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Ex-Saudi intelligence chief criticises Trump's treatment of Palestinians

Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia's former intelligence chief, has criticised President Donald Trump for his sidelining of the Palestinians ...

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Kazakhstan suspends three airlines for breaking UN Libya embargo

Kazakhstan suspended three airlines for violating a UN embargo on supplying arms to war-torn Libya.

Saudi king and heir at 'loggerheads' over Israel normalisation

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Saudi king and heir at 'loggerheads' over Israel normalisation

A recent report sheds light on a rift between Saudi Arabia’s royal father-son duo, who are deeply divided over whether the Kingdom should forge ...

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Turkish drone company successfully tests flying car

Drone giant Baykar says it could still take as many as 15 years to see a flying car on the road.

Jordan closes schools, mosques after new Covid-19 outbreak

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Jordan closes schools, mosques after new Covid-19 outbreak

Jordan has seen a new wave of coronavirus cases leading authorities to respond.

Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

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Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from September 15, the interior ministry said, six months ...

Bahrain deal spotlights Saudi's stealth normalisation with Israel

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Bahrain deal spotlights Saudi's stealth normalisation with Israel

Bahrain's normalisation with Israel put a spotlight on the potential role of Riyadh, which has so far fended off pressure from US President ...

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