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The Israeli leader has reportedly backed the publication of a 'code of conduct' for Israeli visitors to the Gulf state.

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.

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.

Kazakhstan suspends three <em>airlines</em> for breaking UN Libya embargo

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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.

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Israel airliner flies to Bahrain after ties normalised

An Israeli airliner flew to Bahrain days after both countries signed a normalisation deal.

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Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges sign trade agreement

The Israeli diamond exchange, a world leader in the lucrative trade, will set up an office in Dubai.

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Trump hints at Saudi participation in UAE-Israel deal

While President Trump did not explicitly name the country, he suggested Saudi Arabia may eventually follow the UAE in normalising relations with ...

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Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

The new report follows a warning last week from the top UN official for Libya that the oil-rich country is at 'a decisive turning point'.

Israel-UAE VIP flight passes through Saudi airspace

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Israel-UAE VIP flight passes through Saudi airspace

The first ever commercial flight from Israel has passed through Saudi airspace.

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Iran demands UN hold US accountable for plane interception

Iran described the interception of a passenger plane by US fighter jets in Syria last month as 'unlawful' and 'adventuristic', calling on the UN ...

Emirates resumes Iran flights after five-month break

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Emirates resumes Iran flights after five-month break

Emirates airlines resumed flights to Tehran after a five-month break.

Israel welcomes favourable EU vote amid annexation tensions

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Israel welcomes favourable EU vote amid annexation tensions

The European parliament voted to ratify an aviation treaty between the EU and Israel, despite criticism from European leaders on the Jewish ...

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees cases jump to a two-month high as Turkey reopens restaurants, cafes and Istanbul's iconic 15th century Grand ...

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Turkey's restaurants, cafes and iconic Grand Bazaar reopen

Parks, beaches, libraries, museums and airports are also returning to life for the first time since Turkey imposed measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus in March.

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80 bodies recovered, more feared dead in Pakistan crash

Officials have confirmed two survivors so far from the crash in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkey's coronavirus cases are beginning to decline and Algeria continues to crackdown on free speech amid strict pandemic measures are some of ...

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Gulf airlines evaluate schedules as some Covid-19 restrictions ease

Some Gulf airlines were forced to deny rumours they will resume commercial flights from June, whilst others are edging to get ...

Pakistan begins repatriating stranded nationals from coronavirus-stricken UAE

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Pakistan begins repatriating stranded nationals from coronavirus-stricken UAE

Pakistan on Saturday evening began repatriating the first batch of nationals stranded in the UAE amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Orthodox Easter celebrated at home, UK criticised over ethnic minority Covid-19 deaths, Iranians permitted not to fast over ...

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Tara Brian

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Seeking treatment in Egypt is nothing new, but returning home for Yemeni medical travellers has become increasingly untenable as the war ...

Qatar flies to the rescue as coronavirus halts aviation

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Qatar flies to the rescue as coronavirus halts aviation

Qatar is drawing on the logistics baptism of fire it endured in 2017, when regional allies abruptly sealed borders to Qatari travellers, to ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

As aid agencies warn of a 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria, Saudi authorities are splurging millions on 'quarantine hotels'.

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