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The Guard's announcement did not identify the suspect and only said the hijacker sought to divert the flight to the "southern shores of the Persian Gulf."

Hundreds of refugees were forced to unbook or delay their flights last week, agencies assisting with their resettlement said.

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim missile hits Saudi oil facility

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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim missile hits Saudi oil facility

A Houthi military spokesman tweeted an image that matched Aramco's North Jeddah Bulk Plant, saying the rebels had fired a new Quds-2 cruise missile at the facility.

Islamist party says not responsible for Morocco-Israel normalisation

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Islamist party says not responsible for Morocco-Israel normalisation

Abdelilah Benkirane said that his Justice and Development Party, which currently holds the Moroccan premiership, did not make the decision to ...

Egypt says Russian <em>flights</em> to Sinai resorts to resume

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Egypt says Russian flights to Sinai resorts to resume

Russia will resume flights to Egypt's Sinai resorts after the lifting of a ban imposed following a 2015 attack on a Russian jet.

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UAE dismantles Eritrea base

A military base in Assab is being dismantled by the UAE as it winds down its involvement in the deadly war in Yemen.

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UAE aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority has cleared the crash-prone Boeing 737 Max for operations.

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Can Biden fulfil Obama's promise of closing Guantanamo Bay?

In-depth: The Biden administration has launched a formal review of the military prison camp, a controversial symbol of the excesses of America's ...

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UN slams deadly Iraq rocket attack as 'reckless'

Responding to the deadly rocket attack on Erbil, the UN's top representative in Iraq tweeted: "Such heinous, reckless acts pose grave threats to ...

Israel to skip Emirati arms fair over 'coronavirus restrictions'

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Israel to skip Emirati arms fair over 'coronavirus restrictions'

It would have marked the first time Israel participated in the IDEX arms fair, a result of last year's US-brokered deal to normalise ties ...

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US 'threatens to halt Israeli planes' landing in America

The United States has filed a complaint with Israel after it closed its borders to US civilian flights.

Dubai airport sees passenger traffic drop 70% amid pandemic

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Dubai airport sees passenger traffic drop 70% amid pandemic

As the travel industry collapsed worlwide, Dubai International Airport, which saw 86.4 million passengers in 2019, became a ghost-town of ...

Israel, Cyprus agree travel deal for vaccinated citizens

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Israel, Cyprus agree travel deal for vaccinated citizens

Israel and Cyprus have agreed in principle a deal allowing coronavirus-vaccinated citizens of the two countries to travel between them without ...

Moroccan MP criticises his party over Israel normalisation

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Moroccan MP criticises his party over Israel normalisation

El Idrissi criticised Prime Minister Saad Eddine Al-Othmani's stance on what he called “normalisation with the occupation”.

Dubai 'surges' health care capacity as virus cases spike

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Dubai 'surges' health care capacity as virus cases spike

Dubai increased its healthcare capacity as coronavirus cases rose.

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Qatar minister meets new Saudi envoy as ties restored

Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi has met with a new Saudi envoy following the restoration of ties between the two Gulf nations.

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Houthis claim responsibility for attack on Saudi airport

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for an attack on Abha International Airport which caused a civilian plane to catch fire.

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Britain lowers terrorism threat level to 'substantial'

Priti Patel told parliament the decision was made "due to the significant reduction in the momentum of attacks in Europe" between September and ...

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Israel begins exit from third virus lockdown

Israeli barbershops and some other businesses reopened Sunday as the country began easing its third coronavirus lockdown amid an aggressive ...

Conjoined Yemeni twins flown to Jordan for surgery: UNICEF

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Conjoined Yemeni twins flown to Jordan for surgery: UNICEF

Conjoined baby twins born in war-ravaged Yemen were taken to Jordan for separation surgery, almost two months after a hospital warned they were ...

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Israel to ease lockdown as Covid numbers slow

Israel plans to ease lockdown measures following a slight decrease in cases.

Doha could overtake Dubai as 'top UK transit destination'

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Doha could overtake Dubai as 'top UK transit destination'

While the UK has imposed travel restrictions to and from the UAE, flights between Doha and London continue daily for passengers wishing ...

Gulf Arab states launch new restrictions over virus fears

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Gulf Arab states launch new restrictions over virus fears

Travel has been prohibited and venues have been closed as Gulf nations attempt to contain the spreading virus.

The Muslim travel ban is over. What happens now?

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The Muslim travel ban is over. What happens now?

In-depth: Experts weigh in on the long road ahead to reversing the Trump administration's legacy of hardline immigration policies.

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