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The visa exemption agreement, reportedly already ratified by the UAE, will now go into effect after being approved by Israeli officials.

The Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin presented a list of 231 individuals France wants to expel due to suspicions of 'radicalisation'.

Netanyahu 'concerned Israelis will misbehave in UAE': report

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Netanyahu 'concerned Israelis will misbehave in UAE': report

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

UAE expands eligibility for 'golden' residency visa

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UAE expands eligibility for 'golden' residency visa

All holders of doctorate degrees, medical doctors and also computer, electronics, programming, electrical and biotechnology engineers are ...

Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

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Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

Filipino bands, a mainstay of nightlife across the Gulf and Asia, face an uncertain fate as the Covid-19 pandemic draws crowds away from clubs.

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Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

Human rights groups have cautioned the move does not appear to be a full abolition of the 'kafala' system.

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Muslims face election-day anxiety over Trump's travel ban

In-depth: For Muslims in America and around the world, the 2020 US election could very well determine their life trajectories.

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UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

The UAE’s state news agency WAM said Abu Dhabi had ratified an agreement to waiver visas for Israeli citizens.

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Saudi Arabia wages populist campaign against Turkish products

Saudi Arabian supermarkets are taking Turkish products off shelves and branding Turkish food ‘Greek’ amid a government-inspired campaign against ...

At least 11 Afghan women killed in stampede

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At least 11 Afghan women killed in stampede

At least 11 women in Afghanistan were killed in a stampede in a football stadium where thousands had gathered to apply for visas to ...

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UAE ministers arrive in Israel for first official visit

A UAE delegation has arrived in Israel for a high-profile visit.

Israel denies <em>visas</em> to UN staff over settlement blacklist

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Israel denies visas to UN staff over settlement blacklist

Most of the UN OCHR's international staff have been forced to leave Israel this year after their visas were not renewed, a spokesman ...

HRW launches campaign to counter Saudi 'image laundering'

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HRW launches campaign to counter Saudi 'image laundering'

On the second anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi's murder, Human Rights Watch launches a campaign to counter Saudi 'image laundering'.

US cuts aid to pro-democracy groups in Iran, Belarus

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US cuts aid to pro-democracy groups in Iran, Belarus

The Open Technology fund has stopped operations in three countries due to the cut in funding.

Abu Dhabi abolishes permit system for buying alcohol

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Abu Dhabi abolishes permit system for buying alcohol

Authorities in Abu Dhabi has abolished a permit system for buying alcohol as rules relax.

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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 after travel curbs were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thousands join Iraq's first weekly prayers since Covid-19

Thousands of Iraqis gathered for socially distanced open-air prayers organised by firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in his east Baghdad ...

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Israel allows settlement volunteers in despite coronavirus travel ban

Around 70 American Evangelicals are being allowed to fly into Israel despite a ban on most non-Israelis entering the country.

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US places sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor

'Today we take the next step, because the ICC continues to target Americans,' said Pompeo, announcing sanctions on Fatou Bensouda over the ...

Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

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Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

Human Rights Watch on Monday published a report accusing Qatar of failing to pay migrant workers, prompting Doha to strongly reject the ...

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Algeria chafes against EU trade deal as deadline looms

As a deadline for a trade deal between Algeria and the European Union looms, concerns have been raised over its impact on the country's economic ...

Israel scouting for UAE embassy building

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Israel scouting for UAE embassy building

Israeli authorities are reportedly searching for a suitable building to stand as the official embassy in Abu Dhabi, as reports suggest the two ...

Israel limits virus quarantine but stays shut to tourists

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Israel limits virus quarantine but stays shut to tourists

Israel said that citizens, residents and foreign workers returning from 20 countries would be exempted from a 14-day coronavirus quarantine ...

Dubai-Tel Aviv flights to fly through Saudi airspace: reports

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Dubai-Tel Aviv flights to fly through Saudi airspace: reports

A senior advisor to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi told reporters that flights between the UAE and Israel would pass through Saudi airspace.

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