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Israel's energy minister said on Tuesday a deal with partners from the United Arab Emirates to transport oil from the Gulf to Europe via Israel should be cancelled as it was too much of an environmental risk.
Israeli Environment Minister Tamar Zandberg said Thursday that an oil deal between Israel and the UAE, which threatened fragile coral reefs in the Gulf of Eilat, has been effectively blocked.
Environmentalists in Israel have celebrated after the Israeli government said it would not allow more crude oil to be shipped through the port of Eilat, dealing a blow to a controversial pipeline deal with the UAE.
Iran has sacked the managing director of its state-owned exhibition company after he was criticised for displaying agricultural products instead of 'scientific achievements' at the Dubai Expo 2020.
Thousands of Lebanese people have left their country amid a devastating economic and political crisis. Four-fifths of the population now live in poverty.
Almost one year after the UAE formally recognised Israel, the Gulf state said it is looking to expand trade with the Jewish state to more than $1 trillion over the next decade.