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Gulf Arab Countries Back UAE To Protect Oil Interests

The Arab countries of the Persian Gulf expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), supporting all measures that their two allies take to protect their security and interests in the wake of what they called “terrorist attacks carried out by the Houthi terrorist militias” on oil interests in the region. Two pumping stations along Aramco’s East-West oil pipeline ...

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One more Indian businessman receives long-term visa in UAE

Danube Group chairman Rizwan Sajan has become the third person in the UAE to be granted 10-year visa by the UAE authorities. Prior to this, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai had granted long-term visas to two Indian businessmen – Regal Group chairman Vasudev Shamdas Shroff and Khushi Jewellers owner Khushi Khatwani – on May ...

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UAE plane crash victim named as former RAF man Chris Stone

One of three Britons who died in a light aircraft crash in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been named as former RAF man Christopher Stone. Mr Stone was killed along with three other people on 16 May when their light aircraft crashed near Dubai International Airport. The Foreign Office is supporting Mr Stone’s family, as well as the family ...

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UAE issues formal request to buy KC-46A tanker, says Boeing

SINGAPORE – The United Arab Emirates has emerged as a surprise customer for KC-46A Pegasus, having formally made a request to buy the tanker aircraft, according to manufacturer Boeing. Speaking to reporters at a media event on the sidelines of the annual Shangri-La Dialogueregional security summit in Singapore, Jeff Shockey, Boeing’s vice president of global sales for defense, space and security, ...

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UAE building armies to divide Yemen, minister says

Transportation Minister Saleh al-Gabwani denounces Abu Dhabi’s moves to set up ‘tribal and regional armies’. A Yemeni government minister has accused the United Arab Emirates of trying to fragment the country by creating regional and tribal armies in the south. Yemen’s Transportation Minister Saleh al-Gabwani said the UAE-backed troops cut off his convoy on Sunday while he was en route ...

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The UAE’s journey towards clean energy

As countries start reforming their economies based on their COP21 commitments, we should see global economy evolving to a lower carbon model   The discovery of hydrocarbon reserves brought tremendous prosperity for the UAE and made it a central player in the global energy market. With one of the highest gross domestic product per capita levels in the world, the ...

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Fire engulfs downtown Dubai’s high-rise Address hotel

Firefighters battled a blaze that engulfed a luxury hotel in Dubai Thursday night while a spectacular New Year’s fireworks display lit up the night sky nearby. Orange tentacles of flames engulfed a large section of the high-end Address hotel soon after the fire started around 9:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. ET). Witnesses said they heard explosions as the fire raged. Hours ...

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14 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Dubai

WRITTEN BY EDITOR KALAHAN DENG The desert playground of Dubai is a bit of an enigma. It’s part of the Muslim world, yet has a nightlife that rivals Sin City. It’s dripping with money, yet is built by impoverished slave labor. Middle-east and western values collide in this eclectic city of extremes. Many foreigners who visit are impressed by its ...

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6 are on trial in UAE on charges of providing supplies to the Houthi in Yemen

Six people are on trial in the United Arab Emirates on charges of providing supplies to the country’s enemies from the Iran-allied Houthi movement in Yemen, the state news agency WAM said Monday. It was the first reported instance of people in the UAE being accused of helping the Houthis, who have killed scores of Emirati soldiers deployed in battlefronts ...

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Whereabouts of missing aid worker remains a mystery

By The Middle East On line Confusion still surrounds the whereabouts of Tunisian aid worker who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen as she was leaving home for work in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa earlier this week. Nouran Hawas, was head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) humanitarian protection programme at the agency’s Sanaa office. ICRC spokeswoman, Rima ...

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