UAE

Israel To Open Representative Office in Abu Dhabi

JERUSALEM, Nov 29 – Israel plans to open a diplomatic-level mission to the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi, its first openly established representative office in the United Arab Emirates, Israeli diplomats said on Friday. The office will not be a full mission, but will consist of a diplomat assigned to the renewable energy

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It’s A Kind Of Old World Magic

Illusionists wow their UAE crowd BY Anna Yazijyan In a progressive world, where 3D printers have the ability to design houses and even human organs, it would seem that magic has lost its charm and faded from memory. However, a team of well known illusionists proved critics wrong with their performance in Dubai, showing that magic

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Paris Attacks Reverse Global Market Losses

LONDON, Nov. 16 – European shares reversed early losses on Monday and the safe-haven yen fell against the dollar with no long-term economic impact seen from Friday’s attack in Paris. Asian shares hit six-week lows as investors bought into traditionally safe investments, including gold, the yen and low-risk government debt. However, gold came off session

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What [Not] To Expect in New Round of Syria Peace Talks

By John Irish and Karin Strohecker VIENNA, Nov 13. Two weeks after they jointly called for a political solution to Syria’s civil war, foreign ministers and senior officials from Russia, the United States, Europe and the Middle East struggled on Friday to turn that idea into a more concrete plan. As those officials returned to

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All The Kings’ Men

The Gulf’s ruling families send their sons to Yemen’s frontline By Leila Hatoum “It is always good [to have] true men by your side,” wrote Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed Al Maktoum on his Instagram page some five weeks ago under a photo from the battlefield in Yemen. The image shows the young leader, 26, standing next

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Dubai Policeman Shoots Colleague Dead After Spat

A police officer in Dubai has been taken into custody on charges of murder after shooting colleague following a verbal spat, according to Monday’s Gulf News report. Dubai Police Chief Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina said the incident was caused by personal differences and had nothing to do with political or ideological differences. The incident

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How The UAE’s Model Works

Emirati Tolerance: A Necessary Role Model for a Beleaguered Middle East BY Habib Al-Mulla Wherever one looks in the Middle East region, it is difficult to see beyond the impact of extremism on religion, culture, education, and politics. Hatred, wars, anarchy, sectarianism, instability, and crises define perceptions both within and outside the area; extremism seems

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Gulf’s Private-Sector Growth Slows As Price of Oil Falls

DUBAI, Nov 3 (Reuters)  The private sector in the two biggest Gulf Arab economies grew at the slowest pace in years in October, corporate surveys showed on Tuesday, indicating low oil prices are starting to slow business activity across the region. The seasonally adjusted Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers’ Index for last month dropped

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Fashion Forward Dubai

A new contender in the ring By Arfa Shahid  Dubai is aspiring to fashion heights. But the occidental gaze of the fashion world has oft-viewed the emirate as a tasteless, money-driven, brand-conscious city, lacking in its street-style. Now, some are beginning to question that. Can Dubai lay claim to its own independent fashion sense –

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Arab Youth, Arab Fathers: H.E. Sheikh Nahyan on Parenting

An Arab father imparts his thoughts BY H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan IN ALL CULTURES, fathers are important figures. In our region especially, children are expected to listen to their wisdom so that they may be guided toward more fulfilling lives. These days, I suspect that many a father in our region is uncertain about

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