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Qataris Banned from Flying Via UAE as Gulf Curbs Mount

By Saeed Azhar and Jamie Freed DUBAI/SYDNEY, June 7 – Qataris will no longer be allowed to land at any airports in the United Arab Emirates or catch connecting flights there as part of increased efforts by Arab powers to isolate the Gulf state. UAE airlines Etihad and Emirates announced the details of the travel

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UAE Bans Expressions of Sympathy Towards Qatar: Media

DUBAI, June 7 – The United Arab Emirates has banned people from publishing expressions of sympathy towards Qatar and will punish offenders with a jail term of up to 15 years, the UAE-based newspaper Gulf News and pan-Arab channel Al-Arabiya reported on Wednesday. The United Arab Emirates, along with several other powerful Arab states, severed

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South Africa’s Zuma Denies Owning “Palace” in Dubai

JOHANNESBURG, June 4 – South African President Jacob Zuma has denied owning a “palace” in the United Arab Emirates, his office said on Sunday, after local media reported that an influential family bought him a home in the wealthy Gulf state. Graft accusations in more than 100,000 leaked documents and e-mails last week heaped more

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Robocop Joins Dubai Police to Fight Real Life Crime

DUBAI, June 1 – A robotic policeman which can help identify wanted criminals and collect evidence has joined Dubai’s police force and will patrol busy areas in the city, as part of a government programme aimed at replacing some human crime-fighters with machines. If the “Robocop” experiment is successful, Dubai Police says it wants the

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Amid Regional Strains, Qatar Says Hackers Post Fake Comments by Emir

CAIRO, May 24 – Qatar said on Wednesday its state news agency had been hacked, after it reported remarks purportedly by its ruler criticizing aspects of U.S. foreign policy in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The comments attributed to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani continued to be carried

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Trump: People in the Middle East have Borne the Brunt of Terrorism

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason RIYADH, May 21 – U.S. President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their share to fight “Islamist extremism” on Sunday in a speech that put the burden on the region to combat militant groups while urging unity among religions. In his much-awaited speech in Saudi Arabia on

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Sean Spicer Slips Again!

White House Spokesperson Sean Spicer, slips yet again, bestowing a new title upon the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, calling him the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates. The UAE is a country with 7 emirates, each with its own ruler and crown prince, and the union of those emirates is headed by a president

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First look: Pictures of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in UAE

After a somewhat controversial visit to Saudi Arabia that sparked headlines, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi on an official state visit. Merkel was welcomed by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Photos courtesy

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EXCLUSIVE: UAE Foreign Minister Al Gargash on Iran’s Role in the Region

In an exclusive with Newsweek Middle East, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Al Gargash spoke about Iran’s role in the region and the necessity of Tehran changing its behavior to become constructive rather than destructive. Minister Gargash believes “it is doable” to change Iran’s role in the region as long as there

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