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Two Emirati pilots were killed in Yemen after their aircraft went down due to a 'technical failure', Abu Dhabi has said.

Photos of the ousted ex-Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali attending the lavish engagement of his daughter appeared online on Friday.

UAE joins Saudi-Israeli backing of Trump's aggressive Iran strategy UAE joins Saudi-Israeli backing of Trump's aggressive Iran strategy

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UAE joins Saudi-Israeli backing of Trump's aggressive Iran strategy

The UAE has become one of a handful of nations to back an announcement by US President Donald Trump to revise or tear up a nuclear agreement with Iran.

UAE and Israel 'have history of secret arms deals'

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UAE and Israel 'have history of secret arms deals'

Israeli businessman Metai Kokhafi was responsible for brokering arms deals with his Emirati counterparts

Dahlan says 'zero chance' of Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

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Dahlan says 'zero chance' of Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

Former Fatah strongman Mohammed Dahlan says that Palestinian political reconciliation must be prioritised over negotiations with Israel, saying ...

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Road to Russia: This week in Middle East football

Saudi Arabian giants al-Hilal have become the seventh most-followed football team on Twitter, while Syrians remain divided on whether to follow their team on a historic sporting journey.

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Egyptian named 'world's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi

El Aty was just 38 when she died. Her UAE hospital said in a statement that she took her last breath on Monday morning, ending her long battle ...

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Emirati students are now taking 'moral lessons' at school

Emirati students have returned to school where they will study 'morals' for the first time, as the UAE seeks to assert its principles on the ...

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

Bahrain king 'tired of Arab boycott of Israel'

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Bahrain king 'tired of Arab boycott of Israel'

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has reportedly told a leading US-based Jewish rabbi he would like his country to formally establish ties ...

Diana Alghoul

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Israel's ministry of foreign affairs broke diplomatic protocol with a tweet backing rumours that Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa ...

UAE strikes Saudi-backed Hadi fighters in Aden

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UAE strikes Saudi-backed Hadi fighters in Aden

Saudi-backed presidential forces in Yemen's temporary capital were hit with a UAE airstrike on Saturday after clashes erupted between armed ...

Kuwaiti police arrest, abuse 'feminine' Instagram star

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Kuwaiti police arrest, abuse 'feminine' Instagram star

An Instagram celebrity, who receives an array of comments for his controversial posts, claims he was arrested and abused in Kuwait for being too ...

Lawsuit filed against UAE security services for 'torturing Qataris'

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Lawsuit filed against UAE security services for 'torturing Qataris'

Update: Three prominent Qataris were allegedly illegally imprisoned and threatened with rape by UAE security officers according to a lawsuit ...

Oman secures release of Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen

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Oman secures release of Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen

A Catholic priest kidnapped by the Islamic State group in Yemen has arrived in Muscat after Oman helped secure the release of the Indian cleric.

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India busts over 1,000 bogus job offers in UAE

“Of the 1,078 enquiries received till August 31 this year, only 73 job offers were found genuine,” said Dinesh Kumar, the Indian Embassy’s first secretary of community affairs

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UAE sheikh puts Qatar skyscraper 'up for sale'

An Abu Dhabi sheikh is looking to sell the Dolphin Tower landmark in Doha, as tensions between the UAE and Qatar continue.

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Is UAE preventing Yemen's Hadi from returning to Aden?

More than two years after the Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen, President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has only returned home sporadically.

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UAE and Egypt condemn NKorea, buy its weapons anyway

The UAE and Egypt have both condemned North Korea for a recent nuclear test that has escalated tensions in East Asia, but both nations are among ...

'UAE bans' Yemen president from entering Aden

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'UAE bans' Yemen president from entering Aden

The Yemeni President did not board his flight because "there were specific instructions from the UAE government banning from entering his ...

Diana Alghoul

Leaked emails reveal UAE ambassador's hyper-sexual 'double life'

Al-Otaiba reportedly hired $10,000-a-night prostitutes and considered fake 'sex contracts' for underage girls, making them declare they were ...

Yemen rebel allies agree truce following Sanaa clashes

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Yemen rebel allies agree truce following Sanaa clashes

Houthi and pro-Saleh Yemeni rebels have agreed to ease tensions following the outbreak of violence between the two factions in the capital Sanaa.

Not so neutral: This week in Middle East football

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Not so neutral: This week in Middle East football

The latest from this week's Asian Champions League quarterfinals.

Can Gulf states ever cooperate over oil production?

Pierre Fabiani

Can Gulf states ever cooperate over oil production?

Comment: Cooperating to develop shared oil fields could aid diplomacy, but the absence of mutual trust means 'unitisation' has not yet been a ...

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