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The UAE will finally grant visas to retired expats, but only the wealthy will be able to settle.

DP World has said it will pursue legal action against the Djibouti government after the part nationalisation of a port part-owned by the Dubai-based company.

Djibouti defies UAE by nationalising container port

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Djibouti defies UAE by nationalising container port

The Horn of Africa country has defied threats by the UAE and nationalised a port on the Djibouti coast.

Children hospitalised from contaminated food in UAE schools

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Children hospitalised from contaminated food in UAE schools

Thirty children were taken ill after eating contaminated food provided to them by their schools in the United Arab Emirates.

<em>Dubai</em> flight emergency ends with passengers hospitalised

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Dubai flight emergency ends with passengers hospitalised

An Emirates jet disembarked 100 passengers on a flight coming from Dubai after they were taken ill.

Alex Macheras

Middle East's significant double-digit growth in airline passengers

Middle Eastern airlines are continuing to take the market share from international rivals, so long as global air passenger demand continues to rise, writes Alex Macheras.

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Fake accounts, trolls promote anti-Qatar misinformation amid blockade

Fake accounts, trolls and dubious hash-tags are being used in online misinformation campaigns amid political conflicts in the Arab world, ...

Austin Bodetti

Is the Gulf crisis undermining America's 'war on terror'?

Analysis: Gulf tensions bode ill for the American-led effort to fight terror financing in the Middle East, writes Austin Bodetti.

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Yemen airport targeted in overnight air strikes

Heavy air strikes struck the Yemeni capital of Sanaa overnight on Tuesday, with Houthi rebels blaming the Saudi-led coalition.

Protests at funeral for Yemeni children killed in strike

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Protests at funeral for Yemeni children killed in strike

Protests were held during a funeral for 29 Yemeni children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike.

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Swede detained in UAE after 'drinking glass of wine'

A Swedish woman was detained in a UAE 'hell hole' jail for drinking a glass of wine on her flight to the Gulf state.

<em>Dubai</em> woman arrested for running online sex shop

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Dubai woman arrested for running online sex shop

An Egyptian woman accused of selling sex dolls and toys in Dubai has said that a cache of over 1,000 sex toys was for personal use.

Idlib further complicates Turkish-Russian relationship

Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero

Idlib further complicates Turkish-Russian relationship

Comment: If Assad attempts an assault on the western province, a major geopolitical showdown as well as devastation on the ground will follow, ...

Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

Elisabeth Siegel

Trump's trade war sees Chinese gains in the Gulf

Comment: The UAE and China have found love in the middle of a trade war, writes Elisabeth Siegel.

Houthis claim UAE airport drone attack

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Houthis claim UAE airport drone attack

The Abu Dhabi airport tweeted Thursday about an incident with a supply vehicle, but it's unclear whether it was referring to the Houthi claim.

Austin Bodetti

UAE races to dominate Middle East power politics

Analysis: The UAE has established spheres of influence from the deserts of Libya to the shores of Yemen, flying under the radar amid headline-grabbing Saudi interventions elsewhere, writes Austin Bodetti.

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UAE, China sign raft of deals after Xi visit

The United Arab Emirates and China agreed to set up a "comprehensive strategic partnership" as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day visit ...

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Iraqi rapper recounts US invasion in Childish Gambino remix

An Iraqi rapper has adapted US performer Childish Gambino's politically charged hit "This is America", racking up over half a million views on ...

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China president due in UAE for high-profile visit

China's president will visit the UAE on Thursday, with final preparations underway for the high-profile visit.

Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

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Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

A newly published report presented in Britain's parliament reveals the reach of the UAE lobby and its 'clandestine' tactics.

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UAE court dismisses criminal case against Abraaj equity boss

An Emirati court Sunday dismissed a criminal case against the head of embattled Abraaj private equity group over bounced cheques for millions of ...

US official applauds Iran sanctions, says linked to unrest

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US official applauds Iran sanctions, says linked to unrest

A Treasury official said Washington's use of sanctions are tied to protests that have rocked Iran, but stopped short of saying regime change is ...

Uber, Careem look to merge Middle East service: report

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Uber, Careem look to merge Middle East service: report

The ride-hailing rivals are in talks to combine their companies, according to Bloomberg sources.

Egypt's World Cup: A spectacular own goal for Sisi

Robert Springborg

Egypt's World Cup: A spectacular own goal for Sisi

Comment: Sisi's attempt to co-opt Mo Salah and the Egyptian team has had disastrous consequences for everyone, writes Robert Springborg.

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