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India to run extra Eid flights to Qatar due to embargo

New Delhi - India has asked two domestic carriers to run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help citizens stranded there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways.

India to run extra Eid flights to Qatar due to embargo

New Delhi - India has asked two domestic carriers to run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help citizens stranded there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways.

India to run extra Eid flights to Qatar due to embargo

New Delhi - India has asked two domestic carriers to run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help citizens stranded there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways.

Panicked Qatar shoppers stock up as Gulf rift bites

Doha - Shoppers in Doha were taking no chances on Monday despite Qatari officials reassuring residents there was no need to panic after Saudi Arabia imposed a de facto food blockade.

Saudi, UAE seize chance to isolate Qatar

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, emboldened by US President Donald Trump's new approach to the region, have seized the chance to isolate Qatar, analysts said Monday.

Football: Gulf crisis could hit Qatar 2022

Doha - The diplomatic crisis sweeping the Gulf could invigorate a campaign by critics of Qatar to strip Doha of the 2022 World Cup, experts said Monday.

Arab states cut Qatar ties in major diplomatic crisis

Riyadh - Arab nations including Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Monday cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremism, in the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the region in years.

Composer seeks answers after US airport detention

New York - A prominent composer has asked for answers and greater scrutiny of US airports' treatment of travelers after he said he was detained for hours on his return to New York.

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Dibai - Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Dibai - Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Dibai - Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.

Weary flyers shrug as Middle East laptop ban takes off

Dibai - A controversial ban on carry-on laptops and tablets on flights from the Middle East to the United States and Britain went into effect Saturday -- with less fanfare and frustration than expected.

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers

Dibai - Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.Around 1.

Trio ordered to clean Dubai zoo over cat killing video

Dibai - The ruler of Dubai on Wednesday ordered three men accused of feeding a cat alive to two dogs and filming it to clean the city's zoo for three months.

Dubai arrests man behind video of cat fed alive to dogs

Dibai - Police in Dubai have arrested a man who was behind a gruesome video showing a cat being fed alive to dogs as a punishment for eating birds, local press said Tuesday.

Serbs protest Belgrade development after shady demolition

Belgrade - Several thousand people protested Wednesday in Belgrade demanding the mayor's resignation and protesting alleged graft and violence linked to a project financed by a UAE-based firm.Authorities say the $3-billion (2.

Snow alert during rare storm in Gulf desert UAE

Dibai - A snow alert has been issued in the United Arab Emirates where a rare storm and high winds Friday toppled one of thousands of cranes in the Gulf desert state.

Emirati desert festival brings tradition back to life

Suwayhan - Women clad in emerald green abayas and men in crisp white gandoura gowns, Emirati folk dancers sway to the steady beat of a Bedouin drum against the desert skyline.

Dubai airport says still top for international traffic

Dibai - Dubai International cemented its title as the world's busiest airport for international passengers in 2016, with a 7.2 percent increase in traveller numbers to 83.6 million, its operator said Tuesday.

Five UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

Kandahar - Five UAE officials were among 56 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghan cities, authorities said Wednesday, as Taliban militants step up a deadly winter campaign of violence.

At least nine dead in Kandahar blast during UAE envoy's visit

Kandahar - At least nine people were killed in an explosion in the governor's compound in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province Tuesday during a visit by the UAE ambassador, local media reported.

Nations set to approve heritage protection fund

Abu Dhabi - Representatives of around 40 countries are expected to approve on Saturday establishing a fund to protect heritage sites in conflict-ravaged areas and a network of safe havens for endangered artworks.

Teen eco activist spurs hope at children's peace prize award

Den Haag - Award-winning teen environmental activist Kehkashan Basu said Friday ecologists should "not lose hope" in their battle to fight climate change, despite scepticism from world leaders including US President-elect Donald Trump.

International push aims to protect endangered heritage

Abu Dhabi - Representatives from dozens of countries began meeting in Abu Dhabi on Friday to discuss the creation of a $100-million fund to protect and restore heritage sites threatened by extremism and conflict.

International push aims to protect endangered heritage

Abu Dhabi - Representatives from dozens of countries meet in Abu Dhabi on Friday to discuss the creation of a $100-million fund to protect and restore heritage sites threatened by extremism and conflict.

Nobel laureates urge action to protect heritage sites

Abu Dhabi - Five Nobel prize winners called Thursday for urgent international action to protect world heritage sites from the destruction wrought by extremist groups and conflicts.

Drone halts traffic at Dubai airport, third incident in five months

Dubai - A drone forced Dubai international airport, one of the world's busiest, to halt air traffic for an hour and a half Saturday evening, the third such incident in less than five months.

Malala Yousafzai urges Muslims to unite for peace

Sharjah - Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, giving a speech Wednesday in the Emirates, urged Muslims to respect the "true message of Islam" and unite against wars in their countries.

Yemen rebels pose threat to shipping: Arab coalition

Riyadh - Huthi rebels in Yemen are posing a threat to shipping in the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait, the Saudi-led coalition supporting the government said Sunday after an attack on an Emirati vessel.

Yemen rebels claim attack on UAE military vessel

Sanaa - Yemeni rebels claimed they hit a vessel Saturday operated by the Emirati military, which is part of a Saudi-led coalition fighting in support of Yemen's government.
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