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Escaping coronavirus lockdowns, tourists flock to Dubai

Dubai - As much of the world tightens lockdowns to stem coronavirus, Dubai has flung its doors open, branding itself as a sunny, quarantine-free escape -- despite a sharp rise in cases.

In refugee camps, Palestinians prepare for post-Abbas power struggle

Balata - In Palestinian refugee camps in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, some residents are preparing weapons for a potential power struggle when president Mahmud Abbas finally leaves the stage.

UAE registers China's Sinopharm vaccine, says 86% effective

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday officially registered the coronavirus vaccine produced by Chinese drug giant Sinopharm, saying it was 86 percent effective according to analysis of third-phase trials.

Abu Dhabi royal family member buys half of Israeli football club

Jerusalem - A member of Abu Dhabi's royal family on Monday bought half of Beitar Jerusalem, a top Israeli football team notorious for its anti-Arab fan base, the club said.

Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

Abu Dhabi - What's Donald Trump's top diplomat to do when allies have turned the page and are waiting for Joe Biden but the president refuses to concede?

Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

Abu Dhabi - What's Donald Trump's top diplomat to do when allies have turned the page and are waiting for Joe Biden but the president refuses to concede?

Flydubai to launch first commercial service to Tel Aviv

Dubai - Dubai budget airline flydubai said Wednesday it will start direct flights to Tel Aviv this month, the first regular commercial service between the cities, after the UAE and Israel agreed to normalise ties.

Beyond Dubai's shadow, Sharjah shines light on Arab art

Sharjah - It doesn't have the malls of Dubai or the mega-projects of Abu Dhabi, but the conservative Gulf emirate of Sharjah has carved out a role for itself as a cultural capital.

From hummus to high-tech: Israel CEOs seek 'friends', deals in UAE

Dubai - If you had asked Israeli businessman Yehonatan Ben Hamozeg earlier this year where he'd be pitching his palm tree saving technology in October, there was no chance he would have said the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai breaks world record for largest fountain

Dubai - The glitzy emirate of Dubai broke the record for the world's largest fountain on Thursday, as the Gulf city seeks to boost its hard-hit tourism sector amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Israel, UAE agree to visa-free travel as ties deepen

Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to visa-free travel on Monday, an unprecedented arrangement between Israel and an Arab state, signed as the first ever official UAE delegation landed in Tel Aviv.

UAE delegation heads to Israel on first official visit

Dubai - A United Arab Emirates delegation left on the country's first official visit to Israel on Tuesday after the two countries agreed to normalise ties last month.

'Hello you': Israeli-UAE joint song a YouTube hit

Jerusalem - The scene cuts from Dubai to Tel Aviv, the lyrics switch from Arabic to Hebrew to English and the song is a slightly kitsch electro-pop duet by artists who, for now, remain apart.

Dubai gets ready to go kosher after Israel peace deal

Dubai - At the plush Armani hotel in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, a rabbi switches on the stoves at what is billed as Dubai's first kosher restaurant.

UAE, Israel ministers in 'historic' first meet at Holocaust Memorial

Berlin - The foreign ministers of Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday visited the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin during their historic first meeting, a major step forward for their new relations.

Former Thai PM Thaksin had coronavirus but recovered: source

Bangkok - Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra tested positive for coronavirus and was treated in hospital last month but has since recovered, a source close to the exiled billionaire told AFP on Saturday.

Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

Dubai - The Emirates airline group unveiled plans Thursday to produce kosher meals in keeping with Jewish dietary rules, two days after the UAE and Israel signed a deal to normalise ties.

Trump says peace deals close between Israel and 'five or six' other countries

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that "five or six" more Arab countries were poised to agree to normalize relations with Israel, in line with the landmark accords struck between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Netanyahu joins Bahrain, UAE ministers at W.House for peace signing

Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates arrived Tuesday at the White House to sign historic accords normalizing ties between the Jewish and Arab states.

Netanyahu will not talk to Palestinians: opposition chief

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has "no intention" of discussing peace with the Palestinians, opposition leader Yair Lapid told AFP ahead of the signing of landmark deals with the UAE and Bahrain.

Israel establishes full ties with Bahrain, UAE at White House

Washington - Israel normalized relations with long-time foes Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates at the White House on Tuesday as President Donald Trump said similar US-brokered deals were close between the Jewish state and several other nations, including Saudi A...

Israel, Gulf states accord charts new era for Middle East

Dubai - A new era for the Middle East will be charted Tuesday when the UAE and Bahrain sign agreements to recognise Israel, in a move that shatters the Arab world's consensus on the Palestinian cause.

Israel-UAE accord set for Sept 15 signing at White House

Washington - Israel and the United Arab Emirates will sign a US-brokered agreement normalizing their relations at the White House on September 15, a US official said Tuesday.

Arab artists boycott UAE after Israel deal

Jerusalem - The United Arab Emirates' move to pursue normalisation with Israel has prompted a backlash from Arab artists and intellectuals, who are boycotting Emirati-backed cultural awards and events to support the Palestinian cause.

Saudi Arabia opens airspace for UAE-Israel flights

Apo - Saudi Arabia agreed Wednesday to permit UAE flights to "all countries" to overfly the kingdom, as Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu signalled more direct flights linking the UAE with the Jewish state.

Saudi allows overflights by UAE services to 'all countries'

Apo - Saudi Arabia has agreed to allow UAE flights to "all countries" to overfly the kingdom, state media reported Wednesday, days after allowing an Israeli aircraft to pass over en route to Abu Dhabi.

US-Israel delegation leaves UAE after ground-breaking visit

Abu Dhabi - A US-Israeli delegation left Abu Dhabi on Tuesday after a visit aimed at charting the relationship between the UAE and the Jewish state after their landmark deal to establish diplomatic ties.

US-Israeli delegation leaves UAE after 'historic' visit

Abu Dhabi - A US-Israeli delegation left Abu Dhabi Tuesday after a historic visit to discuss future ties between the UAE and the Jewish state following their landmark American-brokered deal to establish relations.

Kushner visits UAE base where coveted F-35 jets deployed

Abu Dhabi - White House advisor Jared Kushner visited a UAE air base Tuesday where the US operates F-35 fighter jets coveted by Abu Dhabi -- the thorniest issue in the Emirates' newly established ties with Israel.

What they said: 'historic' Israel to UAE flight

Abu Dhabi - Israel and the UAE made history on Monday when an El Al jet flew from the Jewish state to Abu Dhabi, the first time an Israeli commercial flight made the journey.
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