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Putin to receive Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi on June 1

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting on June 1 with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohammed Al Nahyan, the Kremlin press …

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Iran seeks OPEC support against US sanctions

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has asked OPEC president, United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei to support it against new U.S. sanctions. “I would like to seek OPEC’s …

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Flydubai denies rumours of attempted hijacking

Flydubai denied rumous about an attempted hijacking of one of its aircraft flying from Dubai to Kabul. The low-cost carrier said it was aware of reports circulating on social media about an attempted hijack, and confirmed they were …

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Sberbank sells Denizbank to Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD has agreed to buy Turkish lender Denizbank for 14.6 billion liras ($3.19 billion) from Russia’s Sberbank. Emirates NBD said in January it had started initial strategic talks with Sberbank about a possible purchase of …

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OPEC promises to compensate U.S. sanctions on Iran

OPEC is more focused on identifying the right level of oil inventory at its next meeting than the impact on supplies of new U.S. sanctions on Iran, UAE energy minister Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui said. …

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US and UAE reaffirm open skies agreement

The UAE today welcomed the outcome of recent discussions on civil aviation with the United States in which both countries strongly reaffirmed the 2002 UAE-US Air Transport Agreement (ATA) and the fundamental principles of Open Skies, Khaleej …

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US expands sanctions on Iran

The six individuals and three entities, including front companies for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force and currency traders, were sanctioned under U.S. regulations targeting specially designated global terrorist suspects …

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Georgian President and his wife visit UAE

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili is visiting the United Arab Emirates with first lady Maka Chichua and a Georgian delegation to enhance bilateral ties between Georgia and the United Arab Emirates. …

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Turkish socialite and friends killed in Iran plane crash

A wealthy Turkish socialite and her friends were among the 11 people killed on Sunday when a private plane bringing them home from a Dubai bachelorette party crashed into an Iranian mountainside. The plane was owned by the private …

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 Kazakhstan-UAE visa-free regime enters into force

The agreement between Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates on visa-free travel came into force today, the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan said. The Kazakh people now can freely visit the UAE for up to 30 days, but in case of violation …

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Floating market set to open in Dubai - media

Dubai is set to get its very own floating market, which will open along the Bur Dubaiside of Dubai Creek this May.  BeYouLand market will be made up of 17 abra-style boats that will bob on the Creek's …

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Seven injured in fire at UAE apartment building

Seven people were injured in a fire that broke out in an apartment building in Sharjah (UAE) on Sunday, The National reports. Col Sami Al Naqbi, head of Sharjah Civil Defence, said the fire began in the kitchen of a flat in Tiger …

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Etihad Airways may expand flight routes to Azerbaijan

Etihad Airways may expand flight routes to Azerbaijan by launching new flights to the country’s Gabala and Nakhchivan cities, Chairman of the Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AZTA) Nahid Baghirov said, Trend reports. …

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