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Chinese ship enters Mars orbit in search of heavenly truth

The Tianwen 1 rover is China’s first foray to the planet, and the country’s most ambitious deep-space mission yet, The Diplomat reports. A Chinese spacecraft went into orbit around Mars on Wednesday on an expedition to land a rover on the surface and scout for signs of ancient life, authorities announced in a landmark step in the country’s most ambitious deep-space mission yet

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UAE to open temple of three religions in Abu Dhabi

A temple of three Abrahamic religions will be erected in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, in 2022, UAE ambassador to Russia Mohamed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber said. "In 2022, it is planned to open a …

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Dubai to host FIDE World Chess Championship

The next FIDE World Chess Championship – the highlight of the world chess calendar – will be held at Expo 2020 Dubai, promising an enthralling contest that will delight chess fans and the wider public alike, according to the official …

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Flydubai resumes flights to Georgia

Flydubai will resume flights to Georgia from January 28, Trend reports via the Georgian Airports Association. According to the agency, the flights of the Dubai-Tbilisi-Dubai route will operate twice a week. Flydubai, …

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Crown Prince from UAE helps Chechnya to fight COVID-19

Chechnya received humanitarian aid in the fight against coronavirus from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The aircraft with masks, anti-plague suits, protective gowns and tests arrived at the Grozny airport, the republican …

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Israel and Bahrain to sign water desalination deal

Israel's national water company Mekorot will sign its first deal to provide Bahrain with water desalination technology, Israel Hayom reported. The daily newspaper said that the deal would be signed "in the coming days in the …

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UAE raises benchmark crude prices

United Arab Emirates raised pricing for February sales of its main crude grade after similar increases by Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest producer. Government-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. set Murban crude at a premium of 75 cents …

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Breakthrough reached in Gulf dispute with Qatar

A breakthrough has been reached in Qatar’s three-year-old dispute with Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries and an agreement aimed at ending their rift is to be signed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, a senior Trump administration …

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UAE confirms new COVID-19 variant cases

A few cases of the new COVID-19 variant that originated in the UK have been detected in the UAE, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said. It was also added that the UAE has one of the lowest …

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UFC head to meet with Khabib Nurmagomedov in Abu Dhabi

UFC president Dana White still believes UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will make his much-awaited return soon to fight one last bout. The Eagle retired from the sport after defeating Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC …

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Knesset approves Israel-UAE deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for peace with Lebanon at Thursday’s Knesset vote to ratify the normalization deal with the United Arab Emirates that was initially signed in Washington last month and lawmakers voted 80 to …

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