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Azerbaijan Tourism Week kicks off at Expo 2020 Dubai

Azerbaijan Tourism Week has kicked off on October 11 within the Expo 2020 Dubai international exhibition. According to the State Tourism Agency (DTA), various events will be held in the Azerbaijan pavilion within the week organized …

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UAE authorises Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine

The United Arab Emirates authorized Russia's single-shot Sputnik Light vaccine as a stand-alone vaccine and a booster shot, the Russian Direct Investment Fund said on Wednesday. "UAE authorizes 1-shot Sputnik Light, 1st …

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Expo 2020 kicks off in Dubai

The first world fair to be held in the Middle East, Expo 2020 Dubai, opened on Thursday with a lavish ceremony of fireworks, music and messaging about the power of global collaboration for a more sustainable future. Stars headlining the …

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Israel 'happy' to take part in Expo 2020 Dubai fair

Israel is gearing up to take part in Expo 2020 Dubai when the world fair opens Friday, a spokesman said, a year after the UAE and the Jewish state normalised ties. "We're very happy to be here," said Menachem Gantz, the …

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Israeli PM meets with Bahraini FM, Emirati official

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and United Arab Emirates Minister of State in the Foreign Ministry Khalifa Shaheen Almarar on Sunday night, hours before he is set to speak …

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Afghanistan receives humanitarian aid from 5 countries

Afghanistan on Thursday received humanitarian assistance, including food and medicines, from five countries, an official said. The cash-strapped country, which suffered 20 years of war, is now in severe economic crisis, and poverty can …

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'Potential hijack' of ship off UAE coast

The UK has reported a "potential hijack" of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates as a security source said a tanker appears to have been seized. UK Maritime Trade Operations, a part of the Ministry of Defence, …

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UAE rolls out Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to children 

The United Arab Emirates will start providing China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 3-17, the UAE government said on Twitter on Monday. It cited the health ministry as saying the decision comes after clinical trials …

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OPEC+ countries approve new production baselines

The ministers of OPEC+ countries agreed to extend the agreement until the end of 2022 with the main parameter of the deal - the production baseline - changing for some countries at a meeting on Sunday, a source participating in the talks …

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UAE denies reports on reaching tradeoff in OPEC+ deal

The OPEC+ countries have not yet agreed with the UAE on the parameters and conditions for a deal to soften oil production restrictions, and consultations are still underway, the UAE Ministry of Energy said. "We note recent media …

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UAE opens its embassy in Israel

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) opened its embassy in Israel on Wednesday in the presence of Israeli President Isaac Herzog. UAE ambassador to Israel Mohamed al-Khaja and the Israeli president cut the opening tape during the embassy …

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