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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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UAE and Israeli film bodies plan regional film festival

The Abu Dhabi Film Commission, the Israel Film Fund and the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film and Television School have signed a cooperation agreement for training and production, a joint statement said on Monday. The agreement includes …

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Russia resumes air service with Egypt, Maldives and UAE

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a directive to resume international air service with Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and the Maldives on a mutual basis, the government’s press service reported on Thursday. …

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Why Arab states refuse ties with Israel

It was a trip like none other. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on a mission this week to secure normalization between Arab states and Israel, a feat long considered impossible due to the political impasse of the Israeli-Palestinian …

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