Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Tag Archives: UAE

Israel, UAE agree visa-free travel for nationals: Netanyahu

DUBAI: Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed on Monday to reciprocal visa-free travel, making Emirati citizens the first in the Arab world to not require Israeli entry permits. The deal was signed after the first-ever official delegation from the UAE landed in Israel for a day of talks following ...

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Adjusting to UAE heat biggest challenge for AB de Villiers

DUBAI: South African star AB de Villiers believes the biggest challenge for all teams in the upcoming Indian Premier League will be adjusting to the prevailing hot and humid conditions in the UAE. Most games will be played in the night but the conditions would still be challenging. “I am ...

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UAE-Israel agreement followed many years of discreet talks

DUBAI: Secret talks and quiet ties – that’s what paved the way for last week’s deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalize relations. Touted by President Donald Trump as a major Mideast breakthrough, the agreement was in fact the culmination of more than a decade of quiet ...

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UAE starts up Arab world’s first nuclear plant

DUBAI: The oil-rich United Arab Emirates on Saturday announced the startup of its Barakah nuclear power plant, scoring another first for the Arab world. The announcement, coinciding with the Muslim holiday of Eidul Azha, comes hot on the heels of the UAE’s launch of the Arab world’s first probe to Mars. “UAE ...

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UAE tells Turkey to keep out of Arab affairs

ABU DHABI: A United Arab Emirates official urged Turkey to stop interfering in Arab affairs, mockingly referring to the Ottoman empire which collapsed a century ago. The backlash came after Turkey condemned what it termed “malicious” actions by the UAE in Libya, where the two countries support opposing sides in ...

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Emirates airline to cut up to 9,000 jobs amid virus pandemic

DUBAI: Emirates airlines has cut a tenth of its workforce during the novel coronavirus pandemic in layoffs that could rise to 15 percent, or 9,000 jobs. This was announced by the airline’s president Tim Clark, according to a report. The Middle East’s largest carrier, which operates a fleet of 270 ...

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Dubai’s mega-mall reopens under strict safeguards

DUBAI: Clutching bags from designer boutiques in their gloved hands, customers are back at Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping havens that has reopened under strict safeguards against coronavirus. At a main entrance where customers hand over their sports cars and luxury SUVs for valet parking, employees greet ...

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Dubai’s biggest bank said to cut up to 500 jobs

DUBAI’s largest bank, Emirates NBD, has reportedly cut up to 500 jobs since October. Reuters quoted sources familiar with the matter as saying the cuts were part of efforts by UAE banks to reduce costs amid slower economic growth. The cuts have been across several areas of the bank, which ...

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UAE suspends fourth cricketer for corruption

DUBAI: Ashfaq Ahmed on Monday became the fourth United Arab Emirates cricketer suspended as part of an anti-corruption investigation. Ahmed opened the batting in their first two matches at the T20 World Cup qualifying tournament. He scored four as UAE lost to Oman on Friday and three as they beat ...

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