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Suspended Indian Premier League to be completed in UAE between September and October

The remaining matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was suspended earlier this month, will be completed in the United Arab Emirates in September and October, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said. The BCCI also said in a statement on Saturday that they had asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) […]

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Princess Latifa: Photograph of missing Dubai princess appears online

A photograph posted this week on two public Instagram accounts purports to show Princess Latifa, the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, who has not been seen or heard from in months. The photo appears to show Princess Latifa in a Dubai shopping mall, the Mall of the Emirates (MoE), sitting with two other women. […]

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Princess Latifa: UN calls on UAE to provide ‘concrete’ proof of life of detained princess

The United Nations has called the United Arab Emirates to provide “concrete” proof that Princess Latifa Al Maktoum, the daughter of Dubai’s ruler reportedly being held in detention, is still alive. In a statement issued in Geneva on Tuesday, UN human rights experts also said she should be released “urgently”. Dubai’s royal family has previously […]

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Missiles strike Israeli ship transporting cars off the coast of UAE

A commercial vessel owned by an Israeli firm was attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Gulf waters, pro-Iran media and an Israeli television channel reported. Israel’s Channel 12 quoted unnamed Israeli officials as blaming arch foe Iran for the assault, which it described as a missile strike. There were no […]

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American who smoked weed before boarding plane to Dubai faces 3-year jail term

An American businessman who smoked weed before flying to Dubai has been arrested after traces of the drug were found in his urine. The man now faces three years in jail. Peter Clark, 51, from Las Vegas, had flown to Dubai on February 24 looking for professional recording studios. However, during his first day of […]

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King Felipe VI of Spain makes veiled remark on self-exiled father’s scandals

King Felipe VI of Spain made veiled remark on his self-exiled father’s scandals in his Christmas address, saying “ethics are above family ties”. The former king, Juan Carlos, fled to Abu Dhabi in August as corruption allegations mounted. He ruled for close to 40 years, before handing power to his son in 2014. This decision […]

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‘Guinness World Records’: Demolition of 144-storey UAE building in 10 seconds

A building in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates named Meena Plaza Towers is now a part of the Guinness World Records for its demolition. The building was 165.032 metre or 541.44 feet in height and had 144 floors. The UAE building achieved the record of the tallest building demolished using explosives (controlled demolition). The record […]

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United States Senate FAILS to block sale of fighter jets, drones and arms worth $23 billion to UAE

United States Senate failed to block the Trump administration’s sale of USD $23 billion advanced fighter jets and drones to the United Arab Emirates. Mr Trump had issued a formal threat to veto congressional efforts to block the planned weapons transfer, which is tied to the UAE’s normalisation of ties with Israel under the “Abraham […]

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French ‘Jetpack Man’ Vincent Reffet has died in a training accident in Dubai

A stuntman famous for airborne feats using jetpacks and carbon-fibre wing packs has been killed in a training accident in Dubai. Vincent Reffet was part of the company Jetman Dubai. The 36-year-old Frenchman went viral for flights over the Gulf city’s waterfront and the Alps. A statement said Reffet died “during training in Dubai” but […]

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IPL T20 UAE: Tournament to be welcome relief to cricket fans amid coronavirus pandemic

The Indian Premier League starts on Saturday without its customary glitz and glamour, but the Twenty20 tournament is expected to be a welcome relief to cricket fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament normally starts in March but along with other major international sporting events was postponed as countries went into virus lockdowns. It was […]

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Historic Israeli flight lands in Abu Dhabi

El Al airliner flight 971 from Israel to the UAE lands in Abu Dhabi following historic peace deal For the first time a commercial flight landed in UAE from Israel, marking a major step in normalising relations after the announcement of a peace deal. El Al airliner made the three-hour trip, carrying a delegation of […]

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Palestinians unanimously reject Israel and UAE agreement

Palestinians unanimously reject agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalise ties. The deal pledges full normalisation of relationships between the two countries in the areas of security, tourism, technology and trade in return for suspending Israel’s annexation plans in the West Bank. Both the Palestinian leadership and public were caught by surprise […]