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Houthis hijack and seize UAE-flagged cargo ship off Yemen

Houthis, Islamist political and armed group hijacked a United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo vessel which it said was engaged in “hostile acts” but which the Saudis said was carrying hospital equipment. The ship was heading to the Saudi port of Jizan, just north of Yemen, from the Yemeni Red Sea island of Socotra when it was […]

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Dubai ruler ordered to pay ex-wife Princess Haya over $728 million in royal divorce case

The UK’s High Court on Tuesday awarded a lump sum settlement of £251.5 million to Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussain, the 47-year-old daughter of Jordan’s former King Hussein. She is the youngest of six wives of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum – the multi-billionaire ruler of Dubai, prime minister of the UAE and influential horse-racing owner. […]

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UAE suspends discussions on $23 billion weapons deal with US that includes F-35 aircrafts

The United Arab Emirates has informed the United States that it is suspending discussions on a $23 billion weapons deal that includes advanced F-35 aircraft, the Emirati embassy in Washington, DC said. In a statement on Tuesday, the embassy said the UAE would “suspend discussions” on the sale, while meetings at the Pentagon scheduled for […]

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Max Verstappen wins Formula 1 world title after last-lap overtake of Lewis Hamilton

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen snatched his first Formula 1 world title by beating Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of a thrilling season finale in Abu Dhabi, then had to wait while the Briton’s Mercedes team had two protests against the result rejected by stewards. Hamilton had appeared in control of the race and on […]

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T20 World Cup Final: Australia beat New Zealand by eight wickets

Australia powered to an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand to win the Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time. Mitchell Marsh scored a ferocious 77 not out from 50 balls as Australia overhauled what appeared to be a challenging 173 with seven deliveries to spare in Dubai. The all-rounder shared a dominant stand of […]

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‘I’m not a racist’: South African cricketer Quinton de Kock apologies for refusing to take the knee

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock has apologized for refusing to take the knee and insists he is “not a racist.” The wicketkeeper announced he had made the “personal decision” not to take a knee before games at the ongoing T20 World Cup. His decision came after the Cricket South Africa (CSA) board said all […]

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Pet bird belonging to Afghan girl evacuated from Kabul finds new home in France’s embassy in Abu Dhabi

A pet bird belonging to an Afghan girl who was evacuated from Kabul after the Taliban’s takeover has found a new home with France’s ambassador in Abu Dhabi. Xavier Chatel took in the little mynah, named Juji, after the girl was stopped from bringing it on a flight from the United Arab Emirates to France. […]

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Two Dubai princesses phone numbers found in Pegasus software hacking list

The phone numbers used by two Dubai princesses have reportedly been found as part of an investigation into the phone hacking spyware known as Pegasus. Princess Latifa is the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, and Princess Haya Bint al-Hussain is his former wife. It was early this year reported that she was being held […]

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World’s deepest diving pool with underwater city opens in Dubai

Dubai opened another record-breaking attraction — the world’s deepest dive pool. With a staggering depth of 60 meters , the pool, part of the new Deep Dive Dubai attraction, has stolen the record from Poland’s Deepspot, which has a depth of over 45 meters. The Deep Dive Dubai pool is filled with 14 million liters […]

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Professional boxer Sebastian Eubank dies days before his 30th birthday

Boxer Chris Eubank’s son Sebastian has died days before his 30th birthday. Sebastian had followed his father’s footsteps and become a professional boxer. The British middleweight Eubank Snr said he and his family were “devastated” to hear of his son’s death in Dubai, where he lived. And Chris Eubank Jnr tweeted: “Sorry I wasn’t there to […]

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Cricket Twenty20 World Cup moved to United Arab Emirates from India due to Covid pandemic

The Twenty20 World Cup will be moved to the United Arab Emirates from India due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Indian cricket board official. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it had told the International Cricket Council, the sport’s world body, of its decision to host the event in […]

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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) […]