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US transfers 15 Guantanamo inmates to UAE

Fifteen inmates from Guantanamo prison have been sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest transfer of detainees during President Obama’s…

Fifteen inmates from Guantanamo prison have been sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest transfer of detainees during President Obama’s…

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USA apologises to UAE over arrest of 'suspected terrorist'

The United Arab Emirates has advised its male citizens not to wear the white robes, headscarf and headband of the national dress when travelling abroad.

The United Arab Emirates has advised its male citizens not to wear the white robes, headscarf and headband of the national dress when travelling abroad.

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Dubai plans tower even higher than Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest skyscraper, dominates Dubai at a height of 828 meters. But this is to change in the coming years. The municipality

Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest skyscraper, dominates Dubai at a height of 828 meters. But this is to change in the coming years. The municipality

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Fire rips through high-rise residential tower in UAE

Flames have ripped through a high-rise residential tower in the United Arab Emirates. The blaze, in the Ajman emirate, is the latest in a string of

Flames have ripped through a high-rise residential tower in the United Arab Emirates. The blaze, in the Ajman emirate, is the latest in a string of

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Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub wins prominent global teacher prize

A Palestinian school teacher, who grew up on a refugee camp, has won a prestigious education award worth about a million euros. Hanan Al Hroub

A Palestinian school teacher, who grew up on a refugee camp, has won a prestigious education award worth about a million euros. Hanan Al Hroub

Sport

Video: Ivanoff wins Air Race World Championship season opener

The 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship kicked off in thrilling fashion this weekend in Abu Dhabi with Nicolas Ivanoff of France blazing

The 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship kicked off in thrilling fashion this weekend in Abu Dhabi with Nicolas Ivanoff of France blazing

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UAE sets up ministries for HAPPINESS and TOLERANCE

New government ministries of Happiness, Tolerance and Youth Affairs have been created in the United Arab Emirates. UAE Prime Minister Mohammed Bin

New government ministries of Happiness, Tolerance and Youth Affairs have been created in the United Arab Emirates. UAE Prime Minister Mohammed Bin

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Camel Trek: In the Footsteps of our Ancestors

We joined the camel trek in the afternoon as the group were halfway through their 10-day journey across the vast desert in the United Arab

We joined the camel trek in the afternoon as the group were halfway through their 10-day journey across the vast desert in the United Arab

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Peace talks do not legitimise Syrian rebel groups, says Russia

Moscow has agreed that two Syrian rebel groups taking part in peace talks are doing so on an individual basis. Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign

Moscow has agreed that two Syrian rebel groups taking part in peace talks are doing so on an individual basis. Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign

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United Arab Emirates to launch space mission to Mars

The United Arab Emirates is working to send a probe to orbit Mars. The UAE Space Agency has called its mission “Al Amal” Hope and has now introduced

The United Arab Emirates is working to send a probe to orbit Mars. The UAE Space Agency has called its mission “Al Amal” Hope and has now introduced

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UAE Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazroui: "We will not rely on oil"

Faced with the challenge of a declining oil market The United Arab Emirates, a major crude producer in the Gulf is striving to diversify its economy

Faced with the challenge of a declining oil market The United Arab Emirates, a major crude producer in the Gulf is striving to diversify its economy

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Rosberg takes third straight win with victory in Abu Dhabi

Welcome back to Speed, the Formula One title may already have been won, but pride was at stake at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix where drivers were looking

Welcome back to Speed, the Formula One title may already have been won, but pride was at stake at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix where drivers were looking

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Exclusive: no city is safe from ISIS threat, says UAE minister

The United Arab Emirates will stand by France by continuing its fight against ISIS, a senior minister told Euronews. Anwar Gargash, minister of state

The United Arab Emirates will stand by France by continuing its fight against ISIS, a senior minister told Euronews. Anwar Gargash, minister of state

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Dubai Airshow Live

Keep abreast of all the events as they take place live and direct from the United Arab Emirates

Keep abreast of all the events as they take place live and direct from the United Arab Emirates

Business

A"single sky" for the Gulf States?

The Middle East – especially the Gulf – is a strategic location with significant transit volumes of air traffic. The region is both a destination and

The Middle East – especially the Gulf – is a strategic location with significant transit volumes of air traffic. The region is both a destination and

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Emirates Milestones 1985-2015

1985 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum gives $10 million to the Emirates team start an airline in five months. Pakistan International

1985 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum gives $10 million to the Emirates team start an airline in five months. Pakistan International

Business

ECB meeting repercussions and Abu Dhabi's new challenge

Welcome to Business Middle East. This week we look at repercussions of the European Central Bank meeting, and Abu Dhabi starts a new challenge

Welcome to Business Middle East. This week we look at repercussions of the European Central Bank meeting, and Abu Dhabi starts a new challenge

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UAE elects 20 new members to Federal National Council

Twenty new members have been elected to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government advisory body, the Federal National Council. Each of the seven

Twenty new members have been elected to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government advisory body, the Federal National Council. Each of the seven

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Why aren't rich Gulf states welcoming Syrian refugees...or are they?

As EU countries try to find the best way to deal with an influx of refugees that is unprecedented in recent years, the Gulf states have come under

As EU countries try to find the best way to deal with an influx of refugees that is unprecedented in recent years, the Gulf states have come under

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Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed’s son dies

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed’s son died on Saturday September 19 of a heart attack at the age of 34. Sheikh Rashid was the 3rd child and eldest son

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed’s son died on Saturday September 19 of a heart attack at the age of 34. Sheikh Rashid was the 3rd child and eldest son

Business

Currencies riding a bumpy road

This week’s Business Middle East takes a look at global currency trading trends, and in business snapshot we look at the reactions to the new fuel

This week’s Business Middle East takes a look at global currency trading trends, and in business snapshot we look at the reactions to the new fuel

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UAE petrol prices start riding high

The UAE has become the first Gulf country to liberalise the price of fuel. As of August 1, petrol prices will increase by an average of 24%. The

The UAE has become the first Gulf country to liberalise the price of fuel. As of August 1, petrol prices will increase by an average of 24%. The

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United Arab Emrates leads way with planned mission to Mars

The ambitions of the United Arab Emirates run high, way above the skyscrapers. The tiny emirate is thinking big and aims to take the lead in space

The ambitions of the United Arab Emirates run high, way above the skyscrapers. The tiny emirate is thinking big and aims to take the lead in space