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Israel-GCC Ties

The Levant News — by Simon Henderson for inFocus Quarterly – Fall 2015 — How does one write 2,000 words about links between Israel and the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which no official of any of the seven countries is publicly prepared to admit exist? The …

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How Iran should approach the GCC

By Saeid Jafari for Al-Monitor — Two years ago, Hassan Rouhani was elected president on his promise of constructive engagement with the world, including Iran’s Arab neighbors. After winning the vote, Rouhani told an Al Jazeera reporter, “Our priority is improving our relationship with our neighbors. The states of the Persian Gulf are not …

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TRA issues advisory for YouTube users in UAE

Source: Gulf News – The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has issued a public advisory on the responsible use of YouTube, warning that users are prohibited from “predatory behaviour”. The TRA said in its White Paper on YouTube that “stalking, threats and harassment of others” are also banned. Users were …

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Fast and Furious: Jassim Alseddiqi

THE LEVANT – A ‘bingo’ deal? You’ll know it  when you see it,” says Jassim Alseddiqi. “Before you execute that transaction, before you get the money. The ‘bingo’ feel of the transaction happens when you first source it.” Alseddiqi knows that moment better than most. As the chief executive of …

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UAE economy report

THE LEVANT – The Corporate Perception Indicator: A Global Survey from Main Street to the Executive Suite polled 25,000 individuals from the general population and 1,800 business leaders in 25 countries, including the UAE, on their opinions about the role of corporations in society and the economy. International polling firm …

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Approval for next UAE nuclear units

THE LEVANT – As regulatory approval is granted for the construction of Barakah units 3 and 4, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has stepped up efforts to develop a skilled Emirati workforce to staff the country’s growing nuclear sector. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) …

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Dubai flyover works begin

THE LEVANT – Diversion work for the construction of flyovers on Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Beach Road will begin soon, even as work on all three phases of the Dubai Canal project is ongoing. A senior Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) official told reporters that the layout for the diversion is being …

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UAE will provide potable water to Gaza

Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E.  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has instructed the U.A.E. Suqia Water Aid Foundation to give top priority to the provision of potable water to Gazans who are suffering acute shortage of water as a result of Israeli bombardment, and to act …

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UAE fights human trafficking

The National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking organised a ceremony to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, launched by the United Nations to promote international cooperation to eradicate the crime of trafficking. The day is held every year on July 30. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Anwar Mohammad …

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World wide web requires much more Arabic

The National,  a  local newspaper based in Abu Dhabi highlighted the need for more quality content in Arabic, the seventh most spoken language world wide, as an overwhelming majority of the estimated 140 million Arabic-speaking internet users would prefer to access information in their own language, and said that U.A.E. is in …

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