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UAE denies hacking Qatar news agency

The United Arab Emirates has denied it was behind the alleged hacking of Qatar’s state news agency in May. The Washington Post cited US intelligence officials as saying the UAE had orchestrated the posting of incendiary quotes attributed to Qatar’s emir that he insisted were fabricated. The incident helped spark …

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Qatar’s Al Jazeera Twitter account back after suspension

The Arabic-language account of Al Jazeera has been restored on Twitter after being suspended due to what the network called “an organised campaign”. The account, with just under 12 million followers, was suspended for an unspecified reason early on Saturday. Al Jazeera is the flagship broadcaster for Qatar, which is …

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Qatar Crisis Spills Into Libya, Tangling Glencore in Oil Dispute

The Qatar crisis is reverberating in Libya, inflaming political divisions in the war-torn oil exporter and dragging commodity-trading giant Glencore Plc into a dispute over crude sales. The row involves competing administrations of the National Oil Corp. that are vying to control crude exports from the OPEC member. In eastern …

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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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Sufism in UAE: A short history

THE LEVANT – By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem – There are few sources that talk about the history of mysticism in the Arab Gulf states and particularly in the United Arab Emirates. G.G. Lorimer, who is considered one of the best historians and geographers that described the Arabian Gulf at the …

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IMF raises growth forecast for oil-rich Gulf countries

THE LEVANT – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its economic growth forecasts for most Arab countries although it said growth in oil-rich Gulf nations will remain strong. In its semi-annual World Economic Outlook, the IMF said the Middle East and North African (MENA) region would grow by 2.6 …

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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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