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Sharjah gets its Moon Retreat eco-tourism resort

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, announced the addition of Moon Retreat to their eco-luxury tourism destinations, state news agency SPA reported. The retreat will open to guests during the first quarter of 2021 in the archaeological area of Mleiha. Moon Retreat will offer visitors stargazing activities as there is …

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UAE assures UN that Sheikha Latifa is safe and sound

he United Arab Emirates said on Friday that Sheikha Latifa, one of the ruler of Dubai’s daughters, was being cared for at home as the U.N. human rights watchdog asked the UAE for proof that she is alive amid growing international concern about her fate. The BBC’s investigative news programme …

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Iraq and GCC to exchange electricity for goods

Iraq’s prime minister and the GCC secretary general held talks  on Monday to boost trade and supply electricity from the Gulf. Iraqi leader Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and Nayef Al-Hajraf also discussed rebuilding Iraq after the war with Daesh. Iraq has been blighted by a woeful power supply in recent years which feeds …

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UAE not worried Biden can stop F-35 sale

The United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to Washington said he was confident the sale of F-35 jets to his country would go through after a review by President Joe Biden’s administration of some pending arms sales to U.S. allies. The UAE had during Donald Trump’s last day in office signed agreements …

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UAE attracting money in through citizenship grants

The United Arab Emirates has adopted amendments that would allow the Gulf state to grant citizenship to investors and other professionals including scientists, doctors and their families, the government said on Saturday. “The UAE cabinet, local Emiri courts and executive councils will nominate those eligible for the citizenship under clear …

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Iran unveils strategic missile base in Gulf

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards unveiled an underground missile base at an undisclosed Gulf location on Friday, Iranian state media reported, at a time of heightened tension between Tehran and the United States. “The base is one of several bases housing the Guards’ Navy’s strategic missiles,” the state media quoted the …

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Iran apprehends South Korean tanker headed to UAE

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters and detained its crew, Iranian media said on Monday, amid tensions between Tehran and Seoul over Iranian funds frozen in South Korean banks due to U.S. sanctions. Seoul confirmed the seizure of a South Korean chemical tanker by …

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Israeli hacking company in trouble with software giants, charged with Qatar and Khashoggi crises

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google on Monday joined Facebook’s legal battle against hacking company NSO, filing an amicus brief in federal court that warned that the Israeli firm’s tools were “powerful, and dangerous.” The brief, filed before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, opens up a …

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UAE’s fair-value ‘People’s Coffee’ connects with Yemeni farmers in virtual meeting, followed by Connoisseurs coffee cupping session

Following the recent launch of a new, fair-trade, green and roasted coffee trading company People’s Coffee, Sheikh Dr Majid Al Qassimi and Emirati entrepreneur Ali Mansoor hosted Yemeni farmers in an informal stakeholder meeting through video conferencing this weekend in Dubai. By the Levant News Newsdesk Building on the company’s …

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Rabbis, imams release doves in Dubai

The newfound peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates was celebrated on Wednesday with a ceremony in which white doves were released heavenward by three rabbis and two imams. By the Levant News Newsdesk The ceremony took place at the Israel Dubai Business Forum, a conference at the Marriott …

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