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UAE's long-ailing leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed passes away at 73
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UAE's long-ailing leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed passes away at 73

The UAE's Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced a 40-day period of mourning and a three-day suspension of work in all ministries and the private sector beginning Friday

Germany seals energy deal with Qatar as it looks to wean off from Russian gas
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Germany seals energy deal with Qatar as it looks to wean off from Russian gas

Berlin has come in for criticism over its opposition to an immediate embargo being imposed on Russian energy supplies as a means of choking off a major source of Moscow's foreign earnings

Payback time! Why Saudi Arabia and UAE refused to talk to Joe Biden while merrily chatting with Vladimir Putin
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Payback time! Why Saudi Arabia and UAE refused to talk to Joe Biden while merrily chatting with Vladimir Putin

This isn’t about money, this isn’t just about honour either — it’s about fundamentally realigning the relationship where America is taken down a few notches, permanently

Netflix's first Arabic film, remake of Italian movie Perfect Strangers, sparks firestorm over 'flouting moral standards
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Netflix's first Arabic film, remake of Italian movie Perfect Strangers, sparks firestorm over 'flouting moral standards

The polarising reaction to the movie reflected a culture war between the religious establishment and public across much of the Arab world and the often-youthful liberal forces that have converged on social media.

UAE intercepts two ballistic missiles targeting Abu Dhabi days after drone attack
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UAE intercepts two ballistic missiles targeting Abu Dhabi days after drone attack

This comes after Houthi-launched ballistic missile landed in an industrial area in Jizan, Saudi Arabia, slightly wounding a foreigner, on Sunday

Brent oil prices hit highest level in more than seven years as fears around COVID-19 ebb
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Brent oil prices hit highest level in more than seven years as fears around COVID-19 ebb

The latest bump comes after Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed attacks in Abu Dhabi that triggered a fuel tank blast, killing three people Monday

U-19 World Cup 2022 Group A Preview: Bangladesh look to repeat 2020 heroics, England in hunt for second title
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U-19 World Cup 2022 Group A Preview: Bangladesh look to repeat 2020 heroics, England in hunt for second title

Bangladesh face ever-presents England, looking to secure a second title after the one they won back in 1998, as well as Canada and the United Arab Emirates.

UAE suspends $23B weapons deal talks with US as tension mounts over Abu Dhabi’s ties with Beijing
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UAE suspends $23B weapons deal talks with US as tension mounts over Abu Dhabi’s ties with Beijing

Last week, UAE stopped construction on a Chinese facility at an Abu Dhabi port that the US considered a military base. UAE has, however, maintained they were not military facilities

Narendra Modi likely to visit UAE in January, expected to be PM's first trip abroad in 2022
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Narendra Modi likely to visit UAE in January, expected to be PM's first trip abroad in 2022

If the plans were to materialise this would be the prime minister's fourth visit to the country. He visited UAE in August 2015, February 2018, and August 2019

UAE eases drug laws: No jail for bringing in THC, reduced sentences for first-time drug offenders
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UAE eases drug laws: No jail for bringing in THC, reduced sentences for first-time drug offenders

The reforms come as part of a wider legal overhaul announced as the UAE celebrates a half-century since its founding and seeks to boost its image as a cosmopolitan hub

FIFA Club World Cup to be held in UAE in February
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FIFA Club World Cup to be held in UAE in February

The Club World Cup will run from February 3-12, featuring eight matches between the champions of the six continental confederations along with the top team in the host nation.

NBA to stage first preseason games in Abu Dhabi as part of new multi-year-partnership
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NBA to stage first preseason games in Abu Dhabi as part of new multi-year-partnership

NBA said two exhibition games will take place in Abu Dhabi in October 2022, with teams involved to be confirmed at a later date.

Iran set to resume nuclear negotiations with world powers on 21 October
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Iran set to resume nuclear negotiations with world powers on 21 October

The Vienna talks aimed at reviving the deal were suspended in June, when Iran elected ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi as president

UAE plans new space mission to explore Venus on its way to observe seven asteroids in 2028
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UAE plans new space mission to explore Venus on its way to observe seven asteroids in 2028

UAE's spacecraft for the mission will take seven years to build and will allow it to land on one asteroid 560 million kilometres away from the Earth in 2033.

Sanctions in the time of pandemic amounts to crimes against humanity, says Ebrahim Raisi
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Sanctions in the time of pandemic amounts to crimes against humanity, says Ebrahim Raisi

The Iranian president in his maiden speech at the UN slammed the US saying the world no longer cares about "America First" or "America is Back"

Pakistan to tour Bangladesh after gap of six years for two Tests and 3 T20Is
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Pakistan to tour Bangladesh after gap of six years for two Tests and 3 T20Is

Pakistan have an immaculate record in Tests against Bangladesh with 10 wins from 11 matches. They also enjoy an impressive record in the T20Is against Bangladesh with 10 wins from 12 matches.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Australia, South Korea, Japan complete 1-0 wins
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Australia, South Korea, Japan complete 1-0 wins

It was Australia's 10th win in a row and Football Australia said in a statement that the Socceroos became the first country in the Asian Football Confederation to achieve such a winning streak in one qualification campaign.

Cuba becomes first country in world to begin vaccinating toddlers against COVID-19
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Cuba becomes first country in world to begin vaccinating toddlers against COVID-19

The Abdala and Soberana vaccines are being given to children aged between 2-11

UAE to resume issuing visas to tourists fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from Monday
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UAE to resume issuing visas to tourists fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from Monday

The move comes amid a drop in coronavirus infections in the oil-rich Gulf country, after it reported less than 1,000 cases per day last week for the first time in months

ICC hands eight-year bans to UAE cricketers Amir Hayat, Ashfaq Ahmed for accepting bribe from Indian bookie
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ICC hands eight-year bans to UAE cricketers Amir Hayat, Ashfaq Ahmed for accepting bribe from Indian bookie

Both cricketers had taken 15,000 AED (United Arab Emirates Dirham totalling $4,083 approx) from an Indian bookie, identified as Mr 'Y' in the ICC charge-sheet for fixing the qualifying round games. Hayat is a medium pacer while Ahmed is a batsman.