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Kazakhstan to cooperate with UAE in defense and space

Kazakhstan plans to cooperate with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in defense and space industries.

Kazakhstan to cooperate with UAE in defense and space
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Nazarbayev congratulates Saudi Arabia's new King Salman

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram of congratulations to the new King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Nazarbayev congratulates Saudi Arabia's new King Salman
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Nursultan Nazarbayev meets Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Nursultan Nazarbayev has met the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Nursultan Nazarbayev meets Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Arab states to mark end of Ramadan from Monday
Arab states to mark end of Ramadan from Monday

The Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Monday in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring states.

Arab states to mark end of Ramadan from Monday
Qatar emir in surprise Saudi visit, holds talks on Gaza
Qatar emir in surprise Saudi visit, holds talks on Gaza

The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, made a surprise visit Tuesday to Saudi Arabia where he discussed developments in strife-torn Gaza with King Abdullah, state media said.

Qatar emir in surprise Saudi visit, holds talks on Gaza
Emirates cancels order for 70 Airbus planes: firm
Emirates cancels order for 70 Airbus planes: firm

Emirates airline announced on Wednesday that it had cancelled an order for 70 long-haul A350 planes from European manufacturer Airbus.

Emirates cancels order for 70 Airbus planes: firm
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Qatar and UAE to build two schools in Astana

Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE) will fund construction of two schools in Astana.

Qatar and UAE to build two schools in Astana
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Interpol reports low use of stolen passport database

Fewer than 10 countries in the world systematically use an Interpol database to verify whether a passenger is flying with stolen documents, the organization's secretary general said.

Interpol reports low use of stolen passport database
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Saudi prince killed endangered birds

A Saudi prince with a taste for the traditional sport of falconry illegally hunted 2,100 endangered birds while on holiday in Pakistan, officials said.

Saudi prince killed endangered birds
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UAE woman 'brain-damaged' after London hotel attack

An Emirati woman attacked in her London hotel in a suspected burglary last weekend lost an eye and has been left with only five percent of her brain function, police said Saturday.

UAE woman 'brain-damaged' after London hotel attack
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UAE upholds 15-year jail term for maid torturer

A Dubai court has upheld a 15-year jail term for an Emirati woman who tortured her Ethiopian maid to death by forcing her to drink pesticide, media reported Monday.

UAE upholds 15-year jail term for maid torturer
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Air Arabia launches Sharjah-Shymkent flight

Airline company Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s largest low-cost carrier, has launched the flight Sharjah-Shymkent on March 16.

Air Arabia launches Sharjah-Shymkent flight
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Cuban cigar sales up 8 percent in 2013

Cuban cigar sales were up eight percent in 2013, reaching $447 million, with strongest market gains in China.

Cuban cigar sales up 8 percent in 2013
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UAE made me 'a scapegoat': US man jailed for YouTube gag

An American jailed for nine months in the United Arab Emirates for making a spoof YouTube video mocking Dubai teenagers returned home Thursday, comparing the experience to being in a "cage."

UAE made me 'a scapegoat': US man jailed for YouTube gag
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Sparkling Sydney to kick off glitzy global 2014 party

Sydney promised an unprecedented fireworks spectacular to kick off global new year celebrations Tuesday, the first in a wave of pyrotechnics to usher in 2014 from Hong Kong to world record-chasing Dubai.

Sparkling Sydney to kick off glitzy global 2014 party
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Dubai police in record $31 mn drugs haul

Dubai police have made a record drug seizure of some 4.6 million Captagon pills, an amphetamine-like stimulant, worth more than $31 million (23 million euros), the local press reported Monday.

Dubai police in record $31 mn drugs haul
Concern for US man held in UAE for comic YouTube video
Concern for US man held in UAE for comic YouTube video

Comedians including Will Ferrell are lending star power to a campaign to free a 29-year-old American jailed since April in the United Arab Emirates after making a YouTube video poking fun at Dubai teenagers.

Concern for US man held in UAE for comic YouTube video
Qantas to cut 1,000 jobs, says challenges "immense"
Qantas to cut 1,000 jobs, says challenges "immense"

Australian carrier Qantas announced the axing of 1,000 jobs and warned of "immense" challenges ahead in a shock profit downgrade Thursday, flagging a half-year loss of up to Aus$300 million (US$271 million).

Qantas to cut 1,000 jobs, says challenges "immense"
Fireworks at world's tallest tower as Dubai wins Expo 2020
Fireworks at world's tallest tower as Dubai wins Expo 2020

Dubai beat off opposition from Brazil, Russia and Turkey on Wednesday to win the right to host the 2020 World Expo, sparking celebrations in the Gulf city and a stunning fireworks display at the world's tallest building.

Fireworks at world's tallest tower as Dubai wins Expo 2020
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Russia, UAE, Turkey, Brazil await decision on Expo 2020 host

Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Brazil will Wednesday find out if their chosen cities have won the right to host the 2020 World Expo, an event which boosts tourism and business.

Russia, UAE, Turkey, Brazil await decision on Expo 2020 host