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Travel, trade may resume within a week to Qatar, says UAE

Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) – Arab states boycotting Qatar could resume travel and trade links with Doha within a week under a U.S.-backed deal, but restoring diplomatic ties requires more time as parties work to rebuild trust, a United Arab Emirates official said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: UAE Minister of State for......

Gold hubs including UAE pledge support for crackdown on illegal trade

Reuters
By Peter Hobson, Maha El Dahan LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Eleven gold trading hubs including the United Arab Emirates have declared their support for an initiative by the world’s most influential bullion market authority to improve regulation on issues such as money laundering and unethical sourcing of gold. FILE PHOTO: Gold......

Senate sinks Dem-led effort to block Trump’s arms sales to UAE

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The proposed sale, valued at $23 billion, includes 50 F-35 aircraft, 18 Reaper drones, and a massive stockpile of missiles. It is among a flurry of hasty eleventh-hour foreign policy moves by the outgoing administration, including a significant drawdown of......

China’s Covid vaccine from Sinopharm is 86% effective, UAE says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An exhibitor shows inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidate from China National Biotec Group of Sinopharm Group during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services at the Beijing Olympic Park on September 5, 2020 in Beijing, China. Han Haidan |......

Chinese vaccine is 86 percent effective, says U.A.E. where trials were held.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that it approved a Chinese coronavirus vaccine that is being tested in the country after preliminary data showed that it was 86 percent effective. The U.A.E.’s Ministry of Health and Prevention......

Beitar Jersualem’s New UAE Owner Says ‘Door is Open’ to Arab Players

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — The Emirati businessman who has bought a stake in the controversial Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem said on Tuesday that “the door is open” to adding Arab players to its roster, a step that would......

UAE cabinet approves new cybersecurity body, climate change envoy

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum attends the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File Photo DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates on Sunday approved the establishment of a......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC – Calls mount to start transition as Biden readies Cabinet picks

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver                 Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Monday! We get you up to speed on......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC – Pence, Biden wage tug of war over pandemic plans

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver   Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Thankfully, it is Friday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC – Dems push McConnell on COVID-19 relief; Grassley contracts COVID-19

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver                  Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on......

U.A.E. Changes Laws to Attract Foreign Tourists and Investment

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Other changes altered the laws governing divorce and inheritance for non-Emirati citizens. Divorces in the Emirates will now follow the law in the country where the marriage was conducted, the paper reported. Previously, divorces for non-Muslims followed the......

California Wildfires, Hurricane Sally, Israel Agreement With UAE & Bahrain : Up First

NPR
NPR More than three million acres are burning in over twenty separate fires across the state of California. President Trump denies climate change is involved, despite warnings from climate experts that the worst is yet to come. Also, there are four storms brewing in the Atlantic Basin as communities along......

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