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United Arab Emirates: Country in Middle East
The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia at the northeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south and west, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north. The sovereign constitutional monarchy is a federation of seven emirates consisting of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. Their boundaries are complex, with numerous enclaves within the various emirates. Each emirate is governed by a ruler; together, they jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the rulers serves as the President of the United Arab Emirates. In 2013, the UAE's population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates.

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Innovating out of lockdown [Video]

Innovating out of lockdown

From disinfecting Dubai's streets with drones to sanitizing gates, Sci-tech explores some of the innovative technological solutions being employed in the UAE to combat COVID-19. View on euronews

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Yemen: UAE-backed separatists take control of Socotra [Video]

Yemen: UAE-backed separatists take control of Socotra

UAE-backed southern separatists in Yemen seize control of the strategic Socotra island from the Saudi Arabian-backed government.

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Watch: Dubai observes solar eclipse [Video]

Watch: Dubai observes solar eclipse

A rare celestial event, annular solar eclipse observed in United Arab Emirates's Dubai on June 21. This annular solar eclipse is popularly known as the 'ring of fire' eclipse. The eclipse begins as the..

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Building a mega reef in the Gulf of Oman [Video]

Building a mega reef in the Gulf of Oman

In the Gulf of Oman, a group of local divers cut coral freshly removed from the reef into several pieces to be replanted in the waters below.

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Why might UAE university applications spike in the wake of global pandemic? [Video]

Why might UAE university applications spike in the wake of global pandemic?

Why might UAE university applications spike in the wake of global pandemic?

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UAE authorities tackle rising cybercrime during COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

UAE authorities tackle rising cybercrime during COVID-19 pandemic

UAE authorities tackle rising cybercrime during COVID-19 pandemic

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US pushing Saudi Arabia, UAE to lift Qatar air blockade [Video]

US pushing Saudi Arabia, UAE to lift Qatar air blockade

It has been three years since an air, land and sea blockade was imposed on Qatar by Gulf countries Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as well as Egypt.

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Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure

A recent study links eating at least two daily servings of dairy to lower cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome).The observed associations were strongest for..

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How are UAE initiatives helping low-income families admits pandemic? [Video]

How are UAE initiatives helping low-income families admits pandemic?

Charitable initiatives have been launched at the federal level of government in the United Arab Emirates, to support the population of 9.6 million people during the COVID-19 pandemic.View on euronews

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Coronavirus: UAE moves to mitigate economic fallout [Video]

Coronavirus: UAE moves to mitigate economic fallout

In this episode, Target looks at what the UAE is doing to cushion the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic. View on euronews

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Yemen war: Families protest over missing relatives [Video]

Yemen war: Families protest over missing relatives

Families of missing people in Yemen find themselves in an endless nightmare where their loved ones have been forcibly disappeared by Saudi-UAE-backed forces.

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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India's special flight arrives in Kochi from Abu Dhabi [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India's special flight arrives in Kochi from Abu Dhabi

Air India Express special flight (IX0452) landed Cochin International Airport from UAE's Abu Dhabi on May 19. 173 passengers along with kids were evacuated under Vande Bharat mission. Passengers were..

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Meditation & daily naps, one entrepreneur's tips for remote working in the UAE [Video]

Meditation & daily naps, one entrepreneur's tips for remote working in the UAE

A Gallup poll of recent years, suggests that only around 15% of the world’s full-time workers are truly engaged.View on euronews

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Meditation & daily naps, one entrepreneur's tips for remote working in the UAE [Video]

Meditation & daily naps, one entrepreneur's tips for remote working in the UAE

Meditation & daily naps, one entrepreneur's tips for remote working in the UAE

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Porsches, popcorn and social distancing at Dubai drive-in cinema [Video]

Porsches, popcorn and social distancing at Dubai drive-in cinema

With cinemas closed and social distancing mandatory in the United Arab Emirates, Vox cinemas has turned a shopping mall rooftop into an outdoor drive-in cinema.

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Dubai turns world's tallest building into donation box [Video]

Dubai turns world's tallest building into donation box

The world's tallest building, Dubai's 828-metre Burj Khalifa, has become a glowing charity donation box to buy food for residents of the United Arab Emirates suffering from the economic impact of the..

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'World's tallest donation box' lights up after Covid-19 appeal [Video]

'World's tallest donation box' lights up after Covid-19 appeal

The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was transformed into the world's tallest donation box in a spectacular light show to mark the United Arab Emirates smashing its target of fundraising for..

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The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that Turkish and Iranian military interventions in Iraq violated the sovereignty of a sisterly Arab country.
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UAE citizens, residents are allowed to travel as of June 23: WAM

The United Arab Emirates announced on Monday that citizens and residents are allowed to travel to specific destinations as of June 23, state news agency (WAM) reported.
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In rare appeal to Israeli public, UAE warns against annexation

Israel cannot expect to normalise relations with the Arab world if it annexes land in the occupied West Bank, a United Arab Emirates envoy wrote in Israel's top newspaper on Friday.
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Palestinian PM says not informed of new UAE aid flight via Israel

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Tuesday he was unaware that a plane from the United Arab Emirates was to fly to Israel carrying medical aid for the Palestinians.
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UAE Mars mission: Hope project a 'real step forward for exploration'

The UAE's Hope project is hailed as a "real step forward" for space exploration in the Arab world.
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UAE says Egypt initiative for Libya boosts peace track

The United Arab Emirates supports a new Egyptian peace initiative for Libya as a move towards a ceasefire and political solution, a senior official said on Monday.
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UAE says Israel should back off threat to annex West Bank

A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Monday that any unilateral move by Israel to annex parts of the occupied West Bank would be a serious setback for the Middle East peace process.
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UAE to shorten Covid-19 prevention curfew by two hours

The United Arab Emirates will shorten from Saturday by two hours a nightly curfew meant to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the country's state news agency said on Friday.
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Saudi Arabia, UAE mosques to stay closed for Eid prayers

Mosques will remain closed for prayers on the Eid Al-Fitr festival, Saudi and United Arab Emirates officials said on Friday, calling on the population to adhere to safety guidelines to avoid the spread..
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Abu Dhabi's Etihad makes first known flight to Israel, carrying Palestinian aid

An Etihad Airways plane flew on Tuesday from the United Arab Emirates to Israel to deliver coronavirus supplies to the Palestinians, a spokeswoman for the Abu Dhabi airline said, marking the first..
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Ceasefire, diplomacy needed to end Libyan crisis: UAE official

The United Arab Emirates believes the only acceptable path forward in the Libyan crisis involves "an immediate, comprehensive ceasefire and a return to the political process", the UAE's minister of..
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UAE to expand nightly coronavirus curfew, allow more residents to return

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The United Arab Emirates on Monday said it would welcome the return of holders of valid residency visas who are abroad but have relatives inside the country starting June 1, state news agency (WAM)..
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UAE to expand nightly curfew after increase in coronavirus cases: official

The United Arab Emirates will extend a nightly curfew by two hours starting this week after reporting an increase in the number of novel coronavirus cases, an official said on Monday.
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Turkey says UAE spreading chaos in Middle East

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UAE calls for de-escalation in region to focus on coronavirus recovery

A senior United Arab Emirates official on Wednesday stressed the need for de-escalation in the region to allow countries to focus on "the hurricane" caused by the coronavirus pandemic and review..
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Fire breaks out at UAE residential tower, seven injuries reported

Firefighters brought under control a fire that broke out at a residential tower in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday night, Sharjah's government media office said.
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Pakistan concerned at workers returning from UAE with coronavirus

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Following Dubai, more UAE malls, restaurants reopen

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UAE against unilateral changes to situation in Yemen: official

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Dubai lifts lockdown on two densely populated commercial districts

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UAE shortens curfew hours for Ramadan: WAM

The United Arab Emirates has shortened a nationwide coronavirus curfew by two hours to now run daily from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (1800 to 0200 GMT) for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, state news agency..
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UAE, Pakistan working on more repatriation flights for Pakistanis

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UAE tells Muslims to pray at home during Ramadan

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Pakistan starts repatriating UAE-based nationals stranded by coronavirus

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UAE committed to reducing oil production from its current 4.1 million bpd: Energy minister

The United Arab Emirates is committed to reducing oil production from its current level of 4.1 million barrels per day (MBOPD), energy minister Suhail Al Mazrouei said in a tweet on Sunday.
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