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SAUDI ARABIA: Migrant worker amnesty success

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At least one million migrant workers are expected to leave Saudi Arabia under its amnesty campaign,  currently underway, according to officials. The three-month campaign allows those overstaying in Saudi without the right visas and documents to leave the country without … Continue reading

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UAE condemns escalation of illegal Israeli aggression against Palestinians of the Occupied Territories

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By Pat Lancaster. The UAE has punched  a significant hole in the shameful wall of official silence surrounding Israeli expansionism.  At the UN in Geneva, its ambassador condemned the latest developments in Tel Aviv’s illegal settlement policy in the Occupied … Continue reading

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UAE: Sharjah prepares for take-off

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Omran Properties, the Sharjah-based real estate joint venture backed by Mohamed Alabbar’s Emmar and Eagle Hills, has announced three new projects in the emirate worth a total of Dhs2.47bn ($672.4m). The company, which was established in 2016 with Sharjah Investment … Continue reading

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Omani frankincense season boosts tourism

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As the harvest season for Salalah’s famed frankincense groves begin, the Dhofar region in the south of the Sultanate sees a significant increase in tourist numbers. Close to 1,000 visitors come to the city every March. The prime areas of … Continue reading

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Water shortages put the region at severe risk

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New evidence supports scientific fears that the Middle East and North Africa region is at risk of becoming uninhabitable in a few decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years, writes Baher Kamal. This sharp … Continue reading

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EGYPT: Who will save the Copts?

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The latest string of attacks in northern Sinai’s El Arish against Coptic Christians were indirect attempts by armed groups to undermine the government, according to Egyptian experts and analysts, quoted by Al Jazeera. Hundreds of Copts fled their homes last … Continue reading

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Arab League faces cash flow crisis

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Arab League cash crisis. The Middle East magazine & the Arab League Continue reading

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MOROCCO: rejoins the African Union

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The African Union has, at last, agreed to readmit Morocco 33 years after it quit the bloc, following a difficult debate over the status of Western Sahara. Continue reading

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KUWAIT’S welfare system “unsustainable”, says PM

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Kuwait’s prime minister has called the oil producing nation’s welfare system unsustainable; Kuwaiti change; Sheikh Jaber Al Sabah Continue reading

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SAUDI ARABIA: multi billion $ scheme will boost renewables

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SAUDI ARABIA: multi billion $ scheme will boost energy renewables Continue reading

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