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United Arab Emirates: Country on the south coast of the Persian Gulf
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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UAE says ready for 'worst case' scenarios as coronavirus spreads in Middle East

The United Arab Emirates, a major international air transit center, is prepared for "worst case scenarios" as the new coronavirus spreads in the Middle East, a government official said on Wednesday.
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UAE suspends all flights with Iran over coronavirus outbreak

The United Arab Emirates has suspended all flights to and from Iran for at least a week due to the spread of the new coronavirus in the Islamic republic, state news agency WAM reported, citing a..
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Videos for United Arab Emirates


Italian, Mideast outbreaks lead to more deaths [Video]Italian, Mideast outbreaks lead to more deaths

A sixth person has died in the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy it was announced on Monday, while the number of confirmed cases rose to more than 220. Meanwhile infections in Iran appear to be..

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Djokovic looks ahead to Dubai Open after Australian Open win [Video]Djokovic looks ahead to Dubai Open after Australian Open win

Serb star Novak Djokovic looks ahead to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as the world number one returns to action following his Australian Open triumph.

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"It feels like a really big victory just to be here," says Froome on return to racing [Video]"It feels like a really big victory just to be here," says Froome on return to racing

Chris Froome says that he is really motivated to be racing again after recovering from serious injuries sustained in a high-speed crash last year.

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Yeshaneh smashes women's half marathon world record [Video]Yeshaneh smashes women's half marathon world record

Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh knock 20 seconds off the women's half marathon world record in the UAE, wearing a permitted version of the Nike Vaporfly shoe.

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Dubai Air Show: Sky's no longer the limit as UAE reaches for the stars [Video]Dubai Air Show: Sky's no longer the limit as UAE reaches for the stars

Dubai Air Show: Sky's no longer the limit as UAE reaches for the stars

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Dozens of civilians killed in Saudi-UAE-led air raids in Yemen [Video]Dozens of civilians killed in Saudi-UAE-led air raids in Yemen

Attacks in al-Jawf come after a Saudi fighter jet crashed in the same area, with Houthis claiming to have shot it down.

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Colombia's Paez and Slovenia's Pintaric win tough desert mountain bike race [Video]Colombia's Paez and Slovenia's Pintaric win tough desert mountain bike race

Hector Leonardo Paez surged to victory in the Hero Dubai Desert Fascination while Blaza Pintaric won the women's edition in the desert mountain bike race.

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UAE’s first Indian female doctor, Dr. Zulekha tells her story [Video]UAE’s first Indian female doctor, Dr. Zulekha tells her story

At 82 years of age, Dr. Zulekha Daud works tirelessly to drive the UAE’s health sector forward.View on euronews

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Asthma in the UAE: What are the causes and treatments? [Video]Asthma in the UAE: What are the causes and treatments?

Asthma in the UAE: What are the causes and treatments?

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UAE accused of forcing Sudanese to fight in war [Video]UAE accused of forcing Sudanese to fight in war

Security company in United Arab Emirates accused of deception after giving jobs to young Sudanese men who say they were then sent to fight in wars.

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UN envoy calls for de-escalation as Yemen fighting surges [Video]UN envoy calls for de-escalation as Yemen fighting surges

Martin Griffiths warns of collapse of peace efforts amid rise in violence between Saudi-UAE coalition and Houthis.

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Global energy demand debated at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week [Video]Global energy demand debated at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Gathering heads of state, ministers and energy innovators together in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week ran from January 11-18.View on euronews

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How is the UAE tackling its food waste problem? [Video]How is the UAE tackling its food waste problem?

How is the UAE tackling its food waste problem?

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Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference [Video]Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted world leaders in the German capital on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to convince warring Libyan sides to agree and stick to a ceasefire. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Catalan-Spanish conductor Jordi Savall enthralls UAE audiences [Video]Catalan-Spanish conductor Jordi Savall enthralls UAE audiences

Award-winning Catalan-Spanish conductor and musician Jordi Savall, performed at Abu Dhabi’s Cultural Foundation theatre this month.View on euronews

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A solar farm that pulls water from the air [Video]A solar farm that pulls water from the air

The CEO of Zero Mass Water, Cdy Friesen, says his company's tech is harnessing the power of the sun to produce large quantities of clean drinking water, using specialized solar panel technology.

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Kate Hudson faces backlash over Dubai tourism video [Video]Kate Hudson faces backlash over Dubai tourism video

Kate Hudson has been accused of overlooking the terrible human rights record of the United Arab Emirates by accepting a paid post to promote tourism in Dubai.

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’Palace of the Nation’: Qasr Al Watan attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi [Video]’Palace of the Nation’: Qasr Al Watan attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi

One of the UAE’s latest cultural landmarks, Qasr Al Watan, is a place that translates from Arabic to mean, the ‘Palace of the Nation’.View on euronews

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What are the most powerful passports of 2020? [Video]What are the most powerful passports of 2020?

Japan keeps its leading position in 2020 passport ranking. The UAE passport experiences the biggest rise in the last decade. View on euronews

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UAE records two new coronavirus cases, total number reaches 11

The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it had registered two new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in the Gulf Arab state to 11.
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Bulgaria seeks gambling tycoon's extradition from UAE

Bulgaria has asked the United Arab Emirates to extradite gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov, charged in absentia with extortion, influence peddling and money laundering among other offences, the justice..
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Ivanka Trump visits the UAE for women's conference

Ivanka Trump, an adviser to her father U.S. President Donald Trump, began a trip on Saturday to the United Arab Emirates where she is due to speak at a conference to promote female entrepreneurship..
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No steel, iron to be used in construction of UAE's first Hindu temple


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Lawyers ask U.S., Britain to arrest UAE officials for war crimes in Yemen

A British law firm filed requests on Wednesday with the authorities in Britain, the United States and Turkey to arrest senior officials from the United Arab Emirates on suspicion of carrying out war..
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Britain and United States asked to investigate UAE 'war crimes' in Yemen

A British law firm filed requests on Tuesday with the authorities in Britain, the United States and Turkey to arrest senior officials from the United Arab Emirates on suspicion of carrying out war..
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UAE's Gargash says we support calls for de-escalation with Iran: Arabiya TV

United Arab Emirate's minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday his country supports calls for de-escalation with Iran and to reach a political solution, Al Arabiya TV..
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UAE restores postal service to Qatar despite protracted dispute

The United Arab Emirates has resumed postal services to Qatar nearly three years after they were suspended due to a Gulf Arab political dispute.
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Exclusive: South Africa seeks to unlock stalled arms sales to Saudi, UAE

South Africa aims to free up over a billion dollars in stalled weapons sales, including to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, by amending a document at the heart of an export row, a senior arms..
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UAE says total of seven cases diagnosed with coronavirus, as two more cases detected

Two new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the United Arab Emirates, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the disease to seven, the country's health ministry said on..
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UAE says Emirates pilots did not monitor settings in 2016 crash

Pilots of an Emirates passenger jet that crashed in 2016 while attempting to abort a landing in Dubai failed to notice that the Boeing 777's engine thrust settings remained too low and cut short a..
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Iran wants to resolve issues with Saudi, UAE quickly: Iranian official

Iran wants to resolve differences with its Gulf foes Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates "as quickly as possible", Tehran's ambassador to Iraq told the Iraqi state news agency in an interview..
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Emirates, Etihad to stop most China flights as UAE announces suspension

Emirates and Etihad Airways will have to suspend flights to mainland China, except Beijing, from Wednesday after the United Arab Emirates halted all flights between the two countries due to the..
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Air transit hub UAE to suspend flights China flights, excluding Beijing

The United Arab Emirates, a major international transit hub, on Monday suspended flights to and from China, except for Beijing, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China.
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Two Indian sailors killed, several missing in tanker fire off UAE coast: Report


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Fire erupts on Panama-flagged oil tanker off UAE coast

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are trying to extinguish a fire on a Panama-flagged oil tanker off the coast of the emirate of Sharjah, the Federal Transport Authority said on Wednesday.
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UAE transport authority says crew of Panamanian oil tanker rescued after fire broke out: report

The crew and sailors of an oil tanker from Panama were rescued after a distress call was sent following a fire that broke out on board, the WAM state news agency reported, citing a statement by the..
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UAE says working to put out fire on oil tanker off Sharjah coast: UAE media council official

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are "working to put out a fire that broke out aboard an oil tanker 21 miles off the coast of Sharjah after receiving a distress message. A proper investigation..
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Reports of vessel on fire off UAE's Sharjah: UKMTO

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said on Wednesday that it had received reports of a vessel on fire north-west of the United Arab Emirates' emirate of Sharjah.
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Chinese family in UAE diagnosed as first virus cases in Middle East

Four members of a Chinese family who arrived in the United Arab Emirates from Wuhan have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, the first known cases in the Middle East, the UAE health ministry said..
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Four Chinese citizens with coronavirus in UAE are tourists: official

The four members of a Chinese family who have been diagnosed in the United Arab Emirates with the new coronavirus were tourists who arrived from the Chinese city of Wuhan on Jan. 16, UAE health..
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Four people from Chinese family infected with coronavirus in UAE: WAM

The United Arab Emirates' health ministry said four members of a Chinese family were infected with coronavirus in the first cases announced in the Gulf state, state news agency WAM said on Wednesday.
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UAE confirms new coronavirus case in family arriving from China

A family in the United Arab Emirates, arriving from China's central city of Wuhan, has been diagnosed with a case of the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
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UAE believes Palestinians and Israelis can achieve lasting peace: ambassador to U.S.

The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to Washington said in a statement on Monday that the UAE believes Palestinians and Israelis can achieve lasting peace and genuine coexistence with the support of..
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Saudi Arabia, UAE caution oil market against gloom over China virus

Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, on Monday urged caution against "gloomy expectations" regarding the possible impact of the spread of the coronavirus on the global economy and oil demand.
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UAE says impact of China virus on oil demand should not be 'exaggerated'

The United Arab Emirates' Minister of Energy said on Monday the oil market should not overreact to the possible impact of an outbreak of coronavirus in China on demand.
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UAE begins India's Republic Day celebrations


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UAE to screen passengers on China flights after virus outbreak

The United Arab Emirates will screen passengers arriving on direct flights from China, airport's there said on Thursday, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic.
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Air transit hub UAE ready to handle coronavirus cases: ministry

The United Arab Emirates, a major international transit hub, has made sure its airports and ports are ready to handle coronavirus cases following an outbreak of a new virus in China, state news agency..
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UAE's Gargash: UAE unreservedly supports Germany efforts to bring peace in Libya - tweet

UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, tweeted on Friday that "the UAE unreservedly supports german efforts in convening the conference & the international community's goals of..
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Japan pursues regional diplomacy to defuse Gulf tensions

Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Prime..
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Japan making diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions in Gulf: official

Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Japanese..
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Indian Consulate in Dubai to issue tatkal passport same day

Indian expats in Dubai and northern Emirates will now be able to get passports issued on the same day under the 'tatkal' category. Consul general of India in Dubai Vipul on Thursday announced that the..
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Japan PM heading to Middle East as planned, warship dispatch ordered

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go ahead with a planned trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend despite heightened tensions in the Middle East, while Tokyo also..
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Japan PM going on Middle East trip as planned: source

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe will go ahead with trip to the Middle East: NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.
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UAE says region must pull back from 'troubling' tensions

The United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Wednesday it is essential that the region pulls back from current "troubling" tensions.
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U.S. security posture in UAE unchanged after Iraq strikes: embassy spokesperson

The United States has maintained its security posture in key ally the United Arab Emirates, following Iranian missile attacks on U.S.-led forces in Iraq on Wednesday, a U.S. embassy spokesperson said.
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'Highlighted India's stakes and concerns': Amid mounting US-Iran tension, Jaishankar dials Pompeo

Amid mounting tension in West Asia following the US strike that killed a top Iranian general in Iraq, India's foreign minister on Sunday spoke to his counterparts in Iran, United States, Oman and UAE.
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France's Macron discusses Middle East crisis with Iraqi, UAE leaders

French President Emmanuel Macron agreed with his Iraqi counterpart on Saturday to make efforts to dampen tensions in the Middle East after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a..
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UAE calls for wisdom to avert confrontation, after Iranian commander killed

United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that wisdom and political solutions must prevail over confrontation and escalation, in comments published on..
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UAE fund allocates $200 million to support economic projects in Pakistan: WAM

The de facto United Arab Emirates ruler, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, instructed the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development to allocate $200 million to support small and..
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Yemen's Houthis list six strike targets in Saudi, three in UAE

The Iran-aligned Houthis said on Sunday six "sensitive" places in Saudi Arabia and three in the United Arab Emirates are on a list of military targets, suggesting the group remains prepared to fight on..
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'Ties have only strenghtened': At Delhi rally, PM Modi touts India's strong relationship with Islamic countries

Earlier this year, PM Modi was honoured by UAE's top award -- the Zayed Medal and Bahrain's 'King Hamad Order of the Renaissance'.
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Serbia editor due to address U.N. graft meeting turned away from UAE

An editor of a Serbian website that investigates organized crime was denied entry to Abu Dhabi, where he was due to address a U.N. conference on corruption, after being told he had been blacklisted by..
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