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In a speech to the UN General Assembly, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Khalifa Al Marar called for Arab Gulf nations to be given a bigger role in talks aimed at reviving the nuclear deal with Iran, and to address “shortcomings” in the six-year-old accord.
The UAE and Iraq have discussed the possibility of establishing a joint parliamentary committee to enhance relations.
Virgin Hyperloop will unveil its transport pods at the DP World pavilion at the Expo 2020 global trade fair, allowing visitors to have a close look at the future of transport.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has raised more than $1.1 billion from a sale of 11 per cent of shares in its drilling unit through an initial public offering that was greatly oversubscribed.
Dubai's Emirates airline will restore its flagship Airbus A380 on more routes and operate the superjumbo to a new destination starting from October, as air travel demand continues to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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GLOBAL CASE NUMBERS
Total cases: 232,959,618
Total deaths: 4,767,282
Total recoveries: 209,652,852
Correct at 3am GST
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Expo 2020 Dubai is to host 'the Oscars of opera', featuring performances by Emirati musicians.
UAE football manager Bert van Marwijk has chosen an expanded squad for his side’s 2022 World Cup qualifying double-header next month.
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