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The Egyptian government made a statement to resume diplomatic relations with Qatar. Getty Images

Egypt and Qatar agree to restore diplomatic relations


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Egypt and Qatar agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced.

“The Arab republic of Egypt and the state of Qatar exchanged today two official memoranda in which the two countries agreed to resume diplomatic relations,” the ministry said.

Egypt and Gulf Arab allies Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE agreed to end the boycott of Qatar this month during a summit of the Gulf Co-operation Council in Saudi Arabia.

The move ended a three-year Gulf crisis and travel, economic and diplomatic ties have started to resume.

Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim, attended the GCC summit for the first time since 2017, when the four countries cut ties with Doha after accusing it of supporting extremist groups.

In his opening address at the summit, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the region needed a co-ordinated front to face challenges, including Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missiles programmes.

This week, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said he expected the kingdom’s embassy in Doha to reopen “within days”.

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Name:+Dukkantek 

Started:+January 2021 

Founders:+Sanad Yaghi, Ali Al Sayegh and Shadi Joulani 

Based:+UAE 

Number of employees:+140 

Sector:+B2B Vertical SaaS(software as a service) 

Investment:+$5.2 million 

Funding stage:+Seed round 

Investors:+Global Founders Capital, Colle Capital Partners, Wamda Capital, Plug and Play, Comma Capital, Nowais Capital, Annex Investments and AMK Investment Office  

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Hong Kong 52-5 UAE
South Korea 55-5 Malaysia
Malaysia 6-70 Hong Kong
UAE 36-32 South Korea

Fixtures
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Price, base / as tested Dh12 million

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Gearbox seven-speed dual clutch auto

Power 1479 @ 6,700rpm

Torque 1600Nm @ 2,000rpm 0-100kph: 2.6 seconds 0-200kph: 6.1 seconds

Top speed 420 kph (governed)

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Bahrain: November 15 (from September 15); second daily service from January 1

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Mumbai: January 1 (from October 27)

Ahmedabad: January 1 (from October 27)

Colombo: January 2 (from January 1)

Muscat: March 1 (from December 1)

Lyon: March 1 (from December 1)

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Started: 2020
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Industry: PropTech
Funds raised so far: $44m
Investors: Acrew Capital, 01 Advisors, HighSage Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Partech, Precursor Ventures, Potluck Ventures, Knollwood and several undisclosed hedge funds

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