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A man from the United Arab Emirates broke two wakeboarding records

Ten years ago, Omeir Saeed Almheiri fell in love with wakeboarding. Now the 23-year-old from the United Arab Emirates has broken two Guinness World Records.
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Travis AFB Medic Dies In Non-Combat Vehicle Incident In United Arab Emirates

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#Dubai raises a glass to social changes in the Gulf | Financial Times

Dubai raises a glass to social changes in the Gulf | Financial Times When Patrick went to a media launch for a new smartphone in Dubai, the Gulf’s tourism and commercial hub, the expatriate never imagined that the evening would end in a police station.  After an enthusiastic embrace of the free bar that so often graces such marketing events, a verbal altercation with a taxi driver led to his arrest.  His contrite response to police questioning over his non-existent liquor licence — th...
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A man from the United Arab Emirates broke two wakeboarding records

Ten years ago, Omeir Saeed Almheiri fell in love with wakeboarding. Now the 23-year-old from the United Arab Emirates has broken two Guinness World Records.
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A 23-year-old wakeboarder just broke two Guinness World Records

Ten years ago, Omeir Saeed Almheiri fell in love with wakeboarding. Now the 23-year-old from the United Arab Emirates has broken two Guinness World Records.
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Senior Living: These frontline workers could have retired, but they risked their lives instead

Sonia Brown’s husband died on June 10. Two weeks later, the 65-year-old registered nurse was back at work. Her husband’s medical bills and a car payment loomed over her head. “She wanted to make sure all those things were taken care of before she retired,” her son David said. David and his sister begged her not to go back to work during the coronavirus pandemic — explaining their concerns about her age and diabetes — but she didn’t listen. “She was like the Little Engine That Could. She just pow...
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United Arab Emirates: UAE Announces Amendments Removing Foreign Ownership Restrictions For Onshore Commercial Companies - Stephenson Harwood

On 23 November 2020, the UAE's official press agency announced that a Federal decree law has been issued making significant amendments to the Commercial Companies Law (Federal Law No. 2/2015)...
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OPEC+ Calls Last-Minute Talks to Prepare for Oil-Cuts Decision - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Calls Last-Minute Talks to Prepare for Oil-Cuts Decision - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia and Russia summoned OPEC+ ministers who oversee their oil production cuts for last-minute talks on Saturday, as the cartel prepares for a decision on whether to delay January’s output increase.A clear majority of OPEC+ watchers expect the group to maintain their supply curbs at current levels for a few months longer due to lingering uncertainty about the strength of demand. However, the decision is by no mean...
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Vaccine experts report that the rapid progress on COVID-19 trials is a result of unprecedented global cooperation and focus

John Cairns On November 19 Oxford University announced that its own COVID-19 vaccine, developed in collaboration with AstraZeneca, produced a safe immune response in older adults. Sarah Gilbert, vaccine knowledge project manager at Oxford University, said that the removal of traditional barriers in vaccine development have facilitated the rapid progress. Because of her work, Business Insider named Gilbert to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming healthcare in Europe...
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BP to Invest More in Middle East’s ‘World-Leading’ Oil Fields - Bloomberg

BP to Invest More in Middle East’s ‘World-Leading’ Oil Fields - Bloomberg BP Plc said it will invest more money in Middle Eastern oil and natural-gas fields even as it transitions to renewable energy and tries to lower emissions.The company is a major producer in countries such as Iraq, where it operates the world’s third-largest oil field of Rumaila, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. It’s focusing on their low-cost oil, while also boosting output of gas, according to Stephen Willis, BP’s senio...
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#Qatar Inks Deal for Minority Stake in Turkish Stock Exchange - Bloomberg

Qatar Inks Deal for Minority Stake in Turkish Stock Exchange - Bloomberg Qatar announced on Thursday a series of high-profile investments in Turkey, its biggest ally in a years-long rift with Gulf heavyweights Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, including the purchase of a stake in the country’s main bourse.Doha-based sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority signed a memorandum of understanding with its Turkish counterpart known as TWF to purchase a 10% stake in Borsa Istanbul AS....
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UAE mission to Mars on course to arrive in February 2021

Spacecraft known as Hope carries instruments designed to study the tenuous Martian atmosphereThe Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is on course to arrive at the Red Planet on 9 February. A third and final major trajectory correction manoeuvre (TCM) was completed on 10 November. An additional minor TCM in December will tee it up for a Mars orbit insertion manoeuvre next year. Without the need for further major course corrections, the mission team can begin early science observations of Mars and interpl...
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Qatar firms’ failure to pay leaves migrant workers destitute – report

Despite government measures, thousands left struggling during Covid outbreak as companies withhold salaries and benefits, research showsCompanies in Qatar have failed to pay “hundreds of millions of dollars” in salaries and other benefits to low-wage workers since the coronavirus outbreak, according to new research by the human rights group Equidem.In its , Equidem describes how thousands of workers have been dismissed without notice, put on reduced wages or unpaid leave, denied outstanding sal...
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#AbuDhabi to Expand Media Hub in Effort to Diversify Economy - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi to Expand Media Hub in Effort to Diversify Economy - Bloomberg Abu Dhabi’s media free zone twofour54, home to the regional headquarters of Ubisoft Entertainment SA and CNN, is aiming to triple the size of the emirate’s media industry over the next decade, as part of ongoing efforts to diversify the oil-dependent economy.“Abu Dhabi is in the process of transforming itself from a resource-based economy to a knowledge-based economy,” twofour54’s Chief Executive Officer Michael Garin said ...
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Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has died at age 60

FILE – In this June 27, 2010 file photo, Argentina head coach Diego Maradona gestures during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Fi...
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United Arab Emirates: Employment And Immigration Laws - STA Law Firm

The UAE has relaxed the rules regarding Tourist Visas as part of their Expo 2020 objective.
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Abu Dhabi Unveils Yas Creative Hub For Media, Gaming and Entertainment

Abu Dhabi will soon have a large state-of-the art complex for the media and entertainment industry that is being trumpeted as a milestone in the United Arab Emirates’ efforts to diversify away from its oil-based economy. Called Yas Creative Hub and located on Abu Dhabi’s artificial Yas Island, which is a tourist attraction, the more […]
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#Saudi Exports Drop in September, With Oil Revenue Down 39% - Bloomberg

Saudi Exports Drop in September, With Oil Revenue Down 39% - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s exports fell by nearly a third in September from a year ago, driven largely by a slump in oil demand.Total revenue from exports was 53.3 billion riyals ($14.2 billion) compared with 77.3 billion riyals for the same month last year, according to a statement from the General Authority for Statistics. Oil exports slumped 38.7% to about 35 billion riyals.Non-oil exports declined 9.3% compared to a year ago to about...
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UAE hopes this tiny lunar rover will discover unexplored parts of the moon

The United Arab Emirates aims to join an elite space club of just three nations, with an unmanned moon mission planned for 2024.
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UAE hopes this tiny lunar rover will discover unexplored parts of the moon

The United Arab Emirates aims to join an elite space club of just three nations, with an unmanned moon mission planned for 2024.
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United Arab Emirates: International: World's Largest Free Trade Agreement - STA Law Firm

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership was signed between fifteen Asia-Pacific nations to accelerate recovery of their economies that have been pillaged by the pandemic.
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The US brokered an unprecedented summit between Israel and Saudi Arabia as a reward for assassinating an Al Qaeda leader, sources say

A composite image showing Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right). Reuters/Getty Images/Business Insider The US helped broker a meeting between the leaders of Israel and Saudi Arabia, according to two officials briefed on the matter. The two sources — one Israeli and one European — said the meeting was a reward for the audacious assassination in August of an Al Qaeda target in Iran. The secret meeting, they said,...
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Emirates offers a free hotel stay with your Dubai layover

The United Arab Emirates flag carrier is resuming its Dubai Connect service on December 1, making travel a little easier for people navigating flight schedules altered by the coronavirus pandemic
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United Arab Emirates: Long-Term Residence Permit Eligibility Expanded - Envoy Global, Inc.

On December 1, 2020, the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates will expand eligibility for a long-term residence permit to more categories of foreign nationals.
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Americans can now travel to 47 nations for vacation and tourism — here's the list of every open country and how to get there

The US passport has lost its strength significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans are left with few options on where to travel. ShutterLibrary/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider While many countries are not allowing US travelers during the coronavirus crisis, some nations are open to Americans. The United Kingdom, Caribbean countries, and select international locales are allowing tourists from the US. Many countries require you to show a negative COVID-19 test and air...
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#Qatar starts legal proceedings against FAB in New York in market manipulation row | Reuters

Qatar starts legal proceedings against FAB in New York in market manipulation row | Reuters The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) said on Tuesday it has started legal proceedings in New York to compel First Abu Dhabi Bank to pay $55 million in financial penalty imposed by a Qatari court.The Qatari regulator last year had fined United Arab Emirates’ biggest bank 200 million riyals ($55 million) for obstructing an ongoing investigation into suspected market manipulation, a charge...
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#UAE Allows Full Foreign Ownership of Firms to Boost Economy - Bloomberg

UAE Allows Full Foreign Ownership of Firms to Boost Economy - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates abolished the need for companies to have Emirati shareholders, local media reported, in a major shake-up of foreign ownership laws aimed at attracting investment into an economy reeling from the coronavirus and a decline in oil prices.The amendments to the 2015 commercial companies’ law remove key provisions requiring that a company be chaired by an Emirati national and for the board of directors to ...
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UAE's first national rail network 'has the potential to transform the economy'

A new rail network stretching across the United Arab Emirates could have a big impact.
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#AbuDhabi Plans $122 Billion in Oil Spending to Boost Output - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Plans $122 Billion in Oil Spending to Boost Output - Bloomberg Abu Dhabi will invest 448 billion dirhams ($122 billion) in oil and natural gas over the next five years as it seeks to raise production capacity, even while OPEC restricts its output.The Gulf emirate’s top body for energy policy, the Supreme Petroleum Council, approved the budget for Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., the state-run WAM news agency reported on Sunday. The investment plan will contribute to growth and expansion “in...
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#Qatar leads most Gulf markets higher; Egypt falls | Reuters

Most stock markets in the Middle East ended higher on Sunday, with Qatar’s index leading the gains on a rise in financial shares, while Egypt closed lower.Financial markets globally have been buoyed over the past two weeks by U.S. drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna Inc releasing encouraging news on the effectiveness of their vaccine candidates against the coronavirus.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index added 0.1%, with Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services leaping 5.1% and real estate firm Jabal Omar Deve...
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