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Legal battle shuts down #YzerChat messenger in UAE

Legal battle shuts down #YzerChat messenger in UAE

| March 10, 2020

Etisalat, one of two UAE national telecoms, says it is shutting down a popular local online call and messaging app YzerChat, writes Martin Banks. Khaleej Times, a daily English language newspaper published in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, reported, with reference to the official Etisalat announcement, that all functions of YzerChat were blocked on February 29, […]

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#UnitedArabEmirates contributes $50 million to #UNRWA in show of solidarity with Palestine refugees

#UnitedArabEmirates contributes $50 million to #UNRWA in show of solidarity with Palestine refugees

| July 29, 2019

Students at the UNRWA Birzeit Girls’ School, West Bank, 22 November, 2018. © 2018 UNRWA Photo by Marwan Baghdadi. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a US$ 50 million contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), thus reiterating its commitment to support the vital and […]

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UAE redeploys troops in #Yemen in bid to assist UN peace efforts

UAE redeploys troops in #Yemen in bid to assist UN peace efforts

| July 16, 2019

The decision taken by the United Arab Emirates to re-deploy its forces in Yemen has prompted widespread coverage and speculation over recent weeks, writes Graham Paul. While many journalists and keen observers have been quick to jump to conclusions about the move, one key determiner appears to have been overlooked, that the redeployment was motivated […]

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#Qatar2022 – Undercover report reveals extent of ongoing exploitation of World Cup workers

#Qatar2022 – Undercover report reveals extent of ongoing exploitation of World Cup workers

| June 27, 2019

The dreadful conditions for workers building the stadiums and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, now just over two years away, are once again making headlines. This renewed criticism comes on top of recent developments regarding irregularities around Qatar’s original bid to hold the tournament. The detention and questioning of former UEFA president […]

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Trump summons #Qatar Emir to explain destabilising actions

Trump summons #Qatar Emir to explain destabilising actions

| June 12, 2019

Last Friday, the White House announced that Qatar’s Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will visit the United States next month. Whilst Doha will undoubtedly talk up the visit, it will likely prove an uncomfortable meeting for the Gulf monarch, with regional sources privately admitting that the Emir can expect a telling off from the […]

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Launch of Foreign Correspondent’s Club of the #UAE

Launch of Foreign Correspondent’s Club of the #UAE

| May 26, 2019

The president of the Brussels Press Club and owner/publisher of EU Reporter, Colin Stevens, was honoured this week (Tuesday, 21 May 2019) to be the official guest speaker at the inauguration ceremony of the launch of the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of the UAE in Abu Dhabi. Under the patronage and attendance of HE Dr. Sultan […]

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Four years out: #Qatar’s World Cup preparations come into focus

Four years out: #Qatar’s World Cup preparations come into focus

| December 5, 2018

It’s now a little less than four years until the start of the next World Cup, and despite controversy which has shrouded the tournament since it was awarded to Qatar in 2010, the infrastructure is rapidly taking shape. Vast construction works needed to deliver the tournament have provided a stimulus for the country’s wider economy, […]

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