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Shaikh Khalifa receives Rulers for Eid Al Fitr

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Shaikh Khalifa receives Rulers for Eid Al Fitr

- Dubai: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Eid Al Fitr greetings from UAE Rulers and well-wishers on Sunday. At Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses Rulers of the emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers, extended greetings to Shaikh Khalifa, wishing him good health to continue the march of giving, progress and development for the benefit of the country

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Khalifa, UAE leaders mark Eid Al Fitr in prayers and greetings

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Khalifa, UAE leaders mark Eid Al Fitr in prayers and greetings

- Dubai: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Eid Al Fitr greetings from UAE Rulers and well-wishers on Sunday. At Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses Rulers of the emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers, extended greetings to Shaikh Khalifa, wishing him good health to continue the march of giving, progress and development for the benefit of the country

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Tags: Government |  Leadership | 
Places: Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates | 

Iowa Gov. Reynolds to lead trade mission to Israel

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Iowa Gov. Reynolds to lead trade mission to Israel

- DES MOINES | Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced a trade and investment mission to Israel later this summer. The governor's office says in a news release that the trip, being coordinated by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, will take place Sept. 6-13. Iowa companies are invited to participate in the mission. The deadline for companies to apply is July 7. Reynolds' office says Iowa exports to Israel exceeded $30

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Diplomacy still remains a priority to solve Qatar issue, Gargash says

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Diplomacy still remains a priority to solve Qatar issue, Gargash says

- Dubai: Diplomacy still remains a priority to resolve the crisis with Qatar in spite of Doha leaking the contents of list of demands submitted by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, said Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. The act of leaking of the list of demands undermined mediation efforts being made by Kuwait, taking the crisis back to square one, Gargash said during a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Dubai

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Tags: Diplomacy | 
Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Qatar |  Saudi Arabia |  United Arab Emirates | 

Shaikh Mohammad performs Eid Al Fitr prayer at Zabeel Mosque

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Shaikh Mohammad performs Eid Al Fitr prayer at Zabeel Mosque

- Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday offered Eid Al Fitr prayer at Zabeel Mosque in Dubai. Shaikh Mohammad joined thousands of Muslims in the UAE and around the world in celebrating the start of Eid Al Fitr. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, also offered Eid prayers at the mosque

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Syria's more confident Assad gives Eid prayers in Hama

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Syria's more confident Assad gives Eid prayers in Hama

- BEIRUT: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivered prayers for Islam's Eid al-Fitr holiday in Hama on Sunday, the furthest he has travelled inside Syria in years, showing his growing confidence. State television broadcast footage of Assad standing to pray in a large mosque in Hama behind its imam, with other clerics standing alongside and a large crowd of worshippers. State news agency SANA quoted the preacher as saying that Assad's presence in the city for Eid showed that victory and the return of security were only "a few steps" away

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Eid prayer inside mosques only: Minister - Kuwait Times

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Eid prayer inside mosques only: Minister - Kuwait Times

- Eid prayer inside mosques only: Minister KUWAIT: Eid prayer will be held inside mosques only in order to ensure the safety of worshipers in coordination with the Interior Ministry, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, State Minister for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said. He added that his ministry prepared for Ramadan months before its arrival by preparing mosques to host Qiyam prayer during the last 10 nights of the holy month

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Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Kuwait | 

Australians see Dubai as gateway to Gulf food markets

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Australians see Dubai as gateway to Gulf food markets

- Australian food producers see Dubai and its flagship Gulfood exhibition as a valuable gateway to the important strategic markets of the UAE and the Gulf, with some companies looking beyond to Africa and Europe, all of which complements the major Australian export markets in China and other Far Eastern countries. The Australian state of Victoria leads the way in the country’s food business since it produces 24 percent of Australia’s food exports from only 3 percent of the vast country’s total landmass

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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates | 

Gartman: The oil bear market has turned crude into a ‘worthless’ commodity

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Gartman: The oil bear market has turned crude into a ‘worthless’ commodity

- Crude oil has officially entered a bear market, and Commodities king Dennis Gartman told CNBC the pain is far from over. In a recent interview, the editor and founder of The Gartman Letter said oil conglomerate OPEC was losing the war on oil, especially in light of the ascension of Saudi Arabia's new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. Crude oil is down nearly 20 percent in 2017, and is tracking for its biggest six-month drop since the late 1990s

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Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

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Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

- DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and most other Gulf Arab states will celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast on Sunday to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, regional media said on Saturday. Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates will also start the holiday on Sunday, media reports said. The Sultanate of Oman said Monday will be the first day of the Eid

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Places: Asia |  Malaysia |  Mideast |  Saudi Arabia |  United Arab Emirates | 

Eid al-Fitr: Saudi Arabia declares Sunday first day

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Eid al-Fitr: Saudi Arabia declares Sunday first day

- Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday that Sunday will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr 1438. Turkey and Muslim communities in North America, Europe and Australia had previously announced they would celebrate Eid al-Fitr from Sunday June 25 based on astronomical calculations. Oman, however, has not sighted the moon, and thus declared Monday June 26 as the first day of Eid al-Fitr

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Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Qatar |  Saudi Arabia | 

Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

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Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

- DUBAI Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and most other Gulf Arab states will celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast on Sunday to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, regional media said on Saturday. Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates will also start the holiday on Sunday, media reports said. The Sultanate of Oman said Monday will be the first day of the Eid

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Eid Al Fitr: Moon sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE, according to reports

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Eid Al Fitr: Moon sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE, according to reports

- Abu Dhabi: The moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, so Sunday will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr, according to reports. Sky News and Al Arabiya reported that the moon was sighted in Saudi Arabia on Saturday evening. Several other countries, including Jordan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, also reported sighting the moon. The UAE’s Shawwal crescent moon-sighting committee met after Maghrib prayers on Saturday at the Judiciary Department in Abu Dhabi

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Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Saudi Arabia |  United Arab Emirates | 

Eid: How is the start of the Muslim festival determined?

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Eid: How is the start of the Muslim festival determined?

- The end of Ramadan is marked by the key religious holiday of Eid al-Fitr, in which Muslim families worldwide gather for the "feast of breaking the fast". But for such a major global event, working out when it will happen is surprisingly complicated - as Ahmen Khawaja and Amir Rawash explain. The power of the moon As the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan approaches, many of the world's 1

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Jacqueline Fernandez brings her health drinks to Dubai

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Jacqueline Fernandez brings her health drinks to Dubai

- A little bit of health and fitness endorsed by Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is now within reach for UAE residents. The actress, who is also an investor in Indian cold pressed juice brand Raw Pressery, has taken the first steps towards going global by stepping into the Dubai market. The Dishoom actress joined the brand in April, reportedly investing Rs35 million (Dh1

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Australian sees Dubai as gateway to Gulf food markets

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Australian sees Dubai as gateway to Gulf food markets

- Australian food producers see Dubai and its flagship Gulfood exhibition as a valuable gateway to the important strategic markets of the UAE and the Gulf, with some companies looking beyond to Africa and Europe, all of which complements the major Australian export markets in China and other Far Eastern countries. The Australian state of Victoria leads the way in the country’s food business since it produces 24 percent of Australia’s food exports from only 3 percent of the vast country’s total landmass

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  • Shaikh Khalifa receives Rulers for Eid Al Fitr
    Shaikh Khalifa receives Rulers for Eid Al Fitr

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Eid Al Fitr greetings from UAE Rulers and well-wishers on Sunday. At Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses Rulers of the emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers, extended greetings to Shaikh Khalifa, wishing him good health to continue the march of giving, progress and development for the benefit of the country

    Categories: Politics & Government | 
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    Places: Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates | 

Politics & Government

  • Diplomacy still remains a priority to solve Qatar issue, Gargash says
    Diplomacy still remains a priority to solve Qatar issue, Gargash says

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: Diplomacy still remains a priority to resolve the crisis with Qatar in spite of Doha leaking the contents of list of demands submitted by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, said Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. The act of leaking of the list of demands undermined mediation efforts being made by Kuwait, taking the crisis back to square one, Gargash said during a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Dubai

    Categories: Politics & Government | 
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  • Zain concludes diamond sponsorship of Al-Roudhan football tournament
    Zain concludes diamond sponsorship of Al-Roudhan football tournament

    , kuwaittimes.net

    Zain concludes diamond sponsorship of Al-Roudhan football tournament KUWAIT: Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, announced its participation in the concluding ceremony of the 38th edition of the Al-Roudhan Ramadan Football Tournament and the final match held at Martyr Fahad Al-Ahmad Hall in Daiya Area. Zain was the Diamond sponsor of the tournament, which was held under the patronage of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah

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  • Australians see Dubai as gateway to Gulf food markets
    Australians see Dubai as gateway to Gulf food markets

    , gulfnews.com

    Australian food producers see Dubai and its flagship Gulfood exhibition as a valuable gateway to the important strategic markets of the UAE and the Gulf, with some companies looking beyond to Africa and Europe, all of which complements the major Australian export markets in China and other Far Eastern countries. The Australian state of Victoria leads the way in the country’s food business since it produces 24 percent of Australia’s food exports from only 3 percent of the vast country’s total landmass

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  • United Nations says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage
    United Nations says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

    , indianexpress.com

    Fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there, the United Nations said. The UN children’s agency said it has documented a number of cases in which IS fighters killed the children of families trying to escape from neighbourhoods controlled by the militants

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  • 13 injured in Dubai minibus crash
    13 injured in Dubai minibus crash

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: At least 13 workers were injured when a minibus rammed into tree on Zabeel Road on Saturday, Dubai Police said. The accident was reported on Saturday morning as Dubai Police received an emergency call at 5:38 am that a minibus carrying workers crashed into a tree. Search and Rescue patrols and ambulance arrived at the scene. Police said that the minibus driver lost control of the vehicle, which swerved on the road and hit the tree

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  • Car bomb in Syria's Idlib province kills 10 - war monitor
    Car bomb in Syria's Idlib province kills 10 - war monitor

    , channelnewsasia.com

    BEIRUT: A car bomb killed 10 people in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported on Sunday. The attack occurred in a market in the town of al-Dana, located in the north of the province near the border with Turkey, according to the Observatory. Three people under 18 were among the dead and the blast also injured at least 30 other people, it said

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  • Journalist Veronique Robert dies of Mosul blast wounds
    Journalist Veronique Robert dies of Mosul blast wounds

    , aljazeera.com

    French journalist Veronique Robert has died after being wounded in an explosion while covering the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul earlier this week, her employer France Televisions has said. The landmine blast on Monday had already killed her French colleague Stephan Villeneuve, 48, and Iraqi Kurdish reporter Bakhtiyar Addad, 41. Another freelance reporter also suffered minor wounds. The journalists were covering Iraqi special forces' operations as they close in on the last remaining areas held by the Islamic State of the Levant and Iraq (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in Mosul

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