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Etihad trims first-half loss with cost cuts as travel returns

Etihad said it carried 1 million passengers in the first half of the year

Qatar Petroleum starts investor calls for debut jumbo bond

Qatar Petroleum is aiming to issue dollar notes with maturities of five, 10, 20 and 30 years

Saudi Arabia to restart issuing tourist visas soon, official says

Encouraging foreign tourism is a key factor in the kingdom’s efforts to reduce its reliance on oil

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UAE reports 1,512 new Covid-19 cases, four deaths

The total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country has reached 1,623

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Covid-19: UAE announces 1,508 new cases, two deaths

The new cases were reported after 210,362 additional Covid-19 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours

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Saudi Arabia reopens borders, resumes international flights from January 3

Saudi Arabia enforced the entry ban on December 20, 2020

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Covid-19: UAE reports highest number of daily cases at 1,723

The UAE had earlier confirmed that it had detected some cases of the new contagious strain of coronavirus in the country

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UAE reports 1,027 new Covid-19 cases, total death toll touches 660

The UAE’s daily infection number dropped below 1,000 for the first time in two months on Sunday at 944

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Saudi extends ban on international flights, permits foreigners to leave kingdom

The kingdom had closed its air, land and sea borders a week ago over concerns about the spread of the new strain of the coronavirus

UAE sees gradual oil demand recovery in 2021 – minister

Rollout of coronavirus vaccines and improvement in ties between the US and China are likely to improve demand for oil

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Saudi suspends all international flights, closes land and sea ports over new virus strain

New urgent measures have been put in place for one week, with the possibility of an extension

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UAE reports 1,285 new Covid-19 cases, four deaths

The total number of infections announced so far in the country has now reached 171,434

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Saudi to offer Covid-19 vaccine for free to citizens and residents

The ministry aims to cover 70 per cent of the country’s population – that has not yet contracted Covid-19 – by the end of 2021

Dubai Aerospace plans to expand portfolio to 450 jets in 2021

The company currently has 381 planes

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Data Shows 90 Percent Effective Rate

Pfizer says vaccine prevents 90% of Covid cases in study

Only 50 million doses are expected to be available in 2020

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,359 cases, two deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 477

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Abu Dhabi permits e-scooter rental services to resume

Services can resume in specific areas at 25 per cent capacity

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Kuwait warns against gatherings, mulls possibility of stricter measures to stop virus spread

Police officers remain “on the highest alert” to deal with any violation on the ban on gatherings

Saudi Arabia is ‘assessing all options’ to stimulate economy

Saudi Arabia’s economy is expected to contract 4.8 per cent in 2020 before growing by 3.2 per cent next year

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Saudi set to soon resume Umrah service for domestic pilgrims – report

Those wishing to perform Umrah will reportedly require a Covid-19 negative test

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UAE reports 931 new Covid cases, 517 recoveries

No new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours

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UAE reports 339 new Covid-19 cases; 316 recoveries

The total number of cases has risen to 68,020

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UAE detains two for ‘spreading false rumours’ about five Covid deaths in a family

Authorities have warned of strict action against anyone found spreading false and inaccurate information related to the coronavirus

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Saudis stuck home for summer burn more oil for air conditioners

The extra oil going toward power may limit the price impact of OPEC’s plan to taper output restrictions from next month

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UAE reports 393 Covid-19 recoveries, no deaths

The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the UAE stands at 55,848

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UAE to begin Covid-19 vaccine trials with 15,000 volunteers

There will be two vaccines that will be tested during the Phase III trials

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UAE reports 401 new Covid-19 cases, 492 recoveries

The new cases were detected following over 50,000 tests conducted to screen for the virus

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Sharjah to resume parking fees from July 1

Motorists in the emirate were exempt from paying parking fees for three months starting April 1

Mosques in Makkah to reopen on Sunday

Several precautionary measures have to be followed at the mosques

Second wave virus concerns loom large over crude oil market

While oil has rebounded rapidly since April as OPEC+ production cuts kicked in and US output fell, the rally fizzled last week