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Kuwait’s National Assembly panel passes law to reduce expat numbers

The draft law gives the government six months to determine the number of expats needed by the country

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Saudi Arabia mulls plan to resume Umrah pilgrimage in phases

In the first phase, Saudi citizens and expatriates residing in the kingdom will be allowed to undertake the Umrah

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Dubai Police arrest actress for flouting Covid-19 precautions at parties

The woman posted videos from the parties on Snapchat, which showed no social distancing, police said

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Projectile launched from Yemen lands in Saudi’s Jazan, five civilians injured

The five civilians faced light injuries as a result of flying shrapnel and were transported to the hospital

Covid-19

UAE reports 809 Covid-19 cases; gatherings at weddings and funerals limited to 10 people

The Ministry of Health and Prevention said that there were also 722 recoveries

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UAE reports 865 new Covid-19 cases, total death toll reaches 403

The total number of infections reported in the country has now reached 83,433

UAE Schools

UAE offers full educational scholarships for children of healthcare workers

The Hayyakum initiative will allow these students to study at public schools from this academic year until their graduation from high school

Abu-Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Investment Office to open first international branch in Tel Aviv

ADIO will subsequently open offices in Europe, North America and Asia

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Covid-19 update: Kuwait postpones fifth phase of reopening, 8 MPs test positive

Activities that were scheduled to resume in the fifth phase included restoring family gatherings, exhibitions and the reopening of cinemas

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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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ADQ establishes new company, Silal, in Abu Dhabi to boost local food production

Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri has been appointed as the CEO of the new entity

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Dubai Police arrest DJ, two others for throwing party in breach of Covid-19 regulations

They were arrested after a video of the crowded party started circulating across social media platforms

UAE foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed arrives in the US to sign peace accord with Israel

The signing ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday

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Bahrain joins UAE in establishing diplomatic ties with Israel

President Donald Trump praised the move by Bahrain, coming days before he was already scheduled to host leaders from Israel and the UAE in Washington for a signing ceremony at the White House

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Abu Dhabi says key sustainability event planned for January 2021 will be held virtually

The 2020 edition of ADSW hosted around 45,000 attendees from 170 countries, with more than 500 high-level speakers from around the world

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Saudi forces destroy bomb-laden drones targeting ‘civilians’ in the kingdom

Attacks on the kingdom were launched on Wednesday and Thursday

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UAE committed to Palestinian borders of 1967, East Jerusalem as its capital – minister

Dr Anwar Gargash made the remarks during a remote meeting of the Arab League foreign ministers on Wednesday

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UAE’s Sheikh Abdullah to sign official peace treaty with Israel in Washington on September 15

The Israeli delegation will include Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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UAE federal budget records Dhs9.75bn surplus in H1 2020

The federal government’s total revenues were reported at Dhs34.7bn

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Khashoggi Verdict: No death penalty for accused in final Saudi ruling

Five of the men had been sentenced to death last year, but Khashoggi’s son announced in May that his family had forgiven the killers

Dubai

Dubai Land Department introduces AI into real estate valuation process

The valuation will be provided via DLD’s app called Dubai REST

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Jafza agrees with Emaar Malls to manage business activities of Gold & Diamond Park in Dubai

There are currently over 90 retailers and brands operating in the Gold & Diamond Park developed by the Emaar Malls Group

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Dubai introduces five-year renewable Retirement Visa for those aged 55 and over

Applicants will need to meet certain financial requirements in order to be eligible for the new visa

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Abu Dhabi Investment Office and Invest in Israel outline upcoming areas of collaboration

The collaboration will focus on innovation and technology

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‘Group of schools’ in UAE instructed to implement 100% distance learning as suspected Covid-19 cases detected

UAE educational institutions must restrict student face-to-face attendance to 25 per cent for first two weeks

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UAE, Israel, US issue joint statement reaffirming peace plans; will cooperate in 7 key areas

In another event on Monday, the UAE reiterated its support for the cause of an independent Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital

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Watch: First direct commercial flight from Israel to the UAE lands in Abu Dhabi

A delegation of Israelis and Americans were onboard El Al flight 971 that departed from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv earlier on Monday

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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa scraps Israel boycott law

On August 13, the UAE and Israel reached an historic agreement to normalise relations between the two countries

Dubai, Abu Dhabi govt staff can work from home if children enrolled in e-learning

The policy will be applicable only on the days the children are attending classes remotely

KUWAIT-HEALTH-VIRUS expats

Kuwait to extend expired residency, visit visas for 3 more months from September 1

The extension will be processed automatically by the ministry online