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Egyptian court jails 152 over islands protest

An Egyptian court sentenced 152 protesters on Saturday to between two and five years in prison each after they demonstrated against a decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, judicial sources and state media said.

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Viceroy to open secluded cove resort in Turkey

Viceroy Hotel Group will open the doors to its first property in Turkey with the unveiling of the Viceroy Princes' Islands Istanbul this summer. Tucked away on the island of Büyükada in Turkey’s Marmara Sea, th

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China builds lighthouses in disputed islands

China has completed the construction of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea, the official Xinhua news agency reported, as tensions in the region mount over Beijing's maritime ambitions. A completion ceremony was he

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Nakheel to open UAE's first Avani hotel

UAE master developer Nakheel plans to partner with Thailand’s Minor Hotel Group (MHG) to bring the first Avani property to the UAE. The 500-room Avani beachfront resort will be located on Deira Islands - Nakheel’s 15.3 sq km

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Batelco re-transfers $100m stake in CWC unit

Bahrain-based Batelco Group today announced that it has agreed with Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) to unwind the previous transfer of a 25 per cent shareholding in Compagnie Monegasque de Communication (CMC) from CWC to Batelco.

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Iran warns UAE ties at risk over islands

  Iran warned the UAE on Tuesday it would consider cutting diplomatic ties if the federation pressed its claim to three disputed tiny Gulf islands which both countries say are theirs, Iranian media reported.  

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Toyota China sales tumble on islands row

Toyota Motor Corp's China sales fell about 40 per cent in September from the year before, while those of rivals such as Hyundai and BMW jumped, underscoring how badly Japanese brands have been hit by a territorial row between the two countri

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Bahrain backs UAE in islands row

Bahrain has pledged its support for the civilised and peaceful approach by the UAE to resolve the issue of three occupied islands, either through direct negotiations or amicably through international arbitration. Minister of State for Fore

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UAE urges swift solution in islands row with Iran

The United Arab Emirates, angered by the Iranian president's visit to a Gulf island both countries claim, warned on Monday that the dispute could not "go on forever" and urged Tehran to agree to talks or international arbitration. Tensions

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Etihad to launch flights to Malé

Etihad Airways, the national airline of UAE, will commence operations to Malé, the capital of Maldives, on November 1, making it the 67th destination on the airline’s global network. Etihad will operate a daily return service from Kuwait

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