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Dubai WoodShow renews EU partnership deal

The Dubai WoodShow, the largest trade fair for wood products in the Middle East, has renewed its agreement with European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers (Eumabois), a nonprofit Federation grouping 14 national Associations and t

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EU warns new ME tension risks Syria peace effort

The European Union's foreign policy chief warned Iran's foreign minister on Sunday that renewed tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia could wreck efforts to find a political solution for the crisis in Syria. Federica Moghe

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France urges EU crackdown on fake Syrian passports

France has asked the European Union to improve the detection of fake Syrian passports used by people trying to get into Europe after two of the suicide bombers in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks were found carrying such passports. In a

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Smugglers ‘make $1bn off EU refugee ops’

More than 1 million refugees and migrants came to the European Union this year, while almost 3,700 died or went missing in perilous journeys which reaped huge profit for smugglers, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday.

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Over 400 Egyptian SMEs to benefit from EU fund

More than 400 agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Egypt will receive support from a European Union (EU)-funded project following the signing of a grant agreement, a report said. The fund is expected to create

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EU states to share air passenger data

EU governments and the European Parliament drew years of wrangling over security forces' use of airline passenger data toward a close on Friday by agreeing to a compromise deal with the legislature. The dispute over the retent

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Europe and Turkey seal migrant deal

Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbours.

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France urges EU to tighten rules on passport checks

France wants the EU to tighten rules on passport checks on EU citizens entering and leaving the Schengen free-travel zone in the wake of the attacks in Paris, to make it harder for European jihadists to return from Syria unnoticed.

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US, EU line up Iran sanction waivers

The United States and the European Union both took formal legal steps on Sunday that will lift sanctions once Iran meets the conditions tied to a landmark nuclear agreement with major world powers. The legal acts have no immediate

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UAE passport, the most powerful in Mena

The UAE has the most powerful passport in the Mena region, which lets Emiratis travel to 113 countries visa-free, a report said, highlighting that it is the first Arab country to be granted a European visa waiver. The country&rsqu

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