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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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Iran summons UAE envoy over islands spat

Iran summoned the United Arab Emirates charge d'affaires in Tehran over a war of words about three Gulf islands that both countries claim as their territory, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. "The UAE's charge d'affaires was su

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German firm plans villas, hotels on 6 Dubai islands

A German property developer has announced plans to build luxury villas and hotels on six artificial islands off Dubai despite the huge financial woes faced by the emirate. The Kleindienst Group said it will begin work on location at The Wo

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Bani Yas Island set to open

The first phase of Abu Dhabi’s unique Desert Islands destination, which is set to be a regional showpiece of sustainability, is to open to tourists this winter. It heralds the entry of the Emirate’s largely untapped western region on the i

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Lights on at Durrat Al Bahrain

Durrat Al Bahrain, the Kingdom’s largest planned luxury residential, commercial and tourist resort development, today announced it has switched on the lighting for one of its islands for the first time as part of the testing of the infrastructure.

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