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Flights resume at Dublin Airport after drone sighting

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Dublin Airport was forced to temporarily suspend flights after a drone was spotted over the airfield. A pilot reported a drone sighting to air traffic controllers at about 11.30am, causing flights to be suspended for half an hour. Flights resumed shortly after noon, as there had been no further sightings. Read More

'Get me back' pleads Briton jailed in Dubai in prison recording

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor A decorated former soldier has called on Britain to help save him from jail in Dubai where he has spent the past four-and-a-half months despite not being charged with a crime. Andrew Neal, 44, who is accused of selling drugs but denies the allegation, made the appeal in an Read More

Brit jailed in Dubai pleads to come home

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor A decorated former soldier has called on Britain to help save him from jail in Dubai where he has spent the past four-and-a-half months despite not being charged with a crime. Andrew Neal, 44, who is accused of selling drugs but denies the allegation, made the appeal in an Read More

British football fan 'beaten and starved in UAE'

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By David Mercer, news reporter A British football fan who claims he was detained in the United Arab Emirates for wearing a Qatar shirt has told Sky News he was left to starve in prison after being beaten up. Ali Issa Ahmad was allegedly arrested for wearing the t-shirt after going to watch an Asian Read More

Weir Oil and Gas awarded contract with Expro for repair of Powerchoke products

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2/18/2019 Photo: Expro Group. HOUSTON — Weir Oil & Gas Dubai announced that it has signed a contract with Expro to provide authorized repairs, specifically for Expro’s PowerChokes product range. The Authorized Repair Facility agreement will see Expro customers send PowerChokes products to Weir Oil & Gas Dubai’s facility to capitalize on Weir’s Original Equipment Read More

ADES wins two onshore contracts in Saudi Arabia

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2/18/2019 LONDON and DUBAI — ADES International Holding PLC, an oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa, is pleased to announce that it has secured two onshore drilling contracts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following a competitive tender process. Each of the secured contracts has a Read More

SoftBank invests in Mubadala's new $400 million European tech fund: source

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is displayed at SoftBank World 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato DUBAI (Reuters) – Japan’s SoftBank Group has provided nearly half of the cash for Abu Dhabi’s state investor Mubadala Investment Co’s new $400 million fund investing in European start-ups, a source familiar Read More

Qatar aims to build $20 billion sports sector ahead of World Cup

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DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar wants to attract more sports companies to the Gulf state, aiming to develop a $20 billion sports sector ahead of the 2022 World Cup, a senior official said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO – A view of the beIN Sports studio that will be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup is seen Read More

Qatar's real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup

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DOHA/DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar’s Doha Tower, a spike-tipped cylinder that glows orange at night, won an award when finished in 2012 amid a Gulf-wide real estate boom, but today about half of its 46 floors are empty. Towers under construction are seen in Doha, Qatar February 5, 2019. Picture taken February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer The Read More

Drones temporarily ground takeoffs at Dubai Airport, leaving thousands stranded

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All scheduled takeoffs were grounded at Dubai Airport for about half an hour after unauthorized drones entered the airspace. Passengers stuck on runways were tweeting their frustration at the delays. Dubai Airport spokesperson confirmed to RT that “flight departures from Dubai International were suspended” 1013 hrs and 1045 hrs UAE local time due to suspected Read More