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A Filipino mechanic known for his dedicated volunteer work also dies after contracting COVID-19 in Dubai
(3rd UPDATE) 'A hero who has given her life to something bigger than oneself,' the Philippine Nurses Association's UAE chapter says in its Facebook post honoring charge nurse Janette Daywan Alano
(UPDATED) A total of 23 Filipinos died of the coronavirus in Dubai alone
While some lockdown measures are lifted and many businesses are reopening, uncertainty remains for both employers and employees in Dubai
The multibillion-dollar Expo 2020 Dubai is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic
Emirates and Etihad executives reiterate that until an effective vaccine for COVID-19 becomes widely available, how passengers fly will be different
His wife, healthcare assistant Merry Janet, says Marlon didn’t show signs of breaking down, so they both took his condition lightly. He died in the ICU, where he worked.
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates request a study into 'the possibility of reopening commercial centers...while taking into consideration health requirements'
OFWs are among the migrants who die alone in the Middle East because of the coronavirus
Abu Dhabi says its bond offering was oversubscribed by more than 6 times
Emirates says passengers bound for Tunisia were all tested at the airport's check-in area before they left Dubai, with results released within 10 minutes
Justice Khaled al-Hawsni of the family court says couples who have already completed marriage formalities must not organize wedding parties 'even among their immediate circles'
Access Now, alongside 29 other organizations, petitions the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman to permanently lift a ban on VoIP services
Chef Virginia Baby Sorongon has launched a food drive to help fellow Filipinos displaced by the temporary closure of businesses in Dubai amid the coronavirus pandemic
The flights are open to foreign citizens who wish to leave the United Arab Emirates, but no incoming passengers are allowed
The United Arab Emirates' stimulus package is now at $70 billion
The Dubai government imposes the tighter restrictions after the United Arab Emirates records 241 new COVID-19 infections
The Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions says it will hold a virtual meeting on April 21 to discuss 'options for a change of dates'
'All people holding any kind of UAE visas or residency will be exempted from any fines for a renewable period of 3 months,' says a senior immigration official
(UPDATED) Dubai-owned carrier Emirates will partially resume flights starting Monday, April 6
(UPDATED) The statement of Dubai's crown prince does not specify the size of the intervention, but says more details will be announced later
A final decision on postponement will be made by the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions
The Dubai economy, already stressed by a downturn, is poised to suffer a blow from the coronavirus
One of the individuals was a 78-year old Arab national who had arrived in the country from Europe. The other individual, a 58-year-old Asian national and resident of the UAE, had prior chronic illnesses.
(UPDATED) Visa cancellation is part of efforts by the UAE government to address concerns about the outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus
Of the 98 COVID-19 patients in the United Arab Emirates, 5 are Filipinos
The number of those who have recovered from the disease climbs to 17
All clients will undergo thermal screening, with those having body temperature higher than 37°C to be asked to come another day and consult a doctor
The government also orders the closure of all schools for 4 weeks, starting March 8
Dubai police issue the reminder as two luxury hotels in neighboring Abu Dhabi were in lockdown after two guests were suspected to be COVID-19 cases
Absconding and credit card issues top the list
'Here, falcons are not considered birds, they are considered children of the Bedouins because, historically, falcons were used to hunt meat, allowing the Bedouin’s family to survive in this very harsh desert life.'
The Ministry of Health and Prevention says the two new cases – a Filipino and a Bangladeshi, both in their 30s – had close contact with the recently confirmed COVID-19 cases
The UAE has substantial energy reserves, but with a power-hungry population of 10 million it has made huge investments in developing alternative power sources including solar
An Indian who had interacted with a recently diagnosed person is the 8th person to be infected with the novel coronavirus in the United Arab Emirates, say health officials
OFWs are vulnerable to depression as they live away from their families and have to overcome language and cultural barriers, say experts
(10th UPDATE) Here are the countries that have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus
The UN experts conclude 'the arms embargo was ineffective, and resulted in regular maritime and air transfers to Libya of military material'
The European Union says Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates are among the countries which have implemented tax reforms
The agreement seeks to combat human trafficking and ensure the protection, rescue, and rehabilitation of victims
A tweet from a deputy foreign minister says: 'The Yemeni government condemns the Emirati air strikes against government forces in the interim capital Aden and in Zinjibar, which resulted in civilian and military casualties'
Speaking after meeting Saudi Arabia's King Salman near Mecca, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan says dialogue is 'the only way to resolve differences between Yemenis'
Meanwhile, both the Yemeni government and separatists say they back Riyadh's call for dialogue and a suspension of fighting
'It is very much to do with moving from what I would call a military-first strategy to a peace-first strategy, and this is I think what we are doing,' says a senior UAE official
The crisis in the Gulf region, UAE minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said, 'requires collective attention, primarily to de-escalate and to find political solutions through dialogue and negotiations'
The Intercept reports Rashid al-Malik received tens of thousands of dollars a month for gleaning information on Trump administration policy toward the Middle East in 2017. The report cites a former US official and documents.
Doha, which attended the 3 meetings in the holy city, says the concluding statements of the summits 'were ready in advance and we were not consulted on them'
The new war of words comes on the eve of emergency Arab and Gulf summits called by Iran's regional rival Saudi Arabia to discuss the standoff and ways to isolate Tehran
Oil exporting countries are discussing how to stabilize a volatile oil market amid rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf, which threaten to disrupt global supply