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Aziz El Yaakoubi

Bahrain releases leading rights activist Nabeel Rajab: lawyer

09 Jun 2020

DUBAI Bahrain has released leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab after a court agreed to pass an alternative sentence to the jail term he is currently serving, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Emirates lays off thousands of pilots, cabin crew, plans more job cuts: sources

09 Jun 2020

DUBAI Emirates, one of the world's biggest long-haul airlines, laid off hundreds of pilots and thousands of cabin crew on Tuesday as it manages a cash crunch caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and more job cuts are planned, five company sources said.

Saudi Arabia considers limiting haj pilgrims amid COVID-19 fears

08 Jun 2020

DUBAI/RIYADH Saudi Arabia could drastically limit numbers at the annual haj pilgrimage to prevent a further outbreak of coronavirus after cases in the country topped 100,000, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Emirates, Etihad extend temporary salary cuts to September

07 Jun 2020

DUBAI Gulf carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways are extending the period of reduced pay for their staff until September as they try to preserve cash during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Donors promise Yemen $1.35 billion, falling short of U.N. target to save aid operations

02 Jun 2020

DUBAI International donors raised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen on Tuesday but the amount fell short of the United Nations' target of $2.4 billion needed to save the world's biggest aid operation from severe cutbacks.

Abu Dhabi's Etihad considers future without A380, A350 jets - sources

21 May 2020

DUBAI Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is planning to lay off 1,200 employees as it considers permanently grounding its Airbus A380s and never operating the A350s it has ordered, company and industry sources said.

Abu Dhabi's Etihad considers future without A380, A350 jets - sources

21 May 2020

DUBAI, May 21 Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is planning to lay off 1,200 employees as it considers permanently grounding its Airbus A380s and never operating the A350s it has ordered, company and industry sources said.

Abu Dhabi's Etihad cuts hundreds of jobs: sources

19 May 2020

DUBAI Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has laid off hundreds of employees this month, including cabin crew, after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to ground flights, according to industry and company sources.

Exclusive: As COVID-19 cases in Yemen surge, some sources see undercounting

13 May 2020

DUBAI Yemen has more suspected coronavirus cases and deaths than the authorities have so far reported, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as the United Nations warned the virus is spreading in the war-ravaged country.

Bailed-out Bahrain may need more Gulf support as soon as this year

04 May 2020

DUBAI/LONDON Bahrain may need more financial aid from fellow Gulf Arab states as soon as this year but its wealthier neighbours could themselves be hamstrung by low oil prices and the economic impact of the new coronavirus, bankers and analysts said.

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