United Arab Emirates

Huge fireball in the sky: A powerful explosion shook the windows in Dubai VIDEO/PHOTO

According to the first and unconfirmed information, the detonation was heard in the oil tanker in the port of Jebel Ali, "Blic" reported.

BREAKING: Large explosion at the Port of Jebel Ali in Dubai, cause unknown pic.twitter.com/8ErwMUxgPS

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Yemen’s Socotra, isolated island at strategic crossroads

Only goats seeking shade now use the long-abandoned lines of Soviet-era T-34 tanks, but the rusting relics point to the strategic value that Yemen's Socotra islands hold for foreign powers.

The archipelago's remote location helped it forge its astonishing nature millennia ago - a third of the main island's plants are unique, from bulbous bottle and cucumber trees to alien aloes.

Slovenia officially takes over its pavilion at Dubai Expo

Dubai – Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek symbolically took over on behalf of Slovenia the management of the country’s pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai as part of his official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The minister said at the ceremony on Tuesday that “Slovenia will show know-how, innovation and energy at the Expo”.

Ministers call for more cooperation between Slovenia, UAE

Dubai – Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek met Emirati Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber in Abud Dhabi on Monday as he started an official visit to the United Arab Emirates. The pair agreed that bilateral cooperation could improve and expressed support for such efforts, the Economy Ministry said.

Slovenia’s Expo Dubai pavilion ready for showcase

Ljubljana – Slovenia is to take over the management of its pavilion at Expo Dubai next week on the sidelines of Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek’s visit to the United Arab Emirates. The exhibition is to help with Slovenia’s economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic, said the minister Tuesday.

Wizz flights between Greece and Abu Dhabi resume

As of last Friday the new national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, Wizz Air, has resumed connections between Abu Dhabi and Greece.

The first flight connected Athens with Abu Dhabi, with Thessaloniki set to follow from February 4.

As of February 17, the airline will fly from Athens three times per week and from Thessaloniki twice weekly.

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