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RTA announces road closure, detours in Dubai

Eng. Maitha bin Adai called on motorists and road users to be attentive to traffic diversions KT Mobile

How a woman’s headless body was found in Dubai desert

Filipino butchered aunt over Dh10,000 debt; prosecution witness describes the scene of the crime KT Mobile

A Hidden Church in Cairo Pins Its Hopes on Good Will From the Pope’s Visit

The small Coptic Catholic church’s battle to obtain a license highlights the enduring discrimination against Christians codified in Egyptian law. NYT > Middle East

Balancing Act for Pope in Egypt: Outreach to Muslims, and Speaking Out for Christians

Francis wants Egyptian leaders to ensure minority rights for Christians, after two bombings on Palm Sunday killed more than 40 people. NYT > Middle East

Saudi Arabia to offer 1GW of renewable contracts in 2017

Government will auction power-purchase agreements covering 620 megawatts of photovoltaic installations and 400 megawatts for wind farms Arabian Business – Energy

Dubai’s Nakheel posts $400m net profit in Q1

Master developer also says it delivered more than 400 homes in first three months of 2017 Arabian Business – Banking & Finance

Iran nuclear deal reviewed as uncertainty grows

Trump has ordered a 90-day review, saying that Iran was “not living up to the spirit” of the “terrible” deal Arabian Business – Energy

Yemen crisis: Donors pledge $1.1bn in aid

The UN earlier asked for $ 2.1bn amid warnings that war-torn Yemen is on the brink of famine. BBC News – Middle East

ACWA Power to bid to build Saudi solar energy project

Saudi Arabia plans to develop almost 10 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2023, requiring investment of up to $ 50bn Arabian Business – Energy

Battles, threats, sieges: Life inside Mosul’s Old City

At the age of just 4, Stbark finds soldiers and rockets more normal than classrooms and schoolmates. – RSS Channel – Regions – Middle East

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