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Support high for travel screening to stem MERS spread: poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Little is known about a SARS-like virus that has infected people in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, but there is strong support around the globe for screening travelers to prevent the spread of the disease, according to a new poll. Full story

Sultan of Oman pardons people jailed for 2011 protests

DUBAI (Reuters) - Oman's Sultan Qaboos has pardoned activists jailed for taking part in anti-government protests two years ago, media reported, his latest gesture to citizens worried about unemployment and inadequate pay. Full story

UAE: Egypt-based computer hackers foiled

Officials in the United Arab Emirates say they have thwarted an attempt by Egypt-based hackers to bring down UAE government websites in apparent retaliation for backing the forces that ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Full story

Dubai beating video brings arrest for Web post

Dubai police say they have arrested a man who posted an Internet video of an Emirati beating a South Asian van driver after an apparent traffic altercation. Full story

Lebanon Shiites ousted from Gulf as Hezbollah fans

When Ali Farhat was summoned to the immigration department in the United Arab Emirates, the 33-year-old Lebanese restaurant worker knew he would have to pack up his family and leave fast. Full story

UAE foreign minister to arrive in Cairo Tuesday morning

CAIRO (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) foreign minister will arrive in Cairo on Tuesday morning at the head of the most senior foreign delegation to visit Egypt since the military overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Full story

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