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The UAE in a minute for July 20, 2017

Making today's headlines: Omar Ghobash, an Emirates near-miss and the Liwa Date Festival

A senior UAE diplomat has told the BBC that Qatar tipped off Al Qaeda fighters about a UAE mission in Yemen enabling them to carry out a suicide bomb attack injuring Emirati soldiers.

An Emirates A380 narrowly avoided a mid-air collision with another plane while descending into Mauritius last Friday.

The second day of the Liwa Date Festival is under way where participants will compete for a share of Dh5.2 million in prizes to be given away for the best dates.

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Updated: July 20, 2017 01:28 PM