Saudi Arabia to re-establish bilateral ties with Syria
The re-establishment of ties between Riyadh and Damascus would mark the most significant development yet in moves by Arab states to normalize ties with Assad, who was shunned by many Western and Arab states after Syria's civil war began in 2011
US renews opposition to Bashar al-Assad normalisation after UAE trip
The United States under domestic law rules out any assistance for reconstruction in Assad-ruled Syria without accountability for abuses
Their world was the oyster: Oldest pearl town found in UAE
The pearling town sits on Siniyah Island, which shields the Khor al-Beida marshlands in Umm al-Quwain, an emirate some 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of Dubai along the coast of the Persian Gulf
Desperate for Western aid, crisis-hit Pakistan to supply tanks to Ukraine
Pakistan has been supplying weapons, ammunition and artillery shells to Ukraine since the early days of the invasion by Russia. However, this will be the first time tanks will be supplied to Ukraine by a country other than its western allies
Rupee races to replace dollar as UAE to join 18 others to settle trade in INR
India had prepared a concept paper on Rupee-Dirham trade and shared it with the UAE last year
IMF makes more demands, puts Pakistan at mercy of 'friendly' nations
Although Ishaq Dar did not name the countries concerned, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and China had pledged financial relief to Pakistan during the IMF review
Iran's top security official in UAE to seek stronger ties
The visit by Iran's Supreme National Security Council secretary Ali Shamkhani comes days after Tehran and Riyadh reached a China-facilitated deal to re-establish relations and re-open embassies within two months after years of hostility.
Human Rights Watch says over 2,000 Afghan evacuees in detention in UAE
The rights group said that between 2,400 and 2,700 Afghans evacuated to the UAE following the Taliban takeover of Kabul in August 2021 remain 'arbitrarily detained' in makeshift refugee housing with limited freedom of movement and scarce access to legal counsel
Ukraine first lady Olena Zelenska in UAE amid Russia's war
Ms. Zelenska arrived in the UAE on March 7, 2023 and met with Sheikh Mohammed at Qasr al-Bahar in Abu Dhabi, the country’s capital.
UAE not to renew visas for Pakistanis depriving children of education
According to the consul general, these laws define the children’s right to education and a huge number of Pakistanis are depriving their children of the right by making their children sit at home.
India to soon trade in rupee with UAE, Malaysia and Nigeria
Officials from Reserve Bank of India are in discussion with their counterparts in UAE, Nigeria and Russia over the last few months to work out on rupee trade mechanism with the local currencies of the countries
How UAE’s new laws change marriage, divorce, and inheritance for non-Muslim residents
Non-Muslim couples no longer need to obtain consent from the woman’s father or guardian in order to marry. Couples can also now file for ‘no-fault divorce’ – meaning they no longer have to prove any harm was done to them during the marriage
UAE Prime Minister renames Al Minhad District in Dubai as 'Hind City'
The Al Minhad region and its neighbouring territories have been renamed ‘Hind City’ in accordance with Dubai Ruler’s directions
Fight climate change without slowing growth, says UAE's COP28 chief
The Gulf monarchy is pushing the merits of carbon capture -- removing carbon dioxide as fuel is burned, or from the air
Opinion: India and UAE need to form a strategic alliance over robotics
India and UAE’s synergy in the field of technology, AI, robotics and manufacturing is mind-boggling. Both countries are well poised to work as brothers and friends, on equal terms.
Iran: Drone bombs defence factory in Isfahan, Israel hand suspected
Iran’s defence ministry offered no information on who it suspected carried out the attack, which came as a refinery fire separately broke out in the country's northwest and a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck nearby, killing three people
Turkey, UAE condemn Quran protest in the Netherlands
Protests started after Dutch leader of the far-right Pegida movement in Netherland, Edwin Wagensveld, on Sunday tore pages out of the copy of the Quran near the Dutch parliament and stomped on the pages
Electricity becomes almost unaffordable in Pakistan as govt hikes rates again
Electricity consumers in Karachi will now have to pay Rs 43 per unit. Apart from this, the tariff has been increased in the range of Rs 1.49 to Rs 4.46 per unit for different consumer categories
Bankrupt Pakistan on verge of starvation as IMF delays loan
The IMF had termed Pakistan as the weakest economy in South Asia. According to the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects report, Pakistan's economic growth rate this year will be only 1.7%
India-UAE summit to highlight manufacturing, agritech opportunities: Organisers
The event, which is to be held on 24 January, is being held in cooperation with Dubai Chamber and will be addressed by Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry