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UAE reports new drone attack as US to send warship, jets

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has aid it prevented another drone attack over its territory, after Washington said it will send a warship and fighter jets to help defend its Gulf ally as conflict with Yemeni rebels intensifies. The UAE,

PM Imran condemns recent Houthi missile attack over UAE

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday has strongly condemned the recent attempted missile attack by Houthis against the UAE. He was talking to Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed-Al-Nahyan

UAE foils another ballistic missile attack launched by Houthis

DUBAI: A ballistic missile launched at the UAE by Yemen’s Houthiswas intercepted and destroyed in the early hours of Monday, the Ministry of Defence said. Air defences took down the projectile at 12.20am as it flew towards the Emirates. The

UAE prohibits flying of recreational drones after fatal attack

DUBAI: Following the fatal drone attack on an oil facility and airport in the country by Houthi rebels, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned the flying of drones in the country for recreation. As of Saturday, drone hobbyists and

UAE asks UN Security Council to condemn Huthi attacks

NEW YORK: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has demanded an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to address the deadly drone attack on its capital by Yemen’s Huthi rebels. Earlier in the day, the Saudi-led military coalition — of

UAE introduces 21+ rating after ending cinema censorship

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has introduced 21+ rating after it announced to end cinema censorship. The UAE, which is made up of seven emirates, is considered one of the more liberal countries in the Gulf region, where movies with

UAE firm will invest $15mn in SEZ Faisalabad: Dawood

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood has said that a UAE firm will invest $15 million in a special economic zone (SEZ) in Faisalabad. In a Twitter message, Abdul Razak Dawood said

UAE announces free entry to Expo 2020 on National Day

DUBAI: Expo 2020 Dubai has announced free entry for all residents and visitors to mark the UAE National Day being observed on December 2. The organisers have been rolling out special passes and offers since the event kicked off this

UAE opens Asia’s largest visa centre in Karachi

KARACHI: United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday opened its largest visa centre in Karachi inaugurated by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail in a special ceremony. The inauguration ceremony was attended by UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak

UAE says 100% of population received one Covid jab

ABU DHABI: One hundred percent of the United Arab Emirates’ population has received at least one dose of a vaccine against Covid-19, the health ministry has said. The announcement came amid growing global concern over a new Covid variant dubbed

Israeli flag waved for first time at UAE Presidential Palace

ABU DHABI: The Israeli flag has been hoisted for the first time at the Presidential Palace in the United Arab Emirates. According to the details, the friendship between UAE and Israel came to the fore. For the first time in

UAE to host COP28 climate conference in 2023

DUBAI: The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has officially announced that the UAE will host the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in 2023. Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh

Sindh Governor to accelerate cooperation with UAE

ABU DHABI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has expressed his interest in expanding relations and bilateral cooperation with the United Arab Emirates. Governor Sindh met with Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Al Nakheel Palace in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Hamdan

PIA starts new flight operations to UAE’s Fujairah

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has started new flight operations to Fujairah in United Arab Emirates (UAE)  PIA launched its first flight operations on Monday from three cities of Pakistan to Fujairah. Flight PK 243, with 296 passengers on board

President, UAE PM reaffirm resolve to strengthen Pak-UAE relations

DUBAI: President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum have reiterated the resolve to further solidify the multifaceted bilateral ties between both the countries. The resolve came in a meeting held here

UAE stadiums to have 70% capacity for T20 World Cup

DUBAI: Stadiums in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will operate at 70% of capacity for the Twenty20 World Cup, organisers said, though conditions in Oman, where preliminary rounds are due to be played, have still to be fully assessed after

Peaceful Afghanistan critical for Pakistan: FM Qureshi tells Bahraini counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is of critical importance for Pakistan and the region. In a telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister of Bahrain Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, he called

US to host event marking anniversary of Israel-Arab deals

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will host a virtual meeting on Friday with his counterparts from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco to mark the first anniversary of normalisation agreements between the Arab countries and Israel.

UAE announces plans to boost economy, seek $150bn investment

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates plans to launch 50 new economic initiatives to boost the country’s competitiveness and attract 550 billion dirhams ($150 billion) in foreign direct investment in the next nine years, government officials said on Sunday. The projects

UAE rolls out Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 3-17

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates will start providing China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 3-17, the government said. It cited the health ministry as saying the decision comes after clinical trials and extensive evaluations, without providing any details. Authorities

T20 World Cup: India, Pakistan placed in same group

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the groups for the T20 World Cup 2021 to be hosted by India in Oman and the United Arab Emirates from 17 October to 14 November. The groups, selected on the basis

UAE becomes first Gulf state to open embassy in Israel

TEL AVIV: The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday become the first Gulf state to open an embassy in Israel, as its envoy hailed the trade and investment opportunities that closer ties would bring at a flag-raising ceremony also attended by

Egypt opens naval base close to border with Libya

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday opened a strategic naval base on the Mediterranean Sea close to the border with Libya. Egypt says the July 3 base will help it protect strategic and economic interests as well as

UAE retains ban on flights from India, Pakistan

DUBAI: A United Arab Emirates ban on entry from India, Pakistan, and twelve other countries remains in place, the federal aviation authority said, after Dubai had announced it would ease entry restrictions from those countries. In a Notice to Airmen

T20 World Cup set to be shifted from India to UAE

NEW DELHI: The T20 World Cup is set to be shifted to the United Arab Emirates due to the COVID-19 situation in India. The Indian cricket board will inform the International Cricket Council (ICC) about its decision to shift the

PCB approaches Emirates Cricket Board to host PSL matches in UAE

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has approached the Emirates Cricket Board to host the remaining games of the rescheduled 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the UAE. The matches were scheduled to be played in Karachi,

Javed Afridi receives honourary ‘golden visa’ by UAE govt

DUBAI: Peshawar Zalmi owner and businessman Javed Afridi has become the first Pakistani receive a honourary ‘golden visa’ by the United Arab Emirates. Afridi said been recognized for supporting the community through sports and his resounding success as a businessman.

Qureshi discusses bilateral ties, investment with UAE minister

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Monday met the UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. During the meeting, they discussed enhancement of bilateral trade and investment in Pakistan especially in hospitality industry. Qureshi said

Backdoor diplomacy

For several months, there have been reports that Pakistan and India are holding covert backdoor talks to calm tensions between the two countries particularly over Kashmir. These talks have not been denied nor acknowledged, neither is it known what exactly

FM Qureshi leaves for three-day UAE visit today

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has left for a three-day official visit to the UAE today. During the visit, the foreign minister will meet his counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other UAE dignitaries. He will