Permit for alcohol in UAE lifted

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the withdrawal of its liquor and drinking permit law.  Dubai has already announced the easing of laws in this regard. According to the order, this step has been taken to promote

IPL cricket set to kick off in UAE

MUMBAI: The delayed season of the Indian Premier League will kick off in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday with a clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The 2020 edition was originally scheduled to begin on

UAE, Bahrain establish full ties with Israel

WASHINGTON: Israel has normalised relations with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates at a White House ceremony after was peace deal was brokered by United States President Donald Trump. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain

UAE FM arrives in Washington to sign peace accord with Israel

DUBAI: United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Sunday arrived in Washington to sign the peace accord with Israel. The foreign minister is visiting on the invitation of United States

Palestinians condemn Israel-Bahrain deal

RAMALLAH: Palestinian officials have condemned the normalisation of bilateral relations between Bahrain and Israel announced by US President Donald Trump. The accord establishing diplomatic ties between Israel and Bahrain comes one month after the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalise

Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated United States President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament for the far-right Progress Party, said Trump should be

Trump to host Israel-UAE deal signing ceremony on Sept 15

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump will hold the signing ceremony for a groundbreaking agreement normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on a September 15. The White House announced the deal on 13th August after nearly 18

After Saudi Arabia, Bahrain allows UAE-Israel flights over its airspace

MANAMA: Bahrain will allow all flights coming to and departing from the United Arab Emirates to cross through its airspace. The statement apparently allows Israeli flights after neighboring Saudi Arabia issued a similar announcement without directly naming Israel. The announcement

Negating Palestinian cause

The stage is being prepared for the historic signing of an agreement to establish bilateral relations between UAE and Israel. Donald Trump wants to hold the ceremony in Washington before the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to show it as

First-ever direct flight between UAE, Israel takes off

TEL AVIV/DUBAI: An Israeli-American delegation flew on the first commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi to put final touches on a controversial pact establishing diplomatic relations. The El Al flight left from Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv

UAE ends Israeli boycott

The UAE and Israel are establishing bilateral relations among themselves at a galloping pace, but this has also divided the Muslim world and created a new rift. The UAE has filed a complaint in the UN Security Council accusing Turkey

Fallacy of the Muslim world

There is a guiding principle in global politics that nations do not have allies, they only have interests. This is being observed by the normalization of bilateral relations between Israel and UAE and soon other Arab countries. Both countries share

Palestinians protest in West Bank against Israel-UAE deal

RAMALLAH: Hundreds of Palestinians on Wednesday held a protest in the occupied West Bank against last week’s announcement that Israel was normalising ties with the United Arab Emirates. Members of rival groups Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and the

Pakistan’s geopolitical role

In global geopolitics, there is a saying that if you cannot defend your land, then you can’t become its owner. The case of the United States and Australia is in front of us. Similarly, Israel emerged as a separate nation

UAE made ‘huge mistake’ with Israel deal: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said the United Arab Emirates has made a “huge mistake” in reaching a deal toward establishing ties with Israel. The UAE-Israel agreement announced on Thursday, which United States President Donald Trump helped to

Repercussions of UAE-Israel deal on Palestine dispute

The announcement that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reached a peace deal and will establish bilateral relations with Israel has sent shockwaves across the Muslim world and the raised fear of damage to the Palestinian cause. The world has

Turkey may suspend diplomatic ties with UAE: Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country could suspend diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates after a landmark deal between Israel and the Gulf state. “I have given the necessary instructions to my foreign minister. We

UAE recognises Israel

In a rather surprising development, the UAE has established full diplomatic relations with Israel, making it the first Gulf Arab country. It would probably be a matter of time before other Arab countries also normalise ties after years of the

Turkey, Iran slams UAE for establishing ties with Israel

ANKARA/TEHRAN: The United Arab Emirates has become the first Gulf Arab country to reach a deal on establishing bilateral relations with Israel. The so-called ‘Abraham Agreement’, announced by United States President Donald Trump, secures an Israeli commitment to halt further

Trump announces historic peace agreement between UAE, Israel

WASHINGTON: In a major breakthrough, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have reached a historic peace agreement today (Thursday), United States President Donald Trump confirmed. Donald Trump took to Twitter and said, “Huge breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between

IPL gets government nod to host tournament in UAE

MUMBAI: India’s cricket board (BCCI) has received government permission to stage this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates. The BCCI had earlier announced the Twenty20 competition, which could not begin in March due to the coronavirus

UAE launches Arab world’s first nuclear power plant

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started ‘Barakah’, the first nuclear power plant of the Arab world, just days after the emirates launches its first-ever probe to Mars. The announcement was made by the oil-rich country on Eid-ul-Azha. “UAE

Bukhari lauds charitable efforts of Pakistani expats in UAE

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari has expressed his gratitude to the generous Pakistani diaspora for taking care of their compatriots in the United Arab Emirates amid coronavirus. The special assistant met with

IPL 2020 set to start on September 19 in UAE

MUMBAI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on 19th September in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the final slated on 8th November. IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed the decision and said the event’s Governing Council will meet next

UAE assures to protect jobs of Pakistani expats

ISLAMABAD: The United Arab Emirates has agreed to resolve to address the issue of Pakistani expatriates who have lost their jobs in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari is

Emirates to cover coronavirus-related medical costs of passengers

DUBAI: Emirates, the largest airline in the Middle East, has announced to cover coronavirus-related medical costs of passengers. “Emirates will cover its passengers for COVID-19 related medical expenses and quarantine costs when they travel on board Emirates, to and from

Indian Premier League 2020 to be held in UAE

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) will seek government permission to stage this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates. The postponement of Twenty20 World Cup, which had been scheduled to take place in Australia from

UAE launches historic Mars mission

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates celebrated in the early hours of Monday morning the launch of its “Hope” probe to Mars, the first interplanetary mission by an Arab nation. The long-anticipated blast-off of the unmanned spacecraft at 6:58 am local

UAE plans to launch Mars probe tomorrow

TOKYO: The liftoff of United Arab Emirates’ Mars orbiter, postponed due to bad weather, will now be launched on Monday from Japan. The orbiter named Amal was initially scheduled for Wednesday from the Tanegashima Space Center, has been reset for

UAE set to make history with launch of Mars probe

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to make history on Wednesday with the scheduled launch of the ‘Hope’ mission, which will make it the first Arab nation to send a probe to Mars. A rocket carrying the unmanned spacecraft