Pakistan’s foreign minister has raised the issue of visa restrictions on Pakistani nationals imposed by the United Arab Emirates in meetings with top Emirati officials over a three-day tour of the country, Pakistan’s foreign ministry says. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi concluded his three-day visit to the United Arab[…]
A new factory in Abu Dhabi will start manufacturing Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine later this year. The production will be under a joint venture between the Chinese pharmaceutical giant and Abu Dhabi-based technology company Group 42 (G42). The venture is an expansion of Chinese diplomacy in the Gulf region and helps[…]
About 24 hours after military chiefs from India and Pakistan surprised the world last month with a rare joint commitment to respect a 2003 cease-fire agreement, the top diplomat of the United Arab Emirates popped over to New Delhi for a quick one-day visit. The official UAE readout of the[…]
The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday introduced a number of strict social measures during the holy month of Ramadan, as part of limiting and tackling the spread of Covid-19. Ramadan, which is expected to begin on 13 April, is a month of family gatherings, social activities and group prayers in[…]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday was cancelled, Israel’s public radio Kan said, citing a source involved in the planning. Neither Israel nor the UAE has formally confirmed that such a visit – the first by the prime minister to the[…]
Twenty-nine arms control and human rights organisations have signed a letter opposing the sale of $23bn worth of missiles, fighter jets and drones to the United Arab Emirates and asking US Congress to block the deal. “The hope is to stop these sales altogether,” said Seth Binder, advocacy officer at[…]
A United Nations expert has called on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt to lift their blockade on Qatar after concluding the punitive sanctions taken by the quartet were illegal. In a preliminary report published on Thursday following a two-week visit to Qatar, Alena Douhan, UN[…]
Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed four agreements during the first high-level visit from the Gulf state to Tel Aviv since the controversial move by the two countries last month to establish official ties. Emirati Finance Minister Obaid Humaid al-Tayer and several senior officials from the UAE[…]
Daesh has urged its followers to target Saudi Arabia’s oil pipelines and factories in a statement denouncing the normalisation of relations between the UAE and Bahrain, and Israel. The terror group said that the so-called Abraham Accords formalised last month in Washington are a betrayal of Islam and accuse Riyadh[…]
Britain’s Hay Festival will not return to Abu Dhabi until the United Arab Emirates’ tolerance minister will remain in his post following allegations of sexual assault by one of the literary event’s curators. Hay Festival chief Caroline Michel released a statement on Sunday after Caitlin McNamara alleged she was attacked[…]
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