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Watch LIVE celebrations of NYE at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and latest travel advisory here(Twitter/TimeOutDubai)

New Year 2021 celebrations in UAE: Watch fireworks at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa LIVE here, travel advisory inside

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:06 PM IST
New Year 2021 celebrations in UAE: Get ready to welcome the New Year’s eve with dazzling light show at Burj Khalifa, fireworks and music at Dubai. Watch the live celebrations here and check the travel advisory inside for more details
Abu Dhabi is planning to reopen for foreign tourists as it eases down restrictions.(Unsplash)
Abu Dhabi is planning to reopen for foreign tourists as it eases down restrictions.(Unsplash)

Abu Dhabi to reopen for foreign tourists amid vaccine optimism

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kale, Abu Dhabi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Abu Dhabi is planning to reopen for foreign tourists by early January as it eases down curbs.
Oman will exempt nationals of 103 countries from needing an entry visa for a stay of up to 10 days to boost tourism.(Unsplash)
Oman will exempt nationals of 103 countries from needing an entry visa for a stay of up to 10 days to boost tourism.(Unsplash)

Oman to give 10-day visa-free entry to 103 countries to boost tourism

Dubai | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:04 AM IST
Oman will exempt nationals of 103 countries from needing an entry visa for a stay of up to 10 days to boost tourism.
India is central to the economic and geopolitical thinking of Asia and global economics and politics(ANI)
India is central to the economic and geopolitical thinking of Asia and global economics and politics(ANI)

Decoding India’s latest diplomatic push in the West Asian theatre | Opinion

By Kabir Taneja
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 10:25 AM IST
While successfully balancing relations between Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia power blocks, New Delhi’s affinity for this Gulf outreach is rooted in geopolitical and geo-economic realities
File photo: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar.(ANI)
File photo: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar.(ANI)

‘Facilitate return of Indian workers, professionals’: Jaishankar tells Gulf states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 08:06 PM IST
The external affairs minister raised the issue during India’s annual political dialogue with the GCC troika, which was held virtually.
Trucks are seen in a flooded lot after Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, US(Reuters image)
Trucks are seen in a flooded lot after Hurricane Delta, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, US(Reuters image)

Oil explorers get back to work after hurricane Delta rakes Louisiana

By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 06:17 AM IST
Bristow Group Inc., which transports offshore crews to and from oil platforms and drilling ships by helicopter, had already returned 50 or 60 workers to various Gulf installations by early afternoon on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia to partially lift international flight restrictions from Tuesday(Twitter/Aviaforaviators)
Saudi Arabia to partially lift international flight restrictions from Tuesday(Twitter/Aviaforaviators)

Saudi Arabia partially lifts flight restrictions, allows ’exceptional categories’ to enter and exit the kingdom

Riyadh | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:36 AM IST
After a travel curb of six months courtesy the COVID-19 pandemic, Saudi Arabia will partially ease the suspension on international flights from Tuesday while all restrictions on air, land and sea transport for Saudi citizens are expected to end ‘after January 1’ next year
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi penly rebuked Saudi Arabia for its lack of support for Islamabad’s interests on the Kashmir issue.(Reuters image)
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi penly rebuked Saudi Arabia for its lack of support for Islamabad’s interests on the Kashmir issue.(Reuters image)

With Gulf states openly moving closer to India, Pakistan’s house of cards may be failing

Doha, Qatar | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 10:52 PM IST
In a break from the past where the Gulf countries balanced their relations with Pakistan and India, they are now seen moving towards New Delhi and distancing from Islamabad, according to a report in the Al Jazeera.
This is the time for New Delhi to make some critical moves, such as rapidly clearing Saudi- and UAE-backed infrastructure projects, cementing itself as a premier investment destination for the Gulf to park its money.(REUTERS)
This is the time for New Delhi to make some critical moves, such as rapidly clearing Saudi- and UAE-backed infrastructure projects, cementing itself as a premier investment destination for the Gulf to park its money.(REUTERS)

In Pakistan-Saudi clash, India has an opportunity

By Kabir Taneja
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 07:07 AM IST
Aircraft operated by IndiGo, a unit of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., SpiceJet Ltd. and AirAsia Bhd stand at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi(Bloomberg)
Aircraft operated by IndiGo, a unit of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., SpiceJet Ltd. and AirAsia Bhd stand at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi(Bloomberg)

Flying to India for NEET amid Covid-19 risk stressful, impractical: Aspirants in Gulf nations

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2020 03:59 PM IST
Travelling to India to write the medical entrance exam NEET is not only stressful but also impractical, several candidates in Gulf countries have said, citing the risk of contracting COVID-19 and the need to undergo a mandatory quarantine, among other issues.
Benyamin won the JCB Prize for his work Aadujeevitham(PHOTO: FACEBOOK/JCBPRIZE (PHOTO: SOONI TARAPOREWALA))
Benyamin won the JCB Prize for his work Aadujeevitham(PHOTO: FACEBOOK/JCBPRIZE (PHOTO: SOONI TARAPOREWALA))

Writing is the best medium to question authority, says Benyamin

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2020 09:13 PM IST
The JCB Prize winning author takes on the powerful mafias that power religious dogmatism into people’s lives and holds up a mirror to its corruption and irrationality
Some families, who can afford it, are paying to keep the bodies in mortuaries, hoping they can be brought back when commercial flights resume.(File photo)
Some families, who can afford it, are paying to keep the bodies in mortuaries, hoping they can be brought back when commercial flights resume.(File photo)

Covid-19: NRI deaths sully Kerala’s Gulf dream

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 03:26 AM IST
Around 296 expatriates from Kerala who have died of Covid-19 in West Asia, according to preliminary information with the state government.
Passengers wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic wait at ticketing for flights at Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(AP)
Passengers wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic wait at ticketing for flights at Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(AP)

Expats leaving Dubai is bad news for the economy

Dubai | By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 12:11 PM IST
It’s a choice facing millions of foreigners across the Gulf as the fallout from the pandemic and a plunge in energy prices forces economic adjustments.
Indian nationals stranded abroad amid the COVID-19 outbreak arrive at the Kempe Gowda International Airport as part of the Vande Bharat Mission in Bengaluru.(ANI PHOTO.)
Indian nationals stranded abroad amid the COVID-19 outbreak arrive at the Kempe Gowda International Airport as part of the Vande Bharat Mission in Bengaluru.(ANI PHOTO.)

Karnataka sees another record rise of Covid-19 cases as tally crosses 1000-mark

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent |Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 08:38 PM IST
State health department officials said that they were concerned over the fact that nearly a third of the new cases have come from those who have returned from the Gulf region after they were evacuated and brought to Dakshin Kannada and Udupi districts.
The Indian Embassy in Riyadh has announced that five more flights are scheduled to operate in the coming days.(HT Photo)
The Indian Embassy in Riyadh has announced that five more flights are scheduled to operate in the coming days.(HT Photo)

Difficult choices for Indians in Gulf as repatriation process begins

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 06:45 PM IST
The passengers include 11 pregnant women, distressed workers, elderly people and three individuals who have been stranded at the airport.
What happens to those who can’t pay? How are returnees selected? How will they be economically reintegrated?(PTI)
What happens to those who can’t pay? How are returnees selected? How will they be economically reintegrated?(PTI)

Covid-19: Getting Indian citizens back home

By Constantino Xavier
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 07:56 PM IST
The repatriation process has once again shown that Indian diplomacy needs greater investment
Students stranded in different countries will be next, followed by everyone else including Indians who were travelling for work, or pleasure. (Photo for representative purpose only)(PTI)
Students stranded in different countries will be next, followed by everyone else including Indians who were travelling for work, or pleasure. (Photo for representative purpose only)(PTI)

Three warships on standby to evacuate Indians from the Gulf

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 01:44 PM IST
These warships include INS Jalashwa and two other amphibious warships, sources said.
Medical team members from the Navy, wearing protective gear, brief airport officials before the evacuation of Indian nationals from Iran and their arrival in India, at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai on March 13, 2020.(AFP)
Medical team members from the Navy, wearing protective gear, brief airport officials before the evacuation of Indian nationals from Iran and their arrival in India, at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai on March 13, 2020.(AFP)

Covid-19: Air India, Indian Navy on standby to evacuate Indians from Gulf

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 11:55 AM IST
Government sources also stressed that “many Indians have contacted the embassies through social media and emails,showing a willingness to return to their homes.
Businesses and travel across the region are in lockdown to stop the spread of the pandemic.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Businesses and travel across the region are in lockdown to stop the spread of the pandemic.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Gulf’s top two economies suffer record declines after Covid-19 hit

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 12:41 PM IST
The non-oil economies of the energy-rich Gulf states are likely going in reverse this year, shrinking in the case of Saudi Arabia for the first time in more than three decades, after the one-two punch of collapsing crude prices and the health emergency.
As countries lock down, migrants are the first ones to bear the brunt.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
As countries lock down, migrants are the first ones to bear the brunt.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Gulf’s massive migrant workforce fears virus limbo

Doha | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2020 02:35 PM IST
“We’ve been in lockdown for the last eight to 10 days, we don’t know when it will end,” said a 27-year-old Pakistani engineer in Qatar beginning a second week under mandatory quarantine.
Wayanad district officials said both persons, belonging to Kalpetta, were spotted at a function and local residents alerted the police immediately.(FILE PHOTO.)
Wayanad district officials said both persons, belonging to Kalpetta, were spotted at a function and local residents alerted the police immediately.(FILE PHOTO.)

Two arrested in Kerala for jumping home quarantine, later released

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthpuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The Kerala government has warned of action, including a 6-month jail term, and asked district officials to deal with those skipping home quarantine sternly.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp(REUTERS)
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp(REUTERS)

Liverpool head to United with widest gulf in years

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 12:26 PM IST
French midfielder Paul Pogba has not yet recovered fully from his ankle injury but there is better news on the fitness of on the fitness of forward Anthony Martial and full backs Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
A handout picture made available by the National Iranian Oil Tanker Company (NITC), shows the reported damage in the hull of the Iranian-flagged ctanker.(AP Photo)
A handout picture made available by the National Iranian Oil Tanker Company (NITC), shows the reported damage in the hull of the Iranian-flagged ctanker.(AP Photo)

Images show damage after mysterious Iran oil tanker attack

Dubai | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 05:36 PM IST
Iran said Friday the ship had been targeted in a missile attack, which has yet to be corroborated. Saudi Arabia denies being involved.
Political risk consultancy Eurasia Group said it did not have firm evidence about who may have been behind the incident.(Reuters Photo)
Political risk consultancy Eurasia Group said it did not have firm evidence about who may have been behind the incident.(Reuters Photo)

Leakage from targeted Iran tanker halted as it heads for Gulf - Report

Dubai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 04:39 PM IST
The tanker Sabiti was targeted on Friday, Iranian media reported earlier, an incident that if confirmed will stoke friction in a region rattled by attacks on tankers and oil installations since May.
Women, including Saudis, are also permitted to rent hotel rooms by themselves, in a break with previous regulations.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Women, including Saudis, are also permitted to rent hotel rooms by themselves, in a break with previous regulations.(Reuters/ Representative Image)

Saudi Arabia allows foreign men and women to share hotel rooms

Riyadh | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 06:39 AM IST
Women, including Saudis, are also permitted to rent hotel rooms by themselves, in a break with previous regulations.
Workers repair a damaged refining tower at Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq crude oil processing plant following a drone attack in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Friday.(Bloomberg Photo)
Workers repair a damaged refining tower at Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq crude oil processing plant following a drone attack in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Friday.(Bloomberg Photo)

After drone attack on Saudi oil facilities, US to send reinforcements to Gulf

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 06:59 AM IST
The Pentagon chief said on Friday an Iranian attack on an American spy drone in June after Tehran seized a British oil tanker, combined with the attack on two Saudi oil installations last Saturday “represents a dramatic escalation of Iranian aggression.”
The recent attack on the massive Abqaiq oil complex in Saudi Arabia is a reminder of India’s over-dependence on the world’s most unstable region. But, the Persian Gulf is still a distance away from war, and the oil prices are unlikely to superspike(REUTERS)
The recent attack on the massive Abqaiq oil complex in Saudi Arabia is a reminder of India’s over-dependence on the world’s most unstable region. But, the Persian Gulf is still a distance away from war, and the oil prices are unlikely to superspike(REUTERS)

India must plan for an oil crisis

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 06:19 AM IST
Incidents like the Abqaiq fire in the Gulf can have instant fallout
Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil processing facility on fire, September 14(AP)
Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil processing facility on fire, September 14(AP)

How to read the volatility in the global oil market | Analysis

By Shreerupa Mitra and Ujjal Das
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 09:31 PM IST
Pinning the loci of oil prices has become trickier, making it difficult for agencies to make any meaningful forecast
The tournament's official logo for the 2022 Qatar World Cup is seen on a building at Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar, September 3, 2019.(REUTERS)
The tournament's official logo for the 2022 Qatar World Cup is seen on a building at Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar, September 3, 2019.(REUTERS)

Qatar unveils 2022 World Cup logo round the globe

Doha | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 10:52 AM IST
The design is a stylised Arabic white unisex shawl with maroon patterning, which is displayed in a figure-of-eight symbolising infinity while creating a heart shape above the words “FIFA WORLD CUP Qatar 2022”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the USD 4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in the Bahraini capital.(ANI/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the USD 4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in the Bahraini capital.(ANI/Twitter)

PM Modi launches $ 4.2 million redevelopment project of iconic Hindu temple in Bahrain

Manama | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 06:08 AM IST
Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the key Gulf nation, offered prayers at the Shreenathji Temple in Manama, the oldest temple in the region, and also the ‘prasad’ that he bought with the RuPay card after launching it in the UAE on Saturday.
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