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US magazine article highlights India's emergence as major player in Middle East

The write-up highlighted New Delhi's deep and growing ties with major countries in the region, including Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the Exchange of MOUs/ Strategic Partnership document, at President House, in Cairo on Sunday. (ANI/PIB)
Published on Jul 01, 2023 06:53 PM IST

Eid 2023 date in Saudi Arabia, India: When is Chand Raat and Eid-ul-Fitr?

Eid 2023 date in Saudi Arabia, India: Here's when Ramadan will end and Muslims will mark Chand Raat and Eid-ul-Fitr in Middle East, India, other countries

Eid 2023 date in Saudi Arabia, India: When will Muslims mark Chand Raat, Eid-ul-Fitr in Middle East, India, other nations (Photo by Rayn L on Pexels)
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 08:39 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Protests against Quran burning held across the Middle East

The protests in countries including Pakistan, Iraq and Lebanon ended with people dispersing peacefully.

Followers of the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr raise the Quran, the Muslim holy book, in response to the burning of a copy of the Quran in Sweden, during open-air Friday prayers in Baghdad, Iraq.(AP)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 07:10 PM IST
AP |

International Hummus Day: 5 most craved for hummus recipes, that are a delight

International Hummus Day is almost here and what better way to celebrate than by whipping up 5 of the most craved for hummus dishes, that are sure to delight? Check out their droolworthy recipes inside

International Hummus Day: 5 most craved for hummus dishes, that are a delight (Chef Ajay Thakur)
Updated on May 12, 2022 09:39 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

UAE issues first civil marriage license for non-Muslim couple

Civil marriage in the Middle East, the birthplace of Islam, Christianity and Judaism, is uncommon and usually conducted under a religious authority of one of the three monotheistic beliefs.

UAE flag flies over a boat at Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 27, 2021 10:46 PM IST

Iran seizes ship, ramps up enrichment as Gulf tensions mount

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said it detained the Hankuk Chemi vessel at 10 a.m. local time Monday “due to repeated violations of marine environmental laws.”

A South Korean-flagged tanker vessel which was seized by Iran is seen in Gulf, Iran January 4, 2021.(VIA REUTERS)
Published on Jan 05, 2021 10:41 AM IST
ByBloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai

Luxury industry’s fears go beyond Christmas sales amid Covid-19 lockdowns courtesy Brexit

Retailers are calling on United Kingdom’s Finance Minister Rishi Sunak to reverse a decision to abolish a perk for shoppers from China, the Middle East, the US and other areas outside the European Union as the system lets them reclaim the 20% value-added tax on purchases in the UK

Luxury industry fights to keep tourists in London after Brexit(Twitter/URW_UK)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 08:39 AM IST
ByBloomberg | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Mideast oil gains Indian market share over African grades

Refiners in India, the world’s third biggest oil importer and consumer, have diversified crude imports to improve margins.

Middle Eastern oil imports in October rose 27% from the previous month to 2.7 million barrels per day (bpd) while African imports declined 39% to 439,300 bpd.(AFP Photo)
Published on Nov 25, 2020 06:38 PM IST
New Delhi | ByReuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C

WHO warns of deadly second wave of virus across Middle East

Director of WHO’s eastern Mediterranean region expressed concern that countries in the area were lowering their guard after tough lockdowns imposed earlier this year.

Jordan, Tunisia and Lebanon have reported the biggest single-day death spikes from the region.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 19, 2020 05:58 PM IST
Dubai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Iran imposes travel restrictions on residents from leaving and non-residents from entering as virus deaths hit record

Being hit the worst by Covid-19 in the Middle East, Iran cites orders for travel restrictions following the closure of some public spaces and businesses. Violators to be fined as per the order.

Iran imposes travel restrictions as virus deaths hit record(Twitter/AndyVermaut)
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 10:35 AM IST
Tehran | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

India calls for Middle East countries to stop support for terrorist forces

India has invested much in the peace and stability of the region by deploying its personnel as part of UN peacekeeping forces, through humanitarian assistance, development cooperation and capacity building.

Members of an Israeli tech delegation meet with their Emirati counterparts at a hotel in Dubai. The two countries agreed on visa free travel after the recent peace accord.(AFP. Representational Image)
Published on Oct 27, 2020 09:56 AM IST
New York | ByAsian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Middle East calls for boycott of French products after Macron’s comments

Macron’s comments to not “give up cartoons” came in response to the beheading of a teacher, Samuel Paty, outside his school in a suburb outside Paris earlier this month

In picture - Kuwaiti youths lift placards expressing anger at French President Emmanuel Macron at a rally in front of the country's National Assembly (parliament) in Kuwait City.(AFP)
Published on Oct 25, 2020 08:09 AM IST
Doha | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Hexa signs Vaani Kapoor as brand ambassador and forays into modular kitchens

We chose Vaani as she has got a youth connect, says Vivek Tyagi, Director, Hexa Wood Pvt Ltd.

Vaani Kapoor’s glamorous look while shooting for Hexa Kitchens.(Hexa India)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 03:41 PM IST

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: The thousand-year-old samosa

It is a dish from before the start of the millennium that has travelled the world

For strong and podgy samosa lovers, the Punjabi version is the best(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 08:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Focussed on digitising MSMEs in India, on-boarding more sellers: Amazon

Amazon and other e-commerce players have been aggressively investing in expanding infrastructure and adding solutions to enhance consumer and seller experience.

Recently, Amazon had infused fresh capital to the tune of Rs 2,310 crore into one of its India units, Amazon Seller Services, as per regulatory documents.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 31, 2020 02:18 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

US carrier Nimitz conducts exercise with Indian Navy en route to Middle East

The Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy is currently carrying out drills near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The US navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz receives fuel from the Henry J Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe during an underway replenishment in the South China Sea, on July 7.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Expats leaving Dubai is bad news for the economy

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.

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)
Published on Jun 11, 2020 12:11 PM IST
Dubai | ByBloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh

‘Covid-19 found its way to India via frequently travelled countries in Europe, Middle East’: Study

“There is a close connection between the source of the virus and the countries that are most travelled by Indians,” the study stated.

File photo: Commercial airline staff wearing face masks arrive at IGI Airport in Delhi amid coronavirus lockdown.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Issa Sammak is a digital marketing maverick creating a buzz

Having started from scratch to spread his business in the Middle East, Issa has done it all.

Though there is no dearth of young social media influencers and digital marketers in today’s internet-obsessed world, and internet has left behind traditional media like TV, radio, Newspapers, Books, etc, youngsters like Issa Sammak continue to create a niche space for themselves with their talent and skills.
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 04:19 PM IST

GoAir writes to staff about deferred salaries, says airline ‘left with no choice’

The Indian aviation sector has been badly-hit due to the global health crisis which has led to flights being grounded and all international and domestic travel being stalled amid a nationwide lockdown, which has been extended twice.

GoAir has managed to pay full salaries to 40 per cent of total employees (2,500), it said while the remaining employees are getting paid on a graded or deferred basis.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on May 04, 2020 05:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Can COVID-19 be transmitted through breast milk?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV).

Common signs of infection include fever, cough, running nose, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 02, 2020 05:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDr Prathima Reddy

Jaishankar dials counterparts in Middle East, assures supply of food, essentials

Negative social media posts from fake handles that went viral in some West Asian countries also figured in these conversations and Jaishankar and his counterparts agreed these efforts were aimed at impacting the special relations between India and countries in the Middle East, people familiar with developments said on Friday.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had telephonic conversations with the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Oman on Thursday and with the foreign ministers of Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Palestine on Friday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 10:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Dinner on a doorstep: Reaching the Middle East’s vulnerable in lockdown Ramadan

It’s a time of year when homeless and isolated people in the Middle East can count on hot meals and friendly conversations with strangers.

Majid Al Futtaim CEO Alain Bejjani, center left, and store manager Arnaud Bouf, center, walk through heavy shopping traffic during the coronavirus pandemic in the world's busiest Carrefour supermarket, at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(AP)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Amman | ByReuters

Covid-19: MEA reaches out to Indians abroad, Cong says help students

The ministry gets hundreds of phone calls, emails and messages on social media platforms from people seeking help in flying back as well as for aid in visa renewals.

From March 20, the ministry has received as many as 7,100 calls from Dubai and Abu Dhabi; 450 from Jeddah, 700 from Riyadh, 920 from Oman, over 200 from Qatar.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi

Covid-19: Across West Asia, life in lockdown is a study in contrast

Iran was Middle East’s focal point in the first days of the coronavirus epidemic, where the hotspot was the country’s holiest city of Qom.

Iranians wear protective face masks to check the spread of coronavirus disease Covid-19, in capital Tehran on April 5.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 08:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Mathur

Despite lockdown, king of fruits makes its first consignment to the Middle East

With the peak season currently ongoing, the coronavirus lockdown has restricted transport of mangoes, hence, affecting its sale and export. However, farmers are now being provided help to restore the supply chain.

Mangoes on sale at Market Yard on Sunday. The supply of the fruit to the city has been steady.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 01:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | ByDheeraj Bengrut

Corona highly mutational, outlives vaccine: Experts

At a conference in Chandigarh Press Club, experts said therapy targeting host human protein instead of viral protein may help combat the virus

HT Image
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 12:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

South Korea, the biggest coronavirus hotspot outside China

Chinese authorities insist they are making progress in containing the virus, citing slowing infection rates thanks to unprecedented travel lockdowns and quarantines in or near the outbreak’s epicentre.

South Korea has seen a rapid surge in coronavirus infections since a cluster emerged from a religious sect in the southern city of Daegu last week.(AP)
Published on Feb 24, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Seoul | ByAgence France-Presse

WHO says window of opportunity to stem coronavirus ‘narrowing’ as cases soar

The warning came as Italy moved to close public spaces in ten towns, in a move with echoes of China’s lockdown of entire cities in the province at the centre of the outbreak.

The World Health Organization warned Friday that the window to stem the deadly coronavirus outbreak was shrinking(AP)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 05:51 PM IST
Geneva | ByAgence France-Presse

Coronavirus kills two Iranians, first Mideast deaths

According to YJC news agency, a branch of state television, the pair who died were Iranian citizens and residents of the holy city of Qom.

Two people have died in Iran after testing positive on Wednesday for the new coronavirus(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 20, 2020 12:20 AM IST
Tehran | ByAgence France-Presse
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