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A year later, UAE govt grants birth certificate to interfaith couple’s child

  • The Indian couple was told that according to marriage rules for expatriates in the UAE, a Muslim man can marry a non-Muslim woman but a Muslim woman cannot marry a non-Muslim man
The first application for a birth certificate required for obtaining the UAE visa was rejected by the health department(HT Photo)
The first application for a birth certificate required for obtaining the UAE visa was rejected by the health department(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2021 11:48 AM IST
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Emirati man arrested for stealing camel as gift for girlfriend's birthday

  • When interrogated, the man’s story fell apart, according to police in Dubai. He soon admitted to trespassing on his neighbour’s farm to steal a rare breed of camel for his girlfriend, the report said, settling for the newborn after failing to wrangle an adult.
The owners of the baby camel reported the theft from their farm earlier this month(HT Archives. Representative image)
The owners of the baby camel reported the theft from their farm earlier this month(HT Archives. Representative image)
Updated on Feb 17, 2021 10:38 PM IST
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UAE’s Hope to enter most critical phase of Mars mission: All you need to know

The UAE, China, and the United States launched their Mars probe in July 2020 but Hope will be the first of the trio to enter the orbit of the Red planet.
The first Arab interplanetary mission is expected to reach Mars' orbit on February 9, 2021, in what is considered the most critical part of the journey.(AFP)
The first Arab interplanetary mission is expected to reach Mars' orbit on February 9, 2021, in what is considered the most critical part of the journey.(AFP)
Published on Feb 09, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi

UAE temporarily restricts Covid-19 vaccine to elderly, those with

For the next four to six weeks authorities will try to vaccinate as many elderly people and people with certain diseases as possible. Some other appointments will also be available for other population segments, it added.
A health worker prepares a dose of the Sinopharm Group Co. Covid-19 vaccine. (Bloomberg)
A health worker prepares a dose of the Sinopharm Group Co. Covid-19 vaccine. (Bloomberg)
Published on Feb 07, 2021 05:26 PM IST
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UAE's 'Hope' probe to be first in trio of Mars missions

The United Arab Emirates, China and the United States all launched projects to Mars last July, taking advantage of a period when the Earth and Mars are nearest.
The first Arab interplanetary mission is expected to reach Mars' orbit on February 9, 2021.(AFP)
The first Arab interplanetary mission is expected to reach Mars' orbit on February 9, 2021.(AFP)
Published on Feb 07, 2021 05:21 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Use facts against farm laws' misconceptions, says PM Modi

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
Published on Jan 30, 2021 08:55 PM IST
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UAE amends citizenship law for expatriates. All you need to know.

  • The changes to the law on nationality and passports will allow expatriates to become dual citizens for the first time. Dual citizenship was earlier banned in the Emirates.
The UAE's Prime Minister and ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said this change was made to attract and retain individuals with specialised skills
The UAE's Prime Minister and ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said this change was made to attract and retain individuals with specialised skills
Published on Jan 30, 2021 06:41 PM IST
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UAE plans to offer citizenship to select group of foreigners in a rare move

The announcement said the offer could apply to artists, authors, doctors, engineers and scientists, as well as their families.
The UAE is home to over 9 million people, only a tenth of them citizens.(AP)
The UAE is home to over 9 million people, only a tenth of them citizens.(AP)
Updated on Jan 30, 2021 03:54 PM IST
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UK bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world's busiest international route

Britain is banning direct passenger flights to and from the United Arab Emirates from Friday, shutting down the world's busiest international airline route from Dubai to London.
Britain said it was adding the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda to its coronavirus travel ban list because of worries over the spread of a more contagious and potentially vaccine-resistant Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa.(Unsplash)
Britain said it was adding the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda to its coronavirus travel ban list because of worries over the spread of a more contagious and potentially vaccine-resistant Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 29, 2021 12:53 PM IST
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UK bans direct flights to and from UAE, Dubai to London's airline route suffers

Britain adds the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda to its coronavirus travel ban list, shuts down the world's busiest international airline route from Dubai to London, due to worries over the spread of a more contagious and potentially vaccine resistant Covid-19 variant
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 10, 2020 a passenger wearing a face mask or covering due to the Covid-19 pandemic, arrives at Heathrow airport, west London. - Britain's Transport Secretary Grant Shapps set out new rules which, from next week, will require passengers arriving in England by boat, train or plane - including UK nationals - to take a test up to 72 hours before leaving the country of departure. Failure to comply will lead to an immediate £500 fine.(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 10, 2020 a passenger wearing a face mask or covering due to the Covid-19 pandemic, arrives at Heathrow airport, west London. - Britain's Transport Secretary Grant Shapps set out new rules which, from next week, will require passengers arriving in England by boat, train or plane - including UK nationals - to take a test up to 72 hours before leaving the country of departure. Failure to comply will lead to an immediate £500 fine.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 09:03 AM IST
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UAE cabinet approves setting up embassy in Israel's Tel Aviv

The UAE and Israel agreed to normalise relations in August, a deal forged largely over shared fears of Iran.
President Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony.(AP)
President Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony.(AP)
Published on Jan 24, 2021 10:01 PM IST
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Purchase of F-35 jets, drones from US finalised, says UAE

Letters of Agreement were finalized on Tuesday, according to an emailed statement from the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft is seen at the ILA Air Show in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2018.(File Photo / REUTERS)
A Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft is seen at the ILA Air Show in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2018.(File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 08:59 PM IST
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Indian man wins over USD 54,000 in weekly draw in UAE

Shivin Wilson, who is from Kerala, got five of the six winning numbers right during the draw held on January 16.
US Dollar banknotes are seen in this photo illustration. (REUTERS Photo)
US Dollar banknotes are seen in this photo illustration. (REUTERS Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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Denmark bans flights from UAE for five days due to unreliable coronavirus tests

  • On Friday, Denmark's Transport Ministry announced that they will be halting all flights from United Arab Emirates for five days.
Denmark halts all flights from UAE for five days(Unsplash)
Denmark halts all flights from UAE for five days(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 04:23 PM IST
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UAE Air Force to help 3 Rafale fighters reach India, 7 more in April

  • India and the UAE are expected to take bilateral ties to the next level with the two countries, along with France, discussing conducting trilateral military exercises
PM Narendra Modi has led India's effort to deepen ties with UAE and other Gulf countries after he came to power in 2014(Reuters File Photo )
PM Narendra Modi has led India's effort to deepen ties with UAE and other Gulf countries after he came to power in 2014(Reuters File Photo )
Updated on Jan 22, 2021 06:53 AM IST
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Indian woman dies in UAE after husband accidentally rams car into her

Liji was standing in front of the car, giving her husband directions to park it, when the vehicle accidentally raced forward, trapping Liji against the compound wall, said Sajad Nattika, president of the Indian Association, Umm Al Quwain.
Liji and her husband (name withheld) had gone for a health check-up at a community hospital on Saturday, The Gulf News reported quoting a source close to the family.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/representative use)
Liji and her husband (name withheld) had gone for a health check-up at a community hospital on Saturday, The Gulf News reported quoting a source close to the family.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/representative use)
Updated on Jan 18, 2021 04:37 PM IST
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Family of Hyderabad woman confined in UAE seeks Centre's help for repatriation

According to the family, a native to Mahbubnagar in Telangana, the woman is forced to work as housemaid for livelihood in UAE.
The woman cannot come back to India as her agent-husband did no give her passport or any other identification proofs.(Representational photo)
The woman cannot come back to India as her agent-husband did no give her passport or any other identification proofs.(Representational photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2021 01:39 PM IST
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ANI | , Hyderabad

Indian expatriates, stranded in UAE, reach residences in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

Around 600 Indians residing in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait were forced to take shelter in two community groups in the UAE after the airport closures were announced late last year, the Gulf News reported.
Last week, the airports were reopened and most of the Indian expatriates -- mostly blue-collar workers -- started flying back to their residences in the two Gulf countries.(PTI | Representational image)
Last week, the airports were reopened and most of the Indian expatriates -- mostly blue-collar workers -- started flying back to their residences in the two Gulf countries.(PTI | Representational image)
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 08:17 PM IST
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UAE starts trials of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine as cases rise

The human trial, announced in October before the recent rise in cases, is initially seeking up to 500 volunteers to be vaccinated at a hospital in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The UAE is also conducting Phase III trials of a vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm).(Reuters)
The UAE is also conducting Phase III trials of a vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm).(Reuters)
Published on Jan 07, 2021 07:08 PM IST
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Dubai | ByReuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C

India welcomes restoration of ties between Qatar and four other Arab states

The four countries had cut ties with Qatar in 2017 and imposed a partial blockade, accusing the gas and oil-rich state of backing acts of terrorism. Qatar, which had angered the other states because of its close ties with Iran and the broadcasts of the Al-Jazeera news channel, had dismissed these allegations.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani during the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 41st Summit at Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani during the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 41st Summit at Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 09:41 PM IST
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Israel names first acting envoy to UAE as nations expand ties

Na’eh served as ambassador to Turkey from 2016 to 2019 and was previously Israel’s top diplomat in Azerbaijan and deputy head of mission in London.
Na’eh will have the title of charge d’affaires, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the appointment, as the countries build ties following September’s normalization agreement.(Reuters representative image)
Na’eh will have the title of charge d’affaires, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the appointment, as the countries build ties following September’s normalization agreement.(Reuters representative image)
Published on Jan 05, 2021 05:11 PM IST
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Indian expat in UAE bags Guinness World Record with 8.2 sq mt giant pop-up greeting card

Ramkumar Sarangapani, a Dubai resident, now holds the most number of world records by an individual in the UAE and India, the Gulf News reported.
(@GWR/Twitter screengrab)
(@GWR/Twitter screengrab)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 08:41 PM IST
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Dubai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

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

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
Watch LIVE celebrations of NYE at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and latest travel advisory here(Twitter/TimeOutDubai)
Watch LIVE celebrations of NYE at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and latest travel advisory here(Twitter/TimeOutDubai)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 08:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

UAE airlines under scanner for air bubble violations

A transport bubble or air bubble arrangement is a temporary arrangement between two countries aimed at restarting commercial passenger services when regular international flights are suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A senior official from the ministry of civil aviation, requesting anonymity, said that under an air bubble arrangement, any airline operating between two countries can only carry passengers from point to point.(HT file photo)
A senior official from the ministry of civil aviation, requesting anonymity, said that under an air bubble arrangement, any airline operating between two countries can only carry passengers from point to point.(HT file photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 01:14 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAnvit Srivastava

UAE president forms new Abu Dhabi Supreme Council

The current Supreme Petroleum Council, which regulates petroleum-related policies, will be merged with this new council, the Abu Dhabi media office said in a tweet.
Supreme Council members will continue to exercise their role as ADNOC board members until a new board is appointed, the media office said.(Bloomberg)
Supreme Council members will continue to exercise their role as ADNOC board members until a new board is appointed, the media office said.(Bloomberg)
Published on Dec 27, 2020 09:50 PM IST
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Cairo | ByReuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

India, UAE relations soar high in 2020

The growing strategic relations between the two countries were reflected in two high-level visits from India – External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in November and Chief of Army Staff Gen. M M Naravane in December.
Jaishankar met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed advancement of cooperation between the two countries.(DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)
Jaishankar met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed advancement of cooperation between the two countries.(DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 06:52 AM IST
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Dubai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

12-year-old UAE-based Indian boy creates record for identifying most airplane tails

Siddhant Gumber, an Abu Dhabi-based homeschooled boy identified 39 aeroplane tails in 60 seconds.
Siddhant Gumber, who hails from Haryana, was earlier recognised by the ‘India Book of World Records’.(Guinness World Records)
Siddhant Gumber, who hails from Haryana, was earlier recognised by the ‘India Book of World Records’.(Guinness World Records)
Published on Dec 24, 2020 05:54 PM IST
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Dubai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

UAE top diplomat acknowledges visa restrictions on Pakistan

The Emirati and Israeli governments are hammering out a mutual visa waiver agreement to grant Israeli tourists visas on arrival.
Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed “the temporary nature of recent restrictions imposed on the issuance of visas due to the outbreak of Covid-19”.(PTI file photo)
Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed “the temporary nature of recent restrictions imposed on the issuance of visas due to the outbreak of Covid-19”.(PTI file photo)
Published on Dec 21, 2020 01:58 PM IST
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Dubai | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Saudi, UAE govt spyware targets phones of Al-Jazeera journalists: Report

Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto said it traced malware that infected the personal phones of 36 journalists, producers, anchors and executives at Al-Jazeera back to the Israel-based NSO Group.
An Al-Jazeera anchor had filed another lawsuit in the US, alleging that the NSO Group hacked her phone through WhatsApp over her reporting on Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.(Reuters representative image)
An Al-Jazeera anchor had filed another lawsuit in the US, alleging that the NSO Group hacked her phone through WhatsApp over her reporting on Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.(Reuters representative image)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 12:35 PM IST
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Dubai | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Ease of business ranking: World Bank staff pressured to ‘manipulate’ data

Members of the team that put together the Doing Business report cited undue pressure -- both directly and indirectly -- to manipulate data for 2018 and 2020, the World Bank said.
Wednesday’s report didn’t identify those responsible for the irregularities nor their possible motives.(PTI File Photo)
Wednesday’s report didn’t identify those responsible for the irregularities nor their possible motives.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 02:30 AM IST
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