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The skyline is seen with the Burj Khalifa as ships dock at Port Rashid.(REUTERS / File)

UAE asks listed companies to add at least one woman to board

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 08:13 PM IST
The five biggest companies listed on Dubai Financial Market PJSC and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange have 84 board members, of which only three are women.
India's force and aircraft is participating in the exercise, scheduled from March 3 to 21 at the UAE's Al-Dhafra airbase, for the first time.(Photo: IAF_MCC/ Twitter)
India's force and aircraft is participating in the exercise, scheduled from March 3 to 21 at the UAE's Al-Dhafra airbase, for the first time.(Photo: IAF_MCC/ Twitter)

'Soaring high and united': IAF tweets photos from UAE's Desert Flag exercise

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 01:32 PM IST
The Exercise Desert Flag is an annual multi-national large force employment warfare exercise hosted by the UAE Air Force.
A Boeing 737 Max jet. (AP)
A Boeing 737 Max jet. (AP)

UAE aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 08:20 PM IST
Saif al-Suwaidi, director general of the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority, said the country gave clearance to the planes “as a result of intensive efforts by the authority’s technical committees,” according to the state-run WAM news agency.
This illustration provided by NASA shows the Perseverance rover landing on Mars.(AP)
This illustration provided by NASA shows the Perseverance rover landing on Mars.(AP)

United Arab Emirates publishes first photo from Mars probe

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 04:13 PM IST
The picture, taken Wednesday, shows sunlight just coming across the surface of Mars. It shows Mars' north pole, as well as Mars' largest volcano, Olympus Mons.
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

UAE amends citizenship law for expatriates. All you need to know.

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 06:41 PM IST
  • 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.
(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)

UK bans direct flights to and from UAE, Dubai to London's airline route suffers

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 09:03 AM IST
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
File image of a cricket bat and ball.(Getty Images)
File image of a cricket bat and ball.(Getty Images)

Two UAE players found guilty of trying to fix matches, suspended by ICC

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:10 PM IST
Former UAE captain Naveed and top-order batsman Shaiman were found guilty of two offences each under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code after they exercised their right to a hearing before a tribunal.
The UAE has ramped up its immunisation campaign with the aim of vaccinating more than 50% of its roughly 9 million population before the end of March. (Representative Image)(REUTERS (Representative Image))
The UAE has ramped up its immunisation campaign with the aim of vaccinating more than 50% of its roughly 9 million population before the end of March. (Representative Image)(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Dubai replaces health authority chief as UAE sees surge in Covid-19 cases

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:17 PM IST
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum appointed Awad Saghir al-Ketbi as the new director general of the Dubai Health Authority, replacing Humaid al-Qutami, according to a statement issued on Sunday.
Denmark halts all flights from UAE for five days(Unsplash)
Denmark halts all flights from UAE for five days(Unsplash)

Denmark bans flights from UAE for five days due to unreliable coronavirus tests

Reuters | , Copenhagen
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:23 PM IST
  • On Friday, Denmark's Transport Ministry announced that they will be halting all flights from United Arab Emirates for five days.
Both sides showed interest in the scientific and technical collaborations faster and more reliable forecasts of tsunamis.(ANI Photo)
Both sides showed interest in the scientific and technical collaborations faster and more reliable forecasts of tsunamis.(ANI Photo)

Cabinet approves MoU on scientific and technical cooperation between India, UAE

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 04:01 PM IST
The MoU provides for sharing of knowledge, data and operational products for meteorological, seismological and oceanic services such as radar, satellite, tide gauges, seismic and meteorological stations.
The UAE authorities intend to inoculate 50 per cent of the country's over-9-million population during the first quarter of 2021. In picture - Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.(Reuters)
The UAE authorities intend to inoculate 50 per cent of the country's over-9-million population during the first quarter of 2021. In picture - Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.(Reuters)

Over 1.2 million people in UAE get Covid-19 vaccine: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 03:44 PM IST
"Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our frontline heroes, 1,275,000 vaccinations have already been provided to UAE citizens and residents," the crown prince wrote on Twitter.
A Sinopharm executive said on Thursday detailed data would be released later without giving a specific timeline.(REUTERS)
A Sinopharm executive said on Thursday detailed data would be released later without giving a specific timeline.(REUTERS)

Explainer: What we know about China-made vaccines

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 05:38 PM IST
Authorities approved a vaccine developed by Sinopharm’s Beijing affiliate on Thursday, a day after the developer said interim analysis of its Phase 3 trial showed 79.34% efficacy, without providing details.
A man receives a dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(REUTERS)
A man receives a dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(REUTERS)

Dubai aims to vaccinate 70% of population by 2021 end: Report

By Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The Middle East business hub, which is part of the United Arab Emirates, is seeking to to “reach the herd immunity that is required,” Farida al-Khaja, chairwoman of Dubai’s steering committee for Covid-19 vaccinations, told Reuters.
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)

UAE president forms new Abu Dhabi Supreme Council

Cairo | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:50 PM IST
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.
FILE - In this April 26, 2020 file photo, a commuter wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, sleeps aboard the driverless Metro as it passes the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
FILE - In this April 26, 2020 file photo, a commuter wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, sleeps aboard the driverless Metro as it passes the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

UAE Islamic body approves Covid-19 vaccines even with pork

Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 03:35 PM IST
The decision by the UAE Fatwa Council, the country’s highest Islamic authority, comes amid growing alarm that the use of pork gelatin may hamper vaccination among Muslims who consider the consumption of pork products forbidden under Islamic law.
Pfizer and BioNTech have said their vaccine is 95% effective in preventing the illness. The United Arab Emirates, of which Dubai is a part, has been conducting trials on China’s state-backed coronavirus vaccine and earlier this month said the shot protected 86% of people against Covid-19.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Pfizer and BioNTech have said their vaccine is 95% effective in preventing the illness. The United Arab Emirates, of which Dubai is a part, has been conducting trials on China’s state-backed coronavirus vaccine and earlier this month said the shot protected 86% of people against Covid-19.(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Dubai prepares to offer free Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine shots

Dubai | By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:47 AM IST
Dubai, the Middle East’s business hub, locked down the city for about a month earlier this year to halt the spread of the virus. Its flagship Emirates airline grounded passenger flights and the Expo 2020 exhibition scheduled to start in October was delayed by a year. Flights have since resumed operations.
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.
Gen Naravane is set to hold talks with the military and civilian leadership of both countries(ANI R Raveendran)
Gen Naravane is set to hold talks with the military and civilian leadership of both countries(ANI R Raveendran)

A boost for defence ties in West Asia | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 01:13 AM IST
Gen Naravane’s visit could lead to greater military exchanges, including joint exercises and defence cooperation, with a region that occupies a significant space in India’s national security interests
Jaishankar met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed advancement of cooperation between the two countries.(Photo: DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)
Jaishankar met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed advancement of cooperation between the two countries.(Photo: DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)

S Jaishankar meets UAE counterpart; discusses Covid-19, strategic cooperation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Jaishankar, on the second leg of his six-day three-nation tour to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles, is currently visiting the UAE. He arrived in Dubai on Wednesday night.
External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar’s visit to Bahrain during November 24-25 will be his first visit to the country after assuming office last year.(ANI PHOTO.)
External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar’s visit to Bahrain during November 24-25 will be his first visit to the country after assuming office last year.(ANI PHOTO.)

External affairs minister Jaishankar to visit Bahrain, UAE and Seychelles from tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Since diplomatic engagements were disrupted by the pandemic, Jaishankar has travelled only to Russia for a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and to Japan for a meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad.
A picture shows the UAE's al-Badia Farms in Dubai, an indoor vertical farm using innovative hydroponic technology to grow fruits and vegetables all year round, on August 4, 2020. - Badia Farms is the Middle East's Based in downtown Dubai, the farm’s ground-breaking methods sustainably grow crops without sunlight, soil or pesticides. The farm uses 90% less water compared to open field farming. The company’s vision is to revolutionise the agricultural industry in Middle East to provide a solution for the region’s food security.(AFP)
A picture shows the UAE's al-Badia Farms in Dubai, an indoor vertical farm using innovative hydroponic technology to grow fruits and vegetables all year round, on August 4, 2020. - Badia Farms is the Middle East's Based in downtown Dubai, the farm’s ground-breaking methods sustainably grow crops without sunlight, soil or pesticides. The farm uses 90% less water compared to open field farming. The company’s vision is to revolutionise the agricultural industry in Middle East to provide a solution for the region’s food security.(AFP)

Abu Dhabi to spend $41 million to develop technology to grow food in arid regions

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:34 PM IST
The partnerships include a greenhouse venture focused on growing fruit and vegetables with less water. ADIO will also work with a firm that uses the International Space Station to research producing food in space and extreme climates on Earth.
President Donald Trump had announced that Sudan was being removed from the terror list in exchange for the payment of $335 million as compensation for the victims of terror attacks on US embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam in 1998 and on the warship USS Cole in 2000. However, the delisting requires the approval of the US Congress.(Representational Photo/AFP)
President Donald Trump had announced that Sudan was being removed from the terror list in exchange for the payment of $335 million as compensation for the victims of terror attacks on US embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam in 1998 and on the warship USS Cole in 2000. However, the delisting requires the approval of the US Congress.(Representational Photo/AFP)

India welcomes normalisation of ties between Sudan and Israel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Last month, Sudan became the third Arab state to normalise relations with Israel, after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain
This is the first time that both the agencies pointed to Sivasankar’s direct role in the alleged smuggling case.(PTI)
This is the first time that both the agencies pointed to Sivasankar’s direct role in the alleged smuggling case.(PTI)

HC grants Sivasankar protection from arrest

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 04:10 AM IST
The ED alleged the senior IAS officer was aware of the smuggling activities of the main accused in the case, Swapna Suresh, a former United Arab Emirates (UAE) consulate employee.
Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz listens during a press briefing on the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Representational image.(REUTERS)
Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz listens during a press briefing on the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Representational image.(REUTERS)

Israeli delegation visits Bahrain after agreement to normalise ties

Manama | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 10:38 AM IST
Bahrain followed the United Arab Emirates in agreeing last month to normalise ties with Israel
The chair of Britain's Hay literary festival said Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, that the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival's curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Sheikh Nahyan while working with him. ebreili, File)(AP)
The chair of Britain's Hay literary festival said Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, that the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival's curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Sheikh Nahyan while working with him. ebreili, File)(AP)

UAE minister faces Scotland Yard investigation after allegations of sexual assault arise

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 06:00 AM IST
The alleged victim said the attack occurred when she accepted an invitation to meet the sheikh shortly before the opening of the inaugural Hay Festival Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi makes wearing of Covid-19 tracking device compulsory for international passengers(Twitter/Ash_Stewart_/etihad)
Abu Dhabi makes wearing of Covid-19 tracking device compulsory for international passengers(Twitter/Ash_Stewart_/etihad)

Abu Dhabi makes wearing of Covid-19 tracking device compulsory for passengers at airport and during quarantine

Dubai | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Amid increase of coronavirus cases in UAE, Abu Dhabi airport will now fit passengers with a medically approved wristband or Covid-19 tracking device which will be removed after the 14-days of home quarantine
The announcement comes amid a surge in new Covid-19 cases in the UAE, which reported 1,007 cases on Saturday, its highest since the start of the pandemic. There were 777 new cases on Monday.(REUTERS)
The announcement comes amid a surge in new Covid-19 cases in the UAE, which reported 1,007 cases on Saturday, its highest since the start of the pandemic. There were 777 new cases on Monday.(REUTERS)

UAE announces emergency approval for use of Covid-19 vaccine

Dubai | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:14 AM IST
A phase III trial of a Covid-19 inactivated vaccine developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopham began in the UAE in July and is yet to be completed.
Al Wahda players pose for a photograph prior to the AFC Champions league round of 16 second leg football match.(Getty Images)
Al Wahda players pose for a photograph prior to the AFC Champions league round of 16 second leg football match.(Getty Images)

Virus cases oust soccer team from Asian Champions League

Kuala Lumpur | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2020 09:55 PM IST
United Arab Emirates soccer club Al Wahda had its results wiped from the Asian Champions League on Monday.
For the third consecutive day, the state witnessed protests seeking the resignation of Kerala higher education minister KT Jaleel. Many opposition party workers were injured in baton-charging.(ANI PHOTO.)
For the third consecutive day, the state witnessed protests seeking the resignation of Kerala higher education minister KT Jaleel. Many opposition party workers were injured in baton-charging.(ANI PHOTO.)

Kerala gold smuggling probe: Industry minister EP Jayarajan’s son likely to be questioned

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 07:09 PM IST
A senior official familiar with the multi-agency probe said national agencies will soon question Industry Minister EP Jayarajan’s son in connection with the alleged commission in the Life Mission project brokered by Swapna Suresh, the prime accused in the smuggling case.
A Long March-5 rocket carrying the Tianwen-1 Mars probe lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province.(AP)
A Long March-5 rocket carrying the Tianwen-1 Mars probe lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province.(AP)

China says Mars probe stable; no word on reusable spacecraft

Beijing | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 02:21 PM IST
The administration said that Tianwen-1 was in stable condition, having completed its first mid-course orbital correction early last month.
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