United Arab Emirates: News | Page 1

30 Jun 2019


Dubai ruler's wife, Princess Haya, flees UAE with money, kids

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's wife, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, has reportedly fled the United Arab Emirates (UAE) along with her two children and £31 million after the break-up of their marriage.

20 Apr 2019


Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

A global team of experts will begin reviewing next week how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

20 Apr 2019

Donald Trump

Trump, Libyan-warlord Haftar talk on phone, "discuss ongoing counter-terrorism efforts"

US President Donald Trump spoke this week with Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan warlord fighting to capture the capital Tripoli, the White House said yesterday.

12 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

PM Modi receives highest civilian award by the Russian government

On Friday, the Russian government awarded Prime Minister Narendra Modi with their highest civilian award, 'Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle'.

06 Apr 2019


Here's a look at Reliance Jio's unlimited international roaming plans

Reliance Jio is surely one of the best telecom service providers in India. Led by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, the company has disrupted the domestic market by offering unlimited call and data plans at affordable prices.

26 Feb 2019


Core internet infrastructure plagued by 'multifaceted' attacks: Details here

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which is the organization responsible for managing internet addresses, claims the core infrastructure of the internet is under attack.

16 Jan 2019


Taliban threatens to end talks with US: Here's why

The Taliban yesterday threatened to end contact with the US if they deflect from the issue of foreign force withdrawal from Afghanistan.

11 Dec 2018


UAE man calls fiancee 'idiot' on WhatsApp; fined Rs. 4L

Fights, jokes, and name-calling are quite common among couples.

Warne praises Kashmiri boy's 'ball of the century'

Shane Warne took notice of a seven-year-old boy from Kashmir, who has taken the internet by storm with his bowling.

04 Dec 2018


#AgustaWestlandScam: Chopper deal 'middleman', Christian Michel, being extradited to India

Alleged AgustaWestland chopper scam middleman, Christian James Michel, who is wanted by several Indian investigative agencies, is reportedly being extradited from the United Arab Emirates to India tonight.

02 Dec 2018


#InnovationAlert: An underwater Rail Network to connect UAE and India?

United Arab Emirates, a land of innovations, is mulling an underwater rail network to connect the nation with India.

22 Nov 2018


Woman kills boyfriend, feeds cooked body-parts to construction workers, dogs

A love story-turned-revenge tale isn't new, but this Moroccan woman took it to a new level.

01 Sep 2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is planning to turn Qatar into an island

A Saudi official has hinted the Kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighboring Qatari peninsula into an island, amid a diplomatic feud between the Gulf nations.

18 Aug 2018


UAE extends helping hand in Kerala's hour of need

Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has come out in support for flood-hit Kerala and ordered the formation of an emergency committee to provide relief to the victims.

25 Jun 2018

Sri Lanka

Women's cricket: India face New Zealand in World T20 opener

The Indian women's cricket team will begin their ICC Women's World T20 campaign against New Zealand.

23 Jun 2018


Dubai-Mumbai busiest international route; witnesses 2.5mn passengers in FY 2017-18

The Dubai-Mumbai air sector witnessed the highest flow of passengers at about 2.5 million during the 2017-18 financial year, primarily led by migrant workers, according to data released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

12 Jun 2018

Priyanka Chopra

UAE: Call for sacking of Indian-origin chef after 'anti-Islam' tweet

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) residents are calling for the sacking of Indian-origin chef Atul Kochhar for his "anti-Islam" tweet.

ICC inducts new members in ICC ODI rankings

In a massive boost to international cricket, the ICC has included Nepal, Netherlands, Scotland and the UAE in its ODI rankings list.

25 May 2018

Jet Airways

Delta Air Lines to resume non-stop NY-Mumbai flights after 9-year-gap

America's Delta Air Lines on Friday announced resuming its non-stop services from New York to Mumbai next year after it had suspended the services to Mumbai in 2009, blaming Middle Eastern carriers for hurting its ability to operate in parts of Asia.

11 May 2018


US imposes fresh sanctions on Iranian entities

Just days after backing out from the Iran nuclear deal, and amid rising tensions in the Middle East, the US has now imposed fresh sanctions on six people and three companies with ties to Iran's elite military force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

15 Apr 2018

Andhra Pradesh

UAE-based business group seeks Rs. 10,000cr investment in Andhra Pradesh

The UAE-based Business Leaders Forum (BLF) has sought investments of up to Rs. 10,000cr in Andhra Pradesh with the partnership of the state government to spur growth in avenues such as food park, medical city, large infrastructure project.

US: Indian-engineer pleads guilty to raising money for al-Qaeda leader

A 38-year-old Indian engineer in the US state of Ohio, accused of funding a top al-Qaeda leader, has pleaded guilty to concealment of financing of terrorism.

15 Mar 2018


Despite terrorism, Pakistan is happier than India

Pakistanis are happier than Indians, according to 2018 World Happiness Report, which has ranked India's neighbor 58 places ahead of it.

03 Jan 2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, UAE introduce VAT; not tax free anymore

In the new year, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have become the first nations in the Gulf region to introduce value-added tax (VAT).

07 Dec 2017


UAE launches first program for manned space missions

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has kick-started a program for its first manned mission to space.

05 Oct 2017


Telangana to introduce law curbing the Arab-Indian child bride nexus

The Telangana government plans to introduce a law to end the exploitation of minor girls by Arab sheikhs.

10 Sep 2017

Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia suspends talks with Qatar over protocol row

Saudi Arabia has suspended dialogue with Qatar, shortly after a phone call between Qatar's emir and the Saudi crown prince.

28 Jun 2017

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia unrelenting on harsh demands against Qatar

Saudi Arabia remained adamant that its demands on Qatar were non-negotiable, as the US and Kuwait mediated talks between the various parties in ongoing Qatar crisis in Washington, DC.

10 Jun 2017


IS warns Saudi Arabia of violence, says 'turn will come'

The IS threatened Saudi Arabia of attacks in the near future.

19 May 2017


Orkut founder's app Hello, now available for India

Hello, a new social media platform launched by Orkut founder Orkut Büyükkökten in August 2016, is now available for use in India. The company said the India app is till under testing.

20 Apr 2017


Trump's travel ban forces Emirates to cut flights to US

Emirates announced that it would be reducing the frequency of flights to 5 US cities from May.

06 Mar 2017


India planning special food zones for UAE

To address UAE's food security interests, India is working on what is called a "farm-to-port" project, where crops would be produced keeping in mind a specific UAE market.

17 Feb 2017


India to play Pak in Emerging Cup, Bangladesh

India and Pakistan will play each other in an U-23 ODI tournament, the Emerging Cup, to be held in Bangladesh.

17 Feb 2017


CII: India-UAE trade to touch $100 billion by 2020

The Confederation of Indian Industries stated that India-UAE trade would touch $100 billion by 2020, almost double that of the current $60 billion.

17 Feb 2017


India down to 143 in Economic Freedom Index

India has ranked 143rd in the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom report due to "uneven" market oriented reforms.

31 Jan 2017

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to introduce taxes for citizens

Reeling from the fallout of the massive fiscal deficit in the kingdom last year, Saudi Arabia's cabinet approved the unified agreement on Value Added Tax and selective taxes in the Gulf Cooperation Council states.

26 Jan 2017


UAE-India sign 13 strategic energy, trade, security pacts

Further cementing their strategic ties, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed 13 agreements in principal areas like defence, security, trade and energy.

11 Jan 2017

Narendra Modi

UAE Crown Prince to be India's Republic Day chief guest

UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the Chief Guest at this year's Republic Day parade; for the first time, a marching band from the UAE's defence forces will join the parade on Republic Day.

Indian billionaires to promote Super Fight League in India

The Super Fight League (SFL) has joined hands with Indian billionaires like Aditya Munjal, Amit Burman, Keshav Bansal, Achin Kochar and others to promote the world's first Mix Martial Arts league in India.

05 Dec 2016


Iran's Supreme Court confirms tycoon Babak Zanjani's death sentence

The Supreme Court of Iran has confirmed well-known billionaire tycoon Babak Zanjani's death sentence, according to the country's state media.