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UAE to build Red Sea port in Sudan

Cairo: On June 21, it emerged that the United Arab Emirates would build a new Red Sea port in Sudan as part of a $6 billion investment package. DAL group chairman Osama Daoud Abdellatif said that the package includes a free trade zone, a large agricultural project, and an imminent $300 million deposit to Sudan's central bank, which would be the first such deposit since the military takeover.

Taliban to sign pact with UAE on running Afghan airports

It emerged on Tuesday that the Taliban would sign an agreement with the United Arab Emirates on operating airports in Afghanistan. The group's acting deputy prime minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar said on Tuesday that the decision was made after months of talks with the UAE, Turkey, and Qatar. He made the announcement in a tweet and later told reporters in Kabul that his government was reviving an airport ground handling agreement with the UAE.

PM Shehbaz to visit UAE for Sheikh Zayed’s condolences

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will pay a visit to the oil-rich kingdom today to express condolences on the death of UAE ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Following the completion of the London huddle, the prime minister will offer his condolences to UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan tomorrow (Sunday), according to a statement from the PM Office. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan established the basis for the UAE, while his eldest son, Sheikh Khalifa, strengthened it and gave it outstanding development, according to the prime minister in a condolence message.  

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed passes away

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates, died on Friday, according to the state news agency WAM. "The Ministry of Presidential Affairs expresses its condolences to the people of the United Arab Emirates, the Arab and Islamic nations, and the entire globe on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates," according to a Wam statement. The UAE government declared three days of public holiday and 40 days of mourning following his death.  

Pakistan, UAE discuss prospects of increasing bilateral cooperation

Abu Dhabi: In a meeting with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif discussed the prospects of propelling cooperation and a range of bilateral, regional, and international issues. The premier met the crown prince in Abu Dhabi during his brief stay in the state after concluding his three-day visit to Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, the crown prince congratulated PM Shehbaz Sharif on his election as the premier of Pakistan and wished him great success serving the post. He also extended best wishes for the continued progress and prosperity of the people of Pakistan.

Al Aqsa clashes: UAE summons Israeli ambassador

Cairo: The United Arab Emirates summoned the Israeli ambassador to protest against clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, the Gulf state's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, emphasized the need "to immediately stop these events (and) provide full protection for worshippers", the ministry said in a statement. She also called for "respect for the right of Palestinians to practice their religious rites, and halt any practices that violate the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Prince William visits UAE

Dubai: On Feb 10, Prince William visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in an official visit on the request of British FM. The visit comes as Britain seeks to deepen trade relations with wealthy Gulf Arab states as part of its post-Brexit strategy. The Prince announced on Twitter that he was looking forward to using the trip to discuss achieving a more sustainable world.

PM Imran Khan condemns Houthis attack on UAE

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and strongly denounced the recent missile attack by Houthis against the United Arab Emirates (UAE). "The prime minister strongly condemned the recent attempted missile attack by Houthis against the UAE on January 30. He commended the timely and effective air defense response of the UAE that saved valuable precious lives," a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.

Houthis fire another missile on UAE

Dubai: On Jan 31, the Gulf state overnight claimed that it had intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthis. The missile was fired during midnight. Despite the missile being fired, Israel's president spoke at Dubai's Expo 2020 world fair on his first presidential visit to the United Arab Emirates.

Israeli President visits UAE

It emerged on Sunday that Israeli President Isaac Herzog arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is his first such visit to strengthen Gulf ties at a time of aggravated regional tensions. The world powers have been trying to revive a nuclear deal with Iran. “I will be meeting the leadership of the United Arab Emirates, at the personal invitation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed [al-Nahyan], the crown prince,” Herzog told.

UAE to call UNSC meeting

It emerged on Wednesday that the Saudi-led military coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels has renewed air raids on the capital, Sanaa. The UAE vowed a tough response to the incident. “The UAE calls on the #UNSC to speak with one voice & join in firmly & unequivocally condemning these terrorist attacks, which were launched in complete disregard of international law,” UAE Ambassador to the UN Lana Nusseibeh wrote in a Twitter post.

Oil prices skyrockets to the highest of history

London: On Jan 18, it was reported that Benchmark oil prices soared to their highest since 2014. It was caused possibly due to the supply disruption after attacks in the Mideast Gulf adding to an already tight supply outlook. After Yemen's Houthi group attacked the United Arab Emirates, supply concerns have risen escalating bitterness between the Iran-backed group and a Saudi Arabian-led coalition.

UAE security official visits Iran

Dubai: On Monday, the United Arab Emirates' senior national security adviser, Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met his Iranian peer and hardline President Ebrahim Raisi in an occasional visit to Iran. The move was aimed at confounding their long-standing discrepancies and improving cooperation. "Improving ties with the regional countries is my government's priority, hence we welcome strengthening relations with the UAE," Raisi told Sheikh Tahnoon, according to Iranian national television.

UAE buys French warplanes worth $19 billion

Dubai: It emerged on Friday that the United Arab Emirates ordered 80 Rafale fighter jets and 12 military helicopters from France. The deed seems an agenda for deepening economic and political connections with France through an arms contract worth 17 billion euros ($19.20 billion). French President Emmanuel Macron began a two-day trip to the Gulf, during which he sealed the deal of the French warplane with the state. He will also visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

UAE Golden Jubilee: Leaders Committed for development

President Sheikh Khalifa, according to the Arabic television news channel Al-Arabiya, has stated that human capital is critical to the UAE's future strategy. It is a flexible set of laws that allows our country to excel in a knowledge-driven economy, world-class healthcare, modern education, integrated modern infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and global competitiveness, allowing us to build a cohesive community.  

US rejects Iranian claims of detaining oil tanker

The Pentagon denied allegations by Iran's Revolutionary Guards that they blocked a US attempt to arrest a tanker transporting the Islamic Republic's oil in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday. "I've seen the Iranian claims, they are absolutely totally false and untrue ... it's a bogus claim," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters.  

UAE: Excluding violence, real life ‘Squid Game’ comes to Abu Dhabi

Fans of the hit Netflix drama can try their luck at children's games at the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) in the UAE capital, but without the deadly consequences depicted in the series. According to Nam Chan-woo, director of the KCC, 338 people already have enlisted for the games, which will take place on Tuesday evening.  

Air Ambulance crashes in UAE, 4 killed including 2 pilots

On Saturday in Abu Dhabi, four people were killed when an air ambulance flown by the emirate's police crashed. Two pilots, a civilian doctor, and a nurse were among the deceased, according to police updates. However, Abu Dhabi authorities were unable to provide any information about the crash's location or cause.

UAE employing Laser Drones to induce rainwater

Dubai has only four inches of rain each year, making summers unpleasant and cultivation almost impossible (the country imports more than 80 percent of its food). As people strive to stay indoors, cool, and hydrated, meteorologists at the country's National Center of Meteorology have introduced a unique method that might make a big difference: employing drones to produce precipitation using laser beams. Cloud seeding is a science that has existed in various forms for several decades. Adding some compounds or chemicals to existing clouds, such as silver iodide, can cause rain or snow.