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UAE and China agree to establish strategic partnership

Abu Dhabi, July 21 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and China have agreed to enhance cooperation in all fields to higher levels and forge overall strategic partnership that would contribute to cementing and intensifying cooperation and boost development and prosperity. The two countries in a joint statement on Saturday on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United Arab Emirates stressed their ...

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China, UAE pledge further people-to-people exchanges

Abu Dhabi, July 20 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China pledged on Friday to strengthen their people-to-people exchanges as they agreed to lift bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership. The decision was taken during the talks the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping had with UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum an...

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UAE's Etihad Airways, Chinese company ink cooperation deal

Dubai, July 20 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Etihad Aviation Group on Friday said that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation with China's Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company (JOCIC). The MoU, signed by Etihad Aviation Group CEO Tony Douglas and JOCIC Chairman Luo Hua, pushes for cooperation on a wide range of areas to better ...

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Houthis using key Yemen port to import arms: UAE envoy

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Houthis, the Shia majority armed group allegedly allied to Iran, is using a key port in war-torn Yemen to import arms instead of allowing in aid material, UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has said. The Houthis now are actually using the port of Hudaydah to import weapons and arms, Albanna told IANS here. Also they are confiscating all the intern...

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India need not fear oil shortage: UAE envoy

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India's energy security in jeopardy, UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying his country as well as Saudi Arabia can fill in if supply from Iran is disrupted. In the international market, the law of demand and supply controls the prices, Albanna told IANS here in an exclu...

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Agusta case: Indian authorities fail to produce evidence against Michel in UAE court

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) In a setback to efforts to extradite British national Christian Michel James -- one of the alleged middlemen in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case -- Indian authorities failed to produce any evidence before the UAE courts within the stipulated time, according to the lawyer of the accused. The Indian government was supposed to produce eviden...

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UAE free zone inks deal to promote trade ties with China

Dubai, July 11 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the biggest free trade zone in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Council For the Promotion Of International Trade (CCPIT), authorities said on Wednesday. The agreement with CCPIT, China's national foreign trade and investment promotion agency, was reached during DMCC's...

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ED seeks court order declaring Nirav Modi, Choksi fugitives

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) The ED on Wednesday approached a special court here seeking its order to declare diamond merchants Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi -- both accused in over Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud case -- as fugitives because they fled from India a month before they were named in the multi-crore fraudulent case. The Enforcement Directorate filed t...

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Sri Lanka, UAE to ink pact to expand investment promotion

Colombo, July 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday agreed to complete the Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of Investment (APPI) as early as possible to expand investment and trade cooperation between the two countries. A statement from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, quoting UAE's Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ahmad Ali Al Mualla, said Sri Lanka a...

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UN chief picks American as deputy special envoy to Libya

Tripoli, July 3 (IANS/AKI) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed US State Department official Stephanie T. Williams as his deputy special representative for political affairs in Libya, the UN mission to the country UNSMIL announced. Williams was formerly charge d'affaires at the US embassy in Tripoli and has over 24 years of experience in government and international affair...

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UAE to tow Antarctic icebergs for water need by early 2020

Dubai, July 2 (IANS/WAM) A local firm has launched an official website on United Arab Emirates (UAE)-Iceberg Project to highlight the upcoming stages and benefits in environment and economy. The National Advisor Bureau Limited put forward the project of towing icebergs from Antarctica to the UAE coasts during the first quarter of 2020 to leverage them as new sources of water in the regio...

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UAE to tow Antarctic icebergs for water need

Dubai, July 1 (IANS) A United Arab Emirates (UAE) firm has launched an official website for a project to tow icebergs from Antarctica to the UAE coasts during the first quarter of 2020 to leverage them as new sources of water in the region. The National Advisor Bureau Ltd put forward the UAE-Iceberg Project to highlight the upcoming stages and benefits in environment and economy, Xinhua ...

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Telangana keen to collaborate with UAE in blockchain

Hyderabad, June 29 (IANS) Telangana is keen to collaborate with United Arab Emirates (UAE) in blockchain technologies, state IT Minister K. T. Rama Rao said on Friday. He was talking to Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan who visited T-Hub, India's largest startup incubator and appreciated the innovations being done here. ...

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Abu Dhabi 'smartest city' in Middle East: Study

Abu Dhabi, June 29 (IANS) Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has topped the list of smart cities in the Middle East and Africa, the city's Department of Culture and Tourism said on Friday. Covering 50 international cities, a report by McKinsey Global Institute titled Smart Cities: Digital Solutions for a More Livable Future views how cities all over the world use techn...

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UAE proposes to set up consulate in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, June 28 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday proposed to set up a consulate in Hyderabad. This was conveyed by UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao in their meeting here. Rao welcomed and consented for establishing of consulate. According to a sta...

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Choksi exported low-quality goods at inflated prices: ED

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Gitanjali Group chief Mehul Choksi exported abysmally low quality goods at inflated prices to dummy companies abroad and the group's books were manipulated by using third-party remittance system, the ED said in its chargesheet filed on Thursday in a Mumbai court. The Enforcement Directorate also alleged that fabricated debtors were used to manipulate continuation o...

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Choksi siphoned funds received as LOUs to overseas firms

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said that Gitanjali Group chief Mehul Choksi siphoned off funds received as LOUs from banks to his overseas companies through alleged foreign suppliers. Funds of LOUs (Letter of Undertaking) obtained fraudulently were siphoned off through their alleged overseas suppliers namely -- 4C's Diamonds Distributors in Hong Kong,...

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Iran dismisses US efforts to ban Iranian oil as 'futile'

Tehran, June 28 (IANS) The US efforts to ban Iran's oil exports will be futile as it is not an easy task to block the country's crude from the global market, an Iranian oil official said on Wednesday. Although some European companies, such as Shell and Total, have stopped buying Iranian oil over the past few weeks, Iran is still exporting oil to Europe, Asia and elsewhere in the world, o...

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UAE's Emirates to build world's largest vertical farm in Dubai

Dubai, June 26 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) flagship carrier Emirates Airline has launched a joint project with US Crop One Holdings to build the world's largest vertical farming facility near Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport, it was announced on Tuesday. Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC), the flight catering division of Emirates, and Crop One, a leading global vertica...

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UN agency for Palestine refugees seeks $250 mn

United Nations, June 26 (IANS) The UN agency for Palestine refugees has sought nearly $250 million to meet its funding shortfall for the year, the agency's chief said. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Pierre Krahenbuhl, commissioner general of the agency, asked for generous donations by member states, Xinhua reported. The agency, officially known as the United Nations Relief and ...

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