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UAE declares 2020 'Unique Year for Space Sector'

New York, Oct 20 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has highlighted its intention to make 2020 a unique year for the country's space sector by launching the first Arab probe to Mars. The announcement was made during the official statement made by the UAE delegation to the UN Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (Fourth Committee) on the item pertaining to International c...

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UAE warns citizens against travel to Madagascar

Dubai, Oct 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has warned its citizens against travel to Madagascar after the reported outbreak of pneumonic plague in the African country. The Ministry has taken all necessary preventive measures to instil awareness in this regard, said Fatma Al Attar, an official at the Health Ministry, affirming that there were no pneumonic plague ca...

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Jobs in US, UK no longer lure Indians: Indeed survey

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) There has been a sharp decline among Indians seeking jobs in two top destinations -- the United Kingdom by 42 per cent and US by 38 per cent - attributed mainly to the political situations there, a new survey by top global jobs portal Indeed has revealed. Similarly, there has been a fall in the number of Indians wanting to work even in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...

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UAE participates in World Bank-IMF meetings in US

Washington, Oct 13 (IANS/WAM) The UAE is participating in the annual meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which kicked off here to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development and aid effectiveness. The meetings began on Thursday and brought together...

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UAE terminates diplomatic presence with N. Korea

Abu Dhabi, Oct 12 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has terminated the diplomatic presence of its non-resident Ambassador to North Korea and the Pyongyang Ambassador to the country, calling for a unified front against the country's nuclear programme. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) stated that the measure fitted within the UAE's responsibili...

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India among fastest growing medical tourism destinations: Official

Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS) Estimating that medical tourism in the country can grow to become a $9 billion industry by 2020, a government official on Thursday said India is among the fastest growing medical tourism destinations in Asia. During the early days of medical tourism, the attention was always given to developed countries, said Rita Teaotia, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce. ...

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India thrash Macau to qualify for 2019 Asian Cup

Bengaluru, Oct 11 (IANS) India thrashed Macau 4-1 here on Wednesday to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup football tournament. Rowllin Borges (28th minute) put India ahead in the first half before Sunil Chhetri (60th) and Jeje Lalpekhlua (90+2) found the net after the break. Macau defender Man Fai Ho scored an own goal in the 70th minute while trying to clear a pass into the penalty...

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Chhetri determined to perform at 2019 Asian Cup

Bengaluru, Oct 11 (IANS) Having missed out on the 2015 Asian Cup, India captain Sunil Chhetri is determined to prove himself at the 2019 edition of the continent's premier football tournament. India qualified for the 2019 Asian Cup after thrashing Macau 4-1 in their qualifier at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Wednesday evening. India had failed to qualify for the 2014 AFC Ch...

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Indians shine at Asia Cup cycling

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India claimed nine medals, including five gold on the opening day of the Track Asia Cup at the IG Stadium Complex Velodrome here on Tuesday. Ashwin Patil opened India's campaign by winning gold in the 15km Point Race event in the Junior Men category with 29 points. Ashwin secured five points each in the first four sprints and had an easy win while teamma...

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Qatar files complaint over Saudi threat to passenger flights

Doha, Aug 20 (IANS) Qatar has filed a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) against Saudi Arabia's threat of shooting down Qatari passenger flights, the media reported on Sunday. The complaint criticised a TV report of Saudi Arabia, which Qatar described as attempts to terrorise travelers flying with Qatari national flag carrier, Qatar's news agency (QNA) re...

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Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border for Haj pilgrims

Riyadh, Aug 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qatari pilgrims attend the Haj, the state media reported. The Salwa border crossing had been shut after Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of supporting and funding Islamist e...

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1,500 delegates to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Around 1,500 delegates from over 160 countries will participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30, that will see the US President's daughter Ivanka Trump leading her country's delegation, an official said here on Thursday. The event will see 400 entrepreneurs from India, 400 from the US and 400 from the rest o...

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Qatar launches new direct sea route to Pakistan

Doha, Aug 14 (IANS) Qatar has launched a new direct route between the country's Hamad Port and Pakistan's port of Karachi, state news agency QNA reported on Monday. The new route was launched on Sunday and it will boost trade between the two countries. It will also offer fast and secure corridor for importers and exporters, with transit time of six days from Qatar to Karachi and eight da...

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Israel welcomes US delegation for peace talks resumption

Jerusalem, Aug 13 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel welcomes a delegation that US President Donald Trump will send later this month in an effort to reignite the peace talks. President Trump will soon send his representatives, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, for talks in the Middle East region including in Jerusalem, in an effort to advance the pea...

2 months ago
Israel welcomes US delegation for peace talks resumption

Jerusalem, Aug 13 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel welcomes a delegation that US President Donald Trump will send later this month in an effort to reignite the peace talks. President Trump will soon send his representatives, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, for talks in the Middle East region including in Jerusalem, in an effort to advance the pea...

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Bodies of 4 soldiers killed in Yemen arrive in UAE

Abu Dhabi, Aug 12 (IANS/WAM) The bodies of four Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen belonging to the UAE Air Force were sent here on Saturday, the media reported. The General Command of the Armed Forces in the United Arab Emirates announced the death of four of its soldiers on Friday, who fell while carrying out their routine duties in Shabwah province in Yemen, as their helicopter crash-la...

2 months ago
Bodies of 4 soldiers killed in Yemen arrive in UAE

Abu Dhabi, Aug 12 (IANS/WAM) The bodies of four Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen belonging to the UAE Air Force were sent here on Saturday, the media reported. The General Command of the Armed Forces in the United Arab Emirates announced the death of four of its soldiers on Friday, who fell while carrying out their routine duties in Shabwah province in Yemen, as their helicopter crash-la...

2 months ago
Bodies of 4 soldiers killed in Yemen arrive in UAE

Abu Dhabi, Aug 12 (IANS/WAM) The bodies of four Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen belonging to the UAE Air Force were sent here on Saturday, the media reported. The General Command of the Armed Forces in the United Arab Emirates announced the death of four of its soldiers on Friday, who fell while carrying out their routine duties in Shabwah province in Yemen, as their helicopter crash-la...

2 months ago
Bodies of 4 soldiers killed in Yemen arrive in UAE

Abu Dhabi, Aug 12 (IANS/WAM) The bodies of four Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen belonging to the UAE Air Force were sent here on Saturday, the media reported. The General Command of the Armed Forces in the United Arab Emirates announced the death of four of its soldiers on Friday, who fell while carrying out their routine duties in Shabwah province in Yemen, as their helicopter crash-la...

2 months ago
Bodies of 4 soldiers killed in Yemen arrive in UAE

Abu Dhabi, Aug 12 (IANS/WAM) The bodies of four Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen belonging to the UAE Air Force were sent here on Saturday, the media reported. The General Command of the Armed Forces in the United Arab Emirates announced the death of four of its soldiers on Friday, who fell while carrying out their routine duties in Shabwah province in Yemen, as their helicopter crash-la...

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