Middle East

Jerusalem, Oct 13: Israel’s Cabinet approved a normalization deal with the UAE on Monday and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he and Abu Dhabi’s crown prince had spoken and agreed to meet soon.

Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras has entered the 78th consecutive day of his open-ended hunger strike against Israel’s so-called policy of administrative detention amid deterioration of his health condition.

Dubai, Oct 11: Dubai residents, whose visas expired between March 1 and July 12, will be fined from today after the deadline to renew the visa or exit the country ended on October 10. After the deadline, overstay fines will apply, according to Amer Centre employees and visa consultants in the emirate. Following the UAE Cabinet's decision to cancel all resolutions about the automatic extension of

Kochi, Oct 9: The Public Investment Fund (PIF) under the Saudi Arabian government is planning to invest in the Lulu Group International owned by NRI businessman M A Yusuff Ali. This could be a historical achievement as Abu Dhabi government's holding company ADQ invested in Lulu Group only a month ago.

Doha, Oct 6: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) will provide covid-19 vaccine to everyone in the country who require them free of charge, a senior health official has said.

Dubai, Oct 5: In a bid to make a Guinness World Record, Dubai is all set to unveil the world’s largest fountain on October 22.

Riyadh, Oct 4: The Saudi Arabian authorities resumed on late Saturday the Umrah pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah, the kingdom's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said.

Cairo, Oct 4: Egyptian authorities have unveiled a collection of 59 intact and sealed 26th Dynasty coffins, which were recently unearthed by an archaeological mission at the Saqqara Necropolis.

Dubai, Oct 4: UAE construction giant that built the world's tallest building the Burj Khalifa, Arabtec formally announced that it was going into liquidation after stakeholders found the financial situation "untenable".

New Delhi, Oct 3: India will observe one day of state mourning on October 4 (Sunday) as a mark of respect for the departed dignitary His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said.