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The Trucial States of the Persian Gulf coast granted the UK control of their defense and foreign affairs in 19th century treaties. In 1971, six of these states -

Abu Zaby

,

'Ajman

,

Al Fujayrah

,

Ash Shariqah

,

Dubayy

, and

Umm al Qaywayn

- merged to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They were joined in 1972 by

Ra's al Khaymah

. The UAE's per capita GDP is not far below those of leading West European nations. Its generosity with oil revenues and its moderate foreign policy stance have allowed the UAE to play a vital role in the affairs of the region.

The Trucial States of the Persian Gulf coast granted the UK control of their defense and foreign affairs in 19th century treaties. In 1971, six of these states -

Abu Zaby

,

'Ajman

,

Al Fujayrah

,

Ash Shariqah

,

Dubayy

, and

Umm al Qaywayn

- merged to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They were joined in 1972 by

Ra's al Khaymah

. The UAE's per capita GDP is not far below those of leading West European nations. Its generosity with oil revenues and its moderate foreign policy stance have allowed the UAE to play a vital role in the affairs of the region.
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In times of necessity, and also luxury, a personal finance or credit card can provide a lot of support. Unfortunately, accessing easy credit can also lead to an error in judgement, and eventually excessive debt. For some years, debt has put both UAE residents at long-term risk, with consumers using ...
Apple announced a new iPad at its first event of the year in Chicago with the focus on education. Apple simply refers the tablet as the "new 9.7-inch iPad", and it replaces the iPad released last year. To avoid any confusion, we'll refer to this latest version as the new iPad (2018). Check out our hands ...

The couple initially lived with the man's family, but then moved out to live on their own. A young man's love for his wife caused him to become an addict when he resorted to drugs to get rid of the stress after the woman started misbehaving and visiting nightclubs with other men, a court has heard. The ...
Dubai: Indian schools in the UAE and Gulf countries lobbied hard to prevent a retake of two CBSE exams after the papers were leaked in India, Gulf News can reveal. Last week, India's CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) had said all students would have to reappear for the Class 10 maths ...
The delay follows concerns that the new requirement could slow down the hiring process in the country amid rumours of large backlogs to obtain certificates at some countries' UAE embassies and consulates. Under the regulation, work visa applicants would need to provide a certificate or certificates ...
Dubai: For many people in the UAE, cash is dying. According to the latest data supplied by a market research firm, UAE consumers are increasingly living in a cashless world and abandoning their beloved paper bills and coins in favour of plastic money. From paying for everyday things, restaurant ...

Under the reference: 'The UAE suspends requesting certificates of good conduct from foreign employees', the letter stated that the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - following a "cabinet decision" - will now be suspending the issuing of certificates of good conduct for ...
On Sunday, the UAE made one giant leap to further promote the sciences environment across the country by launching the National Advanced Science Agenda 2031. In a bid to achieve the objectives of the UAE National Agenda 2021 and the UAE Centennial Plan 2071, this new agenda serves to ...
Dubai: A blanket of dust and sand is expected to sweep across the UAE this week, according to national weather forecasters. The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said that strong northwesterly winds will blow over the sea and into the country, which will pick up a significant amount of dust at times.
Dr Al Qasim said the panel debate reviewed the progress achieved in the UAE to enhance access to justice and to identify areas of possible improvement. "It also served as a starting point for a process that would advocate a broadening of issues related to human rights and labour rights for foreign ... workers
I was working in the UAE until December 1 last year when I returned home to India on emergency leave. I have not come back due to family concerns and my visa expired in February. I now want to cancel everything, such as my Emirates Identity Card, so how can I go about that? Also, is it possible to cancel ... workers
The UAE is one place where all religions live in peace and harmony. I urge all faithful to pray for the wellbeing of the UAE leadership, which has allowed all religions to prosper in the country. As this is the 'Year of Zayed', I want to make use of this opportunity to further spread the message of love among ... workers
In the UAE, 8,474 students would have had to re-appear the Class 10 Math exam and 2,713 students from Class 12 for the Economics paper. Aaron George, Grade XII, Our Own Indian School, Dubai, said: "I'm really thankful that the re-exam is cancelled as it would have been really difficult for the students ... workers
While this had upset all CBSE students of these grades in India, in the UAE, it had sent wave of shock and dismay in the student and teacher communities as most Grade 12 students have hardly any time to prepare for their undergraduate entrance examinations that take place for engineering and medicine ... workers
The UAE goodbye is a hard art to master. Each time, it feels a little bit like you are being left behind. Each time, it makes you question how long you yourself intend to stay in this country and how (or indeed, if) you will know when it's your time to move on. In many cases, while you genuinely care for someone ... workers
The weather on Saturday will be generally fair to partly cloudy, and hazy at times. Published: 10:16 March 31, 2018. Staff Report. SMALL; MEDIUM; LARGE. Dubai: Residents can expect hazy weather on Saturday, according to the weather bureau. There is a "chance of widespread dust" as temperatures fall and moderate ... workers
KOCHI The Dubai public prosecution has directed Dubai police to initiate criminal proceedings against five persons of Indian origin on charges of cybercrime and abuse via internet and social media platforms for a campaign against Kalyan Jewellers, said a press statement from the company. The legal ... workers

Money exchange houses in the United Arab Emirates have been ordered by the central bank to raise their standards, after several banks cut ties with them due to concerns about the risk of illicit financial flows. The UAE's huge expatriate workforce and growing business and tourism sectors have made it a ... workers
Four universities in the UAE have been named among the top 31 institutions of higher learning in the Arab region, according to the Times Higher Education's Arab World University Rankings 2018. Khalifa University of Science and Technology was ranked second and the United Arab Emirates University ... workers
Dubai: A new awareness campaign to help eradicate Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the UAE by 2030 was launched on Wednesday, along with a new treatment that provides patients with 95 per cent chance of being cured. The campaign, 'Ready to be Hepatitis C Cured', is being organised by the Ministry of ... workers
Dubai: The UAE's trade will benefit this year from rising oil prices, improved macroeconomic outlook for country's key trading partners, and increased government spending, according to an HSBC research. The HSBC survey, released on Wednesday, shows that 77 per cent of the UAE's businesses project ... workers
The main defendant in the case who stabbed the dead man with a knife was sentenced to seven years in jail while the rest of the men were each given three years in jail after the victim's family pardoned them in return for blood money. The men however challenged the ruling to UAE's top court, which has ... workers
The Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in New York has issued a circular on winter storm on Tuesday to residents living in US, urging them to follow safety precautions as wind-whipped snow ... #UAE Citizens: A winter storm warning is in effect for #NY, #NJ, & #CT from 6AM Wed to 6AM Thurs. workers
The brainchild of Emiratis Abdulla Al Matar, 27 and Khadija Behzad, 32, the start-up organises bespoke tours for expats and tourists in which they get acquainted with UAE's culture, heritage and traditions. The innovative concept bagged the award for the best start-up at the Sharjah Entrepreneurship ... workers
Whether you want to work or simply visit the UAE, several visas are available that can suit your travel plans. While the country issues many other kinds of visas, we're just going to talk about the most common ones. Below are five visas one can use to enter the UAE. workers
NEW DELHI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is keen to give “strategic direction” to its growing relationship with India, according to its Minister of State for Foreign ... Saying security and stability is very important for his country in these “difficult, fluid times”, Dr Gargash said UAE and India would increase its ... workers
ADNOC, which controls nearly all of the proven oil reserves in the United Arab Emirates, listed a stake in its fuel distribution unit at the end of last year. It was thought to be the biggest listing on the Abu Dhabi stock exchange in the past decade. "We're early in the run at ADNOC Distribution… I think from our ... workers
Iraq's foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Mahjoub on Wednesday questioned the validity of the allegations made by the United Arab Emirates Foreign Affairs Minister Anwar Gargash. "These remarks come as an obstacle at a time when Iraq is seeking to strengthen its ties with the UAE," Mahjoob said. workers
Phil Broad, vice president of F&B at Alghanim Industries, said: “It is a hugely exciting time for Wendy's, with the opening of our four new restaurants in the United Arab Emirates this year. The building of the flagship Jumeirah restaurant marks a new era in the Emirates with our largest opening in the UAE to ... workers
Twenty-seven of the 60 projects come from the UAE," says Jeroen C.M. Nijland, commissioner of the Ministry of Economic Affairs at the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), during an interview with Khaleej Times. The NFIA is celebrating its 40th anniversary and 10 years of setting up office in ... workers
Dubai: Contrary to a new study suggesting bottled water may contain microplastics, water sold in plastic bottles across the United Arab Emirates is safe for human consumption as far as the federal agency responsible for product standards and safety is concerned. Emirates Standardisation and Metrology ... workers
On 11 March, United Arab Emirates (UAE)-backed Security Belt Forces announced the successful completion of Operation Sweeping Torrent, aimed at driving out Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) from Yemen's Abyan province. Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our ... workers
Abu Dhabi: Ten thousand Irish expatriates in the UAE who make up the largest Irish community in the Middle East bring both nations closer as they act as ambassadors of their country, according to a senior official. Among them, Irish teachers play a major role in strengthening people-to-people relations, ... workers
Speaking to the Emirates News Agency (WAM) in Paris during his visit to the UAE pavilion at the Paris International Book Fair, Macron said, “The strategic relations between the UAE and France are a role model of successful relations and I hope that culture will take the lion's share of all cooperation ... workers
Hundreds of Egyptians flocked to their embassy in Abu Dhabi and the consulate in Dubai to cast their votes as part of the three-day presidential elections. Wael Gad, Egyptian Ambassador to the UAE, told Khaleej Times that he is proud of the large number of turnouts. "It is something unbelievable, everyone ... workers
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will train Somaliland security forces as part of a deal to establish a military base in the semi-autonomous region, Somaliland's ... President Muse Bihi Abdi said the UAE would train police and military in Somaliland, which wants independence from war-torn Somalia but is not ... workers
Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, the UAE's Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing, has hailed the country's 20th position in the World Happiness Report 2018. She said the ranking is a great achievement, and the result of the country's forward-thinking vision to achieve happiness and wellbeing in the ... workers
DUBAI: Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the second phase of the UAE's Journey of Happiness will run from Mar.15 - 20, culminating with the celebration of the International Day of Happiness ... workers
More recently, he had helped repatriate the body of Manoharan Muthuramalingam, an Indian national who had lived in the UAE without a residence visa for 12 years. In this case, Vatanappally even paid for the repatriation services, including documentation, ticket fare, for the coffin, and the charges for ... workers
The UAE's south and south-western sections recorded minimum temperatures of 22.1 °C in Mezairah and 20.7 °C at Madinat Zayed in Abu Dhabi. The highest temperature was recorded in Mezairah at 37.1 °C at 1.30pm, on Friday while Madinat Zayed recorded 35.4 °C at 2.30pm. One sign of rising ... workers
A company at the forefront of the UAE's rapidly growing cyber security sector has announced the appointment of a new CEO. Faisal Al Bannai, founder of DarkMatter, said Karim Sabbagh would take on the CEO role from April while Al Bannai will become managing director. Sabbagh joins DarkMatter from ... workers
... United Arab Emirates (UAE) federal government through ESMA. The ECAS program is a product certification scheme being implemented by the ESMA as mandated by federal law 28 of 2001. Authorization in the form of an ECAS registration certificate is issued by ESMA to the UAE importer or distributor ... workers
Qatar has informed the United Nations Security Council of yet more airspace violations committed by aircraft of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the third such violation in four months. In a letter sent the UNSC on Friday, Qatari authorities said a Bahraini military aircraft overflew the exclusive economic ... workers
New York: Qatar informed the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General that Qatari marine surveillance saw on Friday, January 19, 2018 an UAE naval ship unload a boat into the Qatari economic zone. The boat then obstructed and kidnapped a Qatari fishing boat that had seven fishermen and a ... workers
Seventy per cent of men and 67 per cent of women aged 15 years and older are considered overweight in the UAE. But the question is, how do you put a whole nation on a diet? In a bid to cut calorie consumption by 20 per cent by 2024 in the UK, the government agency Public Health England (PHE) has ... workers
"We want UAE entities to invest in healthcare, financial services, education and retail etc. The UAE has huge amount of capital and we want that capital to come to Pakistan. Pakistan is a very big market and we want UAE investors to invest there," Zamindar told ?Khaleej Times during an interview. workers
In the past 17 years, Thamarassery has helped repatriate around 4,700 bodies from the UAE and sent to various countries of origin. He said in the course of death, someone has to call the police to report the incident. "The police will talk to Rashidiya Hospital mortuary and the forensic doctors will check and ... workers
The weekend before one of his advisers met with representatives of the United Arab Emirates and Russia in the Seychelles islands to supposedly discuss a possible secret back-channel between the US and Russia, President Donald Trump rejected a $2 billion real-estate proposal from a close Emirati ... workers
Several UAE residents told Khaleej Times on Friday that they were able to access WhatsApp voice calls even others said nothing seems to have changed for them. Residents said they were able to make voice calls to their friends and relatives via WhatsApp, with some claiming that they were able to make ... workers
Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Dr Sultan Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State; Suhail Mohammad Faraj Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy and Industry; Yousuf Mana'a Saeed Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the US; Saeed Al Muhairi, UAE Consul-General in Houston; and Houston City ... workers


 

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