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Indians to benefit as UAE launches ten-year visa programme for ‘exceptional talent’

The new rules also say that students would also be able to secure five-year visas and “exceptional” graduates could remain in the country for 10 years. Right now, students must apply to renew their visa every year.

United Arab Emirates forms new group with Saudi Arabia; Gulf Cooperation Council under pressure with new move

The move comes amid a diplomatic crisis with member state Qatar.


United Arab Emirates prison time dropped for transgender Singaporean, friend

Nur Qistina Fitriah Ibrahim, a transgender woman who has not undergone a sex-change operation, and her friend, freelance fashion photographer Muhammad Fadli Bin Abdul Rahman, were arrested at Abu Dhabi's Yas Mall in United Arab Emirates on August 9.

Drone trouble: Dubai airport shut for over an hour; 22 flights diverted

Dubai International Airport closed its airspace for 69 minutes due to unauthorised drone activity on Saturday and thousands of passengers suffered disruption to their journeys.

Text and context

India-UAE agreement is a result of possibilities opening up in the new West Asia. India must build on them.

Raja-Mandala: Call of the Gulf

In the Gulf, Delhi’s focus remained riveted on coping with the challenges of growing energy dependence on the region and managing the export of its expatriate labour.


US, UAE launch anti-IS online messaging center in Abu Dhabi

The Obama administration has urged Arab allies to do more to combat the media blitz, characterizing the fight on the communications front as a key pillar in the overall effort to defeat the group.

World Cup 2015: On the right side of forty

UAE’s Khurram Khan and Mohammad Tauqir, both 43, are the oldest players at the World Cup.

United Arab Emirates sends squadron of F-16 jet fighters to Jordan

The UAE, which hosts air bases used by US and coalition partners, hasn't commented on suspending its strikes.

Hamstrung Clarke doubtful for Pakistan series

Clarke strained his hamstring in training before the One-day International tri-series against Zimbabwe and South Africa.