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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation observed on February 6

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is observed annually on February 6, across the world. Genital Mutilation, or altering the female genitalia for non-medical reasons is prevalent in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world. In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated February 6th as the ..

World Future Energy Summit begins in Abu Dhabi

With 33,500 participants from 170 countries, the 2020 edition of the World Future Energy Summit begins in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Abu Dhabi on Monday, 13th January 2020. The four-day annual Summit is the largest future energy and Sustainability event in the Middle East, which is dedicated to advancing future ..

16 Foreign Diplomats likely to visit Jammu & Kashmir for a 2-day trip

As per media reports, 16 foreign diplomats representing countries from different regions of the world will be on a two day trip to the newly formed union territory of India- Jammu & Kashmir, starting on Thursday, January 09, 2020. The visit is regarded as to see the first-hand efforts made by the Government of India ..

PM Modi awarded UAE’s Highest Civilian Award

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honored with the Order of Zayed which is the highest civilian award of the United Arab Emirates. He was awarded by the Crown Prince of UAE Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on 24th August, 2019. Currently, PM Modi is on the second leg of his three-nation international tour to ..

Operation Sentinel

The United States has announced that the US Central Command (CENTCOM) is developing a multinational maritime, codenamed Operation Sentinel to increase surveillance and security in key waterways in the Middle East. Securing the Navigation The Middle East especially Arabian Gulf Region has become a bone of contention due to the US-Iran tensions. The US is ..

Khashoggi children receive compensation from Saudi Arabia

The children of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi have received million dollar houses in the UK. They have also been given 5 figure compensation. The journalist has 2 sons and 2 daughters. The payments are scheduled to be paid monthly and long term. All the relatives of the late journalist live in the US except for ..

Non-member Observer is correct status of Palestine in United Nations as of December 2018

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki has officially declared that Palestine would apply for full state membership at the United Nations in January 2019. To secure full state membership, the Palestinians need support from at least nine out of the UNSC’s 15 member states. Beside this, Mr Al-Malki would also demand the UNSC implementation of Resolution ..

UAE to host 3rd edition of International Business Conference ‘MahaBiz 2018’

The 3rd edition of acclaimed International Business Conference ‘MahaBiz 2018’ will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 12th and 13th October 2018. MahaBiz is considered a bridge for business opportunities between Maharashtra state and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. GCC is a political and economic alliance of six middle eastern countries. It ..