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The world’s oldest known natural pearl discovered in Abu Dhabi

The oldest known natural pearl in the world has been discovered by Abu Dhabi archaeologists working at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi. The pearl is dubbed as the ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl’. It was found in layers that have been radiocarbon dated to 5,800-5,600 BCE, during the Neolithic ..

UAE announces establishment of 1st graduate-level, research-based AI university in world

UAE announced the establishment of the first graduate-level, research-based AI university  – Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence( MBZUAI) – in the world. The MBZUAI will enable graduate students, businesses and governments to advance the artificial intelligence field. The University is named after Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi ..

Lieutenant-General Abhijit Guha to lead UN mission in Yemen

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha as the head of the UN observer mission in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah. UN Mission at Hodeidah Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha has been appointed as the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and head of the United Nations Mission to support ..

Abhijit Guha appointed to lead United Nations’ Mission in war-hit Yemen

Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and head of the United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). He has been tasked with leading the UN oversight of a ceasefire agreement between Yemen’s government and the Iran-backed Houthi ..

Navdeep Singh Suri bestowed with UAE’s First Class Order of Zayed II award

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has bestowed the First Class Order of Zayed II award on Indian Ambassador Navdeep Singh Suri. The award is given in recognition of his contribution to the development and strengthening of friendly relations and co-operation between the two countries. It is a rare honour given to any ..

India co-hosts 8th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER8) with UAE

India is the co-host along with UAE at the 8th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER8) in Abu Dhabi. Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is participating in the 3-day conference which will debate energy security in the age of change with a view to empower responsible growth in Asia and the world.

Narendra Modi conferred with UAE’s highest civil honour ‘Order of Zayed’

On 23rd August 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a 3-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain. During the visit, PM Modi will receive the the UAE’s highest civil honour ‘Order of Zayed”. The honour was conferred to him in April 2019 in recognition of his distinguished leadership that ..

International Security Alliance

The International Security Alliance (ISA) was established in February 2017 for combating organized and transnational crimes. The alliance headquartered at Abu Dhabi, UAE is an international collaboration of Ministries of Interior and working groups working together to combat organized and transnational crime. The members of the alliance are: United Arab Emirates French Republic Kingdom of ..