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PM Khan to host luncheon for Abu Dhabi crown prince tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will host a luncheon for the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the old PM House in Islamabad on Sunday, ARY News reported. Sheikh Mohammad, who is also the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is scheduled to arrive on Jan 6. Sources relayed that the prime minister will hold a meeting with the crown prince to discuss bilateral ties and other regional and international issues of mutual interest. Federal ministers, advisers and special…

Foreign Minister Qureshi calls on his UAE counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday called on his United Arab Emirates (UAE) counterpart, Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayad Alnahiyan in Abu Dhabi, said Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Faisal in a tweet. The meeting held on the sidelines of 9th Sir Bani Yas Forum at the UAE's foreign office, discussed to enhance bilateral cooperation and regional issues of mutual interest between both the countries. #SirBaniYasForum FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi met #UAE FM Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayad Alnahiyan @MOFAUAE. The…

UAE postpones Da Vinci unveiling at Louvre Abu Dhabi

DUBAI: The UAE said on Monday it had postponed the unveiling of the Louvre Abu Dhabi's most prized acquisition -- a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, bought for a record $450 million. The painting, which was bought last year, had been due to be unveiled on September 18. But Abu Dhabi's culture and tourism department on Monday announced "the postponement of the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi" in a tweet. "More details will be announced soon," it said. The "Salvator Mundi", a portrait of…

NAB team to arrest Nawaz, Maryam at Abu Dhabi Airport: reports

ABU DHABI/ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has sent its three-member team to Abu Dhabi to take into custody former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz as they touch down the airport. According to reports, the former PM and his daughter will be first shown their arrest warrants before being arrested. The duo will then be moved to Pakistan under NAB team security. Upon reaching the Lahore Airport, sources said, a 16-member NAB team will then take Nawaz and Maryam into custody…

Modi inaugurates first Hindu temple in UAE

DUBAI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday officially launched the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the first Hindu temple in the capital of the UAE. Modi capped a whirlwind visit to the UAE on Sunday, giving a keynote address as guest of honour at the World Government Summit in Dubai. While inaugurating the temple, Modi called it a "testament to tolerance" in the Muslim Gulf nation” Modi praised the United Arab Emirates, home to 3.3 million Indian nationals, for having "harnessed technology" and…