UAE’s highest Islamic body clears coronavirus vaccines containing pork gelatin

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates” highest Islamic authority, the UAE Fatwa Council, has ruled that coronavirus vaccines are permissible for Muslims even if they contain pork gelatin. The ruling follows growing alarm that the use of pork gelatin, a common vaccine ingredient, may hamper vaccination among Muslims who consider the consumption of pork products “haram”, … Read more

Pakistani workers banned from entering UAE, know why Indians are being preferred

In a recent move to ensure its national security and law and order, the UAE government has banned workers from 13 nations, including Pakistan, from entering the country till further orders. The order was issued on November 18. The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly reshaping global geopolitics and diplomacy and a number of countries are seizing … Read more

Preferring Indians over Pakistanis, UAE bans Islamabad workers to strengthen its national security

The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly reshaping global geopolitics and diplomacy and a number of countries are seizing the opportunity to take a couple of tough decisions that they would have otherwise faced difficulty in implementing. In a recent move to ensure its national security and law and order, the UAE government, through an order issued … Read more

UAE halts new visas to citizens of Pakistan, 12 other countries over security concerns: Report

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park. A source briefed on the matter told Reuters the visas had temporarily stopped being issued to Afghans, Pakistanis and citizens of several … Read more

US administration advances $2.9 billion drone sale to UAE , say sources

WASHINGTON: The US State Department gave Congress notification it plans to sell 18 sophisticated armed MQ-9B aerial drones to the United Arab Emirates in a deal worth as much as $2.9 billion, people briefed on the notification said. The move comes on the heels of last week`s notification of a potential sale of F-35 fighter … Read more