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Hindu nationalism and Islamic terrorism cast a shadow on Modi’s visit to the Emirates
The Indian leader was in the Emirates on 16-17 August. Both India and the UAE are united in the fight against Islamic fundamentalism. The two sides signed agreements on economic cooperation and investment in new infrastructures. Bilateral trade is expected to grow to US$ 75 billion. During his visit, Modi met Indian expats, and praised the UAE for granting land for a Hindu temple.
05/09/2006 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Weekend shifted in Dubai to be like international markets
The decision, which came into force on 1 September, could also be motivated by the fact that the majority of residents are non Muslim. But official data is lacking about this country with a frenetic growth pace, which is fast becoming the commercial hub of the entire Arab world.
Narendra Modi will be the first Prime Minister of India to visit Israel
India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made the announcement today. The trip could take place this year. India and Israel have had economic and diplomatic relations for over 20 years, with bilateral trade estimated at US$ 4.39 billion.
14/01/2009 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Dubai:1,500 foreign worker visas revoked every day
The global economic crisis is having a strong impact on commercial activity connected to foreign consumers. The drop in oil prices is lowering the cost of food after the spikes of 2008.
22/07/2006 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Illegal "magic" trade thriving in Middle East
The authorities of the United Arab Emirates claim this is the case; they often confiscate objects linked to magic or animist cults, held to illegal because they date back to pre-Islamic periods. Historians warn: this prejudice kills research into ancient cults still widespread in Arabia.
31/05/2007 VATICAN – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Holy See and UAE establish diplomatic ties
A Vatican statement reports that about a million Christians live in the UAE and its constitution guarantees religious freedom. There are seven churches in the country and religious congregations run an equal number of schools.
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