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Generel visa for Central Asia

Introduction of a single Silk Visa in the territory of the Central Asian region could be the expansion of many-sided beneficial cooperation, the development of the tourism sector, and the strengthening of cultural and economic ties. According to the overwhelming majority of specialists and analysts, the introduction of a single …

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Attractive Uzbekistan

I am an ordinary young man, my great hobby is travelling. I am at the age of 35 and I have visited more than 50 countries all over the world so far. Recently I have visited Uzbekistan – the pearl of the East. Here I would like to share my …

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UAE anchor of peace, CICA summit

The United Arab Emirates, since its establishment, has been an anchor for peace and stability in a volatile region that is now in a dire need of immediate solutions to counter extremism and terrorism and promote tolerance and mutual understanding, said a top official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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UAE opposed to hate-speech at UN

Earlier this week, Dr. Sultan Al Remeithi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Elders, reaffirmed the UAE’s commitment to combating hate speech across all mediums and safeguarding religious sites in meetings with senior UN officials. “This year, the world witnessed an increase in horrifying terrorist attacks on places of …

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Churches and monasteries open in UAE

The Church and Monastery on Sir Bani Yas Island, the only early Christian site yet discovered in the UAE, has reopened its doors to visitors following the implementation of conservation measures and site enhancements by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). The inauguration ceremony …

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Political Empowerment in the UAE forum launched

The UAE Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs, MFNCA, and the Higher Colleges of Technology, HCT, launched today the inaugural edition of the ‘Political Empowerment in the UAE’ forum across five emirates, aimed at promoting a culture of political participation among the country’s citizens. Using video conferencing technology, …

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UAE at first ever UN-HABITAT assembly

The United Arab Emirates has successfully delivered its central objectives for the first UN-HABITAT assembly in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The UN-Habitat Assembly took place 27th to 30th May and convened all UN Member States, as the world’s highest-level decision-making body on sustainable urbanisation. Under the theme, ‘Innovation for a …

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UN praises UAE for women empowerment

Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, Liaison Office in Abu Dhabi, has welcomed the success of a training programme launched by the UAE to enable Arab women to conduct peacekeeping operations. During her speech marking …

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ShiBboLeTh and India

A message about Silvio Gesell, author of The Natural Economic Order, and the mind behind Money with Demurrage, was received approvingly Friday by The New Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. The message was sent by Angel NicGillicuddy author of ShiBboLeTh the book. India has a history of supporting the …

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UAE launches Al Maha Diplomacy

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, EAD, have launched the joint ‘Al Maha Diplomacy’ initiative to preserve local biodiversity. As part of the initiative, the three entities seek to introduce the international …

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Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has presented the third annual Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support, SIARA, to Amel Association International, a non-sectarian Lebanese NGO, at an awarding ceremony, held at the Sharjah Police Academy on Wednesday. The …

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The Invisible Theatre

By Gouthama Siddarthan*   The other day I happened on a performance of ‘Annanmaar koothu’ (Elder Brothers Theatre), one of the Tamils’ antediluvian folk story-in-songs.  This folk form assumes significance, deeply rooted in the western part of Tamil Nadu, that is, Kongu region, and narrating aesthetically designed battlefield scenes conjuring …

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