UAE troops to participate in Pakistan Day parade

In this file photo, Pakistani Navy helicopters fly past during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 20 March 2018
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UAE troops to participate in Pakistan Day parade

ISLAMABAD: An Emirati military contingent will for the first time participate in Pakistan Day on March 23.
The military parade marks the passing of a resolution in 1940 for a nation for Muslims separate from India.
Emirati participation “shows the strengthening ties between the UAE and Pakistan,” analyst Qamar Cheema told Arab News.
Last year, Saudi troops took part in Pakistan Day for the first time.
On Monday, the UAE’s ambassador to Pakistan, Hamad Obaid Al-Zaabi, met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Themeena Janjua and discussed bilateral cooperation.


Arab coalition in Yemen facilitates UN and aid agencies access

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Arab coalition in Yemen facilitates UN and aid agencies access

JEDDAH: The Arab coalition fighting the Houthi militia in Yemen said on Friday it is continuing to provide facilities and  permits for UN and aid agencies operating in the country.

The coalition is supporting pro-government forces fight the Iran-backed militants in the battle for the country’s main port of Hodeidah. Fighting in the Houthi-held city, which is a key supply point for aid, intensified this month.

The coalition said  24 permits had been issued to the Red Cross, five to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), and three to King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief).

The coalition added that 157 orders to provide movement permits for humanitarian and relief organizations inside Yemen had been made during the last 72 hours.

The coalition said the Houthis continues to violate international law and deliberately obstructs the work of relief organizations in the country.