<p>Saudi-India relations, Manchester City, Idex, Anwar Gargash and more </p>
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been in India on a two-day visit, having travelled to Pakistan and met Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier in the week against a background of rising tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad. The Crown Prince talked trade and investment with PM Narendra Modi, and said that the kingdom is ready for increased intelligence and political co-operation with India. Saudi Arabia is looking to tap into more than $100bn in investments in India over the next two years.
Yemen's government officially has confirmed that its troops are to withdraw from the port city of Hodeidah. Separately, the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said that Houthi rebels must demonstrate a willingness to act beyond their own interests as the UN monitors the terms of the Stockholm agreement brokered last year.
City Football Group, the owner of Manchester City, has expanded its investments to seven football clubs around the world with the purchase of Sichuan Jiuniu FC in China, as it looks to tap the huge potential for the game in the globe’s most populous country.
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IDEX 2019 The UAE Armed Forces awarded Dh2.8 billion worth of contracts on day four of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, with the four-day total beating figures achieved during the whole of the 2017 event. And check out a vehicle fit for a world leader. The Aurus Senat limousine has been on show this week. It can withstand bomb blasts, sniper fire and is impervious to chemical and gas attacks. Vladimir Putin was its first customer.
ARTS & LIFESTYLE Find out how a Boeing Dreamliner flying from Los Angeles to London stunned the aviation world when it reached speeds faster than the speed of sound. Contrarian Chris Newbould, meanwhile, offers six reasons why The Favourite, hotly tipped to win big at this year’s Academy Awards, doesn’t deserve its 10 Oscar nominations.
BUSINESS Listen to the latest episode of our Business Extra podcast, in which Adnoc’s rating as the most creditworthy oil and gas producer in the world is under discussion.
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