Abu Dhabi mosque renamed ‘Mary, mother of Jesus’ in harmony bid

Members of Christian churches in Abu Dhabi on Thursday reacted favourably to the renaming of a mosque in the capital in an example of mutual tolerance and peaceful coexistence.On Wednesday, it was announced that the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Mosque in Al Mushrif area was renamed to 'Mariam Umm Eisa' mosque,...

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Qatar opens channels with Oman ports amid Gulf crisis

Qatar Monday announced it had launched direct shipping services to ports in Oman, a move that bypasses a Gulf "blockade" on a country largely dependent on food imports.Qatar's port authority announced the launch of two new services from Hamad Port to Oman's Sohar and Salalah ports, circumventing the need...

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Police release video of man who killed 11-year-old UAE boy

The CCTV footage shows the killer, luring the boy, disguised as a woman.Abu Dhabi Police have released video footage of moments before the murder of an 11-year-boy in Abu Dhabi. The video shows the killer and the rope he used to strangle the boy. The clip shows him walking with the child while disguising...

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Qatar And Its Neighbours May Lose Billions From Diplomatic Split

With an estimated $ 335 billion of assets in its sovereign wealth fund, Qatar looks able to avoid an economic crisis over the decision on Monday by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to cut air, sea and land transport links.The tiny state's newly expanded port facilities mean it can continue...

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Meet the UAE CBSE topper who just broke an IHS record

 It was great news all around for 17-year-old Dubai student Meghna Savit on Sunday, as she secured the UAE's highest results in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams. But as if that wasn't impressive enough, the Indian High School (IHS) Dubai student clinched a record-breaking score...

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Deadly Dubai bus crash results in 7 deaths, 35 injured

Seven people have died with another 35 injured following a fatal bus crash on Dubai’s busy Al Yalayis Road.According to Arabic daily, ‘Emarat Al Youm’, the incident occurred at 8am on Tuesday, when one of the bus tyres exploded, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.The runway bus drove...

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CEB to suspend operations in Kuwait, Doha and Riyadh

CEB will fly the last of its four-times-a-week service from Manila to Kuwait on June 13, 2017, and its Kuwait-Manila flight on June 14, 2017.The thrice-weekly Manila-Doha-Manila route will have its last flight on July 1, 2017; while CEB’s last flight from Manila to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will depart...

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Saudi girl student drives bus after driver faints

A girl in Saudi Arabia recently helped save the life of a bus driver by driving the bus herself and averted an accident.The driver had fainted on the wheel while driving the vehicle, according to a report in Anha online newspaper. Ashwaq Al Shamri acted bravely and drove the bus carefully and took the driver...

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UAE cops rescue man stuck in traffic, help him reach airport

Sanil Mathew still can't believe that unforgettable generosity. Back in Al Ain after a lightning trip to his hometown in Kerala for a day, Mathew has no words to thank the Sharjah Police, who made his journey possible when he was stuck in traffic for more than an hour on his way to the Sharjah airport...

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World’s Tallest Building Delayed To 2019: Saudi Prince

The completion date for the world's tallest tower has been pushed back to 2019, a Saudi Arabian billionaire said Thursday, almost six years after launching the record-breaking project. Jeddah Tower is to rise more than a kilometre (almost 3,300 feet), placing it above Dubai's Burj Khalifa. "The project...

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