Video: Father pardons his son’s killer minutes before execution

A Saudi citizen from Saudi Arabia's Khamis Mushait province in Aseer area surprised everyone, including his son's killer on the day of the latter's execution with a last minute life and death decision.In a video that has gone viral on social media, the father can be seen arriving with a group of people...

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Fire strikes another tower in the Dubai Marina

 A fire broke out on Sunday at another high-rise tower in the Dubai Marina, just days after a blaze struck one of the world's tallest residential towers in the same neighborhood.Authorities quickly extinguished Sunday's fire at the Tiger Tower and said it injured no one. But the blaze rattled nerves...

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Qatar seals 5-billion-euro naval deal with Italy

Qatar has concluded a 5 billion euro deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday, part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries.Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani made the announcement at a news conference with his Italian counterpart...

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Dubai Hospital receives Guinness World Record for removing world’s largest kidney

Dubai Hospital has successfully removed the world’s largest kidney from a 56-year-old Emirati man.Dr. Fariborz Bagheri, head of the Urology Department at the hospital, received a Guinness World Record certificate on Thursday after months of verifying the data, which confirmed that one of the kidneys...

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Abu Dhabi named second best city to live and work in

Abu Dhabi has been named the second-best city to live, work and do business in, overtaking both London and Paris.The Ipsos City Index ranked New York as the most popular city in the world, followed by Abu Dhabi in second place. London trailed the UAE capital, coming in third followed by Paris, which...

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Medics in pink: Dubai launches women-only ambulances

Four women in pink remain on standby 12 hours a day, seven days a week, to come to the aid of their "sisters" in Dubai.The four - two medics and two drivers - are leading a pilot project for a women-only pink ambulance service that aims to expedite medical care by helping patients feel more at ease."In...

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Saudi Arabia to introduce physical education for schoolgirls

Saudi public schools will begin offering physical education for girls in the coming academic year, the kingdom’s education ministry announced on Tuesday, a long-awaited step toward social reform in the Islamic kingdom.Physical education for women is controversial in Saudi Arabia, where conservatives...

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48-hour notice to repatriate bodies to India ‘impractical’

The Indian Embassy and social activists have termed as 'impractical' a circular issued by an officer at the Calicut Airport seeking a 48-hour notice on repatriation of dead bodies from Gulf countries.Confusion reigned at the Sharjah International Airport as Calicut International Airport health officer...

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Fire breaks out in Sharjah oil plant

This is the third fire accident to happen in Sharjah in as many days.A massive fire erupted in a lubricants and oil plant of a factory located in Sharjah Industrial Area No. 10 on Wednesday. No causalities have been reported.Firefighters from various Sharjah fire stations controlled the blaze in four...

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Keralite boy dies after falling in manhole in Qatar.

 A six-year-old Indian boy was found dead in an uncovered manhole on the eve of Eid in Qatar, a media report said today.     Izan Ahmed Basheer, a student of the Ideal Indian School, had gone to dine at a restaurant along with his parents in Wukair area on Saturday evening.     After the family...

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