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Strong winds in Ras Al Khaimah have landed a bed up on a lamp post in the Ghalilah area of the emirateThe bed seemed to be left outside one of the traditional houses in the areaSources at the Department of Public Works in Ras Al Khaimah said that they were alerted about the bed hanging from the lamp

12-05-2018

Saudi Arabia will build churches for Christian worshippers for the first time in the countrys history according to reports The kingdom has signed a deal regarding the same with the Vatican The landmark decision is reportedly aimed at advocating secularity amid efforts by Saudi Arabia to modernise th

05-05-2018

Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday of a vast entertainment resort that is at the heart of an ambitious strategy to open the economy and ease social restrictionsQiddiya is being built on a 334 square kilometre site making it 212 tim

29-04-2018

Two Asian workers died when a massive mound of sand collapsed on them as they were digging a well in a residential zone in Ras Al Khaimah The Ras Al Khaimah Police and Civil Defence pulled out the bodies of the two men aged 25 and 28 from the collapsed well said Captain Mohamad Ali Al Nuaimi actin

02-04-2018

De facto Saudi leader Crown prince Bin Salman has warned that Riyadh may go to war with regional nemesis Iran in the next 10 15 years if the international community fails to apply more sanctions pressure on TehranThe Crown Prince had earlier said that the kingdom would develop a nuclear bomb if  Ira

31-03-2018

Saudi Arabia on Sunday shot down seven ballistic missiles fired by Yemens Houthi militia reports said At least one person was killed as debris from the destroyed missiles fell on the ground in Riyadh This is the first death in the Saudi capital since the Saudiled coalitions military campaign began i

26-03-2018

Saudi Arabia has other international partners to work with if the US does not sign a potential deal on nuclear power technology over nuclear proliferation concerns the Kingdom’s Energy Minister Khalid al Falih has said “If the US is not with us they will lose the opportunity to influence the program

23-03-2018

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmaan has said that “only death” will stop him from ruling the kingdom in a wideranging  interview on the eve of his first official visit to United States “Only God knows how long one will live if one would live 50 years or not but if things go their norma

21-03-2018

The  International happiness Day is observed on March 20 Travellers flying into Dubai were greeted by friendly  faces in their passports as well as in person A smiley face in red colour read “Welcome to the Happy UAE” in both Arabic and English Date March 20 was also inscribed on the righthand corn

21-03-2018

Dubai has just become home to the region’s first YouTube Space The dedicated production space located in Dubai Studio City has been created to help nurture a local pool of talented social media creators Its introduction to Dubai marks the tenth such spot worldwide and it will be open to YouTube con

18-03-2018

Hundred lucky tourists landing at the Dubai International Airport will get free taxi rides to their destinations as the Roads and Transport Authority RTA marks the internmational Day of Happiness on March 20 Tourists will also be given a chance to go kayaking for free at the Hatta Dam lake Some can

18-03-2018

France issued an arrest warrant for the sister of Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman on suspicion of ordering her bodyguard to beat up a man at his Paris apartment sources close to the case said The arrest warrant which names princess Hassa bint Salman using a French spelling of her name Hussat

16-03-2018

The Saudi Information Ministry on Monday said that divorced mothers can now retain custody of their children Saudi woman were earlier required to petition courts to win custody of children after divorce This comes as part of a series of social and economic reforms initiated by Saudi Crown Prince Moh

14-03-2018

Saudi King Salman has ordered the establishment of specialized departments in the public prosecutors office to investigate and prosecute corruption cases the governments information office said in a statement on SundayThe move is intended to increase effectiveness and accelerate the process of comba

12-03-2018

Dubai The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai has launched a ‘Clothes for Good’ initiative to nurture the spirit of volunteering in the UAE community through nonconventional means Mouza Al Merri director of Marketing and Corporate Communication at the Corporate Administrative Support Services S

11-03-2018

Infinity Middle East has issued a recall notice for its Q50 and Q60 models over an issue with the malfunction indicator light Following directives of Ministry of EconomicsDepartment of competition and Consumer Protection Infinity Middle East has announced the recall of some of its Q50 and Q60 model

07-03-2018

Saudi Arabia bans dancing and swaying at Egyptian pop SensationTamer Hosny’s upcoming  concert later this monthaccording to reports The authorities reportedly said that dancing would annoy other attendees and distract them This comes amid attempts by the conservative kingdom to introduce reforms and

07-03-2018

A rare speciallycommissioned Rolex GMTMaster featuring the name of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum VicePresident and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on its customised dial will make its debut at the upcoming Christies Dubai auction of Important Watches on March 23 The

06-03-2018

A Dubai hotel is offering people a free onenight stay in what it claims is the worlds first social media suite The suite has a digital mirror social mediathemed furniture and amenities and a butler who is available through Facebook Messenger Those selected for the stay will receive complimentary mea

04-03-2018

Riyadh  For the First time in the nation’s history Women in large numbers in Saudi Arabia’s women participated in all –female marathon The threekm–long marathon held in the eastern  province of alAhsa on Saturday saw around 1500 women participated in the run in different categories Mizna alNassar o

04-03-2018

Oil was struck for the first time in Saudi Arabia on March 3 1938 by an Americanowned oil company The oil well located in Dhahran was later identified as the largest source of petroleum in the world The discovery transformed Saudi Arabias economy making it the largest producer and exporter of oil in

03-03-2018

Speaking during the opening ceremony of the 10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Minister of State for Tolerance said that to understand the true meaning of tolerance people must be willing to open the books we havent read be willing to read books comprehe

01-03-2018

Dubai Dubai Flag carrier Emirates is giving free baggage allowance to select destinations when you fly from the emirate to any of the countries under the promotion The promotion allows for an up to 20 extra kilos of checked baggage allowance to select destinations Their websites lists destinations

28-02-2018

Saudi Arabias King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Monday reshuffled some of the kingdoms top military and ministerial posts to elevate younger officials in key economic and security areas A woman was named Deputy Labour Minister a rarity in the conservative kingdom while one of the new posts was given to p

27-02-2018

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will now allow women to apply for military service in a historic move Saudi Arabias General Security division on Sunday allowed women aged between 25 and 35 to apply for the rank of soldier as part of the Vision 2030 social program launched by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Sa

26-02-2018

Dubai UAE telecom operator du is revising its WiFi package options offering residents a chance to enjoy high – speed internet connection for as low as Dh10 The company announced  that in line with the revamp it will be running a  3 month  promotion  on its WiFi offering and users will not just ge

23-02-2018

UAE The family of a man who was killed in a road accident that resulted from reckless driving will be paid blood money of Dh200000 in addition to Dh 50000 in damages for losing their relative the UAE’s top court has ruled The Asian man was killed in a road accident in one of northern emirates Polic

23-02-2018

Long known for its ultraconservative valuesSaudi Arabian  kingdom has embarked on a wideranging programme of social and economic reforms driven by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman At a glitzy press conference in Riyadh General Entertainment Authority GEA chief Ahmad bin Aqeel alKhatib told reporters

22-02-2018

Dubai to set its  first 3Dprinted villa in two months The technology would be used to build villas in a government housing programme as 3D printing will reduce construction costs and shorten delivery timeframes According to Dubais 3D Printing Strategy 25 per cent of all buildings in Dubai will be 3D

20-02-2018

Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative as the kingdom pushes to expand a fastgrowing private sector The policy change announced by the Saudi government on Thursday also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that

18-02-2018

 Dubai Dubai’s Roads and Transport  Authority launched the  tests of the world’s first autonomous pods at the World Government Summit on Sunday The autonomous pods – launched in cooperation with Next Future Transportation – designed to  travel short and medium distances in 20 kmph can be coupled to

12-02-2018

Saudi Arabia Women should not be forced to wear long abaya robes in public says a top cleric Women in Saudi are currently required to wear abaya along with a headscarf when they are in public The cleric’s comments come following the introduction of several reforms in the kingdom to give women more

11-02-2018

Dubai The new tallest hotel in the world is set to open in Dubai on  February 12 Monday The Gevora Hotel at 356 metres in height or 75 floors will overtake Business Bay’s JW Marriott Marquis by just one metre when it opens in Q1 this year Located on Sheikh Zayed Road in the Trade Centre area Gevora

11-02-2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday witness the foundation stone laying ceremony for the first Hindu temple in the capital of the UAE home to over 3 million people of Indian OriginPM Modi who is on a 3 Nation tour arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night where he held a wide range in talks wit

11-02-2018

Riyadh  Saudi Arabia on Thursday banned the import of poultry products from India after a bird flu of fatal nature was reported recently Saudi said its ban was issued in accordance with the warning released by the World Organisation for Animal Health which reported that the virus killed nine birds i

09-02-2018

For getting free WiFi there are certain steps to be followed by the users in the Free WiFi Zone  in  UAE The WiFi UAE is available and can be used by people owning WiFicapable devices within the WiFi UAE hotspots which is also available in other emirates But for getting access the user should select

06-02-2018

Arab foreign ministers on Thursday called for the creation of a UNbacked multilateral mechanism to help revive the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians The appeal was issued at the end of a twoday meeting to discuss US President Donald Trumps December 6 recognition of occupied Jerusalem

02-02-2018

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri CommanderinChief of Dubai Police has praised the efforts of institutions and teachers for their efforts in improving  education and meet the growing demands of this society Al Marri stressed that the development of the security system whilst strengthening part

02-02-2018

UAE The Central Board of Secondary Education’s CBSE preexam annual psychological counseling for students attempting the Grade 10 and 12 board exams will begin from February 1 and continue till April 13 this year This year students can avail preexam counseling as well as sessions after the exam to o

01-02-2018

Abu Dhabi A new baggage policy is introduced by Abu Dhabibased Etihad Airways These changes include a simple baggage structure where from now onwards it will be based on total weight rather than the number of bags checked in Canada and US are excluded from this new policy Therefore the majority of m

31-01-2018

Dubai Her highness Sheikh Hezza Bin Mohammed Al nahyan the mother of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan passed away on SundayThe Ministry of Presidential affairs issued the statement announcing her passing awayThe ministry has announced and official mourning for 3 days fr

28-01-2018

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal the Middle Easts richest person who has been under detention got released on Saturday The billionaire was being held at a fivestar hotel in Riyadh since November last year He was arrested along with more than 300 other suspects as part of Saudi Arabias crackdown on co

27-01-2018

Kuwait The government in Kuwait will not impose any penalty on Indian workers Before this they were forced to illegally extend their stay due to nonpayment of salaries The government has granted an amnesty from January 29 to February 22 which allows the Indian workers to return home without the paym

24-01-2018

UAE To simplify the application process UAE has launched a mobile app The app is mainly for Indians who are seeking work visas The app is currently available in Hindi and in English languages It is said that the app will be soon available in Malayalam also The UAE currently has three visa centres i

23-01-2018

UAE In the Al Dafra region Abu Dhabi a young man saved the life of a man who has been chased to by an asian worker with knife Mohammed Abdullah Al Marri a man in his 20s has been honoured by the Abu Dhabu Police as he informed the police about the incident and stopped the person from stabbing the o

20-01-2018

Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of India has been announced as the guest speaker for this years World Government Summit According to Reports the threeday annual event in UAE will also see India as the guest country where it featured South Korea the US and Japan as guest countries in the previous ye

19-01-2018

Dubai The  Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai claims that they had done the first roboticassisted knee surgery succesfully Two doctors Dr Ali Al Belooshi and Dr Saeed AlThani orthopaedic surgeons did this Al Rais a father of five kids and works as security officer at Silicon Oasis was the first pati

18-01-2018

U A E According to Reports now the Super Markets in U A E is all set to welcome a new guest a bottled water with Vitamin D in it Thus the  United Arab Emirates UAE has introduced  the worlds first bottle of vitamin D This helps to reach Vitamin D that is available from sunlight among people through

18-01-2018

This might be good news if you are a Dubai Islamic Bank DIB credit card holder and usually get caught in violating the traffic rules As per a memorandum of understanding between the Dubai Islamic Bank and the Dubai Police now if the traffic fine exceeds Dh 500 then the bank customers could pay the f

16-01-2018

Uber is hiring its first female drivers in Saudi Arabia in preparation of Junes lifting of a driving ban on women the company has said Also they unveiled plans to open “onestopshop” facilities to recruit female drivers or “partners” as Uber calls them Abdullah AlMutairi the spokesperson for the Saud

15-01-2018

For the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia allowed women have attended mens soccer match as a part of reforms spearheaded by the kingdom’s crown prince Recently Saudi had allowed women to attend the football gameThis comes after Saudi women were allowed in a stadium for National Day celebrati

13-01-2018

A Saudi private company opened the first car showroom for women only just 5 months before a decision allowing females to drive takes effect The showroom was opened in a shopping mall in the Western Red Sea port city to allow women the freedom to choose their own cars before they reach the road Last

12-01-2018

Around 40 people were injured Friday when a barrier collapsed at the gulf Cup final in Kuwait shortly after oman beat the United Arab Emirates on penalties to claim the titleSattam Al Saheli head of Communications for the 23rd Gulf Cup had initially told that 11 had been injured Some reported that b

06-01-2018

Even the VAT implemented in the UAE has been approved by Gulf Cooperation Council GCC members in 2017 a few Gulf countries including Bahrain Kuwait and Oman delayed introducing the tax until 2019 The application of the selective tax on certain products will start by the middle of 2018 in Oman The pr

05-01-2018

The National Centre of Meteorological shared notification about fog over few parts in the country It is said that there is a chance of fog formation and poor visibility of less than 500m at times over coastal and internal areas from 2 am till 9 am today The weather will be partly cloudy to clear to

03-01-2018

The UAE defeated Iraq at 42 in the penalty shootout and entered the final of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup held in Kuwait City   It was lotteries that decided after 120 minutes of normal and extratime failed to find a winner Reports say that the match was tactical and physical in equal measure    

03-01-2018

After a decade of first designed the 150meterhigh Dubai Frame has opened 93meterlong glass observation deck and a neonlit tunnel are built to lead visitors to an interactive exhibition on the future of Dubai The structure was built at a cost of Dh160 million approximately ₹280 crore  

02-01-2018

According to the reports Israeli chess players on Sunday were denied the visas necessary for them to participate in an international tournament in Saudi Arabia next week crushing hopes that they could make history by being the first representatives of the Jewish state to take part in such an event h

26-12-2017

Dubai The Dubai Frame designed by Fernando Donis an awardwinning architect who also designed Dubai’s Porsche Design Towers and the Dubai Renaissance Tower is the best new attraction in the  world  The frame which is 150 metres high and 93 metres wide is connected with towers by a 100squaremetre brid

23-12-2017

Riyadh  Saudi Arabian women will  be able to drive trucks and motor cycles officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving In September King Salman issued a decree saying women will be able to drive from next June as part of an ambitious

17-12-2017

Dubai An Indian worker has allegedly killed his compatriot here at a labour camp after they fought each other following an argument about who will cook first in the kitchen media reports said on Thursday The  23 – yearold Indian suspect who was detained by other workers was arrested after the poli

16-12-2017

Riyadh Saudi Arabia lifted a 35yearold ban on cinemas on Monday prompting celebrations from film fans directors and movie chains eyeing the last untapped mass market in the Middle East The first theatres could start showing films as early as March the government said part of a liberalising reform d

11-12-2017

Sharjah A panel of five globally recognized healthcare and welfare experts have been telling hundreds of delegates at the second Global Non communicable Disease Alliance Forum in Sharjah that there is a vital need to share resources information and understanding across all sectors in order to achie

11-12-2017

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed  bin Salman has been voted the Time magazine readers’ Person of the Year despite spearheading the continued bombardment of Yemen leading to the starvation of its citizensThe award goes to those who “for better or worse” influenced the year The 32 year old scored 24 perce

06-12-2017

Sharjah As the UAE marks 46 years since the founding of the nation and reflects on its  ambitious past and its spectacular achievements Sharajah girl guides is helping the country’s citizens residents tourists and visitors to take part in the celebrations by sharing a message of pride unity and joy

04-12-2017

Jiddah Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah once seen as a leading contender to the thronewas freed after reaching an “ acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities paying more than 1 billiion a Saudi official said on Wednesday Miteb 65 son of the late King Abdullah and former head of the

29-11-2017

Saudi Arabia The Hajj just became a bit less hip Saudi Arabia has banned pilgrims from taking selfies at Islams two holiest mosques effective immediately according to media According to the reports visitors to Meccas Masjid alHaram known as the Great Mosque of Mecca and Medinas Masjid anNabawi or T

27-11-2017

DUBAI  Saudi Arabias assertive crown prince today opened the first highlevel meeting of a kingdomled alliance of Muslim nations against terrorism vowing that extremists will no longer tarnish our beautiful religion Mohammed bin Salmans words come as the Islamic State group which sparked the creation

27-11-2017

The Saudiled military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said it will reopen the wartorn country’s main international airport in the capital and a vital Red Sea port to allow access for humanitarian aid sources said The announcement says the Sanaa airport and the port of Hodeida will reopen s

23-11-2017

Saudi Arabia’s mission to the United Nations says the Saudiled coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen will begins reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world’s poorest country The mission’s announcement came in a statement early on Monday It says “The first step in this process will be take

14-11-2017

Dubai A 12 – year – old Indian girl who can sing songs in 80 languages in one concert according to a media report Suchetha Sastish a grade seven student of The Indian High School in Dubai will attempt to sing songs in 85 languages during the attempt scheduled for December 29 the Gulf News reported

13-11-2017

Saudi Arabia A top scholar from Saudi Arabia has said that Islam is a religion of tolerance and mercy and that Muslims should spread true Islam and should be tolerant in their treatment of people from different religions Abdullah bin Sulaiman AlManea a member of the Council of senior Sholars said

10-11-2017

 Dubai Dubai police officers on Thursday set a Guinness World Record by pulling the world’s largest passenger airliner Airbus A380 for a distance of 100 metres The plane which weighs 302 lakh kg was dragged by 56 police officers to break the previous records set by 100 people who pulled a  218 – la

10-11-2017

Saudi Arabia When Saudi Arabia announced that women will be allowed to drive vehicles the decision was hailed as a historic move but looks like not many people are happy with it Recently a groom walked out of his wedding after the bride’s father put a condition that his daughter will drive once the

12-10-2017

Dubai Dubai International Airport has come up with a new way for departing travelers to clear security by walking through a virtual aquarium lined with facial recognition cameras The virtual aquarium is shaped like a tunnel and outfitted with 80 cameras that can scan faces and irises as passengers w

11-10-2017

  The Gulf Cooperation Council GCC has raised 13 demands to Qatar regarding the growing unsettling scenario in the Middle East According to the Associated Press news agency which obtained a copy of the list Qatar must also Sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood which has been banned in sever

03-07-2017

 Abu Dhabi The climate conditions in United Arab Emirates have soared up to exponential levels Last week the temperatures had reached a staggering 4547°C The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology NCMS has predicted that temperatures would only escalate and just like their predictions on 30

30-06-2017

  UAE has blocked the use of video chatting site Skype in the country Microsoft the owners of the chat app confirmed that the service is unavailable in UAE It is estimated that around 70 million users depend on Skype to be in touch with their beloved ones Also the popular ingame voice chat app Disc

27-06-2017