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Dubai support for Saudi theme park
DUBAI: Under the directive of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Parks and Resorts will extend its support to the proposed development of a Six Flags theme park in Saudi Arabia. This directive calls for an exception to the destination’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) exclusivity clause with American theme park operator, Six Flags, with a view...
Diseases could harm 69 million kids, warns UN
UNITED NATIONS: The world must focus more on helping the poorest children to build on progress achieved in health and education over the past 25 years, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) said on Tuesday. In its annual “State of the World’s Children” report, the UN children’s agency took stock of important gains such as a 53 per cent drop in infant mortality since 1990 and a dramatic reduction in extreme...
Petrol prices revised in UAE
ABU DHABI: Mirroring the continuing stabilisation in global prices of crude oil, the UAE has announced a marginal increase in the retail price of petrol for the month of July 2016, following a 5 per cent hike announced in June. ‘Special’ grade petrol (95 octane) will now retail at Dhs1.77 per litre from July 1, up 1.14 per cent from the Dhs1.75 per litre that UAE residents currently pay for it. On the other hand, Super...
Two-day holiday for Eid
ABU DHABI: The Ministry of Labour has declared that the Eid Al Fitr holiday, as an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE, will be on the first and second days of Shawwal. This came in a Ministerial Circular issued by the Saqr Bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, pursuant to the provisions of Article 74 of Federal Law No. 08 for the year 1980 regarding the...
Don’t turn your back on us, plead Maradona and Macri
BUENOS AIRES: Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri said on Tuesday Lionel Messi was “God’s gift” to the country and it should take better care of him after he vowed to quit the national team. Macri was among many Argentines urging Messi not to quit as he vowed to leave international football after Argentina’s defeat to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final on Sunday. Messi was greeted by fans with signs reading “Don’t go,...
British expats discuss Brexit
DUBAI: With Britain’s surprising results coming out in favour of leaving the EU, there are many uncertainties related to how the UK will interact with its trading partners. Earlier this week, British expatriates and UAE business leaders converged on Dubai as the panellists also outlined the possible conditions that will now have to be met. Among the discussion were implications and future prospects for the UK and its trading...

Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, who passed away in Sharjah on Thursday at 66, was a national symbol who played a key role in the formation of the United Arab Emirates. He was Minister for Education and Justice Minister in the Cabinet of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Dr Abdullah as Chairman of Dar Al Khaleej revolutionised the dynamics of the media in the UAE.
Trump is not speaking for broad base of the country: Obama
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has said that presumptive Republ..
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Refugee turns "hero of the day" after returning 150,000 euros
BERLIN: Police in the German town of Minden say a 25-year-old man who ..
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Khalifa, VP, AD CP congratulate President of Seychelles
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan h..
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4 Indian-Americans honoured with Great Immigrants Award
WASHINGTON: Indian-origin Google CEO Sunder Pichai and three other Ind..
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Turkish president urges joint firm stand against terrorism
ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly condemned ..
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Ukrainian, Iranian among 36 people killed in Istanbul airport attack
ISTANBUL: - One Ukrainian and one Iranian citizen were among 36 people..
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Hrithik Roshan and his kids escape Istanbul airport attack
MUMBAI: Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan was stuck at the Istanbul's Atat..
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Crews fight a blaze at the train collision in the Texas Panhandle
DALLAS : Crews are expected to work into the night fighting a blaze at..
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Global turmoil, drought and fish deaths slow Vietnam economy
HANOI: Vietnam's economy slowed in the first half of 2016, official fi..
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EU's Juncker to meet Scotland's first minister on Wednesday
BRUSSELS: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold ..
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