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The National: Fitch Ratings on Monday affirmed the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah’s long-term issuer rating of ‘A’ and assigned it a stable outlook, based on its low government debt and high gross domestic product per capita. “The emirate derives substantial support from its...
The National: PresidentSheikh Khalifa has congratulated the rulers of all Arab and Islamic countries ahead of Eid Al Adha. He was joined in his Eid greetings by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu...
The National: This time of year lends itself to thinking about how we can help others, in whatever way we can. The symbolism of Eid Al Adha is rooted in sacrifice. It even translates as “the festival of sacrifice” and marks the story in the Quran of Ibrahim preparing to...
International Business Times: In a major push for Indian agencies, a top aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Jabir Siddiq alias Jabir Moti, has been arrested in London on Friday, Aug 17. According to sources, the Pakistani national, who was in charge of handling Ibrahim's finances, was...
Belfast Telegraph: It was just like the good old days at Bready yesterday with Phil Simmons, John Mooney, Kevin O'Brien and William Porterfield in conversation and preparing for another international. It was all friendly and matey, with plenty of laughs, but this evening (4pm)...
Quartz: The southern Indian state of Kerala is facing its worst floods in 100 years, which have claimed at least 370 lives and displaced over 800,000 people. The estimated damage in the state has crossed Rs19,000 crore ($2.72 billion). And as the state continues to...
Khaleej Times: The SharjahChamber of Commerce and Industry launched the 2nd edition of the "GrandSummer Discounts" Campaign on Sunday. The campaign, which is organized by the chamber as part of the Sharjah Summer Promotions 2018, take place from August 19-21. The event,...
Khaleej Times: THIS HEAT IS unrelenting (is it us or is it worse this year?) and we have a few days off coming up. Excited to get away? That's right, as ever, as soon as there's even the whiff of time off in the air, we're scouring the papers and sites for any great deals....
Hindustan Times: IrfanAhmad Zargar, an engineer, had allegedly shown active support to ISIS activities in Syria on social media, the officials said. He was picked up by the authorities in Dubai on April 28 this year when he was entering into the Gulf country from Oman. india...
Khaleej Times: THIS HEAT IS unrelenting (is it us or is it worse this year?) and we have a few days off coming up. Excited to get away? That's right, as ever, as soon as there's even the whiff of time off in the air, we're scouring the papers and sites for any great deals....
The Times of India: SRINAGAR: The United Arab Emirates has deported a second Kashmiri, IrfanAhmad Zargar, on charges of being a “sympathiser of the banned ISIS” terror group. Last year, Azhar ul Islam, from Ganderbal in central Kashmir, had been deported from the UAE on the same...
Live Mint: Onam celebrations is the last thing on people’s minds as everyone from policymakers to commoners getting down to rescue and relief work Thiruvananthapuram/Palakkad: Legend has it that at the beginning of the Malayalam new year, demon king Mahabali visits...
The National: In 1948, during the Arab-Israeli War, Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim fled the then Palestinian city of Safad with her family. She was two years old. They briefly settled in Damascus, in Syria, before moving to a town in the north of the country, near Aleppo. Four years...