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Yachts worth Dh280m sold at Dubai boat show

March 8, 2014 5:27 am0 comments
Yachts worth Dh280m sold at Dubai boat show

Yachts worth Dh280 million have been sold so far at the ongoing 22nd edition of the Dubai International Boat Show. Deals were recorded within hours of the opening of the show, said Dubai World Trade Centre, the organiser of the exhibition, on Friday. Dubai-based Sunseeker Middle East signed a deal […]

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Malaysia Airlines flight missing: 239 people onboard

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Malaysia Airlines flight missing: 239 people onboard

A missing Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew last had contact with air traffic controllers 120 nautical miles off the east coast of the  Malaysian town of Kota Bharu, the airline said on Saturday. Malaysian and Vietnamese authorities were working jointly on search operations in the area […]

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‘Qatar could face sanctions including closing borders’

March 7, 2014 6:18 am0 comments

Abu Dhabi: Following the decision on Wednesday by the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar, analysts warn that the situation could escalate further. Dr Abdul Khaleq Abdullah, a leading political analyst, said the unprecedented move by the three GCC members was made after their leaders […]

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Iraqi minister’s son misses flight, forces plane back

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Iraqi minister’s son misses flight, forces plane back

Beirut: A passenger plane flying from Lebanon to Iraq on Thursday turned back after the Iraqi transport minister’s son missed the flight and phoned Baghdad to stop the aircraft from landing, Middle East Airlines (MEA) said. Marwan Salha, acting chairman of MEA, said the flight, scheduled to leave at 12.40pm, […]

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Al Qaida in Yemen executes alleged US informer

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Aden: Al Qaida militants in Yemen executed one of their own Thursday after accusing him of spying for the US, a security official said. The man was executed by firing squad and his body was displayed at a football stadium near Shehr in the southeastern Hadramawt province, an Al Qaida […]

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Girl dies in four-vehicle collision in Jordan

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Manama: Reports in Jordan said that a young girl who was injured in a car collision involving the Kuwaiti ambassador to Jordan has died. Quoting sources at a local hospital, the reports said that Gaida Waleed Yousuf Daghsh, six, was not able to survive her injuries sustained in the accident […]

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Qatar crisis could go two ways: ‘diplomacy or sanctions’

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Qatar crisis could go two ways: ‘diplomacy or sanctions’

Abu Dhabi: The withdrawal of three Gulf envoys from Qatar has generated much speculation as to how the situation will turn out, culminating in two major analyses. The two opposing views maintain that either Gulf diplomacy will succeed in stemming the tide of conflict, or that the crisis is prime […]

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Oman-Iran plan causeway over Hormuz

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Oman-Iran plan causeway over Hormuz

Muscat: Oman and Iran are planning to build a causeway linking the two countries over the strait of Hormuz, the Iranian ambassador in Muscat was cited by local media as saying. In order to boost ties between the two countries, there is a plan to build an overpass bridge over […]

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GCC stock valuations more attractive than frontier, emerging markets

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GCC stock valuations more attractive than frontier, emerging markets

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) stock markets offer very attractive valuations and their valuations are lower than similar frontier and emerging markets, said a Global Investment House report issued on Thursday. “GCC equities began 2014 on a positive note, largely led by an uptick in earnings across key cyclical sectors […]

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Cops forget password; ignore online complaints for EIGHT years

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Cops forget password; ignore online complaints for EIGHT years

What do you do when you forget a password? Of course you click on the ‘Forgot Password’ button to either answer a few questions or wait for the password renewal link to be sent to your registered email. But no one told that to Delhi Police, who did not take […]

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