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Abu Dhabi: Indian expat from Kuwait wins Dh12 million Big Ticket raffle

Abu Dhabi, Mar 4: An Indian expat won Dh12 million in Big Ticket Abu Dhabi raffle on Sunday.

Rogy George is based in Kuwait and hails from Alappuzha district of Kerala. "I cannot believe this," an emotional George said...

Abu Dhabi crown prince’s Urdu, Hindi message for Pak, India PMs

Abu Dhabi, Mar 3: With the world's eyes on South Asia with the ongoing escalation between India and Pakistan - world leaders have contacted Prime Ministers of both countries to avoid conflict and maintain peace and stability in the...

Dubai financial regulator to implement oversight changes after Abraaj collapse

Mar 3: The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) could make changes to its oversight procedures following last year’s collapse of private equity group Abraaj, its chief executive said in a report published on Sunday.

Dubai-based Abraaj was the largest...

Saudi Arabia strips Osama bin Laden's son  Hamza of citizenship

Riyadh, Mar 2: Saudi Arabia has stripped citizenship from Hamza bin Laden, the son of dead Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden, who is thought to be about 30, had his citizenship removed on Feb. 22, the official gazette...

Ingredients in UAE mostly come from India: UAE's first female chef Khulood

UAE, Mar 2: Food ingredients, mostly spices, come from India, which makes the Emirati cuisine taste almost similar to the Indian cuisine, shared Khulood Atiq Saeed, the first female chef from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Attending an international...

Saudi Arabia steps up tourism push with new visas

Riyadh, Mar 2: Tourists will be offered special “event” visas to visit Saudi Arabia as part of plans by the Kingdom to become a major global entertainment destination.

The new one-off visas will allow foreign visitors to choose from...

Terrorism caused by distortion of religion, misguided belief: Swaraj tells OIC

Abu Dhabi, Mar 1: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday raised the issue of terrorism at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting and said the menace is caused by "distortion of religion" and "misguided belief"

Swaraj, who...

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Sushma likely to raise terror issue at Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meet

Abu Dhabi, Mar 1: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is in Abu Dhabi to attend the foreign ministers' meet of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) states where she is expected to raise the issue of terrorism, amidst Indo-Pak tensions...

GoAir begins operations to Muscat from Kannur

Kannur, Feb 28: Budget carrier GoAir on Thursday commenced direct flight operations to Muscat from the recently commissioned Kannur international airport.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr Arjun Das Guptha, Vice president, GoAir international operations said, three weekly flight...

Hijacker of Dubai-bound flight confirmed dead; all passengers safe

Dubai, Feb 25: The gunman who tried to hijack a Dubai-bound flight flying from Dhaka via Chittagong died after Bangladeshi commandos stormed the plane at Chittagong airport, according to senior Bangladeshi officials.

The attacker identified as 25-year-old Mahadi, is...