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Oil slips on record Saudi output; markets eye G20 and OPEC meetings

Singapore, Nov 27: Oil slipped on Tuesday, pulled down by record Saudi Arabian production even as OPEC's top producer pushes for supply cuts ahead of the group's meeting in Austria next week.

International Brent crude oil futures (LCOc1) briefly...

UAE to offer long-term visa for rich, educated foreigners

Dubai, Nov 25: The United Arab Emirates will offer long-term visas to rich property investors, senior scientists and entrepreneurs in an effort to support its economy and real estate market, which have been hurt by low oil prices.


Iran urges Muslims to unite against US, including Saudi brothers

Tehran, Nov 25: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Muslims worldwide on Saturday to unite against the United States and assured Saudis they were “brothers” who had nothing to fear from Tehran.

US President Donald Trump abandoned a landmark 2015...


Israel a 'cancerous tumour' established by west, says Iran's Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called Israel a "cancerous tumour" established by Western countries to advance their interests in the Middle East.

Iran's leaders frequently condemn Israel and predict its demise, but Rouhani rarely employs such rhetoric....


Inform about drug peddlers and win cash prize: UAE cops tell students

Dubai, Nov 24: The Ras Al Khaimah Police in the United Arab Emirates have announced cash prize for students who report drug dealers to the authorities.

The force's general commander Major-General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi made the...

Polling underway for parliamentary elections across Bahrain

Manama, Nov 24: Polling stations opened on Saturday at 8 am (0500 GMT) across Bahrain for 2018 parliamentary elections, Bahrain news agency reported. Polls will remain open until 8pm (1700 GMT).

The government said 506 candidates are running in...

We will always be committed to ‘our brothers in Yemen’: Saudi prince

Jeddah, Nov 22: The commitment of the Kingdom and ally United Arab Emirates to the Yemeni people is historic and will endure, the Saudi ambassador to the US said Wednesday.

“KSA and UAE have always been and will always...

85,000 kids dead of starvation or disease in Yemen

Dubai, Nov 21: As many as 85,000 infants under the age of five may have died from starvation or disease since 2015 in war-ravaged Yemen, humanitarian organisation Save the Children said on Wednesday.

It said the estimate was based...

Saudi Arabia, UAE announce $500 million aid program for Yemen

Riyadh, Nov 21: Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Tuesday announced a new initiative, “Imdaad,” in Yemen to address the humanitarian situation in the country, including an additional $500 million aid program. The two countries will each give $250 million...

Dubai court orders extradition of Christian Michel wanted by India in Rs 3,600-cr choppers deal case

Dubai, Nov 20: A Dubai court on Monday ordered the extradition of British national and alleged middleman Christian Michel, who is wanted by Indian investigative agencies in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP choppers deal case, according to a media...