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Syrian rebels hail declaration of Islamic ‘caliphate’

BEIRUT: Rebel fighters held a parade in Syria’s northern Raqqa province to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic “caliphate” after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said. The Islamic State, an al-Qaida offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq ...

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Ramadan 2014: Official UAE timings for services, work hours

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the timings for services during the holy month of Ramadan covering customer service centers, car parks, public buses, Dubai Metro, marine transit modes, driving institutes, and vehicles testing and registration centers. “The ...

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Ramadan working hours federal government announced

The working hours for employees at various Ministries and other Federal Institutions will be from 9am to 2pm during Ramadan, according to a circular issued by Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami, Minister of Education, in his capacity as Chairman of ...

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US ‘Looking at All the Options’ in Iraq: Obama

Washington: US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that his national security team was “looking at all the options” as the crisis in Iraq unfolds, with Arab jihadists pushing towards Baghdad. “Iraq is going to need more help from us and ...

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Haramain train trial run in 6 months

Testing of the first line of the multibillion-riyal high-speed Haramain railway system will start in six months, according to local media on Friday. The testing will take place on the line between Madinah and King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh. ...

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Egypt’s Sisi vows tough line to bring security

Ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to to tackle “terrorism” and bring security, after being sworn in as Egypt’s new president. He said his election after a landslide win in May was “a historic moment”, and pledged no reconciliation ...

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Eight airlines to be relocated to Al Maktoum airport

The 80-day runway upgrade of Dubai International Airport will reduce the number of flights by 26 per cent and eight airlines will be relocated to Al Maktoum International Airport, the airport operator confirmed on Sunday. All Emirates flights will continue ...

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Indian expats will have to wait for online voting

Non-resident Indians (NRIs) will not be able to exercise their franchise in the ongoing general elections in the country from their overseas locations. A division bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan dashed the hopes of the ...

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