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Engineer from Kerala drowns in Kuwait while at work

An engineer from Kerala drowned in a beach in Khiran, Kuwait, while on duty. The deceased is identified as Thomas Devasya, 28, a native of Thathampally in Alappuzha. The accident occurred while he was testing a product. Devasya was a ...

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Saudi Arabia and UAE 2017 salary increases highest in the region

The largest study of its kind in the Gulf region showed that, just as in 2016, actual salary increases remain lower than forecasted, influenced largely by a slow economy and low oil prices. The region-wide VAT, a tax on consumption, ...

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Kuwait jails three officials of banned group

Kuwait City – Kuwait’s Appeals Court sentenced three officials of a banned group on Wednesday to five years in prison and gave suspended terms to three others, a legal source said. The judgment was a reversal of a lower court’s ...

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Two stranded Indians return from Oman

Two of the 15 people from Telangana who were stranded in Oman after they lost their jobs, arrived home on Saturday. The Indian embassy and Telangana government facilitated the return of the migrants who were working for a construction firm ...

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In 8 years, a billion riders used Dubai Metro

Dubai: Dubai Metro has crossed a billion riders mark as it celebrates its eighth anniversary since the beginning of its service on 09/09/09, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Saturday. Mattar Al Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of ...

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UAE gives $10m for Hurricane Harvey recovery

Washington: In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which brought unprecedented flooding and destruction to communities across southeast Texas, the UAE Embassy in Washington DC has pledged $10 million (Dh36.7 million) to help with local and state recovery efforts. UAE Ambassador ...

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Saudi Arabia condemns Myanmar’s Rohingya attacks

Saudi Arabia’s mission to the United Nations tweeted the Kingdom’s condemnation for the recent attacks on Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority. “Acting upon KSA responsibility as the leader of the Islamic Ummah. Saudi Arabia has called for a resolution to condemn ...

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Indian origin boy Mansour Anis, 14, flies plane solo in Sharjah, breaks world record

Dubai: A 14-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy in the UAE has become one of the youngest pilots to fly a single-engine aircraft, according to a media report. Mansour Anis, a class IXth student at Delhi Private School in Sharjah, received a certificate ...

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Saudi king to visit White House in early 2018

Saudi Arabia’s king will visit Washington in early 2018, according to a White House readout on the monarch’s latest call with Donald Trump. The three-sentence statement did not elaborate on the substance of the US president’s conversation with King Salman ...

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Cancer cases to double by 2025, says Oman Cancer Association chief

Muscat: Cancer cases will double in the next 10 years, the Oman Cancer Association (OCA) has warned. During a press conference to announce the 2017 annual Walkathon to support cancer patients, Dr Wahid Al Kharusi, chairman of OCA, reiterated the need ...

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Kuwait Emir to hold talks with Trump

Manama: The visit by Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad to Washington is “historic both in the timing and the level of the accompanying delegation” and comes at a “very delicate time due to the challenges and crises in the ...

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Bahrain tops expats’ list for best countries to work in, US, UK slip

New York: The reputations of the US and UK as good places to live and work are in free fall among some of the world’s most mobile and cosmopolitan people. Since last year’s presidential and Brexit votes, both the US ...

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Indian schoolgirl dies in Oman after car hits camel

Muscat: A bright schoolgirl ‘loved’ by her teachers died when her family car struck a stray camel, prompting calls from road safety experts for drivers to take extra care on the roads. Shehariz — a student of Indian School Salalah — ...

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UAE condemns massacre of Rohingya in Myanmar

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has condemned crimes and violence against Rohingya and the displacement of tens of thousands of them by the Myanmar authorities. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reaffirmed that the UAE will continue to provide ...

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