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September fuel prices announced in Oman

Muscat: Prices for M91 fuel continue to remain at their highest, in the wake of Ministry of Oil and Gas releasing the costs of petrol and diesel for September. The price of M91 has been at 186 baisas for four of ...

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Dubai to get 10 new schools, fees starting at Dh15,000

Parents’ education spend continues to be a sensitive subject here in the UAE, according to a recent report published by HSBC. But with 10 new schools opening in Dubai this new academic year – several of which have been deemed ...

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Iran says hajj success opens way for talks with Saudi Arabia

Iran thanked Saudi Arabia today for its handling of the annual hajj pilgrimage, saying it opened the way for negotiations between the regional rivals. “We thank Saudi Arabia… for adopting a new approach in dealing with Iranian pilgrims,” said Ali ...

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Bahrain condemns North Korea’s nuclear test

Manama, Sep. 4 (BNA): Bahrain has condemned the recent nuclear test conducted by North Korea,stressing that these repeated nuclear tests pose a serious threat to peace in the Korean Peninsula and the world at large and constitute a clear challenge to ...

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Kuwait creates 17,936 jobs for nationals

Manama: Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission has created 17,936 vacancies for Kuwaiti nationals in the public sector. According to the latest figures, around 22,000 Kuwaitis have signed up with the commission to be recruited in the public sector. Most Kuwaitis opt ...

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Over 700 accidents during Eid in Dubai, almost none in Sharjah

The Dubai Police’s traffic department reported 728 accidents in the emirate during the Eid Al Adha holiday. The police operations room received 125,867 calls, said Colonel Turki bin Fares, director of the command and control centre of Dubai Police. Most ...

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Oman’s minimum wage earners call for pay increase

DUBAI: Low waged Omanis are calling on their government to push up minimum salary rates to meet rising costs brought on by inflation, UAE daily The National has reported. Currently the minimum wage is set at 325 Omani rials ($844), ...

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Dubai Municipality responds to Dettol soap rumours

Dubai Municipality has issued an advisory regarding the contents and use of Dettol products, particularly the soap. The Consumer Products Safety Section calls upon consumers to be aware about the information provided in the news published on one of the ...

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Kuwait seizes 4,000 bottles of alcohol

Manama: Authorities in Kuwait have foiled an attempt to smuggle around 4,000 bottles of alcohol  into the country. The bottles were concealed in a container of construction material that was being transported on a truck, the head of Al Ahmadi security ...

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Three murder suspects held after body found in Oman

Muscat: Three suspects have been arrested after the Royal Oman Police (ROP) found a body in Hafeet, officials announced. The Department of Criminal Investigation, led by the Buraimi Governorate Police, “arrested three Asian nationalities accused of the murder. The unidentified victim ...

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Free parking during Eid Al Adha; Dubai braces for huge visitor influx

Dubai: UAE residents can enjoy free parking during Eid Al Adha. In Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority has announced that all paid parking zones, except multi-level parking lots, will be free of charge from August 31, to Sept 3, said ...

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6 held for stealing Dh14 million from Dubai exchange

Six Pakistanis were arrested for stealing Dh14 million from a money transfer company in Dubai. After a complaint from the firm that a gang stole money from the company located in Murraqabat area on Thursday evening, the Dubai police launched ...

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Dubai’s Emirates introduces new seat selection fees

Dubai carrier Emirates has introduced new fees for advanced seat selection that could see additional charges of up to $135 per passenger. The additional fees follow the introduction of charges for advanced seat selection on some economy fares in October ...

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10,000 Filipinos living illegally in Kuwait, says Philippine envoy

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: The Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait, Renato Pedro Villa said some 10,000 Filipinos are living illegally in Kuwait, including 8,000 domestic workers who have fled their sponsors and pointed to the presence of about 60 Filipinos at the ...

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