Monday 24 July 2017

US slaps new sanctions on Iran over military action

The US has imposed new sanctions on Iran over its missile and military-related activities in the Middle East hours after it maintained the international nuclear agreement with Tehran, a report said. The US is imposing sanctions on 18 Iranian individuals and entities over their su


Qatar spent billions in support of jihadists: UAE minister

Qatar spent billions of dollars in support of specific individuals and organisations, including those linked to Al Qaeda, Dr Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has said. Dr Gargash made the remarks during his speech, on Monday, at the Royal Ins


6,230 fake leather items seized in Abu Dhabi

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Abu Dhabi has seized and confiscated 6,230 fake and counterfeit shoes, bags and leather goods during a series of investigative procedures, a report said.  Department inspectors were able to locate an apartment that had been tra


Saudi Arabia bans import of live birds from Luxembourg

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has announced a temporary ban on the import of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Luxembourg. The ban is based on a warning issued by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on the outbreak of highly


Yalla Pickup app wins Dh1 million in funding

Yalla Pickup, a mobile application and web-based solution to order pickup trucks to move around large consignments, has received a fresh funding of Dh1 million ($272,000) from its strategic partner ‘The Box’, provider of self-storage and transportation of goods services in the UAE.


Route 2020 Dubai Metro line work on track

Work on the Route 2020 Dubai Metro project is progressing according to the approved schedule and it has already achieved over 12 per cent completion, said a senior official. "The project contractor is currently installing piles at a depth of 25 to 30 m, and work had started on cas


Abu Dhabi second on list of best cities to live, work

Abu Dhabi leapfrogged London and Paris into second position on a list of the best cities in the world to live, work and do business in. The 2017 edition of the Ipsos Top Cities Index finds that New York is the most popular city worldwide, retaining the title it claimed when the s


Transguard offers 5,000 staff new accommodation

Transguard Group, a leading UAE-based business outsourcing and support services company, has completed the relocation of 5,000 of its employees to a state-of-the-art accommodation centre at Tijara Town in Dubai. The move is part of Transguard’s human resource and logistics


Six nations 'urge Fifa to strip Qatar of World Cup'

Six Arab nations who cut ties with Qatar last month have written to Fifa, the international governing body of football, to remove Qatar as the host of the 2022 World Cup, Fifa president Gianni Infantino has been quoted as saying. Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, the UAE, Bahrain


Protests held outside Qatari embassy in Brussels

Demonstrators gathered outside Qatar's embassy in Brussels on Saturday to protest against Doha's support for terrorism and to express rejection of its approach to fuel conflicts around the world, a report said. The demonstrators demanded that Qatar must halt funding of ex

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