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WTTC, UNWTO urge UK govt to lift air ban to Sharm el Sheikh

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have called on the UK government to lift the current ban on UK-based airlines flying to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. In a letter to Prime Minist

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RJ bans Samsung Galaxy Note7 onboard all flights

Royal Jordanian (RJ) has banned the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices (including recalled and replacement devices) on board all its aircraft. RJ announced that passengers who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device will

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Guterres appointed UN secretary general

The UN General Assembly has appointed António Guterres, former Prime Minister of Portugal, as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. Guterres, aged 67, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, and the UN

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UAE carriers ban use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

UAE-based carriers have rolled out a ban on the use of the Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 on board its flights, following complaints of the device's batteries exploding, said a report. Emirates, Etihad Airways, flydubai and Air A

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Saudi denies issuing new fatwa against Pokemon

Saudi Arabia denied on Thursday that the kingdom's top clerical body had renewed a 15-year-old edict declaring that the Pokemon game was un-Islamic. Saudi media reports said on Wednesday the General Secretariat of the Council

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Fifa probe team seeks 4-year ban for Makudi

The investigatory chamber of Fifa's independent ethics committee has asked for former executive committee member Worawi Makudi to be banned from soccer for at least four years for allegedly breaching the soccer governing body's code of c

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Bahrain summer outdoor work ban starts today

A two-month summer work ban starts today as the hottest months of the year begin. As per the ban,  labourers are not allowed to work outdoors between noon and 4pm in July and August, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publica

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Egypt bans use of debit card abroad

Egypt's central bank has ordered banks to stop the use of debit cards for accounts in Egyptian pounds abroad, a central bank official said on Wednesday. "We sent a letter to bank chiefs today to stop the use of debit card

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Sharapova banned for two years by ITF

The career of Russian former world number one Maria Sharapova was in tatters on Wednesday after she was given a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) following her positive test for the banned drug meldonium. I

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Firms can forbid headscarf: EU adviser

Companies should be allowed to prohibit staff from wearing the Islamic headscarf but only as part of a general ban on religious and political symbols, an adviser to the European Court of Justice said on Tuesday. The Islamic headsc

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