United Arab Emirates

Could A Glass Of Wine On An Emirates A380 Put You In A Dubai Jail?

Emirates, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, perpetually ranks among the top airlines in the world. On Emirates, the world’s largest operator of the giant Airbus A380, the wine flows freely as part of the first class experience. Even in economy, you can “choose from our list of …

Middle East

Wild new roller-coaster coming to Canada's Wonderland

There was Behemoth, then Leviathan. And next year, there will be Yukon Striker — the longest, fastest and highest roller-coaster of its type, …

Roller Coasters

The unintended consequences of U.S. disengagement in the Middle East

An Arab diplomat recently chided an American audience for speculating about what “the new Middle East” may look like. Open your eyes, he said: The new Middle East is already here.<p>And, personally, I fear its baseline expectation is that American power and values won’t matter the way they once …

Middle East

United Arab Emirates shares mixed at close of trade; DFM General down 0.81%

© Reuters. United Arab Emirates shares mixed at close of trade; DFM General down 0.81%<p>Investing.com – United Arab Emirates equities were mixed at the …

Stock Markets

Sweet, sweet java — these are the coffee brands that fuel the US military

The secret to the United States military won’t be found locked inside a room at the Pentagon nor encrypted on a secure network behind a firewall.<p>It’s …

Military

Cryptohomie Who Spent Almost $150,000 on Altcoins Sees 85% Loss

A crypto enthusiast who took out a six-figure loan to purchase cryptocurrencies has seen them lose almost 85% of their value.<p>Investment Lost with …

Cryptocurrency

Nihal Sarin becomes country’s 53rd Grandmaster

Having already reached the stipulated rating of 2500, Sarin has now met the requirements to be a Grandmaster.

Sports (India)

Qatar's emir heads to Turkey for talks with Erdogan

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar's emir headed to Turkey on Wednesday for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan who is dealing with a collapse of the lira currency and deteriorating relations with the United States.<p>Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Erdogan are expected to discuss "means of strengthening the …

World News

Firebomb attacks on homes and cars as Melbourne suburban crime war escalates

A series of firebombings have hit Melbourne's suburbs as part of an escalating gang war.<p>Properties linked to Mohammed Oueida, a significant organised …

Middle East

'2 casualties' in Indian oil tanker explosion off Oman

An Indian shipping company says one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman, causing "two casualties" and injuring one …

Merchant Shipping

Lion Dubai

A lion attempted to attack a clueless boy through the glass at the Dubai Safari Park in the United Arab Emirates.<p>In the video, a boy can be seen with …

Middle East

Asia Distillates-Gasoil cash premiums gain, margins stay strong

© Reuters. Asia Distillates-Gasoil cash premiums gain, margins stay strong<p>BENGALURU, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Asia's cash premiums for 10ppm gasoil climbed …

Oil

Iran oil minister to attend JMMC meeting in Algeria in September: ISNA

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh will attend a meeting of an OPEC/non-OPEC committee that monitors output compliance, known as the JMMC, in Algeria in September, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh talks …

Oil

How the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup imports can help their respective teams (Part 1)

Barely a week after Barangay Ginebra San Miguel hoisted the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup trophy, the league is set to open the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup …

New York Jets

Trump objects to new law that stops him from removing troops from South Korea

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has objected to a series of provisions in the newly passed 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, including …

South Korea

Brit mum jailed in Dubai after drinking wine on flight 'offered botox in UAE without licence'

THE Brit mum jailed in Dubai for “having a glass of wine” offered botox treatments to patients in the UAE without an appropriate license, it has been …

Middle East

Julian Lee - Iran Oil Sanctions Will Hurt More Than You Think

The first US sanctions have been reimposed on Iran with little sign of either side softening its position. Curbs on oil exports will follow in early …

Oil

Abu Dhabi Chess: Nihal Sarin inches closer to final Grandmaster norm after seventh round draw

The 14-year-old boy from Kerala drew with Romanian Grandmaster Constantin Lupulescu in the seventh round.<p>Young Nihal Sarin closed in on his final …

Abu Dhabi

Advice for a Palestinian ‘Icon’

Ahed Tamimi, 17, and her peers shouldn’t be content as the next generation of cannon fodder.<p>By<p>Daniel J. Arbess<p>Israel released 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi last month after she spent eight months in prison for assaulting an Israeli soldier. She immediately met with Mahmoud Abbas, president of the …

Israel

Trade Bank of Iraq puts Turkey bank acquisition plans on hold

DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has put on hold plans to buy a commercial bank in Turkey because of the plunge in the Turkish lira, its chairman told Reuters in an interview.<p>The bank, owned by the Iraqi government and with assets of around $20 billion, is responsible for helping …

Saudi Arabia

Qatar investigating Nepali worker's death at 2022 World Cup stadium site

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Qatar says a Nepali worker has died while helping to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arab …

Middle East

Champions League glory not pivotal to being judged a success: De Bruyne

LONDON (AFP) -<p>Manchester City don't need to win the Champions League to be judged a success, claims Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne in an interview with the BBC.<p>European club football's most prestigious trophy has proved elusive to City despite the hundreds of millions invested in players since Abu …

Soccer

Reliance halts gasoline shipments from Jamnagar site causing fuel margins to spike

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - India's Reliance Industries has declared force majeure on gasoline exports from its Jamnagar site, four people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, causing the profit margin from producing the fuel to jump to its highest since September.<p>The force majeure follows an …

Oil

Explosion Aboard Indian VLCC Leaves Three Missing

The Shipping Corporation of India reports that the VLCC <i>Desh Vaibhav</i> has suffered a cargo tank explosion while under way off the coast of Oman. The …

Fire Fighting

UAE busts 60,000 fake products worth $1.68 mn

Dubai, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday confiscated more than 60,000 fake products "with well-known brand names" in the …

Middle East

Two workers die at Dubai aluminium furnace, EGA says

DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Two workers died at an industrial furnace in Dubai, reportedly by burning to death, the operator of the plant said on Tuesday.<p>Emirates Global Aluminium said the accident took place on Monday as the men “were working at an industrial furnace, which was shut down for routine …

Abu Dhabi

Giveaway: What Historical Survival Stories Should We Check Out?

This giveaway asking for historical survival stories is sponsored by <i>The Last Hours</i> by Minette Walter.When the Black Death enters England in 1348, no …

Puerto Rico

Commentary: Why Trump’s ‘Arab NATO’ plan won’t curb Iran

The first round of what U.S. President Donald Trump called “the most biting sanctions ever imposed” against Tehran went into effect on August 7. “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States,” Trump continued, in a tweet posted that morning. An even more …

South Asia

Fernando Alonso Announces Retirement from Formula 1 at End of Season

Formula One legend Fernando Alonso has announced he will be retiring from the sport at the end of the current season.<p>Sky Sports News reported the former double world champion will leave McLaren after the final race of the campaign at Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on November 25.<p>The Spaniard …

Motor Racing

Police issue warning over dangerous Kiki Challenge trend after several people hurt themselves jumping out of cars

If you haven't heard of The Kiki Challenge it's the latest social media trend to take the Internet by storm.<p>Police have been forced to issue a …

Roads