Fire in Dubai industrial area now under control

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Firefighters were still at the scene after the blaze broke out at a recycling factory in Jebel Ali. (Arab News)
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The fire was reportedly broke out at 9:21 a.m. (Arab News)
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Three firefighting squads were deployed. (Arab News)
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The thick smoke from fire could be seen from afar. (Arab News)
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The thick smoke from fire could be seen even from afar. (Arab News)
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A view of the fire from Sheikh Zayed Road. (Arab News)
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A view of the fire from Sheikh Zayed Road. (Arab News)
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Three firefighting squads were deployed. (Arab News)
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A view of the fire from Sheikh Zayed Road. (Arab News)
Updated 11 January 2019
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Fire in Dubai industrial area now under control

  • Dramatic footages show thick smoke pouring into the sky
  • Firefighters from Jebel Ali, Dubai Investments Park and Dubai Parks were deployed

DUBAI: A fire that ripped through a factory at an industrial area in southern Dubai is now under control, the government’s official media office said.

”Fire at a plastic recycling factory in Jebel Ali is fully under control with no reported injuries,” said a tweet by the Dubai Media Office.

Earlier footages show thick smoke almost enveloping the skyline of the industrial zone.

In a separate tweet, the Dubai Civil Defense confirmed a fire was reported at 9:21 a.m., engulfing a factory that produces cardboard and processes timber.

No casulaties were reported in the incident.

Firefighters from Jebel Ali, Dubai Investments Park and Dubai Parks were deployed.

 


Netanyahu's wife convicted of misusing public funds

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Netanyahu's wife convicted of misusing public funds

  • Sara Netanyahu was ordered to pay a fine and compensation
  • Netanyahu was originally charged in June 2018

JERUSALEM: An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges.
Sara Netanyahu was found guilty of exploiting the mistake of another person and ordered to pay a fine and compensation, in a deal approved by Jerusalem magistrates' court justice Avital Chen.
Netanyahu was also fined $2,800 and ordered to reimburse the state a further almost $12500, the latter of which she will pay in nine installments, at her request.
"The deal reached between the sides is worthy and appropriately reflects the deeds and their severity on the criminal level," Chen said in his ruling.
The 60-year-old, a high-profile presence at her husband's side throughout his long tenure in office, was initially charged in June 2018 with fraud and breach of trust for buying catered meals despite the presence of a cook at the minister's official residence.
The amended indictment, approved Sunday, dropped the graft charges.