In photos: Dubai Police chief plays table football with Uber execs

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Dubai’s crown prince posted the images to an Instagram story. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)
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Dubai’s crown prince posted the images to an Instagram story. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)
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Dubai’s crown prince posted the images to an Instagram story. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)
Updated 12 April 2017

In photos: Dubai Police chief plays table football with Uber execs

DUBAI: It is not often that you get to see public officials enjoying themselves on the job but Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum captured exactly that in an Instagram video posted Tuesday.
Sheikh Hamdan posted clips to an Instagram story of the chief of Dubai Police, the head of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority and two Uber executives engaging in a light-hearted table football match.
Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, and Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA teamed up to take on the suited Uber executives at the Uber UAE office.
“Final score: A remarkable partnership,” Sheikh Hamdan captioned one of the images.


TWITTER POLL: Majority believes Hezbollah will be convicted of 2005 Hariri assassination

Updated 13 August 2020

TWITTER POLL: Majority believes Hezbollah will be convicted of 2005 Hariri assassination

DUBAI: A special UN-backed tribunal is set to announce its verdict on the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri on Aug. 18 – and an Arab News Twitter poll showed majority thinks Hezbollah will be convicted.

Four alleged members of the Shiite group are on trial for the Beirut suicide bombing in 2005 that killed Hariri.

Arab News asked on Twitter whether the tribunal will convict the four, and out of 725 respondents, 64.6 percent said yes. The defendants will face life imprisonment if convicted.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) was going to announce the verdict on Friday, but had to postpone because of the deadly explosion at the Beirut port.

The court “is deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic events that shook Lebanon” and “expresses its solidarity with the Lebanese people in these difficult times,” it said in a statement announcing the ruling’s postponement.

STL is believed to be the first international tribunal set up to probe terrorist crimes.