UAE expresses solidarity with India by lighting up Burj Khalifa with flag

  • DUBAI: Burj Khalifa lit up in the colors of the Indian flag on Sunday evening in a sign of the UAE’s solidarity with the coronavirus-ravaged country. “Sending hope, prayers, and support to India and all its people during this challenging time,” the iconic tower’s official Twitter account state...
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UAE, Bahrain to launch joint nanosatellite to ISS on Tuesday

  • LONDON: The UAE and Bahrain are set to launch a joint nanosatellite to the International Space Station on Tuesday, representing a major milestone of cooperation in space science, technology and engineering between the two countries. “Light-1 will take off onboard a SpaceX CRS-24 flight on boar...
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UK money-laundering ring used network of women including ‘Kim Kardashian lookalike’ to smuggle cash to UAE

  • LONDON: The UK’s biggest ever money-laundering case enlisted a network of 36 people, including a “Kim Kardashian lookalike” and other British women in white-collar jobs, to smuggle cash to the UAE. The UK National Crime Agency discovered the scheme, which saw money sent to flats in central Lo...
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UK to help destroy Syria’s chemical stockpile

  • LONDON: The UK will help the international mission to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons program, officials said Friday, joining a complex operation with prominent roles for the US, Denmark and Norway.Britain’s Foreign Office said it has agreed to destroy 150 tons of two industrial-grade chemicals...
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US Palestinian Council will help lobby for rights

  • AMMAN: Palestinian Americans have created a united body that will work on lobbying for their rights in Washington. The US Palestinian Council was inaugurated in Washington on April 22 after representatives from different parts of the country agreed on statutes of incorporation. In a session...
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US secretary of state, Palestinian Americans discuss ‘important issues’

  • PHILADELPHIA: US secretary of State Antony Blinken has met a select group of Palestinian American leaders — signifying the importance of changes in the Democratic Party in recent months. In the past, Arab Americans and especially Palestinian Americans were shunned while US officials regularly...
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Vehicle-carrier ship hit by explosion in Gulf of Oman

  • DUBAI: A Bahamas-flagged ship, the MV HELIOS RAY, was hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) and a maritime security firm said on Friday. The cause of the explosion is not clear. “Investigations are ongoing. Vessel and crew ar...
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War turned Syria’s regime into a ‘narco-state’ smuggling drugs to Gulf, says expert

  • CHICAGO: Although President Bashar Assad continues to survive the civil war that has gripped Syria since 2011, he controls only 60 percent of the country and his regime’s largest source of revenue is now drug trafficking, according to an expert on the nation’s geopolitical history. Charles Li...
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Why fakes are replacing real trafficked antiquities from the Middle East

  • LONDON: On July 1 last year, the suspicions of UK Border Force agents were aroused by two metal trunks that arrived at Heathrow Airport on a flight from Bahrain. Such is the game of cat and mouse played between international customs officials and criminals intent on shipping illegal items thr...
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Zaghari-Ratcliffe, fellow British-Iranian freed to return to UK

  • DUBAI: British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and dual national Anousheh Ashouri were freed on Wednesday after a long ordeal during which they became a bargaining chip in Iran’s negotiations with the West over Tehran’s nuclear program. A video aired by Iran’s Tasnim news agency, ...
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