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Iran ready to give US ‘slap in the face,’ says Revolutionary Guards

The US should expect a “strong slap in the face” if it underestimates Iran’s defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games. Since taking office last month, US President Donald Trump

UAE telecoms firm du targets $272 mln in savings by 2019

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co is targeting 1 billion dirhams ($272 million) in savings by 2019 as government taxes erode profit at the UAE’s second-largest telecoms company, its chief executive said on Thursday. Results have been under pressure since late 2014,

Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper

Dubai police have summoned a Russian model who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper to sign a pledge not to put her life in danger again, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. A video of the model,

UAE ambassador to Afghanistan dies of bomb attack wounds

The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Afghanistan died on Wednesday of wounds sustained in a bomb attack in Kandahar last month that also killed five Emirati aid workers, the UAE’s foreign ministry announced. “With great sadness and sorrow,

IMF’s Lagarde ‘optimistic’ about US economy

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Sunday voiced optimism for US economic growth under President Donald Trump but warned it could herald trouble for the rest of the world. “From the little we know, and I will insist on

Katrina Kaif to walk the ramp in Dubai mall

Katrina Kaif

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif will walk the catwalk at an event in Dubai later this month. Kaif, who is the face of a popular Dubai fashion retailer will be at a fashion show to showcase the label’s latest collection, reported

Trump’s sons guests of honor at Dubai branded golf course opening

US President Donald Trump’s sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are expected to visit Dubai this week to open a Trump-branded golf complex. Trump’s sons will be the guests of honor for the opening of the Trump International Golf

Guterres: Salam Fayyad ‘right man’ to be Libya envoy despite US objection

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he believed former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad was the “right person” to be the world body’s envoy to Libya after the United States raised objections to the choice. The US ambassador to

Tehran claims holding eight foreigners planning attacks

Iranian security forces have arrested eight Sunnis suspected of planning attacks to disrupt celebrations for Iran’s revolution in the past week, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Saturday. Alavi said the eight were “Takfiri” foreigners, some of whom were linked

Gas line rupture in southeastern Iran kills two

A gas pipeline rupture in southeastern Iran during a pressure test killed two workers, Mehr news agency reported on Monday. The pipeline between the cities of Bazman and Zahedan in Sistan and Baluchestan province did not contain any gas, and

‘Queen’ Ahlam’s Dubai Opera concert a hit

Diva Ahlam

The Arab world’s “Queen” of pop, Ahlam performed a mix of her popular hits and evergreen classics, as the first Arabic female singer at Dubai Opera on Thursday. The Emirati star made her mark on the Arab music scene by

FlyDubai profit drops sharply in year of deadly accident

Discount airline FlyDubai says its profit tumbled by 69 percent last year despite a rise in sales fueled by its growing operations. The Dubai-based airline said on Wednesday that it earned 31.6 million dirhams ($8.6 million) last year, compared with

US drone strike kills al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen

A suspected US drone strike killed two men believed to be al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, local officials said early on Monday, hours after American commandos carried out the first military operation authorized by President Donald Trump. The officials said

Iran’s Rowhani to Trump: ‘Now is not the time to build walls’

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said on Saturday it was no time to build walls between nations and criticised steps towards cancelling world trade agreements, without naming new US President Donald Trump. Trump on Wednesday ordered the construction of a US-Mexican

14 deals signed as UAE aims $75bn investments in India

The UAE and India signed 14 pacts, including defense and energy, as part of groundwork for a strategic partnership between the two countries. The pacts were signed following a meeting between Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu

Dubai ruler grants policewoman’s mother wish to meet him

Emiratis have been sharing the heartwarming moment UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid meeting a policewoman’s mother during an award ceremony. Hailma Al Matroushi from the UAE’s Ministry of Interior was being awarded the medal for Best Administrative Employee

Kuwait re-routes 14 flights due to bad weather

Kuwait has re-routed fourteen incoming flights on Monday due to bad weather conditions, state news agency KUNA said, quoting the country’s civil aviation authority. Flights were re-routed to airports in Damam, Doha and Manama since 0400 local time until visibility

Iran may spare condemned tycoon if he pays back debt

Iran may spare the life of businessman Babak Zanjani, sentenced to death for fraud, if he can pay back large sums he owes to the government for oil sales despite sanctions, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday. Earlier this month,

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