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Trial run for UAE iceberg project in 2019

Leviathan icebergs will be towed from the Antarctic to the UAE’s Fujairah coastline by early 2020 to be melted into pure, polar ice water for humanitarian and commercial distribution, says the Emirati visionary who first proposed the ambitious effort last year. But before large ocean going vessels attempt the 12,000-kilometre …

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New HR law for Dubai government approved

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday approved a new human resources law for Dubai Government. The law recognises the possibility of appointment on the basis of “remote work” and gives people of determination an additional …

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How a surprise deal to boost world oil supply could ‘stir the pot’ in the Middle East, and pressure Saudi’s spare capacity

An impromptu agreement between the United States and Saudi Arabia to add more supply to increasingly tight oil markets is perceived as a test of the kingdom’s ability to pump more crude — and could further antagonize Iran and Venezuela, as both countries grapple with deteriorating conditions in their respective …

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Algeria at crossroads as transition looms

Come April 2019, Algerians will head to the polls to elect a new president. However, a year before the election, a political impasse has been created in the country. There has been mounting speculation that President Abdul Aziz Bouteflika, who first came to power in 1999, will seek a fifth …

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Visa violators must avail UAE amnesty

Come August 1 and lasting for three months thereafter, a general amnesty will come into effect for foreigners and non-residents who have violated the UAE’s residency laws. While full details of the amnesty — dubbed ‘Protect Yourself via Rectifying Your Status’ — have yet to be clarified, Brigadier Saeed Rakan …

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Fuel to become cheaper in July

Motorists will be paying less at the petrol stations in July as the UAE’s fuel price committee has reduced the prices. Petrol will become cheaper by more than two per cent next month, according to an announcement on Thursday. The new per-litre fuel prices for July are: Super 98 Dh2.56 …

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Damascus: The Charm of an Ancient City

by Ibaa Younis*   Damascus is the capital of Syria and one of the most ancient and continuously inhabited cities in the world. The city is clearly divided into two parts; old and new. In this sense, it combines the present time features and the deep-rootedness of the past. The charm …

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Netherlands approves limited ban on ‘face covering clothing’

The Netherlands has approved a ban on wearing “face-covering clothing” including the burqa and niqab in some public settings. The limited prohibition will not block wearing of the hijab, which only covers a woman’s hair. It applies on public transport and in education institutions, health institutions such as hospitals and …

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The Latest: Syria says it expelled IS from eastern desert

The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Syria’s military says it has expelled the Islamic State group from the country’s vast eastern desert. The military says it’s cleared about 5,800 square kilometers — or 2,200 square miles — of the expanse linking its heartland to …

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Maradona appears to collapse as Argentina win

Paramedics tended to Argentina legend Diego Maradona after he fell ill after cheering on his country as they scored late against Nigeria to stay in the World Cup on Tuesday, according to reports. Maradona, 57, had been visibly emotional during the match in Saint Petersburg that Argentina had to win …

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