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Louvre Abu Dhabi acquires ‘Salvatore Mundi’

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism has announced that it has acquired Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World). The work, hailed as one of the greatest artistic rediscoveries of the last 100 years, will go on display at Louvre Abu Dhabi, alongside another da Vinci …

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Israeli airstrike, artillery shells hit Gaza Strip

Israel has conducted an airstrike and artillery attacks against Palestinian fighters in the besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired artillery shells at a checkpoint belonging to Palestinian resistance forces in the northeast of the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza. An Israeli surveillance jet targeted a group of resistance fighters in …

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Israeli forces open fire at protesters in Jerusalem al-Quds

Israeli forces have opened fire on protesters, injuring several Palestinians in Jerusalem al-Quds where worshipers gathered on a “day of rage.” Clashes broke out Friday between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters, who are out on the streets to voice their anger at US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds …

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Off-road motorbike ambulances unveiled in Abu Dhabi

bu Dhabi Police have introduced ten new motorbike ambulances to be used as part of the forces’ fleet of first responder patrol vehicles. The motorbike ambulances are specially designed for desert. These ambulance bikes are called “Spiders” which were launched at the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi on …

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Raytheon forms new subsidiary in the UAE

US-based defence company Raytheon announced on Thursday that it has formed Raytheon Emirates, a new, wholly-owned subsidiary incorporated and headquartered in Abu Dhabi. The development comes as the firm marked its 30-year anniversary of partnership with the UAE.     Through partnerships with government, industry and academia, Raytheon is committed to …

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Russia Says IS Has Been Defeated in Syria

Russia’s military said Thursday that its mission to oust the Islamic State group in Syria had been accomplished and that the country was “completely liberated” from the group. “The Russian armed forces’ goal to defeat armed groups of the ISIL terrorist organization in Syria has been accomplished,” Sergei Rudskoi, in …

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Vladimir Putin says he’ll run for reelection. Nobody is surprised.

Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, he of the perennial 80 percent approval ratings, declared his intention Wednesday to run for reelection, essentially guaranteeing a new six-year term for the Kremlin leader. “I will nominate my candidacy for the post of the president of the Russian Federation,” Putin said at a rally and a concert at …

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Hunt on for first Emirati astronauts

The UAE on Wednesday launched a hunt to identify four young Emirati astronauts who will be sent to space as part of the country’s ambitious space exploration programme. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday called …

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US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visits UAE

Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, Minister of State and Group CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) yesterday (Tuesday) received Rick Perry, US Secretary of Energy, who is currently on a visit to the UAE to participate in the US-UAE strategic energy dialogue. The meeting touched on ways to …

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Netanyahu quiet on U.S. Embassy move in speech, focuses on Iranian threat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Israel’s “irreplaceable” relationship with the United States in his first public remarks after the Trump administration said it would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, but he did not address the move directly and instead stressed the threat of Iran. Netanyahu lauded Israel’s expanding …

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What’s The Best Vitamin C Gummies for Toddlers

People nowadays tend to look for the best sources of vitamin c. This is because of the many benefits and uses of vitamin c in one’s body. Vitamin C helps form and repair blood cells, bones and tissues. This nutrient can improve children’s gums stay healthy while strengthening the blood …

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Harvey Weinstein’s staff gave him erectile drugs, kept ‘bibles’ on women, ‘New York Times’ report says

There are still more revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconductand the ways the powerful producer covered his tracks. On Tuesday night, The New York Times published a scathing new report with fresh details on the ways Weinstein took advantage of assistants, manipulated colleagues and worked in cahoots with gossip writers. His assistants supplied him …

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Dubai to get its second Raffles hotel

The luxury hospitality brand, Raffles, will manage the hotel component of a new twin-tower project on the Palm. This follows an agreement signed by Nakheel, which will build the Palm360 towers, with AccorHotels, which owns the Raffles name. Raffles has ben operating a property at the Wafi complex in Dubai …

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UAE denies Al Houthis’ missile launch claims

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority on Sunday denied Al Houthis’ allegations of launching a missile towards the UAE. In a statement issued to the official news agency WAM on Sunday, the authority said the UAE’s air defence system is capable of dealing with threat of any kind. The Barakah nuclear …

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Mohammad visits Camel Hospital in Al Marmoum

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday visited the Dh40 million Camel Hospital in Al Marmoum, the first of its kind medical facility in the region. Accompanied by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, …

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Dubai’s community malls keep playing catch-up

In Dubai, community malls will always be playing catch-up to the hyper-malls. Even with Dubai’s resident base growing at 5 per cent annually, “we expect to see a shortage of neighbourhood centres and community malls,” states a new report from the consultancy GCP-Reidin. Currently, the big malls — or those …

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CIA chief Pompeo says he warned Iran’s Soleimani over Iraq aggression

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he sent a letter to Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and Iranian leaders expressing concern regarding Iran’s increasingly threatening behavior in Iraq. Speaking during a panel at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in Southern California, Pompeo said he sent …

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UAE work permit fees linked to company classification

Starting Monday, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MORHE) will enforce a revised fee structure for issuing work permits linked to classification of companies. The new classification system of companies will be in three categories according to the skill level and the culture diversity of their workers, in implementation …

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