Saturday, December 16, 2017

UAE expats to pay more for sending money home

Remittance fee has been increased to "cope with rising cost" of doing business. A few leading money exchange houses in the UAE have increased remittance...

Dubai to have tower dangling in the air from space?

A New York-based firm is proposing that Dubai be the site of a futuristic, asteroid-suspended skyscraper that orbits around the world.The speculative Analemma Tower...

Iraqi military downplays body count in Mosul air strike

Iraqi’s military said on Sunday 61 bodies were recovered from a collapsed building that Daesh booby-trapped in west Mosul, but there was no sign...

Dubai: Panel clears DP World of Djibouti allegations

African state ordered to pay costs after illegal payments case thrown out DP World has won an arbitration case against the government of Djibouti, which...

Myanmar Shrugs Off International Pressure Over Rohingya Crackdown

Myanmar has been under growing international pressure over its months-long, brutal security operations in Rohingya Muslim communities in Rakhine State, and last week saw...

UN condemns huge Israeli settlements plan

UN joins EU in denouncing Israeli move, as Palestinians call on more support against illegal settlement activity. The United Nations has denounced recent Israeli initiatives...

Bahrain executes three men in first death sentences since 2010

Britain was facing fresh calls to loosen its ties with Bahrain after three Shia Muslim men convicted of killing an Emirati police officer and...

Free speech curtailed in Aung San Suu Kyi’s Myanmar as prosecutions soar

Dozens of people have been charged or jailed for allegedly defaming the regime that the Nobel laureate leads, raising fears of continued oppression. For decades,...

Nkaissery given two days to return Joho, Kingi security detail

ODM leaders have given Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery two days to return the security detail of Governors Hassan Joho (Mombasa) and Amason Kingi (Kilifi). They...

The End of the Old Israel: How Netanyahu Has Transformed the Nation

 Israel — at least the largely secular and progressive version of Israel that once captured the world’s imagination — is over. Although that Israel...

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Exclusive – United States suspends aid to Somalia’s battered military over graft

The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia's armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the military as...

Somaliland President Fields New 23-Ministry Government

His Excellency the newly inaugurated President of the Republic of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi, today, released his government's first roster of ministers and vice...

Somaliland hailed as it swears in new president

The self-declared republic of Somaliland has sworn in its fifth president, Muse Bihi Abdi. There was excitement and optimism on social media as citizens relished...