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    Doha releases terror list with links to anti-terror quartet and Qatar itself

    Qatar has released a terror list that includes individuals and entities linked to the anti-terror quartet. The list included 11 Qataris, one Saudi, four Egyptians and two Jordanians. Of the entities, Yemen’s Ihsan Charity Association, Egypt’s Wilayat Sinai and six Qatari entities that used to be backed by the government were on the list. The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said that 10 of the individuals on the list were already included in three of the terror lists issued by the quartet.

  • BBC News

    'Unpopular' Bollywood remix gets 18m views

    A remake of an iconic 1980s Bollywood song has been viewed more than 18 million times on YouTube in two days but has generated largely bad reviews. The song, Ek Do Teen which was released in 1988, immediately became a blockbuster hit that catapulted its heroine, Madhuri Dixit, to stardom. The remake, which was released on YouTube on 19 March, has not gone down well with fans of the original version. Many took to Twitter with the hashtag #ekdoteen to express their displeasure. Some fans even said that the remake objectified women unlike the "quirky" original. Ek Do Teen translates from the Hindi into "one, two, three" and the song lyrics describe a woman counting down the seconds as she waits

  • Arabian Business

    Prince Alwaleed: how I spent my days during purge detention

    Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has revealed his typical day in the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh during his 83 days of detention as part of an anti-corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia. Alwaleed, who was the most prominent among hundreds of Saudi businessmen, government officials and princes who were swept up in November, also described the moment when he was caught up in the purge. In a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg Television, he denied he was mistreated during his detention, saying: “Doctors used to come twice a day. We had the best food service - best food, best everything." He added that all is forgiven after his three-month detention. "I am not a person who is going to say I forgive

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    UAE expat community show support to family after husband dies on Emirates flight

    The UAE’s expat community has come together in a time of need after a young British family residing in the country lost a husband and father onboard an Emirates Dubai-bound flight. The late man, a New Zealand resident, died on a flight from Christchurch to Dubai on March 18, reported The National. The family currently awaits autopsy results at a hotel in the emirate. Upon hearing the news, social media platforms buzzed calling for support to the young family.

  • Kuwait Times

    Man arrested with 125 liquor bottles in Subhan

    KUWAIT: An Asian man was arrested in Subhan with possession of 112 homebrewed liquor bottles and 13 imported ones. He was sent to concerned authorities. Swindling A Kuwaiti woman accused a Lebanese man of swindling her out of KD 4,500 by promising to remodel her restaurant in Salhiya. The woman said that she met the man and agreed with him to decorate her Italian restaurant and paid him the deposit. The woman could not reach him four days later and his phone was switched off. Under the influence A citizen and a Saudi were found under the influence of drugs when stopped in Oyoun in Jahra. The two resisted arrest and hurled insults at police. They were taken to Taima police station, where it was

  • Kuwait Times

    At Riyadh gold souq, 'Saudization' spells scarcity of salesmen

    RIYADH: A Riyadh gold souq festooned with glittering jewelry has run short of salesmen after a government edict to replace foreign workers with Saudis, part of contentious efforts to tackle high unemployment. The oil-rich kingdom has long relied on foreign labor for jobs in sales and services, both for skills and cost, but these positions are increasingly being reserved for Saudi workers. The problem is that many Saudis, long accustomed to a generous cradle-to-grave welfare system that has been scaled back, regard such jobs as degrading. In the capital’s labyrinthine Tiba gold market, the widening policy known as Saudization has upended businesses. Some gold shops have shut down and others are

  • Arabian Business

    UAE follows Fed by raising interest rate

    UAE raised  its key interest rate on Wednesday, tracking a quarter point increase in US Federal Reserve benchmark rate. The UAE raised its repo rate by 25 basis points to 2 percent, and increased its certificates of deposit rate by the same amount. Kuwait also raised its key rate for the first time in a year, with the country's central bank saying in its statement it had broken that pattern on Wednesday in order maintain the competitiveness of its currency and keep local savings attractive. Bahrain also put up their benchmark rates shortly after the widely anticipated Fed decision to lift the federal funds rate target range to 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent in a unanimous 8-0 vote. Gulf Arab central