• english.alarabiya.net

    How Russia, Turkey excluded Iran from Sochi deal on Syria’s Idlib

    The outcomes of Sochi summit on September 17 between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, regarding Syria’s Idlib and creating a demilitarized zone instead of launching a military offensive, has taken Iran by surprise, destroying all hopes it built during an earlier summit held in Tehran with the participation of both Moscow and Ankara. The Iranian government reluctantly declared its support for the Sochi deal despite its previous insistence on inciting the completion of military operations in Idlib and supporting the forces of the Syrian regime, the Revolutionary Guards and its militias.

  • Arabian Business

    What an Emirates-Etihad merger deal could mean for aviation

    A combination of Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad would be the airline industry’s deal of the decade, if it can be pulled off. Executives at the two companies have been quietly laying plans to create what would be the world’s biggest airline by passenger traffic, according to people familiar with the discussions. The group would have combined revenue of $29.3 billion and control almost 5 percent of the world’s airline routes. Etihad and Emirates publicly deny merger talks, but an exploratory look at Emirates taking over Etihad’s airline operations remains on the table, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private considerations. Talks have occurred on-and-off

  • Gulf News

    UAE residents warned about using public WiFi

    Dubai: Using free WiFi can definitely save you money on internet bill and what’s even better is that you can access it just about anywhere in Dubai, whether you’re at a coffee shop, hotel, mall, airport or even at the beach. Security experts warned that while public WiFi networks can make life a little easier, they can put your personal information at risk, including the photos you save on your device, emails you send or sites you browse. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in UAE issued a warning on Wednesday, advising UAE residents to use public WiFi with caution. “When using your devices in public areas, do not leave your data visible to those around you,” the TRA said on Twitter.

  • CNN

    The world's busiest airport revealed

    (CNN) - It's not just you: Airports really are getting busier. Globally, there were significant increases in passenger numbers, air cargo traffic and total aircraft movements. Major connecting hub Atlanta can thank its location as a major connecting hub and port of entry into North America for its continued dominance. The city is within a two-hour flight of 80% of the United States population of more than 300 million people. However, that could change by next year. Atlanta was the only airport among the top 20 busiest airports for passengers to see a decrease in passenger traffic last year, with a small drop of 0.3%. Beijing Capital International has long nipped at the heels of Hartsfield-Jackson.

  • Emirates24|7

    Taylor Swift's boyfriend talks about relationship for first time

    Taylor Swift's boyfriend Joe Alwyn has spoken about their relationship for the first time, admitting the couple have been "successfully very private" in their romance. Joe Alwyn has spoken about his and the 28-year-old singer's romance for the first time after dating the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker for nearly two years, and he admitted their quest for privacy in their union has now "sunk in" for people. In August, the couple were spotted holding hands in London - where Joe is from - just one month after they holidayed together in Turks and Caicos, where they swam in the sea and snorkelled. Taylor has previously advised others to "never ever become someone else for the sake of a relationship", and she claimed if someone cheated or wanted "to take a relationship backward" the other half should run.

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    Iran carries out military drills near strategic Strait of Hormuz

    Iran’s air force is carrying out a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea, the country’s official IRNA news agency said Friday. The drill involves the military’s and Revolutionary Guard fighter jets, including US-made F-4, French Mirage and Russian Sukhoi-22 planes, the report said, adding that five logistics and combat helicopters are also taking part in the exercise over the Persian Gulf waters and the Sea of Oman. IRNA said the maneuver is a warning to Iran’s enemies that they face a quick, “stern response” in case of any ill-will toward Iran.

  • Gulf News

    Launch of new iPhones fails to generate excitement in UAE

    Dubai: The launch of the two new iPhones - XS and XS Max - and Apple Watch Series 4 by Apple at its store at Dubai Mall on Friday (September 21, 2018) did not generate the same excitement it did at last year’s iPhone X launch in the UAE. This time, only around 200 Apple fans, including pre-ordered and walk-in customers, queued outside the store early on Friday to be among the first to get their hands on the most expensive phones in the market. Last year, around 500 people queued outside the store for the iPhone X launch. The 5.8-inch XS 64GB version is priced at Dh4,229 while the 256GB is priced at Dh4,859 and 512GB at Dh5,709. The 6.5-inch XS Max 64GB version is priced at Dh4,649 while the 256GB