• Arabian Business

    Imran Khan discusses UAE bilateral ties on official trip in Abu Dhabi

    Pakistani Prime Minister arrived in Abu Dhabi on a state visit on Wednesday, where he and met with His Highness Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. During the meeting the two leaders expressed their determination to improve the bilateral relationship between the UAE and Pakistan in the near future, and exchanged their views on issues of common concern. “The UAE under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is determined to maintain robust ties with all its friendly countries on the basis of mutual respect, trust and common understanding of each other’s interests,” Sheikh Mohamed said.

  • Gulf News

    How much money Filipinos send home every month

    Dubai: Filipino expatriates working in UAE have helped push up remittances to the Philippines, which jumped by approximately half a billion dollars in seven months. From January to July this year, Filipinos overseas sent home a total of $16.6 billion (Dh60 billion) in cash coursed through banks, rising by three per cent or $498 million from the same period in 2017, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)  announced on Monday. That’s roughly Dh8.5 billion cash landing in the pockets of migrant workers’ families and expats' bank accounts back home every month. In local currency terms, that's a staggering 128 billion pesos entering the Philippine economy every 30 days. The bulk of the funds remitted

  • CNN

    Airport baggage handler goes viral

    An airport baggage handler in South Africa has received praise after diligently straightening suitcases as they fall on the carousel belt.

  • Al Jazeera

    Overworked, abused, hungry: Vietnamese domestic workers in Saudi

    Hoa Binh, Vietnam - Pham Thi Dao lives in an abandoned house with her seven-year-old daughter Hong Anh, off the beaten track from the central town of Hoa Binh province, southwest of Hanoi. Dao, 46, was a domestic worker in Saudi Arabia for more than seven months until she returned to Vietnam in April. "I worked from 5am until 1am in the morning, and was allowed to eat once at 1pm," Dao told Al Jazeera of her experience in the port city of Yanbu. "It was the same every day - a slice of lamb and a plate of plain rice. After nearly two months, I was like a mad person." According to statistics from Vietnam's labour ministry, there are currently 20,000 Vietnamese workers in the kingdom, with nearly

  • BBC News

    China hits back at US with fresh tariffs

    China has hit back at President Donald Trump by imposing new trade tariffs on $60bn of American goods. It comes after the US slapped duties on $200bn of Chinese imports on Monday, escalating its trade war with Beijing. China will target American goods such as liquefied natural gas, which are produced in states loyal to the US president. However, in a tweet Mr Trump warned Beijing against seeking to influence the upcoming US midterm elections. "There will be great and fast economic retaliation against China if our farmers, ranchers and/or industrial workers are targeted!" he said. Aircraft, computers and textiles Earlier he had suggested that this would mean further US tariffs on another $267bn

  • CNN

    Victoria Beckham dancing to a Spice Girls song is a thing

    Melanie Brown (Mel B./Scary Spice) - Brown has also remained in the limelight despite keeping busy with three children (one of whom was fathered by actor Eddie Murphy) with acting roles. In 2007, she came in second place on "Dancing With the Stars." In the past few years she has served as a judge "America's Got Talent" and "The X Factor."

  • CNNMoney

    China strikes back by going after America's energy companies

    The United States has an abundance of natural gas that pollution-riddled China badly needs to wean itself off coal. Eying China's voracious demand, Cheniere Energy, ExxonMobil (XOM) and other American energy companies are racing to build more than two dozen expensive facilities to export liquefied natural gas, which is super-cooled natural gas that can be transported by ship. China even marked President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing last fall by agreeing to invest as much as $43 billion into an LNG project in Alaska. But this pairing of an able buyer and well-supplied seller no longer looks like a slam dunk. As part of the escalating trade war, China on Tuesday said it will impose a 10% tariff