• The National

    Young family stuck in Dubai after man dies onboard Emirates flight

    The UAE expat community has rallied around a young family after a man died on a flight bound for Dubai. A British man, who was a permanent resident in New Zealand, died onboard an Emirates flight from Christchurch to Dubai on March 18. He was travelling to the UK with his wife and children, who are now in a Dubai hotel while they await autopsy results. After a call went out on various Dubai, and New Zealand, social media channels, offers of help have been rolling in for the family. Complete strangers rushed to the hotel in the hopes they could be of some assistance. The man's wife, who did not want to be named, said she was getting "all the support that we need" and was grateful for the aid.

  • Arab News

    Despite trailing Manchester City, Jose Mourinho deserves respect for United achievements

    LONDON: Manchester United are second in the Premier League, on course for their highest finish and points total in England’s top tier since Sir Alex Ferguson retired five years ago. In the 20 months since Jose Mourinho took charge of his first competitive fixture as manager United have won two major trophies. At the weekend they reached the semifinal of a third. When Manchester City secure this season’s Premier League title, Pep Guardiola will have matched Mourinho’s major trophy tally in the northwest, albeit with one title of superior status. Guardiola will have done that, as his rival recently pointed out, having inherited superior playing resources. Added to that has been the extra €205 million

  • Egypt Independent

    Egypt, Gulf countries perform joint military training in Saudi Arabia

    The training aims to exchange experiences in the areas of planning, organizing and implementing various military activities, refining the skills of the participating personnel and developing their ability to carry out tactical and non-stereotyped tactical tasks in different theaters of operations to secure vital objectives and protect navigational corridors.

  • Arabian Business

    Alwaleed plans new investments with multi-billion 'firepower'

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, just weeks after his release from detention in Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton, is hunting for deals again and planning to reshape his investment empire. The prince, in his first interview since leaving the hotel seven weeks ago, said he’s working with advisors, including Goldman Sachs Group, to find investments as large as $3 billion for Kingdom Holding Co, his publicly traded investment firm. “It will take some time as we are still developing that matter,” the 63-year-old nephew of King Salman said at his Riyadh apartment. Ranked the world’s 64th richest man and long the public face of the Saudi royal family to foreign executives and investors, Alwaleed made clear he wants to reassure partners that his business empire is intact and fully functioning after 83 days of confinement in the Ritz-Carlton.

  • BBC News

    UK teacher wins global best teacher prize

    A teacher from north London has been announced as winner of a competition to find the world's best teacher. Andria Zafirakou, who teaches art and textiles in a Brent secondary school, has won a prize worth $1m (£720,000). She has spoken of the hardship and overcrowded housing conditions facing many of her pupils. But in accepting the prize, she called for more support for the "power of the arts" in school, particularly for the "poorest communities". First UK winner Mrs Zafirakou becomes the first UK winner of the Global Teacher Prize, beating teachers nominated from more than 170 countries. The prize, launched in 2015 by an education charity, the Varkey Foundation, was created to give more status

  • News

    Saudi Crown Prince says black abayas not obligatory ‘decent attire’ for women

    In his first televised interview with a US media outlet, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed women’s rights and the black gown, or “abaya,” traditionally worn by Saudi women. The young royal told CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell that women should be free to choose their interpretation of decent attire, and that this should not be limited to the black abaya. This, however, does not particularly specify a black abaya or a black head cover. O’Donnell had asked the crown prince to elaborate on earlier remarks he had made on taking Saudi Arabia back to a time of ‘moderate Islam’.

  • BBC News

    Baby left at A&E with 'cord attached'

    A "recently-born" baby boy has been left in the waiting area of an emergency department for hospital staff to find, police say. States of Jersey Police said it happened at about 05:40 GMT at Jersey General Hospital. The baby still had the umbilical cord attached but was medically assessed and described as "fit and well". Police are urging the boy's mother to get in touch and said they were "extremely concerned" about her. CCTV footage shows what is believed to be two women walking through the Parade Gardens from the Rouge Bouillon direction. The woman carrying the baby is seen entering the emergency department alone before leaving shortly afterwards without the baby. Supt James Wileman said the