• News

    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.

  • Egypt Independent

    New evidence emerges implicating six girls involved in death of Mariam Moustafa: lawyer

    Mostafa Abou Hussein, lawyer of Egyptian national Mariam Moustafa, who was brutally attacked and killed by a group of young women in Nottingham city, UK, said that new evidence has emerged in the case, implicating a total of six girls involved in the assault. He explained that he accompanied British authorities to the scene of the incident, where they obtained 12 video clips from surveillance cameras of surrounding stores, which showed how the incident transpired. “On Saturday we obtained the camera footage of the attack, from the moment Mariam appears walking on the street to the moment the girls assaulted her,” he told Ahmed Moussa’s “Ala Masouleyety” program on the Sada Al-Balad channel. Abou

  • News

    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.

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • Arabian Business

    Giants Emaar, Aldar team up for $8.1bn alliance

    Emaar Properties and Aldar Properties, the UAE's largest developers, on Tuesday announced an alliance reportedly worth AED30 billion ($8.1 billion). The real estate giants will work together to develop projects locally and internationally. Senior royals tweeted the news on Tuesday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince, saying: “My brother Mohammed bin Rashid and I are delighted to launch a strategic partnership between Aldar and Emaar, consolidating our efforts to enhance the competitiveness of our companies and institutions globally." Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, also tweeted that the alliance will "launch local and global urban destinations