• Gulf News

    Dh3,000 fine for carpooling in UAE

    Dubai: Carpooling in the UAE is not allowed, with authorities beefing up public awareness to prevent motorists from carrying out the traffic offence.  Abu Dhabi Police warned motorists that if found carpooling, the violation will be punishable with a fine of Dh3,000, 24 black points and the vehicle impounded for 30 days.   Brigadier Ibrahim Sultan Al Zaabi, director of the transport security department, said the main reason to ban carpooling was to protect members of the public from becoming a victim. “There are a number of threats associated with using an unlicensed taxi, which include sexual harassment, theft, fraud, quarrels, and the driver may also be in violation of residency laws,” said

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Gulf News

    Ronaldo sent off, but Juve still cruise in Champions League

    Paris: Juventus kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 victory at Valencia in a match overshadowed by a controversial red card for Cristiano Ronaldo, while tournament favourites Manchester City were stunned at home by Lyon on Wednesday. Ronaldo’s Champions League debut for Juventus lasted less than half an hour as the Portuguese star was red-carded after a collision with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo. After tangling with Ronaldo, Colombian Murillo tumbled to the ground holding his face, and referee Felix Brych consulted with the assistant official beside the goal before giving the competition’s all-time record goalscorer his marching orders. But Juventus, who had totally dominated

  • CNN

    With Kavanaugh, McConnell's throne is on the line

    Garland--the chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia--waited 10 months for a vote, a hearing, even a meeting with key Republican senators that never were forthcoming after being named by President Barack Obama in early 2016 to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump: FBI shouldn't get involved in allegation02:18 If he was watching, one can only imagine how Judge Garland felt when he heard McConnell take the Senate floor Monday to accuse Democrats of flouting "standard bipartisan process" and "regular order" in the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The cause of McConnell's ire was the late-breaking allegation from Christine Blasey Ford, a research psychologist,

  • 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.

  • 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