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UAE and China sign strategic agreements as Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits Beijing

UAE and China sign strategic agreements as Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits Beijing

23 Jul 2019

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces were welcomed at the Great Hall of the People, in the country's capital, with an official reception ceremony.

Sheikh Mohamed and his accompanying delegation were greeted by Mr Xi and a number of senior Chinese officials before the two leaders stood in the raised dais of honour to hear the national anthems of both... Read More

Technical fault forces Emirates airline's Toronto-Dubai flight to turn back

Technical fault forces Emirates airline's Toronto-Dubai flight to turn back

23 Jul 2019

Airbus A380-800 returned shortly after take-off, and had passed the city of Montreal before it had to fly back to Toronto.

An Emirates flight from Toronto to Dubai was forced to turn back on Saturday following a technical fault.

Flight EK242 had just taken off from Toronto Pearson International Airport, at around 2.30pm local time, when the fault was discovered.

The website flight-tracker flightradar24 showed that the Airbus A380-800 returned shortly after take-off, and... Read More

Indian comedian dies while performing in Dubai

Indian comedian dies while performing in Dubai

22 Jul 2019

Well-known and loved local comedian Manjunath Naidu died on stage on Friday while performing his routine to a packed house at a Dubai event. He suffered a cardiac arrest while doing a standup on anxiety at a hotel in Al Barsha. He was 36.

In the two-hour comedy show, Naidu was the last to perform. Mango - as he was affectionately called - complained of high level of anxiety, sat down on the bench next to him and collapsed onto the floor, while still eliciting laughter because many... Read More

Woman to pay Dh3,000 fine for copying messages from husband's phone in UAE

Woman to pay Dh3,000 fine for copying messages from husband's phone in UAE

22 Jul 2019

A woman has been ordered to pay a fine of Dh3,000 for transferring and copying text messages from her husband's mobile phone without his consent as she suspected him of having an "illicit affair". The Ras Al Khaimah Misdemeanour Court also asked her to pay Dh100 advocacy fees and other charges. 

The court sent a copy of the case file to the public prosecution to interrogate the husband and the woman he was chatting with on social media.   

As per court records, the case... Read More

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed arrives in China for official visit

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed arrives in China for official visit

22 Jul 2019

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has arrived in China, beginning an official three-day visit to the country.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces was welcomed to Beijing Capital International Airport in an official ceremony on Sunday. The welcome included a military presence and a traditional cultural performance.

On Monday, Sheikh Mohamed will go to the Great Hall of the People where he will meet President Xi Jinping and other senior... Read More

WhatsApp texts to wife lands UAE man in jail

WhatsApp texts to wife lands UAE man in jail

21 Jul 2019

An Emirati man, who has been convicted of sending abusive and insulting texts to his wife via WhatsApp, has appealed against his two-month jail sentence.

The Abu Dhabi Appeals Court heard that the  woman had dragged her husband to court. In her complaint, the woman said that she had some misunderstandings with her husband and instead of talking to her to resolve the issues, she was surprised when the man sent her abusive and insulting messages.

The woman pointed out that her... Read More

Airbus reveals a falcon-inspired Bird of Prey concept plane

Airbus reveals a falcon-inspired Bird of Prey concept plane

21 Jul 2019

We've seen the Flying-V, the KLM concept jet that seems set to shape the future of air travel. Now we have the Bird of Prey, an Airbus-designed plane, which was unveiled on July 19. The concept aircraft has splayed wingtips and a fanned tail inspired by the feathers of an eagle or falcon. The aerospace giant says it is experimenting with “biomimicry” technology that could eventually lead to quieter landings and less pollution.

The European planemaker's UK subsidiary sought to capture... Read More

Du adds YzerChat to Internet calling pack

Du adds YzerChat to Internet calling pack

19 Jul 2019

Dubai: Customers of du, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), now have access to a new app to make internet calls in the UAE.

The addition of the Yzer Chat app to the internet calling pack offers residents access to messaging services and HD video calls.

Fahad Al Hassawi, deputy chief executive officer of Telco Services, EITC, said: “At du, we are constantly pioneering new ways to integrate cutting-edge technological capabilities into our customers’ lives.... Read More

US shot down Iranian drone close to American ship in Strait of Hormuz

US shot down Iranian drone close to American ship in Strait of Hormuz

19 Jul 2019

A US Navy ship has shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after its operators ignored warnings to stand down, US President Donald Trump said.

The drone came within 1,000 metres of the USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship, and the US took defensive action, Mr Trump said.

“The drone was immediately destroyed,” he said from the White House. “This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters.

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Abu Dhabi and Dubai weather: Rainforest-like humid summer to continue

Abu Dhabi and Dubai weather: Rainforest-like humid summer to continue

19 Jul 2019

Over the past few days, the UAE has been hit with an extreme level of humidity — even by the often-gruelling summer conditions that residents have become accustomed to.

Air laden with water vapours blew in with the northwesterly winds that raked over the sea earlier this week and drove up humidity levels in the process.

Dr Ahmed Habib, a meteorologist at the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology, said the intense humidity is expected to continue for the remainder of the weekend... Read More

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