Rescue workers on Saturday were looking for more bodies from a migrant boat capsize off Libya that a UN official has called "the worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year", with at least 62 confirmed deaths so far.
About 145 migrants were rescued by the Libyan coastguard after their overloaded boat went down east of the capital near the port city of Khoms on Thursday. Aid agencies fear that scores of others had drowned, with the number of missing estimated at more than 110 by the... Read More
Abu Dhabi has been singled out as one of the most cultural cities in the world in a recent online list compiled by Skyscanner, the popular travel fare website.
The UAE capital made the exclusive list after the Chinese-owned website identified its top five destinations for expanding any travellers’ horizons with an arts and culture-filled holiday.
Coming in at number two, only preceded by Florence in Italy, the UAE capital was singled out for being one of the Middle East’s most... Read More
Motorists in Abu Dhabi will have to pay new road toll charges from October 15 this year, transport officials have announced.
The scheme, similar to Dubai’s Salik system which has been in place since 2007, will be rolled out across the UAE capital at four tollgates.
The cashless system will be set up so drivers are automatically charged electronically.
Motorists travelling through Al Maqtaa, Mussafah, Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Khalifa bridges will be charged Dh4 during... Read More
The troubled Sonia Rykiel French fashion house - once a symbol the rebellious spirit of Paris in 1968 - on Thursday went into liquidation.
A Paris court ordered the winding up of the loss-making brand founded by the "Queen of Knits" Rykiel, an icon of 1960s revolt against the fashion establishment.
Despite the boom in luxury French fashion, a buyer could not be found to take on the label since it went into receivership in April.
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WAM – Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, invited the Chairman of the Russian State Duma to visit the UAE and the FNC, to participate the UAE-Russia Parliamentary Friendship Committee.
She passed on the invitation to Sergey Kuznetsov, Ambassador of Russia to the UAE, during their meeting at the FNC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Al Qubaisi highlighted the keenness of the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa... Read More
A UAE domestic worker who used a string of social media accounts to spread the ideology of terror group ISIS has been jailed for ten years and ordered to pay a Dh2 million fine.
The Filipino man, 30, identified as Hassan D.A.A, was convicted of joining the organisation and promoting its activities through seven social media accounts, five on Facebook and on each on Twitter and instant messaging service, Telegram.
The man will be deported at the end of his sentence, Abu Dhabi... Read More
In an exhibition space at the 180 The Strand building in central London on end of June, Cartier unveiled Magnitude, its latest high jewelry collection. Rich in color and contrasts, the collection centered around unique pairings of precious and semi-precious gemstones that together assert the force of the storied jeweler’s inventive design and creativity, and the “disruptive” presentation style that Cartier’s audience knows well.
The gloom of the rain-beaten June day failed to dampen... Read More
WAM – Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed the significance of peace and stability in the Gulf region for the Middle East as well as for the whole world, saying the region should be an "oasis of security" rather than a new "source of turmoil."
"China backs the UAE's commitment to regional peace and stability," Xi said, calling on all sides concerned to stay calm and exercise restraints, and refrain from opening a "Pandora's box."
"(All sides concerned) should, on the basis... Read More
The palm is one of the UAE’s most prized trees. Its fruit fed generations of people for thousands of years, while its trunk and leaves were used to build homes.
Now the palm is blasting off on a new chapter as the UAE is to send its seeds into orbit on the International Space Station.
The seeds will lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Wednesday at 6.24pm [2.24am on Thursday UAE time] on a Falcon 9 rocket. Operated by SpaceX – the company founded by billionaire Elon Musk... Read More
Bvlgari has firstly reinvented its signature collection with the new eight-piece Bvlgari Bvlgari Classic line, with jewels that can be mixed, stacked and matched.
Nodding to the colourful pop art of the 1970s and 80s, the pieces are all set in 18-karat pink gold and introduce opaque hardstones into the collection for the first time. Single earrings, open bangles and a unique spinning ring design feature discs of red carnelian, green malachite, black onyx and mother-of-pearl.
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