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One of the three victims of the hammer attack in London on Sunday lost her eye and was left with five percent of her brain function, police said Saturday. The three Emirati sisters had come to London for shopping and sightseeing. The women had visited high-end stores in the West...
Eid Al Adha holidays for the public and private sector were today announced by the UAE government. Holidays for employees of ministries and federal government departments will be from Wednesday, September 23, 2015, and work will resume on Sunday, September 27, 2015, according to a circular issued today by the...
The paid vacation days in America are horrible compared to that of other countries. Vacation deprivation is causing depression in some people. Additionally, the law does not require the U.S. employers to give their employees paid time off. These are some of the questions that will get addressed: Why...
Saudi nationals will face punitive action even if they violate the Kingdom’s press laws from outside the country, a top official has warned. Judge Abdul Aziz Al-Mohanna, head of the committee for looking into media violations at the Ministry of Culture and Information, said: “If a citizen publishes anything in...
UAE nationals can travel to the UK without a visa from January 1 next year if they possess an electronic visa waiver document.  The online application for the document must be made at least 48 hours before they embark on their journey. A printed version of the document must be presented...
The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Union government to explain how it was allowing children below 18 years to open accounts in social networking sites such as Facebook and Google. A Division Bench of Justices B.D. Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru asked the Centre to respond within 10 days...
A mentally ill man who claimed to be "the prince of God" has been executed in Florida for the murders of eight people in the late 1970s. John Errol Ferguson, a paranoid schizophrenic, was declared dead from lethal injection at 6.17pm local time on Monday. He made a brief statement in...
Latifa bint Sulaiman Abu Nayan, assistant undersecretary for family affairs at the Ministry of Social Affairs, has recently announced that orphan female students are not exempt from the need to have a male guardian (mahram) accompany them on scholarships abroad.She noted that a number of orphan female students are...
The makers of all new cars sold in Canada will need to have lap and shoulder seatbelts installed in the centre-rear seat position as of Sept. 1, 2015, Transport Canada announced today. Currently, only lap belts are required in that position in Canada, but shoulder belts in the middle rear...
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia) is considering shortening the time shops close for prayer, the Haia chief has said. The period would be limited to just enough time for ablution and the actual time needed to complete a prayer, said Sheikh Abdullateef...
A woman has admitted killing five of her own babies – in order to preserve her family’s standard of living, a German prosecutor said on Thursday. The 28-year-old woman is said to have given birth to the babies in secret – and then killed them, all without the knowledge of...
ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to take measures to stop obscenity on the TV channels. “PEMRA should consult all the stakeholders for the purpose and after clearly defining obscenity and the limits for TV channels and submit report after four weeks.” said chief...
Qatar Airways female employees are required to gain permission from the airline to get married or change their marital status as part of their contract of employment, it was reported on Tuesday. Contracts also state female employees must also inform the company if they become pregnant, which may result in...
KARACHI: Cellular phone services were suspended in Karachi and Quetta upon the federal government’s directives, DawnNews reported. The services would remain suspended until 7 pm today in light of security concerns on the first day of Muharram. After the announcement that the moon for Muharram had been sighted on Thursday,...
Police are looking for the driver and passenger of a car that slammed into another vehicle carrying a young husband and wife, killing the couple while they were en route to a New York City hospital for the birth of their first child. Police say their baby boy was delivered...
Hillary Clinton may be tipped as a future US president, but that did not impress a London traffic warden who slapped her vehicle with an £80 ($130) parking fine. The former US secretary of state was in town to receive a prize from the Chatham House think tank last week...
The UAE government has released a list of the top crimes committed by foreigners in the country and warned there was no excuse for ignorance of the law. Drink driving is the most common crime committed by non-locals, although the article published in the Ministry of Interior’s monthly English-language magazine...
A 32-year-old B.C. man is facing charges after allegedly threatening to repeat the Colorado shootings that left 12 people dead last month. Mounties in North Vancouver say Ryan John Lewis "made significant death threats" on his Facebook page "to commit crimes similar to the recent shootings in Colorado." Lewis was arrested...
The new executive bylaw for medical insurance in the Kingdom, which puts maximum coverage at SR500,000 for a subscriber, will be implemented within two months, sources have told Arab News. The bylaw prepared by the Cooperative Health Insurance Council (CHIC) links the issuance of resident permits (iqamas) for expat workers...
The case against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram, is “very strong” and the investigation is moving in the right direction, Jodhpur Police on Monday said. “Our case is very strong and moving in the right direction. More time would be...
Los Angeles - A supernatural 'witness' made a courtroom cameo in the Michael Jackson wrongful death civil trial as the CEO of a concert promoter accused of putting profit over the late superstar's failing health claimed Jackson's 'ghost' said his death was accidental. The New York Post reports Randy Phillips, CEO of concert promoter...
An Italian mayor has ditched the internet from council offices are discovering employees spent the working day trawling hardcore porn sites for up to six hours a day. Narcisio Buffoni, 60, was furious after an investigation uncovered that several of his staff were using their work computers to watch online...
Israeli soldiers had a “fun” time making what they called “Rachel Corrie pancakes.” Photos of the event were posted on the Facebook page of the “Heritage House,” a settlement in occupied East Jerusalem that houses so-called “lone soldiers,” men recruited from overseas to join the Israeli occupation forces.   Nesim Pesarel, one...
Saudi woman accused of robbing 5 U.S. banks
Pulling off the perfect bank heist isn’t as easy as the movies make it seem, especially when the robber takes aim at five banks – in the space of three weeks. This week, a 23-year-old Saudi-U.S. woman has been accused of doing just that. Ranya al-Huthaili, who was arrested earlier this...
The Labor Ministry yesterday announced concessions for the Burmese community living in the Kingdom, saying four Burmese workers would be considered one expat under the Nitaqat system. The ministry is also considering a new law that would enforce compulsory retirement of foreigners who have crossed 60. However, exemptions would be...
Most business owners strive to bring new customers to their place of business, and they want to keep their customers safe. A customer's experience truly does begin and end in the parking lot, and you should always want your customers to leave with positive feelings. However, you don't always...
As many as 482 rape cases had been registered in Kerala in the first three months of this year, as per the crime statistics released by the State police earlier this week. Of these,159 victims were minors. The figures show that on an average, five rape cases had been registered...
A Kuwaiti activist has been sentenced to ten years in jail by the country’s top court, for using Twitter “to insult the emir and call for the overthrow of the regime”, Kuwaiti media stated. Three other activists received three years in prison each. The opposition activist, Orance Al-Rasheedi, was accused...
AN EGYPTIAN court has confirmed death sentences for 183 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie, a prosecutor says, after a speedy mass trial that sparked an international outcry. The court in the central city of Minya had initially sentenced 683 people to death, but it has now commuted death...
The Kingdom's security forces have arrested thousands of illegal expatriate workers countrywide since the crackdown began on Monday, with Makkah Province accounting for over 5,000 arrests. “More than 5,000 expatriate workers were arrested on the very first day of the police campaign against violators of labor and residency laws,” Col....