Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The Duke of Cambridge has told reporters he was "very happy" after his wife Kate gave birth to a girl. Prince William was present for the birth of the couple's second child, who weighed in at 8lb 3oz. Both mother and baby are "doing well" at London's St Mary's Hospital, the...
After the pilot phase, ATMs will have to be configured to read the national ID card
Are you tired of carrying multiple bank cards and remembering personal identification numbers (PIN)? Your plight will end soon. The national ID card issued by Emirates Identity Authority (Emirates ID) will soon replace ATM and credit cards. National ID cards will be used for financial transactions as part of a...
Pakistan's education hurdles
source: aljazeera
A new documentary partly bankrolled by the Doha Film Institute about construction workers in Dubai is set to hit UAE theaters at the end of this month. The film, “Champ of the Camp,” debuted last year the Dubai International Film Festival to high marks. It tells the story of several men who compete...
In the aftermath of the hostage crisis in downtown Sydney, Australians are showing the world they're not caving to racism or Islamophobia. On Monday, an armed gunman stormed a cafe in Martin Place, entering a tense standoff with police. After the hostage-taker displayed an Islamic flag in the cafe's window,...
WASHINGTON - The surging price of Microsoft shares returned US tech tycoon Bill Gates back to the top of Forbes's world's billionaires list, with his $76 billion beating out Mexico's Carlos Slim's $72 billion. The annual list, released Monday, counted 1,645 men and women as billionaires, with an average wealth...
On Tuesday, Afghan Senators said that by holding a Jirga, President Karzai is circumventing the National Assembly in an uncostitutional way. The Senators asked President Karzai to work to solve the problems of the country through the National Assembly and not Jirgas. The opposing Senators also said that Jirgas are...
Jakarta: Indonesian rescuers searching for a missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 people pulled bodies and wreckage from the sea off the coast of Borneo on Tuesday as relatives of those on board broke down in tears on hearing the news. Indonesia AirAsia’s Flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200, lost contact...
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A legendary Special Forces commander was quietly forced to leave the U.S. Army after he admitted to a love affair with a Washington Post war correspondent, who quit her job to secretly live with him for almost a year in one of the most dangerous combat outposts in Afghanistan. U.S....
Haji Asad was a rich and happy man last year in the same time who spent his half-life in five star restaurants of Dubai but now he spend his uneasy life for releasing in a prison where thousands of people are buried alive beneath the ground. It is a prison...
A SECOND Danish Zoo is considering putting down one of its giraffes despite public outrage over another giraffe being slaughtered and fed to lions. The Danish Jyllands Park Zoo said it might put down one of its giraffes, which by coincidence is also named Marius, like the giraffe the Copenhagen...
This year marked the start of teenagers adopting other social networks instead of Facebook as their parents signed up for Zuckerberg's site in droves. In a European Union-funded study on social media, the Department of Anthropology at University College London is running nine simultaneous 15-month ethnographic studies in seven countries to...
A new WikiLeaks-style website targeting the kingpins of wildlife crime has attracted serious leads on elephant, tiger, fishery and forest destruction across the globe in its first three months. The WildLeaks website, which uses Tor technology to ensure anonymity, has been set up by Andrea Crosta, a security consultant who...
One of Bollywood’s most-watched couples made an interesting choice when it came to naming their newborn baby. On Dec. 20 actors Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their first child, a baby boy, in Mumbai, naming him Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. But the name Taimur sparked a raging debate...
Born and raised in Kabul, Shabana finished high school in the U.S. through the State Department’s Youth Exchange Studies program. She went on to attend Middlebury College in Vermont, graduating magna cum laude in International Studies and Women & Gender Studies in 2011. While at Middlebury, Shabana was awarded...
Shoe thrown as Rouhani returns after historic Obama call
A shoe was thrown at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s motorcade Saturday as he arrived home to a mixed reception after his historic call with Barack Obama, an AFP correspondent reported. Iranian newspapers hailed the first contact with a US president in more than three decades as the ending of a...
Arabs Got Talent Sima twirls
The Syrian dancing group SIMA was announced the winner of the third season of Arabs Got Talent on Saturday during its live finale show. The finale, which showcased 12 performances by the front runners in the competition, named the group of Syrian natives the victors. The SIMA band, consisting of more...
Robert McCarthy has designed, developed, researched and evangelized mobile products and technologies, with a focus on mobile and emerging payment eco-systems, for more than 15 years. At Mobiquity, Robert advises clients in areas including mobile communications, network and mobile security, and cloud infrastructure design. A song lyric from “All That...
London: Prince William and his wife Kate emerged from a London hospital with their newborn daughter on Saturday to screams from hundreds of well-wishers. The beaming couple waved to the crowd, with Kate wearing a yellow patterned dress and cradling the princess wrapped in a white blanket. Prince...
Indiana is training 300 prisoners to kill infected chickens and banning bird shows at county fairs. Mississippi is considering road barricades and planning biosecurity measures. Iowa is trying to figure out how to deal with a mountain of dead - and reeking - chickens. Federal health experts are hopeful that...
The U.S. Declaration of Independence inscribed as a fundamental right "the pursuit of happiness," but Norway has taken that goal most to heart. The Scandinavian nation of 5 million, known for its spectacular fjords, reindeer and "Midnight Sun," ranks No. 1 among 155 countries rated for happiness in a United...
A 36-year-old taxi driver in Dubai, Khalid Khan has been working hard in the emirate to support his family back home in Pakistan. When he first came here, he was all of 20 years old, and has been working as a taxi driver in Dubai for years. Back home, he...
For years, Yahoo had been building up its Bangalore operations as one of its global technology centerpieces. Now, in a radical restructuring, the internet company is pulling back work to its Sunnyvale, California, headquarters, and laying off large numbers of its employees in Bangalore. Yahoo declined to talk about the...
China is reviewing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage couples to have a second child, after surveys showed that many are hesitant to expand families due to economic constraints, the state-owned China Daily newspaper reported. The potential move was revealed by Wang Pei'an, a vice minister of the National...
A young dolphin has died after beachgoers took it from the sea to pose for photographs with it. Huge crowds gathered around the small animal on the beach resort at Santa Teresita in Argentina after one man picked it up. But it appears it quickly overheated and died while out of...
Saudi Arabia sexual harassment video sparks social media outrage
A video purporting to show a group of men sexually harassing women in an eastern province of Saudi Arabia sparked outrage on Wednesday on social media. It led many social media users to call for harsher laws punishing sexual harassment in the kingdom. The video shows a group of men chasing...
MANILA  - President Barack Obama landed in the Philippines Monday to cement new defence ties on the last leg of an Asian tour conducted against a backdrop of territorial tensions between US allies and China. Obama flew into Manila from Malaysia, hours after the allies signed a new defence agreement allowing...
A passenger plane from Dubai crashed on Saturday while trying to land at the airport in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don. The crash is believed to have killed all 62 passengers and crew on board. The Flydubai airline – a low-budget Dubai-based airline - initially said on its Facebook page:...
We have been preconditioned to assume that getting an education can only be done within the confines of a classroom, but we all know that isn't remotely close to the truth. Though figures vary, approximately 70 to 80% of learning happens outside the classroom. Learning is a continuous process,...
Faiz al-Malki Saudi actors, comedians turn to waiters
Saudi actors and comedians worked as waiters for a day serving over 200 orphans from Ensan Charity Committee for Orphan Care at a Riyadh restaurant. The project “aims to activate the role of women in the Saudi society,” said one of the organizers. Female students under the age of 24 organized...