Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Philippine Airlines to temporarily suspend flights to Abu Dhabi

Philippine Airlines says it’s temporarily suspending flights between Manila and Abu Dhabi from July 8. The carrier says the service is being halted as the management “undertakes route assessment initiatives”. The flights affected are PR 656 / 657, which are scheduled every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Those who have booked ...

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World leaders condemn deadly terror attack in Manchester

World leaders have expressed solidarity with Britain and condemned the deadly Manchester terror attack that left 22 dead and 59 wounded. Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed deep sorrow in his condolence message to British Queen Elizabeth II, while Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said they were “shocked” by the “horrific ...

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Analyst challenges IMF’s forecasts on UAE economy

Experts think the UAE’s oil sector is poised to see growth this year, despite forecasts of a slowdown. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts a contraction of 2.9 per cent on the back of OPEC cuts, which have been extended until next year. But Jean-Paul Pigat, Head of Research at ...

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14 hawksbill turtles released into Arabian Gulf

A total of 14 endangered turtles have been released into the Arabian Gulf on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island beach. The hawksbill sea turtles were rehabilitated after being found washed up on the shore last winter. Buthaina Al Qubaisi is the acting head of the environmental services of the Tourism Development ...

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