Saturday, August 19, 2017


Dubai marine transport carries 6.6 million in H1 2017

More than 6.6 million people used marine transit modes in Dubai during the first half of this year. That’s according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which said that Abras accounted for the largest share of commuters with close to 6.3 million passengers. The Water Bus came in second ...

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Russia denies giving lake to Kazakhstan

Russia’s Federal Security Service has confirmed that parts of Lake Sladkoe in southern Siberia had dried out that its shore has aligned with the border with Kazakhstan.  It comes after public anger at claims that the lake had been gifted to the neighbouring country. Julia Lyubova reports from Moscow

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UAE’s NCMS issues hot weather advisory

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has issued a hot weather advisory for the weekend. Motorists are urged to exercise caution on the roads with periods of low visibility due to fog formation during the morning hours. The UAE weather bureau has forecast “very hot” weather during the ...

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Cars turning common attack weapon for terrorists

The attack on Barcelona’s popular streets Thursday is the latest in a series of car terror strikes. Since 2014, there has been a marked increase in the use of vehicles to harm and kill.  Here’s a look at some of the recent car strikes Paris: 9 August 2017 a man ...

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Sixth Australian minister in eligibility trouble over dual citizenship

A sixth Australian MP will have the country’s High Court decide her public office eligibility over the issue of dual citizenship. Government Senator Fiona Nash has revealed she is a UK citizen by descent because of her Scottish-born father. Like Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, Nash said she would continue in her ...

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