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11,000 caught speeding at Abu Dhabi traffic lights

Motorists are being warned not to increase their speed to avoid getting stuck at traffic lights before they turn red. Abu Dhabi Police have installed special cameras that detect such cars at intersections. A total of 11,434 vehicles were caught exceeding the speed limit at crossings in the capital over the past three months, while […]     Read More
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NMC, Facebook team up to combat fake news

UAE residents will soon be able to access the credibility of news information they see on social media. The National Media Council has tied up with Facebook to combat the proliferation of false news. The joint awareness campaign is designed to educate the public to check what they are reading online. Facebook users will have […]     Read More
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Heart attack, cancer top insurance claims in Middle East

Cardiovascular disease and cancer are the top causes for life insurance claims in the Middle East. That’s according to research by Zurich International Life Limited which analysed claims made from January 2015 to December 2017. It found that 71 per cent of women were claiming due to cancer, and 52 per cent of men due […]     Read More
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Dubai sets plastic bottles record on Earth Day

In a bid to spread more awareness about plastic pollution on World Earth Day, Dubai has acquired a Guinness World Record for the longest line of plastic bottles. The collection of 58,447 used bottles is equivalent to over four and half times the height of Burj Khalifa.  Half of the bottles are being sent for […]     Read More
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Dubai launches school health policy

Authorities in Dubai want students aged between seven and 15 to eat more fruits and vegetables. It’s part of the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) new School Health Policy, which aims to create a healthier environment for school students.   The policy, which will be rolled out at private schools in the emirate, will also involve programmes […]     Read More
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ADNOC wins Saudi trade licence

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have been given the green light to operate service stations in Saudi Arabia. It comes after the Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMR) awarded the company a licence to manage stations in the Kingdom. ADNOC Distribution has announced plans to open at least one service station in […]     Read More
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More people from UAE are visiting this country

More people from the UAE are visiting Finland. That’s according to the Finnish tourism authority, which says that the number of visitors from the Emirates rose by more than 30 per cent last year from 2016. They revealed that close to 10,000 tourists visited the country in 2017. The authority says that the increase in […]     Read More
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UAE denounces Kabul terror attack

The UAE has condemned Sunday’s bomb attack in Afghanistan that killed at least 57 people. More than 100 people were also injured when a man blew himself up at a voter registration centre in Kabul. In a statement, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said the country denounces acts of terror that […]     Read More
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Bahrain condemns Qatari interception of UAE airliner

Bahrain has condemned Qatar for flying its fighter jets dangerously close to a UAE civilian aircraft. The jets reportedly flew within 700 feet of the Emirati plane while it was passing through Bahraini airspace on Sunday. The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the actions posed a serious threat to the safety of passengers, violating […]     Read More
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