Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tag Archives: UAE

Irfan Ansari banned from all cricket for 10 years

DUBAI: Irfan Ansari has been banned from all cricket for 10 years after the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching three counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. During the hearing, the tribunal heard evidence that Ansari approached Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed during the Pakistan series with Sri Lanka ...

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Fresh sparks between bitter neighbours

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan engaged in a new confrontation on Thursday as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a controversial statement on Pakistan’s internal matters. In response, Pakistan urged Afghanistan’s leadership to pay attention to the issues of their own country rather than making statements against others. Rejecting the controversial tweet ...

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Three Abu Dhabi lenders agree to create 3rd largest bank

ABU DHABI Commercial Bank, Union National Bank and Al Hilal Bank agreed a merger on Tuesday to create the third-largest bank in the United Arab Emirates. The bank will become the fifth largest in the GCC with 420 billion UAE dirham ($114.35 billion) in assets with increased productivity and economies ...

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WhatsApp alert: Beware of new viral video scam

DUBAI: The popular messaging service is targeted by several scams and viruses. Another WhatsApp scam message is back and making the rounds just a few months after the UAE issued a warning against a virus that plagued its users. Although the ‘WhatsApp Gold’ virus update has been debunked, which started ...

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince heads back; $3bn support to Pakistan confirmed

ISLAMABAD/DUBAI: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Sunday afternoon left Islamabad for his home country after a day-long official visit. The visit has confirmed the speculations about a financial package by the oil-rich middle-east emirate to Pakistan, which was doing rounds since last week. ...

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Pakistan to get $3 billion bailout package from UAE

DUBAI/ISLAMABAD: The United Arab Emirates has announced its intention to deposit US$3 billion in the State Bank of Pakistan to support the financial and monetary policy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Emirates News Agency reported on Friday. In a statement, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development said it ...

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Mika Singh gets arrested in Dubai for Harassing teenaged model

BOLLYWOOD: Indian Singer Mika Singh was arrested in UAE for allegedly sending “indecent pictures” to a teenaged Brazilian model, according to a media report on Thursday. Singh, who was here to perform at a party, was arrested in UAE after the model lodged a complaint that the singer has sent ...

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Dubai property prices sink 7.4% as UAE jobs growth slows

DUBAI: Prices for Dubai’s residential real estate sank 7.4% in the third quarter of 2018 from a year earlier, with the drop accelerating from a 5.8% fall in the second quarter, the United Arab Emirates central bank said in a report. Prices have been falling quarter-on-quarter almost continually since the ...

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