Wednesday 29 June 2016

101 celebrities to raise funds for refugees worldwide

One hundred and one celebrities are coming together to raise funds for refugees worldwide by donating their jeans to be painted by fashion designer and artist Johny Dar, for a project called ‘Jeans for Refugees’. The celebrities include Kate Moss, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcli


Iran names new armed forces chief

Iran named Major General Mohammad Baqeri as head of the armed forces, state media reported on Tuesday. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is commander-in-chief of the armed forces, issued the decree naming Baqeri. It said he has been working in Khatam al An


No major Brexit impact on Saudi-UK ties

Britain's decision to leave the European Union will not affect relations with Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said on Tuesday. "We don't believe that the exit of Britain from the EU will have a major impact on our


Britons flood Ireland with EU passport queries

Britons trying to hang onto EU citizenship have inundated Ireland's embassy in London and post offices in British-run Northern Ireland with passport enquiries and requests for application forms, the Irish foreign office said on Monday. Post offices ran out of forms and the em


Eurotunnel boss fears Brexit will raise migrant pressures

The head of Eurotunnel on Monday warned that Britain's decision to leave the European Union could lead to an increase in the number of migrants trying to enter Britain via Calais on the French coast. "There could be increased migrant pressure during the summer and becaus


Israel, Turkey agree to normalise ties

Israel and Turkey on Sunday reached agreement to normalise ties, senior officials from both countries said, to end a rift over the Israeli navy's killing of 10 Turkish pro-Palestinian activists who tried to sail to the blockaded Gaza Strip in 2010. A formal announcement on th


Iraqi forces retake IS holdout in Falluja

Iraqi forces recaptured the last district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Falluja on Sunday and the general commanding the operation declared the battle complete after nearly five weeks of fighting. Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi claimed victory over Islamic State


UAE arbitration centre adopts latest global rules

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (Emac) has adopted advanced global arbitration rules and is implementing special fast-track arbitration rules to ensure speedy decision-making and less time, effort and cost for all parties involved. The decisions were made during the Centre&r


Dubai retailers gear up for solid Ramadan sales

Despite slower growth projections for the first half, retailers across Dubai are witnessing steady spend during Ramadan, primarily driven by residents and international visitors, including those from across the GCC proximity markets. Overall, close to 1 million international visi


Bahrain set for debut chocolate & coffee show

There has been an overwhelming response from the chocolate and coffee manufacturers and the dealers from the Middle east region for the inaugural “Chocolate & coffee” exhibition and festival to be held in Bahrain from  September 1 to 3, said the organiser Events Staarts.

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