Sunday 27 May 2018

Two killed as Cyclone Mekunu lashes Oman

Cyclone Mekunu has hit southern Oman with high winds and rain, killing a 12-year-old girl and a man and leaving three other people injured, reported BBC, citing senior government officials.   Oman state TV showed large areas of flooding in Dhofar and Al Wusta pr


Cyclone Mekunu moves towards Salalah

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu is strengthening as it moves toward the Arabian Peninsula, where it is expected to make landfall on Saturday near Salalah in Oman, reports said.   Mekunu comes on the heels of Tropical Cyclone Sagar, a rare storm in the western Gulf of Ad


Dewa deal with Western Union on deposit refunds

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed an agreement with Western Union to enable Dewa’s customers to conveniently collect their security deposit refunds from Western Union agent locations in the UAE and around the world.   According to the


French group Egis wins UAE railway network project

Egis, an international group offering engineering, project structuring and operations services, has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract for the development of the UAE railway network (Stages 2 and 3). As part of the deal, the French construction major wil


Saudi courts recover $3.4bn from foreign rulings

Saudi enforcement courts have announced the recovery of more than $3.4 billion after enforcing a number of foreign rulings. The rulings came from foreign arbitration committees and foreign courts from a number of countries around the world concerning individuals, companies and en


Bridge to launch first e-insurance comparison portal

Bridge Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers, a leading independent corporate insurance broker and risk advisor, has announced plans to launch the first online insurance comparison portal in Bahrain. The move comes following the company's winning of approval from the Central Bank


Registration opens for 2019 Al Mouj Muscat Marathon

The clock is now counting down to the start of the 2019 Al Mouj Muscat Marathon with the official opening of registrations for the two-day festival of running. With less than eight months to go to the event (January 18-19, 2019), organisers are aiming to build on the success of t


Mobile crane falls at Makkah mosque site; no casualties reported

Saudi authorities said a part of a mobile crane being used for construction work at the Grand Mosque in Makkah toppled to the ground yesterday (May 20) afternoon. However, there were no casualties as the area was far from visitors and worshippers, reported Arab News, cit


Abu Dhabi seizes over 13,000 fake parts in Q1

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Abu Dhabi has confiscated 13,286 pieces that included fake automobile spare parts, electronics, clothes, accessories and cosmetics during the first quarter (Q1) of the year, compared to 984 pieces during Q1 2017. DED conducted a tot


RTA signs agreement with Dubai Ambulance Services

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services thus enabling the issuance of approvals for ambulance vehicles operated by private health entities online.   The MoU entitles the Dubai Corp

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