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Wealthy Gupta brothers wanted for corruption in South Africa arrested in UAE

Two brothers from the wealthy Gupta family have been arrested in the United Arab Emirates, the South African and Emirati authorities have announced. Atul and Rajesh Gupta are accused in South Africa of profiting from their close links with former president Jacob Zuma and exerting unfair influence. Extradition talks are taking place between the two […]

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Japan redraws Ukraine aid flight plan after India refuses aircraft to land

Japan is redrawing its plan for transporting humanitarian aid supplies to displaced Ukrainians after Tokyo said India had refused to let Self-Defense Forces aircraft land in the country. The plan was for an Air Self-Defense Force plane to pick up relief items at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees supply depots in India and the […]

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UK engineer who was tied and had shots fired over head at UAE oil site awarded £100,000 in damages

An engineer who was tied up and had shots fired over his head when he tried to enter an oil facility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been awarded £100,000 in damages. Michael Duggan, 44, sued his former employers, Advanced Sensors, based in Carrickfergus, over the incident. The judge said there were forseeable risks […]

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UAE claims to have intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting capital Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates said it intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting its capital, Abu Dhabi, early Monday, following a deadly drone attack on the city a week ago. In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Defense said, “its air defense has intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles fired by the terrorist Houthi group.” “The attack […]

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Ashraf Ghani was given less than ‘two minutes’ to decide if he wanted to flee Afghanistan

Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Thursday described fleeing the Taliban’s victory march on Kabul, saying the decision had been taken in “minutes” and that he did not know he was leaving the country until he was taking off. Ghani told BBC’s Radio 4 “Today” programme that on the morning of August 15, 2021, the […]

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Dubai ruler ordered to pay ex-wife Princess Haya over $728 million in royal divorce case

The UK’s High Court on Tuesday awarded a lump sum settlement of £251.5 million to Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussain, the 47-year-old daughter of Jordan’s former King Hussein. She is the youngest of six wives of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum – the multi-billionaire ruler of Dubai, prime minister of the UAE and influential horse-racing owner. […]

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UAE suspends discussions on $23 billion weapons deal with US that includes F-35 aircrafts

The United Arab Emirates has informed the United States that it is suspending discussions on a $23 billion weapons deal that includes advanced F-35 aircraft, the Emirati embassy in Washington, DC said. In a statement on Tuesday, the embassy said the UAE would “suspend discussions” on the sale, while meetings at the Pentagon scheduled for […]

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Max Verstappen wins Formula 1 world title after last-lap overtake of Lewis Hamilton

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen snatched his first Formula 1 world title by beating Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of a thrilling season finale in Abu Dhabi, then had to wait while the Briton’s Mercedes team had two protests against the result rejected by stewards. Hamilton had appeared in control of the race and on […]

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T20 World Cup Final: Australia beat New Zealand by eight wickets

Australia powered to an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand to win the Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time. Mitchell Marsh scored a ferocious 77 not out from 50 balls as Australia overhauled what appeared to be a challenging 173 with seven deliveries to spare in Dubai. The all-rounder shared a dominant stand of […]

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‘I’m not a racist’: South African cricketer Quinton de Kock apologies for refusing to take the knee

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock has apologized for refusing to take the knee and insists he is “not a racist.” The wicketkeeper announced he had made the “personal decision” not to take a knee before games at the ongoing T20 World Cup. His decision came after the Cricket South Africa (CSA) board said all […]

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IPL 2021: MS Dhoni led-Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders to win 4th title

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings claimed their fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title with a comfortable 27-run victory against Kolkata Knight Riders in the final in Dubai. Put into bat, Chennai amassed 192-3 with opener Faf du Plessis anchoring their innings with 86 off 59 balls, which also earned the South African the man-of-the-match […]

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Princess Haya: Dubai ruler ordered hacking of his ex-wife’s phone, UK court rules

London’s High Court ruled that Dubai’s leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum ordered the hacking of the phones of his ex-wife and those close to her amid custody battle over their children. Timeline and findings made in the English courts: June 2000 – Sheikha Shamsa, daughter of Mohammed and his Algerian wife Huriah Ahmed al […]