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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 […]

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Pet bird belonging to Afghan girl evacuated from Kabul finds new home in France’s embassy in Abu Dhabi

A pet bird belonging to an Afghan girl who was evacuated from Kabul after the Taliban’s takeover has found a new home with France’s ambassador in Abu Dhabi. Xavier Chatel took in the little mynah, named Juji, after the girl was stopped from bringing it on a flight from the United Arab Emirates to France. […]

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Side Eyeing Chloe: Music company buys popular internet meme as NFT for $74,000

An image of a popular internet meme, featuring a two-year-old girl, has been sold as a non-fungible token (NFT) for about $74,000. The picture, dubbed Side Eyeing Chloe, shows young Chloe Clem giving a disapproving look after her mother reveals a surprise trip to Disneyland. NFTs are digital tokens which demonstrate ownership of electronic art. […]

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Three former US intelligence operatives admit to working as ‘hackers-for-hire’ for UAE

Three “hackers-for-hire” working for a company in the United Arab Emirates “for the benefit” of the government in Abu Dhabi have agreed to pay $1.68 million in penalties as part of a legal settlement in the United States, the US Justice Department said. The suspects, two US citizens and one former American citizen, provided “zero-click” […]

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UAE becomes the second country after Bhutan to accept India’s UPI payment system

The United Arab Emirates based digital banking service and solution provider Mashreq Bank announced their strategic partnership with India’s National Payment Corporation’s International. UAE aims to offer India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system in their country. UPI is India’s very own home grown instant payment system. It was developed by the National Payments Corporation of […]