Saturday 19 August 2017

At least 40 killed in Egypt train collision

At least 40 people were killed and nearly 135 others were injured when two trains collided in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Friday, reports said.   The trains slammed into each other outside the Khorshid station in the Mediterranean port city. Bodies


40 killed in Egypt train collision

A total of 40 people died and 120 injured when two trains collided head on in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in Egypt, media reports said. Television reports also showed pictures of bodies covered with bed sheets at the site, and some carriages were shown to be derailed bec


Dubai bakery creates $40,000 cake, a tribute to India

The cake artists at Broadway Bakery in Dubai have created the world's most expensive edible cake at the request of a client to celebrate the Indian Independence Day. The cake costs $40,000! It features Bollywood celebrity Aamir Khan (as Mahavir Singh Phogat) looking on with u


Hottest July in Bahrain since 1902

July this year goes on record as the hottest July ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902, said a report. The mean temperature of the month was 36.9°C which is 3.0°C above the long-term normal and goes on record as the highest mean monthly temperature for July since 1902 and bro


UAE cuts document request for govt services

The UAE Government Accelerators Team has completed eliminated the request of the four most common documents including passport, family book, Emirate ID, and residency details. The challenge idea is to eliminate the need for the most requested documents, and thus reducing the numb


Baker McKenzie posts revenues of $2.67bn

Baker McKenzie, a leading global law firm, has announced record revenues of $2.67 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 (FY17), up 5 per cent compared to the previous year. The company also announced the promotion of 80 new partners globally, including in the Middle Eas


Firoz Merchant honoured for humanitarian aid

Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the UAE, honoured Firoz Merchant, a Dubai-based Indian businessman, who is one of the main donors to the Faraj Fund. The ceremony took place at the Ministry of Interior headquarters.

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