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UAE’s surfing revolution: Emirati surfer set to make global history

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 3:27 PM

Mohammed Rahma will be the first Emirati to represent his country at global surfing event

Culture & Society»

International Coffee Day

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:43 PM

While the exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown, many countries around the world participate in an annual event observed on September 29 for the celebration and enjoyment of the popular beverage coffee.

Politics & Economics»

Hong Kong's Political Unrest

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:43 PM

Protesters massed in three of the busiest districts in Hong Kong in an attempt to shut down the city and force the chief executive to talk to them about the Chinese government's plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong's 2017 elections.

Culture & Society»

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2014

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:43 PM

The annual festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days with the participants performing acts of body piercing to bring good luck to the community.

Politics & Economics»

India's Modi in New York

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:43 PM

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi gave a speech during a reception by the Indian community in honour of his visit to the US at Madison Square Garden, NYC, on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Culture & Society»

Arabian Business Kuwait Awards 2014

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 10:20 AM

This year's top winners from across a variety of business sectors

Culture & Society»

Saudi Police Prepare for the Hajj

Monday, 29 September 2014 12:22 PM

This year, officials in Saudi Arabia are taking extra precautions to ensure the Ebola outbreak in West Africa remains outside the kingdom and to prevent the spread of the deadly MERS coronavirus.

Technology»

Amazon’s Bezos Invests in India

Monday, 29 September 2014 12:22 PM

The founder and CEO of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos handed over a two billion dollar cheque to Indian Vice President and Country Manager of Amazon.in, which will go towards raising the bar for online shopping in India.

Politics & Economics»

Spain: Catalan Leader Pushes For Independence

Monday, 29 September 2014 12:22 PM

President of region announces vote for November but Madrid government hopes court will deem it illegal.

Culture & Society»

Millions of Muslims Arrive in Makkah

Monday, 29 September 2014 12:21 PM

Every year, Muslim faithful from about 160 countries converge on the Islamic city of Makkah and other locations in western Saudi Arabia to complete the holy journey.

Style»

MidEast designers to help transform the Eiffel Tower into a catwalk

Monday, 29 September 2014 10:03 AM

Jessica Minh Anh has chosen three designers from the region for her eighth history-making fashion show

Arts»

In Pictures: George Clooney marries Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Alamuddin

Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:52 PM

Wedding between Hollywood actor and human rights lawyer took place in Venice

Culture & Society»

Dubai Gold Souk

Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:46 PM

Located in the heart of its commercial business district in Deira, Dubai’s Gold Souk consists of over 300 retailers that trade almost exclusively in jewelry.

Politics & Economics»

UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Addresses UN Assembly

Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:46 PM

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, was among political leaders from around the globe who took part in the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014, in New York City.

Culture & Society»

Muslims Prepare For Eid al-Adha

Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:46 PM

Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.


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