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Travel»

10 best Ashrams and spiritual retreats around the world

Thursday, 21 August 2014 4:50 PM

Usually located far from human habitation, attendees are usually seeking out a stress-free, spiritual and often inexpensive break

Banking & Finance»

Standard Chartered fined for high-risk transactions from Hong Kong and UAE

Thursday, 21 August 2014 4:46 PM

New York state's banking regulator hit Standard Chartered Bank with a 300 USD million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business on August 20, 2014, for not detecting possible money laundering – the allegedly high-risk transactions from Hong Kong and the UAE.

Politics & Economics»

India remembers Rajiv Gandhi

Thursday, 21 August 2014 4:45 PM

A remembrance ceremony marking the 70th birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was held in New Delhi on August 20, 2014.

Politics & Economics»

Scotland prepares for independence vote

Thursday, 21 August 2014 4:45 PM

First Minister Alex Salmond's chief economic adviser has insisted Scotland has viable options for its currency if there is a yes vote in the independence referendum on September 18, 2014.

Politics & Economics»

Germany to send arms to Iraqi Kurds

Thursday, 21 August 2014 4:45 PM

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced on August 20, 2014 in Berlin that Germany is ready to send arms to help Iraqi Kurds.

World»

Destroyed Palestinian homes

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:34 PM

The UN estimates about 10,000 Palestinian homes were destroyed by fighting between Israel and Hamas displacing hundreds of thousands of people living in the Gaza Strip.

Politics & Economics»

Pakistan's week-long drama

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:34 PM

Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Pakistan's parliament early on August 20, 2014, in a bid to depose the prime minister, as the nation's powerful military called for talks to resolve the week-long political drama.

Healthcare»

Liberia’s struggles with Ebola

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:34 PM

The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,000 people in four African countries, and Liberia now has had more deaths than any other country.

Cars & Boats»

Revealed: Sheikh Hamdan’s luxury yachts in France

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:34 PM

The 77 meters luxury yacht 'The Smeralda' and the 88 meters 'Dubawi'' luxury yacht attract attention at the Saint-Malo harbour, Britanny, western France. Both belong to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

Travel»

10 most lavish homes in LA attracting MidEast interest

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 2:10 PM

Some of the luxurious properties for sale in Los Angeles which could attract new Middle Eastern owners

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Culture & Society»

Malala meets with Ban Ki-Moon

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:46 PM

Malala Yousafzai, an education and women's rights activist, met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon during a conference on the United Nation's (UN) Millennium Development Goals on August 18, 2014 in New York City.

Transport»

Japan's Skymark shares surge 28 percent

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:46 PM

Japan's Skymark Airlines shares surged after a report that Malaysia's AirAsia may buy the struggling Japanese carrier, which was left reeling after a collapsed jet order with Airbus last month.

Gadgets»

Japan's Softbank fights for US smartphone market share

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:46 PM

Japanese mobile communication giant Softbank will start to sell Aquos Crystal in Japan's market from August 29, 2014, while Softbank's subsidiary Sprint will launch it in the US market.

Culture & Society»

Arab-Jewish wedding makes waves in Tel Aviv

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:46 PM

A wedding party of Morel Malcha, a Jewish, and Mahmoud Mansour, an Arab-Israeli, held on August 17, 2014, in the Israeli coastal city of Rishon Letzion, increased tensions among Israelis who are both in support and against the marriage.

Arts»

Christie’s Dubai sale to offer 10 works of art by Shafic Abboud

Monday, 18 August 2014 3:43 PM

Three paintings by the father of modern Egyptian art will lead the various owners sale on October 21


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