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Arab world represented by unprecedented four teams

The FIFA World Cup this summer for the first time will feature four teams from the Arab world. Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia all qualified for the 32-team tournament, set for June 14-July 15 in Russia. The qualification of four Arab teams means the eyes of the world will be on Ar

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Ricciardo takes tense Monaco GP victory

Daniel Ricciardo brought back memories of Formula One great Michael Schumacher in his prime yesterday as the Australian nursed a wounded Red Bull to Monaco Grand Prix victory in the team’s 250th race. Winning from pole position for the first time in his career, Ricciardo drove for nearly tw

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Craig to earn 50 mn pounds for his role

Actor Daniel Craig will reportedly earn 50 million pounds for his role in the next James Bond film. He had reportedly got 37 million pounds for the 2015 Bond film “Spectre”. Craig’s new deal will be thanks to an ¬executive producer credit, endorsements and profits, as well

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125-year-old jeans sold for nearly $100,000

A pair of 125-year-old jeans has sold for nearly 100,000 US dollars, setting a record for vintage denim, US media said Saturday. The pants, manufactured by Levi Strauss & Co., were sold by an auction house in Maine on May 15 to a buyer in Southeast Asia. Daniel Soules of the auction hou

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Pak rupee remains under pressure against dollar

The Pakistani rupee remains under pressure against the US dollar in the open market as insufficient dollar inflows couple with further devaluation rumors, currency dealers and analysts say. “People think that in the coming days the Pak rupee will be further under pressure due to the incre

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Fraud biggest risk for Middle East

Forty-eight per cent of Middle East respondents cited fraud and corruption as the greatest risk to their company, followed by cyberattacks, according to EY Global Fraud Survey. “The findings show that there is often a lag between the introduction of stronger anti-corruption laws and a

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Health official warns against illegal botox clinics

The Executive Director the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA), Dr Mariam Al-Jalahma, has warned against the use of unlicensed filler and botox injections in salons by unauthorised persons. Ms Al Jalahma said “the authority has received information that some illegal and unlice

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Shura Council passes law to protect personal information

Shura Council members yesterday voted in favour of  establishing an official authority concerned with the protection of personal data. This comes as the majority of council members approved a bill that’s aimed at the protection of personal and private information. The bill instructs

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Qatar not ready to compramise with their neighbours.

Bahrain sees no resolution in sight to a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbours, which cut diplomatic and trade ties with Doha nearly a year ago. “The information in our hands today does not indicate any glimmer of hope for a solution now, as the matter does not happen suddenly,&

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Bahraini-British cooperation discussed

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa received at Gudaibiya Palace today British Secretary of State for International Trade Dr. Liam Fox. He stressed strong relations between Bahrain and the United Kingdom and both countries’ keenness on economic, poli