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RTA denies involvement in Careem fare increase

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) says it has nothing to do with the fare increase recently imposed by Careem. It released a statement after the online limo service provider informed customers that a fee would be applied on all trips booked through the app. The notice says that as ...

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UAE to lead economic growth in Arabian Gulf

The UAE is expected to lead the economic growth in the Arabian Gulf this year. That’s according to a recent report by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), which explained that this comes amid higher spending prompted by recovering oil prices. Though the region is heavily dependent on oil, ...

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Russian bombers target IS in Syria

Russian strategic bombers have targeted IS in air strikes near the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor. According to reports, six TU-22 planes carried out the bombing raids. The airstrikes come as peace talks are being held between the Syrian government and members of the opposition in Kazakhstan. The conference ...

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Abu Dhabi to help feed 520 million people by 2030

Abu Dhabi will play a leading role in the goal set to feed 520 million people by 2030. That’s according to officials who spoke at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture following the launch of the MENA Food Production 2030 initiative. This also underlines the UAE’s commitment to drive ...

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Ethics lawyers to sue Donald Trump over foreign payments

A group, including former White House ethics lawyers, says it will file a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of violating a US Constitutional ban on accepting payments from foreign governments. The citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington argue that a clause in the constitution bans such payments. The case is ...

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UK scientists warn against overcooking chips

UK scientists are warning people against overcooking chips, potatoes and bread, saying doing so could cause cancer. New research has found acrylamide, a potential carcinogen, is produced in high amounts when starchy foods are cooked at high temperatures for long periods. The country’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends following cooking ...

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