Thursday , May 25 2017


Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

US President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican on Wednesday. Trump arrived for the meeting along with his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser HR McMaster. The leaders, who have shared conflicting viewpoints, ...

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New registry of wills for non-Muslims in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is introducing a new wills and probate registry for non-Muslims, following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. The new entity will allow clients to decide how their assets and properties within the emirate are to ...

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Trump ‘praised Duterte’s drug crackdown’

US President Donald Trump praised Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on drug gangs, according to a leaked transcript. The government-sanctioned attacks on drug suspects, which have seen more than 6,000 people killed without arrest or trial, have been widely criticised by human rights groups. Harry Horton reports from Washington

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Qatar says state news agency hacked

Qatar said Wednesday its official state news agency was hacked after a “false statement” attributed to country’s ruler had been posted. “The Qatar News Agency (QNA) website has been hacked by an unknown entity. A false statement attributed to His Highness has been published,” the Gulf Arab state’s government communications ...

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Insurance companies to be charged for ambulance services in Dubai

Insurance companies in Dubai will be charged for emergency ambulance services as part of health insurance plans. This will be implemented by the end of the year, with phase one expected to be completed by the beginning of September. Insured patients will be required to present their medical insurance cards ...

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