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Holiday announced for select UAE schools

Holiday announced for select UAE schools

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1 of 4 The UAE's Ministry of Education (MoE) on Monday has announced the start date of the spring leave for select schools across the country. 2 of 4 In a tweet, the ministry said that spring break for students in government and private schools that follow the Ministry's curriculum will have a holiday starting March 29. Students return to school on April 12. 3 of 4 Spring break for academic staff begin on the same date but end earlier. Teachers and administrative staff will end their holiday on April 5. 4 of 4 The ministry wished students and teachers a happy holiday. Content retrieved from: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/photos/nation/holiday-announced-for-select-uae-schools.
Man impaled by excavator in UAE freak accident

Man impaled by excavator in UAE freak accident

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An Asian worker has appeared at the Fujairah Misdemeanour Court on charges of accidentally impaling his African colleague with the shovel of the excavator he was driving. As per the sheet of indictment, the case unfolded when the duo was on duty at a construction site and the excavator stopped working. The suspect had to do some maintenance work, but he made a mistake which resulted in one of the excavator's sharp edges to penetrate the victim's stomach. The defendant was arrested and referred to the Fujairah Public Prosecution, and then to the Misdemeanour Court where he denied the charges and affirmed that he was doing his work and did not mean to hurt the victim. "The excavator stopped working and I had to replace its battery." The victim was doing his work clearing the way...
Pope Cautions against ‘Unfair’ Middle East Peace Plans

Pope Cautions against ‘Unfair’ Middle East Peace Plans

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ROME, ITALY - Pope Francis has cautioned against "unfair'' solutions aimed at ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. In a speech Sunday during a visit to the Italian southern port city of Bari to reflect on peace in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Francis lamented the many areas of war and conflict, including in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Francis spoke of "the still unresolved conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, with the danger of not fair solutions, and, thus, presaging new crises." The pope didn't cite any specific proposals. A new U.S. peace plan would let Israel annex all of its settlements along with the strategic Jordan Valley. It would give the Palestinians limited autonomy in several chunks of territory with a capital on ...
Syrian Capital Rocked by Explosions as Israel Hits Targets

Syrian Capital Rocked by Explosions as Israel Hits Targets

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DAMASCUS, SYRIA - Syria’s capital was rocked by multiple explosions late Sunday, and the country’s air defenses fired back in the latest attack by Israel on targets in Syria. State media said air defenses confronted a wave of “enemy rockets” coming from the direction of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. In a rare move, the Israeli military claimed responsibility through a spokesman on Twitter, saying it staged a series of strikes targeting the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in Syria and the Gaza Strip. Residents said multiple explosions shook Damascus and lasted for about 15 minutes as air defenses fired back. It was not immediately clear what targets were hit. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the Syrian conflict, said the ex
Devices Found in Missiles, Yemen Drones Link Iran to Attacks

Devices Found in Missiles, Yemen Drones Link Iran to Attacks

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels match components recovered in downed Iranian drones in Afghanistan and Iraq, two reports say. These gyroscopes have only been found inside drones manufactured by Iran, Conflict Armament Research said in a report released Wednesday. That follows a recently released report from the United Nations saying its experts saw a similar gyroscope from an Iranian drone obtained by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, as well as in weapons shipments seized in the Arabian Sea bound for Yemen. The discovery further ties Iran to an attack that briefly halved Saudi Arabia's oil output and saw energy prices spike by a level unseen sin...
Video: Dh4 billion online scam bid busted in Dubai raid, 9 arrested

Video: Dh4 billion online scam bid busted in Dubai raid, 9 arrested

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The Dubai Police have arrested an African gang of nine cyber-scammers that had run 81 fake businesses across 18 countries around the world. They created a 'wealthy' image on social media - then duped people into transferring money in exchange of false job opportunities. #????? | ????? #???_??????? ????? ?????? ?????? ???????? ??? ????? ????? ????????: https://t.co/rNklcejxsH#?????_??????? pic.twitter.com/dKsonDAM70 - Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) February 3, 2020 Dubbed 'Fox Hunt', the operation revealed the hidden online fraud network that managed to siphon off more than Dh32 million worth of money transfers. The fraudsters were busted at their UAE residence, where the e-crime team of the Dubai Police found laptops and mobile phones full of sensitive information on in...
Man gets Dh500,000 fine for threatening wife, insulting Islam in Dubai

Man gets Dh500,000 fine for threatening wife, insulting Islam in Dubai

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An estranged husband has been sentenced to three months in jail in absentia by the Dubai Court of First Instance on multiple charges, including blasphemy. Public prosecution records show that the Jordanian man, a fugitive, sent WhatsApp messages that insulted Islam. He did this while allegedly threatening his wife. He threatened to burn her and her brothers in a "carnage". The court ordered him to pay a fine of Dh500,000. He will be deported. The case dates back to April 29 last year and was registered at Al Rashidiya police station. The defendant was referred to court, pursuant to the anti-discriminatory and hate law, and provisions of the Federal Penal Code. The complainant, the defendant's wife, a 30-year-old employee, said during the prosecution investigation that...
3 men in Dubai fined Dh500,000 each for insulting Islam online

3 men in Dubai fined Dh500,000 each for insulting Islam online

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Three security guards of a five-star resort have each been fined Dh500,000 by a Dubai court for insulting Islam on social media. The Dubai public prosecution accused the three Sri Lankans, aged between 28 and 34, of contempt of religion through posts on Instagram and Facebook. It referred them to trial pursuant to the anti-discriminatory and hatred law and the Federal Penal Code. The Dubai Court of First Instance ordered that all the three accused be deported after paying the fines. The trio has been detained. The case dates back to May 19 last year. It was registered at Al Barsha police station. A police sergeant said they moved to the resort after receiving the report. "We found the three guards were already restrained by their colleagues. "With a prosecution warran...
UAE expat jailed over prize scam

UAE expat jailed over prize scam

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An expat in Umm Al Quwain has been sentenced to six months in jail for scamming an Asian woman, making her believe that she had won a raffle prize. His accomplice, who remained at large, was given a four-month imprisonment sentence, the emirate's misdemeanour court ruled. In the woman's complaint, she said the first defendant gave her a call saying she had won Dh5,000 in a raffle draw conducted by one of the country's airports. "He asked me to provide my credit card number and the security code so they could transfer the prize," she told the police. "Later, I discovered that he, along with the second defendant, managed to transfer all the money from my account to the account of the first defendant." The UAQ police launched investigations and managed to arrest the first d...
Man on trial for trespassing into his own house in UAE

Man on trial for trespassing into his own house in UAE

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A man has appeared at the Fujairah Misdemeanour Court on charges of trespassing into his own house, from which he had been barred, following family disputes. As per the court records, the case unfolded when the couple had a heated argument, following which the husband left for work, while the wife approached the court and filed a case against him. When the husband returned home three weeks later after his work got over, since his wife wasn't around, he was able to stay there. However, he was shocked to hear about the case that his wife had lodged against him for trespassing into his own house. The litigation was moved to the Fujairah Misdemeanour Court where the husband denied the charges and told the court he did not trespass into anyone's house. "I was staying at my