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COVID-19: Dh3,000 fine for more than these many people in a vehicle in UAE

COVID-19: Dh3,000 fine for more than these many people in a vehicle in UAE

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1 of 11 What are the rules around passengers travelling in the same car? Image Credit: Gulf News 2 of 11 Gulf News readers wrote in enquiring about the latest guidelines. Image Credit: Gulf News 3 of 11 The National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) has issued clear regulations around precautionary measures for COVID-19. Image Credit: Gulf News 4 of 11 Read about the restrictions here: https://gulfnews.com/1.1593072688394 Image Credit: Gulf News 5 of 11 Image Credit: Gulf News 6 of 11 If you are not members of the same family, only three people can be in a car. Image Credit: Gulf News 7 of 11 Image Credit: Gulf News 8 of 11 Image Credit: Gulf News 9 of 11 Wearing a mask is also crucial and non-compliance can lead to a hea...
Remains of 54 more OFWs brought home from Saudi Arabia

Remains of 54 more OFWs brought home from Saudi Arabia

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 28) — The remains of 54 more overseas Filipino workers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have arrived on Tuesday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said 39 of the OFWs succumbed to COVID-19 while the rest died of natural causes. Bello added that the deceased were brought straight to crematoriums, following strict health protocols. It was the last batch of remains to be brought home via mass repatriation. The rest will be flown in via commercial flights, according to the Department of Labor and Employment. Bello assured that qualified relatives of the deceased Filipinos will receive assistance from the government. “If they are members of OWWA, they will be provided with the bereaveme
UAE starts first nuclear reactor at controversial Barakah plant

UAE starts first nuclear reactor at controversial Barakah plant

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on Saturday that it has started operations in the first of four reactors at the Barakah nuclear power station - the first nuclear power plant in the Arab world. Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), which is building and operating the plant with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) said in a press release that its subsidiary Nawah Energy Company "has successfully started up Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi". That signals that Unit 1, which had fuel rods loaded in March, has achieved "criticality" - a sustained fission chain reaction. "The start-up of Unit 1 marks the first time that the reactor safely produces heat, which is used to create steam, turning a turbine to generate el...
Youth on trial for ‘converting home into drug café’ in UAE

Youth on trial for ‘converting home into drug café’ in UAE

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The court heard that the youth was receiving visitors at a room in his backyard to consume cannabis. An Arab man is on trial at the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance for turning part of his home into a "drug cafe". The court heard that the youth was receiving visitors at a room in his backyard to consume cannabis. The man had allegedly told his family that he had converted the room into a place for smoking shisha and cigarettes instead of going out to expensive cafes. Court documents stated that an undercover agent, disguising as a buyer, had contacted the man for drugs worth Dh2,000. The defendant was arrested as he handed 50g of crystal anaesthesia drugs to the undercover agent in exchange for cash. The defendant's accomplice, living in another city and supplying h...
Man caught trying to smuggle 1.3kg of crystal meth at Dubai airport

Man caught trying to smuggle 1.3kg of crystal meth at Dubai airport

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The contraband was concealed in the inner lining of the suitcase of the passenger at the airport. An Asian passenger's attempt to smuggle 1.3kg of narcotic crystal meth, worth around Dh40,000, into UAE was foiled by the Dubai Customs officials. The contraband was concealed in the inner lining of the suitcase of the passenger at the Dubai International Airport, a top official said. Ibrahim Kamali, director of passenger operations department, said as the passenger looked confused, the officials suspected him. "The suitcase was thoroughly inspected and the narcotics recovered." The smuggler was handed over to the General Directorate for Drug Control at Dubai Police, following the protocols of joint work and cooperation between Dubai Customs and Dubai Police. "Dubai Customs us...
Cleaner m0le$ts 8-year-old girl in toilet at Dubai airport

Cleaner m0le$ts 8-year-old girl in toilet at Dubai airport

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The worker lured the girl inside the toilet on the pretext that she did not flush. A cleaner m0le$ted an eight-year-old girl inside the washroom of women of determination after luring her into it, the Court of First Instance has heard. The incident happened on November 24 last year at Terminal 2 of the Dubai International Airport. The 23-year-old Asian worker is accused of kidnap, m0le$tation and entering women of determination-only washroom. He is detained. The interrogators learned that the worker lured the girl inside the toilet on the pretext she did not flush. "We received a report that a child was m0le$ted at Terminal 2. It was at 10pm on November 24, 2019," a policeman told the prosecutor. "We were told by the girl and her mother that a cleaner called on the girl...
In rare talks, Iran and UAE foreign ministers discuss COVID-19

In rare talks, Iran and UAE foreign ministers discuss COVID-19

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The foreign ministers of longstanding regional foes Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have held rare talks on several bilateral and regional issues, including the outbreak of coronavirus in the Middle East. In a video call on Sunday during which they also exchanged greetings for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan told his Iranian counterpart that strengthening bilateral cooperation was important in tackling COVID-19, according to WAM, the Emirati, state news agency. For his part, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian foreign minister, said in a Twitter post that it was "a very substantive, frank and friendly video conversation" on COVID-19 as well as "bilateral, regional and global situations". "We agreed to continue dialogue on theme of hope - especiall
Global coronavirus cases cross 18 million mark: Live updates

Global coronavirus cases cross 18 million mark: Live updates

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More than 18 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus as of Monday. Almost 11 million have recovered and while nearly 690,000 have died. The US is in a new phase of the outbreak, with infections "extraordinarily widespread" in rural areas as well as cities, a White House expert said as cases hit 4.68 million with more than 155,000 deaths reported. Despite fears of the spread of coronavirus, parliamentary elections will go ahead in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hoping to tighten his hold on the nation's politics. Millions of COVID-19 tests that work in 90 minutes will be rolled out in the UK, the country's health minister says. Cases nationwide surpassed 306,000, with more than 46,000 deaths. Brazil has...
Duterte reimposes coronavirus lockdown as he criticises doctors

Duterte reimposes coronavirus lockdown as he criticises doctors

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The Philippines will reimpose a stricter coronavirus lockdown in and around the capital for two weeks from Tuesday, President Rodrigo Duterte announced early on Monday, as the country struggles to contain infections that have jumped to more than 100,000 cases. Duterte has approved placing Metro Manila and nearby provinces such as Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan under so-called "Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine" (MECQ) until August 18, his spokesman Harry Roque told reporters. Some businesses and public transport are expected to be closed in the capital, which is currently under the less-restrictive General Community Quarantine classification. Work and quarantine passes will also be required, as authorities seek to restrict movements. Some of the president's allies have advi...
Video: SpaceX capsule, NASA crew make first splashdown in 45 years

Video: SpaceX capsule, NASA crew make first splashdown in 45 years

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Trump and Vice President, who both attended the launch, congratulated the SpaceX and NASA teams. Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk's SpaceX company. It was the first splashdown by US astronauts in 45 years, with the first commercially built and operated spacecraft to carry people to and from orbit. The return clears the way for another SpaceX crew launch as early as next month and possible tourist flights next year. Test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken arrived back on Earth in their SpaceX Dragon capsule named Endeavour, less than a day after departing the International Space Station and two months after blasting off fro...