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Coca-Cola commercializes 21st century slavery

Dubai - A Coca-Cola commercial uploaded to YouTube back in May has suddenly generated a great deal of attention and not the kind Coke's marketing department was seeking.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 2 comments

Cheetahs are being wiped out and selfies are the reason

Across the ages, men and women have always found ways to impress each other--the latest fashion trends, the newest dance moves, or maybe a photo with a cute puppy or kitten.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 4 comments

$1 million prize for global water solution

The ruler of Dubai and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumhas, has offered $1 million USD to the research institute that comes up with an effective solution to the global water shortage problem.
In the Media by Elke Nagy - 1 comment

The race is on: UAE announces 'first spaceship to Mars' in 2021

Mars, rocky, cold and lifeless; this second smallest planet in our solar system has always intrigued us. Man has been fascinated with Mars, dating back into antiquity, and today is no different.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Senior U.S. diplomat 'unwelcome' in Bahrain

Dubai - Bahrain has told a senior U.S. diplomat, who has met with representatives of the country's opposition, that he was "unwelcome" in the kingdom and should "leave immediately.
In the Media by Ali Khalil (AFP)

Bahrain police officer killed in 'terrorist' blast

Dubai - A police officer died in a "terrorist" blast in a Shiite-populated village in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, an interior ministry official announced Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 4 comments

Yaya Toure mulls Man City exit after meagre birthday celebrations

He helped Manchester City to a League Cup and Premiership title this season, but 31-year-old Yaya Toure may have kicked his last ball for Manuel Pellegrini's super-rich side, all because the club failed to celebrate his birthday adequately.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Star Wars: 'Day one' filming starts

Not so long ago in a galaxy not so far away, "Star Wars: Episode VII" has begun filming on location in Abu Dhabi (designed to re-create the desert planet Tatooine).
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Apartment sells for $237m in red-hot property market of London

London - London's property market has always been buoyant, but now with the housing market beginning to take off again, following the six-year long credit crunch, one apartment in the city centre has just sold for £140m ($237m).
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils live & preview

Abu Dhabi - The IPL 2014 enters its second week with a game between the most consistent side of the competition, Chennai and the previous season's bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils.
In the Media by Zed Dav

Qaeda chief calls for unity as jihadist schism deepens

Dubai - Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for unity in a new interview amid widening divisions with a rival jihadist organisation rooted in the Syrian civil war.
In the Media by AFP

Filipino paramedic dies of MERS in UAE

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates announced Friday that one of six Filipino paramedics in the UAE who have been infected by the MERS coronavirus has died from the respiratory disease.
In the Media by AFP

US output, potential low demand pose risks to Gulf oil: IMF

Dubai - A rapid growth in US oil production combined with potentially weaker global demand present a downside risk to Gulf oil output and prices, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.
In the Media by Ali KHALIL (AFP)

African Story wins $10 million Dubai World Cup

Dubai - African Story swooped on front-running Mukhadram to win the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan racecourse on Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Ruler of the World in line for world's richest horse racing event

Dubai - A cosmopolitan gathering of horses from seven different countries will contest the US$10 million Emirates Dubai World Cup at Meydan racecourse, on Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Abu Dhabi extends period of $20 bn loans to Dubai

Dubai - Oil-rich Abu Dhabi and the UAE central bank agreed Sunday to extend the period of loans worth $20 billion accorded neighbouring Dubai when it was hit by the global financial crisis in 2009.The government of Abu Dhabi agreed to roll over a loan of $10 b...
In the Media by AFP

Saudi demands Qatar 'shut down Al-Jazeera'

Dubai - Saudi Arabia demanded that Qatar shut down Al-Jazeera and two think tanks during a recent meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, a source close to someone who attended the talks told AFP Friday.Riyadh demanded the closure of the pan-Arab broadcaster ...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

U.S. says committed to Gulf security despite own energy wealth

Abu Dhabi - The United States is committed to preserving security in the oil-rich Gulf region despite its growing energy independence, US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said on Sunday."The United States and the UAE share a commitment to preserve security and st...
In the Media by AFP

Federer downs Berdych for sixth Dubai Open

Dubai - Roger Federer followed his best win in 18 months by taking his first title in nine months with a revenge victory over Tomas Berdych in Saturday's final of the Dubai Open.Federer came from behind to beat world number two Novak Djokovic on Friday.Now he ...
In the Media by Richard Eaton (AFP)
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