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A view of Cyclone Tej as it approaches the Oman coast Image courtesy Oman Meteorology

Cyclone Tej: Oman declares two-day holiday in Dhofar, Al Jazar Wilayat

NCEM, in coordination with local authorities, has established 32 shelters in Dhofar Governorate and three in Al Wusta Governorate

Tropical storm advances towards Oman Image Oman Meteorology

Oman braces for impact of tropical cyclone, Tej

Authorities have issued an advisory to the public to prepare for heavy rains expected in the coming days

Tarahum - for gaza campaign: UAE sends relief aid Image: WAM

Tarahum – for Gaza campaign comes to Dubai, Sharjah on Oct 21, 22

Those wishing to volunteer to help prepare relief packages can register through ‘Volunteers.Emirates’, the Emirates Red Crescent’s Volunteers Portal, the Day for Dubai Platform, and the Sharjah Volunteering Centre

Google looks to India for Pixel phone manufacturing to India Google pixel image: Google (X)

Google looks to India for Pixel smartphone manufacturing

Google counts India as a key growth market, where most smartphones run on its Android ecosystem

Dubai Police unveils virtual cop, luxury marine patrol car Image Dubai Police at Gitex Global 2023

GITEX GLOBAL 2023: Dubai Police unveils virtual cop, luxury marine and self-driving patrol vehicles

Dubai Police is presenting several innovations, modern technologies, and services at the exhibition, all aiming to enhance its role in enabling community happiness and security

Jordan cancels summit with President Biden, Sisi and Abbas

Jordan cancels summit with President Biden, Sisi and Abbas

The proposed summit between the US President, King Abdullah II and Palestinian and Egyptian leaders was cancelled after Gaza hospital explosion

israel crisis puts investors on edge

European shares rise on mining boost; investors eye Middle East conflict

The mining index rose 1.3 per cent as prices of base metals were lifted by hopes of stronger demand from China

UAE announces relief campaign for Palestinians Image courtesy Getty Images

UAE launches ‘Tarahum – for Gaza’ campaign to provide relief aid to Palestinians

The relief campaign is being conducted with the World Food Program in coordination with the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Community Development

UAE to allocate $200m to support low-income countries Image courtesy WAM

UAE allocates $200m to support low-income countries, reduce poverty

The announcement was made during the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting, organised on the sidelines of the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings In Morocco


Afghanistan earthquakes kill 2,053 as death toll spikes

The quake hit 35 km northwest of the city of Herat, measuring 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale

Dubai: DMCC launches loyalty programme for member companies

Dubai: DMCC launches loyalty programme for member companies

New and existing DMCC member companies will be able to earn Business Rewards points on company set-up packages, services, business licensing, referrals and visa renewals

UAE Cyber Security Council issues alert Google Chrome users asked to update software Image Getty Images

UAE Cyber Security Council issues important alert, Google Chrome users asked to install update

The authority said that an urgent security vulnerability has been detected in Google Chrome on October 3

Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President and PM of UAE and Ruler of Dubai issues decree to form ICD board courtesy_Dubai Media Office

Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed issues new decree to form ICD board

The Investment Corporation of Dubai is the principal investment arm of the emirate’s government

IHC increases stake over 5% in Adani Enterprise Ltd Image IHC X

Abu Dhabi-based IHC increases stake in Adani Enterprises to above 5%

This development follows last week’s announcement by IHC that it had entered a definitive agreement to sell its stake in AGEL and ATL


World Habitat Day 2023: Theme, history and significance of the global day

The primary focus of this year’s event is to bring together key stakeholders from cities around the world to deliberate on strategies for revitalising urban centers

World Green Economy Summit 2023 Theme revealed by DEWA Image courtesy Dubai Media Office

Dubai: World Green Economy Summit to be held in Nov, theme revealed

The summit will be held on November 28-29 in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Dubai 10X Sheikh Hamdan approves new projects as part of third cycle Image Dubai Media Office

Dubai 10X: Sheikh Hamdan approves new projects in third phase

These new projects will streamline transportation within Dubai, enhance the travel experience at Dubai’s airports and establish a robust healthcare system

Arijit Singh's chaleya leads Official UAE Chart which launched on Sept 27 pic supplied IFPI

Official UAE Chart launches on Sept 27; here are the top 20 chartbusters

The new chart – the first of its kind in the UAE – now provides music fans, artists and industry alike the definitive weekly ranking of the top streaming tracks in the country

SFD _Saudi fund for development and AIIB sign contribution agreement

Saudi’s SFD to contribute $10m towards development projects in Asia

Since 1975, SFD has funded more than 700 development projects worth $18.7bn in over 90 countries around the world

Mwasalat resumes UAE-Oman bus service Image Mwasalat X

Oman-UAE bus service to resume from Oct 1

The one-way ticket from Muscat to Abu Dhabi will cost OMR11.5

Dubai Chambers unveils new Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award mage-credit-WAM-Dubai-Media-Office

Dubai Chambers unveils ‘reimagined’ Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award

The award has undergone a comprehensive restructuring to reflect the needs of the business community, in line with Dubai’s vision and the goals of the D33 economic agenda

Screenwriters guild members show their solidarity Image WGA East

Hollywood screenwriters guild, studios look to end strike with tentative agreement

The contract agreement doesn’t apply to actors currently on strike

IMF on Saudi Arabia economy

Saudi economy enters trillion dollar club: report

According to the IMF, the Saudi economy was the fastest growing among the Group of Twenty (G20) member states in 2022

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to mark National Day 2023: Date, theme, significance and celebrations

Saudi National Day is celebrated to mark the unification of Hejaz and Najd into  one unified kingdom

ADES Holding announces share price on IPO Image courtesy Ades Group

PIF-backed ADES Holding gets $76.5bn in orders for Riyadh IPO

ADES set the final offer price for the offering at SAR13.50 per share, implying a market capitalisation of SAR15.2bn at listing

Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi CEO of Miral announces the company's new CSR strategy 2023 image Miral

Miral to launch over 80 initiatives within 2 years under new CSR strategy

The company aims to create a transformational impact on the community through economic, social and environment initiatives that are aligned with UN SDGs


Abraham Accords: Marking the third anniversary of the historic agreement

Experts believe the third anniversary of the Abraham Accords is the most significant one yet

Hunter Biden indicted

US President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden faces criminal charges

He is the first child of a sitting American president to be prosecuted

Libya floods

Libya’s catastrophic floods has killed more than 11,000 people

This is one of the deadliest natural disasters in Libya’s recent history

70% of jet fuels at EU airports to be green by 2050 Image courtesy European Parliament

EU approves new aviation law; 70% of jet fuels at airports to be green by 2050

Based on the new EU approved law, 2 per cent of jet fuel must be sustainable as of 2025, and 70 per cent by 2050