Archive for August, 2013

Syrian crisis: Latest developments – CNN – Canada

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Syrian crisis: Latest developments
CNN - Canada
Seven people were killed and dozens were hurt Monday when a bomb hit a school in northern Syria, a strike anti-government activists believe was conducted with chemical weapons. -- Former President George W. Bush said Obama has a "tough choice to ...

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Bomb kills 8 Afghan mining firm workers – Denver Post

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Bomb kills 8 Afghan mining firm workers
Denver Post
An Afghan doctor carries a boy for treatment at a hospital after a suicide bomb explosion in Kandahar province, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a police checkpoint and a bank in ...

Attacks in southern Afghanistan kill at least 18 –

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Attacks in southern Afghanistan kill at least 18
Another 12 people were killed in an ambush involving a roadside bomb in Sangin district in Helmand province, also in the south, on Friday evening, said Omer Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor. Sangin is the scene of an ongoing operation by ...

Airlines ready special Haj flights

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
With Haj approaching, pilgrims around the globe are making the necessary preparations for flights to Saudi Arabia, while international airlines are readying special Haj flights.

10 of the world’s most amazing artificial islands: 3 in Dubai

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Dubai has bagged three spots on a new list by that lists the world's most amazing artificial islands.

MERS virus claims second Jeddah victim

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
A 55-year-old Jeddah man suffering from renal failure died of complications from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) at a Madinah hospital.

On the phone while driving in Dubai: Dh200 fine, 4 black points

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Dubai's traffic police chief has issued a stern warning to users of mobile phones while driving, saying the police will not tolerate such offences by any one.

Saudi king orders bank to write off SR2.5bn in loan defaults

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has exempted 141,000 defaulters from the Saudi Credit and Savings Bank from payment of 24 installments of their combined debt of SR2.5 billion.

UAE firms sweeten end-of-service perks

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
An increasing number of organisations are enhancing the end of service package to retain talent, according to a survey published this month.

UN chemical inspectors leave Syria

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
A UN team investigating alleged chemical weapons attacks leaves Damascus, as the US considers a "limited narrow act" against Syria.