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  • Emirati pupils prohibited from 47 schools

       July 10, 2018     
    Dubai: The UAE educational authority has banned Emirati pupils from attending private schools with weak or very weak ratings. The Ministry of Education said that it will no longer allow Emiratis to register with 47 underperforming schools across the northern emirates. The ministry also informed parents that they should stop registering their children in these schools, and urged
  • All eyes on Islamabad as first A380 touches down in Pakistan

       July 9, 2018     
    All eyes were on Pakistan's capital as its first A380 touched down at the airport on Sunday afternoon. The one-off flight by Emirates marked a special moment in the airline's history. Flight EK2524 touched down at Islamabad International Airport amid hopes that the airline will soon announce more A380 routes to Pakistan's major cities. Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior V
  • Biannual NEET exams hailed in UAE

       July 8, 2018     
    India has set up a National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) twice a year. Teachers and students in the UAE welcomed Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar's announcement on Saturday. At present, these exams are organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), but the b
  • Belgium beat Brazil 2-1, will play France in semifinal

       July 7, 2018     
    Belgium beat World Cup favourites Brazil 2-1 on Friday to set up a semifinal against France in Saint Petersburg. A Fernandinho own goal in the 13th minute followed by a superb Kevin De Bruyne strike just after the half-hour put Belgium in the driving seat. Brazil pulled a goal back through Renato Augusto but it was too little, too late. Neymar had a late chance to equalise but T
  • Sheikh Mohammed receives Arab League honour

       July 5, 2018     
    The Arab League has honoured His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai with the 'Arab League Shield for Leadership in Arab Development' in recognition of his contributions to the development of the Arab world, and his innovative vision for empowering Arab communities, spreading knowledge, and creating a stable and brighte
  • 5-day mega sale in Dubai offering up to 75% off begins

       July 5, 2018     
    If you want to skip the rush at Dubai Summer Surprises sale at the malls and still want to fill your shopping bags, we have a surprise for you. A mega brand sale is on at the Dubai World Trade Centre, starting today until 8th July, 2018. Up for grabs are
  • Pickford takes England past Colombia for a place in quarterfinals

       July 4, 2018     
    England finally ended their penalties curse when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans equalised in the 93rd minute. England had previously lost all three World Cup shootouts and three of four in the European Championship but prevailed on Tuesday when Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca failed to con
  • Customs officer wins first Tolerance Award

       July 4, 2018     
    A customs officer, who lent his car to a stranded Syrian family to enjoy their Eid holidays in Oman, was honoured by the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT) with the first Tolerance Award. Dr Hamad Al Shaikh Ahmad Al Shaibani, the institute's director, presented Salem Abdullah bin Nabhan Al Badwawi, an Emirati customs officer, with a token of appreciation for his noble and unsel
  • Longer leaves, shorter working hours under new Dubai law

       July 2, 2018     
    The annual leave for all government employees in Dubai has been increased, according to a new human resources law issued on Sunday. Employees of grades eight to 11 will get 25 paid leaves as opposed to the 22 they got previously, while those of grade seven and below will receive 18 instead of 15. This was among the many new benefits stipulated by the law announced by His Highness Sheikh
  • Croatia advance to quarter-finals after penalty shootout

       July 2, 2018     
    They could have wrapped up the result five minutes from the end of extra time but Luka Modric had his penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel. However, the Croatia captain returned to bravely take one of the post-match kicks as goalkeeper Danijel Subasic save three of Denmark's efforts to set up a quarterfinal meeting with Russia on Saturday. It was Modric's sublime pass that put Ant

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