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  • Transfer vehicle ownership online in Abu Dhabi from September 1

       July 1, 2018     
    Abu Dhabi: From September onwards, motorists will be able to transfer vehicle ownership online without having to visit an Abu Dhabi Police service centre, the Abu Dhabi Police announced in a statement sent on Saturday (June 30). Major General Maktoum Al Sharifi, director general at the Abu Dhabi Police and head of its government services development team, said that providing the service
  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi exit after failing to find World Cup spark again

       July 1, 2018     
    On the highest-scoring day of World Cup knockout football since 1970, two of the greatest players of all time failed to find the net. For Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, their inability to make decisive impacts in their teams' last-16 matches means their tournaments - and perhaps their hopes of claiming the game's biggest prize - are over. Defeats for Argentina against Franc
  • Rojo lifts Messi and Argentina as former champions advance to Round of 16

       June 27, 2018     
    Marcus Rojo's stunning finish four minutes from time kept Lionel Messi and Argentina's World Cup hopes alive to see off Nigeria 2-1 on Tuesday and set up a last 16 meeting with France. Messi's first goal of the tournament got the two-time winners off to a perfect start in Saint Petersburg, but Victor Moses's
  • Why Sheikh Mohammed promoted a customs officer in Dubai

       June 27, 2018     
    A customs officer was promoted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai for his role in rescuing a family stranded at Hatta check-point. Dubai Media Office tweeted about the announcement saying the officer, Salem Abdullah Bin Nabhan Al Badwawi was promoted for his gesture in helping the Syrian family in need.
  • More than 120,000 women in Saudi Arabia apply for licence

       June 26, 2018     
    Manama: More than 190 women drove from both sides of the King Fahad Causeway, the 25-kilometre terrestrial link between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The figure, reported by Saudi TV channel Al Ekhbariya was recorded in 12 hours on Sunday, the day the ban on women driving in the Saudi kingdom was lifted. Although it has been used by millions of drivers, no woman has ever driven acro
  • Spain, Portugal qualify after dramatic games as Ronaldo misses penalty

       June 26, 2018     
    Portugal qualified for the round of 16 at the World Cup despite being held 1-1 by Iran in World Cup Group B on Monday after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty. The European champions, needing a draw to qualify, went ahead with a stunning Ricardo Quaresma goal in the 45th minute. Ronaldo had a chance to extend the lead when he won a penalty in the 51st minute but Iran goalkeeper
  • Turkey election: Erdogan wins second term as President

       June 25, 2018     
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count. Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap elections, with Erdogan looking for a
  • England march into last 16 after thrashing Panama 6-1

       June 25, 2018     
    England's biggest-ever World Cup win, which included two penalties by Kane then a deflection off his heel, also guaranteed Belgium's berth in the next round. England and Belgium have identical records ahead of their meeting next week to decide who tops the group. It left the shell-shocked Central Americans out of their debut tournament with nine goals conceded in Group G. Tunisia were a
  • Saudi rejects World Cup piracy charges

       June 24, 2018     
    Saudi Arabia has denied accusations of pirating the broadcast of World Cup games for which Qatar-based beIN Sports network holds the regional rights. Saud Al Qahtani, a senior adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, called the piracy charges "baseless" and "unfounded". Last week, soccer's governing body Fifa accused television channel BeoutQ of illegally broadcasting
  • World Cup: Switzerland beat Serbia in Group E clash

       June 23, 2018     
    A late goal by Xherdan Shaqiri earned Switzerland 2-1 win over Serbia in a Group E clash of the FIFA World Cup at the Kaliningrad Stadium here. Aleksandar Mitrovic handed Serbia the lead in the fifth minute during the match on Friday. Switzerland equalised in the second half, thanks to a superb long range strike by Granit Xhaka (52nd). Shaqiri (90th) found the winning go

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