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Dubai ruler’s wife Haya paid her ex-bodyguard boyfriend Rs 12 crore to keep mum

Dubai ruler’s wife Haya paid her ex-bodyguard boyfriend Rs 12 crore to keep mum

New Delhi: Princess Haya, who was the sixth wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, paid around Rs 12 crore to her British bodyguard lover to keep quiet about their two-year-long affair, a report said on Monday. It added that Haya also paid a similar amount to three other Dubai royal family bodyguards, who […]

Sudan’s former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies from coronavirus in UAE

Sudan’s former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies from coronavirus in UAE

  Leading Sudanese politician and former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi died from a coronavirus infection three weeks after being hospitalised in the United Arab Emirates, according to family sources and a party statement early on Thursday. Mahdi, 84, was Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister and was overthrown in 1989 in the military coup that […]

Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Football legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Argentine World Cup winner dies following cardiac arrest Dubai: Diego Maradona, regarded as one of the world’s greatest ever footballers, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, his spokesman has announced. Earlier this month, the diminutive Argentina star – who played for clubs such Barcellona, Napoli and Boca Juniors – was released from hospital follwing […]

UAE stops new visas to citizens of 13 Muslim countries

UAE stops new visas to citizens of 13 Muslim countries

  Dubai: The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park. A source briefed on the matter told Reuters the visas had temporarily stopped being issued to Afghans, Pakistanis and citizens of […]

17 killed, 50 injured in two bomb blasts in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan

17 killed, 50 injured in two bomb blasts in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan

  Kabul: At least 17 people have been killed while 50 others were injured in two bomb blasts which took place in Bamiyan city of Afghanistan on Tuesday, reported TOLO News quoting sources. Zabardast Safai, the police chief of the eponymous province said that the explosives were hidden at the side of a road in […]

Al-Qaeda chief Zawahiri has died in Afghanistan sources

Al-Qaeda chief Zawahiri has died in Afghanistan sources

  ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Egyptian national Ayman Al-Zawahiri, 69, has died in Afghanistan likely of natural causes, several sources in Pakistan and Afghanistan told Arab News this week, just days after reports of the Al-Qaeda leader’s passing made the rounds on social media. Zawahiri’s last appearance was in a video message on this year’s anniversary of the […]

Vaccine will not be enough to stop pandemic: WHO chief

Vaccine will not be enough to stop pandemic: WHO chief

  Geneva: The head of the World Health Organization said Monday that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic is raging months after it broke out, with infections soaring past 54 million and claiming more than 1.3 million lives.   “A vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not […]

Sputnik V vaccine 92% effective against Covid: Russia

Sputnik V vaccine 92% effective against Covid: Russia

Moscow: Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from Covid-19 according to interim trial results, the country’s sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday, even as Moscow rushes to keep pace with Western drugmakers in the race for a shot. The initial results are only the second to be published from a late-stage […]

Ready to write next chapter in US history: Kamala Harris

Ready to write next chapter in US history: Kamala Harris

Lalit K Jha Washington: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has said that she and President-elect Joe Biden are ready to write the “next chapter” in American history and from day one they would start building an economy that benefits the working families. Tackling COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, racial equality and climate change are the four top […]

Joe Biden to become the 46th president of the United States, CNN projects

Joe Biden to become the 46th president of the United States, CNN projects

  America has chosen Democrat Joe Biden as its 46th president, CNN projects, turning to a veteran voice who has projected calm and compassion, promised a more empathetic and scientific approach to the pandemic, and pledged to stabilize American politics after four years of Donald Trump’s White House chaos. Biden, who turns 78 at the […]

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Cyber frauds in Kashmir

The need of the hour for everyone living in the Kashmir valley is to be ever so cautious about rising cyber frauds. According to the cyber police advisory, “Verify the product posted in OLX portal physically, before transferring any amount to the seller; Do not believe the ID cards sent by these fraudsters on the […]