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Islamic scholar may have bold ideas but extent of his following is unclear, says Adek director - Dotemirates
21/06/2018

Islamic scholar may have bold ideas but extent of his following is unclear, says Adek director

The controversy in social media during the first part of Ramadan, mainly among Emiratis but also with some participation from the region at large, over a religious programme broadcast daily on Abu Dhabi TV was a result of divided opinion, with some appalled by its content and others hailing a new and different interpretation of Islam. So, what was the fuss all about? The show is called La’allahum Ya'qilun, a Quranic term that can be roughly translated into “So They May Reason”. It was a daily conversation, or interview, with the Syrian Islamic thinker and author Dr Muhammad Shahrour. He...


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15/04/2019

16 tonnes of consumer items confiscated in UAE

Sharjah Municipality confiscated 16 tonnes of consumable items and other materials that were on display in random markets. The municipality issued a statement on Instagram today, stating that this comes as part of their efforts to eliminate all public distortions and negative practices. The municipality has organized 21 inspections this year to control such practices. Confiscated items that are not suitable for consumption were destroyed while consumables were sent to charity organizations.       View this post on Instagram A post shared by ????? ????? ??????? (@shjmunicipality) on Apr 15, 2019 at 3:28am PDT Click/tap here to subscribe to Khaleej Times news...
15/04/2019

Emirates to deploy its new B777 with first class private suites to Riyadh, Kuwait

Emirates to deploy its new B777 with first class private suites to Riyadh, Kuwait Aarti Nagraj Sunday 14 April 2019Dubai airline Emirates will be deploy its latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its new first class suites to Riyadh from April 16 and to Kuwait from June 1.Travellers to/from Saudi Arabia can experience the new Boeing 777 product on flight EK 819 departing Dubai at 6.55am, arriving in Riyadh at 7.50am. The return flight EK 820 leaves Riyadh at 9.35am, arriving in Dubai at 12.30pm.The new Boeing 777 aircraft will begin operating the route five times a week, and from...
15/04/2019

Reinsurance agreement signed to boost Italian businesses in UAE

DUBAI, 15th April, 2019 (WAM) -- Etihad Credit Insurance, ECI, the UAE Federal credit insurance company, and SACE SIMEST, the Italian export credit company, CDP Group, today signed a reinsurance agreement to support Italian businesses operating in the UAE as part of the ongoing Italy-UAE Business Forum. Under the agreement, ECI will support SACE BT, SACE SIMEST’s company specialised in short term credit insurance, in its mandate to support local subsidiaries of Italian businesses operating in the UAE through ECI’s reinsurance solutions. The signing took place in the presence of Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, and...

UAE leaders condole German Chancellor on death of her mother.

4/15/2019​President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, on the death of her mother.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also dispatched similar cables to the German Chancellor.

ERC continues organising group weddings in 11 Yemeni governorates.

4/15/2019​Upon the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is organising the second phase of group weddings in 11 Yemeni governorate, which will see 1,100 couples married in 2019.The ERC will bear the cost of weddings, cater to the requirements of the couples and help support their home preparations.The first group wedding will be held in Socotra Governorate, which will involve 400 couples.Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, ERC Secretary-General, stated that the group weddings are part of the...
15/04/2019

Woman smuggles drugs in her gut for Dubai expat

A British man was sentenced to two years in jail on Monday by a Dubai court for possessing cocaine. According to public prosecution records, the 46-year-old manager was caught at his place in Arabian Ranches with more than 34g of cocaine. He denied the charge at the Court of First Instance, but he was found guilty and the court ordered his deportation after he completed his jail term. The court also ordered that the drugs be confiscated. A police lieutenant, from the anti-narcotics division of the Dubai Police, said they were first tipped off about a woman who possessed a...