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18/02/2019

Anil Mistry’s 2000 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-Spec

Welcome to wheels, Anil and thank you for showing us your awesome R34 GT-R V-Spec! Tell us how you came across this mighty Nissan, which of course was made famous thanks to the Gran Turismo PlayStation game and The Fast And Furious franchise? Firstly, a big thank you to wheels for giving me the chance to feature my GT-R. I grew up loving Skylines as they were famous from back in those days and so it was a dream of mine to someday own one. I searched a lot for a clean R34 GT-R and even went to Oman twice...
18/02/2019

Weather update: Expect more rain in UAE this week

UAE residents can expect more rain this week as cloud-seeding operations continue, the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) said. It's been raining in the country - on and off - since Saturday, with temperatures dipping to a low 17 degrees Celsius in internal areas and down to 9.9 degrees Celsius at Jebel Jais, the UAE's highest mountain. The head of cloud-seeding operations at the NCM, Khalid Al Obeidi, told Khaleej Times that they have carried out more than 15 operations this month as rain clouds have been hovering over the country. On Sunday alone, from 12am to 12pm, they conducted...
17/02/2019

Russia's Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela's PDVSA - source

MOSCOW: Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce the risk of the bank falling under U.S. sanctions, a Gazprombank source told Reuters on Sunday. While many foreign firms have been cutting their exposure to PDVSA since the sanctions were imposed, the fact that a lender closely aligned with the Russian state is following suit is significant because the Kremlin has been among Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s staunchest supporters. “PDVSA’s accounts are currently frozen. As you’ll understand, operations cannot be carried out,” the source said....

17/02/2019

UAE property developers’ earnings give Gulf markets a boost

DUBAI: Most stock markets in the Middle East closed higher on Sunday, reflecting a rally in global stock markets on Friday, and were also boosted by better-than-expected company results, particularly in real estate. The Abu Dhabi index gained 0.7 percent and the Dubai index 0.6 percent, as two of the largest property developers in the United Arab Emirates posted positive fourth-quarter financial results last week that beat market expectations. “The market is starting to rebuild confidence in earnings as a driver for sentiment,” said Arqaam Capital in a research note. “Sentiment on the UAE was very weak in 2018, specifically...
17/02/2019

Expect more rain in UAE this week

UAE residents can expect more rain this week as cloud-seeding operations continue, the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) said. It's been raining in the country - on and off - since Saturday, with temperatures dipping to a low 17 degrees Celsius in internal areas and down to 9.9 degrees Celsius at Jebel Jais, the UAE's highest mountain. The head of cloud-seeding operations at the NCM, Khalid Al Obeidi, told Khaleej Times that they have carried out more than 15 operations this month as rain clouds have been hovering over the country. On Sunday alone, from 12am to 12pm, they conducted...
17/02/2019

Muguruza, Kasatkina survive day of upsets

On a day of upsets, last year's finalist Daria Kasatkina of Russia and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain had to dig deep to win their first round games at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. In the first match of the evening session on Sunday, Muguruza, the former world number one, had to come from behind to win a dramatic three-setter (4-6 6-3 6-3) against Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska. The 21-year-old Kasatkina, on the other hand, found herself with a 4-1 deficit in the third set only to stage a superb fightback to win the next five...

17/02/2019

Scotland the brave snatch tournament title

Muscat: Scotland won the Oman Quadrangular Series by beating the hosts by seven wickets in Al Amerat yesterday.Mark Watt and Adrian Neill took three wickets each as Oman were bowled out for 111 inside the final over of their innings.Scotland comfortably reached their target of 112, with Richie Berrington hitting the winning boundary. The speed of the victory allowed Scotland to claim the tournament title after overtaking the Netherlands and Ireland on net run rate with all three teams level on two wins.After being sent in to bat, Oman experimented with their batting order by promoting Naseem Khushi to open...

India raises Pulwama terrorist attack issue at Munich Conference

Munich/New Delhi: India raised the issue of the Pulwama terror attack, which left 40 CRPF men dead, during bilateral meetings with several countries, including the US, Germany and Russia, at the three-day Munich Security Conference that concluded Sunday, officials said. The 55th Munich Security Conference, which brings together global leaders and security experts from across the word, was attended by India's Deputy National Security Advisor Pankaj Saran. The conference was attended by over 600 delegates and it deliberated at length on a host of security-related issues, including international terrorism. On the sidelines of the conference, Saran held bilateral meetings with...
17/02/2019

IPO of remaining 50% of Kuwaiti bourse seen in Q4 2019 or Q1 2020

KUWAIT: The initial public offering for the remaining 50 percent of shares in the Kuwaiti bourse will take place in the fourth quarter of 2019 or the first quarter of 2020, said Abdulaziz Al-Marzouq, commissioner of the Capital Markets Authority and vice chairman of the bourse’s privatization committee.On Thursday, a consortium led by Kuwait’s National Investment Co. and including the Athens bourse won a tender to acquire 44 percent of the Kuwait stock exchange. DUBAI: Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East went down 15.3 percent to $6.62 billion in 2018 from $7.81 billion a...

17/02/2019

More heavy rain in UAE this week? Read forecast here

UAE residents can expect more rain this week as cloud-seeding operations continue, the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) said. It's been raining in the country - on and off - since Saturday, with temperatures dipping to a low 17 degrees Celsius in internal areas. The head of cloud-seeding operations at the NCM, Khalid Al Obeidi, told Khaleej Times that they have carried out more than 15 operations this month as rain clouds have been hovering over the country. Today, from 12am to 12pm, they conducted four operations. They'll be doing more in the coming days as rain clouds approach the...
17/02/2019

More than 85 Houthis killed in battles across Yemen

DUBAI: More than 85 Iran-backed Houthi militants were killed and more wounded in clashes with the Yemeni army supported by the Arab Coalition across the country on Saturday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported. According to the reports, more than 40 militants were killed in the southern Taiz province, and 18 others were killed on the Damt front in the southern Ad Dali province, while more than 30 were killed in clashes with the Hajour tribe northwest of the country. Scores of militants were wounded, while the army seized military-grade equipment and ammunition. Meanwhile, Yemen’ Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad al-Hadrami said...
17/02/2019

Filipino remittances from the Middle East down 15.3% in 2018

DUBAI: Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East went down 15.3 percent to $6.62 billion in 2018 from $7.81 billion a year earlier, latest government data shows.Lower crude prices, which affected most OFW host countries in the region, the job nationalization schemes of Gulf states and a deployment ban last year of household service workers to Kuwait were the primary reasons for the decline, a reversal from the 3.4 percent remittance growth recorded in 2017.A government study has noted that Saudi Arabia was the leading country of destination for OFWs, with more than a quarter...