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Abu Dhabi hotel guests to pay new fee on bills

Monday, 30 May 2016 12:04
Abu Dhabi: Hotel guests in Abu Dhabi will start paying a municipal fee of four percent of their hotel bill and an additional charge per night starting from June 1,The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport and Abu Dhabi Tourism…

Top Syrian negotiator quits peace talks

Monday, 30 May 2016 11:57
Damascus: The chief negotiator of Syria's main opposition umbrella group has resigned over what he called the failure of peace talks.Mohammed Alloush, from the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), on Sunday said the talks had not brought a political deal or…

Iranian parliament opens new session

Saturday, 28 May 2016 17:21
Tehran: Iran opened the new session of its parliament on Saturday, the 10th since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, with the aim to improve the economic situation in the country.The new deputies were elected in the two rounds of legislative…

EU adopts new restrictions against North Korea

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:37
Brussels: The European Union (EU) here on Friday adopted additional restrictive measures against North Korea on trade, financial services, investment and transport.According to a press release issued by the Council of the EU, these measures complement and reinforce the sanctions…

EU extends sanctions against Syrian government by one year

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:36
Brussels: The European Union (EU) on Friday announced extending of EU restrictive measures against the Syrian government until June 1, 2017.The decision was in line with the Council of the EU conclusions of December 2014 which affirmed that the EU…

EgyptAir crash: Signals detected in Mediterranean

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:56
Cairo: Airbus has detected signals from the Mediterranean Sea where the EgyptAir flight 804 crashed last week, media reports said.The signals were emitted by the plane's emergency locator transmitter, a device that can manually or automatically activate at impact and…

EgyptAir crash: Hundreds at Cairo vigil for victims

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:45
Cairo: Hundreds of people on Thursday gathered in Cairo for a candlelit vigil for the victims of the recent EgyptAir plane crash.Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy said it was a mark of respect to the victims and their families, BBC…

West using "soft war" to weaken Iran from inside: Khamenei

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:37
Tehran: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday warned against what he called the "soft war" of the West to harm the country."Continued economic sanctions, incessant political attacks and deceptive propaganda against Tehran" are the tactics that the global…

Mass grave uncovered near Syria's Palmyra

Friday, 27 May 2016 09:25
Damascus: A mass grave combining the bodies of 65 Syrian soldiers was uncovered on Thursday near Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.The mass grave was dug up near an airbase in the countryside of Palmyra, combining the bodies of Syrian soldiers…

Two Israeli airstrikes against targets in Gaza

Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:34
Gaza: Palestinian sources on Thursday said Israeli warplanes struck the Gaza Strip twice, with no human casualties reported.The sources told Xinhua news agency that the two airstrikes targeted two locations belonging to the Al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of the…