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Russian Company to Award Salisbury Poisoning Suspects With Trademark for Chemicals Production

Russian Company to Award Salisbury Poisoning Suspects With Trademark for Chemicals Production

20 Sep 2018

A pair of Russian men suspected of poisoning a former double agent and his daughter in Britain will reportedly be awarded a trademark for the production of chemical compounds and perfume.

British prosecutors accused two Russians they said were operating under aliases — Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov — of attempting to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal with a military-grade nerve agent in March. Two Russians resembling the men said on television last week that they were innocent... Read More

Jumeirah opens newest five-star hotel in Dubai's Al Seef

Jumeirah opens newest five-star hotel in Dubai's Al Seef

20 Sep 2018

Inspired by the tradition of Emirati traders welcoming travelers into their homes, Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah is a new charming hotel waiting to be discovered in the heart of old-Dubai.

Located in Al Seef, a bustling destination on the south banks of Dubai Creek, Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah is spread across 10 clusters of Arabian Bayts (homes), tucked away amidst the rooftops and courtyards of a souk.

With views that overlook the alleyways of the souk or across the  waterways of... Read More

Los Angeles becomes the largest city to ban sales of fur

Los Angeles becomes the largest city to ban sales of fur

19 Sep 2018

Los Angeles has announced the decision to ban the manufacturing and sale of fur, making it the largest city in the world to have an official ban. That’s a pretty big deal – a city following in the footsteps of Burberry and London Fashion Week to take a stand against the death of animals for the purpose of style. The Los Angeles City Council, led by Paul Koretz, Bob Blumenfield, and Mitch O’Farrell voted unanimously to take the city fur-free. Bob Blumenfield, who introduced the motion, told... Read More

Harry Styles and a lamb and goat star in Gucci's cruise 2019 campaign

Harry Styles and a lamb and goat star in Gucci's cruise 2019 campaign

19 Sep 2018

The new Gucci campaign with Harry Styles sees the British singer-songwriter pose with kid lambs and goats, almost in a continuation of his autumn/winter campaign with the brand, which featured a chicken and a dog.

Styles has since traveled from the fish-and-chip shop of that campaign, shot in London, to the historic Villa Lante, near Viterbo in Rome, for the new Gucci Men’s Tailoring Campaign, cruise 2019 collection.

Posing alongside the gardens, fountains and grottoes of the... Read More

New Saudi high-speed train service set to launch on Sept 24

New Saudi high-speed train service set to launch on Sept 24

19 Sep 2018

Saudi Arabia's Haramain high-speed train service will reportedly start commercial operations on September 24.

All the carriages are ready for the operation after the successful completion of trial runs, local media reported.

It said railway stations in Makkah, Madinah and Rabigh are fully furnished while finishing touches are being finalised in Jeddah station.

The new speed high rail service will be capable of travelling at speeds of more than 300 kilometres per hour.... Read More

Emmys: 'Game of Thrones' Wins 9 Awards Overall (Video)

Emmys: 'Game of Thrones' Wins 9 Awards Overall (Video)

18 Sep 2018

The HBO series won for best drama and best supporting actor in a drama statuette for Peter Dinklage, along with seven Creative Arts Emmys last weekend. Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novel series and starring a litany of actors including Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington, walked away with nine victories under its belt out of a total of 22 nominations for its seventh season. (Thrones also holds the record for most Emmys earned for a series in a year for both 2015... Read More
The European Central Bank (ECB) unveils new €100 and €200 banknotes

The European Central Bank (ECB) unveils new €100 and €200 banknotes

18 Sep 2018

The European Central Bank (ECB) 17 September unveiled the new €100 and €200 banknotes, which will enter into circulation on 28 May 2019. After the €5, €10, €20 and €50, the €100 and €200 banknotes are the last two denominations of the Europa series, and therefore mark its completion.

The new €100 and €200 banknotes make use of new and innovative security features. Just like the other denominations, the new notes are easy to check when using the “feel, look and tilt” method. At the top... Read More

Russia and Turkey would establish a “demilitarized zone” to separate rebels from Syrian government troops and head off an all-out battle

Russia and Turkey would establish a “demilitarized zone” to separate rebels from Syrian government troops and head off an all-out battle

18 Sep 2018

September 17, Russia and Turkey appeared Monday to avert a potential crisis in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, announcing they would establish a “demilitarized zone” to separate rebels from Syrian government troops and head off an all-out battle.

The announcement, at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, comes after weeks of speculation that an offensive on Syria’s last major opposition enclave would prompt... Read More

Art Dubai confirms end of Abraaj’s 10-year sponsorship deal

Art Dubai confirms end of Abraaj’s 10-year sponsorship deal

17 Sep 2018

Art Dubai, the emirate’s annual art fair, said it has ended its decade-long sponsorship agreement with Abraaj Group, as the private equity firm continues to unravel following allegations of funds mismanagement earlier this year.

“The sponsorship agreement with Abraaj Group expired earlier this year and due to reasons that have been very well documented, the sponsorship will not be renewed,” a spokeswoman for Art Dubai said in an emailed statement to The National on Sunday.

“We... Read More

Crown Prince reveals Tomorrow 2021 plan for Abu Dhabi's economy including Dh20bn for spending next year

Crown Prince reveals Tomorrow 2021 plan for Abu Dhabi's economy including Dh20bn for spending next year

17 Sep 2018

Abu Dhabi's drive to accelerate its economic growth will come under the banner of Tomorrow 2021, the Crown Prince revealed on Sunday, in what marks the culmination of a summer of reforms aimed at preparing the emirate for a more prosperous future.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said the plan includes "50 initiatives that reflect the priorities of citizens, residents and investors". The move is part of an action... Read More

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