Anisa Makhluf, the mother of President Bashar al-Assad, has left the war-torn country and joined her daughter in Dubai, Syrian expatriates in the United Arab Emirates and an activist said on Sunday. Makhluf has been living next to her daughter, Bushra, the only sister of Assad, in Dubai since around 10 days,
Government regulators from 193 counties are meeting in Dubai to revise a wide-ranging communications treaty. Google has warned the event threatened the “open internet”, while the EU said the current system worked, adding: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Google has warned that a forthcoming UN-organised conference threatens the “free and open internet”. Government representatives are set to agree a new information and communications treaty in December.
By Khalaf Al Habtoor
The only continuity in Lebanon is its protected cedar trees. For me, the fact that the Lebanese seem unable to put their house in order is a source of frustration because this country, blessed with nature’s finest bounty, has potential that citizens of other countries would die for.
Lebanese Prime minister Nagib Mikati launched on Monday the Beirut Digital District in the heart of Beirut with the aim of creating a hub for technology, attracting foreign investment and helping retain young and talented Lebanese. The center is a high-rise building
A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was left with a gaping hole on one side after it collided with an oil tanker early Sunday just outside the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The collision left a breach about 10 feet by 10 feet in the starboard side of USS
Dubai’s chief of police has warned of an “international plot” to overthrow the governments of Gulf Arab countries, saying the region needs to be prepared to counter any threat from Islamist dissidents as well as Syria and Iran. The comments by Dahi Khalfan, one of the most outspoken
Analysts have claimed Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad may have amassed up to 1.4 billion dollars for his family and close associates, despite moves to freeze his regime’s assets in London, Switzerland and the US. According to the London business intelligence firm Alaco, many of Assad’s assets are held in Russia, Hong Kong
A visitor will spend seven years behind bars and pay a hefty fine of Dh50,000 for smuggling and possessing five kilograms of amphetamine capsules that he intended to deliver to another man. The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the 34-year-old Lebanese visitor, W.A., of smuggling and possessing amphetamine for distribution.
A man threw himself off the world’s tallest building in Dubai, its developer said, plummeting to his death in the first suicide from Burj Khalifa tower.