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June 26, 2017 8:44 AM Muslims mark Eid-ul-Fitr today

Muslims are assured of Allah's forgiveness on the Eid-ul-Fitr, and so it is a day of immense joy for them. In Ghana, Muslims, young and old, dressed in their nice attires, mainly white, pray in open places and in mosques in the early hours of the morning. They would praise and glorify Allah on the way to the prayer grounds, intensify the praises and glorifications 1

June 22, 2017 8:19 PM Theresa lays down (British) law: May tells Brussels that European Court of Justice WON'T be able to rule over UK

Theresa May has confirmed that Britain will 'take back control' of its own laws and not be dictated by the European Court of Justice - as she guaranteed that all EU citizens currently in Britain will be allowed to stay. She also made clear that the proposals would be adopted only if the same rights are granted to UK citizens living in the remaining 27 EU states 1

June 22, 2017 7:12 AM Free parking and extended Dubai Metro timings during Eid Al Fitr

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the working hours of all services during the holiday marking the advent of Eid Al-Fitr holiday covering customers’ happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, marine transit modes, driving institutes, and vehicles testing & registration centres. Ms Moaza Al Marri, Director 1

June 21, 2017 12:50 PM The hunt for Uber's next CEO won't be easy

Uber is in crisis. Once the darling of the technology industry, the $69 billion (£54 billion) transportation firm is now lurching from scandal to scandal, in a state of constant damage control. Founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO, following allegations of sexism at the company, the publication of a report into its workplace culture that led to the firing 4

June 21, 2017 8:37 AM Morning Agenda: Travis Kalanick Resigns as Uber Chief

This won’t be the last you see of Mr. Kalanick at Uber: He is still on the board and retains a majority of Uber’s voting shares. But the question now is who will replace a chief executive who molded the company in his image. Of note: Fidelity, which has long had a reputation for not being an active investor, was one of the shareholders who signed the letter 3

June 20, 2017 2:36 PM In third shoot-down in a month, U.S. jet destroys another Iranian drone over Syria

A U.S. F-15 fighter aircraft shot down an Iranian-made drone over southern Syria on Tuesday, a U.S. defense official said, marking the second time in just as many days that the U.S. military has taken a pro-Syrian government aircraft out of the sky. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the incident had yet to be made public 1

June 20, 2017 9:01 AM Kofi Annan: Why Are Only Poor Countries Taking Refugees?

It has now been almost two years since the world was confronted with the harrowing image of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. At that moment, there was an overwhelming sense of “Enough is enough” — a cry of anguish over the misery endured and lives snuffed out as refugees seek safety. In the time since then, thousands more have lost their 1

June 19, 2017 11:04 PM By keeping U.S. focus on Islamic State, Trump risks wider Syria war

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has ordered stepped-up military operations against Islamic State and delegated more authority to his generals, but without a comprehensive Syria strategy, his approach risks further confrontation with Syria, Iran and even Russia, according to U.S. officials and analysts. While the U.S. military's shootdown of a Syrian 3

June 19, 2017 10:02 AM In Brexit boost, Jaguar Land Rover to hire 5,000 staff

Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will hire 5,000 staff as it boosts its skills in autonomous and electric technology, a welcome business endorsement as Prime Minister Theresa May starts Brexit talks after a botched election. JLR, which employs more than 40,000 people globally, said it would hire 1,000 electronic and software engineers 6

June 19, 2017 9:28 AM Portugal's deadliest fire still rages after 62 people killed

PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal More than 1,000 firefighters were still battling Portugal's deadliest forest blaze on Monday after it killed at least 62 people over the weekend. Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who on Sunday visited Pedrogao Grande, a mountainous area about 200 kilometers (125 miles) northeast of Lisbon, called it the biggest human tragedy in Portugal 2