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Positive in UAE, returning Filipino nurse tests negative

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Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

New tests conducted by the Department of Health (DOH) yielded negative for the male Filipino nurse who returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UAE’s Etihad probing smoke incidents on flight

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Etihad Airways says it is investigating what caused smoke alarms to be triggered twice on one of its flights from Australia to the United Arab Emirates this week.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dubai 2014 firework display breaks world record – Guinness

In this photo provided by Dubai World Record 2014, fireworks explode over Palm Jumeirah Island, front, and World Islands, rear, to celebrate the New Year on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 as the city attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Firework Display." (AP Photo/Dubai World Record 2014, Simon Brooke-Webb)

Dubai shattered the world record for the largest ever pyrotechnic display on New Year’s Eve with a show involving more than half a million fireworks, Guinness World Records said Wednesday.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nuclear deal could improve Iran, UAE ties: Tehran

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Iran’s landmark nuclear deal is “a great opportunity” for expanding strained ties between Tehran and the United Arab Emirates, President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UAE identifies 4 new cases of SARS-like virus

A Saudi staff nurse crosses the street on her way to the King Fahad hospital in the city of Hofuf, 370 kms East of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on June 16, 2013. Four people have died from the MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, bringing the death toll from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom to 32, the health ministry said. The World Health Organisation announced that the global death toll from MERS had reached 33, with 28 of them in the kingdom. The virus is a member of the coronavirus family, which includes the pathogen that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). AFP FILE PHOTO

Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates have identified four new cases of a respiratory virus related to SARS whose main concentration has been in neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Asian expat workers end rare UAE strike—company

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Thousands of mainly Asian expatriate workers in the United Arab Emirates have ended a strike they began at the weekend in a rare stoppage aimed at improving their conditions, their employer said Wednesday.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

22 Asian workers killed in UAE road accident

Al-Ain city

A concrete truck slammed on Monday into a bus transporting workers near Al-Ain city in the UAE, killing 22 of them and wounding 24 others, police said.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UAE rejects Egypt call to free ‘Brotherhood’ detainees

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum. Photo from the Sheikh’s official Twitter account.

The United Arab Emirates has rejected a request from Egypt for the release of 11 of its nationals detained for suspected links to Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood, the Gulf News paper reported on Saturday.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iranian cargo ship sinks off UAE, crew rescued–report

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An Iranian cargo ship sank in UAE waters due to rough weather, while its crew of six was airlifted to safety by a rescue helicopter, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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