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Oil Tops $75 Per Barrel, Highest Since 2014

Oil Tops $75 Per Barrel, Highest Since 2014

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Opec-led supply cuts, strong demand lift the oil prices. Oil rose on Tuesday above $75 a barrel to its highest since November 2014, supported by Opec-led production cuts, strong demand and the prospect of renewed US sanctions on Iran. Brent crude, the global benchmark, hit its highest since Opec on November 27, 2014 turned its back on curbing output to support prices, a move that triggered a battle for market share and helped deepen a collapse to $27 in early 2016. Oil prices began to recover in 2016 as the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) discussed a return to market management with the help of Russia and other non-members. A supply-cutting deal took effect in January 2017. Brent traded as high as $75.27, gaining for a sixth day, and was up 37 cents at ...
Philippines Apologises To Kuwait For Sovereignty Violation Over ‘Rescue’ Of Workers

Philippines Apologises To Kuwait For Sovereignty Violation Over ‘Rescue’ Of Workers

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The two countries are working on a pact to protect overseas workers. The Philippines on Tuesday formally apologised to Kuwait for actions the latter viewed as violation of its sovereignty after the southeast Asian nation's embassy "rescued" several overseas workers from employers' homes, the foreign secretary said. Kuwait had protested over the "rescue" of Philippine citizens working as domestic help, summoned the Philippine ambassador to demand an explanation and arrested two embassy staff who were involved in Saturday's incidents. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Kuwait has accepted the Philippines' explanation after the Kuwaiti ambassador met President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday in southern Davao city and held talks with Cayetano on Tuesday in Manila. "We're...
Us Plans To End Work Permits For H-1B Holders’ Spouses

Us Plans To End Work Permits For H-1B Holders’ Spouses

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The move to end the Obama-era rule could have an impact on more than 70,000 H-4 visas holders. The Trump administration is planning to end allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders to work legally in the United States, a top federal agency official has told lawmakers, a move that could have a devastating impact on tens of thousands of Indians. The move to end the Obama-era rule could have an impact on more than 70,000 H-4 visas holders, who have work permits. H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India. They had obtained work permits under a special order issued by the previous Obama administration. Indian-Americans were a major beneficiary of this provision. More than 100,000 H-4 visa holders have...
Gmail Users Receiving Spams From Their Own Accounts: Report

Gmail Users Receiving Spams From Their Own Accounts: Report

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The subject of the emails read "weight loss and growth supplements for men". Some Gmail users have claimed that they have been receiving ads sent to them from their own accounts despite updated passwords and two-factor authentication, the media reported. To get the messages past spam filters, the spammers have been using forged email headers to make them appear as though they are being sent via a "Canadian telecommunications company" called "Telus", Mashable reported on Sunday. The subject of the emails read "weight loss and growth supplements for men". "We are aware of a spam campaign impacting a small subset of Gmail users and have actively taken measures to protect against it," a Google spokesperson was quoted as saying. "We have identified and are reclassifying all offen...
Ramadan 2018 Likely To Fall On May 17: Kuwaiti Astronomer

Ramadan 2018 Likely To Fall On May 17: Kuwaiti Astronomer

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The crescent might not be visible in Kuwait and could only be seen through telescope. The holy month of Ramadan is expected to fall on Thursday, May 17 in Kuwait, said an astronomer on Sunday. The crescent might not be visible in Kuwait and could only be seen through telescope, while the inhabitants of the Arab Maghreb (western Arab world) will be able to see the crescent clearly, Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) quoted astronomer Adel Al Saadoun as saying. Muslims observe fasting in Ramadan from dawn to dusk, in line with the Islamic doctrine. During the fast, the body rejuvenates itself and helps to detoxify by removing toxins from stomach, intestines and also boosts our immune system. With the scorching summer heat and a daily fasting period of about 15 hours, adapting to the chang...
29 countries with visa-free or visa on arrival for Pakistanis

29 countries with visa-free or visa on arrival for Pakistanis

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According to the Passport Index, Pakistan has a visa-free score of 29. This means that they do not need to apply for a visa, as they either won't need one, or will receive one upon arrival. Here are the list of 29 beautiful countries that Pakistanis can travel to without applying for a visa. # Country Visa status 1 Bolivia                                                               Visa on arrival 2 Cambodia                                                         Visa on arrival 3 Cape Verde                                                       Visa on arrival 4 Comoros                                                           Visa on arrival 5 Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)                           Visa on arrival 6 Djibouti                                                       
Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award For Distinguished Academic Performance Now A Foundation

Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award For Distinguished Academic Performance Now A Foundation

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The foundation will be a non-profit organisation with specific functions under its approved articles of association. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No. 16 of 2018 renaming the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for distinguished academic performance as the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for distinguished academic performance. The foundation will be a non-profit organisation with specific functions under its approved articles of association. Pursuant to the decree, the name Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum foundation for distinguished academic performance will replace Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for distinguished academic performance in any other legislation currently...
Dollar Bonds On Cards To Lure Overseas Pakistanis

Dollar Bonds On Cards To Lure Overseas Pakistanis

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Initiative seen to boost remittances to record $20 billion. Home remittances sent by overseas Pakistanis are projected to rise beyond the annual historic high of $20 billion by the time financial year 2017-18 closes on June 30. At the same time, Pakistanis across the globe will be delighted to see the government's launch of new, high-profit dollar bonds in and around mid-May, top-level official in the Ministry of Finance told Khaleej Times. Overseas Pakistanis seem to be responding positively to the recent devaluation of the rupee by 5 per cent, which adds up to 10 per cent when totalled with a similar 5 per cent devaluation in December 2017. Bankers, economists and MoF officials projected "the rise of remittances to $20 billion, and even beyond as overseas Pakistanis are traditional...
You Can Be Punished For Recording Video Without Consent

You Can Be Punished For Recording Video Without Consent

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A punishment of confinement shall be inflicted on any person who attacks the sanctity of individuals' private or family life. I was about to record a video at Dubai airport where I witnessed a fragile luggage being handled inappropriately. But I was informed by an airport official that video-recording such a matter is an offence. There is no clear signage about this. The man threatened us, telling us he would call the police and we would be arrested immediately. It should be noted that recording video in public place without the knowledge and consent of the person who has been videographed is illegal in the United Arab Emirates. This is in accordance with Article 378 of Federal Law No.(3) of 1987 of the Penal Code as amended by Federal Law No. 34 of 2005 states that: "A punishment...
Emirati Family Showers Maid Of 27 Years With Farewell Gifts

Emirati Family Showers Maid Of 27 Years With Farewell Gifts

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She was a favourite among all the children and even the adults in the family. A Sharjah-based Emirati family showered an Indian maid, who served them for 27 years, with gifts and threw a grand farewell party to honour her, after she decided to leave for her home country. Speaking to Khaleej Times, one of the extended family members Mohammed Rashid Al Ali, said that Lakshmi, from Andhra Pradesh, a South Indian state, worked with them all these years and was treated as part of their family. All the children and grandchildren considered her their mother, as she raised them "like her own" in an extremely loving and caring way. Lakshmi with a younger member of the Sharjah-based Emirati family during the elaborate send-ooff organised by them to honour her three decades of service. -...