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Airplane makes difficult landing amid swirling sandstorm at Saudi Jazan airport

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

A sandstorm left a plane shaking violently as it attempted a landing at Jazan Airport in southern Saudi Arabia.A video, widely circulated by two Saudi twitter users, showed scenes of the approaching storm from the runway.The pilot of the plane managed to land safely.The weather across several Saudi cities has been dire in recent days with several areas of the kingdom experiencing heavy showers, winds and dust storms.

UAE prosecution investigates ‘Happiness Executive’ baby case

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

After the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority’s attempt at spreading happiness among its employees by “hiring” an eight-month-old baby, Abu Dhabi’s public prosecution has said on Tuesday that it would be investigating the case. The emirate’s judicial department said that the baby had been employed in an “entertainment position”. They are seeking to “investigate the case with the concerned authority”. The video of the young happiness ...

VIDEO: India’s hijabi biker who is breaking stereotype

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Roshni Misbah is popularly known as the hijabi biker. The 22-year-old student has acquired a celebrity status in India’s capital New Delhi.Commuters look at her in disbelief as they do not associate hijab with biking. But Roshni, who comes from a conservative Muslim family, does not see any contradictions.She is of the belief that riding a bike does not make her a lesser Muslim.Friends and familySome of Roshni’s friends and members of her extended family have questioned her lifestyle ...

Saudi women learn road safety measures ahead of driving license procedures

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Saudi women in Dammam underwent training programs and attended awareness lectures on traffic safety rules at the “Qiadaty Eradati” forum, which translates to “my driving is my will”. The forum was aimed at raising awareness about the importance of road safety measures in order to reduce traffic accidents. Participants were made aware of the traffic laws and their importance in ensuring safety for all. Women attending the forum not only learned about road safety but also ...

Trump brushes dandruff off Macron’s suit, describes him as ‘perfect’

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

As Trump hosted the French president for the first official state visit of his administration, he and Macron lavished praise - and even a pair of kisses - on one another Tuesday. “It’s an honor to call you my friend,” Trump said, after predicting Macron would be a historic leader of France. In a lighter moment, Trump and Macron demonstrated some of the chemistry that has marked their relationship. The US president brushed something off Macron’s suit jacket, saying, &ldquo ...

Indian doctor mistakes patients, performs wrong surgery

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

A surgeon has been stood down from his post at a New Delhi hospital for performing an unnecessary operation on a patient’s leg after confusing him with another man, an official said Tuesday.The surgeon last week drilled a hole in the right leg of 50-year-old Vijendra Tyagi to insert a pin before realizing he had operated on the wrong patient.Tyagi had been admitted to the state-run Sushruta Trauma Centre in the Indian capital with head injuries after a car accident.But he was mistaken for ...

Video of Iraq patient transported on tricycle goes viral on social media

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

In an unusual scene, a patient being transported on a small tricycle along with supplemental oxygen has reportedly took place in Iraq, a viral video on social media has shown.Internet users widely shared the footage showing a man from the governorate of Al-Basra transporting an ill person using a three-wheeled motorized vehicle.Oxygen supplements can also be seen hanging to support the patient, the footage appears to show.The scene took Twitter users by surprise, with many of them criticizing ...

UAE civil aviation makes 8-months-old baby its youngest ‘happiness employee’

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority has appointed an 8-months old baby boy as its youngest ‘happiness’ employee, a local report said Tuesday.Mohamad al-Hashimi is the son of an employed mother at the authority, they told Al Emarat Al Youm Newspaper.The young boy apparently spreads happiness and positivity among the authority’s employees with his cute smiles and giggles during working hours.As a result, the head of the authority, Saif Mohammad al-Suwaidi appointed ...

Riyadh to host Egyptian Opera House concert

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The Saudi capital of Riyadh is preparing to host two concerts to be performed by the Arab Music Division of the Egyptian Opera House. The first event of its kind is scheduled to unfold on Wednesday and Thursday (April 25-26, 2018). Entertainment Authority announces construction of Opera house in Riyadh The Egyptian Opera House announced that the Arab music ensemble will include songs that are part of the artistic conscience of the Arab people. On April 18, 2018, Saudi Arabia witnessed its first ...

Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Australian police were Tuesday investigating how a 12-year-old boy managed to fly alone to the Indonesian island of Bali and spend four days at a resort using his parents’ credit card.The boy ran away from his Sydney home after a row with his mother, flying first to the Western Australian city of Perth on budget airline Jetstar and then on to Bali, according to commercial broadcaster Channel Nine.“He just doesn’t like the word ‘no’, and that’s what I got, a ...

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