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WATCH: Egypt’s police saves a child dangling from third floor

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Three Egyptian police officers were able to save the life of a child as he fell from the balcony of a third-floor apartment in Assiut Governorate, south of Cairo. The Ministry of Internal Affairs stated that the police officers Kamil Fathi Jaid, Hassan Sayed Ali and Sabri Mahrous Ali, from the Assiut police force, managed to save a 5-year-old boy from falling off the balcony of a third-floor apartment, as he tried to cling to the wall for fear of falling. The ministry added that the three police ...

Egyptian police probed for letting passenger pass with narcotics

Monday, 19 February 2018

Two Egyptian police officers at Cairo Airport were detained on Monday pending investigation on charges of “facilitating smuggling” and “negligence” after letting a passenger possessing narcotics pass the security check, a newspaper report has said.The police officers reportedly found pills while inspecting the passenger’s luggage who told them that they were just medicine. Instead of checking the nature of the pills and confiscating them, they asked him to dispose ...

Egyptian man blackmails flight attendant with private pictures to get Dubai job

Monday, 19 February 2018

A 30-year-old clerk stood trial in a Dubai court for threatening an airhostess of sending private photos of her to her boss and ex-husband if she does not get him a job at the airline company she works for, the Khaleej Times reported.The woman, 33, said that the defendant started harassing and stalking her when she refused his marriage proposal. They had met at a telecommunications company branch in 2016 and became romantically involved until she broke up with him in 2017, according to the ...

Kuwaiti expat in Dubai gets conned for over $350,000

Monday, 19 February 2018

A Kuwaiti expat in Dubai found over $350,000 missing from his bank account upon his arrival from his holiday on January 14, the Khaleej Times reported. The 75-year-old said that he filed a complaint when he found that his phone line had been disconnected and his bank account emptied. "When I checked with my telecom provider, I learned from them that my number had not been disconnected but another SIM card had been issued in my name as a loss replacement," he told the newspaper. ...

Malaysian rapper probed over ‘insulting Islam’ in lunar new year dog video

Monday, 19 February 2018

A rapper in Muslim-majority Malaysia is under police investigation for allegedly insulting Islam with a Lunar New Year video that features dancers wearing dog masks and performing suggestive moves, reports said Monday. The video features controversial rapper Wee Meng Chee, known by his stage name Namewee, sitting on a chair in front of a domed building and mimicking barks of canines from around the world. Several black-clad dancers wearing masks of dogs -- an animal considered unclean in Islam - ...

Flatulent wind blows Dubai flight to emergency landing

Sunday, 18 February 2018

A passenger’s continuous flatulence forced a Dubai Amsterdam flight into an emergency landing, a Dutch paper reported. The irritated bowel ridden passenger onboard Transavia Airlines’ flight HV6902 from Dubai peeved passengers causing a fight onboard. The captain of the budget airline flight was forced to land the plane early after passengers attacked the elderly man who refused to check his flatulence, De Telegraaf reported. The pilot told the man to cease breaking wind, but the ...

Eight-year-old’s dream of becoming UAE policeman comes true

Sunday, 18 February 2018

The Dubai Police and UAE-based Make A Wish Foundation turned the wish of an eight-year-old boy into reality where he became a policeman for a day. The UAE national, Saif al-Ketbi, got dressed up in the full Dubai Police uniform and took a tour of the different police departments and luxury cars used by the force. Coincidentally, his father is also a policeman, according to Khaleej Times. This comes as part of Dubai Police’s community work, where they support the Make A Wish Foundation in ...

No, Fidel Castro is not Canada PM Trudeau’s father

Saturday, 17 February 2018

A story claiming that Fidel Castro was the father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not true. The Canadian government denied it, Cuba has never claimed it and Trudeau’s parents never visited Cuba until several years after Justin Trudeau was born.The Feb. 1 suicide of Castro’s oldest son, Fidelito, spurred the most recent report on several sites, claiming that Fidelito left a suicide note referring to Justin Trudeau as his half-brother. A theory that Castro was ...

‘Screaming mummy’ displayed in Egypt museum

Saturday, 17 February 2018

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has put on display the “Screaming Mummy” of the son of a pharaoh who may have been hanged for plotting his father’s murder.Dubbed “the unknown man E”, the mummy which is not usually exhibited appears to be of a man who died an agonizing death.Egypt’s antiquities ministry has said DNA analysis confirmed the mummy was a son of Ramses III, who ruled between 1186 BC and 1155 BC.It showed signs that the man had been hanged and shrouded ...

WATCH: From 30,000 feet, waves forming into giant sandstorm in Saudi desert

Saturday, 17 February 2018

From the cockpit of his plane which was flying at 30,000 feet on Wednesday, pilot Fahad al-Mughira documented a sandstorm that hit Wadi al-Dawasir. “I picked up the scene from my plane on board the Airbus A330 on Wednesday afternoon, and we were heading south on a regular flight which we thought was a casual cloud at first, but after checking it turned out to be a giant sandstorm. Then I informed the responsible air authorities in the Wadi Al-Dawasar area,” al-Mughira told the Saudi ...

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