IMA Senior Leaders Visit MENA Region in Support of the Management Accounting Profession Dubai, UAE; 10 March, 2016 - Senior leaders from IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Jeff Thomson, CMA, CAE, president and CEO; and Jim Gurowka, CAE, senior vice president of business development, visited the MENA region on an...
Earthquake hits several parts of Pakistan at 6.9 magnitude. May God have mercy on all of us. Stay safe and take precautions everyone. The strong earthquake, which struck at 11:45 p.m. local time in Afghanistan, was centered about 273 kilometers (169 miles) northeast of Kabul, not far from the border...
A long weekend awaits UAE residents in early December as Wednesday and Thursday, December 2 and 3, will be paid holidays for the private sector on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day and the 44th UAE National Day, the Ministry of Labour has announced on Monday. The holiday was announced...
An AirAsia flight carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic controllers. Indonesian Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said flight QZ 8501 lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 7.24am local time. He said the plane had asked for an unusual route before...
Samaa unearthed a potential bombshell Tuesday that information provided to local journalists in Faisalabad yesterday about involvement of a guard of Rana Sanaullah’s son-in-law in the shooting incident was given through official telephone number of an influential person. Samaa correspondent reported that calls were made to Faisalabad journalists from the...
KABUL, Afghanistan — To find a flag as big as the one hoisted over Kabul’s historic Wazir Akbar Khan hill on Wednesday, you would have to go pretty far — possibly as far as a Walmart parking lot somewhere in the Great Plains. Flying from a specially erected flagpole more...
For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Francis issued the invitation to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas...
RAWALPINDI: Several people, injuring army personnel, were injured in a blast targeting a military vehicle near Tarnol on Wednesday, DawnNews reported. The vehicle was attacked near a railway track situated close to Fateh Jang road. Police said the injured were shifted to a hospital for treatment. The area was cordoned off by...
DUBAI // The sale of cigarettes will be banned for 24 hours today at a number of shops and petrol station stores across the emirate to mark World No Tobacco Day. The ban will be in effect until midnight tonight. More than 60 shops, hypermarkets and supermarkets - including all...
An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale has struck Iran at 9.44am Tuesday morning, with tremors felt across the UAE. The epicentre of the earthquake is near Qeshm, stated the UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology, which is still “analysing the extent of impact on UAE”. The NCMS has...
Afghanistan’s first satellite which was deployed into the orbit earlier this year has formally started its operations. The announcement of the formal operation of Afghansat 1 was made during a conference attended by high level government officials including first vice president Mohammad Younus Qanooni. Qanooni said the launch of Afghanistan’s first...
The one-time White House intern whose affair with President Bill Clinton led to his impeachment in the US Senate has broken her long silence in the media. In Vanity Fair magazine, Monica Lewinsky, 40, writes that she deeply regrets the fling. The president "took advantage" of her, she writes, though she...
Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) on Tuesday announced three new cases of MERS Coronavirus (MERS COV). The new cases were identified through screenings for contacts of affected individuals and that they are all asymptomatic, that is, have no symptoms and are well. From previous asymptomatic cases in the UAE, individuals tend...
The Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoIA) on Thursday assured voters would arrive at polls on Saturday for the country's presidential and provincial council elections amidst a peaceful environment with fair oversight to ensure they are credible and transparent. Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai spoke at a press conference in Kabul...
Two blasts went off in central Cairo on Wednesday afternoon, reported state TV and witnesses. More updates Two roadside bombs targeting riot police deployed outside of Cairo University on Wednesday afternoon, killing at least two people, a civilian and a senior police officer, security officials said. The slain officer was identified as...
Satellite data has confirmed that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. The Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak held a news conference today confirming that all those on the flight have been lost. He said satellite data provided by a UK company, Inmarsat, showed the plane's last recorded position...
The U-19 Afghanistan sprang a surprise by handing their Pakistani counterparts a heavy 214-run victory at Lahore on Friday in the third match of their 3-match tour to Pakistan, when they skittled out the hosts for just 52. Batting first, Afghanistan had made a competitive 266-5 in their 45 overs....
Afghan president Hamid Karzai congratulated the Afghan nation for being honored with the FIFA Fair Play award, and called it the start of major achievements for Afghanistan in 2014. President Karzai said the FIFA Fair Play Award which was awarded to Afghanistan Football Federation, was a good news for the...
Following a year of remarkable achievement in grassroots level football, building infrastructure to further develop football throughout the country and nurturing a professional league despite enduring over a decade of disorder stemming from war, Afghanistan has been presented the 2013 FIFA Fair Play award. Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) President Karim...
Instant Glowing Fruit Pack For Face: Here some natural fruit face pack for glowing skin which is not having side effect. Papaya Pack- This pack helps to remove acne spots on face .Take some piece of papaya , mash it properly and apply the mash on face , leave it for some...
A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 767 jet made an emergency landing in the kingdom's Muslim holy city Medina on Sunday, injuring 29 people, the airline and aviation authority said. The Saudia aircraft was travelling from Iran's second city of Mashhad with 315 people on board, General Authority of Civil Aviation...
MANILA - Filipinos are urged to apply for the e-Passport before their green or maroon passports expire, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. "All Filipino nationals holding Machine Readable-Ready Passports (MRRP; green passports) and Machine Readable Passports (MRP; maroon passports) will no longer be allowed to apply for an extension...
The Dubai Court of Cassation has established a new legal principle with regards entitlement of annual leave balance of employees. Employees are entitled to avail cash allowance for balance of annul leave only on two conditions: First, if the office required the employee to work during his annual leave and could...
Update: DUBAI WINS BID TO HOST WORLD EXPO 2020. Celebrations have begun across the UAE after Dubai was voted winner of the World Expo 2020 bid at the 154th BIE General Assembly in Paris today. The UAE received 116 votes out of a total of 165. It was a hard-fought victory; we...
MACAU - He's back. In what could have been his swan song in boxing, Manny Pacquiao proved he still packs a mean punch, registering a unanimous decision victory against American Brandon Rios, Sunday at The Venetian Macau, claiming the WBO International Welterweight in the process.Michael Pernick scored it 120-108, while...
An agreement has been reached between Iran and six world powers to curb Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for limited sanctions relief. The agreement, announced by European Union policy chief Catherine Ashton after days of talks in Geneva, is a first step towards resolving a decade-old stand-off between Tehran and...
Egypt's foreign ministry said on Saturday it had asked  the Turkish ambassador to leave the country, state-run news agency MENA said. The ministry said in a statement that Egypt had declared the Turkish ambassador persona non grata. More to follow source: ahramonline
The first batch of emergency relief for the victims of super typhoon Haiyan from the UAE — some 44 metric tonnes of high energy biscuits — is already on the ground. The batch landed on Monday, with two more batches en route and expected to arrive on Tuesday and...
Storm warning signal raised in 13 areas MANILA - Packing maximum sustained winds of 140 knots (259 kilometers per hour), "Yolanda" (international name Haiyan) has reached supertyphoon status comparable to a Category 5 cyclone in the Western hemisphere, American meteorologists said Wednesday. The tropical cyclone, which entered the Philippine Area of...
The mother of one of two girls killed when she was struck by a car outside her home in Gosport kissed her daughter goodbye as she lay in the road. Jasmine Allsop, 14, and Olivia Lewry, 16, were killed early on Sunday morning after being run down by a green Honda Civic on...