The Trump administration took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday, imposing sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South China Sea. It also imposed an investment ban on nine more Chinese firms for their alleged ties to the military. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Ramkumar Sarangpani, 41, a businessman based in the UAE, currently holds the record for Indian with the most Guinness world records. His specialty is "largest and longest", he says. Biggest visiting card, world's largest e-greeting card, tiniest deck of cards and most gigantic calendar... and those are just a few from a very long list. What does it take to set these records? What does it cost? How does he do it and why? Take a look.
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A woman from Hyderabad is seeking government's help to bring back her mother and sister who are stuck and being allegedly tortured in Abu Dhabi. According to Hina Begum, her mother and sister have been stuck in Abu Dhabi after being cheated by a travel agent. The travel agent lured them of good job but they were tortured in Abu Dhabi for the past nine months, Begum further said.
2016's surgical strike continues to haunt Pakistan. Pakistan has claimed that "India is planning surgical strike to divert attention from its 'domestic troubles'". Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi claimed that Islamabad has 'credible inputs'. Qureshi's made startling claims during press conference in Abu Dhabi on December 18. "An important development has cropped up [...] I've learned through our intelligence forces [...] that India is planning a surgical strike against Pakistan," Pakistan's news outlet Dawn quoted Qureshi. NSA to Pakistan Prime Minister in a series of tweets echoed with Pakistan Foreign Minister. Foreign Minister's comments come amid frequent ceasefire violations by his country. His claims come days after two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed along the Line of Control (LoC) opposite Naushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district by the Indian Army while retaliating to ceasefire violation by the Pakistan. Qureshi made similar claims in April 2019 when he had said Pakistan has "reliable intelligence" that India will attack. In 2016, days after Pakistani terrorists attacked the Indian Army at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Army conducted a surgical strike across Line of Control in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and destroyed launch pads completely, killing many terrorists.
Many Palestinians welcomed the announcement of the first national elections in 15 years, but scepticism remained over whether they will bring change - or even happen at all - in the split territory beset by political infighting and distrusts of institutions. Emily Wither reports.
A man is suffering from paralysis after being shot in the neck by Israeli forces in the West Bank.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the 24-year-old was left quadriplegic.
Israeli forces were attempting to stop Palestinians building a house in southern Hebron.
Israeli military accused the Palestinians of attacking the troops with rocks and have said the incident is being investigated.
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Preparations for Christmas celebrations in the West Bank city of Bethlehembegan early on Thursday morning amid the coronavirus pandemic. Palestiniansecurity forces were deployed at road blocks to organise the entry ofcelebrants, and Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity were beingdisinfected by city workers.
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Israel has vaccinated approximately 27% of its citizens, reports Business Insider. Isreal has vaccinated about 2.43 million of its population of 9 million people. More than 550,000 people in the country have already had COVID-19. Israel is nowhere near COVID-19 free by any means. However, both the seven-day and three-day moving averages of new cases have declined. Isreal has vaccinated more people per-capita than any country around the globe.