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Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan 2016

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan 2016

Most of world’s 1.2 billion Muslims start observing the holy month of Ramadan on Monday Muslims in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey would begin fasting on Monday, as will Muslims in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories as the Ramadan moon has been sighted in these countries. Millions of Muslims around the world are marking the start of the ... Read More »

Mohammad Ali dies at 74: World pays rich tribute to boxing legend

Mohammad Ali dies at 74: World pays rich tribute to boxing legend

Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion and one of sport’s most influential individuals, has died aged 74. The sports hero, who had been battling Parkinson’s disease for decades, passed away in a hospital here where he had been admitted earlier this week suffering from respiratory problems. Ali had been living in the Phoenix area with his fourth wife, ... Read More »

Fitbit tops Wearables Market, Xiaomi passes Apple for second spot

Fitbit tops Wearables Market, Xiaomi passes Apple for second spot

Fitbit tops global wearables market, while Chinese group Xiaomi raced past Apple to second place Fitbit fitness tracker maker is world’s leading wearable device vendor, while Chinese group Xiaomi raced past Apple to second place, a recent survey showed. Fitbit, Xiaomi, Apple, Garmin and Samsung make up the top five companies, according to the latest figures from research firm IDC. Global ... Read More »

World Drone Business to reach $127 Billion by 2020

World Drone Business to reach $127 Billion by 2020

Drones will soon be performing varied tasks such as boosting crop yields, verifying insurance claims, and assisting in future Hollywood blockbusters The global market for commercial applications of drone technology, currently estimated at about $2 billion, will boom to as much as $127 billion by 2020, according to a new report published by PwC. Drones will soon be boosting crop yields, verifying ... Read More »

Sacked workers in Saudi Arabia set fire to buses in protest

Saudi Binladin Group Employees Set Fire to Buses in Protest

Binladin Group had given the sacked foreign workers a permanent exit visa to leave the country RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Employees at construction giant Saudi Binladin Group have reportedly set fire to more than seven company buses in the latest protest against alleged late payment of salaries and a reported 50,000 redundancies. Mecca’s Civil Defense Major Nayef al-Sharif said no ... Read More »

Dubai fast moving towards a self-driving future

Dubai fast moving towards a self-driving future

Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver’s seat. Dubai has adopted a smart self-driving transport strategy by which, 25 percent of all the vehicles by 2030. Sheikh Mohammad said, ‘By 2030, 25 percent of all transportation trips in Dubai will be smart and driverless. The strategy is projected ... Read More »

Dubai plans to build world’s new tallest building

Dubai plans to build world's new tallest building

New tallest building will be designed by the Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls winner of International Design Competition DUBAI (United Arab Emirates) – Developers in Dubai has unveiled plans to build a new tower which it vows will be taller than the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest structure. Emaar Properties, the government-backed company behind the scheme, have yet to ... Read More »

Tesla unveils affordable Model 3 electric car

Tesla unveils affordable Model 3 electric car

The Tesla Model 3 has finally been released at the Tesla design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. The new entry level model was confirmed to start at $35,000 and promises a range of at least 215 miles. Perhaps even as much as $55,000 or $60,000 due to customers adding more features like a bigger battery pack with greater range. Tesla CEO ... Read More »

Hello Kitty themed train unveiled in Taiwan

Hello Kitty themed train unveiled in Taiwan

Regular trips will start running on April 21 from Fridays to Sundays: TRA officials TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Taiwan unveiled its Hello Kitty-themed Taroko Express train, which set off from the Shulin train station. This train will travel to Taitung on the east coast route. The train with eight carriages that carries the themes of the iconic fictional character drew a ... Read More »

Turkish Airlines passengers number exceeds to 9 million

Turkish Airlines

According to a statement by Turkish Airlines, its passenger number increased by 11.2 percent and reached 9.2 million passengers in January and February. According to traffic data of the company for January and February, the increase in passenger number was 12.6 per cent for domestic flights and 10.2 per cent for international flights. Seat occupancy rate was 73.3 per cent, ... Read More »

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