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PAL brings back ‘Love Bus’ is in the air

For those who have not seen or rode the Philippine Airlines' (PAL) Love Bus, worry no more as the airline has just brought it back. A quick trip down memory lane: Forty years ago, the flag carrier unveiled the Love Bus logo (a kiss mark) on an Airbus A300B4, a...

No tsunami threat after magnitude 6.5 Visayas quake

There is no threat of a tsunami following the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Eastern Samar, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) on Tuesday assured the public. The quake of tectonic origin, with a depth of 17 kilometers, struck 19...

Saudi police arrest 13 people involved in foiled terror attack

Saudi Arabia police on Monday arrested at least 13 individuals involved in the foiled attack on a state security building in Riyadh province on Sunday. State news agency SPA reported that the arrested individuals were connected to Daesh, who earlier claimed...

Man who raped and killed eight-year-old boy Obaida to be executed

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Feb. 28, 17 | 9:30 am

Dubai’s top court affirmed on Monday that the convicted Jordanian man who was found guilty of raping and killing an eight-year-old boy in May 2016 will face the firing squad.

According to Gulf News, Nidal Eisa Abdullah, 48, was convicted by lower courts on charges of kidnap-rape-slay of eight-year-old Obaida Sedqi, also a Jordanian, from his father’s auto repair shop in Sharjah on May 20 last year.

The Cassation Court presiding judge, Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Zarouni, rejected Abdullah’s final appeal after he asked the highest court to overturn his death sentence and push the case back to the Appeal Court for a fresh trial.

The court approved Chief Prosecutor Mohammad Sharif’s closing appeal to uphold the capital punishment since presiding judge Al Zarouni and his bench of four judges confirmed the appellate ruling.

The Cassation Court’s senior secretary Jamil Mahdi registered the irrevocable punishment — Cassation ruling — in the minutes of the hearing which the convict did not attend.

In January, the Dubai Appeal Court confirmed the death sentence against Abdullah.

The Court of First Instance had earlier pronounced Abdullah guilty and handed him a capital punishment.


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PAL brings back ‘Love Bus’ is in the air

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