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OFW remittances reach $2.9 billion in July

The remittances sent home by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in July reached approximately $2.9 billion according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The remittance record is an increase of 7.2 percent from last year's $2.7 billion for the same month . Halfway...

Al Ain cops smash large vice ring

Police in the Eastern oasis town of Al-Ain have arrested 14 Asians on charges of indulging in prostitution, newspapers said on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, the cops raided an apartment suspected of running the vice den by sending women to customers for Dh3,000. The...

PDEA chief admits drug recycling remains rampant

No less than the head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) admitted that recycling of seized illegal drugs remains rampant. PDEA chief Aaron Aquino told senators in the budget hearing for PDEA’s proposed 2020 budget that drug recycling is still an issue,...

Partly cloudy weather today in UAE

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UAE will experience a partly cloudy weather today, the National Center for Meteorology and Seismology announced today, May 23, in a tweet.

Moderate to fresh winds might hover over the sea and can cause blowing dust at times over exposed areas with a fall in temperatures.

The temperature now is around 32 degree celsius and can increase to 38 to 41 throughout the day, the NCMS said.

The relative humidity, or the amount of water vapor present in air, will increase at night today and early morning tomorrow over some coastal and internal areas.

Fog or mist may also form.

Sea will be rough to moderate in Arabian Gulf and moderate to rough at times in Oman Sea.

Photo credit: Tom The Backroads Traveller

OFW remittances reach $2.9 billion in July

The remittances sent home by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in July reached approximately $2.9 billion according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The remittance record is an increase of 7.2 percent from last year's $2.7 billion for the same month . Halfway...

Al Ain cops smash large vice ring

Police in the Eastern oasis town of Al-Ain have arrested 14 Asians on charges of indulging in prostitution, newspapers said on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, the cops raided an apartment suspected of running the vice den by sending women to customers for Dh3,000. The...

PDEA chief admits drug recycling remains rampant

No less than the head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) admitted that recycling of seized illegal drugs remains rampant. PDEA chief Aaron Aquino told senators in the budget hearing for PDEA’s proposed 2020 budget that drug recycling is still an issue,...

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