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Sri Lankan president all praises for Duterte’s drug war

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, January 16, praised President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs and dubbed it as “an example to the whole world”. During a state banquet as a part of Sirisena’s state visit in the Philippines, the Sri Lankan...

Man dies, mother and daughter sustain injuries in Sharjah attack

Authorities are now investigating the incident which took place in a building in Al Butina area, Sharjah which took the life of a 46-year-old Sudanese man and left a 33-year-old Indian woman and her daughter injured. A police team immediately went to the scene of the...

Filipina tourist missing in Indonesia since Christmas

A Filipina tourist has been missing in Bali, Indonesia since Christmas, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The Philippine Embassy in Jakarta said it has filed a missing person report for Ella Balmaceda Paaño after her family in the Philippines reported...

Over 16,600 mobile phones left in Dubai’s taxis, buses and metro returned to owners

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DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) received close to 69,000 reports about lost items last year and found 64% of them, the agency said in an advisory.

RTA said lost and found items included 16,607 mobile phones; 7,878 travel bags; 3,975 wallets; 1,136 passports; 1,880 important keys and cards; 955 eyeglasses; 542 computers; and 872 sunglasses.

Additionally, it also found lost jewelry, cash amounts and precious items estimated to be worth Dh480,000 or US$60,678.

In all, RTA announced that its Call Center had received 2.07 million calls in 2018, and the targeted response time of 20 seconds per call had covered 86% of the total calls.

Ahmed Mahboub, Executive Director of Customers Happiness at RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector

“The number of calls picked up by the Call Center (8009090), which had exceeded two million calls last year, reflects the extent of interaction between the Center and RTA clients whose services, inquiries, suggestions, complaints are quickly responded. Recording such a high number of calls is also indicative of the diverse services provided by the RTA to the public,” said Ahmed Mahboub, Executive Director of Customers Happiness at RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector.

 

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As the UAE, together with thousands of Catholic faithful residing and working here, thrills for the forthcoming visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the UAE, many Filipinos are already in great anticipation of what will be the first-ever visit of a Pope in the Middle...

Birth Certificates not required for Passport Renewal – DFA

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Why is it costly to repatriate bodies abroad?

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Sri Lankan president all praises for Duterte’s drug war

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Hermanos win back-to-back championships

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