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Gang hacks bank accounts and robs large sums

Gang hacks bank accounts and robs large sums

Nine people are on trial in Dubai on charges of hacking accounts at a local bank and stealing large sums of money, including around Dh1.2 million from one account. One of them is an employee at the bank while another works at a local telecom firm and his role was to...

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Kuwait sets salary limit for wife’s visit

Kuwait sets salary limit for wife’s visit

Expatriates wishing to bring in their wives for a visit to Kuwait must have a monthly salary of at least 150 dinars ($495), according to the Interior Ministry. The new move from the local government mandates that those who want to bring other relatives for a visit...

Kuwait royal member held for offending officer

Kuwait royal member held for offending officer

A member of Kuwait’s royal family has been arrested on charges of offending a police officer who refused to handle documents he considered illegal. Newspapers said the prosecutor decided to remand in custody Sheikh Abdullah Al Salim Al Sabah on charges of publishing...

Drunken woman in Bahrain sentenced for biting a cop

Drunken woman in Bahrain sentenced for biting a cop

The High Criminal Court of Bahrain sentenced a European woman to three years of imprisonment for biting a cop under alcohol influence, The Daily Tribune News of Bahrain reported. According to court files, the policewomen saw a lady in her 40s crying loudly in a road...

Fitness experts hold sports event in Saudi for breast cancer patients

Fitness experts hold sports event in Saudi for breast cancer patients

Three female fitness coaches have organized a sports and entertainment event to help women battling breast cancer, Arab News reported. The “Fit Fighters,” held last October 12, aims to raise awareness about this illness, as well as the importance of early detection....

Saudi OFWs joining heritage tour to meet Junior Master Chef

Saudi OFWs joining heritage tour to meet Junior Master Chef

Filipinos in Saudi Arabia who will join this year’s heritage tour in Bicol will get to meet Junior Master Chef and newest UN Young Champion of the Earth Louise Mabulo. Overseas Filipino Workers in the Kingdom who will take part in this year’s Diskubre Tour in the...

Asian delivery boy robbed at knife-point

Asian delivery boy robbed at knife-point

Two masked men armed with knives robbed an Asian delivery boy working at a restaurant in Kuwait after ordering a big meal. The two waited for the boy to come with the “big dinner” and pointed the knives at his face to force him to hand them the 28 dinar (92 dollar)...

Man held in Saudi for torturing sons

Saudi authorities arrested a man on charges of torturing his wife and children with chains and a whip, newspapers said on Sunday. Police raided the man’s house in the Western town of Makkah following a phone call from the wife that her husband never stops torturing...

Language, culture classes on-going for Pinoy kids in Bahrain

Filipino kids and young adults based in Bahrain learned more about the Philippines’ heritage and culture as the Philippine Embassy in Bahrain conducts cultural classes until the end of November. The Embassy’s WIKKA (Wika, Kultura, at Kasaysayan) sa Embahada Program is...

Filipinos in Saudi warned against bogus gov’t agency

The Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia has warned Filipinos in the kingdom to be wary of a certain organization identifying itself as a government entity. The Philippine International Development Agency (PIDA), according to the Embassy, goes around the kingdom and...

Free dental check-ups given to Pinoys in Saudi

The Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia has organized a free dental check-up to Filipinos in the kingdom last weekend. The free check-up was conducted to the wards of the Embassy’s shelter home, with Filipino dentists based in Saudi working as volunteers all day. The...

WATCH: Camel gets hit by car in Saudi

A camel died after it was hit by a car while grazing for food within a herd of camels on a road cutting across the desert in Saudi Arabia. A video published by local newspapers showed that the camel was flung several metres in the air before it landed on the sand on...

Girl attempts suicide by taking pain killer pills

A 22-year-old Kuwait girl took 56 pain killer pills in a suicide attempt, but doctors managed to save her life. The girl was rushed to the hospital in the capital Kuwait City in a serious condition after swallowing the pills at home. Newspapers said doctors managed to...

LOOK: Saudi to build world’s highest elevated temple

Saudi Arabia is building the world’s highest elevated Muslim temple linking two towers overlooking the holy Kaaba in Makkah. The Musallah, where Muslims pray, is nearly 161 metres high and has an area of around 400 square metres, accommodating over 200 people. Phase 1...

Bahrain opens world’s biggest underwater theme park

Bahrain opens its new pride to the world with the recent launch of its underwater theme park, the largest in the world, Arab News reported. Dive Bahrain Park covers an area of 100,000 square meters, and features an imitation of a local pearl merchant’s house. It also...

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CENOMAR muna bago kasal

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There is this Pinoy humor about how married men who go to work overseas pass themselves as singles – “Binata sa abroad!” This was echoed in a straw poll held by The Filipino Times of over 1,000 respondents, results of which revealed that up to eight in every 10 female...

6 Filipinos among injured in Taiwan bridge collapse

6 Filipinos among injured in Taiwan bridge collapse

At least 20 individuals, including six Filipinos, were injured after a bridge in Taiwan collapsed Tuesday morning, smashing onto a group of fishing boats underneath. More victims are feared to be trapped in the rubble. Rescue operations are underway. Dramatic CCTV...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid reveals Emirati astronaut’s next mission

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid reveals Emirati astronaut’s next mission

Euphoria has not died down yet on first Emirati on space, and yet His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, could not help but share his new vision -- sending Hazza Ali AlMansoori to planet Mars. "We...

UAE milestone reached: First Emirati astronaut rocketed into space

UAE milestone reached: First Emirati astronaut rocketed into space

DUBAI: At exactly 5:57 p.m. local time on Wednesday, the first Emirati astronaut, Hazzaa AlMansoori, blasted off to space from the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. His historic mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will be a giant leap...

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