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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Dubai bus crash driver gets 7-yr prison term, to pay Dh3.4M

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Jul. 11, 19 | 10:43 am

The bus driver in the horrific road crash that killed 17 passengers has been sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment and was ordered to pay Dh3.4 million compensation to the families of the victims.

The 53-year-old Omani driver will pay Dh200,000 in blood money to each of the family and additional Dh50,000 fine.

He will be deported after serving his prison term.

The passengers were returning from Oman after an Eid break, and the bus windshield was partly covered to protect the driver from the sun.

This prevented the driver from noticing the height restriction barrier. But what made the crash lethal was the speed. The driver was going above the 40kmph speed limit on that road, investigations revealed.

The Omani admitted that he was overshooting speed limit at 94 km/h that led to the tragic accident.

At a more controlled speed, the collision impact could have been less.

The fatalities in the accident include 12 Indians, two Pakistanis, and three other passengers from Ireland, Oman, and the Philippines.

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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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