new year

Dubai Residents Offer Shelter to Guests Stranded by Hotel Fire

BY Arfa Shahid DUBAI – Jan. 1 – Following a massive fire that engulfed a¬†luxury hotel in Dubai’s downtown area,¬†support poured in from different parts of the emirate on social media. Within two hours of the incident, social media users got the hashtag #NeedAnAddress trending on Twitter, offering shelter as well as words of encouragement

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Turkey Detains Two Suspected Daesh Members Planning New Year Attack

ANKARA, Dec 30 – Turkish police on Wednesday detained two suspected members of the Daesh militant group believed to have been plotting suicide attacks in the capital Ankara on New Year’s Eve, a senior government official said. The official told Reuters the two men, who entered Turkey from Syria, were thought to have been preparing

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Politics

YEMEN AT WAR:Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned from exile after six months, following a Saudi led intervention to stave off Houthi control. Social Streams

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A Year After Stampede, Shanghai Cancels New Year Celebrations

SHANGHAI, Dec 29 – Authorities in the Chinese city of Shanghai have opted not to organize New Year celebrations the historic riverfront Bund this week, a year after a stampede killed 36 people. City spokesman Xu Wei announced the decision on Tuesday, state broadcaster CCTV reported on its microblog. “There will be no activities on

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