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Emiratis banned from keeping wild pets: reports

DUBAI: The private ownership of wild animals has been outlawed in the United Arab Emirates, where keeping exotic creatures as pets is a status symbol for some, reports said Wednesday. Wildcats including endangered cheetahs are known to…

Saudi says foiled plot to bomb World Cup qualifier

RIYADH: Saudi authorities said Sunday they had foiled a plot to bomb a football stadium during a World Cup qualifying match and dismantled two "terrorist" cells linked to the Islamic State group. The interior ministry said in a statement…

Uber, Careem suspend services in UAE capital

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem have suspended services in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, since Saturday and do not know when they can resume operations, they said on Sunday.

UAE warns Pokemon Go may expose users to criminals

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The United Arab Emirates warned on Friday that criminals could exploit users of the smash hit virtual reality Pokemon Go game and other apps to hack their phones and spy on their movements. The warning…

England announce North v South series

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday announced a new pre-season North v South tournament in the United Arab Emirates featuring selected players from the County Championship.