A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied US air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders.
Iraqi security forces take up position with their weapons during an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Diyala province. Reuters/Stringer
Bahrain-based alternative investment fund Investcorp said on Thursday it and sovereign fund Mumtalakat had acquired US-based workforce management solution provider PRO Unlimited.
The real estate market in Abu Dhabi continues to see a stabilisation of rental and sales prices for completed properties, a report said.
Blucher, one of Europe's leading producers of stainless steel drainage systems, said its regional office in Dubai, UAE, will supply its 200-mm pipes for Phase One expansion of King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAAIA) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Designer-contractor Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast, the regional arm of the Indian business conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has begun substructure work on the 150-m-tall Al Abdulkarim Tower (AKH Tower) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced that Mumbai and New Delhi will become its first destinations in India to be served with three-daily flights.
White whale or beluga Zhuoya swims with her calf after its birth at an aquarium in Changsha, Hunan province, on October 30. ReuterS/China Daily