Dubai hotel sacks chef Atul Kochhar over anti-Islam tweet

Michelin-starred chef tweeted that Islam had ‘terrorised’ Hindus for 2,000 yearsA Dubai hotel has terminated its contract with the Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar after he tweeted that followers of Islam had “terrorised” Hindus for 2,000 years.The L…

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Whistleblower suing Ernst & Young over gold dealings with Dubai firm

Sacked auditor says he was branded a troublemaker after telling bosses of his concerns about the Kaloti group

UK consultancy giant Ernst & Young has been accused of “unlawful, unprofessional and unethical” conduct over its relationship with a Dubai firm that was allegedly involved in money laundering and buying gold from conflict zones.

The claims are made in documents filed in the high court by lawyers acting for Amjad Rihan, a former partner at E&Y who exposed the alleged scandal three years ago. Rihan led a team given the job of auditing the Kaloti group, which at the time commanded half of Dubai’s gold refining market. His lawyers say that after blowing the whistle, Rihan was ordered by his employer to return to Dubai. He was dismissed when he refused.

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Qantas: hundreds of passengers stranded in Dubai over New Year’s

Engineers trying to fix A380 aircraft as Qantas customers are put up in hotels while they wait to learn when they will get to Australia

Hundreds of Qantas passengers spent New Year’s Eve stranded in Dubai after their flight to Sydney was delayed by more than 20 hours.

Engineers in Dubai worked on the A380 aircraft while passengers were put up in hotels while they waited to learn when they could fly to Australia.

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Dubai’s teen eco-warrior: ‘It was preordained that I’d take care of mother earth’

Kehkashan Basu’s activism began when she planted a seed in her parents’ garden. Thousands of trees later, she has inspired young people and won a peace prize

When she turned eight, Kehkashan Basu decided that she was grown up enough to begin her lifetime’s work. And so on her birthday she planted a sea grape seed in the garden of her parents’ apartment block in Dubai.

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Emirates plane completes world’s longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight

Passengers on a 14,200km flight between Dubai and Auckland to spend at least 17 hours and 15 minutes in the air

An Emirates Airbus A380 touched down in New Zealand on Wednesday, completing what is believed to be the world’s longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight.

The service from Dubai to Auckland covered 14,200km (8,824 miles), according to industry website airwaysnews.com, pipping Qantas’ 13,800km Sydney-Dallas route launched in 2014.

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