Sharjah Film Platform launches in the UAE

Sharjah Art Foundation has renewed its commitment to filmmaking with a new initiative titled Sharjah Film Platform (SFP). The annual programme will offer production grants, workshops, discussions, film screenings and filmmaking awards. The SFP has also ... ( read original story ...)

Kelderman rides onto final Abu Dhabi Tour podium

With a strong time trial in the penultimate stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour, Wilco Kelderman placed himself in contention for overall victory. Fifth place on the summit finish at Jebel Hafeet was an even better ride from the Dutchman though as he lifted ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai police: Bollywood’s Sridevi drowned in hotel bathtub

The 54-year-old Bollywood actress died late on Saturday while on a visit to Dubai. News reports in India had quoted her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor as saying the actress died of a cardiac arrest. In a tweet, the Dubai police said on Monday that her death ... ( read original story ...)

Yemen minister accuses UAE of trying to fragment his country

CAIRO – A Yemeni minister has accused the United Arab Emirates of trying to fragment his country by creating separate "regional and tribal armies" in the south. Yemen has been engulfed in a civil war since 2015, with a Saudi-led coalition that includes ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi Tour: Stage 5 highlights – Video

"As long as I continue winning, I will continue riding," Valverde said. "I don't know if I'm the best rider in the world, but I'm a rider who wins big races and is always up there." Race leader at the start of the stage, Rohan Dennis (BMC), had already ... ( read original story ...)

Valverde continues comeback with Abu Dhabi win

Photo: Tim De Waele/Getty Images ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (VN) — Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) continued his unbelievable comeback since fracturing his leg in the Tour de France with the Abu Dhabi Tour’s summit stage and overall title ... ( read original story ...)

Dennis loses jersey but keeps morale at Abu Dhabi Tour

The 27-year-old drew encouragement from his showing across five days in Abu Dhabi. "It's good to know that I'm not completely behind the eight ball. I am within the range I need to be in February. As I said before this race it would be a good test to see ... ( read original story ...