$1 billion being invested by Abu Dhabi for Hollywood project

Abu Dhabi- United Arab Emirate (AHN) – State owned Abu Dhabi Media Co., on Wednesday, expressed its willingness to invest over $1 billion in Hollywood-type film and digital media production.

This they would do in partnership with Hollywood and other international movie producers. The company mentioned that it has set up Imagination Abu Dubai to enter into the partnerships.

"Imagination Abu Dhabi will enter into partnerships with high-profile USA-based and other international producers to develop and produce content for distribution throughout the world."

Air crash takes life of seven

On Wednesday a helicopter crashed onto an oil rig near the coast at Dubai killing all seven people on board including a Pakistani worker. Rashid oil field had to be closed.

The helicopter which took off from the main international airport crashed on the deck of Maersk jack-up drilling rig

The spokesman for Dubai government’s offshore oilfields stated that the aircraft broke and fell into the sea.

British Woman Accused of “Having Sex At Dubai Beach” Claims to be Innocent

The British woman, who has been accused of having sex on the beach, said she was innocent and told how this case has lead to her mental breakdown. She would face imprisonment, if found guilty.

Michelle Palmer, 36, a publishing executive, who has been living in Dubai for more than two years, was caught having unmarried sex in public with a businessman Vince Acors, 34, on July 5.

Both of them have denied of having sex outside marriage, however under the strict Muslim law, they face two years imprisonment if found guilty.

Hesham Tala'at Mustafa Arrested For Being Involved In Suzan Tamim Murder Case

Egypt’s Prosecutor-General informed on Tuesday, that there could be hand of Hesham Tala'at Mustafa, a businessman and lawmaker from Egypt's ruling party, in the murder case of 30 year old Lebanese singer, Suzan Tamim, who was found dead on July 28 at a Jumeirah Beach Residence apartment in Dubai.

Mustafa has been ordered by Abdul Majid Mahmoud to go under trail since the key suspect in the murder case said that Mustafa paid him $2 million to kill Tamim. Mustafa is the chairman of one of Egypt's biggest construction companies.

Dubai’s Ruler to Fund Anti-Blindness Campaign

On Wednesday, Dubai launched a campaign with the aim to provide eye care for 1 million people who are suffering from eye blindness. In a statement, Mohamed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, who is the ruler in the booming Gulf emirate said, “He would fund treatment for people in the United Arab Emirates and the world.”

He also informed that the campaign called Noor Dubai, aims at providing help the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the avoidance of Blindness to reach their goal of eradicating curable forms of blindness.

Dubai Police Imprisons Lesbian Couple for Kissing on the Beach

A lesbian couple was jailed for kissing on a public beach in Dubai. As a unique case the Dubai Court of Appeal has found the couple guilty of indecency.

The 30-year-old Lebanese and 36-year-old Bulgarian women have been sentenced to one month’s jail and shall be deported to their home towns thereafter.

A Daily has reported that the women have been charged with kissing and indecent act on Al Mamzar public beach by the prosecution.

When the women got close to each other the onlookers called the police.

Emirates Telecom inks pact to acquire 45% stake in Swan Telecom for $ 900 million

UAE based leading telecom operator Emirates Telecommunications Corp. (Etisalat) has signed an agreement to acquire 45% stake in India's Swan Telecom for around $900 million.

Etisalat has valued Indian GSM service provider, Swan at USD 2 billion.

The remaining 55% stake in Swan will be held by several entities, including the Mumbai-based Dynamix Balwas Group (DB Group).

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