Gaza destruction could take 20 years to rebuild says housing group

Gaza destruction could take 20 years to rebuild, says housing group

Efforts to rebuild bombed and battered Gaza following the war between Hamas and Israel will take 20 years, according to an international group involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction needs. The assessment by Shelter Cluster, co-chaired by the UN refugee agency and the Red Cross, highlights the complexities involved in the plan for the Ga...

Maids should pay more attention to children

Maids don’t pay enough attention to employer’s children, says 7DAYS reader

I have noticed that many maids do not pay attention when supposedly looking after their employer’s children. This could be letting them run near a road, climb on dangerous walls or run and make noise ... »

Sad to see workers using undergarments for sun protection on bus

Sad to see workers using undergarments for sun protection on bus

Today I was saddened to see workers using cardboard, clothes and even undergarments as sun screen to stop the sun through windows of their bus. This is not the first time that I spotted such a scene. ... »

Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United

Derek Whyte: Manchester United need a leader to cut through the rubbish

Roy Aitken, Mick McCarthy, Bryan Robson and Nigel Pearson may not be names that inspire confidence in those of you who like your silky skills, great goals and players, say, like Angel di Maria. But th... »

Abu Dhabi energy firm Masdar launch new wind farm in Samoa

Abu Dhabi energy firm launches first wind farm in Samoa

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, has delivered Samoa’s first-ever wind farm. UAE news agency WAM reported that the 550 kWe project is the second completed under the UAE’S $50 million Pacific Partnership Fund, which is managed by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD). The Samoan Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, in...

Twilight star Robert Pattinson claimed to be dating rising star FKA Twigs

Twilight star Robert Pattinson claimed to be dating rising star FKA Twigs

Britney Spears’ dad bought video of David Lucado allegedly cheating

Britney Spears’ dad bought video of David Lucado allegedly cheating

Our 7DAYS reporter Sarwat Nasir meets former Steps star Lisa Scott Lee

7DAYS reporter Sarwat Nasir meets former Steps star Lisa Scott Lee

Swim stars Chad Le Clos and Katinka Hosszu at the press conference for Fina Swimming World Cup

World’s most talented swimmers arrive in Dubai ahead of FINA Swimming World Cup

Some of the world’s best swimmers have arrived in Dubai today ahead of the second round of the FINA Swimming World Cup tomorrow. Among the arrivals was Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu who collected a swag of... »

Best friends make the best relationships, says Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe

Best friends make the best relationships, says Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe

  Were you good friends with your partner before taking the plunge and getting romantically involved? If so, your relationship is definitely likely to have the magic it needs to survive. That is ... »

Simon Rimmer set to open ‘The Scene’ in Dubai Marina

Simon Rimmer set to open ‘The Scene’ in Dubai Marina

Foodies in Dubai are buzzing about The Scene, the new restaurant that is due to open at Pier 7 in Dubai Marina on September 9.  It is the latest venture from Simon Rimmer, the British celebrity chef f... »

Swim stars Chad Le Clos and Katinka Hosszu at the press conference for Fina Swimming World Cup

World’s most talented swimmers arrive in Dubai ahead of FINA Swimming World Cup

Some of the world’s best swimmers have arrived in Dubai today ahead of the second round of the FINA Swimming World Cup tomorrow. Among the arrivals was Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu who collected a swag of medals and set three new world records in the first round in Doha this week. Hosszu, who is blitzing the field in almost every event she enters, coll...