• September 28, 2016
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Articles by Balaram Menon

  • A flawless blue topaz gemstone, said to be the largest of its kind, is set to go on display at London’s Natural History Museum
  • Iraq has opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra, with pottery, statues, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years
  • Blast that killed battalion chief also injured nine other firefighters and six police officers
  • Six designers from Iraq, Lebanon and Iran present their folklore inspired creations at the Basra Fashion Night
  • Typhoon Megi smashed into the Chinese mainland after leaving trail of destruction in Taiwan
  • A sneak peek into what's showing in theatres across the UAE this weekend
  • Indo-US joint military exercise ends
    Sep 27, 2016 Balaram Menon
    The two-week-long Indo-US military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ in Uttarakhand, with a ‘focus on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations under UN mandate’, ended on Monday.
  • Dogs big and small, and some in tandem with their owners, brave the large swell that greets them at the 8th annual Surf City Surf Dog event at Huntington Beach, California
  • Women dance to break world record
    Sep 26, 2016 Balaram Menon
    585 women took part in the attempt to break the existing ‘largest fan dance’ record in order to highlight the ‘save the girl child’ campaign
  • UAE top 10 movie countdown
    Sep 26, 2016 Balaram Menon
    A look at the top 10 movies showing across the UAE during the weekend provided by VOX Cinemas
  • Fujairah’s new supertanker jetty
    Sep 26, 2016 Balaram Menon
    The UAE last week opened its first jetty outside the Arabian Gulf that is capable of loading some of the world’s biggest tankers. The facility is expected to help the UAE and other Gulf countries supply oil securely to the rest of the world without going through the Strait of Hormuz.
  • The Beirut Grand Prix is the first supercar racing event for non-professional drivers of its kind to hit the streets of Lebanon
  • The world’s largest radio telescope begins operating in China, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life
  • Get lost in a maze of mirrors in London
    Sep 22, 2016 Balaram Menon
    Inside the kaleidoscopic installation ‘Mirror Maze’ by artist Es Devlin at the Copeland Park in south London
  • Remembering dark days in Manila
    Sep 22, 2016 Balaram Menon
    Thousands rally near the Presidential Palace in Manila to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the imposition of martial law by the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos
  • Heavy rains wreck havoc in Hyderabad and its suburbs as water enters some residential areas and floods roads