** FILE ** In this file photo dated May 11, 2008, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. Detectives questioned Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, for the eighth time over corruption allegations that forced him to resign. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File) *** Local Caption ***  JRL101_MIDEAST_ISRAEL_PALESTINIANS_OLMERT.jpg
The outgoing Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, has denied any wrongdoing.

Olmert faces further corruption questions

The Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, was questioned by police today for the eighth time since May on corruption allegations that led him to resign from office last month. "The interrogation is being conducted at the official residence of the prime minister and should normally last two hours," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. Mr Olmert tendered his resignation on September 21 in the wake of a series of corruption allegations concerning financial dealings when he served as Jerusalem mayor and trade minister before assuming the premiership in 2006.

He will continue to serve as interim prime minister until the foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, forms a new governing coalition or the country holds snap elections ? a period of political limbo that could last weeks or months. Police have recommended that the 63-year-old Mr Olmert should be indicted on criminal charges in cases where he is accused of illegally accepting large sums of cash from a US financier and multiple-billing foreign trips.

Mr Olmert has denied any wrongdoing. His resignation has dealt a major blow to already sluggish US-backed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks relaunched in November 2007, when the two sides vowed to try to reach a full peace deal by the end of 2008. If Ms Livni is unable to form a government in the coming weeks general elections would be held early next year, which polls indicate would give the right-wing Likud party the most seats in Israel's parliament. * AFP






UAE group fixtures (all in St Kitts)

  • Saturday 15 January: UAE beat Canada by 49 runs
  • Thursday 20 January: v England
  • Saturday 22 January: v Bangladesh

UAE squad:

Alishan Sharafu (captain), Shival Bawa, Jash Giyanani, Sailles
Jaishankar, Nilansh Keswani, Aayan Khan, Punya Mehra, Ali Naseer, Ronak Panoly,
Dhruv Parashar, Vinayak Raghavan, Soorya Sathish, Aryansh Sharma, Adithya
Shetty, Kai Smith


Started: November 2017

Founders: Mounir Nakhla, Ahmed Mohsen and Mohamed Aboulnaga

Based: Cairo, Egypt

Sector: transport and logistics

Size: 150+ employees

Investment: approximately $8 million

Investors include: Singapore’s Battery Road Digital Holdings, Egypt’s Algebra Ventures, Uber co-founder and former CTO Oscar Salazar

Company profile

Date started: January 2022
Founders: Omar Abu Innab, Silvia Eldawi, Walid Shihabi
Based: Dubai
Sector: PropTech / investment
Employees: 40
Stage: Seed
Investors: Multiple


Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Joseph Quinn, Djimon Hounsou

Director: Michael Sarnoski

Rating: 4/5

Company profile

Name: Tabby
Founded: August 2019; platform went live in February 2020
Founder/CEO: Hosam Arab, co-founder: Daniil Barkalov
Based: Dubai, UAE
Sector: Payments
Size: 40-50 employees
Stage: Series A
Investors: Arbor Ventures, Mubadala Capital, Wamda Capital, STV, Raed Ventures, Global Founders Capital, JIMCO, Global Ventures, Venture Souq, Outliers VC, MSA Capital, HOF and AB Accelerator.

How to wear a kandura


  • Wear the right fabric for the right season and occasion 
  • Always ask for the dress code if you don’t know
  • Wear a white kandura, white ghutra / shemagh (headwear) and black shoes for work 
  • Wear 100 per cent cotton under the kandura as most fabrics are polyester


  • Wear hamdania for work, always wear a ghutra and agal 
  • Buy a kandura only based on how it feels; ask questions about the fabric and understand what you are buying

All times UAE (+4 GMT)

Friday, September 29
First practice: 7am - 8.30am
Second practice: 11am - 12.30pm

Saturday, September 30
Qualifying: 1pm - 2pm

Sunday, October 1
Race: 11am - 1pm