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British man dies while hiking in UAE mountain range
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British man dies while hiking in UAE mountain range

Thursday, 22 June 2017 8:49 PM

Alex Underhill said to have been walking on Jebel Jais mountain in Ras Al Khaimah as temperatures peaked at 45C

Dubai ruler issues law to set up body to fight extremism
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Dubai ruler issues law to set up body to fight extremism

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 7:09 PM

Sheikh Mohammed also issues decrees to form trustees, appoint key figures to the International Institute for Tolerance

UAE sets up moon-sighting committee to confirm Eid date
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UAE sets up moon-sighting committee to confirm Eid date

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 3:17 PM

Minister of Justice says committee intends to meet on Saturday to sight the crescent moon to signal the end of Ramadan

Dubai Police make arrests over UAE residency visa scam
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Dubai Police make arrests over UAE residency visa scam

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 2:34 PM

Three people are held after forging UAE documents to apply for Schengen visa for European travel

Iran demands Saudi Arabia release detained 'fishermen'
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Iran demands Saudi Arabia release detained 'fishermen'

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 2:25 PM

Tehran denies the men are members of the Revolutionary Guard as tensions between Iran, Saudi Arabia increase

Saudi Arabia extends Eid holiday, restores state benefits
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Saudi Arabia extends Eid holiday, restores state benefits

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 2:03 PM

Decision comes as part of royal decrees following announcement of new Saudi Crown Prince

UAE court acquits death-row Filipina maid of murder
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UAE court acquits death-row Filipina maid of murder

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 7:49 PM

Jennifer Dalquez is instead jailed for five years for stealing her employer's mobile phone

Dubai unveils plan for world's first Endowment Park
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Dubai unveils plan for world's first Endowment Park

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 2:08 PM

Project will include date packing factory to deliver food to needy members of UAE's community

Abu Dhabi foils bid to smuggle people into the UAE
Transport»

Abu Dhabi foils bid to smuggle people into the UAE

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 2:07 PM

General Administration of Customs - Abu Dhabi says stops illegal immigration attempt

Bahrain court issues death sentence over 2016 bombing
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Bahrain court issues death sentence over 2016 bombing

Monday, 19 June 2017 8:05 PM

Another defendant is sentenced to life in jail over attack that killed a women in Shiite-majority village

Kuwait activist sentenced to 15 years for insulting courts
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Kuwait activist sentenced to 15 years for insulting courts

Monday, 19 June 2017 7:12 PM

Sager al-Hashash found guilty of discrediting the integrity of judges in a tweet which dates back to April 2015

UAE upholds jail term, fine in social media violations case
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UAE upholds jail term, fine in social media violations case

Monday, 19 June 2017 6:45 PM

Federal Supreme Court also upholds verdict in terror-linked case, rejecting requests for adjustment of sentences

Ramadan surprise for unsuspecting Abu Dhabi taxi drivers
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Ramadan surprise for unsuspecting Abu Dhabi taxi drivers

Monday, 19 June 2017 9:52 AM

Bin Baz, in collaboration with Etihad Airways, offered free return flights to three expat drivers

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Saudi Arabia thwarts terrorist attack on Marjan offshore oilfield
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Saudi Arabia thwarts terrorist attack on Marjan offshore oilfield

Monday, 19 June 2017 9:50 AM

Captured boat was loaded with weapons for ‘subversive purpose’, says official

Dubai won't see its temperature cross 50 degrees, says NCMS
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Dubai won't see its temperature cross 50 degrees, says NCMS

Sunday, 18 June 2017 4:16 PM

Mercury in Dubai may touch 49 degrees, says NCMS


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