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UAE lawyer urges help for debtors in jail
Banking & Finance»

UAE lawyer urges help for debtors in jail

Thursday, 11 February 2016 4:40 PM

An estimated 261 debtors are stuck in prison in Abu Dhabi, official figures say

Royal kidnap casts spotlight on Gulf 'sport of kings'
Culture & Society»

Royal kidnap casts spotlight on Gulf 'sport of kings'

Thursday, 11 February 2016 4:40 PM

Rich Arab hunters pursue rare houbara, prized as aphrodisiac, but abduction of Qatari royals in Iraq desert highlights risks

10 new suspects emerge in Makkah crane case
Culture & Society»

10 new suspects emerge in Makkah crane case

Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:27 AM

Prosecutor general is reportedly preparing list of charges against the defendants

Couple sentenced to death in Abu Dhabi for killing maid
Culture & Society»

Couple sentenced to death in Abu Dhabi for killing maid

Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:26 AM

Palestinian couple reportedly tried to cover up death by burning body with acid

Shoura wants expat prisoners extradited
Culture & Society»

Shoura wants expat prisoners extradited

Thursday, 11 February 2016 9:27 AM

Move would save Saudi government over $267 million

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‘No further action’ against British motorcycle ace whose wife died in Dubai
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‘No further action’ against British motorcycle ace whose wife died in Dubai

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 12:32 PM

Sean Emmett’s wife died during a stopover in Dubai in 2013 when the couple were returning from their honeymoon in Cape Town

US judge deports Qatar military officer accused of enslaving servants
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US judge deports Qatar military officer accused of enslaving servants

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 11:32 AM

US District Judge Orlando Garcia hoped to hand down a harsher sentence than deportation, punishable by up to 10 years jail in the US

Emirates chairman tests out 17-hour direct flight to New Zealand – in economy
Transport»

Emirates chairman tests out 17-hour direct flight to New Zealand – in economy

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 9:28 AM

Chairman revealed he likes 'to be close to the people', as airline prepares to launch longest commercial flight in the world

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Survey: Worried MENA CEOs expect tough 2016
StartUp»

Survey: Worried MENA CEOs expect tough 2016

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 3:55 PM

A survey has recorded lack of confidence among MENA CEOs.

Starbucks retreats over ban for women at Riyadh coffee shop
Retail»

Starbucks retreats over ban for women at Riyadh coffee shop

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 9:43 AM

Ban put in place after complaint from religious police provoked public backlash

Qatar considering special courts for World Cup offenders
Sport»

Qatar considering special courts for World Cup offenders

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 9:20 AM

Public drunkenness is prohibited, as is bringing alcohol to Qatar from abroad

Woman injured in shopping mall ride fall
Culture & Society»

Woman injured in shopping mall ride fall

Sunday, 7 February 2016 5:35 PM

The woman, aged in her 20s, fell from a ride in Jazan

Firefighting robot unveiled in Dubai
Culture & Society»

Firefighting robot unveiled in Dubai

Sunday, 7 February 2016 2:43 PM

Dubai Civil Defence has unveiled a home-grown robot to be used to fight fires in the emirate.

Abu Dhabi introduces ‘poor weather’ work hours
Culture & Society»

Abu Dhabi introduces ‘poor weather’ work hours

Sunday, 7 February 2016 12:11 PM

Government issues circular on flexible working hours to prevent road accidents

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Starbucks bans women from Riyadh shop
Culture & Society»

Starbucks bans women from Riyadh shop

Sunday, 7 February 2016 11:21 AM

The coffee house has been forced to exclude women after the religious police complained there was no barrier to separate them from men


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