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Tamdeen Group wins top honours at Arabian Business Kuwait Awards
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Tamdeen Group wins top honours at Arabian Business Kuwait Awards

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 5:24 PM

Developer leads field as 12 awards handed out during ceremony at the Jumeirah Messilah Hotel

Qatar's population climbs 9% to 2.5 million
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Qatar's population climbs 9% to 2.5 million

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 1:54 PM

Gulf state’s population growth rises by 9.2% annually and marks an all-time high for the nation.

US woman who insulted the UAE to undergo psychological evaluation
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US woman who insulted the UAE to undergo psychological evaluation

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 10:56 AM

Woman was arrested and charged with verbally insulting the UAE and its leaders while waiting for a taxi at Abu Dhabi airport.

Saudi Binladin Group workers 'set fire to buses' in latest protest
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Saudi Binladin Group workers 'set fire to buses' in latest protest

Monday, 2 May 2016 12:32 PM

Staff claim not to have been paid for six months, 50,000 reportedly laid off last week

Blood money payouts in the UAE 'not enough' – lawyers
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Blood money payouts in the UAE 'not enough' – lawyers

Sunday, 1 May 2016 1:17 PM

Price of 100 camels deemed insufficient to compensate victims’ families

Exclusive: UAE mulls ‘man-made mountain’ in bid to improve rainfall
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Exclusive: UAE mulls ‘man-made mountain’ in bid to improve rainfall

Sunday, 1 May 2016 9:50 AM

$400,000 grant made to experts at University of Atmospheric Research to conduct research into ideal size and location of mountain

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Revealed: $558,000 spent on UAE cloud-seeding operations last year
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Revealed: $558,000 spent on UAE cloud-seeding operations last year

Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:40 PM

With less than 100mm of rainfall per year, population growth and economic expansion is putting pressure on existing water supplies and rainfall.

Dubai Chamber launches new projects for local entrepreneurs
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Dubai Chamber launches new projects for local entrepreneurs

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 12:15 PM

The Dubai Chamber expands its commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation in Dubai.

Kuwait arrests 13 expats for “illegal” private tutoring
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Kuwait arrests 13 expats for “illegal” private tutoring

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 1:07 PM

Sources said tutors were making up to $50,000 a month

Doha appeal court rules no jail time for Villaggio Mall defendants
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Doha appeal court rules no jail time for Villaggio Mall defendants

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 10:59 AM

A total of 19 died in the Doha fire, including 13 children, four teachers and a fireman.

Ajman fire in March ‘caused by shisha coal’
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Ajman fire in March ‘caused by shisha coal’

Monday, 25 April 2016 11:48 AM

Fire spread to several residential buildings and left some families homeless

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UAE arrests for drug dealing up 15% last year
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UAE arrests for drug dealing up 15% last year

Sunday, 24 April 2016 3:53 PM

Anti-narcotics official reveals level of drug use in the UAE has dropped after several initiatives implemented

FIFA sets up worker welfare body for Qatar World Cup
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FIFA sets up worker welfare body for Qatar World Cup

Sunday, 24 April 2016 9:45 AM

Gianni Infantino acknowledged there were still "many challenges"

US Navy officer
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US Navy officer "slept drunk on a bench" in Jebel Ali

Sunday, 24 April 2016 9:40 AM

Commander of USS Typhoon relieved of duty in March after superiors cited “poor performance”

Human rights group hails Saudi move to curb religious police
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Human rights group hails Saudi move to curb religious police

Friday, 22 April 2016 12:28 AM

Human Rights Watch calls on authorities to go further; strip them of powers to enforce sex segregation


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