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Top UAE tycoon urges new rules on succession for family businesses
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Top UAE tycoon urges new rules on succession for family businesses

Monday, 27 April 2015 4:19 PM

Abdulaziz al-Ghurair wants to see the introduction of wills and trusts that are compliant with Islamic principles

Iran bans magazine for encouraging cohabitation over wedlock
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Iran bans magazine for encouraging cohabitation over wedlock

Monday, 27 April 2015 3:20 PM

Extramarital sex is punishable by flogging; in cases of adultery, it can carry a sentence of death by stoning

Dubai restaurants fined for not having menu in Arabic
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Dubai restaurants fined for not having menu in Arabic

Monday, 27 April 2015 2:17 PM

Restaurant owners are also warned about promoting tobacco products on the food menu

UAE named happiest country in the Gulf
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UAE named happiest country in the Gulf

Monday, 27 April 2015 1:47 PM

New World Happiness report ranks the UAE 20th globally out of 158 countries; list topped by Switzerland

Six Dubai trekkers found safe in Nepal
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Six Dubai trekkers found safe in Nepal

Monday, 27 April 2015 11:57 AM

Five Omani citizens also stranded in Kathmandu

British boxer David Haye held for bouncing cheque in Dubai
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British boxer David Haye held for bouncing cheque in Dubai

Monday, 27 April 2015 11:35 AM

Former world heavyweight champion has been stuck in the emirate for 2 weeks after his passport was taken by police

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Egypt's trial of Mursi 'badly flawed', says Human Rights Watch
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Egypt's trial of Mursi 'badly flawed', says Human Rights Watch

Sunday, 26 April 2015 2:31 PM

Rights group says court proceedings against former President appear to have been politically motivated

Bahrain said to plan amnesty on illegal workers
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Bahrain said to plan amnesty on illegal workers

Sunday, 26 April 2015 1:54 PM

Ministry of Labour is expected to announce a 2-3 month amnesty by the middle of the year

The Med: Migrant rescue mission must extend closer to Libya - Amnesty International
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The Med: Migrant rescue mission must extend closer to Libya - Amnesty International

Sunday, 26 April 2015 12:16 PM

EU boosted rescue budget but no mandate to approach Libya

Dubai expat escapes Mount Everest drama after deadly Nepal earthquake
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Dubai expat escapes Mount Everest drama after deadly Nepal earthquake

Sunday, 26 April 2015 11:53 AM

UAE sends search and rescue team, Emirates Red Crescent to deliver urgent humanitarian assistance

Founder claims new Makkah store 'is not a sex shop'
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Founder claims new Makkah store 'is not a sex shop'

Sunday, 26 April 2015 11:37 AM

The founder of a brand of ‘sensual’ body products says his new store in Makkah is ‘something totally different’ but is not a ‘halal sex shop’.

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Saudi Arabia's religious police joins Twitter
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Saudi Arabia's religious police joins Twitter

Sunday, 26 April 2015 11:30 AM

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) already has 65,500 followers in two days

Angelina Jolie pleads for Syrian refugee help
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Angelina Jolie pleads for Syrian refugee help

Sunday, 26 April 2015 11:24 AM

Actress, who is a special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has made 11 visits to Syrian refugees

Nepal quake death toll rises over 3,200
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Nepal quake death toll rises over 3,200

Sunday, 26 April 2015 10:00 AM

Earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest

ISIL behind Riyadh police deaths, say Saudi authorities
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ISIL behind Riyadh police deaths, say Saudi authorities

Friday, 24 April 2015 5:12 PM

Interior Ministry says Saudi Arabian man arrested was acting on instructions from ISIL in Syria


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