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Dubai named among world's most dynamic cities
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Dubai named among world's most dynamic cities

Saturday, 21 January 2017 1:26 AM

Dubai is ranked 11th globally in the 2017 edition of JLL’s City Momentum Index, bucks Middle East slowdown

Dubai temperatures could drop to as low as 10°C later in January
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Dubai temperatures could drop to as low as 10°C later in January

Friday, 20 January 2017 10:46 AM

New forecasting service by Dubai Municipality says cold wind will replace foggy conditions of recent days

Guantanamo detainee arrives back in Saudi Arabia
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Guantanamo detainee arrives back in Saudi Arabia

Friday, 20 January 2017 10:42 AM

Saudi citizen leaves US military prison as part of Barack Obama's plan to shrink inmate population

Taliban seeks to reassure UAE over Afghanistan terror attack
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Taliban seeks to reassure UAE over Afghanistan terror attack

Thursday, 19 January 2017 5:31 PM

Five Emiratis were killed in bomb blast in Kandahar governor's residence last week

Rain likely in UAE at weekend, says Met
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Rain likely in UAE at weekend, says Met

Thursday, 19 January 2017 11:31 AM

Winds and higher humidity also expected between Thursday and Monday

Dubai Crown Prince approves new maternity leave policy for gov't staff
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Dubai Crown Prince approves new maternity leave policy for gov't staff

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 8:34 PM

New rules will extend maternity leave to three months fully paid, effective from March 1

UAE to issue new fire safety code on building claddings next week
Construction»

UAE to issue new fire safety code on building claddings next week

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:06 AM

New regulations will not impact old buildings, says Civil Defence official

Hot air balloon 'did not crash' in Sharjah, says operator
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Hot air balloon 'did not crash' in Sharjah, says operator

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 2:43 PM

Technical fault caused a burner misfire, which resulted in the pilot sustaining injuries, says Balloon Adventures Emirates

Hot air balloon crashes in UAE, 6 tourists injured
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Hot air balloon crashes in UAE, 6 tourists injured

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:26 AM

Sharjah Police says it is investigating cause of the crash

Pakistan villagers attack convoy of Qatar royals hunting rare bird
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Pakistan villagers attack convoy of Qatar royals hunting rare bird

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:26 AM

Hunting party was unhurt, but three security guards were wounded during the attack in Musakhel, in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan

Dubai recovers 30t of consumer, electronic items from 'abandoned' manholes
Culture & Society»

Dubai recovers 30t of consumer, electronic items from 'abandoned' manholes

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 11:19 AM

All of them were packed and ready for sale to the public, says Dubai Municipality official

Bahrain summons Iraqi ambassador to protest remarks on executions
Politics & Economics»

Bahrain summons Iraqi ambassador to protest remarks on executions

Monday, 16 January 2017 8:11 PM

Execution on Sunday of three men, whose attack killed three policemen, has drawn condemnation from rights groups

Istanbul nightclub attack said to involve intelligence organisation
Culture & Society»

Istanbul nightclub attack said to involve intelligence organisation

Monday, 16 January 2017 2:30 PM

Seven Saudi citizens, three Lebanese and a Kuwaiti citizen were among the 39 killed in the attack.

Dubai Municipality to close 119 shisha cafes for violations
Retail»

Dubai Municipality to close 119 shisha cafes for violations

Monday, 16 January 2017 11:06 AM

Inspection campaign won’t exclude cafés and restaurants in free zones, says official

Man arrested in slaying of Saudi college student in Wisconsin
Culture & Society»

Man arrested in slaying of Saudi college student in Wisconsin

Monday, 16 January 2017 9:51 AM

The victim, Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, was assaulted on a downtown street near the UW-Stout campus in western Wisconsin and died of his injuries the next day


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