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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.

Philanthropy and entrepreneurship: Clare Woodcraft-Scott
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Philanthropy and entrepreneurship: Clare Woodcraft-Scott

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 1:35 PM

Throughout her career, Clare Woodcraft-Scott, CEO of the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, has used her time and skills in impactful ways and managed to enforce her vision of a professional approach to philanthropy across the MENA region.

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In Pictures: Ancient spring festival Sham el-Nessim celebrate in Egypt

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 1:16 PM

Egyptians celebrate Sham el-Nessim, a Pharaonic feast that marks the start of spring.

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.

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Video: The rise of escape room games

Monday, 2 May 2016 12:59 PM

A look at the growing trend of so-called escape rooms – where teams of people are locked in rooms and have to solve puzzles and do other tasks to escape.

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

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In Pictures: Al-Gharbia Watersports festival at al-Mirfa beach in Abu Dhabi

Sunday, 1 May 2016 12:49 PM

Emirati competitors sail on traditional dhows during the 'Jenana Dhow Sailing' race as part of the al-Gharbia Watersports festival on April 29, 2016 off the coast of al-Mirfa beach, outside Abu Dhabi, in the UAE Emirate. The festival runs until May 2.

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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In photos: Queen Rania of Jordan visit Syrian refugee camp in Lesbos

Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:43 PM

Queen Rania has travelled to Lesbos at the invitation of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), her visit coming just over a week after that of Pope Francis.

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.

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In Photos: Daily life in Iran

Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:17 PM

A look at daily life in Iran

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In Pictures: Palestinians unveil statue of Nelson Mandela in Ramallah

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 1:18 PM

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau attend the unveiling of a statue honouring Nelson Mandela on April 26, 2016 in Ramallah, West Bank.

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What happened at Hillsborough?

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 1:13 PM

How a crush at a FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest developed, leading to the deaths of 96 football fans.

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.


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