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Rising costs facing MidEast firms in fight against financial crime
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Rising costs facing MidEast firms in fight against financial crime

Sunday, 29 March 2015 1:34 PM

New survey shows investment in fighting fraud has surged by between 25-50% compared to two years ago

Google Glass helps Dubai Police issue 60 fines
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Google Glass helps Dubai Police issue 60 fines

Sunday, 29 March 2015 1:34 PM

New gadget allows officers to identify road users who have outstanding warrants through the number plates

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UAE’s first Ramsar wetland site

Sunday, 29 March 2015 12:45 PM

The Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary (RAKWS) on the outskirts of Dubai, which is Dubai's only desert wetland, occupies about 2.4 square miles on the banks of Dubai Creek and comprises of mudflats, lagoons, pools, and mangroves. With The UAE's accession to the Ramsar Convention in 2007, RAKWS has become the emirate's first Ramsar wetland site - Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance designated under the Ramsar Convention.

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Earth Hour 2015

Sunday, 29 March 2015 12:45 PM

Millions of people across in more than 7,000 cities and in 172 countries turned off lights emblematic buildings on March 28, 2015, for the 'Earth Hour', a global event to warn of the dangers of climate change.

Bahrain residents bemoan Bangladeshi embassy crowds
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Bahrain residents bemoan Bangladeshi embassy crowds

Sunday, 29 March 2015 11:46 AM

As many as 200 people visit the embassy – which is located in a residential area – on a daily basis

Fourth French citizen dies of Tunisia attack wounds
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Fourth French citizen dies of Tunisia attack wounds

Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:09 AM

President Francois Hollande will take part in a march in memory of the victims in Tunis on Sunday

Saudi blogger Badawi views survival of 50 lashes as miracle
Politics & Economics»

Saudi blogger Badawi views survival of 50 lashes as miracle

Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:03 AM

In a letter, Raif Badawi says "all this cruel suffering happened to me only because I expressed my opinion' - report

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Most crimes by Dubai labourers are 'result of ignorance'
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Most crimes by Dubai labourers are 'result of ignorance'

Saturday, 28 March 2015 2:01 AM

Dubai launches new awareness campaign to help labourers understand the law in bid to cut 'non-deliberate' crimes

Ex-Leeds Utd chief jailed in Dubai 'has never applied for bail'
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Ex-Leeds Utd chief jailed in Dubai 'has never applied for bail'

Saturday, 28 March 2015 2:00 AM

DIFC Courts document also says costs related to David Haigh case amount to more than $2m, expected to double

Kuwaiti homosexuals won't be exempt from military conscription
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Kuwaiti homosexuals won't be exempt from military conscription

Thursday, 26 March 2015 1:31 PM

Homosexuals whose ID cards show them to be male will still have to undergo military training, say MPs

Court hears witnesses in Doha Water Park drowning tragedy
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Court hears witnesses in Doha Water Park drowning tragedy

Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:51 AM

Three individuals and two companies were charged with involuntary manslaughter and are accused of negligently failing in their duties

American returns home after UAE Facebook defamation case
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American returns home after UAE Facebook defamation case

Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:22 AM

Ryan Pate had been charged in Abu Dhabi for complaining online that his employer had suspended his pay over a medical condition

Boat driver killed in Abu Dhabi breakwater collision
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Boat driver killed in Abu Dhabi breakwater collision

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 3:36 PM

Abu Dhabi police's air ambulance responds to incident involving total of nine people at Al Raha Beach

Two more men executed in Saudi Arabia
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Two more men executed in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 1:43 PM

Saudi national is beheaded for murder while Pakistani is executed for drug smuggling in the past week

Drug addiction in the UAE costs $1.49bn each year
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Drug addiction in the UAE costs $1.49bn each year

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 1:43 PM

National Rehabilitation Centre says costs to economy of addiction include treatment and loss of productivity


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