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Dubai Police launches 'suggestion-box-on-wheels'
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Dubai Police launches 'suggestion-box-on-wheels'

Monday, 22 December 2014 4:51 PM

Modified Toyota Coaster bus will travel to communities and record ideas, suggestions and complaints from UAE residents

Emirati driver cleared of setting speed cameras on fire
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Emirati driver cleared of setting speed cameras on fire

Monday, 22 December 2014 4:50 PM

Judge ruled there was not enough evidence to charge the driver with arson

No minimum age for marriage of girls – Grand Mufti
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No minimum age for marriage of girls – Grand Mufti

Monday, 22 December 2014 1:26 PM

Announcement comes despite Ministry of Justice proposal to limit marriageable age to 15

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Pakistani Christians mourn Peshawar victims

Monday, 22 December 2014 12:28 PM

Minority Pakistani Christians, seen gathered during a pre-Christmas Sunday service, pray for the victims of the Peshawar school massacre in Lahore on December 21, 2014.

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Entrepreneurs in Cuba

Monday, 22 December 2014 12:28 PM

Cubans hope that the next Communist Party Congress on 27 December, 2014, which is its first congress in 14 years, will readjust the actual economic situation.

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Egypt's first tattoo expo

Monday, 22 December 2014 12:27 PM

The first ever tattoo expo in Egypt and the Middle East has taken place in Cairo. The two-day exhibition and workshops brought together both local and international artists.

Driver slams car into pedestrians in France while shouting Arabic
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Driver slams car into pedestrians in France while shouting Arabic

Monday, 22 December 2014 10:39 AM

France is on high alert for attacks from Islamist extremists following calls from ISIL militants to target countries involved in air strikes

Mastermind behind South African 'Ponzi scheme' flees to Dubai
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Mastermind behind South African 'Ponzi scheme' flees to Dubai

Monday, 22 December 2014 9:13 AM

Yunus Moolla, the creator of an allegedly fraudulent fuel-based investment scheme, was being investigated by the country's Central Bank.

Critics hit out at Saudi retailer's use of the Prophet on packaging
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Critics hit out at Saudi retailer's use of the Prophet on packaging

Sunday, 21 December 2014 2:48 PM

Dates trader said the intention is to promote healthy eating and not for commercial gain

Philippines sues Kuwaiti employer after pet lion kills maid
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Philippines sues Kuwaiti employer after pet lion kills maid

Sunday, 21 December 2014 1:54 PM

Consul General of the Philippine Embassy files criminal negligence case against maid's employer of 15 years - report

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Nine migrants drown off the coast of Morocco
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Nine migrants drown off the coast of Morocco

Sunday, 21 December 2014 12:30 PM

Three infants were among the dead, Spanish media said.

Thousands of single males turned away from Qatar National Day celebrations
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Thousands of single males turned away from Qatar National Day celebrations

Sunday, 21 December 2014 12:25 PM

Those not accompanied by woman or children were reportedly refused entry to the parade by police

Kuwait board members in fight with knives and sticks after dispute
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Kuwait board members in fight with knives and sticks after dispute

Sunday, 21 December 2014 11:33 AM

Ambulances and police were called after the incident between members of the board of supermarket chain Ardiya Cooperative Society.

Faceless doll launched for Muslim girls
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Faceless doll launched for Muslim girls

Sunday, 21 December 2014 10:35 AM

The Shariah-compliant doll also wears to Hijab & was designed to avoid depiction of a living thing, the artist says

Saudi's religious police to get training in how best to deal with the public
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Saudi's religious police to get training in how best to deal with the public

Sunday, 21 December 2014 9:50 AM

Recommendation by Shoura Council comes just months after 4 members were disciplined over an attack on a British man and his Saudi wife at a Riyadh mall


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