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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

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Saudi Imam visits Pakistan

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:46 PM

The Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, KSA, Sheikh Khalid al Ghamdi arrived in Pakistan to meet with senior leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

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Palestinians in Europe conference

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:46 PM

The 13th Palestinians in Europe conference, co-organized by the Palestinian Community of Germany and the British-based Palestinian Return Center, was held on April 25, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

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What caused the Nepal earthquake?

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:45 PM

Two tectonic plates meet beneath the Himalayas along a fault line. The India plate is moving north at around 45mm a year and pushing under the Eurasian plate. Over time that is how the Himalayas were created.

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Relics return home: Egypt receives smuggled antiquities from US

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:45 PM

History returns home as 2.3million euros worth of smuggled antiquities arrived in back in Egypt.

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Dramatic footage shows avalanche hitting Everest base camp

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:45 PM

Footage has emerged of a wall of snow engulfing the Everest base camp as an avalanche strikes in the wake of Nepal's worst earthquake in eight decades.

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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Takeaway delivery by helicopter? KFC stages Dubai stunt

Monday, 27 April 2015 9:51 AM

The fast food outlet delivered a bucket of chicken to sunbathers at Kite Beach as part of a publicity campaign

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

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Death toll of migrants crossing the Mediterranean continues to rise

Sunday, 26 April 2015 12:38 PM

Greek coast guard help participate in rescue operations after a boat carrying migrants sank off the island of Rhodes, South Eastern Greece.


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