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Kuwait praised for 'major breakthrough' on labour law

An international rights group has praised Kuwaiti legislators for adopting a new law giving domestic workers enforceable labour rights.Human Rights Watch said the move is a major breakthrough that should...

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Posted by: Kevin Jul 4, 2015 10:06 AM [Kuwait]

This is just like the current law and it will not be followed just like major companies don't follow the current law
It's a disaster that it take 18 months to take your employer to court and there are not enough experts to make the decisions
I have been waiting 18 months for the court expert to make a decision on me suing my employer a major employer for failing to pay indemnity
It costs money which many don't have
So how will it be implemented and how will employees take them to court when currently it takes 18 months and most will leave the country
There is no justice here

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Qatar Airways says to upgrade routes across global network

Qatar Airways has announced network frequency increases to multiple destinations across its global network.The Doha-based airline said it is adding frequencies to routes to Dubai, Jeddah, Peshawar, Kuala...

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Posted by: KBH Jul 4, 2015 1:59 AM [USA]

When is Qatar Airways planning to launch a new service between Doha and Detroit, Michigan, USA? Detroit has the largest Arab and Indian community in U.S. Qatar Airways is missing a golden business opportunity.

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Dubai Police issue almost $10m in fines for tailgating in 18 months

Dubai Police has issued fines close to $10 million to tailgating drivers during the last 18 months, according to new statistics released this week.Each time a driver is caught tailgating, a fine of AED400...

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Posted by: scott Jul 4, 2015 1:59 AM [singapore]

Great work, Dubai Police !!

Another big problem is the cutting into your lane instead of following the normal queue.

This is causing lots of traffic jams in Barsha (going into MOE), DIFC (Al Marooj junction) and even into Dubai mall.

A lot of bad and inconsiderate drivers!!

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UAE to finish drafting corporate tax, VAT laws in Q3

The United Arab Emirates, seeking to bolster state revenues, is likely to complete the drafting of laws introducing corporate tax and value-added tax in the third quarter of this year, a senior Ministry...

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Posted by: Chris Jul 3, 2015 5:10 PM [Canada]

This will be my last day here if taxes are introduced. Why would anyone stay suffering at 40 Degrees + in the desert? Let's be honest, the majority of expats would leave right away.

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Why I'm giving all my wealth away

Early in my life I had a dream that I have always hoped to realise. I have thought about it most of my days and have shared it with some of my closest friends and family for more than a quarter of a century...

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Posted by: sandeep Jul 3, 2015 11:27 AM [India]

It is a grand gesture by his HRH Prince Waleed in the interest of mankind at large. May god bless him with good health. Let other ultra rich follow his thoughts and deeds and make this world a better place to live for one and all.

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Opinion: S&P's flawed guesstimates on Dubai property, by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

I was amazed to read a recently-released report issued by the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s to the effect Dubai’s residential property is likely to see a price fall between 10-20 percent...

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Posted by: Jeff Nicolson Jul 2, 2015 7:34 PM [Dubai]

So lets be honest some people think it will go up and some people think it will go down.
No one really can predict what is going to happen! Maybe it will just stay the same!

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Paris Hilton ‘mulls legal action’ over Dubai plane crash prank

Paris Hilton is reportedly planning to sue the Egyptian TV show that tricked her into believing she was in danger of dying in a plane crash in Dubai.The 34-year-old heiress was pranked on Ramez In Control...

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Posted by: Audrey Jul 2, 2015 3:29 PM [UAE]

Maybe they think they have pranked her...maybe she pranked them. To me it looks like she is aware that this is a prank ...but she played along... I am sure her agents do their research.

Anyway, this is not in the prank category and simply not acceptable

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'Dubai Dog City': the indoor resort dedicated to pampered pets

It is the ultimate in expat luxury. Rather than having to walk your canine friend in the baking desert sun you can drop him off at a luxury spa and retreat to your villa to sunbathe by the pool.My Second...

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Posted by: Simon Jul 2, 2015 1:56 PM [Dubai]

Totally over the top 'pampering' but seemingly something we are led to believe is normal. Society appears so easily led these days. I would not be suprised if, in years to come, pets are left abandoned there or pets left for longer periods than 'vacation' of their owners...part-time pets so to speak.

This is not the way forward in my opinion and I find it a tad disturbing that others would. Pets are a responsibility, an owners resposibility. They are not to be palmed off onto to others. That is not the way of a responsible owner.

Having said that, we see it more and more with children, so I guess the net step is to have novalty pets too!

You may call me negative...but in reality, in the cold light of day, you know what I am illuding to...and inwardly, you are momentarily likely to agree....then moments later think...whats on TV next?

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Prince Alwaleed to give entire fortune to charity

Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed on Wednesday pledged to donate his entire $32 billion fortune to philanthropy."It is a commitment without boundaries. A commitment to all mankind," the prince told reporters...

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Posted by: SELWIN ILANGOVAN Jul 2, 2015 1:55 PM [DUBAI, U.A.E.]

Very Nice to know.. May Allah (God) Bless His Highness Prince Al Waleed for all the good things that he is doing in his life.. including this specific one.
But one thing he or his team should monitor that the Charity that he has given should be utilized properly for the Poor and Needy.. and should not be misused..

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Two jailed in Qatar Foundation bribery case

Two senior employees at the not-for-profit Qatar Foundation have been sentenced to five years in jail and ordered to pay a $823,000 (QR3 million) fine for soliciting a bribe from a private company.The...

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Posted by: Norma Fares Jul 2, 2015 9:11 AM [Lebanon]

Oops!

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