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British Muslim attacked by Saudi religious police – report

Saudi police are investigating why a British Muslim and his Saudi wife were attacked by the kingdom’s religious police outside a Riyadh mall.A short video has been released online showing what appears...

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Posted by: JSJ Sep 1, 2014 7:25 PM [Lebanon]

Dear Saad, I am not defending the story narrator who might be really theFOXnews guy but when you see a couple with a woman in hijab you definitely think of the man to be Muslim. We judge based on what we see as we cannot open hearts. If the couple is known to you and he is not Muslim then how can you stay quiet about him being non-religiously married to a Muslim woman and even living in Riyadh Sounds strange. So in both cases there is something wrong in this story and a change of practices should apply to make sure our great religion Islam is followed properly.

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Exclusive: Cable car to Dubai's The World is "most economical" option

Dubai’s The World islands could be connected to the mainland via a cable car, with one developer claiming it is the most efficient transport option and has initial support from the government.A study carried...

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Posted by: mian mithoo Sep 1, 2014 6:27 PM [dubai]

How about a flying carpet....

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Sick of selfies

At last. At long, long last. The selfie backlash has begun.It was with great pleasure that I read police in the UAE are cracking down on drivers taking selfies while behind the wheel.I mean, it goes without...

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Posted by: Firas Sep 1, 2014 5:15 PM [Kuwait]

I want to salute you for this article .I never understood the obsession with this phenomenon which embodies the self absorbed society that we have become.I hope it is a fad that fades away with time.

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Britain may temporarily bar UK militant fighters from returning

Britain could temporarily ban British Islamists who go to fight for militants in Iraq and Syria from returning home, the BBC reported, citing a government source.British nationals suspected of being involved...

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Posted by: chalky6766 Sep 1, 2014 12:20 PM [UAE]


I’m sorry but I really do not understand why the British government are considering half measures here as we have clear evidence of these extremists threatening terror attacks on their return to the UK. The ban should be irrevocable and permanent as they are effectively traitors and terrorists. Is Cameron hoping that if he keeps them out long enough they will say sorry and we won’t do it again!. Time for Great Britain and its government to grow a pair.

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US approves $2bn deal to supply Saudi military upgrade

The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia for an AWACS modernisation programme and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support with an estimated...

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Posted by: Loreli Aug 31, 2014 7:58 PM [USA]

With all due respect, perhaps the Saudis could signal their friendly intent with a 20% decrease in our oil prices. What's a little oil between friends :)

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Inside Dubai’s latest health and fitness revolution: Salt and Shock therapy

To me, it felt like I was being zapped with electrical currents that were delivered to my body via a “wet-suit” as I was talked through basic fitness maneuvers. But to many, this is an effective and efficient...

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Posted by: A.A. Furqan Aug 31, 2014 6:45 PM [UAE]

So pretty much, it is the same sensation as sticking your finger in the socket at home... :))

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Dubai landlords given 3 months to install CCTV in all buildings

Dubai landlords have been told to install CCTV in their buildings, or face a hefty fine, according to a report in Emirates 24/7.The paper said that owners of both residential and commercial buildings must...

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Posted by: Telcoguy Aug 31, 2014 6:12 PM [UAE]

@Nice, @BigBrother, if you bother following the link you will be able to read this:
"He added that they must be installed at all entrances to the facility where the picture of a person entering can be clearly seen.

Also, surveillance cameras are to be fixed at all emergency exits and that lead in and out of the facility."

One can only imagine that burglars are instructed to enter and exit the villas using the proper entrances and not through ground floor windows, for example

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Burj Al Arab sand sculpture built at UK airport

Gatwick Airport, one of the UK’s busiest hubs, has erected a two-metre tall sand sculpture of the Burj Al Arab, the iconic Dubai hotel.Installed last week, the sculpture, along with another depicting New...

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Posted by: Sandy Aug 31, 2014 4:43 PM [UAE]

Loook's like a great sculpture, sand or not :)

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Saudi Arabia seeks talks on hiring of Sri Lankan maids

Saudi officials have announced a five-day visit to Sri Lanka in a bid to overcome "difficulties" related to the recruitment of domestic workers from the south Asian country.The Gulf kingdom's National...

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Posted by: nice Aug 31, 2014 3:28 PM [UAE]

perhaps the unemployed saudi men or the millions of women who are not allowed to work could pick up a broom and start sweeping their own houses.

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Nakheel announces plan for new Palm Jumeirah project

Nakheel has announced plans to build a new residential complex with 130 apartments for lease on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah.The Dubai-based developer said in a statement that it has awarded a contract worth...

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Posted by: PityboutPJ Aug 31, 2014 9:42 AM [UAE]

Nakheel seems to have copped on that the investors are not longer interested in new apartment launches and they would not be able to sell these so they are going to lease them for a while until they see what happens to the market - it's smart but squashing more buildings onto the trunk is not - the whole draw of The Palm Jumeirah is it's 5 star feel and exclusivity - now in the same week we see that there are non 5* hotels being brought on to the island and this rental property. We can already see the terrible result of the DHS 1m studios that Nakheel have built beside the Palm Marinas.

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