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Woman comments on colleague’s Facebook photo in UAE, lands in court

An Asian executive has landed in a court in Fujairah on charges of swearing at a colleague of the same nationality on Facebook. As per court records, the case unfolded when the defendant defamed the complainant by typing an improper ...

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UAE school supervisor forces pupil to walk barefoot, fined Dh10,000

A school supervisor in Sharjah has been ordered to pay a fine of Dh10,000 for forcing a 15-year-old student to walk barefoot under the mid-day sun as ‘punishment’. The Sharjah Federal Court found the defendant guilty of posing grave risk ...

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School in UAE admits students who can’t afford fees

A new private Pakistani school in Sharjah is opening their doors to students who cannot afford tuition fees or have been out of school for several years due to lack of funds. The institution said they could provide their families ...

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UAE shuts down pizza place after insects found

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADFCA) has decided to shut down a food establishment at Al Raha beach at Al Muneera, Abu Dhabi. According to an Emarat Al Youm report, Thamer Rashid Al Qasimi, official spokesman of ...

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UAE court orders school to pay dues of disabled US army veteran

The Ministry of Justice has ordered a Sharjah-based school to pay Dh47,600 to a disabled US Army veteran, who worked there as an administrative officer and did not receive his end-of-service benefits after termination. The court decision was issued on ...

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UAE-India talks held to fight human trafficking

Abu Dhabi: The UAE and India this week held bilateral talks on enhancing cooperation to prevent human trafficking, especially the trafficking of women and children between the two countries. Some Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to address issues of human trafficking ...

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UAE condemns terrorist attack in Cairo that killed 20

The UAE has condemned the terrorist attack that took place on Monday in Cairo, outside the National Cancer Institute in Manyal, leaving at least 20 dead and many injured. In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

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UAE President orders release of 669 prisoners for Eid

Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the release of 669 prisoners – serving various sentences — on the occasion of Eid Al Adha. Sheikh Khalifa has also pledged to settle the financial obligations ...

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Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women, grants them greater control

Saudi Arabia has allowed adult women to travel without permission and granted them more control over family matters, rendering a further blow to a heavily criticised male guardianship system at a time of heightened scrutiny over its human rights record. ...

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Fake bank customer staff dupes woman in UAE

A man stood trial at the Fujairah Misdemeanour Court on charges of duping a woman of cash, abusing electronic gadgets and telecommunication services. As per court records, the case unfolded when the victim received a call from an unidentified number. ...

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Ignore this ‘fake message’ going viral, says Dubai Police

Dubai: A photo that went viral on social networking sites in the UAE has caused confusion among residents. The letter in question was issued by Dubai Police, which allegedly waived the traffic fines of a Saudi national who was caught ...

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Death penalty for expat who killed man inside UAE mosque

A resident who shot a man dead inside a mosque in Al Ain in 2017 has been sentenced to death. The Abu Dhabi Cassation Court has upheld the earlier rulings of the lower courts, which found the 30-year-old GCC national ...

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Indian expat tweets suicidal message in UAE, rescued

Police in UAE rescued an Indian expat after he posted a suicidal tweet. According to an Al Ittihad report, the General directorate of Sharjah police immediately contacted an Indian man after he posted a tweet claiming that he will commit ...

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UAE talcum powder banned in Saudi Arabia

Dubai: A UAE-manufactured talcum powder brand has been pulled off the shelves in Saudi Arabia for posing as a health risk to consumers. The Saudi Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) announced that it has withdrawn the Dahn Oudh Powder produced ...

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