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Wishes granted for 3,400 children since 2009 in UAE

From meeting celebrities, visiting Disneyland or getting an iPhone or laptops as gifts, more than 3,400 terminally ill children in the UAE have had their wishes granted in the last 10 years, thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation, the ...

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Woman pays Dh3,000 fine for Facebook comments in UAE

A British woman, who posted abusive comments on Facebook about her former husband’s new wife, was ordered to pay a Dh 3,000 fine by a Dubai court on Thursday. The accused was present in court when the order was issued ...

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New rule for Indian passport applications in UAE

Dubai: Indian expats seeking passport services of the Indian missions in the UAE will now have to submit their applications online before visiting the application processing centres. Online application was made mandatory for Indians living in Dubai and other five ...

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UAE blocks access to Skype

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned Skype, according to the Microsoft-owned company. “It has been brought to our attention that our website and services have been blocked by the ISPs [internet service providers] in the United Arab Emirates. That ...

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Mind your language: Dubai arrests British woman for calling ex-husband’s new wife a ‘horse’

Dubai, which has spent a fortune on promoting itself as one of the world’s premier touriste destinations, seemingly has very little chill when it comes to what you post on your social media accounts, after it arrested a British woman ...

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UAE parents call for ban on PUBG game

UAE parents are calling for a ban on the online game PUBG as it is deemed a “bad influence on youth” due to its “violent content and addictive nature”. PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), a multiplayer survival battle game developed by a ...

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Church, community in UAE help over 1,000 unpaid workers

Various community members, including a church, poured in their help to over 1,000 workers who were unpaid for almost one year. The church community took notice of the poor living conditions of the workers and took over the responsibility of ...

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US citizens among 7 arrested in Saudi Arabia: activists

DUBAI: At least seven people, including two US citizens, have been arrested in a new crackdown in Saudi Arabia, activists said on Friday. London-based human rights group ALQST identified the US citizens as writer and doctor Bader al-Ibrahim, and Salah ...

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PM Modi awarded Zayed Medal, UAE’s top civilian honour

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was awarded Zayed Medal, the United Arab Emirates’ highest civilian award, on Thursday as a mark of appreciation for his efforts to boost bilateral ties between the two nations. The Zayed Medal has earlier ...

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5 men held for Dh2 million robbery in UAE

Five Nigerians, who allegedly stormed a money exchange in Sharjah and fled with Dh2.3 million, have been arrested, the police said on Sunday. According to the police, the men barged into the exchange and smashed the glass barrier between the ...

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6,000 stateless residents to get UAE citizenship

About 6,000 stateless residents will be given the UAE citizenship, as per the directives of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Over 2,000 similar cases are under study and will ...

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Flights delayed as dense fog takes over UAE

Thick fog has disrupted several flights at Dubai International Airport on Friday morning. “Fog has affected some flights from Dubai International Airport,” the Emirates airlines said in a statement on Twitter. Emirates has also urged passengers to check their flight ...

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Indian officials met Saudi Arabia Deputy Hajj minister, demanding more facilities for Indian pilgrims

Jeddah, March 26,2019 (Bhatkallys News Bureau): Demanding more facilities for Hajj and Umrah for Indian pilgrims,Shri Sailesh, the secretary, Minority Affair of India yesterday met Saudi Deputy Minister Hajj, Mr. Abdul Latif and talked about Hajj and Umrah affairs. Earlier ...

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Emirati, expat jailed in UAE for promoting terror groups, fake news

A court in UAE has jailed two men for cyber crimes, Wam reported on Wednesday. Abu Dhabi appeal court sentenced a 45-year-old Emirati man to 10 years – identified as H.A.A.T – in prison for creating fake social media accounts ...

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