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UAE announces ownership, visa reforms – Move to lure foreign investors

ABU DHABI, May 21, (AFP): The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to allow 100 percent ownership and visa incentives to foreigners, in a bid to attract investors to boost its slowing national economy. The decision, taken by the UAE cabinet Sunday night, aims to lure “international investments and exceptional …

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British editor in UAE gets 10 years for wife’s slaying

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British newspaper editor in Dubai was found guilty Sunday of bludgeoning his wife to death with a hammer and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Francis Matthew, the former editor of the English-language Gulf News, had faced the possibility of the death …

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UAE tightens social media

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 6, (AP): The United Arab Emirates says it will now require anyone conducting “commercial activities” through social media to register for a government issued license. The new rules announced Tuesday target so-called “social media influencers,” who parlay their internet fame into advertising products. Officials said …

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Amir lauds UAE on National Day

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Saturday a cable to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayid Al-Nahayan, congratulating him on his country’s 46th National Day anniversary. In his cable, His Highness the Amir expressed his best wishes and praise to …

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UAE, Egypt share unbreakable bonds

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s recent two-day visit to Abu Dhabi to hold talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was a testament to the brotherly relations between our two countries and peoples. Our leaders are unfailingly hospitable to guests but the mutual warmth and respect exuded by the Egyptian …

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British editor in UAE pleads not guilty in wife’s killing

DUBAI, UAE, Sept 27, (AP): The British editor-at-large of a prominent English-language newspaper in Dubai pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a premeditated murder charge over his wife’s killing, as prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty. Police allege Gulf News editor Francis Matthew beat his 62-year-old wife Jane to …

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Libya strongman in UAE for talks

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has met with UAE leaders for talks on military cooperation, state media said Sunday, days after announcing the retaking of second city Benghazi from jihadists. Haftar, who has visited the United Arab Emirates regularly in recent months, held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed …

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UAE denies, US no knowledge of secret prisons, torture in Yemen

MUKALLA, Yemen, June 22, (AP): Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast …

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UAE is third most peaceful country in Mideast region – Global peace index survey

DUBAI, June 1, (GulfNews): The UAE has been ranked the third most peaceful country in the Middle East and North Africa, according to the newly released annual Global Peace Index. The UAE is placed 65th overall in the world out of 163 countries, scoring high in areas of strong security …

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Healthcare operator seeks a change in Abu Dhabi health insurance rules – Firms face regulatory risks in era of cheap oil

ABU DHABI, March 2, (RTRS): International healthcare operator Mediclinic is lobbying the Abu Dhabi government to rethink a change in medical insurance rules that has damaged its business after it bet big on acquiring Al Noor Hospitals, its regional CEO told Reuters. At least two other healthcare companies operating in …

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