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UK worried on British student detained in UAE without charges

LONDON, Oct 11, (Agencies): Britain’s foreign secretary said Thursday he was “very worried” about the fate of a British student who, according to his wife, has been detained in the United Arab Emirates without charge since May. Matthew Hedges, a 31-yearold PhD student who was researching the UAE’s foreign and …

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UAE selects 2 astronauts

DUBAI, Sept 3, (AFP): The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station, Dubai’s ruler said Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum named the new astronauts as Hazza al- Mansouri, 34, and 37-year-old Sultan al-Neyadi. Writing on Twitter, he …

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Hunt for UAE cars

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2: The Criminal Investigations Department, headed by Major-General Khalid Al-Dayeen has called on all institutions affiliated to the Ministry of Interior to thoroughly inspects any vehicle registered in the United Arab Emirates, reports Al- Anba daily. According to a circular issued by the Undersecretary of the Ministry …

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UAE ready to step up security role – Faith in Western allies wanes

LONDON, July 26, (RTRS): The United Arab Emirates is ready to deploy more troops across the Middle East to counter its foes as it believes it can no longer rely on Western allies like the United States and Britain, UAE minister Anwar Gargash said on Thursday. Filling the vacuum left …

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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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