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UAE tries suspect over car attack on US jogger

ABU DHABI, Sept 6, (AFP): An Emirati man with suspected jihadist links went on trial in Abu Dhabi on Monday accused of running over and attempting to kill a US jogger, media reports said. The defendant, who was not identified, is also accused of trying to join al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, …

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UAE property prices may drop further in 2016: S&P

PARIS, April 27: Real estate prices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are likely to continue declining in 2016, says Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services in a report published. For the coming year, we see no sign of market improvement for the UAE real estate sector, despite housing affordability improving …

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UAE ranks ‘last’ in openness, accountability of aid donations

LONDON, April 13, (RTRS): United Arab Emirates ranked last in an index gauging openness and accountability among nations and organizations that are major donors of global aid, according to a London-based group that said effectiveness of aid is limited when information is not shared. Most major donors worldwide are not …

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UAE jails 11 for life over terror

ABU DHABI, March 27, (AFP): A top court in the United Arab Emirates jailed 11 people for life on Sunday after convicting them of jihadist links and plotting “terrorist” attacks in the Gulf country, state media reported. The Federal Supreme court in Abu Dhabi jailed two others for 15 years, …

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‘Follow UAE example’ ‘Promote tourism, industry to offset decline in prices of oil’

  KUWAIT CITY, Feb 24: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on what steps should be taken in light of the declining oil prices. The majority of respondents felt that the government should be investing in tourism and the industrial sector to create more sources of …

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Saudis, UAE warn citizens off Lebanon

RIYADH, Feb 23, (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Tuesday urged its citizens in Lebanon to leave, after Riyadh halted a $3 billion programme funding military supplies to Beirut in response to “hostile” positions linked to Hezbollah. Saudi ally and fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member the United Arab Emirates followed suit but …

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Kuwait win two trophies in 4th leg of UAE jet ski championship

DUBAI, Feb 14, (KUNA): Kuwait Speed Racing (KSR) team won two trophies in the 4th leg of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2016 championship, which came to an end on Saturday evening. Kuwait racer Ahmad Al-Dawwas, speaking to KUNA after the conclusion of the 4th leg, said he was satisfied for …

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Ministry for happy – UAE in first

DUBAI, Feb 10, (AFP): The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday named women to the newly created posts of state ministers for happiness and tolerance, and a 22-year-old female for youth affairs. Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum named eight women as he revealed his latest cabinet line-up of 29 …

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UAE set to outsource government services

DUBAI, UAE, Feb 8, (AP): Dubai’s ruler said Monday the United Arab Emirates will privatize some government services in the oil-rich country, as well as create a state minister position devoted to ensuring the happiness of its citizens. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who also serves as the UAE’s …

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UAE offers boots for IS Syria fight

ABU DHABI, Feb 7, (Agencies): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it was ready to supply ground troops to help support and train an international military coalition against Islamic State in Syria provided such efforts were led by the United States. Asked whether the UAE could be expected …

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