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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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Children of Zayed, I salute you

I am writing to you from the skies, aboard an airplane, headed for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — the pioneering emirates. I would have sent formal messages of gratitude and appreciation, if possible, in response to the countless greetings and well-wishes Kuwaitis received on mobile phones in the dawn …

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UAE likely outperformer

AT a time of global geopolitical uncertainty fuelled by Brexit’s potential domino effect on the European Union’s cohesiveness, the feebleness of Italian banks, the as of yet non-decipherable polices of America’s President-elect Donald Trump and heightened strains between world powers, I envision the United Arab Emirates (UAE) emerging as a …

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UAE a world leader – Safety, tolerance … innovation

I AM delighted and very proud that my homeland, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the third safest country out of 141 countries included in a study based largely on “the costliness of common crime and violence as well as terrorism, …

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‘1st Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi ready by 2017’

ABU DHABI, Oct 11, (RTRS): The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will be ready to welcome worshippers by the end of 2017, a businessman overseeing the project said on Tuesday. The temple is being built on land donated by the government of Muslim Abu Dhabi, capital of the United …

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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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