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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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UAE halts foreign banks waivers on state-linked lending – Many regional Gulf and Asian lenders to be significantly impacted 

DUBAI, Jan 20, (RYTRS): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) central bank has removed waivers given to foreign banks allowing them to use their group’s capital reserves to calculate lending to the government and state-owned entities, sources aware of the matter told Reuters. The change, related to 2012 legislation to counter …

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Emirati charged with planning UAE attacks – Suspect identified as husband of executed woman

DUBAI, Dec 29, (RTRS): The husband of an Emirati woman who was executed for killing a US teacher in Abu Dhabi last year has been charged with plotting bombings and other attacks on targets including a US base and a UAE leader, a local newspaper reported on Tuesday. The English-language …

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UAE celebrates 44th National Day ’Versary today – ‘Well-respected by the whole world’

ABU DHABI, Dec 1, (KUNA): UAE celebrates on Wednesday the 44th anniversary of its independence and announcement of the union of its six Arab emirates, as they were followed by Ras Al-Khaimah on February 10 of year 1972. The seven emirates’ governmental and private sector institutions and buildings are beautified …

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