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Nidal Eisa Abdullah, the man convicted of killing and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy, has been executed on Thursday morning. Dubai’s Cassation Court rejected his appeal and upheld his death sentence given by lower courts. The 50-year-old Jordanian national was found guilty of kidnapping Obaida Ibrahim Sidgi Abdul Hadi from his father’s workshop in Sharjah, and sexually […]

As the UAE gears up to mark 2018 as the ‘Year of Zayed’, its official logo has been unveiled for use across all official communications linked to the initiative. The emblem features a powerful silhouette of Sheikh Zayed’s profile in a monochromatic colour scheme. The Year of Zayed, which coincides with the 100th birth anniversary […]

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt have updated their terror lists, adding two more entities and 11 individuals. According to a joint statement by the Arab quartet, those named in the updated list were all involved in different acts of terrorism, directly funded by Qatar. They were also found using Qatari passports and working […]

The UAE leads the Arab world in the Global Knowledge Index for pre-university students, technical education and vocational training, as revealed at the recently held Knowledge Summit in Dubai. Fifteen countries in the region made it to the list, and have an average score of 55.72 per cent. The findings also revealed a call for […]

At least 550 cases of child abuse have been handled by the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children since its establishment in 2007. Emotional abuse was the most common, followed by negligence, deprivation and domestic violence. Around 56 per cent of the cases were linked to Emiratis, and 44 per cent to other nationalities. Nearly […]

Water buses in Dubai are being replaced with new air-conditioned abras as part of improvements to the marine transport services in the emirate. According to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the new boats will be available to passengers at the same fare. The RTA has also announced plans to reopen Al Seef Marine Transport […]


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