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Dubai: The civic body is urging bachelors not to fall into the trap of renting bed space as it is illegal and if caught, they will be evicted. Residents have said that although they do look for apartments, the affordable ones in their budget is one where landlords rent...
Two drivers have won a landmark tribunal case against Uber over workers' rights. The drivers claimed that the private hire firm acted unlawfully by denying them sick pay, a guaranteed minimum wage, holiday pay and breaks. The London Central Employment Tribunal ruled in their favour, a decision which could affect...
Smokers and lovers of sugary drinks will find their wallets significantly lighter this Sunday - but will hopefully emerge much healthier and fitter as a result. In a landmark move, the price of tobacco products and caffeinated drinks is to double with the introduction of what has been labelled a...
Abu Dhabi: All visitors to the UAE will be required to have health insurance once the new visit visa rules are enforced from August 1, said a senior official. Also, a Dh1,000 deposit will be collected by the Naturalisation and Residency Department before issuance of any type of visit visa....
Malwa Girls
While most traditions are the keystone of communities through the world, authorities from Mandsaor, in the Malwa region and district of Madhya Pradesh, are striving to remove one tradition that violates human rights and affects thousands of girls, who from an early age are forced to accept prostitution as...
BEIJING - In a fresh crackdown on Uighur Muslims, the Chinese authorities have arrested scores of Uighur Muslim, accusing them of allegedly of promoting jihad online. “Those Uighurs who were detained were expressing online their dissatisfaction at China's dominance of their localities and systematic repression,” Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for...
A statement from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has confirmed on Tuesday it has carried out the execution orders on Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir. The prince was found guilty three years ago by a Saudi court for murdering a young Saudi man following a group fight in al-Thumama region...
Car owners in Beijing may face congestion fees in a move to ease traffic flow, according to a five-year plan released by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport. The proposal follows the limiting of new cars in January last year, which capped new car ownership through a lottery system at...
The central government has completed assessment of 350 foreign accounts while tax-evasion proceedings have been initiated against 60 account holders as part of its crackdown on black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Monday. “About 60 prosecutions have so far been launched for willful attempt to evade taxes ...
We love Dubai for many things: the law and order, the shiny buildings, the beaches, and the endless shopping options. But one thing we always take for granted is cleanliness. Thanks to the round-the-clock service of the Dubai Municipality, the city is one of the cleanest in the region. But this...
The Shoura Council has endorsed a proposal to reduce the weekly working hours for employees in the private sector from 45 to 40 with a two-day weekend. The Shoura members, who met on Monday, adopted a number of amendments to the Labor Law and agreed to reduce total weekly working...
Dubai: The UAE Ministry of Finance does not have any plan to impose taxes on individuals, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, said. “We are studying the issue of imposing new fees for the newly introduced services at federal ministries and bodies,...
Three people were sentenced to death Monday over a deadly suicide car crash in Beijing's symbolic heart Tiananmen Square, state-run media said, in China's latest move against militants from restive, mainly-Muslim Xinjiang. One other person was given life in prison for the "violent terrorist attack" that killed two tourists last...
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday summoned the local chief executive officer of international taxi-booking service Uber over the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman by one of its drivers on Friday. "I have called the local CEO of the cab company today. We will...
Embassy of Pakistan urges all nationals to urgently obtain Machine Readable Passports either from the Pakistani missions in the UAE or the regional passport offices in Pakistan. Dubai - Pakistani nationals in the UAE will no longer be issued manual passports after November. In a statement issued on Tuesday,...
Bahrain is the latest Gulf state to launch raids in a bid to remove illegal workers after a report suggested there were now 50,000 in the island state. The Labour Ministry said foreigners without the proper paperwork would be deported. It was working with the embassies of countries that traditionally supply...
DUBAI // A woman who left her TV on high volume has been fined Dh100. Prosecutors said FQ, 27, a marketing manager from Algeria, often tormented her neighbours in her high-rise apartment building on Sheikh Zayed Road by playing exceptionally loud music and keeping her television on maximum volume. The constant...
Britain said on Sunday it would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to children aged under 18, citing possible adverse health effects and outlining a need for further medical research. E-cigarettes, which are puffed like a regular cigarette but deliver nicotine by vaporising liquid rather than burning tobacco, have...
Most business owners strive to bring new customers to their place of business, and they want to keep their customers safe. A customer's experience truly does begin and end in the parking lot, and you should always want your customers to leave with positive feelings. However, you don't always...
Manama: A Saudi prince was given lashes in application of a court ruling that also included a prison sentence for breaking the law. The lashing was carried out on Monday afternoon inside a prison in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. A committee tasked with the application of court sentences made...
A 33-year-old French man has been sent to prison after phoning and texting his ex-girlfriend 21,807 times, admitting that, with hindsight, "it was stupid". The unnamed defendant, who had made the calls to demand the woman thank him for fixing up their flat, was given a 10-month sentence – six...
The Ministry of Labour says it will continue confronting labour relationships of convenience.   “If an employer fails to get the labour card issued or renewed for an employee who is on the company visa, it is an indication that there is no real labour relationship between the two parties, an...
Egypt's interim president has made it a crime to disrespect the national flag or fail to stand for the national anthem, state media said on Saturday. Authorities have moved to restrict protests and bolster their nationalist credentials since then-army chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi...
Prosecutors in South Korea on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of the ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, Yonhap news agency reported . The sinking is one of South Korea's deadliest disasters and caused nationwide grief and fury because many of those killed...
Saudi Arabia sexual harassment video sparks social media outrage
A video purporting to show a group of men sexually harassing women in an eastern province of Saudi Arabia sparked outrage on Wednesday on social media. It led many social media users to call for harsher laws punishing sexual harassment in the kingdom. The video shows a group of men chasing...
A Saudi court has ordered a liberal Internet forum to permanently close for publishing what it described as anti-Islamic material, Saudi media reported on Sunday. The decision by the general court in Jeddah came less than nine months after the editor of the "Free Saudi Liberals" website, Raif Badawi, was...
A British woman has been in an Iranian prison for more than two months for trying to watch a men’s volleyball match. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was arrested along with more than a dozen women as they tried to enter a stadium where the Iranian national men’s team was playing Italy...
ABU DHABI // E-registration for passengers leaving from Abu Dhabi International Airport has begun and is compulsory for all. The move was announced as it was revealed that about 85,000 people are expected to depart the airport during the Eid Al Fitr holiday, which will start next Sunday. Abu Dhabi Airports...
DUBAI // Shisha cafes and coffee shops and restaurants with smoking areas have been ordered to put up notices alerting customers to the dangers of passive smoking. The signs highlight the particular risks to babies, pregnant women and people under 18, and businesses will be advised not to allow these...
Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has cleared the way for the possible execution of a prince convicted of murdering a Saudi citizen. This follows the refusal by the victim’s father to pardon the killer. “Shariah shall be applied to all without exception,” said Prince Salman in...
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