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SAN FRANCISCO — Uber pulled its self-driving cars from California roads after state regulators moved to revoke their registrations, officials said Wednesday. The move comes after a week of talks between the ride-hailing company and state regulators failed. Hours after Uber launched the service in its hometown of San Francisco...
The United States government has warmly embraced self-driving cars. Since 2013, the attitude has been positive because it is eager to see this technology on the road. At first, the Obama administration was cautious about the safety of the vehicles. It required extensive safety research to be done and...
Dubai: You can now, technically, enter or exit the UAE in just 10 to 15 seconds — by using your Emirates ID at the Smart Gates at Dubai International (DXB) Airport. The automated immigration gates at passport control do away with lines, saving time and effort for UAE residents leaving...
Dubai Land Department (DLD) is working on a new law to reduce disputes between landlords and tenants, a senior government official told Arabian Business. “We are working on a new law that will make things simpler for landlords and tenants,” said Mohammed Ahmed Yahya, deputy CEO Rental Affairs Sector, DLD. “When...
The UAE has announced a three-month paid maternity leave for Federal Government employees. The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, issued Federal Law 17 for the year 2016, amending some articles under Law 11 of 2008, regarding human resources of the federal government. According to Article 53 of...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the withdrawal of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation on Tuesday in a shock announcement designed to tackle widespread corruption and tax evasion. Modi said that while people could exchange their old notes for new bills at banks or post offices until the...
A backlog of suspicious financial transactions in Hong Kong’s banking industry was named as the reason for a dramatic upsurge in reports of money laundering and terrorist financing. The Joint Financial Intelligence Unit (JFIU), a 50-member outfit comprising police and customs officials, received 59,730 reports of suspicious financial activity in...
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...
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...
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...
A landmark law that ensures workers in the UAE receive their salaries on time will come into effect from October 3. The decree promulgated by Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, earlier this year is applicable for companies with 100 or more employees. As per the...
Saudi Arabia’s increase in visa fees for travellers is expected to earn the country millions of riyals from pilgrims without dampening tourism figures, say travel industry experts. The country’s new visa regime, which comes into effect on Sunday, does not affect pilgrims for Haj or Umrah travelling to the country...
Abu Dhabi: The Insurance Authority has approved a unified system for motor insurance policies, it was announced on Wednesday. The new system increases insurance coverage related to any claim arising from an accident that causes damage to property from Dh250,000 to Dh2 million. The system was announced on Wednesday by Sultan...
The UAE is about to introduce a new law that places further obligations on employers to pay workers’ wages on time. The UAE Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation’s (MOHRE) Ministerial Decree No (739) of 2016 Concerning the Protection of Wages, which will become effective from October 2016, also sets...
Ride-hailing services such as Uber and others will have to register their apps and heed new regulations to operate in Abu Dhabi, a top official at the Gulf emirate's taxi regulator said on Monday. US-based Uber and regional rival Careem suspended services in the capital of the United Arab Emirates...
Dubai’s ruler has ordered the retirement of nine executive directors on Monday after he toured government offices the day before in a surprise spot check, local media reported. In a statement, published by various local media, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is...
Medical facilities those are authorised to issue fitness certificates to the drivers of trucks, buses and taxies will have to enter the details of applicants' health status on the e-system for issuing driving licences. According to new conditions announced by the licensing agency at Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA),...
Dubai: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the UAE on Monday responded to social media rumours regarding Virtual Private Network (VPN) saying companies are free to use it. In a statement posted on social media, the TRA said there is no regulation that prevents VPN used by companies, institutions and banks...
The UAE has issued a new decree to ensure employees’ wages are fully paid within a period not exceeding 10 days from the due date as registered in the wage protection system (WPS). According to news agency WAM, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation said the decree will come...
Labourers paid less than Dh2,000 per month will enjoy free accommodation offered by the employers says the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, However, the Decree only applies to establishments hiring over 50 workers. According to a statement issued by Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Decree...
Abu Dhabi: Students will be able to obtain work permits for training and work purposes in the private sector, according to a new decree announced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation on Wednesday. The new decree allows students aged between 12 and 18 years to obtain a work...
An arbitration court in The Hague Tuesday ruled in favor of the Philippines after finding no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources in the South China Sea. The Philippines brought the case at an international tribunal in 2013 contesting Beijing's claims in the disputed area. The...
Causing a traffic accident will be costlier in Dubai now. The Dubai Police will charge a fee of Dh400 for inspecting a traffic accident site, according to a resolution issued by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. The...
Barcelona football star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison over a tax fraud case in Spain. However, the striker - generally considered the best in the world currently - is unlikely to face any time in jail as a term of under two years in duration,...
The Abu Dhabi Court has convicted the administrator of a pirate website used to illegally upload torrents and facilitate illegal streaming of copyrighted television series, movies and misusing pay-TV platform OSN's intellectual property rights. Following a complaint by OSN, the Abu Dhabi Police investigated and presented the complaint with evidence...
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...
Abu Dhabi: Companies in the UAE that record annual revenues over Dh3.75 million will be obliged to register under a Value Added Tax (VAT) system, and will accordingly be taxed, according to Younis Al Khoury, undersecretary at the country’s Ministry of Finance. Companies whose revenues range between Dh1.87 million and...
Abu Dhabi airport is introducing a Dh35 fee for passengers transiting or departing the airport, according to a report on Tuesday. "The new fee will be charged from the passengers with effect from July," says Al Ittehad newspaper, citing a resolution adopted by Abu Dhabi Executive Council in April. The...
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...
Google's Paris headquarters have been raided as part of an ongoing tax probe. The headquarters in the ninth arrondissement were raided from 5am this morning, according to reports. French newspaper Le Parisien said that around 100 tax officials entered the building. Google is being investigated for the way it pays its taxes...