UAE

Anti-discrimination law enacted across UAE

ABU DHABI // The law criminalising all forms of discrimination on the grounds of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin was enacted on Monday. The Anti-Discriminatory Law, issued following a decree by President Sheikh Khalifa, criminalises any acts that stoke religious hatred and/or which insult religion through any form of expression. This covers speech and the written ...

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New law in UAE bans religious or racial discrimination

The United Arab Emirates has banned religious or racial discrimination citing a royal decree by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan. The aim of the new law is against Islamic military, particularly hard-line Muslims label followers of other schools of Islam unbelievers, also bans insults against other religions. “The new law No. 02 of 2015 criminalizes any acts that stoke religious hatred and/or which insult ...

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Australian woman has been jailed in Abu Dhabi in UAE

Jodi Magi, 39, an Australian woman has been caught and imprisoned in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates as the court judged her guilty of “writing bad words on social media”. Ms Magi, who has lived in Abu Dhabi since 2012, took a photo of a car in her apartment area in February. The car was parked across two ...

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13 UAE institutions ranked among top 100 Arab universities

Education is key for a brighter future for the youngsters, and it’s even more vital when it comes to getting education from those institutions which ensure brighter career prospects. The New 2015 QS University Rankings of top 100 institutions from 15 Arab countries has been released with the contribution of nearly 2,500 employers and 3,700 academics. The list includes 13 ...

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UAE laid out a strategic framework for a new space agency

The UAE has laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the federation’s burgeoning space industry. Mohammed Nasser Al-Ahbabi, UAE Space Agency’s director-general, said: “The UAE Space Agency has drafted its strategic plan in line with the vision of the wise leadership of the UAE and the UAE Vision 2021 ...

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Air Arabia from Kuwait to UAE was diverted to a UAE military airbase after a passenger warned plane explosion

An Air Arabia airliner flying from Kuwait to the United Arab Emirates was diverted to a UAE military airbase on Sunday after a passenger warned the plane was about to explode, the UAE state news agency WAM reported. The aircraft was boarded after landing at the al Minhad airbase by the authorities who resolved the situation using “appropriate standard procedures”, ...

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Dubai Smart Govt launches UAE Govt’s first LinkedIn company page in Arabic

Dubai Smart Government has become the first UAE Government body to launch an official company page in Arabic on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the internet with more than 347 million members across the world. Ahmad bin Humaidan, Director General of the Dubai Smart Government, said, “This step is in support of the vision of His Highness Sheikh ...

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28 have been fined or jailed for alcohol-fueled sex party on a Dubai yacht

Twenty-eight men and women have been fined or jailed for attending an alcohol-fueled sex party on a Dubai yacht. The Court of Misdemeanors sentenced two men and three women to one year each in prison for having sex outside of marriage, theKhaleej Times reported. According to the 7 Days newspaper, the two men were policemen. All defendants were fined 2,000 dirhams ($550) each for “getting ...

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Dubai builder Arabtec lifted the mood of investors in UAE stock markets

A rebound by Dubai builder Arabtec lifted the mood of investors in United Arab Emirates stock markets Monday, while other bourses in the Middle East moved very little as oil once again halted its advance. Brent oil slipped 0.2 percent and traded near $55 per barrel after Saudi Arabia indicated it was pumping near a record high of 10 million barrels per day, adding to concerns about global ...

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UAE said to expel 120 Lebanese within the next few weeks

The United Arab Emirates has ordered some Lebanese to leave the country in the latest wave of deportations from the oil-rich state, Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry and a former deportee said Friday. The ministry said in a statement that Lebanese Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil called his Emirati counterpart to ask about the issue. “The Lebanese in the Emirates fully merge into ...

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