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Seeking Peace: GCC States on Regional Conflicts

Arab Gulf states express their frustration and envisage solutions to solve regional conflicts. By Elizabeth Dickinson Their voices were calm and measured, but as Gulf leaders addressed the U.N. General Assembly in New York this week, frustration was palpable. The Middle East today is in flames, and from Syria to Iraq to Yemen and Palestine,

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Debtors Shall Not Go to Jail, Unless…

UAE’s new Federal bankruptcy law to benefit debtors, creditors and the economy. BY H.E. Obaid Al Tayer Mature economies have proven the need to implement a modern bankruptcy law in each country that wishes to strengthen its economic status. The aim behind the federal bankruptcy law is to attract capital in a safe and attractive

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Dubai Plans $20 Billion District, but Gives Few Details

DUBAI, Sept 4  – Dubai Holding, the investment vehicle of the emirate’s ruler, has announced a $20 billion project to develop a new district in the city, signalling the emirate plans to keep growing rapidly despite the impact of low oil prices on the region. But in an indication of some caution, officials said on

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Fire Hits 28-Floor Abu Dhabi Tower Under Construction

ABU DHABI, Aug 30 – Fire swept through a 28-storey skyscraper under construction in central Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the latest in a series of at least five blazes to hit tall buildings in the United Arab Emirates over the last 18 months. Thick black smoke billowed from the top 20 floors of the almost-completed

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Guantanamo: The Outcasts

The UAE has recently welcomed a batch of Guantanamo Bay detainees, again! BY Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla In the largest operation of its kind, the United States deported 15 Guantanamo inmates—12 Yemenis and three Afghanis—to the UAE last week. The sudden news caught the public’s attention, not because the inmates were being deported to the UAE, but

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Much Ado About Culture

Dubai Opera to enrich the cultural scene in the emirate and the region BY Aida Al Busaidy In a week’s time from now, on August 31 to be exact, Arab and perhaps international opera enthusiasts are set to enjoy the very first show at the inauguration of the Dubai Opera. Tickets for the opening night

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World’s Largest Indoor Theme Park to Open in Dubai

By Noah Browning DUBAI, Aug 22 – The world’s largest indoor theme park is set to open in Dubai this month to lure back some of the tourists and residents who often flee abroad during the scorching desert summer. In a sandy suburb beyond Dubai‘s concrete jungle and pockets of artificially green spaces, IMG Worlds

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Video Shows Chaos in Cabin of Crashed Emirates Plane

DUBAI, Aug 4 – Amateur video taken inside a crashed Emirates Boeing 777 shows chaos as passengers try to grab their luggage from overhead compartments while one woman, apparently a flight attendant, shouts at them to evacuate the plane. “Jump! Jump! Jump! Leave your bags behind!” the woman shouts, seconds after the burning plane came

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