Sex blackmail of business partner led to murder

Sex blackmail of business partner led to murder

A businessman was beaten to death because he tried to make a move on his business partner in an attempted sex bribe, a court heard. Abu Dhabi Criminal Court was told that an Egyptian man set up a bakery business in which a Palestinian man invested Dhs250,000. But, according to a witness, when the business ran into financial difficulties, the Palest...

Picture of kind cabbie says a thousand thank yous

Picture of kind cabbie says a thousand thank yous

On Sunday my car broke down on the main road in the midday blistering heat. As a young woman stuck in the middle of the road, a taxi man stopped and without any questions started to push my car off th... »

Time to be ‘civilised’ on roads before it’s too late

Time to be ‘civilised’ on roads before it’s too late

We continually criticise the driving in Dubai and rightly so, but the most significant comment from yesterday’s letters page was when someone pointed out that Dubai was becoming like Jakarta. This is ... »

Paper mountain continues despite ID card initiative

Paper mountain continues despite ID card initiative

What good is the Emirates ID? It was presented as a one-stop solution for everything. Instead, every year the stack of paper required to do anything just seems to grow. A copy of the Emirates ID is ad... »

Shoppers hear call of the smartphone at technology show GITEX

Shoppers hear call of the smartphone at technology show GITEX

GITEX Shopper Spring has been hailed as the “year of the smartphone”. The technology extravaganza was inaugurated on Wednesday by HH Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and runs until Saturday at Dubai World Trade Centre. Ashish Panjabi, COO of Jacky’s Electronics, said: “We see this year’s GITEX Shopper Spring as being the year of the smart...

Musician Ryan Lewis reveals his mother is HIV-positive

Musician Ryan Lewis reveals his mother is HIV-positive

Rap star Jay Z caught up in blackmail ‘plot’

Rap star Jay Z caught up in blackmail ‘plot’

John Travolta to appear at Indian film awards in Florida

John Travolta to appear at Indian film awards in Florida

Are you avoiding a meeting with future in-laws? You’re not alone…

Are you avoiding a meeting with future in-laws? You’re not alone…

Meeting your potential in-laws has to be up there as one of the most nerve-wracking experiences in life. For many it goes smoothly. But some of us would rather go through root canal surgery. It’s such... »

UK rapper Wiley hits UAE for Abu Dhabi date

UK rapper Wiley hits UAE for Abu Dhabi date

Known as the ‘Godfather of Grime’, rap star Wiley is one of the leading lights in the UK music scene. The ‘Wearing My Rolex’ star is supporting Grammy-winning American hip-hop stars Macklemore and Rya... »

Justin Timberlake – Just keeping it cool

Justin Timberlake – Just keeping it cool

  One-hit wonders may come and go, but it takes a great deal more style, panache and talent to stay the course in the world of music and movies. It’s tough playing cultural chameleon, adapting to... »

Jose Mourinho may concede title by playing weakened side in Liverpool clash

Jose Mourinho may concede title by playing weakened side in Liverpool clash

Jose Mourinho is considering waving the white flag on Chelsea’s Premier League charge by sending a second-string team to Liverpool on Sunday. The match at Anfield is seen as a potential title decider but following the Blues’ goalless draw against Atletico Madrid in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, and given they are fi...