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

Humidity is on its way – here’s how to give frizzy hair the brush-off

Humidity is on its way – here’s how to give frizzy hair the brush-off

We’ve all been there. Walked fresh out of the salon proudly swishing our blow-dry or left the house after some serious styling attention, only for the seasonal humidity to trigger hair chaos. Gone is ... »

Feeling under the weather? You can eat yourself well…

Feeling under the weather? You can eat yourself well…

You’re feeling bloated or have a touch of heartburn, so you immediately reach for the indigestion tablets. A headache means a couple more pills down the hatch while a patch of itchy skin sees you stra... »

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... »

‘Moyes sacking proves football isn’t about the game anymore, it’s all business…’

‘Moyes sacking proves football isn’t about the game anymore, it’s all business…’

The year is 2013 and somewhere in Glasgow sits a 71-year-old. He’s restless and fidgeting, unable to forget how he was treated 26 years before. Back then the Scot, who was known as somewhat of a fiery character and unable to suffer fools gladly, had been given his marching orders by the owners of Manchester United, a club he thought he could revolu...