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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 bake... »

Family gets blame for OAP attack, minister says worker ‘should have been monitored’

Family gets blame for OAP attack, minister says worker ‘should have been monitored’

The UAE Minister of Social Affairs has criticised the family of an 80-year-old man beaten by his domestic worker, accusing them of negligence. Mariam Al Roumi condemned the attacks on the elderly man ... »

Three brothers on death row for murder claim real killers are still at large

Three brothers on death row for murder claim real killers are still at large

Three brothers who were sentenced to death for killing two men in a family feud claim they were wrongly convicted and that the killers are still at large. Abu Dhabi Criminal Court last year ordered th... »

Emiratis voice concerns over visiting London after two brutal attacks in UK capital

Emiratis voice concerns over visiting London after two brutal attacks in UK capital

Some Emiratis say they are scared to visit London following the terrifying attacks on nationals – with Twitter hashtags trending yesterday suggesting a boycott of the British capital. An Arabic ... »

Suspected Pink Panther gang member arrested after Dhs1.4m Dubai robbery

Suspected Pink Panther gang member arrested after Dhs1.4m Dubai robbery

A suspected member of the infamous Pink Panthers crime gang has been arrested by Dubai Police. Yuri Harris, 53 (left), is one of two British men detained over a Dhs1.4 million robbery outside a bank i... »

Hundreds caught recklessly doing 200kph-plus on Abu Dhabi roads

Hundreds caught recklessly doing 200kph-plus on Abu Dhabi roads

Nearly 1,500 drivers have been caught driving at speeds of 200kph or more on Abu Dhabi roads in the first three months of the year. Figures issued by Abu Dhabi Traffic and Patrols Directorate show tha... »

Base jumping world champions Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet have broken the world record for the highest base jump from a building after plunging 828 metres from the Burj Khalifa

Base jumpers break world record with leap from Burj Khalifa pinnacle

Two French daredevils jumped off the pinnacle of the Burj Khalifa, tumbling 828 metres to break the record for the world’s highest BASE jump from a building. Fred Furgen, 34, and Vince Reffet, 30, did... »

Qatar slammed for mistreating maids

A human rights group has criticised Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labour practices as it gears up ... »

FNC reviews anti-doping law in horseracing industry

FNC reviews anti-doping law in horseracing industry

A Federal National Council (FNC) committee has approved a draft law which aims to implement a ban on the use of illegal substances in horseracing and the UAE’s equestrian industry. The approval ... »

UAE family tell of gun attack by gang in London home

UAE family tell of gun attack by gang in London home

A man has relived the moment he and his wife were attacked at gunpoint by a gang of masked men in their London property. Ali Al Tamimi said he was going through some papers with a friend in the early ... »

Couple fighting deportation from Dubai after affair, botched abortion discovered

Couple fighting deportation from Dubai after affair, botched abortion discovered

A pair of lovers are facing deportation after their affair was uncovered when the woman went to hospital suffering from bleeding following an abortion. Dubai Court of Misde­meanours convicted the coup... »

Brutal murder discovered after neighbour found victim in ‘pool of blood’

Brutal murder discovered after neighbour found victim in ‘pool of blood’

A teen killed his countryman after stabbing him 10 times in Dubai over a blazing row about money, police said. The 19-year-old Iranian was arrested in Satwa after officers spotted him wearing a blood-... »

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