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Maid jailed for paid sex with men at sponsor’s villa Driver convicted of having paid sex for Dh200 with Indonesian domestic helper

DATE: 03-Mar-2016

Dubai: A domestic helper has been jailed for three months for having paid sex with men at her sponsor’s villa and other places in Dubai. A neighbour called up the Emirati sponsor of the 33-year-old Indonesian maid, Y.H., and told him that he had seen the maid with different men in a car in Nove...

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Qatar population hits 2.5m on worker influx

DATE: 03-Mar-2016

DOHA — Qatar’s population has reached 2.5 million people for the first time, officials said on Wednesday, swollen by the huge numbers of foreign workers employed in the tiny Gulf emirate. The population now stands at 2,545,000, an official from the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics...

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Housemaid arrested for killing her baby Baby killed and buried by his mother and friend in a public garden in Al Buhairah

DATE: 02-Mar-2016

Sharjah: Sharjah Police have arrested an Asian housemaid who killed her baby and buried his body in a garden in Al Buhairah area. Sharjah Police unravelled the mystery behind the body that was found by municipality workers while they were cleaning a public garden in Al Buhairah area last week. ...

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Bahrain affirms commitment to rights, freedoms Inclusive reforms launched after 2011 widen human rights, criminal justice and socio-economic developmen

DATE: 02-Mar-2016

Manama: Bahrain continues to attach the utmost importance to the advancement of individual rights and justice as part of its on-going programme of reform and development, the ministry of foreign affairs has said. "Sustained and substantial efforts to strengthen economic, security and democratic i...

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Domestic violence cases on the rise; Makkah tops the list

DATE: 02-Mar-2016

JEDDAH — Makkah region recorded the largest number of domestic violence cases (nearly 500) during the last Hijra year (1436). Psychologist Dr. Ali Al-Zayeri attributed the increase to growing tension, depression, unrest and lack of self-confidence among men. “The Makkah society is a mix of di...

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Ministry dismisses accusations by residents of shelter

DATE: 29-Feb-2016

MAKKAH — A top official of the Ministry of Social Affairs has dismissed allegations of mismanagement, abuse of power and bad living conditions at a women’s protection home in Makkah. Abdullah Al-Taoi, director general of the ministry’s Makkah province branch, said accusations by residents o...

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Pakistan arrests 20 Indian fishermen

DATE: 29-Feb-2016

KARACHI — Pakistan has arrested 20 Indian fisherman for violating the territorial waters of the country, its maritime security agency said on Sunday. The Indian fishermen were arrested and brought to the Southern city of Karachi early Sunday morning. Their boats were also seized. “We are prep...

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Dubai court rules in favour of 'sacked' employee

DATE: 27-Feb-2016

Dubai: The Dubai Court of Cassation upheld a verdict by Court of First Instance and Appeals Court and ordered a company to pay three months’ salary as compensation to a secretary who was fired arbitrarily. The court also rejected employer’s claim that she breached the terms of employment cont...

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Asian man arrested with 128 heroin pills hidden in his abdomen

DATE: 27-Feb-2016

Abu Dhabi: Customs officials arrested an Asian man at Ras Al-Khaimah Airport as he was trying to smuggle heroin worth AED500,000 in his abdomen. The man fell sick and was taken to a hospital where 128 capsules weighing 1.036 kilogrammes of heroin were detected in his stomach. The anti-narcotic...

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UAE issues 14 travel advisories

DATE: 27-Feb-2016

Abu Dhabi – The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued an advisory warning citizens against travelling to 14 countries to ensure their safety. The ministry urged Emirati nationals overseas to register in the Tawajudi (My Presence) which is a service provided to...

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