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$130m fake mobiles seized in Dubai

More than 60,000 fake mobiles worth Dh48 million ($130.6 million) were seized from August 9 to 23 by Dubai Police’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID), said a report. The CID’s Anti-Economic Crime Department reco

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Illegal tobacco stash seized in Bahrain

Thousands of dinars worth of tobacco has been seized and destroyed as part of a major crackdown on banned products in Bahrain.   Teams from the Health and Interior ministries raided a warehouse in Manama where th

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11 tonnes of drugs seized in UAE

More than 11 tonnes of different drugs were seized last year by UAE’s Ministry of Interior. Colonel Saeed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the Anti-Narcotics Federal Directorate General at the Ministry of Interior, revealed t

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2,500 vehicles seized for dangerous speeding

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police have seized more than 2,500 vehicles for driving at dangerous speeds on the internal and external roads of the emirate in the first eight months of this year. Dangerous s

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Israel seizes pro-Palestinian activist ship off Gaza

The Israeli navy seized an international pro-Palestinian activist ship in the Mediterranean sea on Saturday to prevent it breaching its blockade of the Gaza Strip, a military spokeswoman said. She said no one was hurt when

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Algeria seizes missiles smuggled from Libya

Algerian security forces have found a large cache of weapons, including shoulder-fired missiles, which they believe were smuggled in from neighbouring Libya, according to a security source. The weapons cache was discovered in the desert ab

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MPs' call to seize Iranian property

Bahrain's MPs want property belonging to the Iranian Embassy in Manama to be converted into government office space. They voted in favour of seizing the property yesterday, although it was unclear whether that meant a severing of ties

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US moves to seize NY skyscraper from Iran firms

US prosecutors have filed a civil lawsuit to seize control of a New York City skyscraper they say is owned by companies illegally funneling money to the Iranian government. The suit filed on Thursday sought to revoke the Alavi Foundation a

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Nato frees hostages from pirates, new ship seized

Dutch commandos freed 20 Yemeni hostages on Saturday and briefly detained seven pirates who had forced the Yemenis to sail a "mother ship" attacking vessels in the Gulf of Aden, Nato officials said. In a separate incident, gunmen from Soma

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Copies of independent Egyptian paper seized

The Sunday edition of the independent Egyptian newspaper al-Dustour, which contained a story about the murder of Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim in Dubai, disappeared from the market on Saturday, officials said. ’After it was print

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