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'Smart' innovations for cities to be showcased

Smart technologies and innovations for real estate and other industries connected to smart cities for citizens will be showcased at an event in Dubai this year.    The bi-annual ‘Smart living in a SMAR

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All EU citizens exempt from pre-entry UAE visas

The citizens of 13 European Union member states, who hold ordinary passports, will be exempt from the need to acquire pre-entry visas to the UAE, said a report. The exemption will be in effect from March 22, the UAE’s Minist

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Bahrain plans for centres to boost citizens' skills

Bahrain is planning to establish two new bodies to boost the skills and capabilities of its citizens entering the labour market, it was announced yesterday. The Cabinet, chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa

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Bahrain pledges to fast-track homes

Bahrain's government has pledged to fast-track construction of thousands of homes to help end citizens' waiting-list ordeal. This came as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the w

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US citizen found dead in Egyptian prison

A US citizen was found dead in an Egyptian prison on Sunday in an apparent suicide six weeks after he was arrested for breaking a curfew, security sources said. James Henry Lunn had been held at Ismailia, northeast of Cairo, since

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Global Citizen Forum to be held in Dubai

A meeting to discuss the opportunities and responsibilities of being a global citizen is set to be held in Dubai next month. The Global Citizen Forum, which is a platform for exchange between all relevant global citizen stakeholde

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Iranians may have abducted Briton in Dubai

Britain is taking seriously allegations that a British-Iranian citizen who went missing in Dubai in June may have been kidnapped by "elements in Iran", a government source in London said on Saturday. Abbas Yazdi was repo

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Bahrain declines extradition plea for Dane

Bahrain yesterday (April 8) turned down the request to transfer to Denmark a jailed activist who has been on a hunger strike for two months and also holds Danish nationality. "The handover of accused and convicted persons to foreign countr

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Bahrain vows to beef up security

Security authorities have set up a comprehensive plan to further maintain law and order in Bahrain to tackle illegal protests and road blockades that harm citizens and residents, it was announced last night. The security clamp was pledged

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Citizen launches ‘world’s most accurate watch’

Citizen has launched its Eco-Drive global radio-controlled watch, which can receive standard time radio-waves from multiple stations around the world, making it the most accurate wrist watch in the world. The model, Citizen's first analogu

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