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 An tenant in the Al Barsha area of Dubai has been sent a non-renewable contract by the landlord. Randi Sokoloff / The National

Dubai landlord refuses to pay back Rera fees after losing rent case

Keren Bobker helps a tenant who wants to know how to reclaim his RERA case fees and who has also been sent a contract with a “one-year nonrenewable” note.

 A customer looks at a large mock-up of videogame console Game Boy.  Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP Photo

Nintendo’s Game Boy at 25: hand-held legacy lives on

Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with the portable device’s legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.

 Lewis Hamilton got off to an ideal start in the Mercedes at the Chinese Grand Prix. Cliva Mason / Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton completes dominant victory at Chinese Grand Prix

It is a Mercedes 1-2 as Nico Rosberg finishes in second place with Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso getting a podium place.

 A projectionist takes a break in the projection room at Ariana Cinema in Kabul, Afghanistan. Going to the movies, once banned under the Taliban, has become a popular form of entertainment in Kabul, but women and children rarely take part. All photos by Photo by Jonathan Saruk / Reportage by Getty Images

Afghan cinema: Forbidden Reel

The lights go down and the projector whirls into action as Sher Mohammed, 35, begins his routine, bouncing back and forth between two projectors, winding reels, and adjusting the carbon arc lamps inside the projectors.

 The mother removes the noose with the help of her husband from around the neck of Balal.

In pictures: Mother forgives her son’s killer as he awaited his execution

An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck.

 Business class seats inside the Emirates Airbus A380. Chip East / Reuters

In it for the long haul: flying 16 hours with Emirates to LA

Our executive travel reviewer tries out the business class offering on Emirates' longest A380 route - and finds time passing quickly.


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Mercedes-Benz parent drives up profits

February 6, 2014

Daimler, the parent of the luxury car company Mercedes-Benz, reported a 45 per cent profits increase in the fourth quarter.

Daimler likely to cut 2013 outlook on weak European demand

April 10, 2013

German premium carmaker Daimler is likely to cut its profit expectations for the year, after it said on Wednesday that its core European markets continue to weaken.

Audi aims to tackle BMW and Daimler overseas as 4x4s roar back

April 4, 2013

With the boom in shale oil the fear of the precious resource running out seems to have faded. And that is making itself felt in a resurgence in the popularity of the once-derided gas-guzzling 4x4.

UK watchdog fines Mercedes-Benz and three dealerships for price fixing

February 21, 2013

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz and three of its British commercial vehicle dealers have been fined 2.6 million by Britain's competition watchdog for price fixing.

German car maker Daimler says profit to hit speed bump this year

February 7, 2013

Daimler forecast unchanged 2013 profit as spending for new models and a revamp of the automaker's operations eat into earnings.

Luxury cars leave the rest trailing

January 3, 2013

Despite the economic problems around the world, demand for premium brands such as Lamborghini, Daimler and Ferrari is accelerating.

European car makers dented by euro crisis

December 18, 2012

Some of Europe's most venerable car brands are facing a struggle for survival as a collapse in demand is forcing plant closures and staff cuts.

Aabar cuts investment in Daimler shares

April 20, 2012

Aabar Investments reduced its holdings in the German car maker Daimler after the value of its investment soared, it emerged yesterday.

Top 5: Classic cars from British marque Daimler

March 30, 2012

As the oldest name in British motoring, Daimler (still owned by Jaguar Land Rover) has always been a cut above the rest, even when the cars were simply posher Jags.

Dart may be a mere footnote for Daimler, but it had style and speed

March 30, 2012

Rearview Mirror A flop in its era, the British marque's commercially unsuccessful Dart was nonetheless both beautiful and barmy.

Auto industry partnerships usually end badly, yet couplings continue

March 16, 2012

Mergers have been proven not to work in the auto industry, so why are companies continuing to do so?

End of the road as Maybach becomes museum piece

November 28, 2011

Daimler is shut down the super-luxury Maybach brand, popular in the UAE, ending almost a decade of losses.

Aabar stake in Daimler pays off as profit leaps

July 28, 2011

Aabar Investment's stake in Daimler looks to have paid off handsomely after the German car manufacturer reported a dramatic rise in second-quarter profits.