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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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Exports appetite binds ties abroad

March 24, 2014

Steve Jones, the trade commission of Dubai for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, talks about the UAE and New Zealand's agricultural links and technological developments.

Farm technology a growth industry in the Emirates

March 24, 2014

The UAE relies on food imports to a large extent but as populations increase worldwide, it is among those developing systems to improve water and energy efficiency and boost crop yields at home and abroad.

New inspection plan will standardise halal products in UAE

March 11, 2014

A new halal inspection scheme would boost consumer confidence about products being halal, a Government publication has said.

Synthetic burger scientist to speak at Abu Dhabi forum

January 16, 2014

Mark Post, professor of vascular physiology at Holland’s Maastricht University, predicts synthetic meat will soon become common in our diets.

Ajman food safety offences down by 63% from a year ago

January 8, 2014

Health officials found 566 breaches of health rules related to food conservation and safety, down from 1,527 in 2012.

Global centre for Halal food accreditation to open in Dubai

January 5, 2014

The new international Halal accreditation centre will test food and other products for chemical or artificial additives that fail to comply with Islamic law.

30 per cent of food outlets in Dubai violate rules during Ramadan

July 30, 2013

Numerous cafes and restaurants found to be cooking and selling food outside their premises.

Selection process for beneficiaries of food programme 'must be transparent'

July 15, 2013

India's newly promulgated food security legislation could lead to disenchantment and anger if the procedure for selecting the beneficiaries is not transparent, a member of the government's National Advisory Council (NAC) has warned.

Research centre to help Abu Dhabi farmers boost crops

July 14, 2013

The Baniyas Centre for Agricultural Research will offer training on latest techniques and soil-less irrigation.

Market stalls across the UAE fined for high prices

July 11, 2013

Inspectors insist they be cut for Ramadan but traders say rises are necessary to cover higher importing charges and make a living.

UAE Ramadan discount food scheme picks up

July 9, 2013

The municipality provides subsidised food to Emiratis in Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi-based Emirati families who live in other Emirates throughout the year.

India mulls calling special parliament session on food bill

June 13, 2013

India's government is considering calling a special session of parliament to pass a populist but hugely expensive bill to provide subsidised food to millions of people.

Dubai residents told: Dont waste food Think. Eat. Save.

June 6, 2013

Dubai Municipality has launched the "Think. East. Save." campaign in a bid to encourage eco-friendly eaters.

More than 20,000 children die of hunger daily as tonnes of food are dumped

June 5, 2013

Science companies are commemorating World Environment Day by addressing the challenges with innovative science-based products to minimise food wastage.