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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 Brabus Mercedes 6x6 Sports Utility Vehicle is readied for display during Auto China 2014 in Beijing, on April 20. Adrian Bradshaw / EPA

In pictures: Auto China 2014 exhibition

Leading automakers have gathered in Beijing for the kickoff of China’s biggest car show, but lacklustre growth and environmental restrictions in the world’s largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix. More than 1,100 vehicles are being showcased.

 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.

 Ashish Nehra of Chennai Super Kings bowls to Kings XI Punjab at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Hard-hitting Chennai not deterred by opening loss in IPL

But some questions remain about the team's attack ahead of Monday's match against Delhi Daredevils in Abu Dhabi, writes Osman Samiuddin.

 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.

 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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Saeed spurs Sharjah to victory and third place in Arabian Gulf League

April 12, 2014

Tagliabue scores four as Al Wahda keep eyes set on Asian qualification

Grafite helps Cosmin Olaroiu’s Al Ahli send across a message at Al Ain

March 23, 2014

A first-half double by the Brazilian helped cushion a late fight back from the hosts, in the shadow of an excruciating court case over coach Olaroiu, who had to miss a hearing to focus on the game. Also Baniyas beat Emirates 2-1.

League Cup semi-final berth slips from Baniyas’ grasp

March 3, 2014

Loss at Dubai and Al Jazira's defeat of Al Wahda send Baniyas out of top two

Revolving door on coach’s office has Baniyas unstable

February 26, 2014

The coaching carousel is common in the Gulf region but the timing of some of Baniyas’s recent moves are nothing short of mind-boggling and often acted upon either to the mandate of the players or to please the fans.

Baniyas left empty handed against Al Qadsia

February 8, 2014

Adnan Hamad’s first game in charge of Baniyas ended in a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Al Qadsia of Kuwait as his new side crashed out of the Asian Champion League.

Baniyas players stand with Adnan Hamad ahead of Al Qadsia

February 7, 2014

Yousuf Jaber, the Baniyas captain, says the players fully support the new coach Adnan Hamad to give him the best possible start in his first game in charge.

In Pictures: Top 10 Arabian Gulf League winter transfers

February 5, 2014

Ahmed Rizvi breaks down the 10 biggest impact winter transfers by Arabian Gulf league clubs.

Arabian Gulf League: January transfer window ins and outs

February 4, 2014

Ahmed Rizvi provides the full list of Arabian Gulf League moves at the close of the winter transfer season.

No time for Baniyas to dwell on negatives with Asian Champions League next

February 3, 2014

Al Nasr end their three-match winning drought with win over Baniyas to leap five places in the league table.

Al Wahda now within striking distance after beating Baniyas

January 28, 2014

Damian Diaz scored a goal and set up another while Ismail Matar was the provider of two goals as Al Wahda topped Baniyas 3-2 and leapfrogged two teams in the table, reports Paul Oberjuerge.

Short-handed Dubai cannot hold off Baniyas forever

January 23, 2014

Baniyas produced a period of brilliance to score four times in 15 minutes to emerge resounding winners over short-handed Dubai, consolidating their mid-table position in the Arabian Gulf League.

Baniyas defender Thamer Mohammed hit with three-month ban by UAE Anti-Doping Committee

January 23, 2014

The UAE Anti-Doping Committee reduced a two-year suspension for Mohammed, 29, after he was able to prove he had sibutramine, an anti-obesity drug banned by many governing bodies in world sport, in his system inadvertently.

UAE football round-up: Baniyas signs Argentine on loan

January 15, 2014

In other news, the UAE go through to the knock-out stage of the U22 AFC Cup, reports Amith Passela.

One point as good as three for Shabab in draw at Al Ain

January 9, 2014

Shabab regain second place while Sharjah, Baniyas also earn victories