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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.

 JP Duminy played a cameo knock of 52 not out from 35 balls to tip the game in Delhi Daredevils' favour. Pawan Singh / The National

Kolkata Knight Riders lose way as Duminy sizzles for Delhi Daredevils

JP Duminy keeps his head as cameo at the death helps swing it in Delhi's favour in Dubai after captain Karthik plays the anchor role.

 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.

Tyrese reunited with Fazza

Tyrese today posted on his social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) his pleasure at being reunited with the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.


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Ajman homes left without electricity after six-year wait

February 8, 2014

Homeowners in Ajman are relying on expensive diesel generators as they wait for Fewa to link their properties to the power grid.

Residents in Ajman and Umm Al Quwain face higher utility bills

January 14, 2014

Residents were informed of the increased charges, to come into effect from this month, for water and electricity in leaflets delivered with last month’s bills from Fewa.

Energy authority to help people cut above average electricity and water consumption

December 12, 2013

The Federal Electricity and Water Authority wants to educate and change attitudes in a country that has, per capita, one of the highest consumption rates in the world.


UAE has the energy to face the future

June 30, 2013

Progress UAE: Ambitious projects and an aggressive shift towards solar power and renewable energy are core principles of the UAE's future sustainability policy.

Dh15 billion investment projects for Northern Emirates

June 24, 2013

Federal investment aimed at addressing increasing demand in Northern Emirates will include water and power infrastructure boost.

UAE's water and electricity needs will be met, FNC told

May 22, 2013

The Minister of Energy said the Federal Electricity and Water Authority, which he also heads, has a clear strategy to cover the needs of all the emirates it serves.

Burst pipe leaves UAQ homes with no water

January 31, 2013

Repair crews stopped the leak but water still needs to be delivered by truck to homes.

No official FNC vote on sacking UAE utilities executive

December 11, 2012

The FNC has yet to reach a decision about whether the director general of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority should be fired.

Water and power pledge for hundreds of victims of Dubai rent scam

September 27, 2012

Victims of the Shamyana subletting scam have been promised by Dewa that their utilities will not be cut off. Meanwhile the global hunt for their bogus landlord continues.

Abu Dhabi seeks power partners for Mirfa plant

June 29, 2012

Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority is calling for companies to express interest in building and operating the latest addition to its fleet of power plants.

No running water for almost a month

June 25, 2012

Residents have to buy water from tankers which deliver to their homes every few days. But this is proving to be too expensive for many.

Dh755m for water pipe upgrades

May 29, 2012

Two new Government projects will help Umm Al Quwain overcome the long-standing water shortages that have generated complaints from residents.

Power cuts make residents recall dark past

May 24, 2012

Recent power cuts have made Sharjah residents fear a return to 2009 and 2010, and long periods without their air conditioning.

Water fines needed 'to cut consumption'

April 19, 2012

The UAE is a huge water consumer, needing 26 times as much as it has available, the Food and Agriculture Organisation says.