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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.

 Luis Suarez became the first Liverpool player to score 30 Premier League goals in a season since Ian Rush in 1987. Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

Sterling and Suarez inspire Liverpool to win over Norwich City

The win takes the Premier League table-toppers to 80 points from 35 games.

 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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Growing population will force UAE to face up to food security

February 23, 2014

The country's reliance on importing food will continue to surge due to increasing population, growing income and a change in consumption patterns officials at the World Food Security Summit said.

UAE boat captains stop work in protest against new ministry decrees

February 23, 2014

They say orders from the Ministry of Environment and Water are unrealistic and ignore the difficulties fishermen face.

Sweeping changes to environmental protection in the UAE

January 9, 2014

The draft law shifting authority for penalties to the Ministry of Environment and Water is being revised by the Ministry of Justice, amd must be approved by the Cabinet and Federal National Council before being passed by the President’s...

New fishing restrictions in UAE to protect dwindling fish stocks

January 2, 2014

The new rules ban fishermen from using lynches, known as manshala, to raise the cages to the surface.

UAE health chiefs warn over ‘dangerous’ dietary supplement

December 29, 2013

The Ministry of Health has requested that all quantities of Mass Destruction, a dietary supplement and muscle-building product, be pulled from the market because of its dangerous health effects.

Air quality masterplan to battle pollution in Abu Dhabi

October 7, 2013

Experts from the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) are reviewing the current guidelines on ambient air quality, which determines the overall concentration of pollutants in the air.

Green growth workshops to be held

March 9, 2013

The UAE is pushing forward with its plan to create a green development strategy.

Waste system for Northern Emirates effective soon

March 6, 2013

FNC question Minister of Environment over pollution and the problem of waste in the UAE.

Agriculture is the largest consumer of water in Abu Dhabi

January 22, 2013

Authorities in Abu Dhabi plan on reducing water consumption in agriculture after new data showed agriculture takes up 72 per cent of the emirate's water supply.

UAE Ministry of Health recalls six herbal weight loss products

January 9, 2013

The Ministry of Health asked the Ministry of Environment and Water, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and Dubai Municipality to recall six herbal weight loss products.

Incentives for dedicated Emirati fishermen

January 4, 2013

The Ministry of Environment and Water is giving incentives to local fishermen in a bid to keep them in their profession.

Biodegradable bags to become compulsory across the UAE

December 16, 2012

Bags will be compulsory for supermarkets, although some experts say they are not as environmentally friendly as first thought.

Middle East faces extreme climate change

December 6, 2012

Earth matters: Temperatures up to 6C higher are likely to be among the most serious impacts brought about by changes in the climate, a World Bank report notes in Doha.

Global warming report to address concerns of world policy-makers

October 28, 2012

Climate scientists hope to provide the world's governments with more useful detail about what they can do about global warming.