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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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Sony launches Xperia Z2 as it hopes to climb smartphone leaderboard

March 13, 2014

The struggling Japanese technology manufacturer recently sold off its Vaio laptop business to focus more on the mobile market. It is now launching a new flagship phone every six months to keep up with new technologies.

Apple iPhone 5 beats Samsung S3 as UAE’s most popular smartphone

March 9, 2014

Data from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority shows that 51 per cent of handsets registered in the last three months of the year were smartphones, up from 46 per cent in the third quarter.

In pictures: Top 10 most popular mobile handsets in the UAE

March 9, 2014

Here are the top 10 mobile handets in the UAE by specific model for the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the Telecommunications Regulation Authority.

61,000 mobile phone customers ask to switch between Etisalat and du, says TRA

February 20, 2014

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said, of the 61,000 requests, 23,000 people have already completed the cell phone number switch.

UAE telecoms regulator requests Twitter verification for government accounts

January 28, 2014

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority says the move is to ensure the public gets access to authentic and reliable information and news.

BlackBerry blow: Etisalat and du pull plug on new BBM services in UAE

December 10, 2013

UAE telecoms operators have abruptly pulled the plug on BlackBerry’s newly launched BBM Channels social media service, only two weeks after its launch.

Mobile radiation levels in UAE to be assessed

December 8, 2013

Radiation levels at a chosen sample of 50 base stations belonging to both of the UAE’s licensed telecommunications operators will be checked.

Regulator raps Etisalat for blocking du’s number to help UAE customers switch

November 25, 2013

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority issued the violation decision as the company had failed to comply with instructions to lift the block.

UAE mobile phone users can now start provider switch and retain existing number

November 20, 2013

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority last month issued a directive for both telecoms operators to enable mobile portability by the end of the year.

UAE telecoms regulator paves way for price battle between Etisalat and du

October 22, 2013

The telecoms regulator has enabled a significant increase in competition in mobile services in the UAE by waiving its approval for operators to set prepaid packages and tariffs.

UAE mobile users can soon switch providers without changing numbers

October 21, 2013

UAE mobile users will finally be able to switch providers without needing to change phone numbers.

Electronic services show the way ahead for start-ups

September 10, 2013

The Telecoms Regulatory Authority plans to bolster its regulatory framework to further encourage the growth of e-Government and e-Commerce services in the UAE.

Gulf telcos race to get slice of mobile money market

September 8, 2013

Phone companies in the region are keen to offer services that enable subscribers to make payments using their devices any time, anywhere.

Du and Etisalat get 3m requests to block ads

July 25, 2013

About 20 million unwanted texts from international companies and promotional firms have also been blocked.