Region in focus - April 18, 2014
The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.
In pictures: Penthouse flat is height of Dubai luxury living
A five-bedroom penthouse in Ocean Heights in Dubai Marina is on sale for Dh25 million and comes with a private pool and an unparalleled view of Dubai.
Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban
A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll
New Southampton owner leading club’s resurgence from the shadows
Katharina Liebherr keeping with family tradition and letting others dominate the spotlight
In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show
With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.
Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace
Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.
April 16, 2014
Thirty-two companies have been referred to the public prosecutor by the Ministry of Labour for breaches relating to the sponsorship of workers.
March 27, 2014
New figures show young people not studying or employed in a full-time job increased from 6.4 per cent in 2011 to 8 per cent in 2012 but experts say .
March 8, 2014
Halfway through their term, FNC members expected to have achieved more by now but admitted schedule irregularity has led to a backlog in their work..
March 6, 2014
Medical reports revealed that the maid died because of an internal hemorrhage in her brain caused by several fractures of her skull.
March 5, 2014
The victim told prosecutors that her employer repeatedly molested her in the six months she had been working for the family.
March 1, 2014
The contract aims to provide guarantees for both parties to a contract and to set obligations for domestic help recruitment agencies.
February 20, 2014
Legal channels are available for those who want to work in the country, and those who violate the law can be fined or deported.
February 11, 2014
The UAE topped the list in terms of levels of satisfaction and only Singapore and Norway came in higher.
February 1, 2014
An agreement that safeguards the rights of both Filipino workers and their employers in the UAE will be signed soon, a top Filipino labour official said. It will cover all workers, except domestic workers.
January 27, 2014
Overcrowded labour camps without adequate sanitation, sewerage and ventilation systems 'create ideal incubators for communicable diseases to spread', warns a speaker at the Arab Health Congress in Dubai.
January 27, 2014
Shamma Al Zaabi began to consider what labourers go through each day after her car's air conditioner failed one hot summer day.
January 22, 2014
Filipino recruiters resort to "reprocessing", passing off housemaids as some other type of worker to evade stringent requirements.
January 14, 2014
Some nurses in the Northern Emirates are among the workers who do not have full medical insurance and suffer hardships as they struggle to look after themselves and their families.
January 8, 2014
Regionally, the UAE had fewer national holidays last year compared with many Middle Eastern countries, with the public sector getting 15 days while Lebanon had 18 days, Egypt 19 days and Saudi Arabia 23.