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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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My Kind of Place: Vienna, Austria

February 6, 2014

My kind of place: Austria’s capital city is home to world-class museums, shops, coffee houses and more, writes Miret Padovani.

European research on religious “fundamentalism” criticised

December 20, 2013

Experts describe tone of WZB’s European survey as alarmist, saying proper interpretation of the findings on the attitudes of Muslims in Europe depended on comparison with other surveys.

1900s satirist gets new audience due to US novelist

October 17, 2013

The critically acclaimed novelist Jonathan Franzen resurrects the sidelined Central European satirist Karl Kraus and introduces him to a new public several decades after his death, writes Malcolm Forbes

Wallabies on the loose in Austria – yes, Austria

April 22, 2013

Those Vienna souvenir shops selling T-shirts with the slogan 'No kangaroos in Austria' might have to start a recall campaign.

Austrian thieves steal farmer's entire berry crop

September 2, 2012

A group of thieves worked hard for their haul in Austria, picking a plantation's entire €6,000 (Dh27,700) crop of elderberries without the owner noticing.

Under renewed IAEA pressure, Iran seeks to blunt UN nuke agency's powers

September 1, 2012

Iran blames allegations that it is experimenting with components for a nuclear weapons programme are based on fabricated intelligence from the US, its Western allies and Israel.

A portrait of the unfair trial against photographer Philippe Halsman

August 11, 2012

The Jump Artist details the renowned Jewish portrait photographer's trial for patricide as a young man in pre-war, anti-Semitic Austria.

Australia's resort town Broome is peaceful and historic

July 13, 2012

My Kind of Place: A wealth of history and a thrilling landscape on offer, but take care to avoid the wet season.

Bahraini private equity firm raises exposure in Europe with €140m deal

July 2, 2012

Bahrain's Investcorp pays €140m to acquire paysafecard.com, an Austrian online payment company.

The sound of music from a Porsche Cayenne GTS on an Alpine trek

June 29, 2012

Amid Austria's mountains, Steven McCombe finds that the stand-out feature of the second-generation Cayenne GTS is the acoustics of its impressive engine.

Etihad increases its stake in Virgin Australia

June 6, 2012

Etihad Airways has increased its equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings to nearly 5 per cent, following news that the carrier plans to seek a larger Asian footprint.

Chinese housing development copies Austrian Unesco heritage village

June 3, 2012

The original is a centuries-old village of 800 people that survives on tourism. The copycat is a housing estate that thrives on China's new rich.

Lieberman is 'unbearable', says Austrian minister

May 20, 2012

Austrian defence minister has called Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, "unbearable" because of his insistence on hawkish policies regarding the Middle East peace process and Iran.

News in brief: book a summer getaway at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

May 4, 2012

Hilton goes to Qatar; New Jumeirah hotel on Mallorca, Spain; Cycling tour in Italy and Austria; The first Melia hotel opens in Dubai