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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.

 Ashish Nehra of Chennai Super Kings bowls to Kings XI Punjab at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Hard-hitting Chennai not deterred by opening loss in IPL

But some questions remain about the team's attack ahead of Monday's match against Delhi Daredevils in Abu Dhabi, writes Osman Samiuddin.

 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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UAE orders extradition of woman to Kazakhstan

February 19, 2014

I Y K has denied the charges, claimed she had paid the money in question back and tried to stop her extradition.

Travel news: This month’s new hotels, from Singapore to Kazakhstan

November 14, 2013

Check out and check into some of the newest hotels in Dubai, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Bangalore and China.

Olympic torch lands on Earth safely after trip to International Space Station

November 11, 2013

Three astronauts returned to Earth after a 166-day mission, bringing the Olympic torch back from the International Space Station after a historic space walk.

Video: Russian space rocket explodes after launch

July 2, 2013

A Russian rocket set to transport three satellites into space explodes mid air soon after blasting off from Kazakhstan. Jessica Gray reports.

'Positions remain far apart' as Iranian nuclear talks end

April 7, 2013

The failure to announce a date for follow-up talks 'opens the door for those on both sides who want to pursue harder options'. Michael Theodoulou reports

Fog likely cause of Kazakhstan plane crash that killed all 20 on board

January 30, 2013

Visibility was limited, forcing the plane to make a second approach to Almaty airport, SCAT airline says.

Sheikh Khalifa orders aid for Kazakhs

January 9, 2013

Emergency relief aid will be delivered to areas affected by extreme cold in Kazakhstan by order of the President, Sheikh Khalifa, and the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

India explorer buys into $46bn Kazakh oilfield plan

November 28, 2012

The Oil & Natural Gas Corporation announced the $5bn purchase of ConocoPhillips's 8.4 per cent stake in Kazakhstan's Kashagan project.

UAE and Kazakhstan celebrate cooperation

November 20, 2012

The UAE and Kazakhstan yesterday celebrated 20 years of diplomatic relations with the completion of a Dh92 million maternity hospital in the central Asian country.

Astronauts touch down in Kazakhstan

November 19, 2012

Three astronauts touched down in the dark, chilly expanses of central Kazakhstan onboard a Soyuz capsule Monday after a 125-day stay at the International Space Station.

Kazakhstan bank offers Visa credit card made of gold

November 6, 2012

A bank in Kazakhstan is offering its top 100 customers a gold Visa card with a difference - it really is made of solid gold.

Kazakhstan acquires taste for luxury

October 30, 2012

The face of retail in the post-Soviet state is changing. A new $450m mall spanning six floors has opened in Almaty complete with all of the glitz and glamour usually associated with the UAE.

There is plenty to see in Almaty

October 28, 2012

The Life: With oil reserves only second to Russia in the Commonwealth of Independent States, Kazakhstan is an increasingly key business destination.

Kazakhstan is a nation booming on the back of optimism

September 15, 2012

A largely unknown quantity, Kazakhstan is the focus of the latest book by former British politician Jonathan Aitken, who reveals a nation buoyed by a western outlook after years of control from Moscow.