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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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The agreement, reached after seven hours of negotiation in Geneva, requires all sides to refrain from violence, intimidation or provocative actions.

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April 16, 2014

The conflict in Ukraine is a classic example of competing aspirations and identities – a description that could be applied to most separatist quarrels in Europe.

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April 16, 2014

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April 16, 2014

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April 14, 2014

Ukraine's acting president accused Russia of waging war in in the eastern region of the country, as fresh clashes left at least two dead and led the United Nations Security Council to announce emergency talks late on Sunday.

Video: Pro-Russian protesters seize arms, declare republic in East Ukraine

April 8, 2014

Pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine seized arms in one city and declared a separatist republic in another. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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April 3, 2014

Ukraine holds military drills near Belarussian border for acting president, who pledges financial support for army.

Video: NATO suspends cooperation with Russia over Ukraine crisis

April 2, 2014

NATO suspends all practical cooperation with Russia in protest of Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Kerry and Lavrov discuss solutions to Ukraine crisis

March 30, 2014

Moscow insists on a federalised and non-aligned Ukraine as the US and Russia's top diplomats meet in Paris to resolve standoff over former Soviet republic.

Video: A multi-billion dollar lifeline for Ukraine

March 28, 2014

The West offers Ukraine a multi-billion dollar lifeline in a show of support after Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Tymoshenko: I will be the candidate of Ukrainian unity in elections

March 27, 2014

Her announcement came as the International Monetary Fund pledged up to US$18 billion in loans to prop up Ukraine’s teetering economy

Obama says Russia stands ‘alone’ on Ukraine crisis

March 26, 2014

Viewed as the most important trip to Europe by a US president in years because of the crisis over Crimea, it was Mr Obama’s first-ever summit talks in Brussels with the EU’s top officials.

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March 24, 2014

Russian troops on Monday seized control of a new Ukrainian military base in Crimea, throwing stun grenades and tying up the hands of Ukrainian marines.

Obama expects tough meetings in Europe and Saudi Arabia

March 23, 2014

The US president's six-day trip to Europe and the Arabian Gulf will not be easy. He can expect tough discussions on a range of issues from Ukraine to the rift within the GCC.