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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

PODCAST: UAE in a minute for October 31, 2017

Making today's headlines: a court case, Hackathon and Al Ain FC

Al Hilal's defender Mohammed Jahfali (L) vies for the ball with Al Ain's midfielder Omar Abdulrahman (R) during their AFC Asian Champions League Group C football match at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain on August 21, 2017. Karim Sahib / AFP
Al Hilal's defender Mohammed Jahfali (L) vies for the ball with Al Ain's midfielder Omar Abdulrahman (R) during their AFC Asian Champions League Group C football match at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain on August 21, 2017. Karim Sahib / AFP

The defence hearing for a man suspected of sexually assaulted and strangling an 11-year-old boy on the rooftop of an Abu Dhabi apartment in May will be held today.

> story coming soon, but read more here: Family demands death sentence for man accused of sex attack and murder of son in Abu Dhabi

In Dubai, the region’s first two-day Hackathon focused on finding assistive technology solutions for people with disabilities begins today.

> story coming soon, but read more here: UAE hackathon will mean people with disabilities can have assistive technology catered to their needs

Al Ain are set to compete in next year’s Asian Champions League after they had their UAE club licensing granted on appeal.

> Al Ain win licensing appeal, set to compete in 2018 Asian Champions League