UAE

Falling oil prices have started to appear in UAE

The signs of a slowing job market in the UAE because of falling oil prices have started to appear. A report from the recruiting company Morgan McKinley yesterday showed that professional hirings fell by 1 per cent in the second quarter to 8,109 compared with 8,213 in the first three months of the year. “The oil price went back up ...

UAE credit growth expected to be nearly flat in 2015

Credit growth in the United Arab Emirates is expected to be around 2 percent this year, the chief executive of Mashreq bank said on Wednesday, in a fresh sign the UAE credit cycle may have peaked because of low oil prices and cooling property markets. “Credit growth will be flattish,” Abdul Aziz al-Ghurair, who is also chairman of the UAE ...

UAE Space Agency welcomes Bahraini counterparts

Representatives from the Bahraini National Space Science Agency visited the UAE Space Agency’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. According to state news agency Wam, Dr Khalifa Al Rumaithi, the UAE Space Agency chairman, and Dr Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, director general, along with other senior officials welcomed the Bahrain delegation led by chairman Dr Mohammed Al Amer. The two sides discussed ...

UAE law makes hatred a crime

Spreading hate will now be deemed a crime and discrimination against any resident will invite fines ranging from Dh50,000 to Dh2 million. Offenders will also be sent to jail for six months to 10 years under a new decree issued by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The law, No 02 of 2015, applies to any ...

UAE issues law against hate crimes, discrimination

The United Arab Emirates has issued a new law against any form of discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin following a decree by The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The new law, No. 02 of 2015, criminalises any acts that stoke religious hatred and/or which insult religion through ...

Hate-crimes law upholds our values

Of all the many differences between the UAE and extremist groups like ISIL, the most fundamental is on the issue of tolerance. Sheikh Zayed, the founding father of the UAE, established the country on the principle of being accepting of other faiths and philosophies, unlike the divisive agenda of ISIL, where followers of anything other than their twisted misinterpretation of ...

Anti-discrimination law enacted across UAE

ABU DHABI // The law criminalising all forms of discrimination on the grounds of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin was enacted on Monday. The Anti-Discriminatory Law, issued following a decree by President Sheikh Khalifa, criminalises any acts that stoke religious hatred and/or which insult religion through any form of expression. This covers speech and the written ...

New law in UAE bans religious or racial discrimination

The United Arab Emirates has banned religious or racial discrimination citing a royal decree by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan. The aim of the new law is against Islamic military, particularly hard-line Muslims label followers of other schools of Islam unbelievers, also bans insults against other religions. “The new law No. 02 of 2015 criminalizes any acts that stoke religious hatred and/or which insult ...

Australian woman has been jailed in Abu Dhabi in UAE

Jodi Magi, 39, an Australian woman has been caught and imprisoned in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates as the court judged her guilty of “writing bad words on social media”. Ms Magi, who has lived in Abu Dhabi since 2012, took a photo of a car in her apartment area in February. The car was parked across two ...

13 UAE institutions ranked among top 100 Arab universities

Education is key for a brighter future for the youngsters, and it’s even more vital when it comes to getting education from those institutions which ensure brighter career prospects. The New 2015 QS University Rankings of top 100 institutions from 15 Arab countries has been released with the contribution of nearly 2,500 employers and 3,700 academics. The list includes 13 ...

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