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Prosecution wins appeal against lower court verdict sentencing convict to one year in jail


Defendant used screwdriver to force his way in to the empty restaurant to steal Dh9,500

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Defendants pinned down their roommate to his bed, gagged him and raped him one at a time


Defendants drilled hole, sneaked through sewage tunnels, used makeshift ladder to escape

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Court acquits man of trespassing into villa and groping woman over uncorroborated evidence

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Suspect stole Dh200,000 worth of valuables from sponsor, who was with her mother on a medical trip

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Suspect repeatedly battered victim’s head with a pan, stabbed him and left his face disfigured

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81-year-old came to courtroom in wheelchair to testify that his home nurse didn’t rob him

Off the cuff


Not outer space, that’s for sure

OPN_170327 Laptop ban is Irrational

Trump order will soon have everyone treating their gadgets as contraband that must be got rid of in the loo

Model’s death-defying stunt in Dubai goes viral

While daredevilry must be discouraged everywhere, visitors and tourists to the UAE bear a special responsibility to abide by local laws and practices

wkr_131220_science_p17 dentist fear

When it comes to treatment, word of mouth carries far more weight than glossy, embossed brochures