More than 600 people in UAE seeking asylum

A total 612 people in the UAE are applying for political asylum with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Most or 90 percent of the asylum seekers are Syrians and Iraqis, according to the UNHCR. Others seeking refugee status are Afghans,...

Abu Dhabi Police busts car scam ring

The Abu Dhabi Police has busted a car scam syndicate with the arrest of the criminal gang’s 54 members, who allegedly defrauded investors of up to Dh1.3 billion. Abu Dhabi Attorney General Ali Mohammed Abdulla Al Baloushi said Tuesday the 54 suspects have been...

Dubai police arrest residence visa forgers

Three Asians were arrested in Dubai for making a fake UAE residence visa. Officers of Dubai Police made the arrest after the discovery of the fake visa among documents submitted for obtaining a visa to Europe. The French consulate reported to the Department of...

POLO-Dubai open on June 23

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Dubai will be open for service on Friday, June 23. POLO-Dubai said it will be open from 9:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday in view of the Eid Al Fitr holidays. POLO-Dubai said it will provide the following services during the...

240 Sharjah families take refuge in hotels

A resident of a flat in Sharjah damaged by fire last week says the owner of the building that lacks water and power should pay their hotel accommodation. Alok Sarin, one of the residents of the 24-story Al Ittihad Tower in Al Qasimiya, says not all residents can...
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