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Banker steals Dh600 million in UAE, caught on plane

Banker steals Dh600 million in UAE, caught on plane

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The man and his accomplices were also ordered to refund Dh9.9 million to the bank. A bank employee, who had stolen Dh600 million from his workplace after being fired, was caught on plane just as he was about to flee the country. A day before this, the man had been prevented from travelling out by the airport security authorities due to a Dh15,000 bounced cheque case pending against him. He settled the cheque case and tried to fly out again the next day. But the alert officers arrested him after they found out that he had transferred a huge amount of cash from the bank where he worked. The Abu Dhabi Court of First Instance sentenced the man to 15 years in jail after he was found guilty. The jail sentence was, however, reduced to seven years on appeal. The man and his accomplice...
Man stabs roommate in UAE in murder bid, gets 10 years in jail

Man stabs roommate in UAE in murder bid, gets 10 years in jail

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The court ordered the man to pay Dh100,000 to the victim in compensation. A construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for stabbing his roommate several times in an attempt to kill him. He will be deported after serving his prison term. The Abu Dhabi Cassation Court upheld earlier rulings by lower courts that handed the jail sentence to the Asian man after he was found guilty of attempted murder. The judge also ordered the man to pay Dh100,000 to the victim in compensation for physical and psychological damages. Official court documents stated that the Asian attacked his colleague at their accommodation located on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi city last year. The two had an argument which resulted in a fight. The worker then got a knife from the kitchen and stabbe...
Worker jailed in UAE for bid to kill roommate

Worker jailed in UAE for bid to kill roommate

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The judge also ordered the man to pay Dh100,000 to the victim. A construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for stabbing his roommate several times in an attempt to kill him. He will be deported after serving his prison term. The Abu Dhabi Cassation Court upheld earlier rulings by lower courts that handed the jail sentence to the Asian man after he was found guilty of attempted murder. The judge also ordered the man to pay Dh100,000 to the victim in compensation for physical and psychological damages. Official court documents stated that the Asian attacked his colleague at their accommodation located on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi city last year. The two had an argument which resulted in a fight. The worker then got a knife from the kitchen and stabbed the victi...
Long-term UAE visa: All you need to know

Long-term UAE visa: All you need to know

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Executives with a monthly salary of Dh30,000 and above are also eligible for the long-term visa. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai, on Tuesday shared details about the recently announced 10-year Gold Card residency scheme. Here are the key takeaways: 400 expats, including business leaders, have received the Gold Card since the permanent residency was introduced last month.At the end of 10 years, the Gold Card has to be renewed. The applicant has to undergo medical tests and have a valid medical insurance.The visa is valid as long as all terms and conditions are met. If the recipient's business falters in the future, the Gold Card visa will be reviewed on a "case-to-case" basis.Gold Card visa holders can freely come in and out of the country at th...
Emirati mother’s heroic act saves three children from fire

Emirati mother’s heroic act saves three children from fire

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The burning AC exploded just seconds after the children and their mother were out of the room. An Emirati mum saved her three kids from what could have been a tragic night: Fire erupted in their home due to a short circuit in their air-conditioner (AC), and she managed to get everyone out - a few seconds before the AC exploded. As soon as the fire broke out in their home in Ras Al Khaimah's Khuzam area on Monday night, thick, black smoke filled the children's room with the faulty AC. With no way out through the door, the mother smashed the window and helped them out, one by one, before stepping out to save herself, civil defence sources said. "The room was filled with heavy smoke. She could have died from suffocation, but rescuing her kids mattered more than her own safety," they s...
Dubai royal passes away

Dubai royal passes away

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The funeral prayer for the royal will be held at the Zabeel Mosque in Dubai. A Dubai royal has passed away, Wam reported late on Monday night. The Dubai Ruler Court mourned the death of Sheikh Mansour bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani, the son of Sheikha Mariam bint Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The funeral prayer for the royal will be held at the Zabeel Mosque in Dubai on Tuesday, June 18, after the Asr prayer and the funeral is to be held at the UMM Hurarir cemetery in Bur Dubai. Source
Woman in UAE shocked to find her, daughter’s pictures in maid’s phone

Woman in UAE shocked to find her, daughter’s pictures in maid’s phone

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The sponsor checked her maid's phone gallery and found the pictures. An Asian domestic helper has landed in Fujairah criminal court for taking and sharing several pictures of her woman sponsor and her daughters without their permission. The snaps she took of the sponsor's family displayed some parts of their bodies. She shared the pictures with her boyfriend, who often used to visit the family. As per court records, the case unfolded when the plaintiff suspected her domestic helper's behaviour. She used to hold her mobile phone from time to time while cleaning the bedrooms and sitting room. The maid once forgot her phone behind. The sponsor was shocked when she looked into her maid's phone gallery. It was full of different images of her and her daughters in home attires in...
New UAE job process to protect Pakistani workers

New UAE job process to protect Pakistani workers

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Move to protect overseas Pakistani workers in UAE Pakistanis coming to the UAE for a job will now have to sign an Employment Job Offer with the employer before landing in the country. The step has been taken to safeguard the rights of Pakistani workers overseas who are often exploited by Pakistan-based fake recruitment agents. The UAE and Pakistan recently signed an MoU to ensure a legal and risk-free working environment for the Pakistani workforce upon arrival in the UAE. The Employment Job Offer will be signed by both parties prior to the worker's departure from Pakistan. The job offer will clearly state the rights and obligations of the worker and the employer. In addition, it will provide the basis for the employment contract to be registered in the UAE. As per Article 6...
Man demands Dh60 million compensation from UAE bank

Man demands Dh60 million compensation from UAE bank

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The bank had refused to encash a Dh10 million cheque he had issued. An Emirati businessman is demanding Dh60 million from a local bank for causing him financial losses when it refused to encash a Dh10 million cheque he issued as payment for a plot of land. Court records showed that the man bought the land in Abu Dhabi at Dh24 million and handed the cheque to the seller as part of the payment. However, when the seller presented the cheque to the bank, he was told that they couldn't encash it as the signature didn't match the one they had in their system. The businessman had to take the cheque back and go to the bank, where he got the same explanation. The seller then filed a criminal case against the buyer for giving him a bad cheque. However, the case was dismissed since a r...
In Abu Dhabi, machines help decide how long convicts must be jailed

In Abu Dhabi, machines help decide how long convicts must be jailed

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The computers also predict whether a defendant will commit a new crime. Machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) can do a lot of things; some are jaw-dropping. But in Abu Dhabi, AI goes beyond performing amusing tricks. It is being used to sentence criminals. The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) on Monday (June 17) said judges have started using AI systems to decide when - and for how long - criminals should be jailed. "We introduced the AI system in courts last year to assess risks and help judges in sentencing criminals," Khawla Salem Al Qubaisi, IT director at the ADJD, told Khaleej Times at a judicial department's workshop. "To create the AI system, our team uses computers to analyse data from different court cases. We use the historical data through machine-learn...