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10 families in UAE seek help with youth addiction

10 families in UAE seek help with youth addiction

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As many as 10 families have approached the Anti-Narcotics Department of RAK Police to help their children get rid of drug addiction and receive treatment without any legal action. These 10 cases were part of 22 addicts that the department did not refer to the public prosecution, and instead sent them to specialised centres for treatment and medical care, according to a senior official. Col Ibrahim Jassim Al Tunaiji, director of the anti-narcotics department at the RAK Police, affirmed that no criminal lawsuit was filed against any of the 22 addicts. "This is to support them and their families, and help them get rid of drugs and be good members of the society." The move is in line with Article 43 of the federal punitive law whereby no criminal case shall be filed against an...
57-year-old teacher molests 11-year-old girl in UAE house

57-year-old teacher molests 11-year-old girl in UAE house

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A 57-year-old Arab teacher has been accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl in Sharjah, records at the public prosecution showed. He would regularly come to the girl's house for private tuition. In one incident, when family members were not around, he allegedly kissed the girl and asked her to sit on his lap. It wasn't the only time it happened, according to witnesses. The 11-year-old's younger sister claimed she saw how the accused would always ask her sister to come closer to him and touch her body. The family's maid also confirmed that she witnessed the defendant groping the girl but couldn't do anything about it because she was busy with chores. When the kid's mother learnt about what the teacher was doing, she was shocked because she trusted him. Their family had known t...
Etihad Airways waives rebooking, cancellation fees over coronavirus

Etihad Airways waives rebooking, cancellation fees over coronavirus

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Etihad Airways is waiving off rebooking and cancellation fees for tickets to and from mainland China in response to outbreak of the coronavirus. The waiver applies for tickets issued on or before January 24 for travel with Etihad Airways to or from mainland China between January 24 and February 29, 2020. An Etihad spokesperson told Khaleej Times: "Etihad Airways is also waiving rebooking and refund charges for tickets issued on or before January 24, 2020 for travel to or from mainland China between January 24 and February 29, 2020. Guests who would like to make changes or cancel their Etihad flights should do so by calling our contact centre in the UAE on +971 600 555 666 or in China on (+86) 400882 2050, or by contacting their travel agent in case they have not booked their
Designation on visa is actual position

Designation on visa is actual position

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I have received an offer letter from a company based in Dubai, in which my profession is mentioned as ‘accountant’, but in the visa provided, it is ‘archives clerk’. Is there any problem with this anomaly? Will this cause any problem if I want to apply for the sponsorship of my wife? My salary is Dh4,000. It is understood that you have now received an offer of employment from your prospective employer in Dubai who mentioned your designation of an ‘accountant’ in the offer letter and subsequently, they have provided you a visa where your designation is mentioned to be that of an ‘archives clerk’. Pursuant to your question, it may be advised that owing to the difference in the designations, you may not have to face any difficulties, as the position mentioned in your visa shall be you
Child’s custody may remain with mum in case of dispute

Child’s custody may remain with mum in case of dispute

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Q-I got separated from my husband last year, and our two children are living with him. I did not fight for the custody of the kids back then because I was staying with a friend and did not have the financial means to support them. Recently, I got a job and would like to get the custody. But all negotiations with my husband have failed. Do you think I can file a case and fight for the custody of our children? A-We assume that you and your husband are residents of the UAE and that you are not divorced despite being separated since last year. The Federal Law No. (28) of 2005 concerning Personal Status (Personal Status Law) is applicable in the UAE in disputes pertaining to children's custody. In the country, parents are the custodians and guardians of their children in various capac...
Abu Dhabi worker jailed for stabbing colleague

Abu Dhabi worker jailed for stabbing colleague

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A worker, who stabbed his colleague with a kitchen knife while under the influence of drugs, has been sentenced to three years in jail and fined Dh40,000 on appeal. He was also ordered to pay Dh100,000 in damages to the victim. Court records show that the stabbing incident happened after a heated argument between the defendant and the victim. The altercation - which took place near their home in Abu Dhabi - prompted the defendant to pull out a knife and repeatedly stab his co-worker in different parts of his body. The victim sustained serious injuries and had to spend weeks in a hospital. A medical report said his stab wounds left permanent damage to his body, with some organs being affected. Investigations further revealed that the defendant was consuming hashish and trama...
Caught on camera: Salesman in Dubai gropes, slaps woman colleague

Caught on camera: Salesman in Dubai gropes, slaps woman colleague

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A Dubai expat was sentenced to three months in jail on Tuesday for harassing a female colleague. The Dubai Court of First Instance found the 42-year-old Egyptian expat guilty of slapping the woman, a Filipina, and groping her. He will be deported after the imprisonment. Another accused, a 34-year-old Egyptian salesman, was cleared of forcing the complainant to give him Dh1,000 from the revenues of the dates kiosk where they all worked. The incidents took place on April 9 last year, and a complaint was filed at Al Barsha Police Station. Working as a cashier at a dates and coffee kiosk, the woman said the duo were salesmen at the same place. "On the day of the incident, the first defendant slapped me inappropriately and then groped me for a few seconds. The other accused a...
Dubai expat threatens to kill flatmate if she doesn’t leave the apartment

Dubai expat threatens to kill flatmate if she doesn’t leave the apartment

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An expat is standing trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance for allegedly threatening to kill her flatmate. According to public prosecution records, the case dates back to December 2 last year when the 48-year-old Filipina told her compatriot to leave the shared flat or she would kill her. The complainant, a 26-year-old waitress, recounted during the investigation how the accused threatened her. "It was around noon. She told me to leave the flat or else she would kill me. We have been living together since 2008." She claimed she had no clue and didn't understand what prompted the defendant's behaviour. On the same day, she filed a complaint against the woman at Al Muraqqabat police station. A 52-year-old Filipino waiter supported the complainant's account of what hap...
Man throws chilli powder into wife’s eyes in UAE

Man throws chilli powder into wife’s eyes in UAE

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An Arab man is standing trial at the Sharjah Misdemeanor Court for allegedly throwing chilli powder in his wife's eyes because she unintentionally added sugar in the rice instead of salt. He has also been accused of abusing and assaulting his wife. In her police complaint, the woman said that her husband caused severe damage to her eyes, which could have left her blind. During the court hearing, she claimed that because of excessive stress of daily chores, she lost focus while cooking the rice and put sugar in it thinking it to be salt. She didn't realise her lapse until her husband tasted the rice and started yelling at him, calling her "stupid". He also accused her of trying to "food poison" him. The woman told the court that he shouted at her saying that since he married her, he h...
Looking for a job in UAE? Three-day career fair begins today

Looking for a job in UAE? Three-day career fair begins today

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1 of 7 The 22nd edition of the National Career Exhibition 2020 is taking place on Sunday at the Expo Centre Sharjah targeting the Emirati nationals who are looking for job opportunities and those wishing to develop their professional skills to help them find ambitious training and educational programmes and to be aware of the labour market requirements. (Photos by Shihab/KT) 2 of 7 The career fair is organised by the Expo Centre Sharjah - under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah - in cooperation with the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 3 of 7 The career fair is also an ideal