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Man jailed for molesting woman at McDonald’s in Dubai airport

Man jailed for molesting woman at McDonald’s in Dubai airport

Middle East
DUBAI – A 33-year-old Yemeni man is in jail for molesting a 23-year-old woman at a McDonald’s counter at the Dubai International Airport. The Yemeni was reportedly inebriated when he molested the woman who was standing in front of him in the queue at the fast food restaurant. The Comoros Island woman, an employee at the airport, said that at first she thought it was not intentional. “I was standing in the queue in front of McDonald’s, when I felt someone touched me from behind… I turned quickly and noticed the defendant standing behind me and checking the prices board,” she told the court. “However, it happened again… this time I felt that he was groping me and his body was so close to mine. ...
Amended Labour Law ensures speedy justice for workers

Amended Labour Law ensures speedy justice for workers

Information, Middle East
To protect workers’ rights and simplify litigation between an employer and worker, Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani yesterday issued Law No. 13 of 2017 under which a Labour Dispute Resolution Committee (LDRC) will be formed among other legal steps. The Committee will be established within the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs. The new law has been issued after amending some provisions of the Labour Law promulgated by Law No. 14 of 2004 and No. 13 of 1990. The law amended some provisions of some articles in the previous law and stipulated formation of one or more committees, named Labour Dispute Resolution Committee (LDRC), which will be established within the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs. ...
Why did Qatar just change its residency laws?

Why did Qatar just change its residency laws?

Middle East, Trending
For more than two months, Qatar has been under a political and economic blockade led by Saudi Arabia. Just last week, Qatar approved a draft law that gives permanent residency status to certain noncitizens, including children of Qatari women married to non-Qatari men. With everything the besieged country has been doing — changing its shipping routes, finding new importers of basic food products, and solidifying its defenses — why is Qatar spending time changing its residency laws? Qatari leadership is using this crisis to its advantage By pushing through domestic policy goals that will reshape not only the country but the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as a whole, this move is an indication that the Qatari leadership is using this crisis to its advant...
Woman jailed in UAE for selling $@X for drugs

Woman jailed in UAE for selling $@X for drugs

Middle East
A female drug addict, who had sex with a drug dealer in exchange for tramadol, has been jailed for 10 years in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance jailed the Arab woman after she was found guilty of possessing and consuming drugs. Official court documents stated that the woman had come to the UAE a few years ago to work at a restaurant in Abu Dhabi. After a few months, she got fed up of the job after allegedly being mistreated by her boss. She also complained of not being able to save any money. The woman reportedly told her friend about her problems. The friend gave her tramadol pills, saying they would help her forget about her problems. The convict soon got addicted to the prescription-only pills and continued asking for more from the fr...