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A look at the biggest stories we covered online

In the past 14 years the news industry has undergone a shift change from print to digital – and at 7DAYS this was no different. The newsroom...

Top 5 Christmas and new year destinations from Dubai

Almaty Nestled beneath snow-capped mountains, Almaty, the capital of Kazakhstan, is reminiscent of Europe with its avenues, cafes and modern shopping centres. It’s also a...

The Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards to be held in the UAE

The Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA) will be held in the UAE for the first time. The Entrepreneur’s Organization UAE Chapter will host the UAE...
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Keep that camel still: British embassy showcases mannequin challenge

The British Embassy in the UAE has released its own Mannequin Challenge video to remind British nationals to enjoy the festive season in a...

New Year’s Day holiday for UAE private sector announced

Private sector will be off on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Government departments and other public and private sector agencies will be off work next Sunday January 1,...

New Year’s Day holiday for UAE public sector announced

Government departments and other public sector agencies will be off work next Sunday January 1, 2017, to mark the New Year, according to a tweet by...

Truck rams into German Christmas market killing 12 people

A truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday evening, killing 12 people and injuring nearly 50 as it smashed...

Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated

A Turkish policeman fatally shot Russia's ambassador to Turkey on Monday in front of a shocked gathering at a photo exhibit and then, pacing...

Ten dead as gunmen target tourists at historic Jordanian castle

Gunmen assaulted Jordanian police in a series of attacks, including at a Crusader castle popular with tourists, killing seven officers, two local civilians and...
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Video: Dubai Parks and Resorts officially opens

Dubai Parks and Resorts officially opened its doors on Sunday evening. The opening ceremony had a live show with Lego characters, Bollywood dancing and fireworks. Dubai...

UAE women have same workplace equality as those in the west

Two thirds of female respondents in the UAE reported that women in their country have reached the same level of workplace equality as compared...

Life for torture and murder couple in Abu Dhabi

A husband and wife accused of killing the man’s second wife have been sentenced to life in prison. Abu Dhabi Criminal Court handed down the...

Serve up some simple but delicious Christmas treats

Christmas is a time for entertaining, but putting together a spread can be stressful. The experts at Spinneys have come up with some no-cook...

Explore the delights of Bangkok with flydubai’s new route

Flydubai has added a new destination to its growing network with flights to Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. With a duration of six hours, the...

Mexico has seen gains but suffered losses in its long offensive against drug cartels

Ten years after Mexico declared a war on drugs, the offensive has left some major drug cartels splintered and many old-line kingpins like Joaquin...

Man accused of rooftop rape in Dubai

A man has gone on trial accused of raping a 19-year-old man on a rooftop after threatening him with a knife. Dubai Criminal Court was...

Breaking bad style student made own drugs in Abu Dhabi

A University student who used his chemistry skills to sell drugs that he made himself has been arrested. Sounding like an episode of the hit...

Life sentence for Dubai cop who shot dead colleague

A police officer has been sentenced to life in jail for killing a fellow officer who he claimed had raped him. Dubai Criminal Court was...
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Rebels ready to withdraw from Aleppo

The Russian military says it is preparing for the rebels’ withdrawal from Aleppo. The military’s Centre for Reconciliation in Syria said that 20 buses and...

Manchester by the Sea leads SAG nominations

Manchester by the Sea has received the most nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. The Kenneth Lonergan-directed movie has been handed four nods,...

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