AJ IMPACT

Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

The speculative nature of cryptocurrencies has triggered debate among Muslim scholars over its permissibility.

Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

AJ IMPACT

Alibaba sues Dubai's Alibabacoin

Alibaba accused Alibabacoin of using its 'single-minded focus' to capitalise on plaintiff’s reputation.

Alibaba sues Dubai's Alibabacoin

Africa

Ethiopia to join Somaliland, UAE port development venture

Ethiopian government has taken a 19 percent stake in Somaliland's Port of Berbera.

Ethiopia to join Somaliland, UAE port development venture

Dubai

Waiting in the wings: Dubai's autonomous flying taxis

Pilot-less helicopter taxis are being readied in the Gulf emirate and could help free its heavily clogged highways.

Waiting in the wings: Dubai's autonomous flying taxis

Qatar

Dubai TV airs 'fake news' about rallies, curfew in Doha

Qatar dismisses false report by UAE channel claiming anti-government protests took place with demonstrators teargassed.

Dubai TV airs 'fake news' about rallies, curfew in Doha

Middle East

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Dubai skyscraper

Residential tower has been evacuated after a second blaze at the Torch tower since 2015.

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Dubai skyscraper

Middle East

Dubai magazine banned over report on failed projects

Arabian Business report on liquidation of dozens of failed real-estate projects deleted from website and apology posted.

Dubai bans Arabian Business for one month over report

Middle East

Emir of Kuwait wraps up Gulf mediation visits

Sheikh Sabah leaves Doha as part of his mediation mission that also took him to Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Middle East

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

No injuries reported in fire that broke out near Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.

Fire breaks out at under-construction Dubai skyscraper

Dubai

Dubai to boost cultural life with opera house

Upcoming venue for performing arts to fulfil business-oriented emirate's "vision to be one of the world's top cities".

Opera house set to boost Dubai's cultural profile

Dubai

Emirates Airline flight crash-lands at Dubai airport

One firefighter dies tackling blaze after Emirates aircraft crash-landed at Dubai International Airport.

Reporter's Notebook

From Pakistan to Dubai: Behind a migrant worker's dream

Filmmaker Syed Owais Ali provides an insight into the lives of migrant workers, behind the numbers and figures.

Witness

Pakistan: No Place Like Home

A Pakistani cotton farmer travels to Dubai to make his fortune but soon discovers he wants more from life than money.

Russia

FlyDubai plane crashes in Russia, killing all on board

Russian officials say plane carrying 62 passengers and crew crashed on landing in city of Rostov-on-Don.