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Independent.ae is a multi-platform online news publication and educational resource focusing on the wider Middle Eastern region, its people, current affairs, lifestyle, and events, based on ethical journalism.

UAE: 2017 Public Holidays

The Abu Dhabi Government has announced the list of public holidays planned for 2017. All federal ministries, public departments and institutions will be closed on...

Child refugees pushed into forced labour after leaving Calais

Child refugees sent from the demolished Calais refugee camp to supposedly safe "welcome centres" across France claim they have been pressed into forced labour. Legal...

UAE: What was trending in 2016?

In its 16th annual Year in Search, Google announced the top trends from 2016 based on searches conducted using the Google search engine in...

Obama’s drone campaign and its troubling legacy

President-elect Donald Trump has effectively extinguished any hope that his administration might pursue a more centrist approach to national security. His recent selection for key...

Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy

The Long Read: For 25 years, invoking this vague and ever-shifting nemesis has been a favourite tactic of the right – and Donald Trump’s...

Infographic: Celebrating the UAE’s achievements in 45 years

A look at some of the major achievements of the UAE in less than half a century:

UAE: 2017, The Year of Giving

This year will be the Year of Giving, the President, Sheikh Khalifa decreed. There will be three main themes: strengthening social responsibility in the private...

No walls, no toilets: Going to school in an Indian slum

Inside an Indian slum school as it battles to provide a better education for its impoverished students. "Difficult." That is how Narsimulu Kistappa, a primary...

Infographics: The Largest Mosques In The World

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the 15th largest mosque in the world, based on its capacity for worshippers. Check out which...

Bedouins of the West Bank

450 Bedouin Palestinian families (3,400 individuals) across 13 villages in the Al-Maleh area of the West Bank, Occupied Palestine, are facing eviction by the...

Aleppo: Did we learn nothing from Srebrenica?

I was a teenager when I faced the worst of humanity. I remember our house burning to the ground and my family fleeing Srebrenica,...