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Yearbook 1996

United Arab Emirates. According to, over 130,000 people, mainly from India and other South Asian countries, were forced to leave the United Arab Emirates as the penalty for staying in the country without a residence permit was sharpened. The tightening of the law meant that illegal immigrants risk three years in prison if they are caught.

A defense pact with the UK was signed at the end of November, which means the UK will defend the country if attacked.

1996 United Arab Emirates


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