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  • "Brexit" Discussion and Analysis - Guest Anthony James Rundell OBE [radio]

    06/25/2016 6:36:47 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | June 25, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Interview with guest Anthony James Rundell OBE begins 33:00 into the program... ANTHONY JAMES RUNDELL OBE TALKS “BREXIT” & MORE… LIVE Saturday (6/25) 8 AM EST!!! Anthony James Rundell joins the USA Transnational Report on June 25, 2016! Anthony “Tony” James Rundell is resident in London but travels extensively in the Middle East. He has a company in United Arab Emirates where he deals in antiquarian Islamic books and early copies of the Koran. His connections with Abu Dhabi go back some 60 years before the oil wealth came on stream. He half lives in France and is well versed...
  • Arab Countries to Recognize Israel

    04/12/2016 5:37:37 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 12, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Editors note: We at the USA Transnational Report has been covering the thawing of relations between Israel and the Arab countries for some months. The geopolitical map in the Middle East has changed totally. In a true sign of change in the Arab world, Kuwaiti media personality Yousuf ‘Abd Al-Karim Al-Zinkawi called on all Arab and Muslim states to recognize Israel, openly and without delay, and stop calling it “the Zionist Entity” or “the Israeli occupation,” terms which undermine Israel’s legitimacy. In an article published in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa on Saturday, he argued that by sitting alongside Israel at...
  • American woman held in Abu Dhabi for refusing to talk to men at airport

    04/12/2016 12:09:22 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/11/16
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A US woman has appeared in court for allegedly insulting the United Arab Emirates in public while waiting for a taxi at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The National, a state-owned newspaper in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi, says the 25-year-old woman appeared Monday in the Federal Supreme Court. The newspaper says the woman, whom it did not identify, told the court she’s been jailed since Feb. 23. It quoted her as saying two men approached her at the airport and that she “refused to engage with them and nothing happened.” The report did...
  • Massive illegal Arab city sprouts up 'under the radar' [Har Hevron, Judea]

    04/06/2016 12:57:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/2016, 2:54 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    During a discussion on Wednesday morning in the Foreign Affairs and Defense Subcommittee, the Regavim movement that tracks illegal Arab construction exposed that a new illegal Arab city has sprouted up on a military firing range in the southern Har Hevron region of Judea. The ongoing illegal construction spans tens of thousands of dunams, and includes the establishment of hundreds of residential buildings, schools, clinics and mosques. Foreign sources, including the European Union (EU), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Abu Dhabi are funding the illegal development of roadway and electricity infrastructures which are spreading out ever further over dozens...
  • Excavation Unearths Oldest Archaeological Site In UAE

    02/08/2005 4:40:08 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 694+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 2-8-2005 | Prerna Suri
    Excavation unearths oldest archaeological site in UAE By Prerna Suri 8 February 2005 DUBAI — The oldest archaeological site in the UAE dating back to 7,000 years, has been discovered on the island of Marawah, located about 100km west of Abu Dhabi, according to Dr Mark Beech, Senior Resident Archaeologist for the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey (ADIAS). Dr Beech disclosed the findings at a lecture organised by the Dubai Natural History Group which was attended by a large crowd. The lecture covered important findings and discoveries by ADIAS during their excavation in 2004 including a skeleton of what is...
  • Remains Of Oldest Inhabitant Of Abu Dhabi Found

    06/30/2004 4:49:48 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 227+ views
    Remains of oldest inhabitant of Abu Dhabi found (By a staff reporter) 30 June 2004 ABU DHABI - Remains of the earliest-known inhabitant of Abu Dhabi have been found on the western island of Marawah by the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey, ADIAS, as part of their spring excavation season, it was announced on Tuesday. Marawah is part of the Marawah Marine Protected Area, MPA, which is managed by Abu Dhabi's Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA). The excavations were carried out at the site of a 7,000 year old village which has the best-preserved and most-sophisticated stone buildings...
  • Ancient ‘House for the Dead’ Unearthed on UAE’s Marawah Island

    03/24/2016 2:25:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The National ^ | March 24, 2016 | Naser Al Wasmi
    The skeleton of one of Abu Dhabi’s earliest inhabitants has been uncovered on Marawah Island in what historians believe was a “house for the dead”. An archaeological dig on the Western Region island, about 100 kilometres west of Abu Dhabi city, has also revealed the first use of stone-built architecture in the Arabian Gulf, dating back 7,500 years, the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA) said on Thursday. “This partial skeleton was inserted into one of the already semi-collapsed rooms of the house, indicating that the structure had originally been used as a house for the living, and then...
  • AIDS Victim Tells UAE Police She Slept With Many to 'Destroy' Men

    02/17/2016 10:08:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, February 17, 2016
    Confesses to intentionally spreading AIDS A 19-year-old girl infected with AIDS told police that she had slept with many men in Abu Dhabi although she knew that she was suffering from the killer disease. Police arrested the girl with two men at an apartment in the capital and medical tests showed she was suffering from the Acquired Immuno-deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). She admitted that she was infected with the HIV virus following a relationship with a man carrying the virus. 'She confessed that she was intentionally spreading AIDS among men because she wanted to destroy them after she was infected...
  • Hillary Clinton’s $13M fail as Secretary of State (Foundation can be bribed)

    01/02/2016 8:41:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/01/16
    It turns out that Bill Clinton raked in millions from entities with matters before Hillary Clinton's State Department. Oh, and the Clinton Foundation collected millions more from the same bunch. In total, The Wall Street Journal reports, two dozen companies and groups, plus the Abu Dhabi government, gave Bill more than $8 million for speeches, even as they were hoping for favorable treatment from Hillary's bureaucracy. And 15 of them also gave at least $5 million total to the foundation. At her confirmation hearing, questioners raised the issue of her hubby's global business. Hillary vowed to take "extraordinary steps... to...
  • Can the Dubai Model Inspire Arabs?

    01/01/2016 11:49:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Daniel Pipes
    DUBAI - At a time of civil war, anarchy, extremism, and impoverishment in the Middle East, the city-states of Dubai and Abu Dhabi stand out as the places where Arabic speakers are flourishing, innovating, and offering a model for moving forward.But can it last? I recently visited the United Arab Emirates to seek answers.To begin with, some basic facts: Once called the Trucial States by British imperialists, the UAE consists of seven small monarchies bordering the Persian Gulf. They banded together in 1971, as the British retreated, to form a single federation.The country has been doubly blessed: oil and gas...
  • The Mystery Of Dubai's Vaporized Gold: The Plot Thickens

    12/26/2015 4:59:15 PM PST · by Rockitz · 40 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 26 December 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier this week, we told a fascinating story about an unprecedented, multi-year smuggling ring involving Turkey, Iran, and Dubai (as well as China, Russia and countless other nations) which saw corruption reaching to the very top of the political and financial establishment: from president Erdogan in Turkey, to one of Turkey's richest people, Iran-born Riza Sarraf, to Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the son of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and one of the world's richest people. The smuggled object in question was gold, billions of dollars worth of gold. The focus of the story was the previously unknown...
  • Living In the Arab World

    12/13/2015 6:39:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    You are going where? And why are you going there? And you are doing it over Thanksgiving? Those were the universal questions when we told people that we were going to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. And, to boot, flying on Air France through Paris a week after the heinous attacks. The immediate reason for the trip was the final Formula 1 race of the season taking place in Abu Dhabi. The proximate cause was that my long-time friend and business associate had a son living with a very influential family from the Emirates and we wanted to take advantage of...
  • Kerry calls parents of terror victim Ezra Schwartz, says no excuse for Palestinian terror

    11/23/2015 5:06:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 11/23/15 | Tamar Pileggi
    US Secretary of State John Kerry called the bereaved parents of American terror victim Ezra Schwartz, 18, who was killed in a shooting attack in the West Bank last week, to express his condolences. Kerry made the call from Abu Dhabi, the first leg of his current Mideast tour which will bring him to Israel and the West Bank on Tuesday. He told reporters before contacting Schwartz’s parents that there was no justification for Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis. “Look at Ezra Schwartz, who got shot, and another young life cut short,” Kerry told reporters in Abu Dhabi, according to...
  • Mohammad Discusses Bilateral Relations With Obama

    10/18/2015 12:15:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Gulf News ^ | October 17, 2015
    Mohammad Bin Zayed, US president discuss developments in region and cooperation between the two countriesHis Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and US President Barack Obama, discussed in a phone call friendship and cooperation between the two countries, ways to enhance them, and issues of mutual interest, as well as the latest developments in the region. During the telephone call, they also confirmed the distinguished relations between the two countries in all fields. They reviewed a number of matters of joint interest, especially the...
  • While at State, Clinton chief of staff held job negotiating with Abu Dhabi

    10/12/2015 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Rosalind S. Helderman
    For the four years that Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state, her longtime friend and adviser Cheryl D. Mills served next to her as chief of staff. Clinton has said Mills helped her run the State Department’s sprawling bureaucracy, oversaw key priorities such as food safety, global health policy and LGBT rights, and acted as “my principal liaison to the White House on sensitive matters.” At State, she was unpaid, officially designated as a temporary expert-consultant — a status that allowed her to continue to collect outside income while serving as chief of staff. She reported that NYU paid...
  • Man Avenges Brother's Murder After 6 Years: Abu Dhabi Police

    09/27/2015 10:07:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015
    Suspect admits repeatedly running car over victim before dousing him and his vehicle in gasoline and lighting the fire The Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) have arrested a Pakistani truck driver who is suspected of killing an investor of the same nationality in an act of revenge. The suspect, whose brother was killed six years ago in Pakistan, alleged that the victim had hired someone to kill his brother following a dispute over a plot of land. The details of the incident as narrated by Brigadier Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Abu...
  • Grassley Probing Clinton Aide’s Dual Role at State, Clinton Foundation

    07/07/2015 6:05:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Free Beacib ^ | 7/7/15 | Alana Goodman
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) called on the State Department to turn over documents related to Hillary Clinton’s top aide Cheryl Mills’ special employment status at the agency in a letter to Secretary John Kerry on Monday. Grassley also demanded to know why the State Department omitted Mills from a list of “special government employees,” or “SGEs,” for 2009 that it turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee last year. The State Department told the Washington Free Beacon last month that Mills was an “SGE” in 2009, which freed her from some ethics rules restrictions and allowed...
  • WOMAN FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING AMERICAN TEACHER IN ABU DHABI MALL EXECUTED

    07/13/2015 10:12:37 AM PDT · by Borges · 5 replies
    ABC - Chicago ^ | 7/13/2015
    The United Arab Emirates on Monday put to death a woman with links to Islamic extremists who was convicted of murdering an American teacher with a butcher knife in an upscale Abu Dhabi mall. The execution, carried out just two weeks after the country's top court delivered a guilty verdict, marked a swift end to a case that has rattled this Western-allied Gulf country, where violent crime is rare.
  • Hillary Aide Cheryl Mills Double-Dipped While State Dept. Chief of Staff

    06/24/2015 11:26:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    NLPC ^ | June 24, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon details today how Cheryl Mills, one of Hillary Clinton’s longtime underlings, apparently collected a paycheck from New York University at the same time she was serving as Chief of Staff of the State Department. According to thearticle: After joining the State Department in the beginning of 2009, Mills continued to serve as general counsel for New York University for several months. She also sat on the board of the “NYU in Abu Dhabi Corporation,” the fundraising arm for the university’s UAE satellite campus. The school is bankrolled by the Abu Dhabi government...
  • Abu Dhabi to Inaugurate its Second Catholic Church

    06/03/2015 1:34:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    (Vatican Radio) The first Catholic Church in the UAE, St. Joseph’s Abu Dhabi, was opened in February 1965, and March 2015 marked the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the event. The Ruling Family of the Emirate has always been generous and it was their graciousness in donating a piece of land to build a place of worship that thousands of faithful even today can enjoy a place of prayer and sanctuary. 50 years later, yet again the Church in South Arabia experiences the kindness and open-handedness of the Rulers of the Emirates. His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the...
  • A 'Spiritual Oasis' – Southern Arabian Cathedral Celebrates 50 Years

    03/25/2015 6:03:47 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/23/15 | Antonio Anup Gonsalves
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Mar 23, 2015 / 05:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Arabia, which serves the more than 2 million Catholics in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen, last week celebrated the 50th anniversary of its cathedral parish. On March 19, Bishop Paul Hinder, Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia, said a Mass of thanksgiving to mark the anniversary of the founding of St. Joseph's Cathedral, located in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. St. Joseph's is the oldest Catholic church in the emirates. Bishop Hinder was joined by more than 30...
  • A 'spiritual oasis' – Southern Arabian cathedral celebrates 50 years

    03/24/2015 12:02:55 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/24/2015 | Antonio Anup Gonsalves
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - The Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Arabia, which serves the more than 2 million Catholics in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen, last week celebrated the 50th anniversary of its cathedral parish. On March 19, Bishop Paul Hinder, Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia, said a Mass of thanksgiving to mark the anniversary of the founding of St. Joseph's Cathedral, located in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. St. Joseph's is the oldest Catholic church in the emirates. Bishop Hinder was joined by more than 30 priests, nuns, and over 5,000 laity for...
  • Saudi Arabia’s Attempt To Create Sunni Alliance vs Iran Will Fail, Mecca to be destroyed by Muslims

    03/12/2015 10:12:22 AM PDT · by Squidpup · 12 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Saudi ArabiaÂ’s Attempt To Create A Sunni Alliance Against Iran Will Fail And Mecca The Pride Of The Muslims Will Be Destroyed By The Muslims Themselves! By Shoebat Foundation on March 11, 2015in Featured, General By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive) In the Middle East, everything could turn on a dime. Who would have imagined that powers such as Turkey and Iran, which both recognized Israel soon after it declared independence in 1948 would become now two of its arch enemies, while Arab states who were IsraelÂ’s arch enemies have come to realize that Israel is no longer their primary concern,...
  • Vacationing in Abu Dhabi? Better think twice [When you take a photo]

    01/02/2015 6:09:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/02/2015 | By Tiffany Tryniszewski
    Selena Gomez drew widespread outrage when she recently visited a mosque in Abu Dhabi and took a comical photograph exposing her ankle, a violation of the strict Islamic dress code imposed inside the mosque.  Some have deemed the act disrespectful. Although the humor of the disproportionate reaction to the Gomez mosque scandal is evident, the reality is that even incidents that no American would consider a crime can result in serious penalties in Abu Dhabi. Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, popular tourist destinations with an affluent and modern image, are part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country...
  • America is the republic of fear and paranoia

    12/14/2014 6:27:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Abu Dhabi National ^ | December 14, 2014 | Tony Karon
    Last week’s furore over the US senate’s report into the CIA’s torture of detainees was a reminder that since 9/11, America’s decision-makers have been a little like Darren Wilson, the Missouri policeman who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last August. By his own account, Mr Wilson had been mortally afraid. Brown, he said, “looked like a demon”, and he feared the young man might punch him to death. In his own mind therefore, he had acted in self-defence when he shot Brown dead. The 2001 terror attacks left US leaders making decisions in a climate of...
  • Abu Dhabi: Police footage shows arrest of suspect in US killing

    12/06/2014 1:54:11 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec 4 2014 | AFP news agency
    An Emirati woman has been arrested over the fatal stabbing of an American teacher and a foiled plot to bomb the home of another US citizen, UAE authorities said Thursday.
  • UAE Media Debate Burqa Ban Following Brutal Stabbing of American Teacher in Abu Dhabi

    12/05/2014 11:31:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Dr. Phyllis Chesler
    For the first time in history, and in the wake of the December 1st stabbing death of an American teacher in Abu Dhabi by a woman wearing a burqa, Gulf region media are questioning whether the burqa is a security risk. Historically, other Muslim and Arab governments, as well as feminist activists, have not only questioned the burqa—they have also abolished it. Such countries include Turkey, Egypt, the Maghreb, Iran, and Afghanistan. Educated Muslim women living in large cities in these countries went unveiled for at least 100 years. However, Saudi Arabia and environs, and rural regions in the Arab...
  • U.S. Teacher Killed 'With a Sharp Tool' in Abu Dhabi Shopping Mall

    12/03/2014 11:03:44 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 3, 2014 | Cassandra Vinograd and Charlene Gubash
    An American kindergarten teacher who is the mother of twins was stabbed to death in the bathroom of an Abu Dhabi shopping mall by a robed figure dubbed the "Reem Island Ghost," police said Wednesday. The teacher was identified by her family as Ibolya Ryan. The attack comes just weeks after the U.S. embassies in the Middle East warned citizens of an anonymous posting on a jihadist website encouraging attacks against teachers at American schools in the Middle East.
  • Etihad Airlines’ Luxury Suite in the Sky (With your own gourmet chef, too.)

    10/02/2014 11:30:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 56 replies
    AIRSPACEMAG.COM ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 | Zach Rosenberg
    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, already has among the most lavish first-class cabins in the business, and it’s about to step up its game another notch. The airline will soon take delivery of ten double-decker Airbus A380s with a new twist: in addition to the usual luxurious first class service, passengers will be able to book “The Residence,” an immaculately outfitted three-room suite, featuring a chilled minibar stocked with fine wines, a dedicated bathroom with a shower—and best of all, trained butlers serving chef-cooked gourmet meals. It’s the kind of luxury one would expect only...
  • Nigerian who died in UAE may have shown signs consistent with Ebola

    08/17/2014 3:46:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 8-18-2014 | Reuters
    A Nigerian woman with cancer who died in the Emirati capital had shown signs “that may be consistent with Ebola,” the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi said on Sunday. The 35-year-old woman was travelling to India from Nigeria via Abu Dhabi to seek treatment for advanced cancer when her health deteriorated during her time in transit at Abu Dhabi’s airport, the authority said in a statement according to the state WAM news agency. “It was noted at the time of resuscitation that she had shown signs that may be consistent with Ebola virus infection, although her existing medical condition provided...
  • Woman Begs to Cover Daughter’s Wedding Cost

    07/26/2014 3:30:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014
    A fellow countrywoman encouraged herAn Asian woman was arrested by Abu Dhabi Police officers while she was asking for handouts in front of a mosque. The woman, who entered the UAE on tourist visa, was sitting on the ground preying on people’s emotions and humanitarian spirit, seeking alms through mendicancy to provide for her daughter’s wedding expenses in her home country. “There is no place for beggars in our society,” said Colonel Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid, Acting Director of the Capital Police Directorate. He said that special teams had been set up to carry out extensive inspection campaigns to arrest...
  • Woman Converts to Islam Day Before She Dies in Abu Dhabi

    07/24/2014 6:34:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Married to Muslim in Abu DhabiA woman who had stuck to her religion despite her marriage to a Muslim finally decided to convert to Islam while she was in hospital in Abu Dhabi having treatment for cancer. A day after she converted, the woman died. The woman had been bed-ridden in hospital for months before doctors told her husband that her case became incurable after cancer spread through several parts of her body. A day before her death, her husband called the Abu Dhabi judicial department and asked them to send a woman for his wife to perform her conversion...
  • Baby Boy Saved by Blood Transfusions While in the Womb

    06/30/2014 11:06:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 30, 2014 | Samihah Zaman
    Lack of timely treatment could have killed the baby, who is now healthyA series of blood transfusions for a baby while still in the mother’s womb has resulted in a successful delivery in the capital’s well-known maternity facility, the Corniche Hospital. The hospital announced on Monday that the in-utero transfusions were required to ensure the baby boy’s health. He was born to Marwa Badee, an Egyptian resident, who has two other children. Speaking about the case to Gulf News, Dr Leanne Brickers, chair of foetal medicine at the public hospital managed by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), said...
  • Hubby Gets Ban on 'Indecent' Sister-in-Law Visiting Ex-Wife

    06/11/2014 1:33:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    Abu Dhabi Court has issued a verdict in favour of a person who had asked the court to prevent his ex-wife’s sister from visiting his children after the former was sentenced and in an ‘indecent’ case, reported Emarat Al Youm. The man requested that the woman be banned from visiting his children, who lives with his ex-wife. The court said that the father is the legal guardian of his children and he has the right to care for them. Earlier, he had filed a case in Court of Khorfakkan requesting that the family of his ex-wife be prevented from visiting...
  • ‘It’s Easier Being Christian in Abu Dhabi Than in UK’

    05/09/2014 2:08:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 9, 2014 | Sami Zaatari
    Pastor says Emirati religious tolerance should be emulated all over worldAbu Dhabi: ‘In many ways it’s easier being a Christian here than it is back in the United Kingdom,” says Reverend Andrew Thompson (MBE), the senior pastor at Abu Dhabi’s St Andrew’s Church. The UAE has always prided itself on its tolerance, with religious freedom enshrined in the constitution. Article 32 states that the “freedom to exercise religious worship is guaranteed in accordance with established customs and provided it does not conflict with public policy or violate public morals.” The large Christian expatriate community in Abu Dhabi bears this out,...
  • 'Fake Doctors in UAE Closer to Witchcraft'

    05/05/2014 5:14:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, May 05, 2014
    Ministry of Health warns public about fake doctorsThe Ministry of Health (MOH) has warned the public against practices of fake doctors who provide medical treatment without the approval of the authorities. “The society has foreseen some malpractices by a group of fake doctors, who are not licensed by the UAE health authorities, and claim that they have the ability to provide treatment for difficult cases. “Such claims are closer to magic and witchcraft,” said Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health and Licensing at the MOH. Recently, inspectors of the ministry busted a fake chiropractor in the Northern Emirates...
  • Asian Dets Death for Adultery in Abu Dhabi (Stoning)

    05/05/2014 5:11:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, May 04, 2014
    An Abu Dhabi criminal court sentenced an Asian housemaid to stoning to death after she was found guilty of committing adultery while married. The maid had been rushed to hospital following abdominal pains and tests showed she was pregnant after sleeping with another man. Newspapers said the maid confessed in court that she committed adultery and the judge handed down the sentence on the basis of her confession in line with Islamic law. It was the first time in many years that a person was sentenced to stoning to death in such a case in the UAE. Judicial sources said...
  • Globalfoundries Emerges as Lead Candidate to Buy IBM Chip Plants, Sources Say -- Update

    04/04/2014 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2014 | Spencer E. Ante, Dana Cimilluca and Dana Mattioli
    Globalfoundries Inc. has emerged as the lead candidate to buy International Business Machines Corp.'s semiconductor manufacturing operations, people familiar with the matter said. IBM has also held talks with chip makers Intel Corp. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., these people said. TSMC has dropped out of the talks, the people said. Intel is still involved, but Globalfoundries appears to have a stronger interest, these people said. Talks between IBM and Globalfoundries are ongoing and a deal isn't imminent, these people said. The transaction involves thorny issues, including control of intellectual property and terms under which the ultimate buyer of the...
  • Girl Mistakes Chameleon for Crocodile, Calls Police

    03/11/2014 2:39:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, March 10, 2014
    Abu Dhabi policewoman calms girl and assures her that there was nothing to fearA chameleon in a house garden scared a girl in Abu Dhabi, after she mistook it for a “crocodile”. She contacted Abu Dhabi Police via the Operations Room, and reported that a “crocodile” was found in the garden of her family’s house “sticking out its tongue”, and preparing to attack her, she told the police on the phone The police mobilised its force and made its way to the reported site, accompanied by the specialised authorities, where they discovered that the animal that was “sticking out its...
  • Dutch soccer team heads to Abu Dhabi without Israeli player

    01/07/2014 5:08:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 6, 2014, 2:43 pm | (JTA and Times of Israel staff)
    A Dutch soccer team is facing criticism for playing in Abu Dhabi despite the emirate’s refusal to let in the team’s Israeli defender. Two Dutch politicians and several media criticized the team, Vitesse of Arnhem, over the weekend for agreeing to play in Abu Dhabi despite the refusal Saturday to let Dan Mori into the country for matches against two German teams. Geert Wilders, leader of the rightist, pro-Israel Party for Freedom, on Sunday called the team cowardly on his Twitter account. “Vitesse shouldn’t have gone to the United Arab Emirates to protest the refusal to let Mori in. They...
  • Gulf chill over UK fighter sales

    12/13/2013 8:36:35 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 December 2013 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    • Huge deal to sell Typhoon fighters to UAE in doubt • Implications for other Gulf arms deals after Iran nuclear talks If there were any remaining doubts that arms sales take precedence over human rights or concerns about exacerbating regional tensions, the British government has been unashamedly quashing them. UK prime minister David Cameron and his defence secretary Philip Hammond have been busy trying to persuade the rulers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to buy British Typhoon jets, following the example of Saudi Arabia and Oman. The Saudis, the UK's largest arms customer, have bought 72 Typhoons,...
  • Sheikh’s illegally-parked car ‘too big to tow’ (Valencia, Spain)

    10/02/2013 10:50:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 02 Oct 2013 14:05 GMT+02:00 | George Mills
    An Arab sheikh who parked his massive car in a public square in front of the town hall of the Spanish city of Valencia has escaped punishment because the vehicle was too large to be towed away. Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahya of Abu Dhabi parked his custom “Black Spider” in the square during a recent visit to the city. … But Sheikh Hamad escaped a parking fine because he didn’t have European Union number plates. …
  • 8,500 Pack New Catholic Church in United Arab Emirates

    06/15/2013 7:40:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    There was a huge outpouring an faith and devotion as more than 8,500 worshippers from across the United Arab Emirates celebrated the first Mass at the emirate’s new Catholic church on Friday the 14th June 2013. It was one of the biggest ever turnouts, with residents travelling from across the country despite the summer heat for the consecration of the Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Jazirat Al Hamra. Residents from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, many of whom had taken the bus with family and friends, arrived an hour before the 10am mass to find a place in the 1,200-seat...
  • Seven Smuggled Forged 'Eye Scan Pass" Seals Into UAE

    05/19/2013 11:24:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    EMIRATES247.com ^ | May 19, 2013 | by Eman Al Baik
    "Seven smuggled forged 'eye scan pass' seals into UAE Seven Uzbeks, including a woman, brought 60 seals through Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports" SNIPPET: "Seven Uzbeks, including a woman, allegedly smuggled 60 forged eye scan seals into the UAE through Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports and used them, the Dubai Criminal Court heard."

 SNIPPET: "We also confiscated in his car some forged stamps. He confessed to getting the stamps from MJA who in turn had got them from MYY,” he testified. 

Searching his two flats in Al Nahda area, police confiscated ten other eye scan pass seals in addition to...
  • Mali conflict: France to increase troop numbers

    01/15/2013 9:06:48 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | January 15, 2012
    President Francois Hollande says more French troops are to be deployed in Mali to support the 750 in the country countering an Islamist insurgency. Mr Hollande said new air strikes overnight had "achieved their goal". One target was the town of Diabaly, which rebels entered on Monday. West African military chiefs are meeting in Mali to discuss how an alliance with the French will work. France began its intervention on Friday to halt the Islamists' advance south. Late on Monday, the UN Security Council unanimously backed the intervention. Mr Hollande, on a visit to the French regional military base known...
  • Anti-Fracking Film Produced with Abu Dhabi Oil Money

    01/07/2013 2:33:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 4, 2013 | Matt Cover
    “Promised Land,” the anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers. The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol.Abu Dhabi media was created by the Abu Dhabi government...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Dead Baby Media

    06/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, June 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    THE DEAD BABY MEDIA If the text on that one is too small for you, it's a CNN piece headlined, "Why the Syrian regime is killing babies." There's not much to add to that. The Syrian regime may be killing babies, but CNN killed journalism. With some help from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the BBC. Anyone who has spent time in the Middle East knows quite well that parading around dead bodies is part of the Muslim ceremony of rallying for the next attack. These aren't funerals, these are corpse parades and the corpses are often...
  • Two Men Given Six Months Jail for Kissing in Public

    03/28/2012 8:25:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    European and Asian deny charge but witness said he saw them kissing on the mouthAn appeals court in Abu Dhabi upheld a previous court verdict and sentenced a European and an Asian man to six months in prison and ordered their deportation after they were convicted of kissing each other on the mouth in a public place, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. The court supported the previous sentence after a witness confirmed again that he saw them hugging and kissing each other on the mouth in a street in Abu Dhabi, the Arabic language daily Alittihad said. The two unnamed...
  • Warships made in Abu Dhabi to be sold abroad

    02/22/2012 8:08:09 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies · 2+ views
    The National, UAE ^ | Feb 16, 2012 | David Black
    Warships made in Abu Dhabi to be sold abroad Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) is in advanced talks to secure orders for its new Baynunah class of multipurpose missile corvettes from other regional navies. "The Baynunah class is a unique and very sophisticated warship and it has attracted the attention of a number of navies in the region and around the world," Mohamed Salem Al Junaibi, the ADSB chief executive, said after the launch of the Mezyad, the fourth ship in the class at ADSB's yard yesterday. He declined to name the interested navies, but it is already known that...
  • IRAN RAISES TEMPERATURE AT CRITICAL STRAIT

    01/07/2012 9:41:30 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    AFPC Eurasia Security Watch ^ | 1/5/2012 | Jeff M. Smith, ed.
    The oil minister of the United Arab Emirates has announced that a new oil pipeline bypassing the Strait of Hormuz is nearly complete. The Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline project would ship crude from the UAE’s main oil producing region to the port of Fujairah on the country’s eastern coast, bypassing the vital Strait. The timing of the announcement could not be more prescient; Iranian officials have recently made their most threatening remarks to date about “closing” the Strait of Hormuz as fresh U.S. and international sanctions have put the regime on the defensive. In recent weeks alone, the head...