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  • Obama: Packages had explosives

    10/29/2010 2:14:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/29/10 | MATT NEGRIN & ABBY PHILLIP
    The packages found on U.S.-bound airplanes contained explosives and were intended to hit “two places of Jewish worship in Chicago,” President Obama announced Friday. The packages originated in Yemen and were identified in Dubai and London, he said, calling it a “credible terrorist threat against our country.”
  • Filthy-Rich Dubai Importing Ferrari, Lambo, and Bugatti POLICE CARS- but Not a Single 'Refugee'...

    11/16/2015 8:34:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 November 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Not sure just what the exact explanation is for how hyper-wealthy Arab states in the Middle East have been able to avoid even lifting a finger to help any of those pouring out of Syria and Iraq- but in the end, they seem to have been a lot wiser than we in the West (not that that's difficult these days or anything)... Arab societies are extremely tribal, so I imagine Sunni royalty view most Syrians and Iraqis largely with contempt, more potential enemy than 'family' -yes it seems Muslims can't even assimilate with other Islamic cultures if they happen to...
  • Photos That Could Only Have Been Taken In Dubai

    11/09/2015 8:29:58 PM PST · by entropy12 · 56 replies ^ | October 26, 2015
    Dubai is a seemingly magical place. It’s the global capital of excess, and a vacation destination for the world’s most powerful and wealthy people. It’s like a Middle Eastern Vegas with much taller buildings and a much more complicated political character. Check out these sick pics that could only be taken in Dubai.
  • JESUS "IS" LORD [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/28/2015 2:09:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    Your obligation to Me is a standard of excellence drenched in worship and intimacy for it is only in the secret place that secrets are revealed and it is by My spirit these scrolls are opened and revelation knowledge speaks wisdom through understanding for I AM The Jot and Tittles you Truly seek and come through intimacy to know. So let it be this knowledge you use for I AM THE WORD and MY WORD is only revealed through Me for I AM THE SPIRIT and My freedom is the understanding of KNOWING ME for I alone am your Rabbi,...
  • Reports: Iranian-American arrested in Iran

    10/29/2015 9:52:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 30, 2015 12:40 AM EDT
    A Dubai-based businessman has become the fourth Iranian-American to be arrested by Iran’s security forces and imprisoned in Tehran, several newspapers reported Thursday. Siamak Namazi, believed to be in his early 40s, was arrested earlier this month while visiting a friend in Tehran, a family friend told The Washington Post. It was not immediately clear whether any charges have been brought against Namazi. The friend asked not to be identified. The U.S. State Department declined to confirm Namazi’s arrest. …
  • Dubai declares three days of mourning as ruler's son dies of a heart attack aged just 33

    09/19/2015 8:08:32 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 September 2015 | KATE PICKLES
    A three-day mourning period has been announced in the UAE after the son of Dubai's ruler died of a heart attack. Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who graduated from Sandhurst in 2002, died on Saturday morning.
  • Record Eagle Flight from the World's Tallest Building

    09/01/2015 6:17:56 AM PDT · by bert · 16 replies ^ | current
    An imperial eagle named Darshan captured phenomenal views of the capital of the United Arab Emirates while taking cues from his trainer on the ground. The eagle flight was arranged by the nature conservation group Freedom Conservation with the purpose of drawing attention to eagle conservation. This white-tailed eagle has been critically endangered for the last 50 years. With a height of 2,722 feet (830 m), the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is currently the world’s tallest building. A bird's eye view is the view of one who is so high up as to not focus on the...
  • Irish Tourist Takes Dubai Cabbie for Ferrari World Joyride... Goes Viral

    08/21/2015 6:47:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Bindu Rai
    Takes the Indian taxi driver on the world’s fastest roller coaster They call it the luck of the Irish, and it appears, Liam Murphy’s cup runneth over as the man from Cork spread some good cheer when he cut a ticket for his taxi driver on a joyride to Ferrari World. The kind-hearted test engineer, who was in Dubai on a business trip, decided to invite his driver on a whim to join him in the Yas Island theme park when he learned the Indian national had never been inside the park despite making countless trips to drop off customers...
  • Dad lets daughter drown in Dubai so she's not 'dishonored' by male lifeguards' touch: report

    08/20/2015 12:14:39 PM PDT · by jalisco555 · 80 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/9/15 | David Harding
    The father of a 20-year-old woman let her drown in Dubai rather than let lifeguards rescue her. The father preferred she drown rather than be dishonored by getting touched by male rescuers, reports Emirates 24 News. Lt. Col. Ahmed Burqibah, deputy director of the Dubai police's search and rescue team, confirmed the incident happened. The dad had taken his wife and children "to the beach when suddenly, the 20-year-old girl started drowning and screaming for help," Burqibah said. "Two rescue men were at the beach and they rushed to help the girl. However," said Burqibah, the man "considered that if...
  • In Dubai, Father Keeps Lifeguards from Rescuing Drowning Daughter to ‘Save Her Honor’

    08/11/2015 7:35:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/11/2015 | Rick Moran
    A father in Dubai took his family to the beach for a picnic and some fun in the sun, only to have the day turn into needless tragedy.The father’s daughter began to drown a short distance from shore when lifeguards began the attempt to rescue her. But the father — who is apparently very strong — restrained the lifeguards from doing their job because “he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man.” Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Lt. Col Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Search and Rescue Department said that this incident took...
  • Dubai Doctors Revive 62-Year-Old Man After His Heart Stopped for 17 Minutes

    07/01/2015 1:41:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, July 01, 2015
    Indian national was not charged for the treatmentAn elderly Indian national whose heart stopped for 17 minutes and was considered dead got second life when doctors at a Dubai hospital managed to revive him. Khalifa bin Darai, Executive Director for Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, told Emarat Al Youm newspaper that his team received information that the man, 62, was in critical condition because he heart had failed and he was dead. Though it was necessary to transfer him to Rashid Hospital, but due to long distance the Dubai ambulance team contacted a nearby private hospital which agreed to receive...
  • DEBKA :Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sacks Gen. Qassem Soleimani From Command Of The Syrian War (Iran's bro

    06/26/2015 10:25:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    DEBKA ^ | June 26, 2015 AST
    Uproar in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has relieved Gen. Qassem Soleimani,the Al Qods Brigades chief and supreme commander of Iranian Middle East forces, of his Syria command after a series of war debacles. He was left in charge of Iran’s military and intelligence operations in Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. This is revealed by exclusive Iranian intelligence sources. Since Soleimani last visited Damascus on June 2, in the aftershock of the historic town of Palmyra’s fall to the Islamic State, the situation of President Bashar Assad and his army has gone from bad to worse. The Iranian general’s...
  • Dubai-based Gulftainer and Its Terrorist Ties

    06/13/2015 7:58:34 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies ^ | June 12, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Dubai-based Gulftainer and Its Terrorist Ties Posted on June 12, 2015 by TMH 0 By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Gulftainer, a Middle East-based company, is opening its first American cargo terminal today at Port Canaveral. The new terminal is expected to have a $630 million impact on the local economy. (VIDEO STILL/Gulftainer) Gulftainer Co. Ltd., an Emirati container terminal operator, opened its first US terminal today in Port Canaveral, Florida. A number of staunch conservatives showed up to protest the opening and with good cause.The terminal, which has leased land at Port Canaveral for 35 years, marks the first significant containerized cargo...
  • Odd Bedfellows: Israel, Saudis in Step on Iran Threat

    06/08/2015 5:18:02 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    CBN News ^ | June 6, 2015 | Chris Mitchell
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Against the backdrop of a pending deal over Iran's nuclear program, an unprecedented meeting took place in Washington, D.C., last week. The meeting between Israel and Saudi Arabia sent one more signal of an historic geopolitical change taking place in the Middle East. At the Council on Foreign Relations, Israel's incoming director general of the Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, met with Anwar Majed Eshki, his Saudi counterpart. These historic enemies shared an identical message: Iran is trying to take over the Middle East and it must be stopped. The meeting took place in public, but Israel and...
  • Dubai Seizes 154 Cars - Maserati, Lamborghini, Ferrari

    06/03/2015 1:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, June 02, 2015
    Many of the cars impounded were rented for Dh7,000-Dh8,000 a dayDubai Police seized 154 luxury cars in just one week for racing on roads, according to a top official. Colonel Saif Mohair Al Mazroui, Director-General of Dubai Traffic Police, said the seized cars included a Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche and Ferrari among others, reported ‘Al Khaleej’ Arabic daily. The vehicles were seized after the department monitored the motorists who were driving recklessly. Col. Al Mazroui said such motorists were both nationals and expats. They normally rent the luxury vehicles during holidays, and hit the roads not only endangering their own lives...
  • What Liberals Still Don’t Understand About Fox News

    05/26/2015 1:30:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2015 | Jack Schafer
    Annd it came to pass that the earth turned and another campaign season spun into view and the liberal commentariat rose from its siesta to begin its usual moping about the perverse political powers wielded by the Fox News Channel. This time, the sentinel waking the commentariat to the alleged Fox menace is not a liberal but a self-described conservative, Bruce Bartlett. Bartlett, a prolific writer on politics and economics who has worked for congressional Republicans (Ron Paul and Jack Kemp), Republican presidents, (Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush) and conservative and libertarian policy shops, broke with his party a...
  • White House Says F-35s Not For Sale to Gulf Arab States

    05/15/2015 5:52:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    DoD BUZZ ^ | May 13th, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    President Obama’s Camp David summit with the Gulf Arab states on Thursday will seek to boost arms sales to the Gulf neighbors but the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been taken off their wish list. White House officials on Monday sought to tamp down speculation that King Salman of Saudi Arabia canceled his attendance at Camp David when the U.S. made clear that his country would not be permitted to buy F-35s. “We do not and never anticipated this to be a summit that only focused on one capability, like the F-35, for instance,” said Ben Rhodes, the deputy National...
  • Mohammed's Twitter Account Surpasses 4 Million Followers

    05/15/2015 10:11:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Wam ^ | Thursday, May 14, 2015
    Number of followers on all other forms of social media is about 8.5 millionHis Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai's twitter account has reached over four million followers, making him one of the most followed leaders globally on the social networking site, while the total number of his followers on all other forms of social media is about 8.5 million. Sheikh Mohammed's account has come second globally in a study issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for 2014 in his ability to reach the largest...
  • Flying jetmen stunningly soar all over Dubai in amazing video (Flying Dutchman)

    05/11/2015 8:15:54 PM PDT · by dila813 · 26 replies
    gizmodo ^ | Today | Casey Chan
    Watch as Jetman Yves Rossy and his protege, Jetman Vince Reffet, take their crazy jetpacks to the skies of Dubai and tour the city like Superman would. It’s unbelievable every time I see them soar through the air like fighter jets, busting moves and tricks that only stunt planes dare to try. Except they’re not in a plane and they aren’t Superman, they’re humans with jetpacks strapped to their backs.
  • Bashar Assad's mother defects

    01/28/2013 9:38:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2013 | Rick Moran
    Al-Arabiya is reporting that Syrian President Bashar Assad's mother has defected. She joined her daughter Bushra in the UAE, who had left the country last fall. President Bashar al-Assad's mother Anisa Makhlouf and other members of his inner circle have fled to the United Arab Emirates as the regime of the embattled president appeared to disintegrate, recent reports confirmed. Anisa has joined her daughter, Bushra, who had previously fled to Dubai, the London-based Asharq al-Awsat quoted Robert Ford, U.S. ambassador to Syria until the break of the relations between the two countries. Anisa, the widow of late president Hafez...
  • iPhone plunges to ground from 40 stories up, survives without a scratch, video all the way

    04/15/2015 5:32:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 62 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    “Photographer Catalin Marin was taking photos of Dubai’s sunrise from the top of a building when he accidentally dropped his iPhone from the roof—and the device captured its entire 40 story plunge on video,” Reem Nasr reports for CNBC. “Amazingly the phone was without a scratch and on top of everything it captured the whole fall on video as I was filming at the moment I dropped it,” Marin wrote in a blog post,” Nasr reports. Read more in the full article here. Catalin Marin writes, “Unfortunately the shoot was cut unexpectedly short when I managed to drop my phone...
  • Syria and Iraq cast shadow over Dihad

    03/24/2015 9:15:31 PM PDT · by piasa
    Khaleej Times ^ | 25 March 2015 | Bernd Debusmann Jr.
    Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan called on countries in the region to work together to deal with the massive humanitarian crises caused by conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Dubai - The spectre of the massive humanitarian crisis caused by the wars in Syria and Iraq loomed large over the opening of the 12th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (Dihad). Among the speakers at this year’s opening ceremony was Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, which is currently home to almost 1.4 million refugees of the war in Syria. In his remarks, Prince...
  • Walter Fauntroy’s worrisome absence comes amid legal, financial problems (MLK pal)

    03/22/2015 6:05:23 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 21, 2015 | Ian Shapira and Mary Pat Flaherty
    Walter E. Fauntroy had been overseas for months when longtime friends gathered on a March evening to discuss the 82-year-old civil rights legend’s worrisome absence and the legal and financial difficulties engulfing him and his wife. Fauntroy, who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. plan the 1963 March on Washington and became the District’s first congressional delegate in a century, had just missed a huge gathering in Selma, Ala., to mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the brutal confrontation on the Edmund Pettus Bridge that helped spur passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. And where was the...
  • VIDEO: Stunning Eagle's-Eye View of Dubai [Mini-cam attached to Imperial eagle w/sound]

    03/15/2015 5:32:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 21 replies
    Darshan the eagle flew from atop the 2,722 ft. Burj Khalifa in Dubai on Saturday, setting the world record for the "highest recorded bird flight from a man-made structure."
  • Iran’s Drones Loom Over the World’s Oil Tankers

    03/12/2015 7:34:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 11, 2015 | Adam Rawnsley
    Though Iran’s Great Prophet-9 military exercise ended last month, you can count on Tehran’s military to wring every last drop of bellicosity from the event—such as showing off an apparently armed drone taking a bead on a ship crossing the Strait of Hormuz. Iran conducted the exercise during the last week of February, and centered it around the theatrical, Michael Bay-esque destruction of a stationary wooden aircraft carrier prop floating off Iran’s Larak Island.
  • Did Hillary Commit a Felony?

    03/11/2015 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 11, 2015 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Did Hillary Commit a Felony? 'The Five': Did Clinton Break Federal Laws With Personal Email Use? by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s systematic evasion of federal recordkeeping requirements involved both the use of private email addresses and a server system installed in her Chappaqua manse. The servers, according to the Washington Free Beacon, may have been set up by shady longtime Clinton lackey Eric Hothem – under a false name (Eric Hoteham) slightly varied from his true name. It may also have been designed to give users the ability to erase emails without a trace. Shannen Coffin’s...
  • (California) Chrome Diaries: Dubai Dreaming

    03/11/2015 1:11:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies ^ | 3.10.15 | Kathleen Waldvogel
    As I pulled into the parking lot at Los Alamitos Race Course on Friday morning, I thought about how light it was already, and how different that would be next week. With daylight saving time starting on Sunday morning, sunrise will be an hour later, making photography more challenging. But on this morning there was plenty of light and a solid contingent of regulars gathered inside the track kitchen, chatting and laughing as I walked in. I quickly caught up with trainer Art Sherman, who asked about my progress in packing for my move to Georgia and the arrival of...
  • Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper

    02/20/2015 7:19:17 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 20, 2015
    A fire has swept through the Torch skyscraper in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Strong winds helped the blaze to spread across the 336.1m (1,105ft) high building in the marina district. One eyewitness told the BBC "there was debris flying everywhere, falling into neighbouring buildings". Later reports said the fire was under control. It is not known what caused the blaze. Hundreds of people were evacuated and there are no reports of any casualties. 'Like Titanic' Footage posted on social media showed what looked like molten glass and pieces of masonry falling down.
  • "Torch" Building In Dubia Burning, Major Damage Reported (online)

    02/20/2015 4:52:22 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 35 replies
    na | RACookPE1978
    One of the world's tallest skyscrapers is burning now in Dubai, not an area known for terror attacks to date. Extensive damage to the sides, exterior and upper floors. No reported cause yet. Evacuated, but clearly, nobody if additional casualties and victims are trapped on higher floors.
  • How Dubai Became Dubai

    02/06/2015 9:16:49 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 5 replies ^ | 2/27/2013 | Daniel Brook
    ... Indeed, until President George W. Bush’s post-9/11 declaration —“Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists” — the Emirati royals really were with both; the UAE played the seemingly impossible game of being friends with both the Americans, for whom Dubai serves as the largest overseas naval port, and the man who had declared war on America. Hardly dyed-in-the-wool jihadis, the Emirati royals likely saw bin Laden as an eccentric buddy — part of their social milieu of Gulf Arab millionaire heirs but with an added frisson of radical chic.” ... “While in the foreign concessions...
  • Dubai overtakes Heathrow as top international airport

    01/27/2015 10:58:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    AFP ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ali Khalil
    Dubai airport has soared ahead of London's Heathrow, riding a boom in long-haul flights between Asia and the West to become the world's top international travel hub, it said Tuesday. Traffic at the airport increased 6.1 percent last year to 70.47 million passengers, Dubai Airports said, adding that it expected a further surge in traveller numbers in 2015. Dubai International is home to Emirates, the Middle East's largest carrier, which along with Abu Dhabi's Etihad and Qatar Airways has seized a significant portion of travel between the West, Asia and Australasia.
  • Death of a Prosecutor

    01/21/2015 5:39:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 21, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Death of a ProsecutorPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On January 21, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Alberto Nisman, the Argentinean prosecutor who indicted top Iranian regime officials for the July 1994 AMIA Jewish Center bombing in Buenos Aires, was found dead by gunshot in his apartment on Sunday night, in what initially was called a suicide.Nisman was scheduled to address members of parliament the next day to reveal new information about alleged efforts by Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her foreign minister, Hector Timerman, to cover up the responsibility of the Iranian regime...
  • Another undersea Internet cable damaged in Mideast: Indian firm (4th?)

    02/03/2008 11:18:41 PM PST · by Lorianne · 73 replies · 153+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 03 February 2008
    NEW DELHI (AFP) - - Another Middle East undersea Internet cable has been damaged, adding to disruption in Indian online services caused when several lines were cut earlier this week, a cable operating firm said Saturday. The Falcon cable was cut 56 kilometres (35 miles) from Dubai, between Oman and the United Arab Emirates, according to its owner FLAG Telecom, part of India's Reliance Communications. The company said on its website that a repair ship had been notified and was expected to arrive at the site in the next few days. The cause of the latest cable damage was not...
  • A fifth undersea communications cable damaged (Whats going on?)

    02/06/2008 10:34:16 AM PST · by maquiladora · 135 replies · 648+ views
    Digital Silence ^ | February 6, 2008, 9:21 am
    What is going on?? It appears that a fifth undersea communications cable has been damaged. The estimated 1.7 million Internet users in the UAE have been affected by the recent undersea cable damage. A total of five cables being operated by two submarine cable operators have been damaged with a fault in each. These are SeaMeWe-4 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-4) near Penang, Malaysia, the FLAG Europe-Asia near Alexandria, FLAG near the Dubai coast, FALCON near Bandar Abbas in Iran and SeaMeWe-4, also near Alexandria.
  • Dubai replaces Heathrow as busiest airport

    01/13/2015 8:28:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 12, 2014 | Joel Lewin
    Dubai leapfrogged Heathrow to become the world's busiest airport for international passengers in 2014, the head of the Gulf hub said on Monday. Dubai International airport dealt with about 71m international passengers in 2014, according to chief executive Paul Griffiths, surpassing the 68.1 million that passed through Heathrow. "Heathrow is losing a lot of traffic to Dubai because we're able to cater for the connections that Heathrow no longer has the capacity to service," said Mr Griffiths, referring to how the UK's largest airport is operating at near full capacity on its two runways.
  • Six jailed over Paris bomb plot

    03/15/2005 7:22:22 AM PST · by velocityguy · 2 replies · 248+ views
    Six jailed over Paris bomb plot A Paris court has sentenced a French-Algerian, Djamel Beghal, to 10 years in jail for plotting to bomb the US embassy in France in 2001. Beghal, 39, was on trial with five other alleged militant Islamists. They got jail terms of one to nine years. Beghal, arrested in Dubai in July 2001, retracted a confession he had made there, alleging it was extracted by torture during weeks of questioning. He had said the bomb plot idea had come from al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Beghal was found guilty of "criminal association in relation with a terrorist...
  • The side of Dubai that they DON'T want tourists to see: Photos show desperate conditions

    12/04/2014 7:58:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 4, 2014 | Sam Webb
    An Iranian photographer has captured the desperate lives of South Asian labourers who travel to Dubai in the hope of building a future for their families - but find only squalor, low wages and backbreaking work in stifling heat. Farhad Berahman's pictures were taken in Sonapur, the unofficial name for a work camp on the outskirts of Dubai, located far away from the luxury, soaring skyscrapers and vast wealth that the United Arab Emirates city is renowned for. 'Sonapur' - ironically, the name means 'City of Gold' in Hindi - is home to more than 150,000 workers, mostly from India,...
  • Tanzania accused of backtracking over sale of Masai’s ancestral land [Dubai royal hunting reserve]

    11/19/2014 5:57:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Nov 2014 | The Guardian
    Masai told to leave historic homeland by end of the year so it can become a hunting reserve for the Dubai royal family Tanzania has been accused of reneging on its promise to 40,000 Masai pastoralists by going ahead with plans to evict them and turn their ancestral land into a reserve for the royal family of Dubai to hunt big game.Activists celebrated last year when the government said it had backed down over a proposed 1,500 sq km “wildlife corridor” bordering the Serengeti national park that would serve a commercial hunting and safari company based in the United Arab...
  • Why Did Hundreds of Common Core Implementers Meet in Dubai?

    11/02/2014 3:07:05 PM PST · by wtd · 50 replies
    Creeping Shariah ^ | November 2, 2014 | Creeping Shariah
    A concerned Williamson County [Tenn.] parent stumbled upon < a href="">this, “On October 24 and 25, hundreds of schools, leadership teams, and teachers from across the region will gather in Dubai, to learn about the Common Core State Standards, share curricula and best practices, and network with each other.” "If Common Core is local and state-led why are they holding Common Core conferences in the Middle East including more than 20 other nations? If Williamson Strong is local and parent-led why is their logo included among the international organizations sponsoring this event?” asks Julie West. And, what is MENA? Middle...
  • Slaves of Dubai (2012)

    10/24/2014 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Vice ^ | 8/8/2012 | Ben Anderson
    Most people know Dubai for its massive skyscrapers and luxurious hotels, but few know that the city was built by modern-day slaves. For months, the BBC's Ben Anderson hung out around the glittering, insane towers springing up in Dubai trying to infiltrate the community of expatriate workers who are putting them up. What he found when he finally got in was that the jewel of the Arab world is almost entirely built upon imported slave labor...
  • Medical crews surround aircraft at Logan Airport

    10/13/2014 12:36:26 PM PDT · by knak · 170 replies
    wcvb ^ | 10/13/14
    BOSTON —Medical crews in hazmat suits have responded to an arriving plane at the international terminal at Logan Airport. A source told NewsCenter 5 that six passengers on board the flight had become sick. The plane, an Emirates airliner that had arrived from Dubai, was surrounded by ambulances and emergency responders in white and yellow suits. Massport, which runs the airport, did not respond to several phone messages on the nature of the incident. However, international airports around the country are on alert for Ebola, though there was no indication that was related to the emergency response. Read more:
  • Video of Small Girl’s Reaction to Muslim Call to Prayer Goes Viral

    09/07/2014 2:12:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    A video showing a small girl's reaction after hearing the Muslim call to prayer for the first time has gone viral on the internet. The incident reportedly took place in a shopping center in Dubai.
  • Official: Charter plane carrying Americans takes off from Iran, lands in Dubai

    09/06/2014 4:00:40 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri September 5, 2014 | mon Prokupecz, Elise Labott and Barbara Starr
    A plane carrying Americans was forced to land in Iran by the Iranian Air Force. It was allowed to leave early Saturday. It isn't known if all are still aboard. Link only.(Excerpt) "A charter airplane carrying military contractors, including Americans, took off early Saturday from Iran, hours after its pilots were ordered to land because the flight plan was out of date, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said."
  • 'Halal Wine' With 24-Carat Edible Gold Leaf Released in Dubai

    09/02/2014 10:14:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 31 August 2014
    A new product dubbed as sparkling “halal wine” has been reportedly released in Dubai featuring a 24-carat edible gold leaf to add a glittering effect. The “Lussory” wine is said to be completely halal because it contains no alcohol, according to the UAE-based 7days newspaper. “Lussory is a 100 percent halal product with 0.0 per cent alcohol content,” 7Days quoted Lootah Premium Foods as saying. The grapes used to produce the Lussory halal wine came from the vineyards of La Mancha in Spain, the newspaper added. The wine is “made in the exact same way as regular wine or champagne,”...
  • 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...
  • Video: Dubai Crown Prince on Top of Burj Khalifa With Super Moon

    07/14/2014 6:36:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 14, 2014
    Hamdan: With every full moon comes a new beginning and with every new beginning comes opportunitiesSheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared these pictures and video on his Instagram account of him atop the world’s tallest building - Burj Khalifa – with the Super Moon in the backgrounD. Along with the picture, Sheikh Hamdan wrote: “With every full moon comes a new beginning and with every new beginning comes opportunities! A big thank you to all my followers.” Sheikh Hamdan also posted this video: “Super moon, super city for my super followers!” Social networking...
  • The world's first climate-controlled city: Dubai to build biggest mall on the planet....

    07/09/2014 5:20:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 6, 2014 | Sarah Gordon
    Dubai is already home to the tallest tower in the world, so it was just a matter of time until the glitzy emirate planned another record-breaking construction. Its next project involves building the largest shopping mall on the planet, complete with climate-controlled streets, the world's largest indoor theme park and 100 hotels and apartments. In fact, the ambitious emirate has dubbed the project a 'temperature-controlled pedestrian city'. Occupying 48 million square feet, the Mall of the World will also contain health resorts, theatres, a Celebration Steet modelled on the Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona and 'retail streets network' that will stretch...
  • Saudi Gas Development Plans Hit..

    07/07/2014 9:39:07 PM PDT · by Rabin · 10 replies
    Rigzone ^ | July 07, 2014 | Rania El Gamal; editing by Sami Aboudi and John Stonestreet
    Royal Dutch Shell is ending investments in a gas development project in Saudi Arabia. The emergence of the shale gas industry has opened up more lucrative opportunities for energy companies elsewhere. Shell has decided to end further investment in the Kidan area of the Empty Quarter, the sea of sand dunes that cover south-east Saudi Arabia. Italy's ENI, Spain's Repsol and France's Total - have already abandoned the search for commercially viable gas deposits in that part of Saudi Arabia. Kidan, rich in sour gas...
  • The New Jet Age: Dubai International Airport has surpassed Heathrow as the world’s [link only]

    06/18/2014 10:42:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Vanity Fair [link only] ^ | June 18, 2014 | Graham Boynton
  • Dubai Doctor Cures Man of ‘Hairy Tongue’

    06/11/2014 1:40:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 11, 2014 | Sheva Pathak
    American developed hairy tongue 10 years ago and tried several treatments but could not be curedAn American who suffered for 10 years from a ‘hairy tongue’ has finally found a cure for his condition in Dubai. Clay Irwin visited several doctors in several countries, including his home country, to treat his embarrassing condition which impacted his social life as he suffered from constant bad breath due to food and saliva getting stuck in the hair on his tongue. “I developed a rare medical condition some time back. I went to several places in the US, but none could help. I...