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  • Stephen Paddock in Dubai, UAE in May, 2016

    10/03/2017 7:29:01 AM PDT · by GLDNGUN · 143 replies
    I can place Stephen Paddock in Dubai, UAE in May, 2016 with 100% confidence. Significant? Should I contact someone, like the FBI?
  • Driverless mini police cars to patrol Dubai

    06/27/2017 3:07:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    GulfNews.com ^ | 6/21/17 | Ali Al Shouk
    Dubai: Months after Dubai unveiled the first flying taxis in the world, Dubai Police on Tuesday unveiled another believed world’s first — autonomous, self-driving miniature police cars that are expected to hit the streets by year-end. The robotic vehicles will be equipped with biometric software to scan for wanted criminals and undesirables who are suspected or are breaking laws, police said.
  • 100% Tax on Tobacco

    05/29/2017 7:09:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Dubai Post ^ | Monday, May 29, 2017
    The UAE’s Ministry of Finance has announced that it will start implement a selective tax on goods that affect health; this will come into effect from the last quarter of 2017. A 100% tax will be imposed on tobacco, while aerated drinks will be hit by a 50% tax. Several countries and organisations are working hard to fight smoking. The latest effort comes from Britain, which has decided to change the colour of cigarette packs to greenish brown, which experts called ‘the ugliest colour in the world’, according to the BBC. This aims to deter smokers from picking it up.
  • "World’s first operational Robocop" hits the streets as Dubai builds robot police force

    05/22/2017 5:36:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Mirror ^ | 05/22/17 | KELLY-ANN MILLS
    Robots are set to make up a quarter of Dubai's police by 2030 - and Robocop is the first The "world's first operational Robocop" has been unveiled in Dubai as part of the emirate's planned robot police force. Robocop started work on Sunday and is already making a name for itself. At 5ft 5in tall and weighing 100kg, it can speak six languages and is designed to read facial expressions. It had an easy start to working life, being unveiled at the three-day long Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference. But when the Expo draws to a close tomorrow, it...
  • Dubai Police Arrest Hackers Who Broke Into "Highly Confidential" White House Emails

    04/03/2017 7:10:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 04/03/2017 | Tyler Durden
    In a development that could have substantial implications to the ongoing "Russia hacked the US elections" narrative, United Arab Emirates media reports that Dubai police have arrested a group of foreign hackers that targeted five White House officials in an email blackmail scheme. The Arabic-language Al Bayan newspaper and the television channel Dubai One reported the arrests on Monday according to AP. Dubai police did not answer repeated calls for comment. The Al Bayan quoted Maj. Saud al-Khalidi of Dubai police as saying an "African gang", broke into the emails of the five senior officials and "got highly confidential information."...
  • Dubai to Have Tower Dangling in the Air?

    03/28/2017 12:36:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 89 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | Bernd Debusmann Jr.
    An artist's impression of how the proposed asteroid-suspended Analemma Tower would look. The building will be suspended from an asteroid orbiting 50,000kms from the earth A New York-based firm is proposing that Dubai be the site of a futuristic, asteroid-suspended skyscraper that orbits around the world. The speculative Analemma Tower - which is being proposed by the Clouds Architecture Office - is designed to be suspended downward on an asteroid orbiting 50,000km from earth. It would orbit in a figure-eight pattern across the northern and southern hemispheres in a 24-hour cycle each day. A design close-up of the asteroid from...
  • Opening video for Trump International Golf Club in Dubai creates buzz online

    02/24/2017 1:11:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The National ^ | February 22, 2017 | Afshan Ahmed
    A one-minute video shot at the grand opening of the new Trump International Golf Club in Dubai and shared by the Trump Organisation has amassed thousands of likes and several comments on social media. Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, the sons of US president Donald Trump inaugurated the new Trump International Golf Club at the Damac Hills project on Saturday (February 18). The project was announced in 2013. The video shows dignitaries from around the world arriving the red carpet ceremony, and Damac GroupÂ’s chairman, Hussain Sajwani thanking the president for the friendship and partnership with the Trump Organisation....
  • Russian Model Viktoria Odintcova Risks Life for Dangerous Dubai Selfie 9Skyscrapeing)

    02/24/2017 1:09:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    The Nation ^ | 2/19 | Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane
    Some people will go a long way to increase their social media following. In the pursuit of fame and the ultimate adrenalin rush, Russian model Viktoria Odintcova did just that when she risked her life to take a dangerous selfie in Dubai. In a video posted on her Instagram account on February 3, the model stands with a companion on the rooftop ledge of Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina. Dressed in denim hotpants, a plunging t-shirt and trainers, Odintcova is seen leaning back over the edge of the fondly named ‘twisty tower’ while holding onto her friend’s hand. A portable...
  • Trump's sons open new Dubai golf club

    02/19/2017 3:49:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Sport360 ^ | 19th February 2017 | by Sport360 staff
    Trump International Golf Club Dubai was officially opened as US President Donald Trump's sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr, sons of attended the gala as guests of honour. The Gil Hanse-designed lay-out, which forms the heart of the 42-million square foot DAMAC Hills master development, becomes the 12th golf course in Dubai. The championship-size 18-hole course measures 7,205 yards from the back tees and plays to par-71. Hussain Sajwani, chairman of DAMAC Properties, said: “It is an honour to stand here today with Eric and Donald Trump Jr., as well as dignitaries and prominent members of the business community,...
  • Trumps thank Dubai for love and friendship

    02/18/2017 9:01:00 PM PST · by libh8er · 8 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | Feb 18th, 2017 | Bernd Debusmann Jr
    American President Donald Trump's two eldest sons - Donald Jr. and Eric - were in Dubai on Saturday to mark the official opening of the opulent Trump International Golf Club at a lavish party attended by a veritable "who's who" of Dubai's glitterati. Since January, Donald Jr. and Eric have overseen a trust that includes the Trump Organization's businesses and projects, a move which President Trump said was designed to avoid conflicts of interest while he holds office. The occasion marks their first overseas business trip since their father was inaugurated. During a brief speech made to a crowd of...
  • Hillary Clinton criticizes port deal during Miami Beach visit

    02/25/2006 4:12:46 PM PST · by kcvl · 30 replies · 741+ views
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Senator Hillary Clinton says she's pleased the Bush administration and a United Arab Emirates company have agreed to delay the company's takeover of significant operations at six major American ports. But the New York Democrat says she's still opposed to the deal and plans to introduce legislation that would block Dubai Ports World or any other company owned by a foreign government from operating U-S ports. Clinton said critical infrastructure like ports must be operated by the United States, not foreign-owned companies. She made the comments yesterday in an appearance in Miami Beach. Clinton, who is seen...
  • IS OBAMA BUYING A DUBAI MANSION?

    12/30/2016 9:10:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 60 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/30/16 | Gene Tierney
    Is outgoing US President Barack Obama buying a palatial mansion in Dubai; a lavish, overseas residence in order to impress those who will select the new UN Secretary General when Ban Ki-moon steps down at the end of this year? A Bill Still report gives some credence to this internet buzz by claiming it originates in “…a Russian, Foreign Intelligence, non-classified report." Adding further drama to the Obama family mystery, the Militarycorruption.com website exclusively says, "We don't buy the official line" from Navy Third Fleet Commander, Vice-Admiral Nora Tyson who claims Navy Rear Admiral Rick Williams, the esteemed newly appointed...
  • British Woman Arrested in Dubai after Reporting Rape

    11/21/2016 8:10:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Uncle Sams Misguided Children ^ | 11-19-16 | Faye Higbee
    A British woman, Zara Jayne Moisey, 25, told Dubai police that she had been violently raped by two British men. So they arrested her for having “extramarital sex” and confiscated her passport so that she can’t leave the country. She is now out on bail in a safe house and having to wait for her trial at the hands of Muslims who adhere to Sharia Law.Don’t report rape With her passport confiscated, she isn’t going anywhere. The trial can take up to a year. The two attackers have reportedly also been arrested and released. British citizens are being warned not...
  • British tourist 'gang-raped in Dubai' faces jail for extra-marital sex

    11/16/2016 4:42:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Evening Standard (UK) ^ | 11/16/16 | Mark Chandler
    A British tourist who was allegedly gang-raped in Dubai has been charged by police for having extra-marital sex. The 25-year-old reported her alleged ordeal at the hands of two men to local police but was then locked up and charged, The Sun reported. It is feared the woman, who has since been bailed, could be given a long prison sentence after breaking the United Arab Emirates’ strict laws. Meanwhile her alleged attackers, both from the UK, have been allowed to return home. The pair filmed their hotel room attack on mobile phones, it is claimed.
  • Smoke billows from jetliner after crash-landing

    08/03/2016 4:54:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Aug 3, 2016
    DUBAI -- An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board, including 6 Americans, crash landed at Dubai's main airport on Wednesday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and halting all traffic at the Middle East's busiest airport. Authorities said all passengers were evacuated safely. Dubai-based Emirates said the accident happened around 12:45 p.m. local time as Flight EK521 was arriving from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Residents flee Dubai Marina tower blaze

    07/20/2016 6:11:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    thenational.ae ^ | 07/20/2016 | Dana Moukhallati and Nadeem Hanif
    Residents were forced to flee after a blaze broke out in a 75-storey residential tower in Dubai Marina on Wednesday afternoon. The fire, believed to have started on the 60th floor of the Sulafa Tower about 2.45pm, spread quickly in the strong wind and damaged apartments on eight floors. Civil Defence workers evacuated nearby buildings and blocked roads to prevent injuries from falling debris, leading to traffic chaos as hundreds gathered to watch the blaze. A British resident of Sulafa Tower was among them, anxiously awaiting news of her cat. “We really don’t know where to turn or what to...
  • Dubai Family Consultant Dr. Khalifa Al-Makhrazi: Pokémon Go Is Prohibited, Spreads Darwinism

    07/18/2016 9:42:17 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 20 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7/14/16 | Sky News Arabia (Abu Dhabi) -
    Dr. Khlifa Al-Makhrazi. The head of the Family Consultative Council in Dubai, speaking on Sky News Arabia TV, discussed the new Pokémon Go rage. Dr. Al-Makhrazi declared that playing this game is prohibited, in keeping with a recent fatwa by Al-Azhar and by "some jurisprudents." He further explained that Pokémon Go is "genuinely and directly" linked to Darwinism and to the theory of evolution. He concluded by saying that anybody playing the game is a spy. The interview aired on July 14
  • Former D.C. Congressman Fauntroy arrested, jailed on return to U.S. from Dubai

    06/28/2016 2:43:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    Former D.C. Congressman Walter Fauntroy, 83, is back in the U.S. after several years absence and, according to his attorney, he is in jail in Loudoun County, Va. Attorney Johnny Barnes said Fauntroy was arrested at Dulles Airport in Loudoun County Monday morning on his return from Dubai on an "unexpected" warrant from Prince George's County, Md. It involved Fauntroy's failure to appear in a court case in 2011 on allegations of fraud involving a 2009 Obama inauguration party that never took place.
  • Dubai-Based For-Profit Educator Paid Bill Clinton $5.6 Million After CGI Partnership

    06/15/2016 1:42:30 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 15, 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Bill Clinton was paid $5.6 million from an international for-profit educator after it entered into a partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative around the same time the former president hauled in $16.4 million from Laureate Education, tax returns show. GEMS Education, a Dubai-based education management firm, was founded by billionaire educator Sunny Varkey in 2000 and consists of over 90 schools in 12 countries. GEMS bills itself as a “broad-based education option.” It is the largest global education management firm in the world offering K-12 instruction with offices in the United Kingdom, United States, India, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar,...
  • Do You Know This Woman, Asks Dubai Police

    06/15/2016 11:16:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Do you know this woman, asks Dubai Police Woman was found dead in Al Rashidiya Police Station area By Mohamed Al Sadafy Published Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Dubai Police’s detectives are seeking public's assistance in identifying the woman in the picture. The body was found in Al Rashdiya area and is currently at the Dubai Police Forensics, to determine the cause of death. The white woman is 155 centimeters tall, weighs 56 kg and is in her thirties. She was found wearing a long Arab dress and green Adidas trousers underneath. Any information to help identify the deceased can be...