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  • [OPINION] UAE sweep exposes Turkish intelligence links to jihadists in Syria

    03/23/2018 7:10:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | March 3, 2018 | Abdullah Bozkurt
    The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, which has aided, funded and armed jihadist groups in Syria for years, is troubled by the detention of a key operative in Dubai by United Arab Emirates security, most likely in cooperation with the Americans. The man who was picked from a Grand Sheraton Hotel in Dubai while having breakfast with his wife on Feb. 20, 2018 is Mehmet Ali Öztürk. He has been running logistical lines for jihadist groups, especially Turkmens and Chechens, in Syria, since 2011, when the Syrian crisis began. Öztürk is linked to Turkish spy agency the National Intelligence...
  • Russia May Sell Missile System to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey, Fueling All Sides (Tr)

    01/27/2018 8:58:08 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 27 replies
    Newsweak Via Yahoo Noose ^ | January 25, 2018 | Tom OConnor, Joyfull Announcements Desk
    Qatars diplomat in Moscow has said his country was in serious talks to purchase an advanced Russian anti-aircraft missile system also sought by a number of other regional powers, some of which were at odds with one another. Qatari envoy Fahad bin Mohammed al-Attiyah told Russia state media Thursday that the tiny oil-rich monarchy was already in advanced negotiations over air-defense systems and capabilities for our land forces as well. The S-400 Triumf has been considered one of the most effective surface-to-air missile systems in the world, and Qatars interest in it signaled only the latest attempt by a Middle...
  • Drunk Mandurah Man Boris Pascoes Stopover at Dubai Airport Captured in Viral Video (Typical Aussie)

    01/05/2018 12:13:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The West Australian ^ | 5 January 2018 | Peta Rasdien
    MANDURAH man Boris Pascoe was far from home, drunk and trying to negotiate plane travel and a stopover in a Middle Eastern airport not usually a recipe for a happy ending. But, lucky for him, he stumbled, quite literally, into the path of wonder woman and fellow Aussie Grace Cheatley in November. The hilarious shenanigans that ensued has won the internet in a video thats gone viral, viewed 7.5 million times on LADbibles Facebook page, and thrust the pair into the media spotlight. Ms Cheatley started filming Mr Pascoes antics when he tried to retrieve his luggage from the...
  • Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates' $15.1B Boeing buy

    11/12/2017 8:22:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 11, 2017 | Jon Gambrell and Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press |
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show, a $15.1 billion deal certain to please U.S. President Donald Trump who has touted the plane's sales as a job creator in America. The deal appeared to surprise Boeing's archrival Airbus, whose staff had attended a long-delayed news conference and left the room just moments before the announcement. Airbus has pinned hopes of continuing production of its double-decker jumbo jet on Emirates, the world's largest operator of the aircraft which took delivery of its...
  • Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal: sources

    12/27/2017 7:12:25 AM PST · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 Dec 2017 | Tim Hepher
    PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is drawing up contingency plans to phase out production of the worlds largest jetliner, the A380 superjumbo, if it fails to win a key order from Dubais Emirates, three people familiar with the matter said. The moment of truth for the slow-selling airliner looms after just 10 years in service and leaves one of Europes most visible international symbols hanging by a thread, despite a major airline investment in new cabins unveiled this month. If there is no Emirates deal, Airbus will start the process of ending A380 production, a person briefed on the plans said....
  • Camel Hospital Opens in Dubai

    12/19/2017 2:43:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    While hospital care for race horses is highly sophisticated and available worldwide, the same is not the case for camels. A new hospital has been opened in Dubai with state-of-the-art equipment especially made for them. A $10.9 million (9.21 million) camel hospital has opened in Al Marmoum, Dubai with state of the art treatment on a par with that offered for racehorses. Director of the hospital Mohamed Al Bulooshi said "There are a lot of equine hospitals because horses have existed for centuries as have their races but for camels, no." "We are very interested in preserving our heritage," he...
  • Sokhna World Zone Project presented to investors in Dubai

    11/19/2017 10:11:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CPI Financial ^ | November 20, 2017 | Jessica Combes
    Details of the recent agreement to develop an integrated industrial and residential zone at Sokhna in Egypt were presented to investors and businesses in Dubai. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World and Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), today presented The opportunities to invest and launch operations in the project were outlined to company representatives, many of whom already have existing outlets in Dubais Jebel Ali Freezone (Jafza). Sokhna World Zone will create a sustainable industrial area to attract foreign investment and will feature...
  • 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 worlds 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 UAEs 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.
  • "Worlds 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 Group’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 friends 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...