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  • UPS airplane crash highlights safety concerns (Dubai, Sept. 3)

    10/29/2010 7:50:21 PM PDT · by Shermy · 12 replies
    AP/Fox41 ^ | October 27, 2010 | Joan Lowy, Dave Creek
    WASHINGTON (AP), LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Safety advocates have warned for more than a decade that someday an air shipment of lithium batteries like those used in cameras, cell phones and countless other products would catch fire, causing a plane to crash and people to die. That day may have arrived last month. A United Parcel Service cargo plane with a fire raging on board, and carrying a large quantity of lithium batteries, crashed near Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Sept. 3, killing both pilots. 48-year-old Captain Doug Lampe from Louisville and 38-year-old First Officer Matthew...
  • U.S. Hunts for More Suspicious Packages ("Sheer luck" PETN bombs didn't go off)

    10/29/2010 7:22:13 PM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, October 29, 2010 | Scott Shane
    SNIP Representative Jane Harman, a California Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, said Friday that the packages seized in Britain and Dubai contained PETN, the same chemical explosive contained in the bomb sewn into the underwear of the Nigerian man who tried to blow up an airliner over Detroit last Dec. 25. That plot, too, was hatched in Yemen, a country that is regarded as one of the most significant fronts in the battle with extremists. Ms. Harman, who was briefed by John S. Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, said that both packages contained computer printer cartridges...
  • Hawaii Man Arrested on Terrorism-Related Charge

    10/25/2010 10:31:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1+ views
    CNN.com ^ | ctober 26, 2010 12:09 a.m. EDT | n/a
    (CNN) -- SNIPPET: "The charge centers around a one-way ticket that authorities allege Abdel Hameed Shehadeh purchased from Queens, New York, to Islamabad, Pakistan. Shehadeh originally told investigators that the purpose of his trip was to visit an Islamic university and attend a friend's engagement party. But he later admitted to FBI agents in Hawaii that he bought the ticket in order to join a fighting group such as the Taliban, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in New York Monday."
  • Dubai: Real Estate Crash Sends Prices, Rents Falling

    10/22/2010 7:57:49 PM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 22, 2010 | ANGELA SHAH
    here's a half-off sale in the world's tallest building. Even with an address at the iconic Burj Khalifa, rents for residences in the tower are not immune from Dubai's real estate crash. Indeed, nearly a year after it was inaugurated with a massive water-and-fireworks display, about 825 of the tower's 900 ultra-luxury apartments remain unoccupied, according to Better Homes, a real estate brokerage in Dubai. The cost of renting a studio with floor-to-ceiling windows, marble fixtures and wooden floors has dropped to $1,815 a month from $3,025, while a one-bedroom apartment is available for $2,722 (it used to be $4,536),...
  • Severe Fog Envelopes Many Parts of Dubai

    10/20/2010 9:29:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Joseph George
    However, no major accidents were reported Thursday morningSevere fog enveloped most parts of Dubai this morning bringing the visibility down to less than 30 metres in several areas and slowing down traffic movement. The Roads and Transport Authority’s Intelligent Traffic System displayed signs on most foggy areas alerting drivers to reduce speed and switch on the fog lights. However no major accidents have been reported so far. Meanwhile the weather forecast for today is that relatively hot weather during daytime with mild to pleasant weather at night especially over the internal and mountainous areas. According to the met department, “some...
  • Man Jailed for Stealing Pretty Employee's Picture

    10/19/2010 2:24:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Eman Al Baik
    He was also charged with stealing two shields from Dubai Customs office at the airportThe Dubai Criminal Court awarded three Bangladeshis, including an office boy of the Customs office of Dubai International Airport who stole a picture of a pretty female employee, three months in jail followed by deportation. The office boy, JRK, and his two compatriots SKS and SFM, who work for Group 4 Falak - a company assigned by the airport to perform services, were charged with stealing from the luggage of passengers. JRK was also charged with stealing two shields of Dubai Customs. SFM, who was detained...
  • Illegal Alien Arrives in a Taxi, Under a Blanket

    10/19/2010 12:04:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Eman Al Baik
    The Dubai Criminal Court heard the testimony of the third accused in the case of three Bengalis - two men and a woman - who are accused of human trafficking and forcing women into prostitution. They were trapped by an Omani national in co-ordination with Dubai Police. MMS, 29, cook; ZAJ, 29, jobless, and HAR, 27, a clerk; were accused of human trafficking and forcing AAI, 29, a Bengali housemaid into prostitution. HAR has been accused of holding the victim illegally, too. In the previous hearing, the two men MMS, 29, cook, and HAR, 27, clerk, denied the accusations. On...
  • CSI Dubai: Murders Drop With Forensics on the Case

    10/17/2010 4:14:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, October 16, 2010 | Mohammed Al Sidafy
    Director of Forensic Department speaks to Emirates 24|7 about the importance of forensics in challenging casesThe number of criminal cases in the Emirates has decreased in recent years. Homicide rate in Dubai is just about 1.5 per cent per 100,000 of the population. And this can be attributed to judicial system and efficient forensic department, which ensure no criminal goes scot-free. In fact, authorities at the criminal investigation department (CID) as well as judiciary value the authenticity of forensic reports to accounts of witnesses in homicide cases. Emirates 24|7 caught up with Professor Fawzi bin Omran, Director of Forensic Medicine...
  • Two Dead As Cargo Plane Crashes In Dubai

    09/03/2010 4:11:56 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 3 replies
    Sky Newa ^ | Sept 3rd 2010 | Tom Bonnett
    The United Parcel Service (UPS) aircraft ran into technical trouble shortly after leaving for Germany from Dubai International Airport. The Boeing 747-400 was diverted to a nearby air force base but caught fire, hit a covered parking lot, then bounced and crashed, a government source said. There were no injuries on the ground. The plane suddenly vanished, Saif al-Suwaidi, general manager of civil aviation in Dubai, said. "The pilot reported fire and smoke in the cockpit and was instructed to return to Dubai," Mr Suwaidi said. "After failing to land at the airport, the plane disappeared from radar screens and...
  • Is this why Bloomberg champions Ground Zero mosque?

    08/31/2010 11:07:12 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 31, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch supporter of the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero, recently has been expanding his business dealings in the Arab and Muslim world, including opening a new "Islamic finance portal." Some critics are questioning whether Bloomberg's unpopular decision to back the controversial mosque project may be colored by his billion-dollar financial software, news and data company's decision to build a hub in the United Arab Emirates and North Africa. The mayor's privately held company, Bloomberg L.P., has been increasing its revenue in the Middle East while its U.S.-based division has...
  • RCMP dismantle alleged terror cell in Ottawa (linked to al Qaeda) (Aug. 25/10)

    08/25/2010 3:31:55 PM PDT · by fanfan · 85 replies · 1+ views
    The National Post ^ | Aug. 25, 2010. | Stewart Bell
    OTTAWA — The RCMP dismantled an alleged Ottawa terrorist cell with suspected links to al-Qaeda on Wednesday morning, making two arrests in the nation’s capital without incident. The men are suspected of preparing a terrorist attack targeting Canada. The ringleader allegedly attended training camps in the Pakistan and Afghanistan region. But the bomb plot was described as not well defined and the arrests were apparently made on Wednesday because one of the suspects was preparing to travel abroad. A news conference has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon. The RCMP, Ottawa Police Service and Canadian Security Intelligence Service were involved in...
  • UAE unhappy with release of alleged Israeli agent

    08/15/2010 8:27:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/15/2010
    (CNN) -- The United Arab Emirates on Saturday expressed concern about a German court's decision to release an alleged Israeli agent being investigated in connection with a Hamas leader's murder in Dubai. The suspected agent, who often uses the alias Uri Brodsky, is under investigation for helping obtain a false German passport allegedly used by one of the killers in January. The UAE's foreign ministry said it's worried about Brodsky's release on bail and his freedom to return to Israel during the probe, the state-run WAM reported. Brodsky still faces a possible trial in Germany "The UAE seeks assurances that...
  • Briton held for wearing a bikini in Dubai shopping mall after fight with Arabic woman

    08/04/2010 5:52:24 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:07 AM on 5th August 2010 | By Paul Revoir
    A British holidaymaker has been charged with indecency in Dubai after walking through the world's largest shopping centre in a bikini. The woman was buying clothes and gifts in the Dubai Mall, fully dressed but in a low-cut top, when she was accosted by an Arabic woman and criticised for wearing 'revealing clothing'. The pair then became embroiled in a heated row in front of hundreds of bemused shoppers. Incensed by the Arabic woman's comments, the British woman told her to 'mind her own business' before stripping out of her clothes and 'taunting' the locals by walking around in only...
  • Zakir Naik: "Peace TV"'s Calls for Terrorism

    07/22/2010 2:16:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    HUDSON NEW YORK ^ | July 1, 2010, 5:00 am | by Irfan Al-Alawi
    SNIPPET: "Dr. Zakir Naik is a 44 year-old Muslim preacher born in India. He has gained a significant international following by establishing a satellite television network, Peace TV, which promotes Wahhabi Islam; it is based in Mumbai/Bombay, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai, and has a supporting organization, the Islamic Research Foundation. Naik has mainly broadcast his message in English as well as Urdu. But Peace TV is an ambitious enterprise that now aims at Albanian Muslims, among others. Zakir Naik is distinguished by one characteristic: incitement of provocative disdain for any other Muslims than Wahhabis and Pakistani jihadists, as well as...
  • Iran's Weakness? Its Ports

    07/09/2010 7:58:28 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | Friday, July 9, 2010 | Meir Javedanfar
    Building deep-water ports at home and abroad has been a hallmark of many of the world's emerging powers. The 'String of Pearls' policy is arguably the most notable recent example, with the Chinese government upgrading its own ports, as well as those of countries on which it relies for trade and that have strategic geographic importance. Such a strategy, which in China's case has included construction of deep-water ports in Gwadar in Pakistan and Chittagong in Bangladesh, benefits both the emerging power and the developing countries being invested in. These ports have significant value, increasing the strategic importance of countries...
  • Dubai Rejects Full-Body Scanners Because They 'Contradict Islam'

    Dubai airports will not use hi-tech full-body scanners because they "contradict Islam" and violate passengers' privacy, according to reports — even though the scanners can detect terrorist threats like those posed by the Christmas Day bomber. Neither of Dubai's two airports will use the scanners "out of respect for the privacy of individuals and their personal freedom," the head of airport security for the emirate told Al-Bayan daily, AFP reported.
  • Afghans buy luxury villas in Dubai with U.S. taxpayers dollars

    07/06/2010 9:14:12 AM PDT · by usalady · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 6, 2010 | Martha
    Are billions of American taxpayers dollars being taken out of Afghanistan and buying expensive villas in Dubai?
  • Head of Mossad Ousted

    06/26/2010 11:44:42 AM PDT · by marioinohio · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2010 | Yonat Friling
    Israeli top spy, Meir Dagan, is stepping down. According to local TV station Channel 2, Dagan, who was appointed as head of Mossad in 2002, requested to continue another year in the role, but was refused by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Sources tell Fox News that the main reason for Netanyahu’s decision is the international criticism following the January assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, which was widely believed to be carried out by Mossad agents using forged foreign passports. Israel never responded to the allegations made by Dubai Police regarding the case. According to the report, Dagan...
  • Va. Beach man charged with smuggling holograms

    06/17/2010 5:08:39 PM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies · 368+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | June 17, 2010 | Tim McGlone
    NORFOLK A Virginia Beach man faces an 18-count federal indictment charging him with trying to smuggle hundreds of credit card holograms into the country from the Middle East. Craig Steven Reynolds, 26, was arraigned Wednesday in U.S. District Court. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and a magistrate judge set an Aug. 17 trial date. Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested Reynolds on April 19 when he tried to retrieve a package containing the holograms, which had arrived from the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai, according to a court affidavit filed by the arresting agent. Reynolds...
  • Ireland expels Israeli over forged passports

    06/15/2010 6:21:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies · 502+ views
    AP ^ | 6/15/2010 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK
    Ireland announced Tuesday it's expelling an Israeli diplomat in punishment for the alleged Mossad use of forged Irish passports to assassinate a top Hamas official in Dubai. Israel has refused to confirm or deny its agents' involvement in the January slaying of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who Dubai officials have said was killed in his hotel room by people posing as holidaymakers in the oil-rich Arab emirate. They said assassins using 32 fake passports — including eight depicting fictional Irish citizens — participated in the hit squad. The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Ireland's national police force, the Garda...
  • Report: Iran Smuggling German-Made Nuclear Equipment Via Dubai

    06/06/2010 6:46:00 AM PDT · by edpc · 9 replies · 397+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 6 June 2010 | Haaretz Service
    Iran has been able to smuggle advanced technological equipment to its uranium enrichment plant in Natanz via a complex smuggling route based in Dubai, the Sunday Telegraph reported on Sunday. According to the report, an Iranian company has purchased control systems from one of Germany's leading electronic manufacturers. The deal was negotiated with a Dubai trading company, which in turn sold Iran a range of electronic equipment for use at its enrichment facility, the British website reported. The report comes amid growing concerns that though Iran claims its nuclear program has only peaceful aims, Tehran is in fact working toward...
  • Suspect in Killing of Hamas Official in Dubai Is Arrested

    06/12/2010 6:20:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 347+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 12, 2010 | KATRIN BENNHOLD
    A man wanted in connection with the assassination of a senior Hamas official in Dubai last January has been arrested in Poland, officials said Saturday. German officials are seeking extradition of the man who The Associated Press said was carrying a passport bearing the name Uri Brodsky, because they think he helped a suspect in the assassination obtain a German passport, said a spokesman for the German federal prosecutor’s office, Andreas Christeleit. The passport was issued in Cologne last year to a man who identified himself as Michael Bodenheimer and who claimed that his Jewish family had been forced to...
  • Israeli wanted over Dubai killing 'held in Poland'

    06/12/2010 11:56:30 AM PDT · by marioinohio · 328+ views
    BBC ^ | June 12, 2010 | BCC
    It would seem that discussions of the Second Amendment over the years have missed the mark with the policy wonks and politicians. Not so with some folks across the fruited plain. Todd Fitchette writes in his blog "Across the Back Fence" on the true meaning of the Second Amendment, quoting Senate testimony from a Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp on the day she decided to not arm herself for self protection, as was her custom. I think it's more important to note what she told Senators about the Second Amendment. Read the blog AND view the YouTube video for a more...
  • Poland Arrests Alleged Mossad Spy Regarding Hit-Squad Slaying of Hamas Agent in Dubai

    06/12/2010 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies · 466+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/11/2010 | Fox News
    BERLIN (AP) — An alleged Mossad spy from Israel wanted in connection with the hit-squad slaying of a Hamas agent in Dubai has been arrested in Poland, officials said Saturday. The man, using the name Uri Brodsky, is suspected of working for Mossad in Germany and helping to issue a fake German passport to a member of the Mossad operation that allegedly killed Hamas agent Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January, a spokesman for the German federal prosecutor's
  • Official: Poland arrests alleged Mossad agent

    06/12/2010 9:26:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 26 replies · 895+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | June 12, 2010
    BERLIN – Polish authorities have arrested an alleged Mossad spy from Israel wanted in connection with the slaying of a Hamas agent in Dubai, the German federal prosecutor's office said Saturday. A man using the name of Uri Brodsky is suspected of working for a foreign spy agency in Germany and helping issue a fake German passport to a member of the Mossad hit squad allegedly behind the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in January, the German spokesman told The Associated Press.
  • Surrogate mother for Osama Bin Laden's IVF grandchild

    06/10/2010 11:49:42 PM PDT · by Stoat · 5 replies · 409+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | June 11, 2010 | GARY O’SHEA
    EXCLUSIVE Surrogate mother for Osama Bin Laden's grandchild  By GARY O’SHEA Published: Today THIS is the British mum set to give birth to Osama Bin Laden's grandchild. Trips to Dubai ... Louise is due for pregnancy test ALISTAIR HEAP Louise Pollard, 24, is acting as a surrogate mother for the al-Qaeda warlord's son Omar Bin Laden, The Sun can reveal. She is undergoing fertility treatment, thought to be IVF, in an attempt to conceive using Omar's sperm and eggs from his British wife Jane Felix Browne. Grandad ... Osama Bin Laden    The Qatar-based pair - who are desperate to have...
  • British air hostess 'kidnapped and raped in Dubai desert' (But he didn't drink alcohol)

    06/06/2010 10:29:07 AM PDT · by ulster · 28 replies · 1,863+ views
    She tried to hail a taxi when a 30-year-old Jordanian man offered to take her home from the plush Dubai Marina Hotel club at 3.30am, the court was told. The stewardess accepted and sat in the passenger seat of his car. However, he diverted from her normal route home, first driving around a car park. When she asked him to stop the vehicle and let her go, he used the central locking system and drove off into the desert. She said he eventually stopped the car and forced himself on her. She tried to kick the window to escape before...
  • Plane crashes in south India, 169 feared killed

    05/21/2010 7:39:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 74 replies · 3,127+ views
    al Reuters ^ | 5/21/2010
    All 169 people on board were feared killed when a passenger plane overshot the runway in southern India and crashed early Saturday, an official said.
  • Three Passengers Pulled Off Dubai-Bound Flight

    05/04/2010 3:15:44 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 88 replies · 4,280+ views
    FOX News ^ | 05/04/2010 | FOX News
    DUBAI—Dubai-based Emirates Airline said Tuesday that flight EK202 bound for Dubai was called back before taking off from New York and that three passengers were removed from the aircraft as part of an investigation into a failed bomb attempt in Times Square. "Full security procedures were activated including the deplaning of all passengers and a thorough screening of the aircraft, passengers, and baggage," an Emirates spokesperson told Zawya Dow Jones. "Emirates is cooperating with the local authorities."U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said earlier Tuesday that a suspect in the attempted Times Square bomb attempt in New York was arrested trying...
  • Eric Holder Remarks on the Arrest of Faisal Shahzad (middle of the night presser)

    05/03/2010 11:07:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 179 replies · 5,143+ views
    YouTube ^ | 5-4-10
    ERIC HOLDER PRESSER ON THE ARREST Shazad was attempting to board a plane to Dubai when arrested. When Holder has a presser in the middle of the night, it's something.
  • UAE (Dubai) eyes three-month food stockpile

    04/28/2010 5:40:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies · 312+ views
    Maktoob ^ | 4-26-10 | unattributed
    DUBAI – The UAE cabinet on Sunday approved a plan to build up three-month stocks of rice, flour and other staples to boost food security following the European travel chaos that disrupted supplies, local daily the National reported. “In cases of emergencies states can stop exports to other countries ... We can’t put all of our eggs in one basket,” Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan was quoted as saying. The food stock build-up is aimed at ensuring stocks are not vulnerable to severe price increases or supply disruptions, the newspaper said. The country, which is reliant on imports...
  • Kissing UK couple lose Dubai jail appeal

    04/05/2010 5:55:55 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 553+ views
    Nine News ^ | April 5, 2010
    Dubai's appeals court has upheld a one-month prison sentence against a British couple for kissing in public in the Muslim emirate, their lawyer said. "The court has upheld the verdict of the court of first instance," the lawyer, Khalaf al-Hosani, told AFP. The Britons had been on bail since their arrest in November last year, when an Emirati woman accused them of kissing in a restaurant in the trendy Jumeirah Beach Residence neighbourhood. The pair have been named in the British press as Ayman Najafi, 24, a British expat, and tourist Charlotte Adams, 25, whose surname was previously reported as...
  • Sentence for kissing British couple upheld [Dubai]

    04/04/2010 12:29:41 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 20 replies · 1,337+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 4 April 2010 | The Times of India
    DUBAI: A British couple accused of kissing in public will spend a month behind bars as Dubai's appeals court today upheld their sentence, days after two Indians were sentenced to jail for exchanging steamy text messages here. The pair - identified in British press as 24-old-year marketing executive Ayman Najafi and 25-year-old tourist Charlotte Adams - were convicted in January and sentenced to one month in jail followed by deportation, and fined $270 for consuming alcohol, the National newspaper reported. The defendants were arrested after an Emirati woman with her family filed a complaint on November 28 claiming that the...
  • Eritrean man pleads guilty to alien smuggling

    03/31/2010 2:54:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 223+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | March 30, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: March 30, 2010 Eritrean man pleads guilty to alien smuggling WASHINGTON - Samuel Abrahaley Fessahazion, 23, an Eritrean national, has pleaded guilty to helping smuggle illegal aliens to the United States for private financial gain, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP). Fessahazion, aka "Sami," aka "Sammy," aka "Alex" and aka "Alex Williams" pleaded guilty on March 29, 2010, in Houston to one count of conspiracy and two counts of encouraging and inducing aliens to come to, enter or reside in the United...
  • British man faces six months in Dubai jail for making offensive gesture at Iraqi student

    03/29/2010 5:41:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 372+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/29/10 | Mail Foreign Service
    A British man is facing six months in a Dubai jail for making an offensive gesture towards an Iraqi. Simon Andrews, 56, is said to have lost his temper during an argument with aviation student Mahmud Rasheed and 'flicked his finger' at him. Mr Rasheed complained to police and the Briton was arrested for outraging public decency and has been banned from leaving the country as he awaits trial.
  • UAE: Man jailed for sex assault on policeman (Brit gropes UAE cop)

    01/06/2010 4:09:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 472+ views
    The National (UAE) ^ | 01/06/10 | Awad Mustafa
    Man jailed for sex assault on policeman Awad Mustafa Last Updated: January 06. 2010 12:44AM UAE / January 5. 2010 8:44PM GMT DUBAI // A British educational-aid specialist was jailed yesterday for three months for sexually assaulting an on-duty policeman at Jumeirah Public Beach. The defendant, SH, was convicted of exposing himself and inappropriately groping the policeman early on the morning of October 10 after the Briton finished swimming. The judge at the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance ordered he be deported following his jail term. The 38-year-old Briton had pleaded not guilty at a hearing on December 6....
  • Britain Expelling Israeli Diplomat

    03/24/2010 1:08:57 PM PDT · by reaganwasright1980 · 4 replies · 221+ views
    Some interesting news out of the United Kingdom. Apparently Great Britain has decided to expel an Israeli diplomat over the accused killing of Hamas members in Dubai. This comes after a British judge indicted former Israeli Cabinet Minister Tzipi Livni on 'war crimes.'
  • Dubai: No More Booze in the Food!

    03/23/2010 8:25:07 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 21 replies · 500+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | March 23rd, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    Unfortunately the game plan of most non-Muslim Westerners seems to be, lets wait for “moderate” Islam to come riding in on a white horse and save us. As they wait, the Islamic world is getting stricter, and stricter. Recent examples of this can be seen in Egypt, Iran, Nigeria, and Turkey. One day soon non-Muslims are going to have to come out of denial, and face the harsh reality of the situation. Dubai Chefs Show Concern Over Ban on Wines and Liquors in Cooking
  • SMS Copies

    03/18/2010 1:26:04 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 332+ views
    Lanka Business Online ^ | March 17, 2010
    DUBAI, March 17, 2010 (AFP) - Two Emirates Airline cabin crew in Dubai were given three-month jail terms for exchanging sexy text messages, a local daily reported on Wednesday. The then-married flight attendant, 42, and her male supervisor, 47, were convicted of "coercion to commit sin," the National daily reported court documents as saying. It said the pair -- both Indian -- were earlier sentenced to six months in prison to be followed by deportation, but an appeals court last week reduced the jail time and dropped the expulsion penalty. The court concluded there was not enough evidence to prove...
  • Israeli advert re-enacts Dubai assassination

    03/15/2010 7:00:09 PM PDT · by GAB-1955 · 3 replies · 320+ views
    Daily Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 3/11/2010 | Daily Telegraph (U.K.)
    An Israeli advertising agency has re-enacted the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai for a commercial due to be released next week for an Israeli supermarket. The upcoming televised advertisement was filmed in a suburb in central Israel and aims to promote "the shooting down of prices" at grocery store and retail chain Mahsaney Kimat Hinam ("Almost Free Warehouses")...
  • Kissing in Dubai restaurant lands Brit couple in jail

    03/13/2010 5:30:58 AM PST · by myknowledge · 60 replies · 1,671+ views
    SifyNews ^ | March 13, 2010
    A British couple has landed in Dubai jail just because they dared to exchange a kiss in a restaurant. Tourists Charlotte Lewis, 25, and marketing executive Ayman Najafi, 24, said that all he did was peck her on the cheek. But a local woman claimed she and her children saw them kissing on the lips and stroking each other's backs, and that's why she called cops. The stunned pair was arrested at packed Bob's Restaurant and accused of breaching the Muslim state's strict honour and modesty laws. They were each sentenced to a month in prison followed by deportation. The...
  • Gordon Thomas, Mossad expert, on Dubaigate

    03/08/2010 1:23:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 268+ views
    euronews ^ | 3/8/10
    Gordon Thomas is a journalist who specialises in the world of espionage. The Welsh writer has sold 45 million books, all written at a desk that once belonged to T.E.Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia. He’s an expert in the most feared and respected secret service: Israel’s Mossad. His knowledge comes from conversations with former Mossad directors such as Rafael Eitan and Meir Amit. He is perhaps a man who knows too much. We talked with him about the death of Hamas leader Mahmoud Al Mabhouh in Dubai. euronews: Mr Thomas, my first question will be direct. With your experience and knowledge...
  • Interpol issues new arrest notices for Dubai killing

    03/08/2010 12:01:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 96+ views
    AFP ^ | 3/8/10
    International police agency Interpol issued arrest notices Monday for 16 further suspects wanted by Dubai for the assassination of a Hamas leader in his luxury hotel room. Alongside the new alerts, Interpol also announced that it had joined a Dubai-based international police task force investigating the killing. The announcement brought to 27 the total number of suspects on Interpol's wanted list for the January 19 murder of Mahmud al-Mabhuh, which Dubai police allege was ordered by the Israeli secret service Mossad. Mabhuh, a founder of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement's military wing, had been drugged and suffocated, apparently by a...
  • Hamas: Jordan or Egypt likely behind Dubai hit

    03/03/2010 6:55:58 PM PST · by nuconvert · 25 replies · 896+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 2, 2010
    Hamas suspects the security forces of an Arab state were behind the assassination of a senior group operative in Dubai earlier this year, the Al-Quds Al-Araby daily reported on Tuesday. Mahmoud Nasser, a member of Hamas' political bureau, told the newspaper that slain commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was likely being tracked by agents from Jordan and Egypt prior to the January 19 killing. Nasser said he had been given information regarding such efforts to kill Mabhouh, adding that the evidence indicated that the assassination was carried out earlier than the alleged agents had planned
  • Dubai calls for Israeli PM's arrest

    03/03/2010 6:27:03 PM PST · by myknowledge · 23 replies · 636+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 4, 2010 | Steve Weizman
    Israeli officials remained doggedly silent on Wednesday in the wake of a Dubai police decision to seek the arrest of the Israeli prime minister and the head of its spy agency over the murder of a top Hamas militant in the Gulf emirate. Neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office nor the foreign ministry would comment on Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan's order for arrest warrants against Netanyahu and Mossad chief Meir Dagan. Khalfan says the hit on Mahmud al-Mabhuh was carried out by Mossad agents using European and Australian passports. Israel has not confirmed or denied the accusations, although opposition...
  • Israel was not alone in wanting to ‘detonate’ the Hamas missile man

    03/03/2010 4:27:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies · 462+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 3-3-10 | Stephen King
    I WAS in Dubai at the weekend. Nice enough place if you like that kind of thing: glitzy, a bit soulless, but after the weather we’ve been having at home, who’s complaining? Well, some of the people who live there without any say in the way it’s run actually. But if you ask no questions, the Emiratis won’t ask you any either. You get the picture. That’s why Mahmoud Mabhouh dropped by presumably. No one quite knows why he was there. Some say he was also just passing through; others that he was buying arms. He was one of the...
  • Dubai police chief plans to seek Benjamin Netanyahu arrest: Al Jazeera TV

    03/03/2010 7:55:45 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 21 replies · 663+ views
    dnaindia ^ | Wednesday, March 3, 2010 8:51 IST
    Dubai: Dubai's police chief plans to seek the arrest of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of Israel's spy agency over the killing of a Hamas leader in the emirate, Al Jazeera television reported. Dahi Khalfan Tamim "said he would ask the Dubai prosecutor to issue arrest warrants for ... Netanyahu and the head of Mossad", the television said. It did not give details. Tamim has said he is "almost certain" Israeli agents were involved in the killing of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh at a Dubai hotel in January, calling for Mossad's boss, Meir Dagan, to be arrested...
  • NYT: Police Strive to Guard Dubai's Image After Killing

    03/03/2010 7:40:17 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 10 replies · 377+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 03, 2010 | Robert F. Worth
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The people who killed a Hamas operative in an airport hotel here in January seem to have thought they could pass it off as a natural death, or perhaps just another of this region's macabre mysteries. They injected him with a muscle relaxant, suffocated him and then smoothed away any signs of struggle, reattaching the hotel door chain as they left the room, investigators say. Instead, the Dubai police quickly unraveled the plot and identified 26 suspects, in a display of transparency that is almost unheard of in the Arab world. They released a 27-minute...
  • Dubai Restricts Israeli Entry After Killing

    03/03/2010 7:25:48 AM PST · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 297+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2010 | Joshua Mitnick
    TEL AVIV—Dubai's police chief said it will enforce an entry ban on Israeli dual nationals, the first sanction by the emirate following its allegations Israeli intelligence agents murdered a top Hamas leader there in January. Though the countries have no diplomatic ties, Israeli dual nationals, mostly business people, have entered the United Arab Emirates relatively unhindered under second passports. The Emirates will seek to identify Israelis by "physical features and the way they speak.'' said Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim. A spokesman for the Israeli prime minister's office declined to comment on the announcement.
  • Israelis doing business in Dubai will wait out storm

    03/03/2010 6:36:41 AM PST · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 217+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | March 3, 2010 | Ron Friedman
    A day after Dubai police chief Lt.-Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim said travelers suspected of being Israeli would not be allowed into the country, Israeli businesspeople who visit there regularly said his statement was mostly hot air. The police chief made the statement following the killing of senior Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in the city, an act the Emirates authorities blame on the Mossad. He said the authorities would identify holders of Israeli passports even if they traveled under foreign passports. While not rushing to come forth and identify themselves in the media, frequent Israeli visitors to Dubai responded nonchalantly to...