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  • 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...
  • (Bleeping) coo coo': UAE envoy mocks Saudi leadership in leaked email

    08/18/2017 10:07:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | August 18, 2017 | David Hearst and Clayton Swisher
    Yousef Otaiba ridicules Gulf ally in email exchange, betraying years of frustration at Riyadh old guard that coalesced into efforts to change it The UAE's ambassador to Washington described Saudi Arabia's leadership as "f***in' coo coo!", in one of a series of leaked emails that suggest years of Emirati frustration with Riyadh's old regime that has coalesced into a clear strategy to usurp it by bolstering the rise of the young Mohammed bin Salman. The messages, obtained by Middle East Eye through the GlobalLeaks hacking group, show Otaiba mocking Saudi Arabia to his Egyptian wife, Abeer Shoukry, over the Saudi...
  • Trump's Mideast trip could bury some ancient feuds in region

    05/31/2017 11:54:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | May 31, 2017 | Earl Tilford, guest columnist
    President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel as part of his first foreign trip is as historically significant as President Richard Nixon’s February 1972 visit to China and mission to Moscow two months later to sign the first Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty. Nixon’s visit opened diplomatic doors and made the Vietnam War an anachronism in the continuing Cold War confrontation with China and Russia, facilitating a more graceful (if still shameful) U.S. exit from Vietnam. Unfortunately, many in the American media ignored or downplayed Trump’s trip as an “arms sales” expedition rather than seeing it as a bold attempt...
  • What Progressives Miss About Arms Sales

    05/24/2017 12:24:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 23, 2017 | Andrew Exum
    Celebrating their success in retaining blue-collar jobs is one way Republicans are winning the votes of working-class Americans. Whew! For once, one of my predictions was correct: Donald Trump had a great visit to Saudi Arabia. It was a great visit for him, it was a great visit for the Saudis and the other Arab Gulf states, and—last but not least—it was a great visit for magical, glowing orbs. I want to spend a little time talking about one of the reasons why the trip went so well. I’ll warn you: This is a somewhat taboo subject for progressive foreign-policy...
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed to hold talks with Trump in Washington (United Arab Emirates)

    05/09/2017 11:19:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The National ^ | May 10, 2017 | Taimur Khan
    ABU DHABI -- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, will hold talks with US president Donald Trump in Washington on Monday. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the meeting is aimed at deepening Washington’s cooperation with a key Middle East partner. The meeting is scheduled to take place a week before Mr Trump makes the first overseas trip of his presidency, to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican. The high-level diplomacy with Abu Dhabi and Riyadh underscores the reset in relations between the GCC powers and the US under...
  • In a first, Emirati foreign minister defends Trump visa ban

    02/01/2017 7:23:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2017 10:03 AM EST | Adam Schreck
    The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat on Wednesday came out in defense of President Donald Trump’s order temporarily barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The comments by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Gulf federation’s foreign minister, could help bolster the administration’s assertion that the directive was not intended as a ban against Muslims. The UAE minister said the U.S. was within its rights to take what he said was a “sovereign decision” concerning immigration — the first such remarks in support of Trump’s move from the Gulf Arab region — and he voiced...
  • Emirates Sheds Last Airbus A330 and A340

    11/10/2016 9:53:17 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    AINonline ^ | November 10, 2016 | Gregory Polek
    Emirates Airline has retired its last Airbus A330 and A340 widebodies from active service, the carrier announced Thursday. The moves make it the only carrier in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s for its passenger flights. The recent retirement of A330 A6-EAK marked the culmination of Emirates’ plan to shed all 29 of its twin-engine Airbuses. The airplane joined Emirates in 2002 and had flown for more than 60,000 hours, traveling some 24 million nautical miles in 14 and a half years. Emirates also recently retired its last A340 quadjet. Manufactured in 1999,...
  • Flyers Rushed For Bags, Laptops Instead Of Exit After Emirates Flight Crash-Landed

    08/05/2016 1:46:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    SCOOPWHOOP ^ | Aug 04, 2016 | Karthik Janakiram
    After a Dubai-bound Emirates jetliner from Thiruvananthapuram crash-landed in Dubai international airport on Wednesday, an amateur video has surfaced on social media which shows some passengers trying to save their belongings rather than their lives. Moments after all 300 passengers and crew were evacuated safely, an intense blaze engulfed the already-smoked-filled plane, killing a firefighter. It also brought the world's busiest international airport to a grinding halt for several hours. Source: Twitter In the video, a passenger can be heard shouting "laptop, laptop" even as others try to get their bags from the overhead storage bins before they evacuate the...
  • 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.
  • 'Worst ever air-rage passenger' jailed after Birmingham flight rampage

    11/25/2015 11:15:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies
    Birmingham MAIL ^ | 24 NOV 2015 | HARVEY DAY
    An air-rage passenger has been jailed after drunkenly abusing cabin crew on a flight from Dubai to Birmingham Airport - and biting a police officer when they tried to arrest him. Jasbir Singh Bharaj, 46, was labelled by one flight attendant as the “worst passenger he had ever encountered” after he went on the rampage. He was sentenced to a total of 11 months at Birmingham Crown Court for his actions aboard the Emirates plane on September 16 last year. The court heard Bharaj, of Downing Drive, Leicester, had threatened to punch an air hostess in the face and caused...
  • Emirates announces world's longest non-stop flight from Dubai to Panama City ... an 8,700 mile [tr]

    08/13/2015 11:40:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2015 | Katie Amey
    Emirates has announced the launch of the world's longest non-stop flight - an 8,700mile journey lasting an incredible 17 hours 35 minutes. Starting on February 1, 2016, the service from Dubai to Panama City is exciting news for those who love Central America, but it will be a stern endurance test for anyone in economy class. Panama City is Emirates' first gateway destination in Central America.
  • Orlando Airport To Open $250,000 Muslim Prayer Room

    08/12/2015 12:56:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | August 12, 2015
    ORLANDO (CBS Tampa) — The Orlando International Airport will soon be opening a Muslim prayer room. WKMG-TV reports the airport will spend $250,000 to build the “Reflection Room” where Muslims can pray. The airport decided to build the room after Emirates Airlines announced it will make non-stop flights from Orlando to Dubai. “These rooms provide travelers an opportunity to pray in their own way and have peace before they take on a long flight,” Imam Muhammad Musri, president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, told My News 13. Many Muslims currently pray in public, and even the bathrooms, at...
  • Etihad's new luxury option makes first class look like economy (UAE airline)

    07/31/2015 6:00:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    FORTUNE ^ | JULY 28, 2015 | Michal Addady
    Etihad's "The Residence" cabin Etihad Airways unveils their new Residence option, which far exceeds all other luxury flight experiences Planning a trip to Abu Dhabi? Forget first class and book Etihad Airways’ new “Residence” option for a mere $32,000, only 26 times the economy saver price. Scoff at the price all you want, Average Joe, but apparently the Residence is a hit. After six years of development, Etihad sold their first ticket within hours after announcing this new option in March. It will be available on New York-Abu Dhabi flights starting December 1, when they switch from Boeing 777 to...
  • 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.
  • 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: http://www.wcvb.com/news/medical-crews-surround-aircraft-at-logan-airport/29093968#ixzz3G3VSACXb
  • 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...
  • 'Sorceress' Extorts Dh4m From Emirati Mom Over 'Jinn' Claim

    05/04/2014 1:48:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, May 04, 2014
    Emirati woman told to pay to expel jinn gripping her daughter so she can marryA woman claiming to be an exorcist embezzled more than Dh4 million from an Emirati woman telling her that her daughter would not be able to marry because she was gripped by jinn (spirits), a newspaper reported on Sunday. Worried for her daughter for not getting married despite her growing age, the Emirati woman was told by one of her daughter’s acquaintances that she could take the girl to a friend who can identify her problem and solve it. A few days later, that woman told...
  • UAE airline ‘erases’ Israel from regional map

    03/03/2014 7:35:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 03.03.14, 19:49
    The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, which annually receives hundreds of thousands of dollars from the US government, has left one of America’s staunchest allies from its official travel-route map, according to a Monday report in the New York Post. […] The Emirati airline refuses to provide transport to Israeli passengers, as Israeli passport holders are not permitted entry into the country because the Gulf nation does not recognize the Jewish State. …
  • Parents Jailed For Buying Son 13-Year-Old Bride

    11/06/2013 4:25:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, November 06, 2013
    A Bosnian couple who arranged a 13-year-old bride for their mentally disabled son were sentenced to five years in jail by an Austrian court for abetting the sexual abuse of a minor. The parents, both 44 and residents of Austria for 26 years, had paid the poverty-stricken Bosnian girl's parents 2,500 euros ($3,400) in 2011 to arrange the marriage to their 17-year-old son, the Korneuburg prosecutors' spokesman said on Wednesday.
  • Catholics begin to build new church in the Emirates

    07/31/2013 6:21:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | July 30, 2013 | Antonio Gonsalves
    Bishop Paul Hinder blesses the cornerstone of a new UAE church. Credit:St. Joseph's Cathedral of Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Jul 29, 2013 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in the town of Mussafah in the United Arab Emirates have begun construction on a new church dedicated to St. Paul.   Bishop Paul Hinder, O.F.M., the Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia, blessed the church’s foundation stone on June 29 in the presence of the local Catholic community, including priests and religious missionaries . “God dwells in each person ... and with faith and love (is) gathering us together...