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  • 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:
  • 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 Dhabis 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 daughters 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 Americas 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...
  • Norwegian woman raped in Dubai finds herself jailed and convicted

    07/18/2013 12:11:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    DJ ^ | Jul 18, 2013 | Carolyn E. Price
    After reporting that she'd been raped to Dubai police, a 25-year-old Norwegian woman who was on a business trip to the United Arab Emirates city found herself being jailed on "suspicion of having sex outside of marriage." Following the report of her rape to police, the 25-year-old had her passport and personal possessions seized and was immediately placed in a jail cell. It took three days before she was able to gain access to a phone and contact her family to let them know what had happened to her. ... the 25-year-old was given a sentence of 16 months
  • Australian Jews seek reassurance on Qantas-Emirates deal

    11/13/2012 2:10:26 AM PST · by ilcenter · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Nov.13, 2012 | Dan Goldberg
    Sydney A new partnership between Australia's national airline Qantas and Emirates Airlines is causing turbulence in the company's relations with the Jewish community, prompted by fears for the safety of Jews and Israelis who purchase seats on the "Flying Kangaroo." The 10-year deal, announced in September, will mean Dubai will now replace Singapore as the major hub and layover spot for customers flying to and from Europe. As part of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai prohibits Israeli passport holders from entering its territory. The UAE and Israel do not have formal diplomatic relations.
  • Obama administration says Emirates Airlines Dropped the Ball; 9/11 Commission Vice-Chair Says....

    05/04/2010 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 114 replies · 4,261+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2010 | Jake Tapper & Avery Miller
    Senior administration officials say that Faisal Shahzad was put on the no fly list on Monday at 12:30 pm ET. So how was he able to board the Emirates Airlines flight to Dubai? It takes a few hours for the airlines system to catch up, a senior administration official tells ABC news. Another senior administration official adds that Emirates refreshes their system to update with US intelligence information periodically but not frequently. In any case, the first official says that airlines were within minutes of Shahzad being put on the no-fly list told to look at a web-board and...
  • Emirates plane grounded due to terror scare [BREAKING]

    02/07/2010 1:14:49 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 17 replies · 2,193+ views
    Zee News ^ | 7 Feb., 2010 | Zee News
    Mumbai: An Emirates airline plane enroute to Dubai aborted take-off at the Mumbai airport on Sunday after an anonymous caller rang up to say that there was a terrorist onboard. The Emirates Mumbai-Dubai flight EK-502, carrying about 356 passengers, was already on runway and scheduled to take off at 9.58 am when the anonymous call came at 9.30 am, an airport official said. Following the call, the flight was called back from the runway and all passengers deplaned. "Checking is on now," an airport official said, adding two passengers were being questioned. Sources said the anonymous caller gave specific information...
  • 225 are "lucky to be alive"

    04/11/2009 11:38:54 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 36 replies · 1,658+ views
    Sunday Herald Sun ^ | 12th April 2009 | Ellen Whinnett
    THE Emirates jet that dragged its tail along Melbourne Airport last month was centimetres from crashing, with 225 passengers on board. Several aviation sources have described the accident on March 20 as the closest thing to a major aviation disaster Australia has ever experienced and say the passengers and crew are lucky to be alive. "It was as close as we have ever come to a major aviation catastrophe in Australia," one senior official said. The plane -- carrying up to 215,000 litres of highly flammable aviation fuel -- was less than 70cm off the ground when it crashed through...
  • Emirates Slams Airbus over A380 Defects

    03/17/2009 7:20:54 PM PDT · by tlb · 45 replies · 6,110+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 03/16/2009 | Dinah Deckstein
    Emirates has presented Airbus with a damning list of defects in the new A380 super-jumbo jet. The airline, which has ordered 58 of the aircraft, warns of a possible "loss of confidence" in the giant plane. In a 46-slide presentation, the aviation experts painstakingly listed what they viewed as the giant jet's serious growing pains. To illustrate their points, they included snapshots of singed power cables, partially torn-off sections of paneling and defective parts of thrust nozzles in the engines as evidence of what they described as a shoddy work ethic at Airbus and its suppliers. The confidential manufacturer's information...
  • Dubais Dramatic Drop--Tough times ahead for the oil-rich Muslim statelet.

    Dubais Dramatic Drop By Daniel | Wednesday, February 25, 2009 As the Muslim world settled into ever-deeper decline over the past decade, mired in political extremism, religious sickness, economic irrelevance, WMD, anarchy, dictatorship, and civil wars, Dubai stood out as a happy anomaly. Under the leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai (one of seven polities within the United Arab Emirates) invited peoples from around the world to come make money and they did; about 83 percent of its population of 1.4 million is foreign. The emirate intelligently exploited the energy boom surrounding it...
  • Anxious Job Hunters Head for the Emirates

    12/24/2008 3:49:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 340+ views
    Business Week ^ | December 23, 2008 | Alison Damast
    As New York and London shiver through the downturn, more MBAs are giving the Gulf region a tryWhen Akram Alami organized a job hunt trek to Dubai in November for London Business School students, he expected a limited response, as just 13 students signed up last year. Instead, the second-year MBA student found himself overwhelmed with applications, with 71 students clamoring to get a spot on the trip, which cost close to $3,000. Interest was so high that Alami, president of the school's Middle East Club, had to turn 33 students down due to limited space. As the job market...
  • Airbus to help Emirates pilots sleep after crews find A380 'too quiet

    12/04/2008 6:13:16 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 27 replies · 1,775+ views ^ | 03/12/2008 | Murdo Morrison
    Weary Emirates Airbus A380 pilots are complaining that they cannot sleep in their crew-rest area in the aft main cabin because the aircraft is too quiet. The pilots say that the lack of engine noise in the A380's cabin compared with other long-haul airliners means they are constantly disturbed by sounds created by passengers, such as crying babies, flushing vacuum toilets and call bells. Passengers also mistake the rest area for a lavatory, and pull the door handle. The Dubai-based carrier has asked Airbus for a solution that does not involve substantially adding weight, which rules out insulating the walls...
  • Sharjah shops told to 'behead' mannequins

    02/20/2008 2:45:30 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 40+ views
    Gulf News ^ | 02/20/2008 | Mariam M. Al Serkal
    Sharjah: Mannequins in Sharjah shops should be headless and only model decent clothing, a Sharjah Municipality circular has stated. The municipality has urged shopkeepers to abide by a ban that prohibits the display of mannequins with facial features, said a senior Sharjah Municipality official. The only clothes on display now should be decent and the mannequins should be headless, said Khalid Al Jaberi, head of market control at Sharjah Municipality. A circular was recently sent to all shops stating the heads of mannequins be removed and that they are forbidden to wear underwear, to uphold the traditional and religious values...
  • Emirates picks Airbus A350 in $35 bln mega-deal

    11/11/2007 2:55:53 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies · 108+ views
    Reuters,U.K ^ | Sun Nov 11, 2007 | James Cordahi and Jason Neely
    Emirates picks Airbus A350 in $35 bln mega-deal Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:33 AM GMT DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai-based airline Emirates (EMAIR.UL: Quote, Profile , Research) chose the Airbus A350 XWB over Boeing Co's (BA.N: Quote, Profile , Research) rival 787 airliner on Sunday, taking 70 of them to cap an order that could be worth almost $35 billion at list prices. The deal included options to potentially buy an additional 50 A350s as well as an order for 11 A380 superjumbos as Emirate's extended its lead as the largest customer for the world's biggest airliner. It also bought 12...
  • Super capacities on Emirates superjumbo

    06/07/2007 2:53:32 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 18 replies · 765+ views ^ | Thursday, 07 June 2007 | Safura Rahimi
    Emirates airline has unveiled a whopping 644-passenger seat plan for some of the 47 double-decker Airbus A380s it is set to receive from next year. The Dubai-based airline, which is the largest customer of the Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft, is first in the industry to announce an aircraft configuration of over 550 seats. The 644-passenger carriers will have business and economy classes with no first class, while two other configurations will have 490 and 514 seats in three classes, according to Gulf News. The three separate seating designs will be tailor made to different routes, with the three-class planes...
  • A380 costs, delays causing headaches at Emirates.

    03/15/2007 3:01:35 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 12 replies · 642+ views
    Air Transport World Online ^ | 15 March 2007 | Kurt Hofmann
    Emirates President Tim Clark told ATWOnline last week in Berlin that the operating costs of its A380 fleet will be higher than originally planned. "There are still an extra six tons of weight we can't get out of the A380. That will cost us extra money in operation for the next 10 or 15 years," Clark said. Emirates' 45 A380s, which constitute a $15 billion investment, each should generate $200 million for the airline annually. The weight issues are compounded by the money EK is losing because of the program's delay. "We will get our first A380 in August 2008,...
  • Emirates bails Airbus suppliers

    11/02/2006 9:47:46 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 19 replies · 610+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | November 02, 2006 11:00pm | Geoff Easdown
    EMIRATES Airlines coughed up its own funds to bail out cash-strapped suppliers of aircraft equipment caught by the Airbus super-jumbo delivery scandal. Maurice Flanagan, vice-chairman and president of Emirates Airlines, told BusinessDaily that some of the firms were not big. "They produced (parts) on the expectation the aircraft would be delivered two years ahead of the date they will now be delivered," Mr Flanagan said after arriving in Melbourne yesterday. "So we are having to bail some of them out. "Otherwise they would have gone bust. They would not have got paid until the aircraft were there." Emirates, the...
  • Emirates cancels order for 10 Airbus A340 planes (AFP)

    10/27/2006 6:28:19 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 33 replies · 1,088+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 27 October 2006 | Staff
    LONDON - Emirates airline has cancelled an order for 10 long-range Airbus A340-600 planes plus the option of 10 more, its president Tim Clark told reporters gathered at Heathrow airport on Friday. Clark said the decision had been taken because the Dubai-based carrier believed the A340 lacked the technology offered by more up-to-date planes. He added that the order had been taken up by a third party.
  • A380 crisis: Emirates sends in auditors to assess new A380 schedule

    10/27/2006 4:56:11 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 17 replies · 916+ views
    Flight International ^ | 17/10/2006 | Nicholas Ionides
    Biggest airline customer wants to find out if Airbus's revised timetable is realistic Emirates is preparing to send a team of auditors to Airbus's production facilities to try to determine if the manufacturer's new delivery schedules for its heavily delayed A380 programme are realistic. Emirates Airline president Tim Clark told Flight International: "We really need to see how much credibility there is with regards to the new delivery timings." He adds: "We have a team going there to audit their [production processes] in the middle of next month." Clark says the team of four or five Emirates employees will...
  • Emirates Orders Fleet of GEnx-powered Boeing 747-8

    10/23/2006 2:55:10 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 17 replies · 781+ views ^ | October 16, 2006 | Staff
    October 16, 2006 -- EVENDALE, OHIO -- Emirates has finalized an agreement to purchase 10 Boeing 747-8 freighters, powered by GEnx engines. The purchase agreement for the 45 GEnx engines is valued at more than $600 million (USD). Delivery is scheduled to begin in 2010. Emirates has also signed an 10-year, $300 million OnPointSM Solutions agreement for the maintenance and overhaul of the GEnx fleet. Emirates and General Electric have established a strong relationship and cooperation. As one of the world's fasting growing international airlines, the company operates CF6-powered Airbus A310s, CFM56-powered A340s, and GE90-powered 777-300ERs with an additional...
  • Emirates to buy 20 Boeing 747-8s for 5.6 bln dlrs (Freighters)

    10/08/2006 5:21:35 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 20 replies · 1,586+ views
    AFP ^ | Oct. 8, 2006
    DUBAI (AFP) - Dubai-based carrier Emirates announced plans to buy 20 747-8 Freighter planes from US aerospace giant Boeing for a total of 5.6 billion dollars. "Emirates Airline today signed a contract for 10 Boeing 747-8Fs, and announced purchase rights for a further 10 747-8Fs," the company said in a statement. "The combined value of these 20 aircraft is worth an estimated 5.6 billion US dollars at list prices." The "firm order" of 10 aircraft is valued at some 2.8 billion dollars and is scheduled for first delivery in 2010, it said. The contract was signed in Dubai by Emirates...
  • Russian missiles Will Keep UAE Shores Safe

    08/23/2006 6:20:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 1,197+ views
    Kommersant,Russia ^ | Aug. 23, 2006 | Alexandra Gritskova & Konstantin Lantratov
    Russian Rockets Will Keep Emirates Shores Safe The United Arab Emirates are in negotiations with Russia over Club-M mobile shore rockets. It is possible that a memorandum of intention will be signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Abu Dabai in October. The deal is estimated to be worth $250-300 million. It became possible after Russia and the UAE settled a conflict over the delivery of Panzir S-1 ballistic missiles. Kommersant learned of the precontractual talks from a source in the military industrial complex. According to the source, Emirates representatives were shown the Bereg mobile artillery complex and Redut...
  • Boeing Gets $3.3 Billion Order (From Emirates) for New Freighter (747-8)

    07/18/2006 7:32:13 AM PDT · by COEXERJ145 · 21 replies · 898+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | July 18, 2006 | Aude Lagorce
    FARNBOROUGH, England (MarketWatch) -- The Boeing Co. on Tuesday stepped up the pressure on archrival Airbus with a $3.3 billion order for ten of its new 747-8 cargo aircraft from Emirates. The decision is a slap in the face for Airbus at a time when the European aircraft maker is struggling to regain the trust of customers following production woes and design issues with its A350 and A380 programs. Emirates, Dubai's flagship airline, recently walked away from plans to order the freighter version of the A380 superjumbo of Airbus, which is 80% owned by EADS. "At the moment we have...
  • Supply fears will keep oil price high, volatile: CIMB ["could also surge closer to US$90"]

    05/04/2006 3:25:01 PM PDT · by familyop · 32 replies · 582+ views
    Business Times ^ | 05MAY06 | Adeline Paul Raj
    THE price of crude oil is likely to remain high and volatile this year, averaging at between US$70 and US$80 per barrel, says CIMB Securities economist Lee Heng Guie. Prices will remain high due to global concerns about the supply of the commodity, especially with the Western world's intensifying dispute with Iran. Oil hit a record US$72.20 a barrel on April 18 as Iran defied pressure to halt its nuclear programme, raising fears of a cut in supplies from the world's fourth biggest crude exporter. CIMB recently raised its crude oil price target, expecting an average of US$68 a barrel...
  • Where Is the Outrage at Bush's Dubai Arms Deal?

    05/02/2006 2:03:14 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies · 466+ views
    Freedom News ^ | May 1, 2006 | Tim
    President Bush approved a deal to allow a company from Dubai, the country that was forced to withdraw from the Portgate deal, to take over American plants that make parts for jets and tanks for the United States. Dubai is part of the United Arab Emirates, a country that continues to pay money to the families of homicide bombers and to the Hamas terrorist group. It appears to have been protecting Osama bin Laden in the late 1990s for some period of time. America was unable to bomb Osama's hideout because he was meeting with officials of the government of...
  • Iran could face sanctions over nuclear program

    04/25/2006 7:47:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies · 458+ views
    LONDON - Iran could face UN sanctions if it does not accede to demands that it suspend its nuclear enrichment program, Britains foreign secretary warned on Tuesday. The UN Security Council has set a deadline of Friday for Iran to suspend enrichment of uranium, a process that can produce fuel for nuclear reactors or material for warheads. The Iranians, in my judgment, would miscalculate if they believed that Russia or China would block appropriate and effective sanctions, which targeted the regime, not the ordinary population, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said in the House of Commons. Without going into detail, of...
  • Writing on the wall for Iran [Even the UAE and China agree.]

    04/16/2006 11:44:32 PM PDT · by familyop · 20 replies · 1,231+ views
    Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) ^ | 17APR06 | Khaleej Times
    IRAN is in the eye of the storm. Not even a week has passed since Seymour Hersh disclosed a secret US plan to attack Iran that includes a nuclear strike at its nuclear installations. And now there is this report about a mock Iran invasion exercise by the US and UK. Clearly, noose is tightening around Iran. Which is very disturbing considering the disastrous ramifications of such a campaign for the Middle East and the world. Even as the region is battling the terrible effects of the conflict in Iraq, not to talk of the impact on global economy, this...
  • Clinton vs Clinton: UAE control over US ports

    03/09/2006 6:05:06 AM PST · by DBCJR · 8 replies · 226+ views
    While Senator (Presidential candidate) Rodham-Clinton vehemently opposes the United Arab Emirates' company contracting with the USA to run our ports, her former-President husband has been consulting with the UAE about hw to obtain that contract * and lobbying illegally (unregistered) on their behalf for very lucrative fees. One recent junket there he denounced US involvement in the war, on Arab soil, during a war against Arabs + . The Clintons bring "opportunism" to new standards, playing both extremes for everything they can gain.
  • United Arab Emirates

    03/01/2006 7:28:36 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 12 replies · 348+ views
    SmartTraveller ^ | 20 December 2005 | smartraveller
    We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the United Arab Emirates because of the high threat of terrorist attack. We continue to receive reports that terrorists are planning attacks against Western interests in the United Arab Emirates. In planning your activities, consider the kind of places known to be terrorist targets which include key transport installations including air and sea ports, buildings associated with foreign companies and governments (including embassies and military sites), residential compounds, oil interests, hotels, clubs, restaurants, schools, places of worship, outdoor recreation events and tourist areas. Domestic government and military sites are...
  • Call It What It Is: Islamophobia

    02/26/2006 7:13:10 PM PST · by A. Pole · 232 replies · 3,279+ views
    National Review ^ | February 24, 2006 | Larry Kudlow
    Dubai Ports World is not a security threat. And the UAE is a friend. The brouhaha surrounding the Bush administration since it gave the green light to a United Arab Emirates company slated to manage six major U.S. ports has nothing to do with homeland security. Allow me to give this episode its proper name: Islamophobia. This UAE company - Dubai Ports World - is a commercial administrator. They are not a security company, and should the deal go through they will not be in charge of security at a half-dozen U.S. ports. That responsibility remains tight in the...
  • Did UAE Save Bin Laden? -- Richard Clarke's Phone Call and Osama's Escape

    02/24/2006 10:05:16 AM PST · by bigsky · 133 replies · 4,528+ views
    Human Events ^ | February 24, 2006 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Before President Bush gets anywhere near casting his first veto to ensure that the government of the United Arab Emirates can manage elements of six U.S. ports, someone ought to put before him pages 137-139 of The 9/11 Commission Report. If Bush doesnt then cancel the UAE port deal, Congress must demand testimony from every person named in those pages and the footnotes. That includes former Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet; former CIA Deputy Director for Operations James Pavitt; former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger; Gen. Hugh Shelton, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Maj. Gen....
  • Does Dubai Port World have contracts with Bin Laden Construction?

    02/23/2006 11:59:54 AM PST · by bigbear82 · 12 replies · 1,495+ views ^ | 02-23-06 | Sage G. Rafferty
    Has Dubai Port World, the company that was given management responsibilities of several U.S. ports, had any contracts with Bin Laden Construction Company in the past? Do they have contracts with them now? If Dubai Port World itself does not have contracts with the company, its owners might. In order for a foreigner to start a business in the Emirates, he/she must get a citizen of the UAE to sponsor it - in other words to basically own it. Dubai Port World is actually owned by citizens, but it is run by foreigners. Many UAE citizens own multiple businesses without...
  • Now, Democrats want national security...

    02/22/2006 7:42:48 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 25 replies · 822+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2-22-06 | Michelle Malkin
    Now, mirabile dictu, some of the same Democrats who have routinely lambasted such profiling are rushing to the floors of Congress and in front of TV cameras espousing these very same policies. The impetus: the White House's boneheaded insistence on ramming through a $7 billion deal giving United Arab Emirates-owned Dubai Ports World control over significant operations at six major American ports in New York, New Jersey, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Miami....
  • Lawmakers urge review of Arab ports deal

    02/17/2006 7:08:41 AM PST · by atlaw · 19 replies · 580+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 17, 2006 | Ted Bridis and Delvin Barrett: Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Thursday rebuffed criticism about potential security risks of a $6.8 billion sale that gives a company in the United Arab Emirates control over significant operations at six major American ports, including New Orleans. Lawmakers asked the White House to reconsider its earlier approval of the deal. The sale to state-owned Dubai Ports World was "rigorously reviewed" by a U.S. committee that considers security threats when foreign companies seek to invest in U.S. industry, National Security Council spokesman Frederick Jones said. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, run by the Treasury Department,...
  • United Arab Emirates firm to operate six major U.S. ports

    02/13/2006 1:11:06 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 54 replies · 1,252+ views ^ | Monday, February 13, 2006
    United Arab Emirates firm to operate six major U.S. ports SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Monday, February 13, 2006 WASHINGTON The Bush administration has approved a deal in which a United Arab Emirates company would operate six major ports in the United States. A U.S. government panel has determined that the UAE firm, DP World, would not endanger national security. DP World, based in Dubai, has offered $6.8 billion for the purchase of a British firm that operates the ports of Baltimore, Miami, New York, New Jersey, New Orleans and Philadelphia. DP World intends to acquire the London-based Peninsular and...
  • Air Drunk Jailed

    01/10/2006 1:37:08 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 40 replies · 547+ views
    7Days ^ | Tuesday, 10 January 2006 | Staff
    A drunken British tourist on a flight to Dubai tried to throttle an Emirates cabin crew member after she refused to serve him more booze, a court heard. Roger Caine, 56, was stormed to the back of the Manchester to Dubai flight and attacked the 25-year-old crew member, yelling four-letter abuse about Arabs and Muslims. He warned her she should be scared of him because he was Jewish and she was a Muslim. Caine, from Manchester, was jailed for three months and fined dhs 5,000 by Dubai court. The crew member, an Egyptian, told the court that she decided...
  • Leader of Dubai dies in Australia

    01/04/2006 12:00:32 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 1,911+ views ^ | January 4, 2006
    The ruler of emirate of Dubai, also the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, died on Wednesday in Australia. Maktoum, 60, had reportedly suffered from heart problems. "The UAE has today lost a historical leader who dedicated his life to building the nation and doing good for its people," an official statement read. His brother, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is currently the Defense Minister of the UAE, will replace the former leader as ruler of Dubai, while UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan will...
  • Israeli delegation operating in Dubai, United Arab Emirates after elaborate diplomacy

    09/03/2005 11:03:44 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 1,133+ views (excerpt) ^ | September 4, 2005 | Yoav Stern
    Excerpt - The opening of the Israeli diplomatic mission in Dubai several weeks ago was the culmination of a series of elaborate contacts Israel has been developing with the United Arab Emirates for years. By using secret diplomacy, the Foreign Ministry has succeeded in adding the Emirates to the list of Arab countries that have diplomatic ties with Israel. But how does one establish a foreign mission in a country that refuses to make its relations with Israel public? The answer is simple. The Israeli diplomats serving at the mission in Dubai are undercover as foreign businessmen. Three diplomats, and...
  • Boeing, Emirates Celebrate Delivery of Airline's First Two 777-300ERs

    03/28/2005 10:51:23 PM PST · by Righty_McRight · 14 replies · 876+ views
    Boeing ^ | March 28, 2005 | Staff
    EVERETT, Wash., March 28, 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE; BA] and Emirates officials, led by the airline's Chairman H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum and Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Alan Mulally, on Friday celebrated delivery of the airline's first two Boeing 777-300ER airplanes. The Dubai-based airline will receive 10 777-300ERs this year, with four coming from International Lease Finance Corp (ILFC) and six from General Electric Commercial Aviation Service (GECAS). The airline currently operates 21 Boeing 777s and plans to increase its fleet through lease and direct purchases to 51 by late 2007, making it one of the world's largest...
  • United Arab Emirates gets first ever snow fall

    12/30/2004 8:05:44 AM PST · by bedolido · 70 replies · 3,861+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 12/30/2004 | staff writer
    Snow has fallen over the United Arab Emirates for the first time ever, leaving a white blanket over the mountains of Ras al-Khayma. With the desert country experiencing a cold spell and above-average rainfall, Dubai airport's meteorology department said on Thursday that snow fell over the al-Jiys mountain range in the most northerly member of the UAE federation. The Gulf News daily reported that the mountain cluster, 1737 metres above sea level, "had heavy night-time snowfall for the past two days as a result of temperatures dropping to as low as -5C". On Monday, 12.6 millimetres of rain fell on...