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  • Sharjah excavations unearth objects dated as early as 8,000BC

    01/07/2016 11:09:14 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    The National (UAE) ^ | January 5, 2016 | Thaer Zriqat
    Bronze ore smelting workshops, burial grounds, clay homes, stone tools and anvils are among the items unearthed last year in archaeological digs. Several excavations at sites across Sharjah, including in Mleiha, Al Faya, Wadi Al Hilo, Tell Abraq and Dibba Al Hisn, revealed a wealth of discoveries dating from half a million years ago. In Mleiha, in the central region of the emirate, a Belgian team from Ghent University found remains of homes made of clay containing pottery, as well as burial grounds... Carbon testing showed the finds dated back between 8,000BC and the Islamic era, the authority said, though...
  • Seven Smuggled Forged 'Eye Scan Pass" Seals Into UAE

    05/19/2013 11:24:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies ^ | May 19, 2013 | by Eman Al Baik
    "Seven smuggled forged 'eye scan pass' seals into UAE Seven Uzbeks, including a woman, brought 60 seals through Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports" SNIPPET: "Seven Uzbeks, including a woman, allegedly smuggled 60 forged eye scan seals into the UAE through Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports and used them, the Dubai Criminal Court heard."

 SNIPPET: "We also confiscated in his car some forged stamps. He confessed to getting the stamps from MJA who in turn had got them from MYY,” he testified. 

Searching his two flats in Al Nahda area, police confiscated ten other eye scan pass seals in addition to...
  • Sharjah police conduct door to door hunt for unwed couples

    04/23/2010 8:37:39 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 530+ views
    The National ^ | April 22, 2010 | Yasin Kakande
    SHARJAH // Police are going door-to-door looking for couples living out of wedlock. Officers have already arrested one couple living together in al Qadissiya since the new campaign began on Monday. Police say they will initially target more densely populated residential areas before spreading the net to include the whole emirate. Police are knocking on doors and demanding to see evidence that couples under the same roof are married. Brig Musa al Naqbi, the head of Sharjah Police CID, said yesterday: We managed to find one couple, an Arab man and an Asian woman, illegally staying together. The couple also...
  • 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...
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World #5

    09/30/2006 10:18:39 AM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 5,021 replies · 17,934+ views
    CIA ^ | Page last updated: 07/27/2006 | National Intelligence Council's "Global Trends 2015
    "Global Trends 2015" Terrorism-Related Excerpts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following items are terrorism-related items from the National Intelligence Council's "Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment Experts" report (December 2000). Transnational Terrorism (page 50) States with poor governance; ethnic, cultural, or religious tensions; weak economies; and porous borders will be prime breeding grounds for terrorism. In such states, domestic groups will challenge the entrenched government, and transnational networks seeking safehavens. At the same time, the trend away from state-supported political terrorism and toward more diverse, free-wheeling, transnational networksenabled by information technologywill continue. Some of the states that actively sponsor...
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World #4.

    08/07/2006 3:43:15 PM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 5,043 replies · 13,859+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 02, 2006 | Walid Phares on the Mideast
    Tehran & Damascus Move to Lebanon Lebanon-born Walid Phares is a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Author of the recent book Future Jihad, he was also one of the architects of 2004s United Nations resolution 1559, which called for the disarming of Hezbollah. NRO editor Kathryn Lopez recently talked to Phares about whats going on in the Mideast, what happened to the Cedar Revolution, and this war were all in. Kathryn Jean Lopez: What is Future Jihad? Are we seeing it in the Mideast now? Walid Phares: Future Jihad, which has already begun, refers to...
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World.

    06/16/2006 2:08:19 PM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 4,622 replies · 13,190+ views
    the Middle East Quarterly ^ | SPRING 2006 VOLUME XIII: NUMBER 2 | David Kennedy Houck
    The Islamist Challenge to the U.S. Constitution by David Kennedy Houck First in Europe and now in the United States, Muslim groups have petitioned to establish enclaves in which they can uphold and enforce greater compliance to Islamic law. While the U.S. Constitution enshrines the right to religious freedom and the prohibition against a state religion, when it comes to the rights of religious enclaves to impose communal rules, the dividing line is more nebulous. Can U.S. enclaves, homeowner associations, and other groups enforce Islamic law? Such questions are no longer theoretical. While Muslim organizations first established enclaves in Europe,[1]...
  • Iranian Islands in the Persian Gulf and the Arabs

    12/27/2005 3:02:17 PM PST · by Khashayar · 8 replies · 1,140+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | Dec 27, 2005 | Bahman Aghai Diba
    The Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu-Musa Islands are situated near the Straight of Hurmuz in the Persian Gulf, south of Iran. The Lesser Tunb is 22 miles from the mainland of Iran. The Lesser Tunb is 17 miles from the Iranian land. Both of them are not able to sustain living and they had never inhabitants. Abu- Musa is the home for a limited number of people (less than 50 households). The Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu-Musa Islands have been part of Iran since the times immemorial. In the Nineteenth Century, they were parts of the "Lengheh Territory"...
  • Iranian airplane carrying 35 passengers crashes in UAE

    02/10/2004 12:42:18 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 12 replies · 192+ views
    An Iranian plane transporting approximately 35 people is crushed in Charjah AFP|10.02.04|09h35 A plane of the Iranian company Kish Airways transporting approximately 35 people was crushed Tuesday with Charjah, one of the seven members of the federation of the linked Arab Emirates, indicated the police.L' plane was crushed whereas it was on the point of landing with the international airport of the emirate, specified a spokesman of the police force.