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  • State Dep’t Asks UAE Why It Labelled CAIR a Terrorist Group

    11/18/2014 10:12:32 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/18/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    A State Department spokesman said Monday the administration was seeking clarity from the United Arab Emirates over its decision to list two American Muslim groups as terrorist organizations. Spokesman Jeff Rathke seemed unaware that one of the two groups, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has long been engaged in outreach programs with the U.S. government. CAIR and MAS have expressed shock at the move, with MAS saying it would look to the U.S. government to help. “The State Department works...with CAIR all the time, no?” a reporter asked. “I mean, there’s all sorts of outreach programs between the government...
  • United Arab Emirates Designates Muslim 'Civil Rights' Group CAIR as a Terror Organization

    11/18/2014 7:47:22 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/18/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The Council on American Islamic Relations, better known as CAIR, has been designated by the United Arab Emirates as a terror group comparable to ISIS and Al Qaeda. More from Fox News: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was one of 82 groups around the world designated terrorist organizations by the United Arab Emirates, placing it in the company of Al Qaeda, Islamic State and others. While CAIR has previously been linked to Hamas, it has held hundreds of meetings with White House officials on a wide range of community issues and has sought to present itself as a mainstream...
  • United Arab Emirates Designates CAIR, Muslim American Society As Terrorist Groups

    11/17/2014 6:18:01 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/15/14 | Daily Caller Staff
    The United Arab Emirates has officially designated 83 groups as terrorist organizations, including two based in the U.S., the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society.
  • UAE designates CAIR a terrorist group

    11/16/2014 8:19:58 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 5 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11/16/2014 | William A. Jacobson
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations is the hyper-aggressive group which designates almost anyone critical even of radical Islam as “Islamophobic.” CAIR has done more than any group, except perhaps the Southern Poverty Law Center, at chilling speech on topics of national and international concern. CAIR also is a key component of the Democratic Party coalition, using its media savvy to demonize opponents. I wonder how CAIR is going to wiggle out of being designated by the United Arab Emirates as a terrorist group? Is the UAE “Islamophobic”? Rosie Gray at Buzzfeed Reports: The United Arab Emirates has listed two American...
  • UAE Lists American Muslim Groups As Terrorist Organizations

    11/15/2014 1:35:02 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | Nov. 15, 2014 | Rosie Gray
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society were reportedly among those to be listed as terror groups by the United Arab Emirates. WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates has listed two American Muslim organizations on its list of designated terrorist groups, according to an announcement released on state media on Saturday. The UAE has classified the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society as terrorist groups, according to a story on the website of WAM, the official news agency. Also reportedly designated as terror groups were the Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim Association of Britain,...
  • Report: UAE, Textron in discussions about Scorpion jet

    11/03/2014 10:37:51 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    THE WICHITA EAGLE ^ | 11/03/2014 | MOLLY MCMILLIN
    The United Arab Emirates is in serious discussions with Textron AirLand about buying the new Scorpion jet, sources told Defense Daily. The Scorpion, designed and built in Wichita, is in flight testing. The plane was designed to be an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance airplane with strike capabilities, Textron officials have said. But sources told Defense Daily that the UAE is considering the Scorpion for its aerobatic squadron Al Fursan, which flies the Alenia Aermacchi MB-339. A purchase for Al Fursan would be a first step in a larger relationship, the report said. Textron’s policy is not to comment about possible...
  • Why Did Hundreds of Common Core Implementers Meet in Dubai?

    11/02/2014 3:07:05 PM PST · by wtd · 50 replies
    Creeping Shariah ^ | November 2, 2014 | Creeping Shariah
    A concerned Williamson County [Tenn.] parent stumbled upon < a href="http://www.menacommoncore.com">this, “On October 24 and 25, hundreds of schools, leadership teams, and teachers from across the region will gather in Dubai, to learn about the Common Core State Standards, share curricula and best practices, and network with each other.” "If Common Core is local and state-led why are they holding Common Core conferences in the Middle East including more than 20 other nations? If Williamson Strong is local and parent-led why is their logo included among the international organizations sponsoring this event?” asks Julie West. And, what is MENA? Middle...
  • Biden continues to apologize; first Turkey, now UAE

    10/06/2014 5:53:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    McClatchydc.com ^ | October 6, 2014 | Roy Gutman
    ISTANBUL — Vice President Joe Biden apologized to the United Arab Emirates Sunday for charging that the oil-rich ally had been supporting al Qaida and other jihadi groups in Syria's internal war, his second apology in as many days to a key participant in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State extremists.
  • Biden Apologizes to Islamist Leader of Turkey for Linking Him to ISIS

    10/05/2014 3:30:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 10/4/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Under the Islamist AKP, Turkey has become a state sponsor of terror. Its links to ISIS are the worst kept secret in the region as ISIS fighters treat Turkey as a gateway to the ISIS Jihad.But Biden made the mistake of quoting Erdogan and had to apologize for it. Vice President Biden on Saturday apologized to Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for saying the Turkish leader admitted his country made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria.Biden spoke directly to Erdogan to “clarify” comments made on Thursday at Harvard University and apologized for “any implication” that Turkey or...
  • Etihad Airlines’ Luxury Suite in the Sky (With your own gourmet chef, too.)

    10/02/2014 11:30:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 56 replies
    AIRSPACEMAG.COM ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 | Zach Rosenberg
    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, already has among the most lavish first-class cabins in the business, and it’s about to step up its game another notch. The airline will soon take delivery of ten double-decker Airbus A380s with a new twist: in addition to the usual luxurious first class service, passengers will be able to book “The Residence,” an immaculately outfitted three-room suite, featuring a chilled minibar stocked with fine wines, a dedicated bathroom with a shower—and best of all, trained butlers serving chef-cooked gourmet meals. It’s the kind of luxury one would expect only...
  • Islamic State: Arab female F-16 pilot stirs debate in Muslim world

    10/01/2014 3:41:10 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 | Christa Case Bryant
    UAE fighter pilot Mariam al-Mansouri shot to fame last week for her role in a US-led bombing campaign in Syria. While Americans hailed her pluck, for Arabs it's more complicated. JERUSALEM — Last week Mariam al-Mansouri, a F-16 pilot from the United Arab Emirates, was introduced to the world. Smiling out from under her helmet and hijab after launching air strikes in Syria, part of a US-led campaign against Islamic State, her image went viral. For some Americans, she was a sort of Katharine Hepburn meets Amelia Earhart who had shattered prevalent stereotypes of Arab women. A popular Internet meme...
  • Female UAE pilot’s family disowns her for bombing Islamic State

    09/26/2014 10:12:12 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 09/26/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Wattan,tv headline is: “Emirati Mansouri family disowns their daughter Mariam for participating in the United States bombing of Syrian targets.” “Mariam Al Mansouri: Female Pilot Disowned By Family For Bombing ISIS Terrorists In Syria,” Inquisitr, September 25, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): The Mansouri family also called for support for the Syrian revolution, calling for “all factions and battalions operating on the scene Shamiyah to unite and join forces and efforts to a single goal, which is to drop the Assad regime.” The family also appears to have announced support specifically for the ISIS terrorist organization, saying...
  • WATCH How This Gutsy ‘First’ Of A Kind Fighter Pilot Is Blowing Up Both ISIS Targets And Stereotypes

    09/25/2014 8:16:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 25, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    WATCH How This Gutsy ‘First’ Of A Kind Fighter Pilot Is Blowing Up Both ISIS Targets And Stereotypes Even as women in parts of the Arab world fight the prohibition against their driving a car on public roads... Even as women in parts of the Arab world fight the prohibition against their driving a car on public roads, one extraordinary Arab woman is driving an F-16 in the fight against Islamic State terrorism. Fox News confirms that 35-year-old Major Mariam Al Mansouri — the first female air force pilot from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — has taken part in...
  • UAE’s first female fighter pilot likely dropping bombs on ISIS militants in Syria

    09/24/2014 2:25:55 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 27 replies
    Daily News ^ | 9/24/14 | SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    She’s raining bombs on terrorist thugs. The first female pilot in the United Arab Emirates' air force is reportedly taking part in the coalition air strikes against ISIS militants hiding in Syria.
  • Egypt prepares for wider attack on Libya with UAE funding and French-Saudi support

    09/16/2014 6:31:12 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 6 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | 9/16/2014 | Staff
    Egyptian armed forces are preparing for the execution of an extensive operation inside Libya in order to fight the revolutionaries and support the militias that are loyal to the UAE in Tripoli and Benghazi including troops commandeered by Brigadier General Khalifa Haftar, high ranking officials revealed. The operation may include a possible ground invasion in East Libya with French aerial cover and funding from the UAE in order to enable Haftar to decisively win the battle, the sources told the Asrar Arabiya website. The site said Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thani's visit to the UAE on Tuesday last week came...
  • Abu Dhabi Legal Expert Explains the Three Divorce Rule

    08/26/2014 1:55:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    A legal expert from the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department has clarified Sharia rules on divorce after a case last week where a couple sought to divorce for the third time. Muna Al Raeesi, head of legal aid at ADJD, said that when a husband and wife divorced for the first time, there was a waiting period known as “idda”, which is designed to give the couple time to reconcile without finalising the divorce procedure. The waiting period lasts for three of the wife’s menstrual cycles to ensure she is not pregnant. If she is pregnant, it lasts until the child...
  • US Surprised by Egypt, UAE Airstrikes on Libyan Militants

    08/26/2014 9:26:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 08/27/2014
    Senior U.S. officials said Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched airstrikes against Islamic militants in the Libyan capital twice in the past week. U.S. officials told reporters that the move caught the United States by surprise, potentially dealing a blow to relations between Washington, Cairo and the Emirates. U.S. officials said Egypt provided the base for the launch of the airstrikes, and the U.A.E. provided the aircraft and pilots. Egypt has not publicly acknowledged any role in the air strikes. The UAE had no immediate comment. The first strike took place in Tripoli a week ago and targeted...
  • 70-Year-Old Emirati Woman Claims 'Angel Maid Turned a Demon'

    08/19/2014 1:29:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Maryam Alyammahi
    Sri Lankan maid in custodyA housemaid who is accused of harassing her old Emirati employer has been arrested. The 70-year-old woman, named Aisha, lives alone in Sharjah. Her son, Omar, had arranged for the maid, who hails from Sri Lanka, through an agency last month, since his mother refused to live with him. In the beginning she was extremely helpful, kind and looked after the old lady as if she was her own mother. “She was almost like a sweet angel,” said Aisha. “ I was so happy with her that I gave her one of my mobile phones. Later,...
  • 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...
  • Emirates to stop flying over Iraq after MH17 disaster

    07/29/2014 9:53:24 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | July 28, 2014
    Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect against the threat of Islamic militants on the ground. The airline told the BBC it was taking "precautionary measures" and "working on alternative routing plans for flights using Iraqi airspace". The move follows the Malaysian Airlines' Flight MH17 disaster. MH17 was shot down while flying over Ukraine. Emirates said it is already re-routing some flights. It will take a few days for the re-routing to be completed, the airline added. "We are closely monitoring the situation along with international agencies, and will never compromise the safety of our customers and crew,"...
  • Woman Begs to Cover Daughter’s Wedding Cost

    07/26/2014 3:30:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014
    A fellow countrywoman encouraged herAn Asian woman was arrested by Abu Dhabi Police officers while she was asking for handouts in front of a mosque. The woman, who entered the UAE on tourist visa, was sitting on the ground preying on people’s emotions and humanitarian spirit, seeking alms through mendicancy to provide for her daughter’s wedding expenses in her home country. “There is no place for beggars in our society,” said Colonel Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid, Acting Director of the Capital Police Directorate. He said that special teams had been set up to carry out extensive inspection campaigns to arrest...
  • Woman Converts to Islam Day Before She Dies in Abu Dhabi

    07/24/2014 6:34:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Married to Muslim in Abu DhabiA woman who had stuck to her religion despite her marriage to a Muslim finally decided to convert to Islam while she was in hospital in Abu Dhabi having treatment for cancer. A day after she converted, the woman died. The woman had been bed-ridden in hospital for months before doctors told her husband that her case became incurable after cancer spread through several parts of her body. A day before her death, her husband called the Abu Dhabi judicial department and asked them to send a woman for his wife to perform her conversion...
  • Hanging underwear on neighbour's door?

    07/02/2014 5:02:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Man hangs underwear on the door, rings the bell, then fleesAn Asian man living in Ras Al Khaimah had a weird habit that did not impress his neighours – hanging women’s underwear at their doors, ringing the bell and fleeing. As if he enjoyed doing it, the man kept annoying his neighbours until they decided to install a security camera to hunt the intruder. Policemen watching the film were surprised to see the man tiptoeing towards his neighbour’s house under the cover of night, hanging women’s underwear at their door and ringing the bell before running away. Police managed to...
  • No Dog Meat Sold at Fujairah Restaurant: Officials

    06/15/2014 2:21:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 14, 2014
    No dog meat sold at Fujairah restaurant: officials Municipality vows to prosecute those behind the social network rumoursFujairah authorities have denied rumours floated on social networks that a local restaurant sold dog meat meals to consumers and other restaurants and vowed to prosecute those who are behind the report. Fujairah municipality Director Mohammed Al Afkham said the restaurant shown in the report is located in another country and that it is intended to hurt the UAE’s image. Quoted by local newspapers, he said the UAE carries out strict health standards when it comes to food imports and that all restaurants...
  • UAE Fast Food Brand Opens First US Restaurant

    06/06/2014 10:39:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, June 06, 2014
    More stores to follow in the next few monthsHome-grown UAE-based fast food chain Just Falafel has opened its first US franchises in San Francisco, California, the company announced in a media statement on Thursday. As the first of 168 franchises to come in North America and Canada, the company said it has reached a major milestone in its international expansion with the new restaurant located in Fremont, close to Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company has signed new area franchise agreements with different partners in key locations including New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Texas and Los...
  • Sudden Stops Kill: Refuel Vehicles on Time, Says Dubai Police

    05/31/2014 1:46:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, May 31, 2014 | Mohammed El Sadafy
    4 killed this year due to suddenly stopping on Dubai roadsFailure to refuel vehicles on time, as soon as the low fuel light in your vehicle goes on, can have fatal consequences, warned Dubai Police. According to Dubai Police statistics, four accidents due to vehicles suddenly stopping in the middle of the road or on the hard shoulder were reported in the first three months of this year, resulting in four deaths and injuring eight people. Statistics also show that 2013 witnessed three such accidents, which resulted in four deaths and two injuries. Major Ahmad Ateeq Al Ketbi, Director of...
  • Tremors Felt Across UAE; 5.1 Earthquake Rocks Gulf

    05/27/2014 12:57:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | Bindu Rai and Parag Deulgaonkar
    Earthquake impact: UAE residents take to social networking sitesThe UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology has issued a Seismic Risk Report in wake of the 5.1 earthquake near Qeshm, Iran, that was felt in parts of the UAE. The report states the alert level for the UAE has been turned on for now, with a warning that the level may be revised if necessary. The report states the earthquake occurred at 9.44am in the Southern Iran region, approximately 279km North East from Abu Dhabi, 156km North East from Dubai and 52km North West from Ash Sham. The epicentre of...
  • Germany second in US foreign lobbying list (UAE is first)

    05/17/2014 12:31:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 May 2014 10:45 GMT+02:00 | Tom Bristow
    Germany spends the second most amount of money on lobbying in Washington by foreign governments. Only the United Arab Emirates splashed out more in 2013, according to research by a US foundation. The Sunlight Foundation has launched a tool called Foreign Influence Explorer, which analyzes spending by foreign bodies or their paid representatives reported to the US Department of Justice. The German government came second in the list, spending $12 million on lobbying in 2013. […] A German company was also the most active private foreign firm lobbying last year. Deutsche Telekom spent almost $12 million on lobbying US officials...
  • 'Fake Doctors in UAE Closer to Witchcraft'

    05/05/2014 5:14:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, May 05, 2014
    Ministry of Health warns public about fake doctorsThe Ministry of Health (MOH) has warned the public against practices of fake doctors who provide medical treatment without the approval of the authorities. “The society has foreseen some malpractices by a group of fake doctors, who are not licensed by the UAE health authorities, and claim that they have the ability to provide treatment for difficult cases. “Such claims are closer to magic and witchcraft,” said Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health and Licensing at the MOH. Recently, inspectors of the ministry busted a fake chiropractor in the Northern Emirates...
  • Asian Dets Death for Adultery in Abu Dhabi (Stoning)

    05/05/2014 5:11:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, May 04, 2014
    An Abu Dhabi criminal court sentenced an Asian housemaid to stoning to death after she was found guilty of committing adultery while married. The maid had been rushed to hospital following abdominal pains and tests showed she was pregnant after sleeping with another man. Newspapers said the maid confessed in court that she committed adultery and the judge handed down the sentence on the basis of her confession in line with Islamic law. It was the first time in many years that a person was sentenced to stoning to death in such a case in the UAE. Judicial sources said...
  • Emirati Wives in Bad Health Ask Husbands to Marry Again… But the Husbands Refuse

    04/06/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, April 06, 2014
    Two Emirati wives suffering from serious illnesses set an example of love and sacrifice when they asked their husbands to marry again. Their husbands were equally loving and sacrificial and rejected their wives’ requests. The two separate cases have been handled by Dubai’s government family guidance centre which said it was struck by such mutual feelings. The first case involved a woman who is suffering from cancer and wanted her husband to have another wife after she felt she no longer can please her husband. “She came to us after she failed to persuade her husband to marry. She said...
  • Exclusive: The mysterious journey of the Libya oil tanker

    03/20/2014 5:28:40 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:23am EDT | Ulf Laessing, Jonathan Saul, Steve Stecklow, Lin Noueihed and David Sheppard
    (Reuters) - What began late last year as a routine new assignment for Pakistani sea captain Mirza Noman Baig ended in a dramatic night-time rescue as U.S. special forces seized the ship his family said he was forced to operate by Libyan rebels. ... Baig's family say the captain received direct orders from Saud Al Anazi, the head of ZAD Group, to stop near a rebel-held eastern Libyan port. Here, according to Baig's family and Libyan officials, armed men boarded and loaded the ship with oil. ... ZAD's Anazi denied involvement in any plan to help the rebels sell oil....
  • 'Pavement Lunged And Hit Me', Driver Tells Sharjah Police

    03/12/2014 5:53:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    An Emirati driver who damaged his car by hitting a pavement in Sharjah told police it was not his fault and that the pavement lunged and hit his car. Astonished police men rushed to the accident site on Mlaiha road in the emirate after receiving a phone call from the 22-year-old driver claiming he was a victim of a pavement attack. “When the police men arrived, he told them that he was driving normally when the pavement changed direction, lunged at his car and hit it,” Banat Zayed website said. “Police recorded the accident and decided to send the man...
  • 52 Fake Passports Smuggled in Through Dubai Cargo Village

    03/08/2014 1:58:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, March 08, 2014
    Dubai Customs intercepts shipmentDubai Customs inspectors at Cargo Village Customs Center last year seized 52 fake passports which were intended to be smuggled into the UAE. Hamid Rasheed, Director of Air Customs Centres Management at Dubai Customs, said "Parcels that contained personal and commercial items, as stated in their declarations, went through regular clearance procedures. “Customs inspectors became suspicious of their content after they had undergone the document analysis test. X-ray images indicated the presence of internationally significant official documents." He stressed the continued efforts of Dubai Customs to detect such crimes that jeopardise national security, in line with DC’s...
  • 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. …
  • 7 Girls Kill Driver Who Tried to Pimp on Them in Al Ain

    02/21/2014 11:21:27 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, February 20, 2014
    They pretended to give him a massage before tying him up and strangling himA Filipina and six Bangladeshi women joined hands to murder a private driver by strangling him to death in the eastern oasis town of Al Ain after he forced them to indulge in vice, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The unnamed driver had pretended he would give the seven girls a lift to Al Ain from another emirate to look for a job but he locked them up at his Al Ain apartment and started to pimp on them, the semi official daily Alittihad said. The girls...
  • UAE Navy gets sixth Baynunah Corvette Class ship

    02/08/2014 1:03:32 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | 8 February 2014 | WAM
    The Baynunah Corvette Class Programme is one of the biggest warship construction programme implemented by the ADSB for the UAE Navy. The Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB) has delivered Al Hili, the sixth and last of the Baynunah Corvette Class Programme, to the UAE Navy in a grand ceremony attended by Rear Admiral Ibrahim Al Musharrakh, Commander of the UAE Naval Forces, top navy officers and Khaled Al Maraikhi, Chief Operating Officer, ADSB, and Chief of Pakistani Naval Staff Admiral Asif Sandila. Baynunah Corvettes are a unique class of warship with multi-mission capabilities, including coastal patrol and surveillance, mine...
  • UAE Energy Forum: Shale Gas Is Not A Threat

    01/15/2014 5:07:43 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | January 14, 2014 | Ahmed Maameri
    Arab Gulf States, which hold some 60 percent of the world’s known energy reserves, should introduce new legislation to cut domestic energy consumption in order to maintain supply obligations to international customers, the United Arab Emirates’ Energy Minister said. “Given the trend we’re observing with Gulf countries emerging as major energy consumers, it is clear that the region has entered a new era,” His Excellency Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouei told the 150 delegates gathered at The 5th Gulf Intelligence U.A.E. Energy Forum, held in Abu Dhabi Monday under the theme Global Energy Outlook 2020. “It will now require new policies...
  • Dutch soccer team heads to Abu Dhabi without Israeli player

    01/07/2014 5:08:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 6, 2014, 2:43 pm | (JTA and Times of Israel staff)
    A Dutch soccer team is facing criticism for playing in Abu Dhabi despite the emirate’s refusal to let in the team’s Israeli defender. Two Dutch politicians and several media criticized the team, Vitesse of Arnhem, over the weekend for agreeing to play in Abu Dhabi despite the refusal Saturday to let Dan Mori into the country for matches against two German teams. Geert Wilders, leader of the rightist, pro-Israel Party for Freedom, on Sunday called the team cowardly on his Twitter account. “Vitesse shouldn’t have gone to the United Arab Emirates to protest the refusal to let Mori in. They...
  • Blow for Britain and BAE Systems as UAE rules out Eurofighter deal

    12/19/2013 9:59:34 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Telegraph, UK ^ | 19 Dec 2013 | Alan Tovey
    Britain fails to seal multi-billion pound deal to sell 60 Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighters to the United Arab Emirates Defence group BAE's hopes of exporting its Typhoon fighter have been dealt a blow after the United Arab Emirates ended negotiations about buying the jet. The Gulf nation had been in talks over a multi-billion pound deal to buy 60 of the twin-engine supersonic fighters as it looks to upgrade its air force. "The UAE have advised that they have elected not to proceed with these proposals at this time," Britain's biggest defence company said in a statement as the market...
  • Why When We Say 'Racism' Do We Think of White Racism?

    12/04/2013 4:32:12 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 11 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 4 December 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Some time ago I found an interesting post in a blog by an Indian in London. The post, now removed, was entitled "Dubai - Still Racist?", and said: Dubai (and the UAE) then and now is arguably one amongst the more institutionally racist places in the world with a strict hierarchy of privilege. Arabs are at the top of the heap, followed closely by Western Europeans and US (called the Whites in Dubai), Eastern Europeans, Philipinos and finally Indians and Pakistanis. The different communities were completely isolated from each other in terms of housing, schools, social clubs – it...
  • Boeing Scores $100B in Orders at Airshow, Inks New Supply Deal

    11/18/2013 8:28:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    FOX Business ^ | November 18, 2013 | Jennifer Booten
    Shares of Boeing (BA) climbed into the green early Monday after the jet maker unveiled fresh orders for its upcoming 777x and struck a new supply deal with a major firm in the United Arab Emirates. The Chicago-based Dreamliner maker racked up roughly $100 billion in orders with Middle Eastern carriers on the first day of the 2013 Dubai Airshow. The 342 orders in the fast-growing market doubled those awarded to rival Airbus.
  • Dubai's Emirates Air Orders 150 Boeing 777X Planes Worth $76 Billion

    11/17/2013 11:14:19 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 17, 2013 | RORY JONES
    DUBAI—Emirates Airline on Sunday placed a $76 billion order with Boeing Co. BA +0.73% at the Dubai airshow for 150 of the manufacturer's new 777X aircraft, helping make the model the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history. The Dubai-based carrier, which is the world's largest international airline by capacity, is the biggest scalp so far for Boeing as it is the largest operator of the manufacturer's current 777 fleet, with more than 120 in service. Qatar Airways, meanwhile, placed an order for 50 Boeing 777X worth $19 billion, and Emirates said it had purchase rights for a further 50...
  • Nasrallah: Only alternative to deal with Iran is war

    11/13/2013 2:45:24 PM PST · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 13, 2013, 10:22 pm
    Failure to reach a deal between Iran and world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program could lead to a war in the Middle East, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said Wednesday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is doing everything he can to make the Iranian nuclear negotiations [in Geneva] with the P5+1 countries fail,” Nasrallah accused Wednesday. In a rare public appearance in south Beirut on the eve of the Ashoura holiday, commemorated by Shiite Muslims as a day of mourning for the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, the terror chief said the Israeli prime minister was “furious [at the prospect of an...
  • Obama's foreign affairs radicalism carries a heavy cost

    11/10/2013 12:24:26 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 9, 2013 | John Bolton
    Under Barack Obama, American influence in the Middle East has sunk to levels not seen since before World War II. From Israel to Saudi Arabia, from Egypt to the United Arab Emirates, our friends are shaking their heads, wondering why we have seemingly taken leave of our senses. Across this vital region, Obama is effectively empowering our opponents and turning his back on U.S. supporters and allies. He has openly courted implacable adversaries like Tehran's ayatollahs and the Muslim Brotherhood, allowed Chinese penetration to reach unprecedented levels and restored Russian clout to pre-1979 proportions. And Obama is far from finished....
  • US defence firms eye $10.8bn UAE, Saudi sales

    10/16/2013 2:29:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    arabian Business.com ^ | 16 October 2013 | Andy Sambidge
    US defence firms eye $10.8bn UAE, Saudi sales Defence firms in the US are looking to sell military hardware worth $10.8bn to the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency said it has notified Congress of the possible foreign military sales to the Gulf countries, with Boeing and Raytheon named as suppliers. The proposal includes the first US sales to Middle East allies of new Raytheon and Boeing weapons that can be launched at a distance from Saudi F-15 and UAE F-16 fighters. The Boeing Expanded-Response Standoff Land Attack Missile and Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon give those nations...
  • Dh200,000 Diya Saves Killer From Gallows ($55K USD)

    10/03/2013 3:34:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, October 03, 2013
    A killer who had been sentenced to death for premeditated murder was saved from the gallows when the UAE’s top court changed the verdict and ordered him to pay Dh200,000 diya (blood money) to the victim’s relatives. The defendant had been convicted of stabbing a European man to death after he was caught robbing his house and was sentenced to death by lower courts. But the Federal Supreme Court decided to rescind the verdict and ordered the defendant to pay diya on the grounds the victim is Muslim. Newspapers did not mention where in the UAE the crime took place.
  • 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
  • Saudi Arabia Cheers the Coup in Egypt

    07/07/2013 9:25:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | July 07, 2013 | Bruce Riedel
    While most of the world is ambivalent about the overthrow of a democratically elected President in Egypt by the army this week, the Saudi royal family is enthusiastically endorsing the generals’ move. The Kingdom hopes the coup marks the beginning of the end of the Arab Awakening and a return to stability and autocracy across the Arab world. Saudi King Abdallah issued a public endorsement of the coup just two hours after General Abd al Fattah al Sisi announced President Mohammad Morsi had been deposed and the constitution suspended. The King’s congratulatory message was addressed to the new president appointed...
  • Al Qaeda-linked plot to attack passenger train broken up by Canadian,US [Canada creates Terrorists!]

    04/22/2013 3:06:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    Fox - non State Media ^ | April 22 2013 | FNS
    Canadian authorities announced Monday they have broken up an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that two suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in greater Montreal and Toronto -- were conspiring to carry out an Al Qaeda-supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat to the public. "It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan told reporters at a news conference. Read more:...