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Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra flees to Dubai ahead of verdict

August 26, 2017 9:00 am
Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra flees to Dubai ahead of verdict

This photo taken on July 21, 2017 shows former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra greeting her supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court in Bangkok. (By AFP) Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled to Dubai, senior members of her party said on Saturday, a day after she failed […]

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British newspaper editor Francis Matthew charged with murdering wife with hammer in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates

July 11, 2017 10:30 pm
British newspaper editor Francis Matthew charged with murdering wife with hammer in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates

British newspaper editor Francis Matthew (left) shakes hand with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president and prime minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai, last month during Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Dubai. (Photo from social media) British newspaper editor Francis Matthew has been charged with murdering his […]

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UAE expands military presence in Africa, Mideast: Report

May 1, 2017 11:30 am
UAE expands military presence in Africa, Mideast: Report

UAE armed forces show their skills during a military show at the opening of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi on February 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Arab Emirates is quietly expanding its military presence into Africa and elsewhere in the Middle East, a […]

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UAE signs arms deals worth $5bn at Abu Dhabi exhibition

February 24, 2017 6:30 pm
UAE signs arms deals worth $5bn at Abu Dhabi exhibition

A picture taken on February 19, 2017 shows a general view of visitors walking in a showroom displaying armored military vehicles during the opening of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi. (Photo by AFP) The United Arab Emirates, a key partner in the bloody Saudi war […]

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Somalia ‘plans to file legal complaint against United Arab Emirates’ over Somaliland base

February 15, 2017 6:30 pm
Somalia ‘plans to file legal complaint against United Arab Emirates’ over Somaliland base

The president of the self-declared republic of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo (L) (Photo by Reuters) Somalia’s internationally-backed government is reportedly planning to file a legal case against the rulers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for setting up a military base in the unrecognized breakaway republic of Somaliland. The Somali […]

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United Arab Emirates foreign minister says US President Donald Trump’s travel ban not anti-Islam

February 1, 2017 4:10 pm
United Arab Emirates foreign minister says US President Donald Trump’s travel ban not anti-Islam

US President Donald Trump speaks as he announces his nominee to the Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations is not anti-Islam, the United Arab Emirates foreign minister said […]

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Gang raped British woman tells of terrifying ordeal in Dubai

November 19, 2016 10:30 pm
Gang raped British woman tells of terrifying ordeal in Dubai

This file photo shows a view of Dubai skyline, the United Arab Emirates. A young British woman has spoken out about her “nightmare” ordeal in the United Arab Emirates after she reported being gang raped but police arrested and charged her with “extramarital sex” instead. The 25-year-old woman, whose identify […]

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British tourist ‘gang-raped’ in Dubai faces jail for having sex outside marriage

November 17, 2016 11:52 am
British tourist ‘gang-raped’ in Dubai faces jail for having sex outside marriage

The woman, aged 25, was reportedly charged after going to police about the alleged attack by two Britons in Dubai. Photo / 123rf A British tourist allegedly gang-raped in Dubai faces a prison sentence and needs £24,000 (NZ$42,200) for legal fees after police accused her of having “extra-marital sex”. The […]

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Israel envoy to the United Nations Danny Danon secretly visits Dubai: Report

November 4, 2016 4:30 pm
Israel envoy to the United Nations Danny Danon secretly visits Dubai: Report

Israel envoy to the United Nations (UN) Danny Danon (R) and a purported Emirati official (file photo) A high-ranking delegation from the Israeli regime has secretly traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), even as the Emirati government has no diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv. Danny Danon, the Israeli regime’s […]

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UAE’s fastest-growing and most popular emirate Dubai to build new district with $20bn

September 4, 2016 9:39 pm
UAE’s fastest-growing and most popular emirate Dubai to build new district with $20bn

Dubai Holding says it plans to build a new district in the city through an investment of $20 billion. The UAE’s fastest-growing and most popular emirate Dubai has announced an ambitious plan to build a new district with an estimated investment of $20 billion. The plan has been announced by […]

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Pentagon says 15 Guantanamo detainees transferred to UAE

August 16, 2016 3:40 am
Pentagon says 15 Guantanamo detainees transferred to UAE

This file photo taken on March 30, 2010 reviewed by US military officials, US military guards at Campt VI move a detainee back to his cell at the US Detention Center in Guantanamo Bay. (AFP photo) The Pentagon says that 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to the United […]

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Pentagon says US to sell bombs to UAE worth $785 million as campaign against Daesh in Iraq and Syria

July 20, 2016 9:00 am
Pentagon says US to sell bombs to UAE worth $785 million as campaign against Daesh in Iraq and Syria

Joint Direct Attack Munitions, guidance kits that convert existing unguided bombs into precision-guided “smart” munitions. (US Navy photo) The United States will sell the United Arab Emirates $785 million worth of bombs as part of the so-called campaign against Daesh in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon says. The Defense Security […]

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Daesh terrorist group : UAE warns citizens not to wear traditional clothes abroad

July 4, 2016 6:52 am
Daesh terrorist group : UAE warns citizens not to wear traditional clothes abroad

Cadets from the Dubai Police Academy walk after performing the national anthem during a presentation at the 16th Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. (Reuters) The United Arab Emirates has called on its citizens to refrain from wearing traditional clothes while traveling abroad so that they are not mistaken […]

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Drone closes busy Dubai International Airport for an hour

June 12, 2016 2:04 pm
Drone closes busy Dubai International Airport for an hour

The airport says the closure disrupted flights for 69 minutes on Saturday. Photo / iStock The busy Dubai International Airport closed for over an hour after a drone flew into its airspace. The airport says the closure disrupted flights for 69 minutes on Saturday. The airport, the world’s busiest for […]

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UAE deputy premier key cattle supplier to Israel: Report

June 8, 2016 6:07 am
UAE deputy premier key cattle supplier to Israel: Report

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the brother of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and de facto UAE ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan An Emirati deputy prime minister is reportedly the key supplier of livestock to Israel, shipping thousands of heads of such animals to the entity through a nexus of companies. […]

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