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United Arab Emirates Detains 41 Suspects in Terror Links

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates referred 41 detainees to the Federal Supreme Court for trial on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks, state media reported Sunday.

Second Palazzo Versace Hotel to Open in Dubai Come March 2016

If you’re a hotelier wanting to make a bold statement, you open a property in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates destination is just the place to plant your roots when your audience is the one percent. Especially because everything there is bigger,... via

The Force Is Strong in Abu Dhabi: Exploring the Impact of Star Wars in the UAE

The force is strong with Abu Dhabi. Not only is the middle east capital of the United Arab Emirates a filming location to Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, the city has been making a big push to attract other productions. In the early stages at least, it appears to be working. Show More Summary

Harlem School of Arts names new president

The Harlem School of Arts announced Thursday that Eric Pryor has been appointed as president of the school. He replaces Yvette Campbell, who stepped down in June to move to the United Arab Emirates.... To view the full story, click the title link.

Gulf Arab power UAE chides EU over opening to Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - Gulf Arab power the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday criticized the European Union for seeking Iranian cooperation in stabilizing the region, saying that an "aggressive" Tehran was helping to polarize the countries there,

US to Defend Aircraft Carrying UAE Leaders

The United States has approved the sale of a system to counter infrared missile threats to airplanes carrying the political leadership of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Lockheed Martin Inks $1.5Bln Deal to Sell US, Allies Patriot Missiles

The deal comes as Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates seek to bolster their ballistic missile capabilities and anti-ballistic missile defense.

Saudi Arabia, UAE Think Iran Deal ‘Accomplishes Goal’ - Kerry

The US Secretary of State said that both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates considered the Iran deal successful.

UAE Puts An End To Gas Subsidies

Originally published on Kompulsa. The United Arab Emirates’ Energy Ministry has decided to terminate gasoline subsidies, as the country’s economy is being negatively affected by low oil prices. Oil prices will most likely go right back up anyway, but it is uncertain when that will happen. Show More Summary

First Ever Anti-Hate Speech Law Issued in the UAE Aims to Fight Islamic Extremism

A new anti-hate speech law that aims to combat terrorism and protect minority groups such as Christians, was issued in the United Arab Emirates this week in a bid to send a message to radical groups such as Islamic State that the UAE stands for peace and tolerance.

No Parking

last weekNews : Reason

The United Arab Emirates arrested and later deported an Australian woman for posting a photo on Facebook of a car parked across two handicapped parking spaces. A court found Jodi Magi guilty of posting "bad words on social media about a person." She was also fined $3,600.

UAE to Scrap Automobile Fuel Subsidies

For years the United Arab Emirates has had the lowest automobile fuel prices in the world. Thanks to the government’s long-standing policy of subsidizing gasoline (petrol) and diesel, current average gasoline prices are less than 1.7 dirhams (50 cents) a liter. But the elimination of fuel subsidies signals a huge shift in the UAE.

Are Arab Oil Monarchies Divided Over the Iran Deal? (Video)

last weekNews : Truthdig

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) comprises Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Yemen's ex-president in talks to resolve war-party official

SANAA (Reuters) - Representatives of Yemen's ex-leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh, are in talks with diplomats from the United States, Britain and the United Arab Emirates to help end four months of war in the impoverished country, a member of his party said.

The Allure of ISIL's Caliphate

Earlier this month, with considerable fanfare, the United States and the United Arab Emirates unveiled the Sawab Center, a joint project designed to counter the online messaging of ISIL. "Sawab" in Arabic means "that which is right," and the center's mission is to convince young Muslims that ISIL's appeals for recruits should be rejected. Show More Summary

West Ham sign Argentine midfielder Manuel Lanzini on season-long loan

last weekSports / Football : EPL Talk

West Ham have signed Argentinian midfielder Manuel Lanzini on a season-long loan from United Arab Emirates club Al Jazira. Lanzini is the Hammers' seventh signing of the summer and the club hold an option to make the deal permanent at … Continue reading ?

We Cannot Defeat ISIS Until We Stop Iran and Saudi From Pouring Fuel on the Sectarian Fire

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates -- Sunni vs. Shia sectarian tension and violence is raging, and ISIS -- a Sunni terrorist group -- is taking advantage of it. We cannot defeat ISIS unless parties on both sides -- particularly Iran and Saudi...Show More Summary

Are Arab Oil Monarchies divided over Iran Deal?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) comprises Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. In recent years it has faced…

New United Arab Emirates Anti-Discrimination Law Will Punish Vocal Atheists Who Criticize Religion

You'll be happy to know that President Sheikh Khalifa of Abu Dhabi just enacted a new law making it a crime to discriminate on the basis of "religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin." Just one problem with that. They're not kidding about protecting people on the basis of religion:

UAE, concerned about militant Islam, passes law against race, faith hate

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has outlawed religious or racial discrimination, the state news agency WAM said on Monday, citing a royal decree by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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