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  • Australia line-up
    Socceroos squad named for UAE and Qatar friendlies
    The Socceroos Asian Cup preparations continues in October as they play Qatar and UAE away from home, and Ange Postecoglou named his squad on Wednesday.Both teams will be competing in the Asian Cup, which will be hosted by Australia, on the East...
  • Pulling together: Actions moving ahead of Islamic State policy development
    Pulling together: Actions moving ahead of Islamic State policy development
    Maybe this is a good thing. U.S. leadership under President Obama to address the Islamic State threat is forcing communications among the disparate parties. Nation states are comprehending the seriousness of the Islamic State threat to global...
  • WFP receives donation from UAE
    UAE donates to hunger relief in Syria
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a donation of US $31 million from the United Arab Emirates. The donation will be used for hunger relief in Syria. WFP is trying to feed over four million people inside Syria amid the ongoing civil...
  • Ties the bind
    Is Qatar Underwriting Terrorism in the Middle East........
    In other parts of the world we find that there seems to be a major conflict that is brewing in the Gulf. One that will with no doubt destabilize the Gulf region and stave off any plans for action against Iran… It must be Iran’s lucky...
  • Dubai reports huge upturn in hotel guests
    Dubai reports huge upturn in hotel guests
    Up to the 60s, if you wanted to spend the night in the Emirate of Dubai, you might have wound up sharing a tent withalocal goat herder. There were no hotels in this spot on the Persian Gulf back then, nor much of anything else. That all changed in...
  • Dubai debuts huge cancer awareness ribbon -- on its airport control tower
    Dubai debuts huge cancer awareness ribbon -- on its airport control tower
    The United Arab Emirate of Dubai prides itself on coming up with Guinness world record-breakers, so perhaps it was only natural that Dubai would go after “the world's largest cancer awareness ribbon.” Unveiled today on the air...
  • Arms sale
    U.S. may sell thousands of bombs, missiles to Arab allies
    The United States may sell almost $11 billion worth of air-to-surface bombs and missiles to allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Defense Department announced Oct. 15.If Congress does not object to the proposed deals and if...
  • Dubai Towers
    Tourists initiate campaign to boycott Dubai and the UAE
    After the news broke out this week that Norwegian businesswoman, Marte Deborah Dalelv, was arrested for reporting that she had been raped, western tourists have initiated a campaign to boycott the city of Dubai and the entire United Arab Emirates...
  • Oil producer Qatar will host world climate change meeting next week
    Oil producer Qatar will host world climate change meeting next week
    In what seems as out of place as a porn convention in a church, the oil producing nation of Qatar is hosting the United Nations climate talks which start on Monday.Associated Press reported the talks were already in trouble before the location was...
  • UAE Anonymous
    UAE fears Anonymous, bans Guy Fawkes mask
    In the UAE it is now illegal to wear a Guy Fawkes mask, the iconic symbol of the international hacktivist collective known as Anonymous. The clear implication of the new law is that the UAE government fears the power of the mask, and the Anonymous...
  • Vladimir Putin meets Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan
    Russia seeks to grow military technical cooperation with UAE
    The Kremlin announced that President Putin today met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan. The prince is also the deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates, by the way – an important military ally of the United States of...
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States logo
    U.S. Export-Import Bank approves $2 billion loan for nuclear power plant in UAE
    The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $2 billion direct loan to the Barakah One Company of the United Arab Emirates to underwrite the export of American equipment and services for the construction of a nuclear...
  • Swiss Hand grenade
    UAE providing Syrian rebels with Swiss made hand grenades
    The Swiss government announced that it is “temporarily halted arms shipments to the UAE” after a newspaper published a photograph indicating a Swiss-made grenade was found with Syria rebels.Switzerland says it hasn't exported arms...
  • Anonymous strikes UAE
    Anonymous strikes UAE
    A group of “hacktivists” allegedly affiliated with the Anonymous activist organization claims to have infiltrated the United Arab Emirates government computer system.The group claims to have accessed the servers in charge of filtering...
  • Designer Beena Soni
    UAE walks on the stage of fashion
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) would most likely not enter into our minds as a place where women would be interested in fashion or a country where a female designer rules, but times have changed in this Arab county and dominating this sector of...