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UAE Court Sentences Husband of Executed Woman to Life in Prison

DUBAI, May 9 – The husband of a woman who was executed for killing a U.S. kindergarten teacher in the United Arab Emirates was himself jailed for life on Monday for plotting Islamist militant attacks, a government-linked daily said on Monday. Attacks on Westerners are rare in the UAE, an oil exporter and tourism hub,

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A New Age Is Upon Us

Governments are on a mission to adapt to a fast-paced world By Rabih Abouchakra and Michel Khoury The New Context We’re operating in a new world. We’ve moved from connected to ultra-connected. If a prototype is created in Manama, we can print it out in 3D a moment later in Abu Dhabi. With this remarkable

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Big, Bigger, Best

Mega GCC airport developments key to global aviation growth By Ghassan Amhaz With more than 3.7 billion passengers expected to traverse the skies across the world in 2016, airport expansion becomes imperative. The Middle East, namely Gulf Cooperation Council member states, have been ramping up their spending on development projects including ambitious aviation-related plans. Spending on

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The UAE Turns 44

By Staff Writers                       In early February 1968, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late rulers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively, (pictured below), agreed to establish a union between their respective emirates. The idea had been debated

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Israel To Open Representative Office in Abu Dhabi

JERUSALEM, Nov 29 – Israel plans to open a diplomatic-level mission to the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi, its first openly established representative office in the United Arab Emirates, Israeli diplomats said on Friday. The office will not be a full mission, but will consist of a diplomat assigned to the renewable energy

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Arab Youth, Arab Fathers: H.E. Sheikh Nahyan on Parenting

An Arab father imparts his thoughts BY H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan IN ALL CULTURES, fathers are important figures. In our region especially, children are expected to listen to their wisdom so that they may be guided toward more fulfilling lives. These days, I suspect that many a father in our region is uncertain about

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“This region is not on my agenda. It is my agenda.”

“It is a common mistake among some Arab leaders to listen to their own voice.” By: Mohammad Salman Iqbal/Leila Hatoum IN 2004, one man stood firm in urging Arab leaders to introduce reforms within their states. Memorably, he advised them to “change or you will be changed eventually.” Six years later, a wave of national uprisings

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Pressing Matters: Media Coverage and the Arab Gulf States

Is the Western media biased in its reporting of Gulf affairs? By Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi   Over the past few years Western media’s negative coverage of the Arab Gulf states has increased so much that it is starting to look more like a rite of passage for some journalists and news organisations. Meanwhile, what’s notable

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