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UAE Billionaire Says Gulf Money Would Quit U.S. if Trump Wins

By Hadeel Al Sayegh DUBAI, Jan 14 – Gulf Arabs could pull billions in investment money from the United States if Donald Trump wins the presidency later this year, billionaire UAE businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor told Reuters. Trump, front-runner to be the Republican presidential candidate, triggered outrage around the world when he advocated a temporary

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Emirati Sentenced to Death for Joining Daesh

DUBAI, Jan 10 – A man from the United Arab Emirates was sentenced to death in absentia on Sunday for joining Daesh, local media reported. Local newspapers did not identify the man sentenced by the Abu Dhabi court. But the Arabic-language al-Bayan said he was 19-years old and said he and had been accused of

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Dubai’s Emaar Properties Hires Contractor to Restore Fire-Ravaged Hotel

DUBAI, Jan 3 – Dubai’s Emaar Properties has hired a local contractor to restore a fire-damaged hotel, stating on Sunday the New Year blaze would have “no material impact” on the company because the building and risk of fire are covered by its insurance. Fire engulfed Emaar’s 63-storey Address Downtown luxury hotel and residential tower

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One Flew Over

Zip-Lining, Dubai-style By Anna Yazijyan  “Five…four…three…two…one…” With every second closer to the jump, adrenaline filled every cell of my body, accelerating my heartbeat and blurring reality. Time stopped. “GO!” the instructor shouted, as he pushed me off a ledge. That moment, the inner demons I’d been fighting disappeared, and I was left gliding through mid-air,

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Dubai Policeman Shoots Colleague Dead After Spat

A police officer in Dubai has been taken into custody on charges of murder after shooting colleague following a verbal spat, according to Monday’s Gulf News report. Dubai Police Chief Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina said the incident was caused by personal differences and had nothing to do with political or ideological differences. The incident

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How The UAE’s Model Works

Emirati Tolerance: A Necessary Role Model for a Beleaguered Middle East BY Habib Al-Mulla Wherever one looks in the Middle East region, it is difficult to see beyond the impact of extremism on religion, culture, education, and politics. Hatred, wars, anarchy, sectarianism, instability, and crises define perceptions both within and outside the area; extremism seems

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