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  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.
  • Libyan cop was caught photographing inside of US consulate in Benghazi on morning of September 11

    11/01/2012 10:56:27 AM PDT · by maggief · 43 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 1, 2012 | Times of Israel staff
    A Libyan policeman was caught photographing the inside of the US Consulate in Benghazi on the morning of September 11, hours before US Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in a terror attack there, and worried US consular staff complained to the Libyan Foreign Ministry over the security breach, an Arabic TV station reported on Thursday, quoting from letters found at the consulate after it was attacked. Alaan TV, a channel based in the United Arab Emirates, said the letters also showed that the Americans had been urging the Libyan authorities to provide special security arrangements for Stevens’ visit — including...
  • Opening video for Trump International Golf Club in Dubai creates buzz online

    02/24/2017 1:11:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The National ^ | February 22, 2017 | Afshan Ahmed
    A one-minute video shot at the grand opening of the new Trump International Golf Club in Dubai and shared by the Trump Organisation has amassed thousands of likes and several comments on social media. Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, the sons of US president Donald Trump inaugurated the new Trump International Golf Club at the Damac Hills project on Saturday (February 18). The project was announced in 2013. The video shows dignitaries from around the world arriving the red carpet ceremony, and Damac GroupÂ’s chairman, Hussain Sajwani thanking the president for the friendship and partnership with the Trump Organisation....
  • Trumps thank Dubai for love and friendship

    02/18/2017 9:01:00 PM PST · by libh8er · 8 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | Feb 18th, 2017 | Bernd Debusmann Jr
    American President Donald Trump's two eldest sons - Donald Jr. and Eric - were in Dubai on Saturday to mark the official opening of the opulent Trump International Golf Club at a lavish party attended by a veritable "who's who" of Dubai's glitterati. Since January, Donald Jr. and Eric have overseen a trust that includes the Trump Organization's businesses and projects, a move which President Trump said was designed to avoid conflicts of interest while he holds office. The occasion marks their first overseas business trip since their father was inaugurated. During a brief speech made to a crowd of...
  • Ras Al Khaimah Sees Snow; Naturally a Snowman Gets Built

    02/06/2017 11:44:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The National ^ | February 5, 2017 | Evelyn Lau
    Well here’s something you don’t see every day in the Emirates. This past weekend, we were dealt with some unusual weather with high winds, cold temperatures, and drops of rain appearing. However, up in Jebal Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, something else happened. Temperatures became so low that the emirate actually saw snow. With temperatures dipping to -1.1 degrees Celsius, could we blame those in the area for not wanting to have a little fun? In a series of tweets posted on February 3, we are perhaps introduced to the UAE’s most adorable snowman, waving a UAE flag with a...
  • 'Apocalyptic' SNOWSTORM blasts Middle East as freak weather terrifies Arab countries

    02/04/2017 8:30:04 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 2/4/2017 | Oli Smith
    The UAE was one of a number of Middle Eastern countries to bare the brunt of a freak weather phenomenon yesterday. A shock snowstorm blasted through the Arab country, usually known for its blistering heat, scorched deserts and year-round sunshine. The blizzard covered parts of the country with up to 10 centimetres of snow, according to the local Met Office. Other Gulf States also experienced rare lightning strikes, sandstorms, rough seas and high winds of up to 90km an hour.
  • Kerry lobbied UAE to drop CAIR from terror list

    02/01/2017 9:13:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    One News Now ^ | Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Michael F. Haverluck
    When serving under the Obama administration, Secretary of State John Kerry lobbied on behalf of two highly questionable Islamic organizations to get the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to remove them from its list of terrorist groups. Both of the groups — which have had great influence on President Barack Obama’s domestic and foreign policy concerning its handling of Islam and terrorism during his time in office — are based in Washington, D.C., and have posed a major concern for national security. “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to fund the terrorist group Hamas...
  • In a first, Emirati foreign minister defends Trump visa ban

    02/01/2017 7:23:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2017 10:03 AM EST | Adam Schreck
    The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat on Wednesday came out in defense of President Donald Trump’s order temporarily barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The comments by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Gulf federation’s foreign minister, could help bolster the administration’s assertion that the directive was not intended as a ban against Muslims. The UAE minister said the U.S. was within its rights to take what he said was a “sovereign decision” concerning immigration — the first such remarks in support of Trump’s move from the Gulf Arab region — and he voiced...
  • Dubai Security Chief Backs Trump's Muslim Ban

    01/31/2017 10:58:10 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 11 replies
    The New Arab ^ | 1-30-2017 | Unknown
    Dubai's head of security Dhahi Khalfan Tamim has sparked outrage once again, this time after backing US President Donald Trump's controversial Muslim ban. In a series of crude and sectarian outburts on Twitter this weekend, Lieutenant General Khalfan - who holds one of the most important positions in Dubai - threw his weight behind Trump's immigration policy targeting Muslims. The former police chief and now head of security in the emirate then railed against Iraqis, Yemenis, Somalis and Iranians - nationalities all included in new US travel restrictions. "We completely support Trump in his ban on entry to those who...
  • Amid refugee ban, Trump recruits Saudis, Emiratis to support Syria safe zones

    01/29/2017 8:40:38 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/29/17 | Michael Wilner
    US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz "agreed to support safe zones in Syria" in a phone call on Sunday, the White House said, marking a potentially dramatic shift in Washington's posture toward the civil war there. The White House cast Trump's support for safe zones in Syria as just one of many policy ideas that will "help the many refugees who are displaced" from the war, which has prompted the worst refugee crisis since World War II. The two leaders also agreed to support similar humanitarian corridors in Yemen, where Riyadh has been waging...
  • The Inside Story of How John Kerry Secretly Lobbied to Get CAIR Removed From UAE's Terror ... List

    01/19/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 1/19/17 | Steven Emerson
    On Nov. 16, 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took the unusual step of designating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim American Society (MAS) – as terrorist organizations.They were among 83 groups named for their connections to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.This outraged CAIR officials, who immediately began efforts to get their organization removed from the list. They found a powerful ally in Secretary of State John Kerry, who authorized State Department officials to meet regularly with UAE officials to lobbying on behalf of CAIR and MAS .CAIR already had a sympathetic ear in the Obama administration, including...
  • Hillary Clinton criticizes port deal during Miami Beach visit

    02/25/2006 4:12:46 PM PST · by kcvl · 30 replies · 741+ views
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Senator Hillary Clinton says she's pleased the Bush administration and a United Arab Emirates company have agreed to delay the company's takeover of significant operations at six major American ports. But the New York Democrat says she's still opposed to the deal and plans to introduce legislation that would block Dubai Ports World or any other company owned by a foreign government from operating U-S ports. Clinton said critical infrastructure like ports must be operated by the United States, not foreign-owned companies. She made the comments yesterday in an appearance in Miami Beach. Clinton, who is seen...
  • Rare footage provides interesting details about the world’s most advanced F-16s flown by UAE

    12/20/2016 6:27:37 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | David Cenciotti
    Filmed from aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, the video below shows United Arab Emirates F-16 Block 60+ Desert Falcons refueling during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led coalition’s air war on ISIS in Syria and Iraq, on Dec. 16, 2016. The clip includes some rare close-up footage that provides interesting details about the payload of the world’s most advanced F-16s flown by the UAE Air Force in the anti-Daesh campaign. There appear to be two configurations (both featuring CFTs, Sniper targeting pod and two drops tanks): the first one, includes...
  • Man fatally shot by Ohio police officer identified as UAE student

    12/07/2016 3:21:22 PM PST · by grayboots · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/6/2016 | Kim Palmer
    A man shot and killed after he crashed his car and struggled with an Ohio police officer was a 26-year-old college student and citizen of the United Arab Emirates, officials said on Tuesday. Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri, a student at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University, died from a gunshot wound to the head on Sunday and his death has been ruled homicide, the Summit County Medical Examiner's office said. Police officers responded to a call around 3 p.m. about an erratic driver on the Ohio Turnpike in Hudson, Ohio, 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Cleveland, police said in a...
  • Trump's New Defence Secretary Was Obama's Go-To Man to Keep Pakistani Generals Happy

    12/04/2016 8:26:38 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Wire, thewire.in ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devirupa Mitra
    <p>In the aftermath of the Raymond Davis and bin Laden affairs, General James Mattis was key in maintaining ties with top Pakistani military leadership.</p> <p>New Delhi: The next US secretary of defence was the Obama administration's main man to keep a line open and bring ties with the top Pakistani military leadership back on an even keel in the dark days following the arrest of a CIA contractor and the killing of Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • British Woman Arrested in Dubai after Reporting Rape

    11/21/2016 8:10:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Uncle Sams Misguided Children ^ | 11-19-16 | Faye Higbee
    A British woman, Zara Jayne Moisey, 25, told Dubai police that she had been violently raped by two British men. So they arrested her for having “extramarital sex” and confiscated her passport so that she can’t leave the country. She is now out on bail in a safe house and having to wait for her trial at the hands of Muslims who adhere to Sharia Law.Don’t report rape With her passport confiscated, she isn’t going anywhere. The trial can take up to a year. The two attackers have reportedly also been arrested and released. British citizens are being warned not...
  • British tourist 'gang-raped in Dubai' faces jail for extra-marital sex

    11/16/2016 4:42:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Evening Standard (UK) ^ | 11/16/16 | Mark Chandler
    A British tourist who was allegedly gang-raped in Dubai has been charged by police for having extra-marital sex. The 25-year-old reported her alleged ordeal at the hands of two men to local police but was then locked up and charged, The Sun reported. It is feared the woman, who has since been bailed, could be given a long prison sentence after breaking the United Arab Emirates’ strict laws. Meanwhile her alleged attackers, both from the UK, have been allowed to return home. The pair filmed their hotel room attack on mobile phones, it is claimed.
  • Ministry Told to Strictly Implement UAE’s Anti-Discrimination Law

    11/15/2016 11:07:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Gulf News ^ | November 15, 2016
    Mohammad Bin Rashid: 'We do not want to see any discrimination based on colour, sect or origin'The legacy of both Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum represent the values of tolerance and respect of which the UAE is proud, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said. In a message on the eve of International Tolerance Day, Shaikh Mohammad recalled his memories of the majlis of his father, the late Shaikh Rashid, who used to receive Emiratis and expatriates of different...
  • Prince Charles and Camilla Arrive in UAE

    11/07/2016 8:46:03 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, November 07, 2016
    Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived today in the UAE for a three-day private visit. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Prince Charles and his accompanying delegation at the airport. Among others present were Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al...
  • A Simple Guide To The Clinton Foundation Corruption

    11/06/2016 6:26:03 AM PST · by gaggs · 3 replies
    Executive Summary: Hillary and Bill Clinton have used their charity to collect funds from government and corporate services in exchange for political favors. The direct evidence of how the transactions occurred or what was given has not been fully explored. What we do know is that three governments have given to the Clinton Foundation Endowment without any specified goal. Those countries are Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the UAE. Qatar donated to the Cinton Global Initiative with no purpose specified for the money.
  • Two more Clinton classified emails discovered in FBI documents

    11/04/2016 6:57:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Washington times ^ | 11-4-16 | Steven Dinan
    The State Department this week deemed two more of former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s emails to contain classified information, releasing redacted versions Friday, just days before Election Day. The messages appear to contain U.S. government policy memos toward Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates, preparing Mrs. Clinton for phone calls with leaders of those two nations. Information gleaned from foreign governments, as well as U.S. information about other governments, is supposed to be considered classified from the start. In these instances, like nearly every other of the more than 2,500 messages now deemed classified, there were no markings at the time...
  • UAE police call in Muslim cleric to tackle ‘cursed melon’ found covered in ‘magical markings’

    11/01/2016 6:02:40 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 1, 2016 | GARETH DAVIES
    Police officers in the UAE called in a Muslim cleric to tackle a mysterious case of a 'cursed' melon that washed up on the beach. The fruit, which had been impaled with pins and nails and had inscriptions carved over it, scared locals when it was spotted on the Al Khan beach in the city of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. Local police officers decided to call in a Muslim cleric to cleanse the supposedly voodooed melon.
  • Bill Clinton Chief of Staff to John Podesta: “Foreign govt donors: ALL THE MONEY IS IN”

    10/31/2016 12:31:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/30/16
    From:tflournoy11@gmail.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-02-26 17:18 Subject: endowment Foreign govt donors: all the money is in.https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7452#efmAAAAAv  
  • Shadowy UAE Base in Libya Hosts Attack Aircraft and Chinese Drones

    10/28/2016 6:03:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | OCTOBER 27, 2016 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    A quiet but bloody war is raging on in Libya, and players from around the hemisphere continue to attempt a stabilization of what continues to be a very unstable situation. Some of these nations even have their own forward operating bases in Libya, including a secretive remote airfield operated by the United Arab Emirates and located about 50 miles southeast of Benghazi. Here, the UAE has deployed a pocket air force of heavily armed and armored agricultural planes developed into surveillance and light attack platforms–the AT-802U Border Patrol variant of the Air Tractor and the more capable IOMAX Archangel–in addition...
  • Hillary Sent Classified Email to Home for Printing by Household Employee

    10/23/2016 8:41:04 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 20 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | October 21, 2016 | Ed Henry
    On the October 21, 2016 broadcast of Fox News Channel's Special Report, correspondent Ed Henry gave the report linked below. At 2:32 into the broadcast he stated something that I cannot find reported anywhere else. He stated: "Now the State Department revealed late today that the FBI found one more Clinton email that has classified information. This note was about the UAE [United Arab Emarites] and [Huma]Abedin sent it to Clinton and then she forwarded it on to a household employee in Chappaqua and said please print this out, even though it had classifed information." http://video.foxnews.com/v/5180632320001/wikileaks-reinforces-doubts-about-clinton-and-sensitive-data/?playlist_id=930909819001#sp=show-clips
  • Hillary’s Deleted Emails: Yoga Routines and Classified Diplomatic Talks

    10/22/2016 4:46:40 AM PDT · by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run · 8 replies
    Polizette ^ | 10/22/16
    The State Department released a slew of Clinton emails on Friday obtained by the FBI as part of their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server whilst secretary of state.... The new release includes one email that, while it did not contain classified information at the time at which it was sent, did contain information that the State Department has now decided should be classified. The email had been deleted by Clinton from her private server.... Of course, the State Department would not decide that conversations about yoga routines should be classified. What they would and most certainly...
  • Time to Arrest Hillary

    07/16/2015 2:17:31 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-16-15 | Joseph Klein
    Clinton's secret arms dealing -- and how it led to disaster in Libya. Hillary Clinton led the charge in the Obama administration to go to war in Libya. Her objective was to overthrow the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Not one to be deterred by opponents in the Pentagon and Congress to her reckless interventionist plans, Hillary decided to end-run them. Her State Department helped facilitate what Andrew P. Napolitano in his scathing article has called “Hillary’s secret war.” When the secret war began to backfire, as arms ended up in the hands of anti-American jihadists, Hillary Clinton and other...
  • Photos Show Catastrophic Damage to ‘HSV Swift’ Following Missile Attack

    10/05/2016 5:01:49 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 43 replies
    gcaptain ^ | October 5, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    The Emirates News Agency has just released pictures showing damage to the HSV Swift after it was destroyed by an anti-ship missile on Saturday. The HSV Swift was on a humanitarian mission in the Red Sea when it was targeted by Yemen’s Houthi group in a missile attack near the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen, a key chokepoint for ships transiting between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Indian Ocean via the Suez Canal.
  • Houthi Rebels Claim They Blew Up the Former U.S. Navy Ship ‘Swift’

    10/03/2016 9:57:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 2, 2016 | ROBERT BECKHUSEN
    HSV-2 ‘Swift’ in 2013 during her time in American service. U.S. Navy photo The HSV-2 Swift started out as a sleek catamaran and testbed for two new classes of American naval ships until being transferred to the United Arab Emirates in 2014. Now the vessel appears to have been heavily damaged — if not destroyed — in a missile strike fired from Yemeni militants. Houthi fighters claimed to have sunk the ship with a “rocket” as she traversed near the Red Sea port city of Mocha near the Bab Al Mandab Strait early Saturday. “The warship was completely destroyed when it attempted to advance...
  • Bomb suspect's wife arrested in UAE(trunc)

    09/20/2016 7:43:42 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 22 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 9/20/16 | Associated Press
    Bomb suspect's wife arrested in UAE days after leaving US for Pakistan, investigators say. The wife of the Afghan-born man suspected in the series of bomb blasts in New York and New Jersey was arrested in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, U.S. officials revealed, as investigators worked to determine how much she may have known about her husband's actions. Ahmad Khan Rahami's wife, who was not named, had flown from the U.S. to Pakistan days ago, the Los Angeles Times reported. She reportedly married Rahami within the past few years before moving with him to the U.S. Investigators said...
  • Revealed: New York bomb suspect's Pakistani links

    09/20/2016 8:23:26 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | PTI
    Investigations have revealed that Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, the Afghan-born naturalised United States citizen since 2011 and New York and New Jersey bombings suspect, had married a Pakistani woman and had made at least three months-long trips to both Pakistan and Afghanistan since 2014. His Pakistani-origin wife left the US just days before the attacks and authorities are now working with Pakistani and United Arab Emirates officials to get access to her, media reports said on Tuesday. US authorities are working with his wife's home country of Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates in order to question the woman about what...
  • Why has Saudi Arabia lost the ‘war for talent’ to Dubai?

    09/19/2016 10:27:04 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Al Arabia ^ | 19 September 2016 | Najah Al-Osaimi
    At a discussion about Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 in London recently, I found myself engaged in a conversation with young Saudi female students. The conversation mainly revolved around how they wanted to move to Dubai after completing their degrees in the UK. Indeed, the vast majority of Saudi women after graduating from universities abroad, find themselves facing two choices: either to return home to work and be subject to social and regulatory limitations, or to take the harder choice and move elsewhere. It is mostly Dubai due to its proximity to home. ... Looking at the figures released by the...
  • Clinton emailed classified information after leaving State Dept.

    08/31/2016 6:27:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 31, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton continued sending classified information even after leaving the State Department, The Post has exclusively learned. On May 28, 2013, months after stepping down as secretary of state, Clinton sent an email to a group of diplomats and top aides about the “123 Deal” with the United Arab Emirates.
  • U.S. Transfers 15 Guantanamo Bay Detainees

    08/15/2016 5:51:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 15, 2016 | Jess Bravin and Carol E. Lee
    The U.S. transferred 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates on Monday, the largest such movement yet in President Barack Obama’s push to remove most prisoners from the offshore prison before he leaves office in January. The transfer of 12 Yemenis and three Afghans from the Cuba facility to the U.A.E. leaves 61 detainees, a significant drop from the 242 men imprisoned there in 2009 when Mr. Obama took office but short of the president’s longtime goal of closing the lockup. The Obama administration has faced persistent resistance from Congress and the Pentagon to closing the prison.
  • Obama administration approves its largest single release of Guantanamo detainees ever

    08/15/2016 5:20:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 15, 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    The Obama administration on Monday transferred 15 detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United Arab Emirates, the largest release under the current president, the Pentagon said. The transfer comes as the president faces a looming deadline to keep the promise he made on his first day in office to close the military prison. The detainee population there dipped under 100 for the first time in years in January with the release of 10 Yemeni prisoners, and will shrink to 61 with the latest transfer, underscoring a late effort to move toward closure. “The United...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Aide Cheryl Mills OK’d Oil Deal That Put $500K In Bill’s Pocket

    08/09/2016 8:03:40 PM PDT · by amorphous · 34 replies
    DailyCaller.Com ^ | 9 August 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly defended an embattled banker during an official visit to Bangladesh while Clinton Foundation officials tried to steer money from an Abu Dhabi oil company into the banker’s coffers. A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation traced the convoluted payment by TAQA — formally known as the the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company — to Muhammad Yunus’ Grameen Bank. Yunus is a long-time friend and Clinton Foundation donor. The oil company deal eventually put as much as $500,000 into President Bill Clinton’s pockets via a speaking fee he got in Scotland. The complicated set of international...
  • Bill Clinton Got Millions From Sharia Education Network

    08/04/2016 9:37:53 PM PDT · by Lera · 17 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 4, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Is there anyone Bill Clinton wouldn't take money from? The jury is out on that one. And I do mean a jury, rather than a Sharia court. Former President Bill Clinton collected $5.6 million in fees from GEMS Education, a Dubai-based company that teaches Sharia Law through its network of more than 100 schools in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. The company’s finances strictly adhere to “Sharia Finance,” which includes giving “zakat,” a religious tax of which one-eighth of the proceeds is dedicated to funding Islamic jihad. The company also contributed...
  • Israel to fly alongside Pakistan, UAE in US Air Force drill

    08/04/2016 12:37:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 3, 2016 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    Israeli aircraft will fly alongside Pakistani and United Arab Emirates planes in the United States Air Force’s Red Flag exercise in the Nevada desert later this month. Red Flag is considered the US military’s “premier air-to-air combat training exercise,” in which participating countries are divided into two teams and simulate dog fights to improve both their aviation skills and their military’s international connections, according to the US Air Force. Last year, Israeli pilots took part in the Red Flag exercise for the first time in six years. During the aerial simulation, Israeli Air Force planes flew with — and reportedly...
  • Smoke billows from jetliner after crash-landing

    08/03/2016 4:54:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Aug 3, 2016
    DUBAI -- An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board, including 6 Americans, crash landed at Dubai's main airport on Wednesday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and halting all traffic at the Middle East's busiest airport. Authorities said all passengers were evacuated safely. Dubai-based Emirates said the accident happened around 12:45 p.m. local time as Flight EK521 was arriving from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Residents flee Dubai Marina tower blaze

    07/20/2016 6:11:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    thenational.ae ^ | 07/20/2016 | Dana Moukhallati and Nadeem Hanif
    Residents were forced to flee after a blaze broke out in a 75-storey residential tower in Dubai Marina on Wednesday afternoon. The fire, believed to have started on the 60th floor of the Sulafa Tower about 2.45pm, spread quickly in the strong wind and damaged apartments on eight floors. Civil Defence workers evacuated nearby buildings and blocked roads to prevent injuries from falling debris, leading to traffic chaos as hundreds gathered to watch the blaze. A British resident of Sulafa Tower was among them, anxiously awaiting news of her cat. “We really don’t know where to turn or what to...
  • Dubai Family Consultant Dr. Khalifa Al-Makhrazi: Pokémon Go Is Prohibited, Spreads Darwinism

    07/18/2016 9:42:17 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 20 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7/14/16 | Sky News Arabia (Abu Dhabi) -
    Dr. Khlifa Al-Makhrazi. The head of the Family Consultative Council in Dubai, speaking on Sky News Arabia TV, discussed the new Pokémon Go rage. Dr. Al-Makhrazi declared that playing this game is prohibited, in keeping with a recent fatwa by Al-Azhar and by "some jurisprudents." He further explained that Pokémon Go is "genuinely and directly" linked to Darwinism and to the theory of evolution. He concluded by saying that anybody playing the game is a spy. The interview aired on July 14
  • EXCLUSIVE – Arab Intel Source: Turkey Convinced Egypt, UAE Behind Coup Attempt

    07/17/2016 2:11:42 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 44 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | 07/17/2016 | by Aaron Klein and Ali Waked
    Turkey is convinced Arab countries were involved in Friday night’s failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an Arab intelligence source told Breitbart Jerusalem. The source said that Ankara believes the UAE and Egypt, two of the bitterest enemies of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world, sought to undermine Erdogan’s regime, one of the movement’s staunchest allies and sponsors. Turkish embassies and intelligence agents across the Middle East have been trying to accumulate damning evidence of the involvement of these countries’ espionage agencies in the failed coup, he added. Turkey has also inquired whether the Turkish cleric Fethullah...
  • C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say

    06/27/2016 12:33:15 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | MARK MAZZETTI and ALI YOUNES
    Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack. The Jordanian officers who were part of the scheme reaped a windfall from the weapons sales. The training program, which in 2013 began directly arming the...
  • "Brexit" Discussion and Analysis - Guest Anthony James Rundell OBE [radio]

    06/25/2016 6:36:47 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | June 25, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Interview with guest Anthony James Rundell OBE begins 33:00 into the program... ANTHONY JAMES RUNDELL OBE TALKS “BREXIT” & MORE… LIVE Saturday (6/25) 8 AM EST!!! Anthony James Rundell joins the USA Transnational Report on June 25, 2016! Anthony “Tony” James Rundell is resident in London but travels extensively in the Middle East. He has a company in United Arab Emirates where he deals in antiquarian Islamic books and early copies of the Koran. His connections with Abu Dhabi go back some 60 years before the oil wealth came on stream. He half lives in France and is well versed...
  • CAIR Honcho Explodes At Breitbart News: "You Are Anti-Muslim Bigots"

    06/18/2016 9:46:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 18, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper declined to speak with a Breitbart News reporter on Friday about the Orlando terror attack, saying: “You are anti-Muslim bigots.” CAIR has been declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding operation.
  • 2,400 Calls, 250 Accidents in 5 Hours on First Day of Ramadan: Dubai Police

    06/07/2016 1:20:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, June 07, 2016 | Mohammad Al Sadafy
    Police urges drivers and pedestrians to avoid wrong practicesThe Command & Control Centre of Dubai Police received 2,419 calls during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. "Yesterday [the first day of Ramadan], The Dubai Police Command & Control Centre received 2,419 emergency calls and reported 250 traffic accidents [two of which were serious] all between 2:30 pm until 7:30pm," said Lt. Colonel Khazraj Majed Al Khazraji, Director of the Command & Control Centre. Al Khazraji urged motorists to buckle up, adhere to the speed limits, maintain a safe distance and drive defensively – especially during the...
  • US gives Hamas fundraising front $100,000 [“Islamic Relief Worldwide”]

    12/09/2015 11:44:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 12/8/2015, 10:56 PM | Ari Yashar
    The US Agency for International Development (USAID), a taxpayer-funded aid organization, is giving a $100,000 federal grant to an Islamic charity banned in Israel for giving aid to Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Grant information on the USAID endowment reveals the massive allotment to Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) will be given in 2016 for various foreign projects. IRW was banned in Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2014, after investigations revealed it was a fundraising front for Hamas, channeling its donations to funding attacks and paying terrorists. It also was found to be tied to the Muslim Brotherhood,...
  • Oil Prices Down As OPEC Fails To Agree Output Ceiling

    06/02/2016 8:35:11 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02-06-2016 | Nick
    The much anticipated OPEC meeting in Vienna on June 2 ended pretty much as expected: the group once again failed to put any production targets in place. Without a ceiling on output, all OPEC members will continue to produce as they see fit, leaving the oil market to sort itself out. The result was largely anticipated, given the lack of agreement at several prior meetings. However, the meeting in Vienna was not without some news. OPEC members managed to agree on several small bore issues, which could be viewed as a modest success, especially after the apparent hostility on display...
  • UAE deal drives interest in Saab's GlobalEye

    05/24/2016 10:55:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 24 MAY, 2016 | CRAIG HOYLE
    Saab has begun work to modify a pair of Bombardier Global 6000 business jets to its “swing-role” GlobalEye configuration for lead customer the United Arab Emirates. “We are building as we speak,” Saab chief executive Hĺkan Buskhe told journalists during a 17 May briefing in Stockholm. “It’s full speed ahead in our workshop.” The Swedish company signed a $1.27 billion deal with the UAE at the Dubai air show in November, with the heavily adapted Global 6000s to be capable of conducting airborne early warning and control (AEW&C), maritime and land surveillance and electronic intelligence duties. Saab Speaking during a...
  • How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M Full List Of Organizations That Paid Hillary C

    In its article titled, How Corporate America Bought Hillary Clinton for $21M, The New York Post details the companies and organizations that paid Hillary in speaking fees from 2013-2015. The total comes to $21.7 million, which is a remarkable sum for one of the least charismatic and unimaginative orators the world has ever known. The New York Post reports: