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  • 2020 Dubai World Cup canceled amidst pandemic

    03/22/2020 8:19:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    Daily Racing Form ^ | March 22, 2020 | Marcus Hersh
    The 2020 Dubai World Cup card, scheduled for March 28, was canceled on Sunday by Dubai government officials. A release from the government of Dubai media office announced what was translated into English as a postponement until next year, meaning there will be no 2020 World Cup. The United Emirates Racing season begins in the autumn and all but wraps up before the hottest months with the World Cup in late March. Iran sits just north of Dubai across the Strait of Hormuz and has close commercial ties to the United Arab Emirates. Iran became an early hotspot in the...
  • 'I'll be back,' foiled hijacker told agent

    01/27/2004 4:19:26 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 206+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/27/04 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - A U.S. customs inspector praised for keeping the 20th hijacker in the 9/11 plot from getting into the country told Congress yesterday that the "hostile" Saudi gave him the creeps and vowed, "I'll be back." Jose Melendez-Perez told the 9/11 Commission, the panel probing the attacks on America, that he was spooked enough by the man identified only as "Al-Qahtani" to put him on a plane out of Orlando after he arrived in the U.S. from London and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with a one-way ticket and $2,800 in cash. Al-Qahtani was dressed head-to-toe in black when he...
  • Briton Key Suspect In Nuclear Ring

    02/11/2004 7:19:48 PM PST · by blam · 272+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-12-2004 | Owen Bowcott/Ian Traynor/John Aaglionby/Suzanne Goldberg
    Briton key suspect in nuclear ring Man accused of smuggling parts tells Guardian: 'I was framed' Owen Bowcott, Ian Traynor in Zagreb, John Aglionby in Jakarta and Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Thursday February 12, 2004 The Guardian (UK) A Middle East-based British businessman has emerged as a key suspect in a secret network supplying Libya, Iran and North Korea with equipment to build nuclear bombs. Speaking for the first time yesterday, Paul Griffin denied that his company played any part in shipping prohibited material from the Far East. He told the Guardian: "We have been framed." His comments came as...
  • UAE said readying to open doors to Israeli tourists, starting with 2020 Expo

    11/06/2019 9:11:55 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | November 6, 2019 | TOI staff
    The United Arab Emirates intends to allow Israeli tourists to freely visit the country and is engaged in high-level talks with Israeli authorities to put the policy into practice, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper reported Wednesday. Israelis will initially be allowed to enter the UAE so that they can attend the Expo 2020 world fair in Dubai, which will include an Israeli pavilion. However, Expo and UAE sources confirmed to the paper that the intention is to leave the door open to Israeli visitors even after the exhibition closes. Israel has no diplomatic ties with the UAE, though relations between...
  • Princess Haya, Wife of Dubai’s Ruler, Seeks Refuge in London

    07/03/2019 5:18:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 2, 2019 | By Vivian Yee and David D. Kirkpatrick
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Few world leaders are known to write poetry. Fewer still offer it up for public consumption. And almost none record their marital breakups in verse on their personal websites. Then there is the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who has been publishing his romantic anguish online, in Arabic and English, for anyone with an internet connection to read.
  • Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'

    06/14/2019 6:48:47 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies
    Newsday ^ | June 14, 2019 | JON GAMBRELL (AP)
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - (AP) -- Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted, 30 years after the U.S. Navy and Iran were entangled in a similarly shadowy conflict called the "Tanker War." While the current tensions are nowhere near the damage done then, it underscores how dangerous the situation is and how explosive it can become. (...)
  • Man Arrested At JFK For Transporting Child Porn (Nader, Tried to entrap Don jr and Kushner)

    06/03/2019 1:16:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    WRVA ^ | 6-3-2019 | WRVA
    A man with citizenship in Lebanon and the United States was arrested this morning after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on charges of transporting visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. According to court documents, George Aref Nader, 60, was charged by criminal complaint after he arrived at Washington-Dulles International Airport on Jan. 17, 2018 from Dubai in possession of a cell phone containing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The charges were unsealed after his arrest this morning. Nader previously pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Virginia to...
  • Lindsay Lohan Spotted Wearing a Burkini in Thailand

    04/06/2017 2:08:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 6 April 2017
    The 30-year-old actress, Lindsay Lohan, has published several photos of her in the Islamic swimsuit known as the Burkini. In these photos that were taken in Phuket, Thailand, last week, Lohan was spotted wearing a Burkini from head to toe before she was seen paddle boarding. According to her Instagram, Lindsay Lohan headed to Thailand for a week, after she had been in Dubai for a family visit. The 30-year-old-actress had already announced that she is studying Islam and the Quran. She stated that she has found peace in it, saying that no one can convert to a new religion...
  • Now Lindsay Lohan wears a BURKINI: Mean Girls star hits the beach in modest swimwear [tr]

    04/05/2017 12:28:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2017 | Staff
    She has been sharing swimsuit snaps from her latest sunny getaway. But Lindsay Lohan - who has recently been studying Islam - opted for a Burkini as she set out for a paddleboarding session in Phuket, Thailand last week. The two-piece ensemble covered the 30-year-old Mean Girls actress head-to-toe as she got to grips with a large board on the beach before venturing out into the water.
  • Top Abraaj executives arrested on U.S. fraud charges

    04/11/2019 9:25:54 PM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 April 2019 | Brendan Pierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The chief executive and a managing partner of the collapsed Dubai private equity firm Abraaj Capital Ltd were arrested on U.S. charges that they defrauded their investors, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a federal prosecutor said on Thursday. Abraaj founder and Chief Executive Arif Naqvi was arrested in the United Kingdom last Friday, while managing partner Mustafa Abdel-Wadood was arrested at a New York hotel on Thursday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Griswold said at a hearing in Manhattan federal court. Abdel-Wadood appeared at the hearing and pleaded not guilty to securities fraud, wire fraud...
  • Dubai Airport Gold Fever (yours for the taking)

    04/01/2019 10:47:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | April 1, 2019 1:30 pm | Kane
    Dubai Airport. Gold Fever. Take Me If You Can. Free gold bar........IF you can get it out................. Video at link..................
  • Princess Sheikha Latifa tried to flee Dubai. She left a video to prove it

    03/10/2019 9:38:02 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 10, 2019 | Kim Hjelmgaard
    It's not what you expect a modern-day princess to say. "My name is Latifa bint al-Maktoum," the statement to the camera begins. "My father is the leader of Dubai" and "I am making this video because it could be the last one I make. Pretty soon I am going to be leaving – somehow." Less than a minute later in the video, which was uploaded to YouTube in March last year, Latifa, 33, known for her love of skydiving above Dubai, a glitzy modern state in the United Arab Emirates federation and close ally of the United States on the...
  • Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

    02/24/2019 2:41:39 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 02/24/19 | JULHAS ALAM
    A flight bound for Dubai from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, made an emergency landing Sunday in Chittagong, Bangladesh, after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The Bangladeshi suspect asked to speak to the country’s prime minister before dying from injuries in an exchange of gunfire with military commandos, officials said. The flight, operated by state-run Biman Bangladesh Airlines, took off from Dhaka at 4:35 p.m. for the trip to Dubai via Chittagong. The pilot made the emergency landing in Chittagong about 40 minutes later, after a crew member reported “suspicious behavior” by the man, said Rezaul Karim, an...
  • Airbus’s Flagship Plane May Be Too Big To Be Profitable (A380 ‘Super-Jumbo’)

    12/28/2014 9:50:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Manchester Guardian via Business Insider ^ | Dec. 28, 2014, 10:38 AM | Karl West
    Tom Enders stared at the phone on his desk as it began to ring. The Airbus boss had been expecting a call to his office in Toulouse. It was Tim Clark, chief executive of Dubai-based airline Emirates, the biggest buyer of the planemaker’s A380 “superjumbo”. Clark was angry. He wanted to know why Airbus finance director Harald Wilhelm had just raised the prospect of the death of the A380. The aircraft cost $25 billion (£16 billion) to develop, but it has struggled to chalk up the large orders Airbus had envisioned, at $440 million each. So far, it has just...
  • End of the superjumbo: Airbus is giving up on the A380

    02/13/2019 10:23:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    cnn ^ | 12:48 AM ET, Thu February 14, 2019 | Jethro Mullen,
    The European plane maker said Thursday that it will stop delivering A380s in 2021 after Dubai-based airline Emirates slashed its orders for the huge jetliner. The A380, the world's largest airliner, first took to the skies 14 years ago. But Airbus' giant bet that airlines would need lots of extra-big planes to fly passengers between major airport hubs didn't pay off as the company had hoped. The company has delivered 234 of the superjumbos to date, less than a quarter of the 1,200 it predicted it would sell when it first introduced the double-decker aircraft.
  • Dubai Airport says it is the world's busiest for international travel for a fifth year [tr]

    01/28/2019 1:40:38 PM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2019 | Jennifer Newton
    Dubai International Airport has revealed it remains the world's busiest for international travel. The Middle Eastern hub said it retained its top global spot for 2018 after serving the largest number of passengers for the fifth year in a row - despite falling short of its target. Traffic at the major transit airport rose slightly to 89.15 million passengers, up just over one per cent on the number who used the airport in 2017, it said in a statement
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 12/25/2018 Christmas Newsdump Edition

    12/25/2018 3:28:08 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/25/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump and the First Lady taking phone calls from children as part of the "Santa Tracker" program of NORAD on Christmas Eve as Santa made his way to the USA to deliver presents. Early elections have been called in Israel. April 9th is the date. Elections could have been delayed until November of next year, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the call saying it was difficult to pass laws.... Turbulence on Wall Street in the shortened Christmas Eve session...... A federal judge ruled Monday that North Korea should be paying over 501 million dollars to the family of...
  • Norwegian Air Boeing 737MAX 8 ‘Stuck’ In Iran

    12/14/2018 1:24:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Aviation Analyst ^ | December 14, 2018 | Alex Macheras
    Much like many brand new commercial aircraft, Boeing’s 737 Max’s entry-into-service hasn’t been the smoothest — and the latest incident (in what is a string of 737 Max related events) took place earlier this morning, with a brand new Norwegian Air jet. Flying from Dubai (DXB) to Oslo (OSL), Norwegian Air’s two-month-old Boeing 737 MAX 8 encountered engine trouble, and following around 20 minutes of flying at its cruising altitude of 32,000ft…the newly built American jet initiated an emergency descent to Shiraz International Airport, located in south-central Iran. Before its landing, the aircraft circulated several times over the region, after...
  • Chinese armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields

    10/03/2018 4:18:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | JON GAMBRELL and GERRY SHIH
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — High above Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned onto a small street and stopped, waiting for another vehicle in its convoy to catch up. Seconds later, the SUV exploded in flames, killing Saleh al-Samad, a top political figure. The drone that fired that missile in April was not one of the many American aircraft that have been buzzing across the skies of Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. It was Chinese.. Across the Middle East,...
  • An engineering firm wants to tow icebergs thousands of miles from Antarctica(trunc)

    09/08/2018 2:57:42 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 56 replies
    Business Insider / MSN ^ | 9/8/2018 | Jeremy Berke
    A Dubai-based engineering firm wants to tow icebergs from Antarctica to Dubai in order to provide the city with a reserve of fresh drinking water. The firm will use satellite imagery to select candidate icebergs. It's eyeing icebergs that are between 2,000 and 7,000 feet long, and weigh around 100 million tons. But the plan is short on details: the firm doesn't know exactly how it will get the icebergs to Dubai, or how the icebergs will be stored. What do you do if you're a fast-growing city in the desert with lots of thirsty people and little freshwater reserves?...