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  • A storm dumps record rain across the desert nation of UAE and floods Dubai's airport

    04/17/2024 6:52:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 04 17 2024 | JON GAMBRELL
    The desert nation of the United Arab Emirates attempted to dry out Wednesday from the heaviest rain ever recorded there after a deluge flooded out Dubai International Airport, disrupting flights through the world's busiest airfield for international travel. The state-run WAM news agency called the rain Tuesday “a historic weather event” that surpassed “anything documented since the start of data collection in 1949.” That's before the discovery of crude oil in this energy-rich nation then part of a British protectorate known as the Trucial States. Rain also fell in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. However, the rains were acute...
  • The Mysterious and Unsolved Disappearance of the World's Most Expensive Car

    04/01/2024 10:25:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Marca ^ | 04/03/2024 | Carlos Espinosa
    Type 57 SC Atlantic disappeared back in 1938The upcoming auction of a Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Recreation by RM Sotheby's in Dubai has sparked immense interest due to its ties to an elusive piece of automotive history. This particular model pays homage to the original Type 57 SC Atlantic, one of the rarest and most iconic cars ever produced. Ettore Bugatti crafted only four of these masterpieces between 1936 and 1938, each embodying the pinnacle of automotive engineering and design at the time. The body of the original Atlantic was the brainchild of Jean Bugatti, Ettore's son, featuring revolutionary 'Art...
  • Startup sparks fury for shipping 100,000-year-old Arctic ice to chill cocktails in Dubai

    03/01/2024 2:51:18 PM PST · by billorites · 72 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 1, 2024 | Snejana Farberov
    Greenland start-up is being accused of doing titanic damage to the environment by shipping ice from glaciers over 100,000 years old to be used in cocktails served at high-priced bars in Dubai. Arctic Ice, which started this year, touts its product as the “oldest and purest” ice in the world as it is harvested from icebergs in Greenland — a distance of more than 4,730 miles from the Middle Eastern megalopolis. Though the makers say they hope to highlight global warming’s effects on ice sheets with the their business model — and even stop sea levels from rising — the...
  • Tucker Carlson Dismisses Putin Assassination Claims: 'Every Leader Kills'

    02/13/2024 8:53:07 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 116 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/13/2024 | Jon Jackson
    Tucker Carlson defended on Monday his decision not to question Russian President Vladimir Putin about allegations that the Kremlin has ordered assassinations of political dissidents. "Every leader kills people. Some kill more than others," the former Fox News host said. His comments came during a discussion at the World Government Summit in Dubai that touched upon his interview last week with the Russian leader. The interview, taped on February 6 and aired two nights later, has made international headlines for numerous statements made by Putin, including his supposed rationale for invading Ukraine. During the Dubai summit, Egyptian journalist Emad el-Din...
  • Pentagon and SpaceX Respond to Reports of Russia Using Starlink

    02/09/2024 4:52:17 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 9 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Feb. 9, 2024 | Yevgeny Kuklychev
    "The military writes that the occupiers have Starlink with licensed accounts," Andriy Tsaplienko, a Ukrainian journalist, said on his Telegram channel ... "They began to deliver Starlink en masse, via Dubai, accounts are activated, they work in the occupied territories" ... "SpaceX does not do business of any kind with the Russian Government or its military," the statement said. "Starlink is not active in Russia, meaning service will not work in that country. SpaceX has never sold or marketed Starlink in Russia, nor has it shipped equipment to locations in Russia. If Russian stores are claiming to sell Starlink for...
  • The world is better seen from Dubai than from Davos; The Gulf state city shows that globalisation isn’t so much dying as moving east (barfy alert)

    01/21/2024 5:35:34 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 10 replies
    Financial Times ^ | January 19, 2024 | Janen Ganesh
    People with a liking for white furniture. Children in designer wear. Social media hotel-gym reviewers called things like Brianna. People who eat at Nobu on a non-ironic basis. Paulo Coelho readers. There is a prejudice about the crowd that Dubai attracts. I won’t pretend, during a trip here this week, not to have seen them at all. But the visit has been a better education in global affairs than was available in Davos over the same time. A landlocked town in a landlocked nation is a damn fool place to host the World Economic Forum. As the Houthis are giving...
  • Dubai's dark side: Top lawyer warns women of 'scary' dangers of heading to the UAE to marry rich men - as females flaunt their luxury lives with designer bags, clothes and supercars in the Middle East

    01/11/2024 1:19:07 PM PST · by libh8er · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1.11.2024 | Aidan Radnedge
    British wives boasting of luxury new lives funded by millionaire husbands in Dubai have been warned they risk being dumped homeless on the streets at any moment. Experts have revealed a surge in complaints from not only women but also men betrayed and dumped by wealthy partners after upping sticks for the Middle East. The alert comes amid a TikTok and Instagram trend of UK women sharing footage of spending sprees in the United Arab Emirates after wedding wealthy husbands. It comes as Mail Online reported on an influx of expats pampered by rich partners, enjoying days filled with shopping...
  • Billion-Year-Old Black Diamond Rumored To Be “From Space” Up For Auction

    02/04/2022 12:48:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | February 04, 2022 | Dr. Alfredo Carpineti
    The largest cut diamond in the world is about to go up for auction. The extraordinary jewel, nicknamed "The Enigma" is a billions-year-old Fancy Black diamond that is rumored to originate from space. According to the auction house, the stone is a carbonado black diamond, which are extremely rare, occur naturally, and usually date from 2.6 to 3.8 billion years old. It contains nitrogen and hydrogen but also a mineral called osbornite usually found in meteorites, which suggests an outer space connection. What that connection is exactly is unclear, however. Extraterrestrial diamonds from meteorites are tiny, usually nano-sized. This diamond...
  • Blood boiler: Daniel Ortega's role in organizing U.S. migrant crisis is bigger than thought

    12/30/2023 8:11:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/23 | Monica Showalter
    Is the migrant crisis plaguing the U.S. just the spontaneous movement of the globe's peoples to the U.S. ... or the work of an evil little banana-republic dictator plotting to take down the U.S.? Based on a new report from Agence France-Presse, which ran on the Voice of America's website, it actually looks like the latter: … analysts say that the government of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, a longtime nemesis of the United States, has deliberately made it easier for migrants to bypass the Darien by flying straight into his country and then heading north overland. Manuel Orozco, a migration...
  • Record-breaking oil production from the US has left OPEC with its lowest crude market share in nearly a decade

    12/14/2023 7:16:28 PM PST · by Round Earther · 47 replies
    Markets Insider ^ | 12/14/23 | Phil Rosen
    Huge volumes of US oil production, as well as output from Brazil and Guyana, have eaten away at the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies' command of global crude flows, with the energy cartel's market share dropping to its lowest mark in nearly a decade, according to the International Energy Agency. In its oil report covering data up to December 2023, the IEA said OPEC+'s market share had fallen to 51% in 2023. It hasn't been that low since the group expanded to include additional allies in 2016, the Paris-based firm said. "Record-breaking supply from the United States,...
  • Iran attacks US, seeks release of $6 billion from Qatar

    12/04/2023 4:33:18 AM PST · by bert · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/04/2023 | Seth J Frantzman
    Iran also claims the US is holding the UN Security Council hostage to prevent wider condemnation of Israel’s war against Hamas. Iran’s foreign ministry slammed the US in a series of statements on Monday. The Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani claimed the US is now a party to the war in Gaza because the US has supplied Israel with munitions. Iran also claims the US is holding the UN Security Council hostage to prevent wider condemnation of Israel’s war against Hamas. Iran backs Hamas and has had meetings with Hamas leadership since October 7. Iran also backs militias in...
  • AP: Pentagon says a US warship, commercial ships attacked in Red Sea. Houthis claim attacking 2 ships

    12/03/2023 9:02:23 AM PST · by RandFan · 21 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 3 | BY JON GAMBRELL
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An American warship and multiple commercial ships came under attack Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said. Yemen’s Houthi rebels later claimed attacks on two ships they described as being linked to Israel, but did not acknowledge targeting a U.S. Navy vessel. The attack potentially marked a major escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast linked to the Israel-Hamas war. “We’re aware of reports regarding attacks on the USS Carney and commercial vessels in the Red Sea and will provide information as it becomes available,” the Pentagon told The Associated...
  • Meanwhile in Munich

    12/02/2023 4:15:14 PM PST · by cabojoe · 17 replies
    X ^ | 12-02-2023 | Ryan Maue
    Private jets in Munich on the way to Dubai global warming conference are literally frozen on the runway, which has turned into a glacier.
  • Al Gore Slams COP28 Climate Summit Host UAE, Says Its Emissions Soared

    12/03/2023 8:10:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    US News ^ | December 3, 2023 | By Valerie Volcovici
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Climate advocate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on Sunday slammed the UAE - host of the COP28 climate summit - saying its position as overseer of international negotiations on global warming this year was an abuse of public trust. The comments, made to Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the conference in Dubai, reflected skepticism among some delegates that COP28 President Sultan al-Jaber, head of the UAE's national oil company ADNOC, can be an honest broker of a climate deal. "They are abusing the public's trust by naming the CEO of one of...
  • Kamala Harris Pleads ‘We Have to Revitalize the Palestinian Authority’

    12/03/2023 6:31:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/03/2023 | Simon Kent
    Vice President Kamala Harris spoke of a post-conflict Gaza built around a revitalized Palestinian Authority (PA) with its own security forces “strengthened” as she entered a round of diplomatic talks with Arab leaders on Saturday. Speaking at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, she also cautioned Israel to do more to protect Palestinian civilians from the “devastating” bombardment.
  • Kamala Harris Attacks Israel Over Hamas War: “Too Many Innocent Palestinians Have Been Killed”

    12/02/2023 1:10:59 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 80 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 2, 2023 | Kristinn Taylor
    Kamala Harris attacked Israel over its conduct of the war with Hamas in Gaza in remarks made Saturday at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, saying, “too many innocent Palestinians have been killed.” The criticism comes as the Biden administration is facing enormous political pressure by the Hamas wing of the Democratic Party with reports of Arab Muslims and progressives in swing states including Michigan saying they will not vote for Biden-Harris in the 2024 election because of the administration’s support for Israel. Biden went through a struggle session with Arab Muslims at the White House on October 26 in...
  • Global Warming Alert! Private Jets Headed To Global Warming Conference “Literally Frozen On Runway” In Munich Germany

    12/02/2023 8:50:26 AM PST · by Kaiser8408a · 19 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/02/2023 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The themesong for the global warming conference in Dubai is Sam Cooke’s Wonderful World. Since mostly they don’t believe in science or economics. Just the thrill of government control. While world leaders spoke at a ‘global warming’ conference in Dubai, located in the heart of the Arabian Desert, discussing the usual: banning gas stoves, cow farts, and petrol-powered vehicles, a powerful snowstorm grounded all flights at Munich Airport in Germany. “Private jets in Munich on the way to Dubai global warming conference are literally frozen on the runway, which has turned into a glacier,” said Ryan Maue, a meteorologist and...
  • Harris to attend UN climate summit in Dubai in Biden’s absence

    11/29/2023 1:25:50 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/2023 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Vice President Harris will attend a major United Nations climate summit in Dubai this week, the White House said Wednesday, serving as the leading representative from the Biden administration after the president opted to skip this year’s gathering. Harris will be in Dubai on Friday and Saturday for the the conference known as COP28, her office said. The event will include a World Leaders Summit, where heads of state were invited to speak about climate change.
  • Biden to skip UN climate summit amid Israel-Hamas war: report

    11/27/2023 6:48:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/27/2023 | Allie Griffin
    President Biden will skip the United Nations climate summit that kicks off Thursday in Dubai amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, a report said Sunday. Biden, who just weeks ago called climate change “the ultimate threat to humanity,” will not be among the leaders of nearly 200 countries who will attend the two-week event, known as COP28, a White House official told the New York Times. The official who asked to remain anonymous to discuss the president’s plans did not provide a reason for his absence, but senior aides told the publication that Biden has been preoccupied with...
  • EXCLUSIVE: College professor Loay Alnaji is named as the pro-Palestinian 'who killed Jewish protestor Paul Kessler' when rival rallies clashed in California

    11/08/2023 2:41:56 PM PST · by DFG · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/08/2023 | JOSH BOSWELL and MARTIN GOULD
    The man who police have questioned in relation to the death of a Jewish man during a clash with pro-Palestinian protestors is a 50-year-old college professor, can reveal. Loay Alnaji, who teaches computer science at Ventura Community College in California, allegedly hit Paul Kessler with a megaphone knocking him to the ground. Police raided his home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Moorpark, California, on Sunday evening, we have learned. ‘My husband was getting home from Costco when he saw a SWAT team, six cops with rifles and full gear. Their vehicles were not police cars, they were unmarked,’ neighbor...