Libya conflict: Weapons arriving despite embargo

Concerns are growing in Libya that the forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar may be preparing to renew full-scale fighting, despite a ceasefire that has loosely been in place for three weeks. Analysts say Haftar has received large supplies of weapons from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). On the other side, Turkey has … Read more Libya conflict: Weapons arriving despite embargo

UAE accused of forcing Sudanese to fight in war

A security company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is being accused of deception, after giving jobs to young Sudanese men who say they were then sent to fight in wars. Dozens have managed to return home, but many others are believed to still be in Yemen or Libya. Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from … Read more UAE accused of forcing Sudanese to fight in war

Why is ABU DHABI the great ARABIC POWER? – VisualPolitik EN

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Why did POPE FRANCIS visit ABU DHABI? – VisualPolitik EN

This video is sponsored by Morning Brew. Check out Morning Brew: https://www.morningbrew.com/?utm_source=visualpolitik&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=032819 Religion and politics always go together in the Middle East: the birthplace of Islam. In countries like Saudi Arabia, the whole political system is inspired by Islam. In neighbouring countries like Qatar or United Arab Emirates (where Abu Dhabi or Dubai are), there … Read more Why did POPE FRANCIS visit ABU DHABI? – VisualPolitik EN

Emirates Opens Dubai-Stockholm Route

Sweden’s Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling, has welcomed the opening of a new route between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Dubai. A VIP delegation boarded the inaugural Boeing 777-200LR aircraft flight from Dubai to Stockholm and was welcomed by Dr Björling, Mrs Torborg Chetkovich, President and CEO of Swedavia, and H.E. Sheikha Najla Al Qassimi, Ambassador … Read more Emirates Opens Dubai-Stockholm Route

Groupama First Team into Abu Dhabi in Volvo Ocean Race

On Wednesday 4th January 2012, Groupama were the first team over the finish line in the Volvo Ocean Race, although Team Telefónica were the overall Leg 2 winners. Fireworks lit up the sky to welcome the sailing teams to the United Arab Emirates. Telefónica’s skipper, Spanish Olympic gold medallist Iker Martinez, said: “We can’t be … Read more Groupama First Team into Abu Dhabi in Volvo Ocean Race

Royalty and Celebrities Turn Out at Dubai International Film Festival

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum and actor Tom Cruise strolled along the red carpet on their way to attend the premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” at the opening day of the Dubai International Film Festival. Cruise stopped to pose with his colleagues Anil … Read more Royalty and Celebrities Turn Out at Dubai International Film Festival

Travel: DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba Opens in Jordan

A new DoubleTree by Hilton has opened on the Red Sea marking the first Middle Eastern hotel for the brand. The DoubleTree by Hilton Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates also opened in the same week. DoubleTree by Hilton is a brand of upscale distinctive hotels worldwide. Aqaba is Jordan’s only coastal city … Read more Travel: DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba Opens in Jordan

The Full Paris Communiqué on Libya from the US, UK and France, 19th March 2011

On Saturday 19th March 2011, the following communiqué was issued by world leaders present in Paris to discuss the situation in Libya: At the invitation of President of the French Republic, M. Nicolas SARKOZY, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Mr. José Luis Zapatero, President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, Mrs. … Read more The Full Paris Communiqué on Libya from the US, UK and France, 19th March 2011

Bahrain: Appeal from Bahraini Writers Against Government Crackdown

As a matter of historical responsibility, this is an appeal from the Bahrain Writers Association and Bahrain Pen Center for help in face of mass systematic murder against the unarmed people of Bahrain, demanding legitimate rights for a democratic system which respects their rights. What’s happening in our country since yesterday 15th March is genocide … Read more Bahrain: Appeal from Bahraini Writers Against Government Crackdown

Cheesecake Factory Expands into Middle East

United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will get American-style cheesecake courtesy of a licensing agreement between the Kuwait-based Alshaya group of companies and The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. 22 restaurants will be opened over the next five years. Mohammed Alshaya, Chairman of the retail division of Alshaya said: “We continuously … Read more Cheesecake Factory Expands into Middle East

Horse Racing: Meetings at Gowran Park & Ludlow Abandoned

European horse racing has been once again hit by cold weather today as the meetings at Gowran Park, Ireland, and Ludlow, UK, have had to be abandoned on Thursday 20th January 2011. Ludlow fell to a heavy frost, and failed to pass an inspection at 09:30am, while, over the Irish Sea, Gowran Park was called … Read more Horse Racing: Meetings at Gowran Park & Ludlow Abandoned

Horse Racing: Meydan Tips, Thursday 6 January 2011

Horse racing takes place today – Thursday 6th January 2011 – in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) course at Meydan, where six high class flat races are scheduled to take place. Below, Fortuno, The Global Herald’s resident tipster, has made selections for each race at Meydan. Fortuno Tips – Meydan, Thursday 6th January 2011 Please … Read more Horse Racing: Meydan Tips, Thursday 6 January 2011

Sultan Qaboos bin Said to Receive the Queen of United Kingdom

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirate and His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman will both receive The Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh on state visits this November. The British rulers will visit Abu Dhabi between 24th and 25th November, and Muscat between 25th … Read more Sultan Qaboos bin Said to Receive the Queen of United Kingdom