Tag: United Arab Emirates

Passengers look at a departure board at Miami International Airport on January 26, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Northeast coast airports are canceling thousands of flights as a major winter storm hits the North East U.S. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Pilots: NeverTrump Airline Group Might Be Foreign Agent, Could Violate Federal Law

Lobbyists for the U.S. Travel Association, led by prominent NeverTrumpers, descended on the nation’s capital last month to persuade lawmakers. American pilots accuse U.S. Travel of trying to keep President Trump from enforcing trade deals that support his America First agenda, and question whether the group might even be unregistered foreign agents in violation of federal law.

Obama State Dept Official Who Aided Dossier Author Was Key Player in Dubai Ports Scandal

NEW YORK — Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing and exchanging information with the author of the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, headed a firm that helped the company owned by the United Arab Emirates government in its controversial failed bid to take over some terminal operations at numerous major American ports.

In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, photo, Yemeni militiamen allied to the country's internationally recognized government prepare to climb a mountain in the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's conflict, which began as a civil war in 2014 and escalated into a regional proxy fight, drags on today. Winning the hardscrabble terrain takes time and costs dearly, only exacerbating the country's humanitarian crises and making a war that's seen over 10,000 people killed last that much longer. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Senior Yemeni Commander Claims Government Is Winning the Civil War

General Nasser al-Dhaybani, a senior commander for Yemen’s internationally recognized but deposed government, predicted in an interview with Sky News on Monday that the government is winning the brutal four-year Yemeni civil war, and could recapture the capital city of Sanaa from Iran-backed Houthi insurgents very soon.

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UAE Judoka Refuses to Shake Hands of Israeli Who Beats Him

A judoka from the United Arab Emirates refused to shake the hand of the Israeli rival who defeated him at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam judo tournament Friday, a day after the UAE refused to play the Israeli national anthem or fly the Israeli flag for medal-winning Israeli athletes at the competition.

Jewish American Leaders Snub Qatar’s Attempts to Woo Them

TEL AVIV – Jewish leaders in the U.S. have slammed Qatar’s attempts to woo the Jewish community by arranging meetings this week with high-level officials – including the emir and crown prince himself – on the basis that the Gulf state continues to be the chief backer of Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

Palestinian women take part in a rally of Hamas supporters to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movements creation and to ask for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014 in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

UAE on Path to Replace Qatar as Main Financial Source for Gaza Strip

TEL AVIV — Financial support from Qatar to various projects in the Gaza Strip has been significantly reduced since the beginning of the crisis in relations between Qatar and the Gulf states, leaving a vacuum that has begun to be filled in the last several weeks by the United Arab Emirates, Arab media has reported.