Category Archives: Press Observer

UAE has no room for extremist ideology

A group of 41 suspects have been charged with setting up a terrorist organisation, plotting to overthrow the government of the UAE and planning to set up a Daesh (self-proclaimed ...

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Joint missile defence is target for Gulf Arab countries

NEW YORK // With the dust barely settled after a historic accord to limit Iran’s nuclear programme, the United States has once again begun making the case to its allies ...

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41 to stand trial in UAE on terrorism charges

ABU DHABI // A gang of 41 people will go on trial this month on charges of plotting to overthrow the federal government and replace it with an ISIL-like “caliphate”. ...

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Erdogan U-turn on PKK gives US a problem

Turkish president’s assault maybe designed to boost his nationalist support if he calls snap polls In a startling shift of policy, Turkey has abandoned years of refusing to intervene in ...

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Turkey’s agenda in the fight against Daesh

Erdogan’s hatred for the PKK is clouding his judgement. Kurdish fighters 
have proven to be among the most effective in the fight against Daesh A recent photograph of a clean-shaven ...

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Dubai security chief launches first case under UAE’s new anti-discrimination law

DUBAI // A high-ranking Dubai security chief has launched a criminal complaint against a Saudi writer under the new law against hate crime. Lt Gen Dhahi Khalfan, deputy chief of ...

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Iran must stop meddling in Arab states’ affairs

Tehran will do better if it avoids seeking sectarian advantage from the current confusion in the region Iran ought to learn that its continued interference in its neighbours’ affairs is ...

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UAE says no to hatred and discrimination

Anti-Discrimination Law ensures intellectual and legal framework for direct action against offenders The UAE has taken a major step in standing up for tolerance by introducing an important new law ...

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Country pays rich tributes to Emirati martyr

Al Falasi’s body was brought to the mosque wrapped in the UAE flag, a symbol of his martyrdom, before being taken for burial in Al Qusais Dubai: A large number ...

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Tolerance and harmony at UAE’s core

Law’s perfect timing gives a sense of relief, a feeling of security for residents The first reaction to the historic Anti-Discrimination Law issued by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin ...

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UAE leads by example with new law

It will help secure freedom and dignity of citizens and expatriates alike so that people can live in harmony The UAE has taken a huge step forward in protecting its ...

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Tributes pour in for Emirati officer

Al Falasi died during UAE Armed Forces' role in Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen Dubai: Emotional tributes are pouring in on social media following the martyrdom of an Emirati non-commissioned ...

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UAE supports major projects in Pakistan

UAE grant is being used in development of terrorism-stricken areas and also during natural calamities Dubai: The UAE government, with the help of the Pakistan Army, started the UAE Pakistan ...

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Zayed’s legacy lives on today

Eleven years have passed since Sheikh Zayed, the founder of the country, passed away. In that time, many Emiratis have grown up and many others have been born, none of ...

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Sheikh Zayed’s teachings led to UAE being top world donor

ABU DHABI // Of the many legacies left behind by Sheikh Zayed that has continued to prosper is the country’s foreign aid contribution, an audience at a Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

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Fighting IS in Egypt’s Sinai

  Economic, political, ethnic and cultural dimensions should also be considered to effectively tackle this recurrent terrorist threat in Sinai Sinai, a region so unfortunate in every imaginable aspect, on ...

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UAE provides 86.6m polio vaccines in Pakistan

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has immunised more than 20 million Pakistani children against polio with nearly 87 million vaccines administered as part of the Emirates Polio Campaign till May this ...

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State of fear: Survivors tell of life under Daesh rule

Eski Mosul, Iraq: Inside Daesh’s realm, the paper testifying that you have “repented” from your heretical past must be carried at all times. Many people laminate it just to be ...

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ISIL’s violent war requires a united front

A violent day for the Middle East and Europe and a particularly disturbing day for the Gulf. The attack on tourists in Tunisia, the beheading of a man in France ...

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Extremists have ‘a disturbed craze for religion’, Ramadan Lecture Series hears

ABU DHABI // Extremist movements have no scientific or religious argument to back their violent ideologies, said Dr Usama Sayyid Al Azhari, an adviser to Egypt’s president. The Egyptian religious ...

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