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February 10, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Philippine maid Sarah Balabagan was caned 100 times in a United Arab Emirates prison for stabbing her Gulf Arab employer to death. Philippine Ambassador Roy Seneres said Balabagan "said it was bearable. Embassy officials visited her twice afterward, and there were no marks or bruises or reddening." Seneres said the canings were carried out 20 at a time on five separate days, ending Monday.
June 16, 1990 | From Associated Press
West Germany easily qualified for the second round of the World Cup Friday, beating the United Arab Emirates 5-1. Rudi Voeller's two goals sparked a persistent attack, as the West Germans showed in a 4-1 victory over Yugoslavia in their first game. He and fellow striker Juergen Klinsmann scored late in the first half before K.I. Mubarak scored a surprise goal at the start of the second half, the United Arab Emirates' first-ever goal in the World Cup.
September 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Rulers of the United Arab Emirates were accused in a lawsuit of enslaving tens of thousands of boys over three decades and forcing them to work as jockeys in the popular sport of camel racing. The lawsuit was filed last week by unnamed parents of boys suspected of being abducted, sold and enslaved. They claim more than 30,000 boys may have been victimized and are seeking class-action status.
The parent company of the Carl's Jr. fast-food restaurant chain said Wednesday that it will open its first Middle Eastern outlets in four countries. Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc. said Dariah Management Services Co. has been licensed to open Carl's Jr. restaurants in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt. Dariah, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is one of the largest privately owned catering firms in the Middle East. The first Carl's Jr.
June 10, 1990 | From Associated Press
Colombia struggled for the first half before coming through with South American flair and superb goals by Bernardo Redin and Carlos Valderrama on Saturday to beat the United Arab Emirates, 2-0, in a World Cup first-round game in Group D. Redin ended Colombia's frustration in the 50th minute when he headed home a pinpoint pass from Leonel Alvarez following one of the first smooth Colombian moves in the game.
June 6, 2008 | Ashraf Khalil, Times Staff Writer
Iraqi officials are hoping for a new era in the country's relations with Arab neighbors following the United Arab Emirates' pledge Thursday to send the first Arab ambassador to Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Sheik Abdullah ibn Zayed al Nuhayyan, the UAE's foreign minister, said here that he hoped to establish a full embassy "in the next few days."
November 29, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
OPEC managed Tuesday to agree to an oil production ceiling for the first half of 1990, but the specter of cheating on the quotas arose immediately as the United Arab Emirates announced that it would do as it pleased. The 13 members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries announced after six days of talks that a production limit of 22 million barrels of crude a day would be imposed starting Jan. 1.
May 4, 2008 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
It's A quiet Sunday morning in this city of cacophonous ambition. Construction has yet to hit a deafening pitch, and traffic is still moving. But, as the temperature rises, all sorts of art activity bubbles up in the historic Bastakiya district, a low-lying island of traditional Arabian houses in a sea of modern high-rises.
August 29, 2009 | Associated Press
The United Arab Emirates this month seized a cargo ship bound for Iran with a cache of banned arms from North Korea, the first such seizure since sanctions against North Korea were ramped up, diplomats and officials said Friday. The seizure was carried out in accordance with tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. Diplomats identified the ship as a Bahamian-flagged cargo vessel, the ANL Australia, and said it was carrying rocket-propelled grenades and other arms.
September 14, 2009 | Roger Vincent
A Santa Monica architect known for his high-rise designs is working on what may be the ultimate "spec" building -- a 224-story skyscraper with green ambitions that would be the tallest structure in the world. The tower is envisioned for a man-made island in Abu Dhabi, if leaders of the oil-rich emirate decide they want to make a statement to rest of the world and perhaps one-up neighboring Dubai. A conceptual design for the $3.5-billion project in the United Arab Emirates is under consideration by an Abu Dhabi planning committee, said Tommy Landau, the architect who created the design and is part of an unusual team of U.S. real estate players trying to get the ambitious project launched.
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