February 10, 1996 |
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 |
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.
October 3, 1991 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.
August 2, 2010 |
Citing concerns that terrorists and criminals could exploit telecommunications traffic in the Arab world's financial hub, the United Arab Emirates said Sunday that it would suspend e-mail and Web browsing on BlackBerry services beginning in October. Shortly after the UAE's announcement, media reports quoted officials in Saudi Arabia as saying the kingdom would take similar steps to restrict features on the popular BlackBerry smartphones. The decisions could affect up to 1 million BlackBerry users in the region and possibly upset networking for businesspeople and tourists.