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#United Arab Emirates

From The42 UAE end miserable week by downing Ireland at World T20 qualifier Disappointment

UAE end miserable week by downing Ireland at World T20 qualifier

The hosts of the tournament had also opened their campaign with a loss to Oman on Friday in Abu Dhabi.

From The42 Qatar book first-ever Asian Cup final berth but win marred by sandal-throwing UAE fans Politically Charged This post contains videos

Qatar book first-ever Asian Cup final berth but win marred by sandal-throwing UAE fans

The 2022 World Cup hosts will meet Japan after an ill-tempered semi-final against the tournament hosts.

From The42 Carlow's Eric Molloy set to become first Irish player since 2008 to play in Fifa Club World Cup Irish Abroad

Carlow's Eric Molloy set to become first Irish player since 2008 to play in Fifa Club World Cup

Molloy moved to New Zealand in 2016 from Wexford Youths and currently plays for Team Wellington.

From TheJournal.ie British man arrives home from UAE after having spy conviction pardoned London

British man arrives home from UAE after having spy conviction pardoned

Matthew Hedges had been sentenced to life in prison.

From TheJournal.ie UK 'grateful' after UAE issues pardon to British man it had sentenced to life in prison Matthew Hedges

UK 'grateful' after UAE issues pardon to British man it had sentenced to life in prison

Hedges had been sentenced to life in prison just last week for spying.

From TheJournal.ie British former newspaper editor jailed for 10 years in Dubai for killing wife Francis Matthew

British former newspaper editor jailed for 10 years in Dubai for killing wife

Francis Matthew had faced the possibility of the death penalty for the July 2017 killing of Jane Matthew.

From TheJournal.ie Irish teacher (26) who suffered 3 cardiac arrests in UAE begins to show signs of consciousness GoFundMe

Irish teacher (26) who suffered 3 cardiac arrests in UAE begins to show signs of consciousness

Aisling Brady (26) moved to the Gulf state last year after taking an extended break from her hometown job in Trim, Co Meath.

From TheJournal.ie Two Irish people have died in Dubai United Arab Emirates

Two Irish people have died in Dubai

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said it’s providing consular assistance to the family.

From TheJournal.ie Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours Crisis In The Gulf

Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours

The Qatar-based broadcaster denounced the move as an attack on media freedom.

From TheJournal.ie Large fire breaks out near world's tallest building in Dubai Skyscraper This post contains videos

Large fire breaks out near world's tallest building in Dubai

Luckily, no injuries have been reported.

From The42 Manny Pacquiao asks Twitter followers to pick next opponent Interaction

Manny Pacquiao asks Twitter followers to pick next opponent

The poll had received more than 10,000 votes by Monday morning.

From TheJournal.ie This Cork man took his taxi driver to a theme park because he had never been before Abu Dhabi Doo

This Cork man took his taxi driver to a theme park because he had never been before

And his Abu Dhabi adventure is going viral all over the world.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the world's most advanced missile-defence system works USA
From The42 Shinji Kagawa's struggles continue as he misses decisive penalty in big Asian Cup upset Shock

Shinji Kagawa's struggles continue as he misses decisive penalty in big Asian Cup upset

Japan, the reigning holders, suffered shoot-out defeat to United Arab Emirates.

From TheJournal.ie Disgraced UAE ambassador hit his underpaid staff and called them 'scavengers': tribunal Not Diplomatic At All

Disgraced UAE ambassador hit his underpaid staff and called them 'scavengers': tribunal

New details of the case against Khalid Nasser Rashed Lootah, the former ambassador to Ireland, have emerged.

From TheJournal.ie UAE recalls ambassador who treated his staff 'like slaves' Employment Rights

UAE recalls ambassador who treated his staff 'like slaves'

He was ordered to pay a total of €240,000 to three workers earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State oil refineries hit in latest air strikes Attack

Islamic State oil refineries hit in latest air strikes

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama led the UN Security Council in approving a resolution demanding that countries take action to stem the flow of foreign jihadists to Iraq and Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Not 'foil containers' but in fact 1.1 million illegal cigarettes Smuggled

Not 'foil containers' but in fact 1.1 million illegal cigarettes

Revenue intercepted the container at Dublin Port yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks WHO

Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks

The World Health Organisation is to hold a meeting due to the rising number of cases in several countries.

From TheJournal.ie Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states Trade Mission

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states

Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach and Jobs Minister head to Gulf for 'ambitious' trade mission Year Of Jobs

Taoiseach and Jobs Minister head to Gulf for 'ambitious' trade mission

They will be accompanied by representatives from almost 90 companies, visiting Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

From TheJournal.ie The Dubai diet: Lose weight, get paid gold. Simple. Weight In Gold

The Dubai diet: Lose weight, get paid gold. Simple.

Where can we sign up?

From TheJournal.ie Assad warns of 'instability' across region if regime falls Syria

Assad warns of 'instability' across region if regime falls

Assad has said the fall of his regime would cause a “domino effect” that would lead to years of instability in the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way Mali

United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way

Approval at the UN security council is likely to mean further support for France’s intervention in west Africa.

From TheJournal.ie United Arab Emirates market opens to Irish sheep meat Exports

United Arab Emirates market opens to Irish sheep meat

Last summer the UAE and the Irish government also reached agreements on beef and poultry meat exports from Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man jailed for alleged Dubai taxi romp Dubai

Irish man jailed for alleged Dubai taxi romp

The man and a British woman were accused of removing clothing and fondling each other in the cab.

From TheJournal.ie Asian tourists will need university degree to visit UAE - report UAE

Asian tourists will need university degree to visit UAE - report

Tourists from Asian countries who make up a large chunk of the UAE’s population will need a college degree to stop rampant immigration.

From TheJournal.ie Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants Monkey Business
From TheJournal.ie Man arrested as Revenue seize €450k of heroin at Dublin Airport Seizure

Man arrested as Revenue seize €450k of heroin at Dublin Airport

The drugs were found concealed in a tailored suitcase being carried by a man on a flight from Dubai.

From TheJournal.ie Emirates roll out larger plane on Dublin-Dubai route two months early Airlines

Emirates roll out larger plane on Dublin-Dubai route two months early

The Boeing 777 wasn’t meant to start on the route until July – but Emirates have introduced it early due to major demand.

From The42 Poll: Is Roy Hodgson a good appointment as England manager? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Roy Hodgson a good appointment as England manager?

Do you reckon the ex-United Arab Emirates boss represents a good choice?

From TheJournal.ie GALLERY: Ireland's 20 most improved trading partners in 2011 Trade This post contains images

GALLERY: Ireland's 20 most improved trading partners in 2011

We’ve ranked the countries with which Ireland has the best surplus of exports – and seen where that’s grown in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route Taking Off

Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route

Only three weeks after beginning Dublin flights, Emirates will increase its capacity by over 1700 seats each week.

From TheJournal.ie Emirates to launch direct route from Dublin to Dubai Air Travel

Emirates to launch direct route from Dublin to Dubai

The UAE’s flag-carrier will begin a direct daily route from Dublin to Dubai from January, a move welcomed by the DAA.

From The42 Go east: Maradona takes job with United Arab Emirates club El Diez

Go east: Maradona takes job with United Arab Emirates club

Argentina legend is back on the sidelines for the first time since last summer’s World Cup… with Al Wasl.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter confirms details of Ireland's first visa waiver scheme Tourism

Shatter confirms details of Ireland's first visa waiver scheme

Justice minister Alan Shatter announces the 14 countries to which the visa waiver will apply from July 1.

From TheJournal.ie Six top opposition activists arrested in Bahrain Bahrain

Six top opposition activists arrested in Bahrain

As the struggle in Bahrain continues, the Sunni monarchy uses everything at its disposal to retain power – while Shias are hoping their overwhelming population advantage will bring the leadership to its knees.

From TheJournal.ie Department advises against non-essential travel to Bahrain Irish Abroad

Department advises against non-essential travel to Bahrain

Irish citizens in Bahrain, or intending to travel there, are asked to register online with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

From TheJournal.ie UAE and BlackBerry resolve security dispute Data Protection

UAE and BlackBerry resolve security dispute

Research In Motion reaches an agreement with the Emirates to avoid having the handsets banned from the country.

SAUDI ARABIA has scrappedits decision to ban the BlackBerry smartphone, after the smartphone’s manufacturer struck a deal to use domestic servers to store users’ chat messages – and give the government access to it.

Saudi Arabia joined the United Arab Emirates in declaring last month that the methods used by the popular smartphones in storing data offshore – outside of the jurisdiction of local laws – presented a threat to national security.

Now, however, the phone’s manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) has handed over certain codes to the Saudi authorities that would allow the government to access messages sent using its popular BlackBerry Messenger tool.

The arrangement gives the government access to secure domestic servers on which the messaging data is stored, but only allows the government to view messages sent to and from Saudi BlackBerry owners.

The country’s three mobile networks tested their own inland servers – previously RIM had routed all chat data to its own encrypted servers housed in its native Canada – and found that they abided by local data protection laws.

The threat from the Saudi government, according to opponents of the move, is intended to limit communication between unrelated men and women, which is currently heavily restricted by law.

The United Arab Emirates, however, is more concerns with security protection since the killing of a Hamas leader in Dubai, in which fake Irish passports were used. It says it will not implemented its ban on the handsets until October.

RIM’s woes are not over, however, with the news that the Indian government has raised similar data concerns and is keen to implement its own Saudi-style solution, which would be accessed during ‘times of emergency’.

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