Second Westerner Claims Torture in Dubai

A United States citizen has alleged that police in Dubai tortured him, just one month after a British tourist died in prison in Dubai, apparently due to a severe beating. The American man, 30-year-old Adam Foster, admitted to stealing police handcuffs but said his confession was extracted by force. Foster spoke to CNN from Dubai, […]

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Middle East Round Up: April 20

UAE to Iran: Butt Out! Iran should reconsider its policies in the region and respect the unity of Gulf countries, UAE foreign minister Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. “Iran should reconsider its policies in the region,” Al Nahyan, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Gulf Cooperation Council, […]

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Gulf Arab Ministers Try to Buy Quiet With Aid Dollars

Foreign ministers from the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council pledged $20 billion in financial aid in Bahrain and Oman on Thursday, the Associated Press reports. Growing protests in Bahrain and Oman have shaken the other members of the GCC, raising concerns the political earthquake rocking the Middle East will affect key OPEC members. Global oil prices […]

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Dishonest Reporter Award 2010

Other than the collapse of peace talks, this year’s biggest Mideast story was understood in shorthand. The Flotilla. Basing its international legitimacy on unfounded claims of a humanitarian crisis, the Free Gaza Movement organized a number of attempts to break the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza by sea. In the past, Israel had allowed individual small […]

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Explosives Headed to Chicago found in Dubai

WASHINGTON – A package containing explosive materials was intercepted in Dubai on its way from Yemen to a Chicago Jewish institution, and authorities in London were investigating a suspicious package in England as part of a terror probe that spanned three continents, officials said Friday. U.S. officials said they were increasingly confident that the packages […]

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In Mideast, Bet on a Strong Horse

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online February 16, 2010 The violence and cruelty of Arabs often perplexes Westerners. Not only does the leader of Hizbullah proclaim “We love death,” but so too does, for example, a 24-year-old man who last month yelled “We love death more than you love life” as he crashed his car […]

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