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· April, 2009

Stories about United Arab Emirates from April, 2009

29 April 2009

UAE: Torture video sends shock waves around the world

Last week, a grainy video from 2005 made headlines, shaking up viewers around the globe. The video, first shown on U.S.-based ABC News, showed Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan -...

22 April 2009

MENA: Reflections on Durban II

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech, and the way European Union representatives reacted to it at the United Nations Conference on Racism in Geneva (Durban II), has stirred debates among bloggers...

UAE: Why are Iraqi Gays being Killed?

14 April 2009

Qatar, Dubai: Responding To British Media “Bashing”

In recent weeks reports in the British media about the Gulf states of Qatar, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, have provoked debate amongst bloggers in both places.

5 April 2009

Russia, UAE: Sulim Yamadayev – Dead or Alive?

According to some sources, Sulim Yamadayev, former Chechen rebel commander and former commander of the Russian Vostok ("East") Battalion, was assassinated in Dubai on March 28. According to other sources,...

4 April 2009

Global Job Losses and Returning Migrant Workers

This post focuses on the stories of the unemployed and migrant workers who are returning home to their countries. Job layoffs are perceived by most people as the primary and...