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ISIS fueling soldiers with drug that makes them feel unstoppable

ISIS has allegedly been supplying it's militants with a drug that makes them feel unstoppable. The drug Captagon creates an euphoric state where the user feels no pain, unbelievable strength and will not sleep for days.

1,000 Saudi Shiites demand release of death row activists

Dubai - About 1,000 members of Saudi Arabia's Shiite minority gathered at a mosque Friday to demand the release of activists on death row, including one aged 17 when he was arrested, a resident said.

Op-Ed: John Kerry visits UAE and promises joint action on Libya

Abu Dhabi - United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, met on November 23 with United Arab Emirates(UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Kerry will visit Israel and Palestine as well.

UAE channels oil money into alternative energy

Abu Dhabi - Rising from the desert outside Abu Dhabi, Masdar city is laying the groundwork for when the United Arab Emirates' oil wells run dry.Driverless electric cars shuttle between energy-saving buildings topped with arrays of solar panels.

Jihadist Al-Murabitoun group claims Mali hotel attack: Jazeera

Dubai - The jihadist group Al-Murabitoun claimed that its forces had carried out the attack on a hotel in the Malian capital Friday that has left more than 27 people dead.

Op-Ed: Daughter of Canadian imprisoned in UAE wants Trudeau's help

Abu Dhabi - Salim Alaradi was among 10 business men detained by UAE authorities in August and September of last year. Human Rights Watch asked UAE authorities to investigate accusations from three former detainees that they were tortured by state security officers.

Op-Ed: UN envoy Leon may not take high-paying job in UAE

New York City - There are signs that UN Special Envoy for Libya, Bernardino Leon may be reconsidering his acceptance of a high-paying job as head of a diplomatic college in the UAE.

Op-Ed: UAE illegally shipped arms to Libya to support CIA-linked Haftar

Abu Dhabi - The UN Special Envoy to Libya became involved in conflict of interest after he was offered a high-paying job by the UAE while still a supposedly impartial head of dialogue talks to forge a peace agreement between the two rival Libyan governments.

War on IS needs 'boots on ground': U.S. air force secretary

Dubai - The air campaign against the Islamic State group has made progress in degrading the jihadist organisation but will not be enough without local boots on the ground, the US air force secretary said on Tuesday.

Pacquiao arrives in Dubai for weekend PBA game against Alaska

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao arrived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates late Monday to prepare for his Mahindra Enforcers (formerly Kia Sorento) Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) team for a game against Alaska Aces at the Al Wasl Sports Club.

Saudi blogger Badawi, a fighter for free speech

Dubai - Saudi blogger Raif Badawi -- sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam and winner of the Sakharov prize -- is a known passionate fighter for free speech.

Reporting rape means prison time for women in UAE

When Marte Deborah Dalelv reported being raped by a work colleague during a 2013 visit to Dubai, UAE, she expected that her attacker would be brought to justice. Instead, the Court convicted her of unlawful sexual relations between Muslims (Zina).

Hajj stampede death toll tops 2,000: foreign figures

Dubai - The death toll from last month's hajj stampede has topped 2,000, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage's history by far.

Nearly 2,000 died in hajj stampede: Foreign data

Dubai - The death toll from last month's hajj stampede has risen to at least 1,958, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it the deadliest incident in the pilgrimage's history.

Manny Pacquiao to coach Mahindra Enforcers in Dubai 2015 PH Cup

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao is set to fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Nov. 5 to lead his Mahindra Enforcers PBA team in the 2015 Philippine Cup on Nov. 6-7 at the Al Wasl Sports Club.

Foreign toll figures show hajj tragedy deadliest in history

Dubai - The death toll from last month's stampede at the hajj has risen to at least 1,535, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it the deadliest incident in the pilgrimage's history.

Arab coalition faces new IS foe in Yemen conflict

Dubai - An unprecedented attack on Yemen's government claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group has raised a fresh challenge for the Saudi-led coalition backing the embattled president, analysts say.

Foreign toll in Saudi hajj stampede

Dubai - Saudi authorities have yet to provide a breakdown of the nationalities of the 769 Muslim pilgrims they say were killed in the hajj stampede, but a number of countries have announced the deaths of their citizens.

Hundreds of hajj pilgrims still missing a week after stampede

Dubai - Hundreds of people were still unaccounted for Thursday a week after a hajj stampede killed hundreds more, with national tallies of the dead far exceeding figures provided by Saudi Arabia.

Qaeda chief Zawahiri urges jihadists to unite, confront West

Dubai - Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called for jihadists to close ranks and take the battle to Western cities, especially in the United States, in an Internet audio message posted Sunday.
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