United Arab Emirati people http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35206/all en UAE should charge or release Egyptian detainees: HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/uae-should-charge-or-release-egyptian-detainees-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human Rights Watch on Saturday urged authorities in the United Arab Emirates either to charge a group of Egyptians held over suspected links with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood or release them.</p> <p>"If the UAE government can show the Egyptian detainees have engaged in criminal behavior, why hasn't it charged them with a crime," asked Nadim Houry, HRW's deputy Middle East director.</p> <p>"Authorities should stop this shameful practice of arresting people only to hold them without charge for months on end," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/uae-should-charge-or-release-egyptian-detainees-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Emirati people Hospitality Law Politics United Arab Emirati people AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 13:01:13 +0000 5764203 at http://www.globalpost.com UAE tries 94 Islamists over plotting to seize power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/uae-tries-94-islamists-over-plotting-seize-power-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The trial of 94 Islamists accused of plotting to seize power in the United Arab Emirates kicked off on Monday in the absence of rights activists and foreign reporters, who were barred from the court.</p> <p>The state security court, part of the Federal Supreme Court, convened in Abu Dhabi to try the activists arrested between March and December last year, the justice ministry said in a statement carried by WAM state news agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/uae-tries-94-islamists-over-plotting-seize-power-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Hospitality Law Middle East Politics United Arab Emirati people AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:16:29 +0000 5773002 at http://www.globalpost.com UAE man jailed 10 months for tweeting on father's trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/uae-man-jailed-10-months-tweeting-fathers-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI (Reuters) - A court in the United Arab Emirates sentenced a man to 10 months in jail on Monday after he tweeted details of the trial of his father and 93 other people accused of plotting to seize power in the Gulf Arab state, an Emirati activist said.</p> <p>Human Rights Watch (HRW) said last week that Abdulla al-Hadidi was arrested on March 21 on charges of publishing "in bad faith" false details of a public trial session on the Internet.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/uae-man-jailed-10-months-tweeting-fathers-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Hospitality Law Politics Technology United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirati people Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:49:20 +0000 5805888 at http://www.globalpost.com UAE condemns Indian to death for raping young girl http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/uae-condemns-indian-death-raping-young-girl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A UAE court on Monday sentenced to death a 57-year-old Indian man convicted of raping a seven-year-old girl at an Abu Dhabi school, the victim's family lawyer told AFP.</p> <p>A lower court in Abu Dhabi court found the Indian man guilty of raping the girl at a school cafeteria where he was employed and of "threatening to kill" her if she reported the attack, lawyer Hussein al-Jaziri said. </p> <p>The ruling, which must still be confirmed by the courts of appeals and cassation, will "give hope to the victim and her family that justice has been achieved," said the lawyer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/uae-condemns-indian-death-raping-young-girl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abu Dhabi Asia Disaster Law United Arab Emirati people AFP Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:03:20 +0000 5896674 at http://www.globalpost.com UAE grants citizenship to 500 children with foreign fathers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131128/uae-grants-citizenship-500-children-foreign-fathers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UAE grants citizenship to 500 children with foreign fathers</p> <p>DUBAI, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed on Thursday granted citizenship to 500 children of Emirati women who are married to foreigners, local news agency WAM reported.</p> <p>The report said these women met the conditions to obtain citizenship for their dependents. Under Emirati law, which is based on a mixture of Islamic Sharia and French-Egyptian civil law, children of Emirati female nationals usually adapt automatically the citizenship of the father.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131128/uae-grants-citizenship-500-children-foreign-fathers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirati people Xinhua News Agency Thu, 28 Nov 2013 21:16:48 +0000 6003139 at http://www.globalpost.com UAE jails American over video mocking Dubai teens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131223/uae-jails-american-over-video-mocking-dubai-teens-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A UAE court jailed on Monday an American and four other men for one year after they made a YouTube video that mocked Dubai teenagers, The National daily reported.</p> <p>Shezanne Cassim, a 29-year-old from Minnesota, has been held since April after being charged with endangering the security of the United Arab Emirates under a cybercrimes law.</p> <p>He was also fined 10,000 dirhams ($2,725).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131223/uae-jails-american-over-video-mocking-dubai-teens-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Satwa Asia Technology United Arab Emirati people AFP Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:15:54 +0000 6027669 at http://www.globalpost.com UAE jails American over video mocking Dubai teens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131223/uae-jails-american-over-video-mocking-dubai-teens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A UAE court jailed on Monday an American and four other men for one year after they made a YouTube video that mocked Dubai teenagers, The National daily reported.</p> <p>Shezanne Cassim, a 29-year-old from Minnesota, has been held since April after being charged with endangering the security of the United Arab Emirates under a cybercrimes law.</p> <p>He was also fined 10,000 dirhams ($2,725).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131223/uae-jails-american-over-video-mocking-dubai-teens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Satwa Asia Technology United Arab Emirati people AFP Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:15:54 +0000 6027670 at http://www.globalpost.com UAE frees American jailed for YouTube parody video http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/uae-frees-american-jailed-youtube-parody-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI (Reuters) - An American citizen was released from jail in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday after serving nine months for posting a parody video on YouTube, his family said.</p> <p>Shezanne Cassim, 29, was sentenced to a year in prison last month over a 20-minute "mockumentary" video which poked fun at young Emirati men who imitate U.S. hip hop culture.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/uae-frees-american-jailed-youtube-parody-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the United Arab Emirates Fixed exchange rate Technology United Arab Emirati people Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:18:27 +0000 6038993 at http://www.globalpost.com UAE executes Sri Lankan for murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140122/uae-executes-sri-lankan-murder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Sri Lankan man has been executed by firing squad in the UAE emirate of Sharjah for murdering an Emirati man eight years ago, media reported on Wednesday.</p> <p>The 26-year-old man was executed after the victim's family refused an offer of 'blood money', the English-daily Gulf News said. </p> <p>The Sri Lankan had been convicted of deliberately running the Emirati man over with a vehicle in 2006 following a money dispute, the paper said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140122/uae-executes-sri-lankan-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Emirati people Labor Law Social Issues United Arab Emirati people AFP Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:04:14 +0000 6049706 at http://www.globalpost.com