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#United Arab Emirates

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

British man arrives home from UAE after having spy conviction pardoned

Matthew Hedges had been sentenced to life in prison.

# united-arab-emirates - Monday 26 November, 2018

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Sunday 25 March, 2018

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Saturday 16 December, 2017

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Two Irish people have died in Dubai

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

# united-arab-emirates - Friday 23 June, 2017

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Sunday 2 April, 2017

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Monday 13 February, 2017

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Here's how the world's most advanced missile-defence system works USA

# united-arab-emirates - Friday 23 January, 2015

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Sunday 30 November, 2014

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

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

Revenue intercepted the container at Dublin Port yesterday.

# united-arab-emirates - Friday 9 May, 2014

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Saturday 4 January, 2014

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Monday 22 July, 2013

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

Where can we sign up?

# united-arab-emirates - Saturday 6 April, 2013

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Friday 4 January, 2013

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Thursday 22 November, 2012

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Monday 10 September, 2012

# united-arab-emirates - Friday 18 May, 2012

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

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?

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Monday 30 January, 2012

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Thursday 8 September, 2011

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Monday 16 May, 2011

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Thursday 17 March, 2011

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

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.

# united-arab-emirates - Friday 8 October, 2010

UAE and BlackBerry resolve security dispute

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

# united-arab-emirates - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

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’.

# united-arab-emirates - Tuesday 27 July, 2010

THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES may be thought of as one of the merging business centres of the world – but that hasn’t stopped the country from ruling BlackBerries illegal.

The state declared on Monday that the methods in which the smartphones stores data offshore – outside of the jurisdiction of local laws – presents a threat to national security.

Its Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said the devices – which arrived in the country in 2006 – were essentially made illegal under a 2007 law dealing with offshore data storage.

“As a result of how BlackBerry data is managed and stored, in their current form, certain BlackBerry applications allow people to misuse the service, causing serious social, judicial and national security repercussions,” it said.

The decision – which will likely go down like a lead balloon with the local business industry, and indeed with international travellers visiting Dubai and Abu Dhabi – follows a squabble between the UAE and the BlackBerry’s manufacturer, Research In Motion (RIM), last year.

It will be welcomed by competitors like Apple and Google, however, whose iPhone and Android operating systems do not fall foul of such laws.

The state-owned mobile network Etisalat last year required local BlackBerry owners to install what it described as an “update” to their handsets’ software.

RIM insisted, however, that the ‘update’ was in fact spy software allowing the operator – and the government – to access private data, and issued instructions on how to remove the software.

The UAE operates one of the world’s broadest internet censorship routines, banning adult materials, most internet telephony services like Skype, and all web addresses ending with .il – the internet domain of Israel.